Rick Atchley Pepperdine 2013 Revelation The Seven Churches

Rich Atchly who boasts about imposing instrumental worship on the youth to teach them to leave our movement. That means that he is willing to "infiltrate and divert" other people's property and divert it to those who lust for music when Jesus promises to be with the disenfranchised to rest and learn of Him.

Rick Atchley said that the Holy Spirit told him to preach that sermon saying that "God commanded instrumental praise and we must not be disobedient." Rick also writes about the lack of morality by writing a book about Mount Sinai: he does not know that it was musical idolatry which so devalued the values of the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites to worship the starry host. Don't blame me if you can get degreed at ACU and miss Acts 7.
One writer notes: Has God "given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness?" If he has not, Peter was not telling the truth. If he has, what need is there for further revelation? And yet, if one watches Trinity Broadcasting Network, the Inspiration Channel and similar operations, he cannot avoid noticing how many of the speakers on those programs claim to have a direct revelation from God. They use words somewhat as follows: "The Lord spoke to me" or "The Lord appeared to me in a dream." I wish I could say that only Charismatics or Pentecostals were guilty of deceiving their listeners by pretending to have a direct word from God, but that would not be the case.
        Rich Atchley, the preacher of the Richland Hills Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas, made this completely unscriptural claim:
        "Right there at that spot about 1994 the Holy Spirit said to me in the middle of a sermon,
'that's what you and all preachers like you are doing,
        who haven't for years believed that the worship of God with instruments was wrong.
        But you continue by your silence to let people think it's wrong.
        But you allow the people to be disrupted, and you do so under the plea,
        'Well, we're just maintaining peace.' But that's not peace; that's cowardice.
        I knew then the day would come I'd have to teach this lesson."
Tragically and inexplicably, Rick Atchley is guilty of imitating some of the false prophets in Old Testament times. He was speaking where God has not spoken. He is like the Balaam, the Gentile prophet:

        He was waiting for what more the Lord has to say. He was attempting to convince churches of Christ to fall in with the fleeting fashions of the world (Rom. 12:2). I pray to God almighty that we shall not be deceived by Rick Atchley's imagination.
That COMMENDED Rick to ACU, Pepperdine, Tulsa Workshop, the NACC who used him and maybe a church near you.  It's true: if you claim that you are inspired you can get most of the people most of the time to drink your Koolaid.

Rick Atchley Hearing From God causing people to fail in reverence and godly fear making it a burning offense says Paul in Hebrews 17.
Cabal is a group of people united in some close design together, usually to promote their private views or interests in a church, state, or other community, often by intrigue. Cabals are sometimes secret societies composed of a few designing persons, and at other times are manifestations of emergent behavior in society or governance on the part of a community of persons who have well established public affiliation or kinship. The term can also be used to refer to the designs of such persons or to the practical consequences of their emergent behavior, and also holds a general meaning of intrigue and conspiracy.
Pepperdine/NACC Christian Worship Depicted in Revelation?
The sounds above Zion (the church) in prophetic types by Christ and in final warning in Revelation are signs to MARK AND AVOID those who have had their candlestick removed and ABANDONED to the worship of the COSMIC or Creature which is well recorded as instrumental idolatry at Mount Sinai. The next event will be Cast Alive into the Lake of Fire for taking the mark (mind control) of the Beasts (a new style of music and drama claiming to lead you into the presence of God.)

That is the meaning of a sectarian or a heretic: arousing mental excitement to CHOOSE other people's property for themselves and friends.

The letters to the churches are the final DEFINITION of those faithful and those unfaithful.  In order to understand the FINAL letter to all of us, you have to understand the Prophecy of the future REST in His church by the Spirit OF Christ.  He defines the church both inclusively and exclusively.  Then, you have to understand what Jesus actually commanded and exampled as the Son of God given full authority to teach: the Apostles left a "memory" of that personal teaching of Jesus. The final letters are from Jesus the Christ who is now in Holy Spirit form.

A Disciple does not, can not, simply use the Word of God as FODDER out of which he builds slick sermons: Jesua marked that as the universal meaning of a hypocrite.  Ye, even sorcery.

Revelation first speaks of the Spiritual Kingdom or New Jerusalem in heaven. Jesus said DON'T GO OUT to the lectureships where people get paid to tell you they have the kingdom.  God translates saved spirits into a heavenly kingdom and the earthly counterpart is a SAFE HOUSE to protect the godly FROM the laded burdens and burden laders. Jesus said that the kingdom does not come with observation: that means Religious Observations the end-time church is falling into.

  1. Isaiah 50 defining the Future Musical Mocking of those without spirit or life. That's why He will be OUTSIDE the camp or the massed lectureships suffering the reproaches still being heaped on Him
  2. Isaiah 55 commanding us NOT to spend our bread money on the Free Water of the Word which WILL NOT tolerate any help. He denies the trinity defined in 1 John as the mark of ANTI-Christ.  The Word of Christ is the Spirit (mind) of God.
  3. Isaiah 57 defines the Law of Silence: both Male and Female come before God in silence if they are a believer.
  4. Isaiah 58 outlawing seeking our own pleasure or speaking our own Words.  
  5. 2 Peter 2 Instrumental Corruption Jesus made that prophecy more certain by standing up to read the Word and decently and in order sitting down
  6. Paul in Romans 14 outlawed doubtful disputations or personal opinions
  7. In Romans 15 the only resource is "using one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our learning." If you can't comprehend that Christ gifted the elders as pastor-teachers: Paul commanded that men already laboring in preaching and teaching be recognised. They are commanded to "teach that which HAS BEEN taught."
  8. Anyone who gets paid to tell you what he needs to say to collect the masses practices "sorcery" especially if he cannot bring his body in subjection as he follows in the steps of Jesus to stand up to READ the text and then sits down for discussion.

Zechariah4:1 AND the angel that talked with me came again,
and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

Zechariah 4:2 And said unto me, What seest thou?
        And I said, I have looked,
        and behold a candlestick all of gold,
        with a bowl upon the top of it,
     and his seven lamps thereon, 
              [Seven Spirits of Divine Truth Isaiah 11 the oil of gladness]
        and seven pipes to the seven lamps, [resource for the oil]
        which are upon the top thereof:

The church is built upon (educated) the prophets and apostles: Jesus supples the oil.

Zechariah 4:3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
Zechariah 4:4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

We are told what the image means.

Zechariah 4:5 Then the angel that talked with me
        answered and said unto me,
        Knowest thou not what these be?
        And I said, No, my lord.
Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying,
        This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel,
        saying, Not by might, nor by power,
        but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:
        the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

God's Spirit is God's BREATH: the Word flows from the Father to the Son Who ARTICULATES it so we can hear.

Rick Atchley will get a "spiritual" message which will force him to DENY the Word "as it has been taught."

God speaks to us through the Word of the Lord: The Spirit OF Christ was the testimony in Words of Christ (1 Pet 1:11; 2 Cor 3; Rev 19:10)

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him,
         to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass;
         and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
Revelation 1:2 Who bare record of the WORD of God,
        and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 

Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write,
        Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.
        And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him.
        And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren
        that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: f
        or the testimony of Jesus is the SPIRIT of prophecy.

The Command for the Qahal, Synagogue or Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness
        Was INCLUSIVE of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word of God
    Was EXCLUSIVE of vocal or instrumental rejoicing or silly talk by rhetoricians Jesus called hypocrites.

The Example of Jesus:
Luke 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
Luke 4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day,
        and stood up for to read.

Luke 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
         because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;
        he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
        to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind,
        to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Luke 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down.
        And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.


Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that READING, [the elder]
        and they [assembly] that
                hear the WORDS of this prophecy,
                and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

John begins to reveal that which was to be READ to those who were to HEAR and obey. There are no other ACTORS in the School of Christ.

Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace,
        from him which is, and which was, and which is to come;
        and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

The Seven Spirits represented by the Menorah in the Holy Place are spirits OF Divine knowledge.  When Jesus as the Branch came He smote and smites with the INSTRUMENT of His lips and mouth to slay the wicked who try to SPEAK with "machines for doing hard work." In Revelation the lamps are congregations whose object is to make known the Word contained in the Spirit.

Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,
        and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
        the spirit OF wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might,
        the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
Isaiah 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD:
        and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
        neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor,
        and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:
        and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his MOUTH, [not smite a harp]
        and with the breath [h7307 spirit: never a people] of his LIPS shall he slay the wicked.
impĭus (inp-  [irreverent, tumultus,verba, clamor,irreligiously, treasonably
Saturnus, early identified with the Kronos [THE KAIROS MARK] of the Greeks: As the god of time, Cic. N. D. 2, 25, 64; Lact. 1, 12, 9.—As the sun-god of the Phœnicians, = Baal, Curt. 4, 3, 15: “Saturni sacra dies,” i. e. Saturday, Tib. 1, 3, 18: “Saturni Stella,the planet Saturn
Saturnian verse, the oldest kind of metre among the Romans, “carmen,Ter. Maur. p. 2439: “metrum,” “poëtae

NOT the Rod of Zeus:
aoid-ē 5. = eppsdē, spell, incantation,okhēes ōkeiais . . anathrōskontes aoidaisA.R.4.42, cf. 59. Cf. ōdē

Hes. Th. 48 [45] So said the ready-voiced daughters of great Zeus, and they plucked and gave [30] me a ROD, a shoot of sturdy laurel, a marvellous thing, and breathed into me a divine voice to celebrate things that shall be and things that were aforetime; and they bade me sing of the race of the blessed gods that are eternally, but ever to sing of themselves both first and last.

Not the instrumental meaning of smiting but the Word of God.

per-cŭtĭo , which has the same meaning as PSALLO
To strike, play a musical instrument (poet.): “lyram, Ov. Am. 3, 12, 40; Val. Fl. 5, 100.—
2. To strike, shock, make an impression upon, affect deeply, move, astound, speak
anathemate. id. Mal. 4, 6: “plaga,id. 1 Macc. 1, 32: “in stuporem,id. Zach. 12, 4.—

Not the instruments of the CUPIDS

Ovid Arts of Love 1
Cupid indeed is obstinate and wild,
A stubborn god3; but yet the god's a child:
Easy to govern in his tender age,
Like fierce Achilles in his pupilage
That hero, born for conquest

        This alludes to his killing Hector, as in the 22nd book of Homer's Iliads.trembling stood
Before the centaur, and receiv'd the rod.
As Chiron mollified his cruel mind
With art; and taught his warlike hands to wind
The silver strings of his melodious lyre;

Chīron  one of the Centaurs  distinguished for his knowledge of plants, medicine, and divination, son of Saturn and Philyra (hence, Philyrides Chiron, Verg. G. 3, 550),

The Community Rule (1QS) reads in part much like Ephesians 5 and Colossians 3:

DSS: And at the beginning of their weeks
for the season of Jubilee.
All my life the engraved Precept shall be on my tongue
as the fruit of praise
and the portion of my lips.
I will sing with knowledge and all my music
shall be for the glory of God.
(My) lyre (and) my harp shall sound
for His holy order
and I will tune the pipe of my lips
to His right measure.

Because Christ suffered without the camp, we have to go there to find Him. Therefore, Paul demanded:

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name. Heb.13:15

I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him. Isa 57:19

The Menorah representing the seven spirits of God was in the holy place looking into the Throne Room.
Any Levite or wannabe instrumental praiser was to be EXECUTED in the prophetic type.

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness,
        and the first begotten of the dead,
        and the prince of the kings of the earth.
        Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father;
        to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Because we are priests of God we can come boldly before the throne of God: the ONLY mediator in song or sermon is Jesus Christ now called The Holy Spirit. Rick Atchley believes that the Holy Spirit guides him but the NAME of the Holy Spirit is Jesus Christ the righteous. He returned to the Father and received the promise or ASSIGNMENT as The Holy Spirit:
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God,
        and one mediator between God and men,
         the man Christ Jesus;

Therefore, Rick Atchley and others cut themself off from the Spirit which is the Word of Jesus Christ "made to be both Lord and Christ.""

Paul said that we worship IN THE SPIRIT and not IN THE FLESH to give no opportunity for the DOGS and CONCISION to impose themselves. Therefore, John was was not singing, clapping, playing or making a buffoon of himself to get people to laugh and accept false teaching.  The Only worship concept is to give heed or give attendance to the Reading of the Word and discussing it.

Revelation 1:10 I was IN the Spirit on the Lord’s day,
        and heard behind me a great voice, AS OF a trumpet,
Revelation 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and,
        What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia;
        unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

Christ the Holy Spirit speaks through the seven spirits represented by the Menorah.  Jesus, as promised, was with John because he was OUTSIDE of the gates or massed multitudes and he was suffering reproaches.  He had accepted THE GOSPEL which was "come to me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you REST.  And of the twos and threes He invites "Come learn of ME." 

Revelation 1:12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me.
        And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
Revelation 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man,
        clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars:
        and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword:
        and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. 


Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
        but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
        against spiritual wickedness in high places.
-Pallô, poise, sway a missile before it is thrown, sway, brandish, she drove it furiously, tripped on the shield-rim, quiver, leap, esp. in fearII. Pass., swing, dash oneself, Pi.N.5.21; vibrate, of strings, Pl.Phd.94c (psalloito ap. Stob.);  leap, bound, quiver, quake, phrena deimati pallôn S.OT153 (lyr.); dash along, of horses, E.El.477 (lyr.). 

Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God,
        that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,
        and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith,
        wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation,
        and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:


Hebrews 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest,
        he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Hebrews 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,
        lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful,
        and sharper than any twoedged sword,
         piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
        and of the joints and marrow,
        and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Revelation 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead.
        And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me,
        Fear not; I am the first and the last:
Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore,
        Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Look at the Spirit OF Christ prophesying this event:

Zechariah 4:2 And said unto me, What seest thou?
        And I said, I have looked,
        and behold a candlestick all of gold,
        with a bowl upon the top of it,
        and his seven lamps thereon,  [Seven Spirits of Divine Truth Isaiah 11 the oil of gladness]
        and seven pipes to the seven lamps, [resource for the oil]
        which are upon the top thereof:
Zechariah 4:3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
Zechariah 4:4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

We are told what the image means without further guidance from a clergy person.

Zechariah 4:5 Then the angel that talked with me
        answered and said unto me,
        Knowest thou not what these be?
        And I said, No, my lord.
Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying,
        This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel,
        saying, Not by might, nor by power,
        but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
The Word of the Lord is the Spirit of the Lord (John 6:63)

There is no statute of limitations on the Gospel of the KINGDOM of Christ.

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.

Revelation 1:19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.
        The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches:
        and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

The churches do not WRESTLE with musical instruments but the sword of the spirit.  The purpose of the churches:

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,
        which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God,
        who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places
        might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:


Jesus makes the prophecies more certain so that the Church is built upon (educated) the Prophets and Apostles.


Revelation 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write;
        These things SAITH he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand,
        who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
                [the Holy Place was a type of the Body of Christ]

Revelation 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience,
        and how thou canst not bear them which are evil:
        and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles,
        and are not, and hast found them liars:
Revelation 2:3 And hast borne, and hast patience,
        and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent,
        and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly,
        and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Revelation 2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.


        Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear,
                let him HEAR what the SPIRIT saith unto the churches;
                To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life,
                 which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

                  John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:
                            the WORDS that I speak unto you, they are SPIRIT, and they are life


Revelation 2:8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich)
        and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews,
        and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer:
        behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried;
        and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Jewish connection

The first Jews who settled in Rome were expelled in 139 BCE, along with Chaldaean astrologers by Cornelius Hispalus under a law which proscribed the propagation of the "corrupting" cult of "Jupiter Sabazius," according to the epitome of a lost book of Valerius Maximus:

Gnaeus Cornelius Hispalus, praetor peregrinus in the year of the consulate of Marcus Popilius Laenas and Lucius Calpurnius, ordered the astrologers by an edict to leave Rome and Italy within ten days, since by a fallacious interpretation of the stars they perturbed fickle and silly minds, thereby making profit out of their lies. The same praetor compelled the Jews, who attempted to infect the Roman custom with the cult of Jupiter Sabazius, to return to their homes."

True or not, In a similar vein, Plutarch maintained that the Jews worshipped Dionysus, and that the day of Sabbath was a festival of Sabazius.] Plutarch also discusses the identification of the Jewish god with the "Egyptian" (actually archaic Greek) Typhon, an identification which he later rejects, however (though the identification of Typhon-Seth and YHWH is not really controversial, as it is well attested to in Hebrew practice from the 4th century BC through the 1st century AD). The monotheistic Hypsistarians worshipped the Jewish god under this name.

By this it is conjectured that the Romans identified the Jewish Yahweh Saboas ("of the Hosts") as Jove Sabazius.

By Rev 2:9 & 3:9, we see the Edomites (descendants of Esau), who are follower's and worshipper's of Satan, claiming to be Jewish to hide their true identity, but are liars!!
they claim they are Jews #2453 Ioudas - Judas; in Hebrew 3063 - Yehudah - a descendant of Judah. The paid their way into the Herodian ruling class. The Saducean priesthood during the first century were not of Aaron but consisted of four families: Boethus, Hanan, Kimchit, and Phiabi.  They intermarried with the Herodians, the Royal Rulers of the State of Israel, who were, themselves Edomites (Idumeans) from the Petra region (or Edom) and descendants of Esau (or Seir, which means "shaggy, he-goat, devil"), thus the "synagogue of Satan" leaders claimed to be Jews but were Edomites appointed by the Herodian rulers under Rome; Herod Antipas, for instance, and Pontius Pilate held the same governmental position for Rome, the reason for much rivalry between them); since Esau was "red and hairy" his nickname was Edom, and he lived in Seir where Ham's descendants settled.

and I (know) the blasphemy #988 blasphemeo - to vilify, to speak impiously, defame, speak evil from #989 blasphemia - vilification; in Hebrew #5007 ne'atsah - to scorn, blasphemy from #5006 na'ats - to scorn, abhor, despise, provoke, condemn; in Jewish law, however, a blasphemy can also be any act deemed disrespectful of Yahvah, and is considered a curse or execration for which a penalty of death is prescribed; for instance, the crime of a rebellious son, one who does not honor his mother and father but is a "glutton and a winebibber" is blasphemy and is punishable by stoning


Ovid Book One Ovid Art of Love 1.35Ov. Ars 1

You, who in Cupid's roll inscribe your name,
First seek an object worthy of your flame;1
Then strive, with art, your lady's mind to gain;
And last, provide your love may long remain.
1 The poet here gives his advice as to three things: to seek after an amiable object: to win it by respect and complacency, and not to lose it after once gotten.
On these three precepts all my work shall move:
These are the rules and principles of love.
Before your youth with marriage is oppress't,2
Make choice of one who suits your humour best
And such a damsel drops not from the sky;
She must be sought for with a curious eye.
The wary angler, in the winding brook,
Knows what the fish, and where to bait his hook.

The fowler and the huntsman know by name
The certain haunts and harbour of their game.
So must the lover beat the likeliest grounds;
Th' Assemblies where his quarries most abound:

Nor shall my novice wander far astray;
These rules shall put him in the ready way.
Thou shalt not fail around the continent,
As far as Perseus or as Paris went:

For Rome alone affords thee such a store,
As all the world can hardly shew thee more.
The face of heav'n with fewer stars is crown'd,
Than beauties in the Roman sphere are found.

Whether thy love is bent on blooming youth,
On dawning sweetness, in unartful truth;
Or courts the juicy joys of riper growth;
Here may'st thou find thy full desires in both:

Or if autumnal beauties please thy sight
(An age that knows to give and take delight;)
Millions of matrons, of the graver sort,
In common prudence, will not balk the sport.
2 That is, while you are a freeman, unmarried, and not engaged to any other mistress. The truest meaning that can be given, is, that while you are young, and are not yet troubled with the infirmities of age (for an old man in love is ridiculous) choose where you please.
In summer's heats thou need'st but only go
To Pompey's cool and shady portico;3
Or Concord's fane; or that proud edifice
Whose turrets near the bawdy suburbs rise;

Or to that other portico, where stands
The cruel father urging his commands.
And fifty daughters wait the time of rest,
To plunge their poniards in the bridegroom's breast.
3 This was a shady walk which Pompey built for the people; and there were several in Rome of the same sort; but the most admirable one of all the porticos, was the Corinthian, near the Flaminian cirque, built by Cneius Octavius.
Or Venus' temple; where, on annual nights,
They mourn Adonis with Assyrian rites.4

4 It was the custom among the Romans, to meet in the temples of Venus to mourn Adonis; of which the prophet Ezekiel speaks, (Ezek. viii. 14.) [Ezekial warns about the evil musical worship]; and infamous acts of lewdness were there committed, if we may believe Juvenal in his sixth satire.

Ezekiel 8.[14] et introduxit me per ostium portae domus Domini quod respiciebat ad aquilonem et ecce ibi mulieres sedebant plangentes Adonidem

Nor shun the Jewish walk, where the foul drove
On sabbaths rest from everything but love.5

5 There were great numbers of the Jews at Rome in Augustus's reign, who were allowed full liberty to exercise their ceremonies, according to the law of Moses.
    And the Roman ladies went often to see them out of curiosity,
    which gave occasion for assignations at their synagogues.

Nor Isis' temple; for that sacred whore
Makes others, what to Jove she was before;6
And if the hall itself be not belied,
E'en there the cause of love is often tried;
6 That is, many women were debauched by Isis's means, as she was by Jupiter under the name of Io. [Saturn, Kairos]
Near it at least, or in the palace yard,
From whence the noisy combatants are heard.
The crafty counsellors, in formal gown,7
There gain another's cause, but lose their own.

Their eloquence is nonpluss'd in the suit;
And lawyers, who had words at will, are mute.
Venus from her adjoining temple smiles
To see them caught in their litigious wiles;

7 The following verses are a happy paraphrase of Ovid; in whose time we find the long robe dealt as much with the stola, etc., as it does in our own.

Ov. Ars 1
Grave senators lead home the youthful dame,8
Returning clients when they patrons came.
8 We see these assemblies were composed of all sorts of persons; upon which our French author remarks thus: " This does not very well agree to the practice in our days; and I cannot comprehend how gallant women could frequent the courts of justice : where it is to be supposed, nobody came but such as had business and suits depending."
But above all, the Playhouse is the place;9
There's choice of quarry in that narrow chace:

There take thy stand, and sharply looking out,
Soon may'st thou find a mistress in the rout,
For length of time or for a single bout.

The Theatres are berries for the fair;
Like ants or mole-hills thither they repair;
Like bees to hives so numerously they throng,
It may be said they to that place belong:

Thither they swarm who have the public voice;
There choose, if plenty not distracts thy choice.
To see, and to be seen, in heaps they run;
Some to undo, and some to be undone.

9 It must be owned, the theatres, amphitheatres, cirques [church], hippodromes, and all places where the public feasts

and rejoicings were kept, were very fatal to the chastity of the women of old.


        Revelation 2:11 He that hath an ear,
        let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;
        He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.


Revelation 2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write;
        These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

Revelation 2:13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is:
        and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith,
        even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr,
        who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against thee,
        because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam,
        who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel,
        to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

Jude1:11 Woe unto them for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. 

Jude 1:12These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 

Jude 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

Jude 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

Jude 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Jude 16 These are murmurers, complainers [blaming Fate], walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having mens persons in admiration because of advantage.

1113.  goggustes, gong-goos-tace´; from 1111; a grumbler: — murmurer.

1114.  goes, go´-ace; from goa¿w goao (to wail); properly, a wizard (as muttering spells), i.e. (by implication) an imposter: — seducer.

goês  A. sorcerer, wizard, Phoronis 2, Hdt.2.33,4.105, Pl.R. 380d, Phld.Ir.p.29 W.; g. epôidos Ludias apo chthonos E.Ba.234 , cf. Hipp.1038; prob. f.l. for boêisiHdt.7.191.

Epôidos [epaidô] I.singing to or over: as Subst. an enchanter, Eur.: c. gen. acting as a charm for or against, Aesch., Plat. 2. pass. sung or said after, morphês epôidonc alled after this form, 
II. in metre, epôidos, ho, a verse or passage returning at intervals, a chorus, burden, refrain, as in Theocr.
E.Ba.234 Euripides, BacchaePentheus

[215]  I happened to be at a distance from this land, when I heard of strange evils throughout this city, that the women have left our homes in contrived Bacchic rites, and rush about in the shadowy mountains, honoring with dances [220]  this new deity Dionysus, whoever he is. I hear that mixing-bowls stand full in the midst of their assemblies, and that they each creep off different ways into secrecy to serve the beds of men, on the pretext that they are Maenads worshipping; [225]  but they consider Aphrodite before Bacchus.

2. juggler, cheat, deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistês Pl.Smp.203d ; deinonkai g. kai sophistên . . onomazôn D.18.276 ; apistos g. ponêrosId.19.109 ; magoskai g. Aeschin.3.137 : Comp. goêtoteros Ach.Tat.6.7 (s. v. l.). (Cf. Lith. žavēti 'incantare'.)

Hosea 2:13 And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim,
        wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels,
        and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the Lord.

"Elements of ritual and mythology were taken over from Canaanite religion and inocrporated into the worship of Yahweh. Former Canaanite sanctuaries, like Bethel, Shechem, and perhaps Gilgal, were rededicated to Yahweh, and the Canaanite agricultural calendar was adopted for the timing of the pilgrimage festivals. Parents began naming their children after Baal, apparently with no thought of abandoning Yahweh.... As late as the eighth century B.C., Israelites--according to the prophet Hosea—actually addressed Yahweh as 'Baal," and by worhipping him according to the rituals of Baal sought the blessing of fertility (Hos. 2) At the popular level this syncretism—that is, the fusion of different religious forms and view--went on to some degree from the time Israel first set foot on Canaanite." (Anderson, Bernhard W., Understanding the Old Testament, 3rd, Prentice-Hall, p, p. 145).
4Q166 (4QpHosa) Dead Sea Scrolls, (Plus, pg. 276-7 Vermes)

The interpretation of it is that they make [the fe]asts go according to the appointed times of the nation. And [all] [joy] has been turned for them into mourning.
"I will put an end to her rejoicing, her feasts, her new moons, her Sabbaths, and all her festivals (Hosea ii,11). "Interpreted, this means that they have rejected the ruling of the law, and have followed the festivals of the nations.

But their rejoicing shall come to an end and shall be changed into mourning.
I will ravage her vines and her fig trees, of which she said, 'They are my wage which my lovers have given me'.  I wall make them a thicked and the will beasts shall eat them...ii, 12  See Isaiah 5

But they, like Adam, have broken the Covenant (vi, 7)
Its interpretation... they have forsaken God and walked according to the decrees of the Gentiles....

Balaam had, in fact, taught the Moabites after this episode to get around the blessings of the Lord by causing Israel to commit idolatry and thus come into condemnation under the law (Num. 31:16). The Moabite women had invited Israel to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate of the food sacrificed to idols [dung] and bowed down to their gods and, thus, Israel yoked itself to Baal of Peor, the Canaanite god of storms and fertility, worshipped at the cult centre of Peor (Num. 25:1-5).

Malachi 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
Malachi 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
Malachi 2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.

A Neo-Babylonian royal inscription of Nebuchadrezzar II on a stele from Babylon, claimed to have been found in the 1917 excavation by Robert Koldewey,[1] and of uncertain authenticity, reads:

"Etemenanki[2] Zikkurat Babibli [Ziggurat of Babylon] I made it, the wonder of the people of the world, I raised its top to heaven, made doors for the gates, and I covered it with bitumen and bricks." The Etemananki is depicted in shallow relief, showing its high first stages with paired flights of steps, five further stepped stages and the temple that surmounted the structure. A floor plan is also shown, depicting the buttressed outer walls and the inner chambers surrounding the central cella.

The Etemenanki is described in a cuneiform tablet from Uruk from 229 BC, a copy of an older text (now in the Louvre in Paris). It gives the height of the tower as seven stocks (91 meters) with a square base of 91 meters on each side. This mud brick structure was confirmed by excavations conducted by Robert Koldewey after 1913. Large stairs were discovered at the south side of the building, where a triple gate connected it with the Esagila. A larger gate to the east connected the Etemenanki with the sacred procession road (now reconstructed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin).

Revelation 2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
Revelation 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly,
        and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

"The root of the word (Nicolaitans) through historical evaluation shows us that the word Nicolaitans comes from Greek nikao, to conquer or overcome, and laos, which means people and which the word laity comes from. The two words together especially means the destruction of the people and refers to the earliest form of what we call a priestly order or clergy

which later on in church history
divided people allowing for leadership other than
those led by the Lord Jesus Christ.

"A good translation of Nicolaitan would be "those who prevail over the people." This clerical system later developed into the papal hierarchy of priests and clergy over the laity. The Council of Trent stated that "If anyone shall say that there is not in the Catholic Church a hierarchy established by the divine ordination, consisting of bishops, presbyters and ministers, let him be anathema." This very idea was taken over by the Protestants with their own corruption of church leadership. Another of the seven churches, the Church of Ephesus was commended for hating the deeds of the Nicolaitans.

The wrong separation of the clergy from the laity is a great evil in God's sight and He hates the lust for religious power.

"There is an ungodly spiritual authority in the Church today, which is nothing more than the prideful spirit of control, manipulation, domination and intimidation and a rebellion of the rightful authority of Jesus.

Left Image: Nike or Eros often dominated with musical themes.

It is thought by some that there is a linguistic connection between the words "Nicolaitans" and "Balaam." This is because the word "Balaam" is formed from the Hebrew words "Baal" ("lord," "master," or "boss") and "am" ("people"), so that it means something like "master of the people." The Greek word "Nicolaitan" is from the Greek "nikos" ("victory" or "triumph" [Nike apparel takes it name from this Greek word]) and "laos" ("people"), so that it could mean something like "victory over the people" or "triumph over the people." Because of the possible similarity in meaning, some think that the word "Nicolaitan" is a translation into Greek of the meaning of the word "Balaam," and they would point to the connection between the two in Revelation 2:14-15. Thus, the idea is that the deeds and doctrines of the Nicolaitans are the same as or similar to the deeds and doctrines of Balaam."

Psalm 41 promised that Judas would not "triumph over" Jesus and the Judas bag was for "carrying the mouthpieces of wind instruments."

Nike, sculpture from a bronze vessel, probably made in a Greek city of southern Italy, c. 490 BC; in the British Museum By courtesy of the trustees of the British Museum

Nike is also portrayed erecting a trophy, or, frequently, hovering with outspread wings over the victor in a competition; for her functions referred to success not only in war but in all other undertakings. Indeed, Nike gradually came to be recognized as a sort of mediator of success between gods and men.

A.B. TRAINA "The Savior said that He hated the deeds and the doctrines of the Nico-laitans, even though they were members of His congregation in Ephesus and Pergamos; and I am sure you would not want to be numbered among them, nor to fellowship with them if you knew who they were. When these Nicolaitans were in the minority, the Savior said to the congregation, "Put them out from among you" (I Cor. 5:13). But now, when these Nicolaitans (idolaters) have taken over the congregation, Abba says to the believers, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith YHWH, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you," (2 Corinthians 6:17)
        The Nicolaitans infiltrated the early assembly and finally took over the policy-making. Having overcome the resistance of the saints who were contending for the faith, they opened the way for Jezebel, the ancient symbol for seductiveness, to come in and seduce the servants of YHWH by saying that le-sus Kris-tos (Jesus Christ) was the Greek translation of Yahushua the Messiah. This ruse was so successful that it has deceived all the nations of the earth.

Who were the Nicolaitans? The evangelists of Zeus! (Jupiter) who overcame or conquered the Jewish congregation. The Nicolaitans were not the followers of any leader Nicolas, but were NikoLaos themselves.
        In Greek mythology, Nike is represented as the Goddess of Victory whose function was to proselytize or evangelize for Zeus, the Greek deity, and ascribe to him all the honor and glory of all the other gods, and thus displace them that he might be worshipped in their stead.


Hos 14:1 O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
Hos 14:2 Take with you words, and
        turn to the LORD:
        say unto him, Take away all iniquity,
        and receive us graciously:
        so will we render the calves of our lips.
Turn is converted parallel to baptism
Epi-strephô return to the source of Being, earlier, children

Call upon the name of the lord
Forgive our sins
the "New Style Prophesied worship."

Heb 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice to God continually,
        that is, the fruit of our lips
        giving thanks to his name.

Hos 14:3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses:
        neither will we say any more to the work of our hands,
        Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
H4639 ma aseh mah-as-eh' From H6213 ; an action (good or bad); generally a transaction; abstractly activity; by implication a product (specifically a poem) or (generally) property, CRAFTSMANSHIP.

Sorry: God just cannot use your own works:
ŏpĕra  I service, pains, exertion, work, labor
A day-laborer, journeyman; also, in gen., a laborer, workman  Hence, transf., in a bad sense: operae, hired aiders, abettors, tools, etc. (of political or theatrical parties): “mercenariae (corresp. to multitudo conducta),Cic. Phil. 1, 9, 22; cf.: “erat mihi contentio cum operis conductis et ad diripiendam urbem concitatis,id. Sest. 17, 38: “Claudianae,id. Q. Fr. 2, 3, 2; cf. id. Att. 4, 3, 3: “theatrales,parties for the purpose of applauding, theatrical factions, Tac. A. 1, 16: “VETERES A SCENA,
musis operas reddere,
thĕātrālis i. e. feigned, spurious, id. 2, 2, 10: “sermones,” i. e. low, vulgar, Sid. Ep. 3, 13 fin.: “omnes (montes) theatrali modo inflexi,in the form of a theatre, Plin. 4, 8, 15, § 30.

Mūsa , ae, f., = Mousa,
I. a muse, one of the goddesses of poetry, music, and the other liberal arts. The ancients reckoned nine of them,
Mousa  II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song, II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song


        Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT saith unto the churches;
                To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna,
                and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written,
                which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.



1 Kings 18:26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.

"raved, lost consciousness and rational ability, chanted, mutilated themselves and exhibited all kinds of abnormal behavior... these Nebhiim are to be identified with the prophets of Baal who exhibited such frenzied conduct on Mount Carmel (1 Sam. 10), the schools of the prophets under Elijah and Elisha (2 Ki. 2-6), and the band of four hundred prophets who were attached to King Ahab's court (1 Ki. 22)."

All music in the effeminate pagan religions intended to be mind altering which is MARKED by singing, clapping, waving unholy arms in the air and moving the body in "symphony" which was identified as having a sexual climax with the spirit (Vineyard, aka New Wineskinners). The fact that you feel in control is proof that such music always intended to BIND the tribe to the Alpha billy Goat. 

"All these texts point, explicitly or implicitly, to the fact that the dance had a musical accompaniment. Even though the Bible makes no mention of it we must assume that the movements of the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel were made with an accompaniment on certain musical instruments... (de Vaux, p. 242).

"Singing served as a means of inducing ecstatic prophecy (speaking in tongues).

Thus the essential relationship between music and prophecy can be clearly seen.
This relationship also explains why the expression for "
making music" and "prophesying" was often identical in the ancient tongues. origen contra celsum 8.67.

The Hebrew word Naba signifies not only "to prophesy" but also "to make music." (Quasten, Johannes, Music and Worship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, p. 39)

 When the contest between music and word was ended
1 Kings 18:40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
Zechariah prophesied that after the SIGNS had been performed to identify the coming of the Branch, anyone who continued to perform this musical prophesying should be killed by their parents.  Of the lord, lord or HALAL singers, Jesus said that the Father does not know their name because the Son has not and will not confess them.
2 Kings 9:36 Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel:

2 Kings 9:37 And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.

When the musical minstrels wanted to do their act for the "dead Girl" Jesus cast them out and then he went inside: singers and musicians were NEVER permitted in the holy places of the most vile pagan temple.   When they MOCKED Jesus:

But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. Matthew 9:25

Jesus CAST OUT the minstrels like DUNG.

A minstrel is:
, ( [
aeidô]) singer, minstrel, bard, 3. enchanter
2. fem., songstress,poluidris a.Id.15.97;
aoidos MousaId.Rh.386 (lyr.). 3. enchanter, S.Tr.1000
Eur. Rh. 380 Hail, all hail! O mighty prince! [380] fair the cub you have bred, 0 Thrace, a ruler in his every look.
See his stalwart frame in golden corslet! Hark to the ringing bells that peal so proudly from his shield-handle.
[385] A god, O Troy, a god, a very Ares, Strymon's colt and the tuneful Muse's, has come to breathe courage into you.

Soph. Trach. 1000
ah, woe is me! - for now I must glimpse
the inexorable flower of madness.
Oh where is the sorcerer, where is the healer -
save only Zeus - who has power enough
to soothe the destruction upon me?
If any should come, I would marvel
aoidos=“epōdos”, one who uses “epōdai”, incantations, in healing: see on O. C.1194.
III. = eunoukhos, castrated person, eunuch, employed to take charge of the women and act as chamberlain
aoid-ē 5. = eppsdē, spell, incantation,okhēes ōkeiais . . anathrōskontes aoidaisA.R.4.42, cf. 59. Cf. ōdē

Hes. Th. 48 [45] So said the ready-voiced daughters of great Zeus, and they plucked and gave [30] me a ROD, a shoot of sturdy laurel, a marvellous thing, and breathed into me a divine voice to celebrate things that shall be and things that were aforetime; and they bade me sing of the race of the blessed gods that are eternally, but ever to sing of themselves both first and last.
    from the beginning, those whom Earth and wide Heaven begot, and the gods sprung of these, givers of good things. Then next, the goddesses sing of Zeus, the father of gods and men, as they begin and end their strain, how much he is the most excellent among the gods and supreme in power. [50] And again, they chant the race of men and strong giants, and gladden the heart of Zeus within Olympus,—the Olympian Muses, daughters of Zeus the aegis-holder.
Hdt. 1.24 Arion, putting on all his regalia and taking his lyre, stood up on the half-deck and sang the “Stirring Song,”2
2 The orthios nomos [LAW] was a high-pitched (and apparently very well-known) song or hymn in honor of Apollo.
aristou anthrōpōn aoidou,  

aeidô]=.; hoi tettiges khamothen asontai The LOCUSTS or MUSES..
.Arist.Rh.1412a23:—of other sounds, twang, of the bow-string, Od.21.411; whistle, of the wind through a tree, Mosch.Fr.1.8; ring, of a stone when struck, Theoc.7.26:—prov., prin nenikēkenai adein 'to crow too soon', Pl.Tht.164c.—Constr.:—a. tini sing to one, Od.22.346; also, vie with one in singing, Theoc.8.6; a. pros aulon ē luran sing to . .

Jesus CAST OUT the musical minstrels more or less violently LIKE DUNG.

PUT FORTH: Ekballo (g1544) ek-bal'-lo; from 1537 and 906; to eject - bring forth, cast (forth, out), drive (out), expel, leave, pluck (pull, take, thrust) out, put forth (out), send away (forth, out).

Ekballô I. to throw or cast out of a place, 2. to cast out of a place, banish
IV. Dem.; to
drive an actor from the stage, Lat. explodere, [CLAP]

Ballo (g906) bal'-lo; a prim. verb; to throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense): - arise, cast (out) dung, lay, lie, pour, put (up), send, strike, throw (down), thrust.

Ekballo is most often used with
Beelzebul: the Dung God
Beelzebub, or Baalzebûb, the Philistine god of Accaron (Ekron), scarcely 25 miles west of Jerusalem, whose oracle King Ochozias (Ahaziah) attempted to consult in his last illness, IV (II) Kings, i, 2. It is only as an oracle that the god is known to us; no other mention of him occurs in the Old Testament. The name is commonly translated "the lord of the flies", and the god is supposed to be so called either because as a sun god he brings the flies, though the Ba'al was probably not a sun god, or more likely because he is invoked to drive away the flies from the sacrifice, like the Zeus Apomuios

"the gods gather over the sacrificer like flies"

IN COME TO THE TABLE we are told that God FEASTS while we burn the fat with JUBILATION.
Includes casting out Daimonion , 2.evil spirit, phaulos ,Cheap, easy, slight, paltry, mean, bad II. of persons, low in rank, mean, common

Revelation 2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

Rev 2:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.Rev 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee,
        because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel,
        which calleth herself a prophetess,
        to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication,
        and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

Prophētis fem. of prophētēs, esp. of the Pythia, E.Ion 42,321, Pl.Phdr.244a,
prophet's wife, LXXIs. 8.3.
prophēt-ēs A. one who speaks for a god and interprets his will to man, Dios p. interpreter, expounder of the will of Zeus, of Tiresias, Pi.N.1.60; Bakkhou p., perh. of Orpheus, E.Rh.972; [Dionusou p., of the Bacchae, Id.Ba.551 (lyr.); Nēreōs p., of Glaucus, Id.Or.364; esp. of the Delphic Apollo, “Dios p. esti Loxias patrosA.Eu.19; of the minister and interpreter at Delphi, Hdt.8.36,37; at the Ptoön, ib. 135, IG7.4135.13 (ii B.C.); cf. prophētis.

Plat. Phaedrus 244a For if it were a simple fact that insanity is an evil, the saying would be true; but in reality the greatest of blessings come to us through madness, when it is sent as a gift of the gods. For the prophetess at Delphi
Plat. Phaedrus 244b  and the priestesses at Dodona [clanging brass] when they have been mad have conferred many splendid benefits upon Greece both in private and in public affairs, but few or none when they have been in their right minds; and if we should speak of the Sibyl and all the others who by prophetic inspiration have foretold many things to many persons and thereby made them fortunate afterwards, anyone can see that we should speak a long time. And it is worth while to adduce also the fact that those men of old who invented names thought that madness was neither shameful nor disgraceful;

porn-euō , practise idolatry, LXX 1 Ch.5.25, al.

Rev 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Rev 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed,
        and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation,
        except they repent of their deeds. 

thlipsis , eōs, ,
A.  pressure, Arist.Mete.382a13, Pr.890a2; “tōn nephōn” ; antereisis kai th. Str.1.3.6; of the pulse, “th. stomakhouOrib.Fr.42; husterikai th. Sor.1.42.
2.  crushing, castration, “pōlōnHippiatr.20.
3.  metaph., oppression, affliction, LXXGe.35.3, a , Act.Ap.14.22

ergon ,2.  result of work, profit or interest, ergon [khrēmatōn] interest or profit on money, Is.11.42, cf. D.27.10.
4.  poieisthai ti to make a matter one's business, attend to it, Pl.Phdr. 232a, X.Hier.9.10 ; so “en ergō tithesthaiAel.VH4.15.
1. in Il. mostly of works or deeds of war, “polemēia e.Il.2.338, al., Od.12.116 ; “ergon makhēsIl.6.522 ;
Aphroditēsh.Ven.1 ; also “teknōn es e.A.Ag.1207
Aphroditē 2. generally, vehement longing or desire, E.IA1264; “A. tin' hēdeian kakōnenjoyment, Id.Ph.399.
 III. ho tas Aphroditas astēr] the planet Venus, Ti.Locr.97a, cf. Pl.Epin.987b, Arist.Metaph.1073b31
Plat. Epin. 987b is clearly a sign of witlessness; and as to their having got no names, the cause of it should be stated as we have done. For indeed they have received titles of gods: thus, that Lucifer, or Hesperus(which is the same), should almost belong to Aphrodite,1 is reasonable, and quite befitting a Syrian lawgiver2; and that that which follows the same course as the sun and this3 together should almost belong to Hermes.4 Let us also note three motions of bodies5 travelling to the right with the moon and the sun. One must be mentioned, the eighth,6 which we may especially address as the world-order, and which travels in opposition to the whole company of the others, not impelling them, as might appear to mankind in the scant knowledge that they have of these matters. But we are bound to state,

1 Lucifer, or Hesperus, may for its beauty be connected with Aphrodite
        (and so got the further name of Venus OR ZOE).

2 The cult of Aphrodite flourished among all the eastern peoples.
3 Venus.
4 Hermes being the god of escort or attendance.
5 Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn [KAIROS]
6 Here, after the sun, moon, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn,
        we return to the sphere of the fixed stars(mentioned as the“third power”in 986 B).
Jesus does not even pray for the WORLD
kosmos , shamefully, Od.8.179; “maps atar ou kata k.Il. 2.214:
Isoc.2.32: metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, Id.9.9 (pl.), Arist.Rh.1408a14, Po.1457b2, 1458a33; hadumelē k. keladein to sing sweet songs of praise, Pi.O.11 (10).13 (s.v.l.)
Heraclit.30; “ho kaloumenos hupo tōn sophistōn k.X.Mem.1.1.11:

God HIDES from the wise or sophists
sophis-tēs , ou, ho, A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun” [harp player]
metaph., s. pēmatōn deviser, contriver of pains, E.Heracl.993:
II.   from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money, such as Prodicus, Gorgias, Protagoras, “tēn sophian tous arguriou boulomenō pōlountas sophistas apokalousin” even of Socrates (though he did not teach for money),
2.  sophist (in bad sense), quibbler, cheat, Ar.Nu.331,1111, al., Pl.Sph. 268d; “goēta kai sophistēn onomazōnD.18.276.
3. later of the rhētores, Professors of Rhetoric, “Abaddon, Apollyon, Apollōnidē sophistē

goēs , ētos, ho, A. sorcerer, wizard, Phoronis
g. epōdos Ludias apo khthonosE.Ba.234,
2. juggler, cheat, “deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēsPl.Smp.203d; “deinon kai g. kai sophistēn . . onomazōnD.18.276; “apistos g. ponērosId.19.109; “magos kai g.Aeschin.3.137: Comp. “goētoterosAch.Tat.6.7 (s. v. l.). (Cf. Lith. žavēti 'incantare'.)
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries [ juggler, cheat, deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēs] were all nations deceived.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Rev 2:23 And I will kill her children with death;
        and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts:
        and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
Rev 2:24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira,
        as many as have not this doctrine,
        and which have not known the depths of Satan,
        as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
Rev 2:25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
Rev 2:26 And he that overcometh,
        and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

        Revelation 2:29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT saith unto the churches.


Revelation 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write;
        These things saith he that hath the seven SPIRIT of God, and the seven stars;
        I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 

In the Orphic Hymn to Rhea: And Orphic.html
Rhea, as Ceres, in Hymn XIV, is called 'brass-sounding' and
. This has reference to the mystical results of certain sounds and rhythm, part and parcel of what the Hindus call Mantravidyâ.
and Mantras, therefore, were used by the Orphics to attract, or call down, the influence of the Mother of the Gods, who at the same time was the 'Store-house of Life', of Divine Nature. Thus Proclus in his Commentary on Euclid (ii) tells us that 'the Pole of the World is called by the Pythagoreans the Seal of Rhea' (Myst. Hymns, p. 63).

Hdt. 5.102.1 In the fire at Sardis,1 a temple of Cybebe,2 the goddess of that country, was burnt, and the Persians afterwards made this their pretext for burning the temples of Hellas. At this time, the Persians of the provinces this side3 of the Halys, on hearing of these matters, gathered together and came to aid the Lydians.

1 In 498.
2 Or Cybele, the great goddess of the Phrygians and Lydians.
3 Lit. “within”; that is, from the Greek point of view, and so west of the Halys.

W. W. How, J. Wells, A Commentary on Herodotus 5.CII. Kubêbês. The 'Great Mother' goddess of the Phrygians worshipped at Pessinus, the mêtêr Dindumênê of i. 80. 1. For the Anatolian 'Great Mother' cf. App. I. 2, Frazer, G. B. iv, Bk. II, Attis, &c.; Ramsay, in Hastings' Bible Dictionary, extra vol., p. 120 f. The Atys myth which involved her cult is connected with Sardis by H.'s story of the son of Croesus (i. 34. 2 n.). The Great Mother was worshipped at Athens in the days of Sophocles (Phil. 391), and identified by the Greeks with Rhea, mother of the gods (cf. iv. 76; Strabo 469), with Aphrodite, with Demeter, and with Artemis as the lady of the wild woods. But here she is regarded as a foreign goddess.

The especial worship of Cybele was conducted by emasculated priests called Galli (or, as in vv. 12 and 34, with reference to their physical condition, Gallae). Their name was derived by the ancients from that of the river Gallus, a tributary of the Sangarius, by drinking from which men became inspired with frenzy (cf. Ov. Fast. 4.361ff.). The worship was orgiastic in the extreme, and was accompanied by the sound of such frenzy-producing instruments as the tympana, cymbala, tibiae, and cornu,

See Paul in Galatians 5 and warning about the emasculated priests which would indicate that the WOMEN had taken control. Musical worship is Witchcraft.

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."

Kubelê , hê, Cybele, E.Ba.79 (lyr.), Ar.Av.877, etc.:--from Kubelon , to, or Kubela , ta, mountain in Phrygia, D.S.3.58, Str.12.5.3:-- hence Adj. Ku^belêgenês , St.Byz.:--also Ku^bêbê , Hippon.120 (dub.), Hdt.5.102, Anacreont.11.1; equated with Aphrodite by Charon Hist. (FHGiv p.627):--fem.Adj. Ku^bêlis , idos, hê, Cybelian,

zôê A. living, i.e. one's substance, property, to get one's living by Hdt.8.105

Heredotus 8:CV. Hermotimus, who came from Pedasa, had achieved a fuller vengeance for wrong done to him than had any man whom we know. When he had been taken captive by enemies and put up for sale, he was bought by one Panionius of Chios, a man who had set himself to earn a livelihood out of most wicked practices. He would procure beautiful boys and castrate and take them to Sardis and Ephesus where he sold them for a great price, [2] for the barbarians value eunuchs more than perfect men, by reason of the full trust that they have in them. Now among the many whom Panionius had castrated was Hermotimus, who was not entirely unfortunate; he was brought from Sardis together with other gifts to the king, and as time went on, he stood higher in Xerxes' favor than any other eunuch.

includes II. zôê,= graus 11 , the scum on milk. graus means graôn huthlos old wives' fables IV. kind of locust. to epanô tou melito

Zoe and Cybele or Rhea is Eve Paul did not want to get control.

Eve is mentioned only twice in the New Testament and because Jesus spoke in parables to HIDE the truth from the WISE (sophists=rhetoricians, singers, musicians, actors).  Moses was writing an INVERTED version of Babylon Myths AFTER the nation fell from grace BECAUSE of instrumental idolatry at Mount Sinai.  Therefore, those who mock Paul do not understand that Paul knew all about Eve and scholars know nothing. While not necessarily true, Paul understood that women especially looked to EVE (Zoe, Mary) as THEIR Mediatrix.

The serpents, however, of the magicians-(that is,) the gods of destruction-withstood the power of Moses in Egypt, but the rod of Moses reduced them all to subjection and slew them. This universal serpent is, he says, the wise discourse of Eve. This, he says, is the mystery of Edem, this the river of Edem;
this the mark that was set upon Cain,
that any one who findeth him might not kill him. This, he says, is Cain, [Gen. iv. 15]
whose sacrifice [Gen. iv. 5. ] the god of this world
did not accept.

Theophilus to Autolycus 

This Eve, on account of her having been in the beginning deceived by the serpent, and become the author of sin, the wicked demon, who also is called Satan, who then spoke to her through the serpent, and who works even to this day in those men that are possessed by him, invokes as Eve.58 And he is called "demon" and "dragon," on account of his revolting from God. For at first he was an angel. And concerning his history there is a great deal to be said; wherefore I at present omit the relation of it, for I have also given an account of him in another place.

58 Referring to the bacchanalian orgies in which " Eva " was shouted, and which the Fathers professed to believe was an unintentional invocation of Eve, the authoress of all sin.

The word "abomination" is also key to understanding the context. In Hebrew, the word "to 'evah," (abomination) is almost invariably linked to idolatry. In the passages from which both verses are taken, God tells Moses to tell the people not to follow the idolatrous practices of the people around them, people who sacrificed their children to Molech, or who masturbated into the fire to offer their semen to Molech, for example. Chapter 20 starts off with the same warning.

"To 'evah" also means "something which is ritually unclean.

        Revelation 3:6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT saith unto the churches.


Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write;
        These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David,
        HE that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 

Revelation 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it:
        for thou hast a little strength,
        and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, [See SMYRNA above]
        which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie;
        behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet,
        and to know that I have loved thee.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience,
        I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation,
        which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out:
        and I will write upon him the name of my God,
        and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem,
        which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.


        Revelation 3:13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT saith unto the churches. 


Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write;
        These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 

Revelation 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest,
        I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing;
        and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich;
        and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed,
        and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear;
        and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
        if any man hear my voice, and open the door,
        I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne,
        even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 


        Revelation 3:22 He that hath an ear,
                let him hear what the SPIRIT saith unto the churches.
                hear what the spirit

Rick Atchley claims that "a spirit" told him to preach the sermons leading to adding religious performers in the so-called worship services. The Spirit OF Christ who inspired the prophets said that hypocrites were rhetoricians, singers and instrument players.  Jesus quoted Ezekiel 33 to mark the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites. These are the ones SELLING the product of the "doctors of the law."  Jesus said that they take away the key to knowledge.  That is their professionn: that is what they do.

The Seven Spirits of God would rest on the man Jesus of Nazareth: God made Him to be both Lord and Christ and Grace and Word and Righteousness.  Pseudo-scholars are left with absolutely no words to add says Christ in Isaiah 58 after telling us NOT to spend our food money  on the WORDS of any man.

Psa. 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
Psa. 33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
Psa. 33:6 By the (1) word of the
                            (2) LORD were the heavens made;
                                      and all the host of them by
                      the (3)  breath of his mouth.
Psa. 33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

Parables to fool the foolish Scribes and Pharisees: speakers, singers, players. [Matthew 13]

Psa. 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD:
        let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Psa. 33:9 For he spake, and it was done;
        he commanded, and it stood fast

The Menorah was in the Holy Place typifying the TRUE Church or Synagogue which began in the wilderness. Any preacher, singer or instrument player who went near or into any holy place was commanded by God to be executed. God did not command the Levites to make worship music.

Is. 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,
        and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Is. 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
        the spirit of wisdom
        and understanding, the
        spirit of counsel
        and might,
        the spirit of knowledge
        and of the fear of the LORD;
Is. 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD:
        and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
         neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

Is. 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:
        and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth,
        and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

a breathing or gentle blowing of air, a breath, breeze
1. The air: imber et ignis, spiritus et gravis terra
2. The breath of a god, inspiration:
2. Spiritus, personified, a spirit

Eph. 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
        may give unto you
        the spirit OF wisdom and
        revelation [OF] in the knowledge of him:

Spirit NEVER speaks of a "people" who can be taken captive by those who PEDDLE.


Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Matthew 7:22

Prophēt-euō  one who speaks for a god and interprets his wil
A. to be a prophētēs or interpreter of the gods, “manteueo, Moisa, prophateusō d' egōPi. l.c.; tis prophēteuei theou; who is his interpreter? E.Ion 413
IV. to be a quack doctor, mania . . prophēteusasa with oracular power, Pl.Phdr.244d:

-Prophêtês interpreter, expounder of the will of Zeus, of Tiresias, Pi.N.1.60; Bakkhou p., perh. of Orpheus, E.Rh.972; [Dionusou p., of the Bacchae, Id.Ba.551
Delphic Apollo, [Abaddon, Apollyon] Dios p. esti Loxias patrosA.Eu.19; of the minister [female] and interpreter at Delphi, Hdt.8.36,37  Mousôn prophêtai interpreters of the Muses, 

Prophêtis  [fem. of prophêtês] of the Pythia 2. prophet's wife, LXXIs. 8.3.
(Puthia). The priestess of Apollo at Delphi who pronounced the oracles. See Delphi; Oraculum
Puthios  in h.Ap.373], a, on, ( [Pu_thô] ) Pythian, i.e. Delphian, epith. of Apollo, l.c., Pi.O.14.11, etc. (P. alone is f.l. in E. Ion 285); enPuthiou

"Singing served as a means of inducing ecstatic prophecy (speaking in tongues). Thus the essential relationship between music and prophecy can be clearly seen. This relationship also explains why the expression for "making music" and "prophesying" was often identical in the ancient tongues. origen contra celsum 8.67.
      The Hebrew word
Naba signifies not only "to prophesy" but also "to make music." (Quasten, Johannes, Music and Worship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, p. 39)

Dialog of Phaedrus and Socrates notes:

It might be so if madness were simply an evil ;but there is also a madness which is a divine gift,
and the source of the chiefest blessings granted to men.
For prophecy is a madness, and the prophetess at Delphi and the priestesses at Dodona 
when out of their senses have conferred great benefits on Hellas,
both in public and private life, but when in their senses few or none.

Revelation 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die:
        for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 

Ekklesia, Synagogue or Church is A School of Christ (Christ, Paul, Campbells, etal) therefore, the ONLY role of the elders as sole PASTOR-TEACHERS is to teach that which has been taught. Therefore, anyone who has something NEW is identified by Peter as a false teacher.

Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent.
         If therefore thou shalt not watch,
        I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Revelation 3:4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments;
        and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment;
        and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life,
        but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
Revelation 3:6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Having "a" spirit tell you to remove CHRIST from your public confession seems like a terminal fall from grace.

Paul begins with the message from Jesus Christ--now in His Holy Spirit state--and ends with "hear what the Spirit saith to the churches." No one at Pepperdine will have anything new to ADD claiming that "a" spirit told them how to sow masssive discord.

Arnobius, Musical Mocking VI, p. 479).

"Mocking the belief that Mellonia introduces herself into the entrails, or Limentinus, and that they set themselves to make known what you seek to learn, Arnobius asks--

May it not happen, may it not come to pass, although you craftily conceal it, that the one should take the other's place, deluding, mocking, deceiving, and presenting the appearance of the deity invoked? If the magi, who are so much akin to soothsayers, relate that, in their incantations, pretend gods steal in frequently instead of those invoked; that some of these, moreover, are spirits of grosser substance, who pretend that they are gods, and delude the ignorant by their lies and deceit." (Arnobius Against the Heathen 

The magicians or soothsayers sang their incantations but Arnobius warned that other "gods" or evil spirits seemed to steal in and, instead of divine truth, delivered lies and deceit. No one can justify  instrumental music and performance worship from the Bible or history without lying to God and about God.

"If any one perchance thinks that we are speaking calumnies, let him take the books of the Thracian soothsayer (Orpheus the inventor of musical soothsaying), which you speak of as of divine antiquity; and he will find that we are neither cunningly inventing anything, nor seeking means to bring the holiness of the gods into ridicule, and doing so: for we shall bring forward the very verses which the son of Calliope uttered in the Greek, and published abroad in his songs to the human race through out all all ages."

"With these words she at the same time drew up her garments from the lowest hem ,
And exposed to view formatas inguinibus res ,
Which Baubo grasping with hollow hand, for
Their appearance was infantile, strikes, touches gently.
Then the goddess, fixing her orbs of august light,
Being softened, lays aside for a little the sadness of her mind;
Thereafter she takes the cup in her hand, and laughing,
Drinks off the whole draught of cyceon with gladness."
(Arnobius Against the Heathen, Ante-Nicene, VI, p. 499).

Sophos   A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, harmatēlatas s. Pi.P.5.115, cf. N.7.17;   A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, harmatēlatas s. Pi.P.5.115, cf. N.7.17;

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.), cf. Ar.Ra.896 (lyr.), etc.; tēn tekhnēn -ōteros ib.766; “peri tiPl.Lg.696c; glōssē s. S.Fr.88.10;
Marg-os  A. mad, marge madman! Od.16.421; “maia philē, margēn se theoi thesan23.11, cf. Pi.O.2.96
margoi hēdonai  2. of appetite, greedy, gluttonous, “meta d' eprepe gasteri margēOd.18.2;
3. lewd, lustful, Thgn.581, A.Supp.741, E.El.1027
Pind. O. 2 Songs, rulers of the lyre, what god, what hero, what man shall we celebrate? Indeed, Pisa belongs to Zeus; and Heracles established the Olympic festival, as the finest trophy of battle;...I will aim at Acragas, and speak with true intent a word sworn by oath: no city for a hundred years has given birth to a man more beneficent in his mind or more generous with his hand [95] than Theron. But praise is confronted by greed, which is not accompanied by justice, but stirred up by depraved men, eager to babble and to bury the fine deeds of noble men. Since the sand of the shore is beyond all counting, [100] who could number all the joys that Theron has given others?
Ken Sublett

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