Rick Atchley Musical Mocking Jesus to the Cross

Rick Atchley Musically Mockes Jesus to the Cross because he claims to know what Jesus was thinking: because it intends to MOCK people who resist his effort to "ifiltrate and confiscate" churches God does not let him know that the MOCKING of Jesus was MUSIC intending to so discord Him that He was dumb just like the lambs his Levite helped slaughter without God's approval.

Restoration Forum, 2002

In October, 2002, Rick  Atchley spoke at Restoration Forum XX in Lubbock, Texas, an outgrowth of the original Joplin Unity Summit of 1984.  Among other things he said:

Rick Atchley: What are you going to wind up with if you follow Jesus? You are going to wind up with a cross on your back, aren’t you? Let me just imagine—I don’t think anybody with a cross on their back, about to die, fussed about a piano (much laughter). Did they? That’s not what you talk about when you are on your way to be crucified. When you and I die to self, we can be of the same mind, even when we are not of the same opinion. I think it is a crucial matter we need to get across. Be of the same mind with one another.


Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head,
        and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him,
        and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Matthew 27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
Matthew 27:31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him,
        and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
Empaizō , fut. to be deluded  II. sport in or on, “hōs nebros khloerais e. leimakos hēdonaisE.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois khoroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; “ gumnasiōLuc.Lex.5.
-Prospaizô2. abs., sport, jest3. laugh at, make fun or sport ofsing to the gods, sing in their praise or honour, 2. banter, tous rhêtoras

2 Peter 3 Marks of the End Time Mockers

2 Peter 3:2 That ye may
        be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets,
        and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

That is the CURRICULUM for DISCIPLES who attend the School of the Word and not pagan ceremonial legalism

2 Peter 3:3 ¶ Knowing this first,
        that there shall come in the last days scoffers,
        walking after their own lusts,


-Aristoph. Thes.[947] Let us now devote ourselves to the sports which the women are accustomed to celebrate here, when time has again brought round the mighty Mysteries of the great goddesses, the sacred days which Pauson himself honours by fasting and would wish feast to succeed feast, that he might keep them all holy. Spring forward with a light step, whirling in mazy circles; let your hands interlace, let the eager and rapid dancers sway to the music and glance on every side as they move. - 

Great Goddesses:

Paizo dance, play a game,  4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., Pan ho kalamo phthongapaizôn [played on a reed]Ar.Ra.230 ; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16.5. play amorously, prosallêlous X.Smp.9.2 ; metatinosLXX Ge.26.8 ; of mares, Arist.HA572a30.

-Orgia sacrifices to Aphrodite A.secret rites, secret worship, practised by the initiated, of the Cabeiri and Demeter Achaia, most freq. of the rites of Dionysus, Cogn erdō, rhezō, cf. ergon, orgeōn.
Kukleo whirl round and round, encompass
[959] Chorus Let the chorus sing likewise and praise the Olympian gods in their pious transport. It's wrong to suppose that, because I am a woman and in this temple, I am going to speak ill of men; [966] but since we want something fresh, we are going through the rhythmic steps of the round dance for the first time.

This is prophesied in great Detail in Psalm 41 and especially the Dead Sea Version.  This is the prophecy of Judas whose Judas Bag was "for carrying the mouthpieces of wind instruments."
Augustine's Version of Psalm 41  Augustine also warned about the sexual feelings aroused by music: that's the universal meaning.

illūdo (inl-
I  Neutr., to play at or with any thing, to sport with, amuse one's self with (syn. colludo; cf. ludificor).
1. To scoff or mock at, to make a laughing-stock of, to ridicule (so most freq.): “satis superbe illuditis me,
feminarum illustrium capitibus,”  : illusa pictae vestis inania, rhetorum),
How to use PSALLO to turn captives into WOMEN
Grant, then, forgiveness to the Lydians, and to make sure of their never rebelling against thee, or alarming thee more, send and forbid them to keep any weapons of war, command them to wear tunics under their cloaks, and to put buskins upon their legs,
..........and make them bring up their sons to cithern-playing (Kitharizein), singing (psallein),
..........and shop-keeping (Hucksterism). 
So wilt thou soon see them become women instead of men,
and there will be no more fear of their revolting from thee."
-Kitharizô 1 [kitharis] to play the cithara, phormingi [Apollo] kitharize Il., Hes.; lurêi eraton kitharizôn Hhymn. (so that there can have been no great difference between the kithara, lura, and phorminx ); kitharizein ouk epistatai, of an uneducated person,

-Kithar-isis , eôs, hê, playing on the cithara, Pl.Prt.325e; k. psilê, i.e. without the voice, Id.Lg.669e, cf. Pae.Delph.15; aulêsis kai k. Phld.Mus.p.23 K.

-Arassô ,of any violent impact, with collat. notion of rattling, clanging, as of horses, hoplais, pound in a mortar, strike with a shower of stones.
a). kitharēn strike the lyre, Orph.A.382; humnon, melos, etc., Nonn.D.1.15,440, etc.
2. c. dat. modi, arassein tina oneidesi, kakois, assail with reproaches or threats,
II. Pass., to be dashed against, dash one against the other
Pound in a mortar,holmō a.Nic. Th.508


Acts8:29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
Acts 8:30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said,
        Understandest thou what thou readest?
Acts 8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me?
        And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
Acts 8:32 The place of the scripture which he read was this,
        He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
        and like a lamb dumb before his shearer,
        so opened he not his mouth:
Acts 8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away:
        and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
aeirō , Ep., Ion., and poet.; airō
ai. sēmeion make a signal, X.Cyr.7.1.23; ai. mēkhanēn, in the theatre, Antiph.191.15; so “epi
3. take up and carry or bring,
II. raise up, exalt, “apo smikrou d' an areias megan
esp. of pride and passion, exalt, excite, hupsou ai. thumon grow excited, S.OT914;
7. take away, remove, E.IT1201; hence, kill or destroy, D.H.4.4, J.AJ19.1.3; “polinD.H.6.23.

Latin: plăcĕo , 1. In scenic lang., of players or pieces presented, to please, find favor, give satisfaction: “primo actu placeo, Ter. Hec. prol. alt. 31: cui scenico placenti,fabulas,
Fābŭla ,  tragoediis atque carminibus non a veritate modo, “fabulae!mere stories! stuff! nonsense!
1. Most freq., a dramatic poem, drama, play (syn.: “ludus, cantus, actio, etc.): in full, fabula scaenica,Amm. 28, 1, 4; “or, theatralis,id. 14, 6, 20: “fabula ad actum scenarum composita
That was OUTLAWED for the assembly which as "gathering, assemblying or coming together" identifies the Synagogue which outlawed both preaching and music.
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please [areskō] ourselves.
Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.

A Church of Christ is built upon or EDUCATED BY the Prophets and Apostles: it has all been spoken, validated and written down for our learning.

Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.


G700 areskō ar-es'-ko Probably from G142 (through the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by implication to seek to be so):—please. G142 airō airō


Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
        that we through patience and comfort of the SCRIPTURES might have hope.
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you
        to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, [Theos]
        even the Father of our Lord [Kurios] Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

Acts 8:34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee,
        of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
Acts 8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture,
        and preached unto him Jesus.


Rich Atchley: I figure I’ve got about twenty, twenty-five years of   preaching left. I’m not going to spend them pushing brothers and sisters away. And in my lifetime, brothers and sisters, the walls between our heritage can come down.

There is no ROLE and no DOLE for "preaching" in Rick's patternism which uses the Text only to subvert it: the command is to PREACH the Word by READING the Word. The command to the elders as Pastor-Teachers was to "teach that which has been taught." Rick Atchley is ANTI-LOGOS or the Regulative Principle and since Jesus was God's LOGOS personified that makes Rick ANTI-CHRIST.

Rick Atchley has worked actively and been used by the NACC or the Instrumental group.  There was never any UNION between the Disciples and Churches of Christ: they are built upon different views of authority.  He wants to break down the WALL in HIS church by DRIVING OUT THE OWNERS who will not accept the utterly false and blasphemous teaching that "God commanded Him to impose instruments."

At one time many of the frontier groups had no trouble assemblying together although they were not UNITED into a denomination: it was the Instrumental groups which proved, like Rick Atchley, that they INTENDED not to work for UNITY but to infiltrate and confiscate the property of others so that HE can exercise HIS WILL since the rest of us cannot understand BLACK words on BROWN paper.  Cowardly yielding to what God has always condemned as resourced by SATAN, has spread massive discord of Biblical proportiongs.

Therefore, to inform those who musically mock Jesus even today, we know that the Spirit OF Christ laid out the details of all who MOCK the Written Word of the Living Word.

Isa 53:1 WHO hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground:
        he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him,
        there is no beauty that we should desire him.

Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
        and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
sŭperbĭo , īre, 4, v. n. superbus, I.to be haughty or proud, to take pride in a thin
Rumpo , break, burst, tear, rend, rive, rupture; to break asunder, burst in pieces, force open
II.  Trop., to break, violate, destroy, annul, make void, interrupt,
sacramenti religionem,Liv. 28, 27: “reverentiam sacramenti,Tac. H. 1, 12
constat, agnascendo rumpi testamentum,is made void,
sacra,Verg. A. 8, 110: “carmina,Tib. 2, 3, 20: “novissima verba,Ov. A. A. 1, 539:
I.a tune, song; poem, verse; an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation (cf.: cano, cantus, and canto).
I. In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental
cantus; cf. “also versus, numeri, modi): carmen tuba ista peregit ( = sonus),Enn. Ann. 508 Vahl.: “carmine vocali clarus citharāque Philammon,
barbaricum,id. M. 11, 163.—With allusion to playing on the cithara:
5. A magic formula, an incantation: MALVM, Fragm. XII. Tab. ap. Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 17; cf. “Fragm. XII. Tab. 8, 1, a. ap. Wordsw. Fragm. and Spec. p. 260: polleantne aliquid verba et incantamenta carminum,
carmina vel caelo possunt deducere lunam; “Carminibus Circe socios mutavit Ulixi,

Carmen is the mark of CIRCE the holy harlot.
Circē , Kirkē, the daughter of the Sun and of Perse or Perseis, sister of Æetes, a sea-nymph, distinguished for her magic arts, whose abode, after her flight from Colchis, was said to be in the region of the promontory of Circeii, in Latium,
gramen,” i. e. magical, poisoning, Prop. 2, 1, 53:
grāmen , “prostrati in gramine molli,
prō-sterno , profligo, provolvo).
1. To throw to the ground, to overthrow, subvert, ruin, destroy, carminum studium,Tac. Or 11: se prosternere, to demean or debase one's self, Cic. Par. 1, 14: “prostrata est Philisthaea omnis,Vulg. Isa. 14, 31.—
2. To prostitute, Suet. Caes. 2; id. Tib. 35; id. Calig. 24;
Isaiah 14:29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken:
            for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
Isaiah 14:30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety:
         and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
Isaiah 14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved:
        for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times
mollis , e, adj. Gr. malakos, amalos, mōlus; cf. blēkhros, perh. Lat. mulier (mollior), I.easily movable, pliant, flexible, supple; soft, tender, delicate, gentle, mild, pleasant
A. Tender, delicate, susceptible: “mollibus annis,in tender youth,
2. In a bad sense, soft, effeminate, unmanly, weak (syn. effeminatus): “philosophus tam mollis, tam languidus, tam enervatus,Cic. de Or. 1, 52, 226: “Sabaei,Verg. G. 1, 57: “viri molles, i. e. pathici,Liv. 33, 28; Sen. Ep. 87: “disciplina,effeminate, Cic. Fin. 1, 11, 37: “delicatior ... molliorque ratio,

And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings,
and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink,
rose up to play. Ex.32:6

Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

When the Jews shadow (skia) or system of errors was being threatened, they were looking for Jesus to murder on the opening days of the Feast of Tabernacles which had been a giant fertility ritual with even the most serious elders joining in the dancing, singing, playing and preaching.

Wounded Latin includes: vox , vōcis, f. voco, I.a voice, sound, tone, cry, call.
inclinata ululantique voce canere,” “theatrum ita resonans,

ŭlŭlo , A. Lit.: “canis ululat acute[Dogs]
ulularunt vertice Nymphae
penitusque cavae plangoribus aedes Femineis ululant,
Dindyma sanguineis Gallis,

This is the HALAL "praise" word meaning "to make self vile."  These are the DOGS Paul excludes from worship and the Lusted after Fruits under the Babylonian mother of harlots: these speakers, singers and instrument players are called SORCERERS and they will have their place in the lake of fire.
Gallus  A. Galli , ōrum, m., the priests of Cybele,
resupinati cessantia tympana Galli,Juv. 8, 176.—And satirically (on account of their emasculated condition), in the fem.: Gallae ,
2. (Acc. to II. A., of or belonging to the priests of Cybele; hence, transf.) Of or belonging to the priests of Isis, Gallic: “turma,the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.
Wounded is
H2490 châlal
khaw-lal'  (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one’s word), to begin (as if by an opening-wedge); denominatively (from H2485 ) to play (the flute): defile,break, defile, X eat (as common things), take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

Oppressed H5065 nâgaś naw-gas' A primitive root; to drive (an animal, a workman, a debtor, an army); by implication to tax, harass, tyrannize:—distress, driver, exact (-or), oppress (-or), X raiser of taxes, taskmaster.

Galatians 5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

A. Based on the words Paul uses pointed to the emasculated priests of the mother goddess, Paul intends to CUT OFF the musical performers in the same way the priests were made eunuchs:

, a.ta gennētika, of eunuchs, Ph.1.89: abs., “apokekommenoseunuch, LXXDe.23.1, cf.Luc.Eun.8:—Med., make oneself a eunuch, Ep.Gal.5.12, cf. Arr.Epict.2.20.19.


Chrysostom's Commentary on Galatians:
Galatians 5:1.-"With freedom did Christ set us free; stand fast therefore.115 ."
Ver. 12.
"I would that they which unsettle you would even cut themselves off." And he says well "that unsettle you."
"A man that is heretical after the first and second admonition refuse." (Tit. iii: 10) If they will, let them not only be circumcised, but mutilated.
Where then are those who dare to mutilate themselves; seeing that they draw down the Apostolic curse, and accuse the workmanship of God, and take part with the Manichees? ... But if you will not allow this, why do you not mutilate the tongue for blasphemy, the hands for rapine, the feet for their evil courses, in short, the whole body? For the ear enchanted by the sound of a flute hath often enervated the soul;  and the perception of a sweet perfume by the nostrils hath bewitched the mind, and made it frantic for pleasure .

Catullus,Carmina 63     Notes
Thy timbrel, Mother Cybele, the firstings of thy rite,
And as her tender finger-tips on bull-back hollow rang
She rose a-grieving and her song to listening comrades sang.

"Up Gallae, hie together, haste for Cybele's deep grove,
Hie to the Dindymnean dame, ye flocks that love to rove;
The which affecting stranger steads as bound in exile's brunt
My sect pursuing led by me have nerved you to confront

The raging surge of salty sea and ocean's tyrant hand
As your hate of Venus' [ZOE] hest your
manly forms unmann'd,
Gladden your souls, ye mistresses, with sense of error bann'd.
Drive from your spirits dull delay, together follow ye
To hold of Phrygian goddess, home of Phrygian Cybebe,
Where loud the cymbal's voice resounds with timbrel-echoes blending,
And where the Phrygian piper drones grave bass from reed a-bending,

Where toss their ivy-circled heads with might the Maenades
Where ply mid shrilly lullilooes the holiest mysteries,
Where to fly here and there be wont the she-god's vaguing train,
Thither behoves us lead the dance in quick-step hasty strain."

tympănum , i (collat. form typă-num , Cat. 63, 8 sq.), n., = tumpanon,
I. a drum, timbrel, tambour, tambourine.
A. Esp., as beaten by the priests of Cybele, Lucr. 2, 618; Cat. 63, 8 sq.; Verg. A. 9, 619; Ov. M. 3, 537; 4, 29; 4, 391; id. F. 4, 213; Plaut. Poen. 5, 5, 38; Caes. B. C. 3, 105; Curt. 8, 11, 20; 8, 14, 10; Tac. H. 5, 5, —Also by the Bacchantine females, Ov. M. 11, 17.—Beaten by the Parthians as a signal in battle in place of the tuba, Just. 41, 2, 8.—
B. Trop., a timbrel, etc., as a figure of something effeminate, enervating: “tympana eloquentiae,Quint. 5, 12, 21: “in manu tympanum est,Sen. Vit. Beat. 13, 3.—
elŏquentĭa , ae, f. eloquor,
I. a being eloquent, eloquence, Cic. Part. 23, 79; id. de Or. 1, 5, 19; 1, 32, 146; Quint. 9, 17, 2; 2, 16, 7; Tac. Or. 8, 30 et saep.


Zep 3:8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord,
        until the day that I rise up to the prey:
        for my determination is to gather the nations,
        that I may assemble the kingdoms,

to pour upon them mine indignation,
even all my fierce anger:
for all the earth shall be devoured with the FIRE of my jealousy.

Zep 3:9 For then will
        I turn to the people a pure [holy] language,
        that they may all call upon the name of the Lord,
        to serve him with one consent.

Zep 3:10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia [Egypt] my suppliants,
        even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.

Zep 3:11 In that day shalt thou
        not be ashamed for all thy doings,
        wherein thou hast transgressed against me:

        for then I will take away out of the midst of thee
        them that rejoice in thy pridesŭperbĭa
        and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.

2. Conceit, vanity: “legatos, velut ad ludibrium stolidae superbiae
lūdī^brĭum  I.a mockery, derision, wantonness.
A. A laughing-stock, butt, jest, sport: B. A scoff, jest, sport:

magnĭlŏquus , a, um, adj. magnusloquor,
I.that speaks in a lofty style, sublime: Homerus, Stat. S. 5, 3, 62.—
II. In a bad sense, that speaks in a pompous style, magniloquent, vaunting, boastful: sapientes

săpĭo  high-minded, proud, claiming inspiration like and sophos], sophos , ē, on, A.skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, , Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.)
3. subtle, ingenious en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238

H5947 ‛allı̂yz al-leez' From H5937 ; exultant:—joyous, (that) rejoice (-ing).
H5937 ‛âlaz aw-laz' A primitive root; to jump for joy, that is, exult:—be joyful, rejoice, triumph.

Aliyz (h5947) al-leez'; from 5937; exultant: - joyous, (that) rejoice (-ing).

Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle. Is.22:2

Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn. Is.23:7
mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth. Is.24:8
Upon the land of my people shall come up
thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: Is.32:13

Alez (h5938) aw-laze'; from 5937; exultant: - that rejoiceth.

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. Is.5:14

Jesus was SILENT when He was musically mocked to make Him Dumb before the slaughter as the LEVITES MOCKED him because they were soothsayers-sorcerers PARASITES with instruments to silence the Lambs while the slaughter priest called the HERETIC lifted them up to cut their throats.


Atchley assured his audience that in this postmodern world people don’t get truth propositionally but through experience.

Then how does Rick Atchley get TRUTH and how does he decide which experience or performance COMMUNICATES "that which is written for our learning.

The Imagination of the human heart is only evil continually.

God created all things by His WORD or LOGOS: The Logos is GOD'S Regulative principle.  God breathed (spirit not a person) HIS WORD into Jesus of Nazareth so that He became the LIVING LOGOS.

The Regulative pattern is defined by Jesus

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
        in the name [singular] of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
         and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The Spirit OF Christ defined Rick Atchley in Isaiah where He defines HIS future REST both inclusively and exclusively.
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony:
        if they speak not according to this word,
        it is because there is no light in them.

The Spirit OF Christ defined Tyre as "Lucifer the singing and harp-playing prostitute in the garden of Eden." Rick Atchley will not quote that passage because by claiming to be guided by A spirit he has psychological power over the weak willed.

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