Robert Ballard The Case For Instrumental Music

12.09.15  Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?  The Spirit OF Christ called Lucifer (Venus, Zoe or Eve as the mediatrix of pagans) a Singing And Harp-Playing-Prostitute in the Garden of Eden.

Genesis 3.1  sed et serpens erat callidior cunctis animantibus terrae quae fecerat Dominus Deus qui dixit ad mulierem cur praecepit vobis Deus ut non comederetis de omni ligno paradisi

5175 nâchâsh naw-khawsh' From H5172 ; a snake (from its hiss):—serpent.
H5172 nâchash naw-khash' A primitive root; properly to hiss, that is, whisper a (magic) spell; generally to prognosticate:— X certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) X enchantment, learn by experience, X indeed, diligently observe.

Paul understood Genesis very well: He said that Eve (Evah, vires) was wholly seduced and that Cain was OF that wicked one. WOMEN in Genesis is used by Moses to define the Babylonian system after Israel fell into instrumental-trinitarian PLAY to warn those now sentenced to fall back into effeminate worship even when the roles were played by males.

mŭlĭer  as a term of reproach, a woman, i. e. a coward, poltroon: make womanish, render effeminate

Serpo , of things, to move slowly or imperceptibly, to creep along, proceed gradually,
Of disease, etc.: “si ulcus latius atque altius serpit,gradually spreads,serpentes quasdam (bestias), quasdam esse gradientes,”  “chamaeleon,
 Fire: “exsistit sacer ignis et urit corpore serpens,slowly spreading,  canam, qui leniter
(cf.:sermones Repentes per humum,
A creeping LOUSE

BEAST: has two legs: the word means "A new form of music or Satyric (cappella) Drama.

The newest song which the singers have, (Odyssey)...
"they will be afraid that he may be praising, not some new songs, but a
new kind of song; and this ought not to be praised, or conceived to be the meaning of the poet; for any musical innovation is full of danger in the whole State, and ought to be prohibited. 
"So Damon tells me, and I can quite believe him; he says that when modes of music change,
         the fundamental laws of the State always change with them..." 
"Then," I said, "our guardians must lay the foundations of their fortress in music?"
"Yes," I replied, 'in the form of amusement: and at first sight it always appears harmless
'." (
        The Great Dialogs, Plato, Classic edition, p. 312)

lēnis , I. soft, smooth, mild, gentle, easy, calm. sensus judicat dulce,
dulcis  II. Trop., agreeable, delightful, pleasant, charming, soft, flattering.
orator,Cic. Off. 1, 1, 3; cf. “of orators or writers,” “carmen,id. 12, 10, 33: poëmata, Hor. A. P. 99
carmen , a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental
per me (sc. inem) concordant carmina nervis

, a composition in verse, a poem. Poësis est perpetuum argumentum e id. A. P. 416:scribere,
pangere,Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 40;
Instrumental and Trinitarian idolatry at Mount Sinai was a sin beyond redemption because the people ascribed to The Book of The Covenant but rose up in PLAY.  Acts 7, Romans 10 and 1 Corinthians 10 is the EXAMPLE or PATTERN against the worship of Demons. Apis the golden calf was the symbol of the Egyptian and other trinities repudiated by all of Scripture

God saw this Musical Worship Team and abandoned them to Babylonianism at the temple God did not command


Below: God say this just BEFORE and just AFTER Hezekiah's Plague Stopping Exorcism. This is recorded in 2 Chronicles 29: it is the PATTERN a "spirit" commanded Rick Atchley etal to impose "instrumental praise".  Spiritus in Latin defines the personified spirit as that of Apollon or Abbadon. He is the ruler of the locusts to readers is defined as the leader of the Muses or the adulterous musicians. In Revelation 18 they are defined as sorcerers who HAD deceived the whole world.

The practice in the wilderness, tyre and Jerusalem


Prophesied in Psalm 41

DSS:They have overtaken me in a narrow pass (gap) without escape
        And there is no rest for
me in my trial.
sound my censure upon a harp
        and their
murmuring and storming upon a zither." Ps.41:11

DSS:"The priests shall blow the trumpets of massacre,
the Levites and all the blowers of the ram's horn
        shall sound a
battle alarm, .
        and the foot soldiers shall stretch out their hands against the host...
        and at the sound of the
        they shall begin to
bring down the slain.
        All the people shall cease their
        but the
priests shall continue
blow the trumpets of massacre."  - War Scroll


Judas  was a thief: his bag or box was
always attached to the spotted flute case.

                 He is defined as the familiar friend of Jesus in Psalm 41. He would try to ALARM or TRIUMPH over Jesus: this is a MARK. It was outlawed in the Church of Christ in the Wilderness as vocal or instrumental rejoicing or any speaking beyond the Word


And God WATCHED the prophesied and fulfilled Musical Worship Team
Trumpet, drums, flute, cymbals and castinets with buffoons
Psallo permits ONLY smiting a string with your FINGERS: not a plectrum
Psallo and SOP have the same root meaning.

Revelation 18F: they are all called Sorcerers who HAD once deceived the whole world.
  1. If you say that Churches of Christ which did not use INSTRUMENTS during the School of the Word from the Wilderness onwwars was just and evil tradition.
  2. And from Genesis to Revelation musical machines are said to have been brought by Lucifer (ZOE) into the garden of Eden and resulted in some sexual hanky panky to REVELATION when the Babylon mother of harlot rises again and ALL of her religious STAFF are called sorcerers and will be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.
  3. Then Christ in Jeremiah 23 says that you despise the Word and the Latin word is BLASPHEME
7.16.14 Robert Ballard Are Instrumental Performers Parasites?

Yes!  Christ defined the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness after Israel fell into instrumental idolatry and were sentenced back to Babylon for captivity and death.

It was EXCLUSIVE of Vocal or Instrumental rejoicing or self speakers
It was INCLUSIVE of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word of God.

ALL of the text from God is to be READ for Comfort and Docrine. Being jointly read and rehearsed is the only way to validate God and His Word and show reverence and respect.

Acts 8:28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

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 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city
        them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Acts 23:34 And when the governor had read the letter, he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that he was of Cilicia;

2Cor. 3:14 But their minds were blinded:
        for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away
        in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. 

2Cor. 3:  15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

Col. 4:16 And when this epistle is read among you,
        cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans;
        and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

1Th. 5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

People who minimize the Word, Logos or Regulative Principle are sent strong delusions and they can no longer read the text.

Rev. 5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

People who compose their own sermons rather than read and discuss "that which is written for our learning," performing singers, instrument players, actors, "ministry" leaders, finance ministers etc. are defined by Scripture and recorded history as PARASITES and leaders of an effeminate "worship service" to prevent Jesus from being the only Speaker.

When Jesus MARKED Judas as the son of perdition predestined to try to triumph over (musically) Jesus with the SOP we should understand that SOP and PSALLO have the same root meaning.

Outward Command:
SPEAK "that which is written for our Learning"
ODE and PSALLO IN the heart. Meaning Keep it Silent
BECAUSE: LEXIS or LOGOS is the OPPOSITE of ODE which means to enchant.

Psallo is a word often connected to Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon. He carried his bow and made the string "twang" to send forth a sinning arrow into the literal heart of enemies. He also carried the Lyre which he "plucked" intending to send forth a Love Arrow into his male of female frieds.

Abaddon or Apollyon has been unleased from the pit and is the leader of the LOCUSTS which we understand to be the MUSES as his musical worship team. The muses are known in the literature as dirty adulteresses who become SHEPHERDESSES at Apollo's Worship Center at Delphi and Corinth.

Psallo is USED primarily as:

psallō   pluck, pull, twitch,ps. etheiranpluck the hair: esp. of the bow-string, toxōn kheri psallousi neurastwangthem, E.Ba.784; “kenon krotonLyc.1453; ek keraos ps. belossend a shaft twanging from the bow,

When used of musicalinstruments Psallo means play or pluck II. mostly of the strings of musical instruments, play a stringed instrument with the fingers, and not with the plectron:

Jesus said MY WORDS are SPIRIT and LIFE.  As the antithesis to the "spirit" as a person or people
Ventus , B.  personified as deities, the winds: te, Apollo sancte,  omnipotens Neptune, invoco; Vosque adeo, Venti! Turpil. ap. Cic. Tusc. 4, 34, 73  Lucr. 5, 1230 (1228); cf. Ov. H. 17 (18), 37.—

Spīrĭtus The air: imber et ignis, The BREATH of a god, inspiration: “ spiritum Phoebus [Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon]  mihi, Phoebus artem Carminis Carmen , dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration,

Hor. C. 1, 7, 23;Q. Horatius Flaccus, Odes (ed. John Conington)

Let others Rhodes or Mytilene sing,
Or Ephesus, or Corinth, set between
Two seas, or [Baccho] Thebes, or [Apollo] Delphi, for its king
Each famous, or Thessalian Tempe green;
There are who make chaste Pallas' virgin tower
The daily burden of unending song,
And search for wreaths the olive's rifled bower:
The praise of Juno sounds from many a tongue,
Telling of Argos' steeds, Mycenae's gold.
Mark 6.7 He called to himself the twelve, and began to send them out two by two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits.

Luke 8:2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out;

The Spirit OF God is the BREATH of God and not a "people."

Psallo marks as Lawless those who used a "guitar pick", beat on a drum or blew a flute.

The Phrase:  psallere saltare elegantius,
ē-lēgo , āvi, 1, v. a., convey away (from the family) by bequest, to bequeath away,

pulso I.   Lucr. 4, 931),  to push, strike, beat (cf.: tundo, ferio, pello).
Of musical instruments:chordas digitis et pectine eburno,” to strike, play upon, Verg. A. 6, 647: “chelyn,” (harp) Val. Fl. 1, 139: “pectine nervos,” Sil. 5, 463: “cymbala,” Juv. 9, 62.
A.      In gen., to urge or drive on, to impel, to set in violent motion, to move, agitate, disturb, disquiet:
C.      To drive away, remove, put out of the way

Psalmus , = psalmos
I.      In gen., to play [psalmus] upon a stringed instrument; esp., to play upon the cithara, to sing to the cithara: “psallere saltare elegantius, Sall. C. 25,
Elego I. to convey away (from the family) by bequest, to bequeath away, 
Sal. Cat. 25 In the number of those ladies was Sempronia, a woman who had committed many crimes with the spirit of a man. In birth and beauty, in her husband and her children, she was extremely fortunate; she was skilled in Greek and Roman literature; she could sing, play, and dance, with greater elegance than became a woman of virtue, and possessed many other accomplishments that tend to excite the passions. But nothing was ever less valued by her than honor or chastity.
The Phrasecantare et psallere jucunde,
jūcundus (jōcundus ), a, um, adj. jocus, I. pleasant, agreeable, delightful, pleasing (syn.: gratus, blandus; “class.): est mihi jucunda in malis et grata in dolore vestra erga me voluntas,   verba ad audiendum
mălus , evil, wicked, injurious, destructive, mischievous, hurtful : carmen, i. e. an incantation, Leg. XII. Tab. ap. Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 17: “abi in malam rem,go and be hanged! burdensome,  plagis
male tibi esse malo quam molliter,I would rather you should be unfortunate than effeminate, Sen. Ep. 82, 1cantare et psallere,Suet. Tit. 3:
The Graces as Muses were "blue-eyed blond musical prostitutes." They were Abaddon-Apollyon's Praise Team.

"Philodemus considered it paradoxical that music should be regarded as veneration of the gods while musicians were paid for performing this so-called veneration. Again, Philodemus held as self deceptive the view that music mediated religious ecstasy. He saw the entire condition induced by the noise of cymbals and tambourines as a disturbance of the spirit.

He found it significant that, on the whole, only women and effeminate men fell into this folly.

Accordingly, nothing of value could be attributed to music; it was no more than a slave of the sensation of pleasure, which satisfied much in the same way that food and drink did.

The Phrase: gratus, blandus; The New Hermeneutics or the Kairos Time
Grātus or  kharis religion beloved, dear, acceptable, pleasing, agreeable Herophile Phoebo grata and: “superis deorum gratus (Mercurius) et imis,  carmina,id. C. 1, 15, 14; 3, 11, 23: artes,id. ib. 4, 13, 22: “error mentis, favorite, darlingdeserving or procuring thanks Grata testudo Jovis,[G1361 Diotrephes]


testūdo   Hermes made the first lute or lyre from a tortoise-shell while still in his crib. He is a type of Jubal. 1. Of any stringed instrument of music of an arched shape, a lyre, lute, cithern

Mercŭrĭus , ii, m., = Hermēs,  as a herald, the god of dexterity; in speaking, of eloquence; the bestower of prosperity; the god of traders and thieves; the presider over roads, and conductor of departed souls to the Lower World:  

Mercury or Hermes (Kairos) while still in his cradle scouped out a turtle and made the first lyre: the turtle should be graceful that it would be worshipped even today for its contribution Diotrephes

He gave this harp to Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon who is YOUR musical worship leader even today.
G1361 Diotrephes dee-ot-ref-ace' From the alternate of G2203 and G5142; Jove nourished; Diotrephes, an opponent of Christianity:   From:.

Trepho (g5142) tref'-o; a prim. verb (prop. threpho, but perh. strength. from the base of 5157 through the idea of convolution); prop. to stiffen, i.e. fatten (by impl. to cherish [with food, etc.], pamper, rear): - bring up, feed, nourish  trephô similar words mean that the was RAISED UP by Zeus.

Hor. Ars 395 Orpheus, the priest and interpreter of the gods, deterred the savage race of men from slaughters and inhuman diet; hence said to tame tigers and furious lions: Amphion too, the builder of the Theban wall, was said to give the stones motion with the sound of his lyre, and to lead them whithersoever he would, by engaging persuasion

Pythia canticaHor. Ars 414, songs like the hymns which were sung in honor of Apollo, by the chorus in some comedies. A player, called Pythaules, played during the intervals when the chorus left off singing.
Grata or GRACE in the sense of the Graces and Muses who were musicians under Apollo or Abaddon at Delphi where the Phythian serpent was worshipped.  Other forms are:
khairō1. c. dat. rei, rejoice at, take pleasure in a thing, “nikēIl.7.312; “phēmēOd.2.35; “dōrōHes.Op.358; “molpa [sing and dance], , (melpō) or rhythmic movement with song, 2. more freq. song, suriggos ekhōnthe noteklagg-ē
klagg-ē twang of the bow howling of wolves and lions, baying of dogs, also, of musical instruments of song k. aēdoneios

Everett Ferguson Congregational Singing in Early Church
As "doctors of the Law take away the key to knowledge" Everett Ferguson quotes a lot of Scripture and church history but misses the rest of the story not part of his thesis.

Churches and theologians have probably spend more time trying to justify the use of music in the assemblies of Christ than teaching the lost.  That is because the lust of the eyes and ears looks in vain for the use of any kind of "music" in connection with God's people from Genesis to Revelation.  To the contrary, the Word asssociates musical instruments with Lucifer, warriors threatening the enemy, unauthorized sacrificial exorcism, prostitutes and Sodomites.

LEAVEN from ACU requested Teresa D. Welch, an instrumentalist to review Danny Corbitt's Missing More than Music Teresa does not endorse the ANTI-instrumentalists rehash as well as they might have hoped. Danny says that Paul and Silas sang hymns because they would not have their musical instruments with them.  I have worked on the HYMN word from Greek and Latin text and found that there was two VENUES of performing hymns.

In the Bible sense a Hymn is a prayer from recorded Scripture.
When Hymns are  SUNG the literature adds a word for SING and HYMN
When Hymns are accompanied with instruments they most often identify Dionysus or Apollo (Abaddon, Apollyon) as the "gods" being praised.

See the two major PSALLO words which are never DEFINED. Instead, I will show how the words are used having several meanings.  If we twang a bowstring to send forth a singing arrow into a literal heart then PSALLO would obligate the instrumentalists because there is very little about twanging a HARP string and then the examples are ugly or even forbidden.

Lynn Anderson The Beginning of Musical Idolatry

Danny Corbitt and Matt Dabbs Psallo ripening issues

Danny Corbitt Refuting Everett Ferguson Psallo, Psalmos, Psalmus, Psalma
John T. Willis 2. "Sing" is vocal; "make melody" is instrumental. Psalms 33:2-3; 144:9; 149:1, 3 make this crystal clear. Amos 5:23 further verifies this reality.  People forget that God turned Israel over to worship the starry host because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. The Levites were under the KING and the COMMANDERS of the army: they made war and not worship. We will examine these passages in context. 

Danny Corbitt Refuting Everett Ferguson Psallo, Psalmos, Psalmus, Psalma

Quick Added Notes 4.06.13

These represented all of the pagan sects in Rome such as those of Dionysus and Orpheus.  Both could be pointed out on the days when types of foods were available or prepared in the marketplace or the pagan temples in the Agora: in Athens it was quite separated from the Ekklesia for word-only discussions. The men who translated the Septuagint or LXX were aware that the PSALLO-based words pointed to making war or making strang love in the marketplace. Any lawful citizen able to attend the assembly was swept up by slaves using a red, polluted rope and driven to the ekklesia for instruction only.
A gang of slaves, called Scythians, carrying ropes dipped in red ochre (miltos, hence Miltiades, i.e. the Red-Haired) would travel through the city on the days the Ecclesia was to meet, and would lash those citizens not in attendance with their ropes. With garments thus stained, shamed citizens could legally carry out no business until they visited the meeting grounds of the Ecclesia on the hill called the Pnyx.
  -psallō , fut. so miltokharēs skhoinos psallomenē a carpenter's red line, which is twitched and then suddenly let go, so as to leave a mark, AP6.103 (Phil.):
-Phurô  I. to mix something dry with something wet, mostly with a sense of mixing so as to soil or defile, to be doomed to have one's hair defiled with earth, II. metaph. to mingle together, confusebioton ek pephurmenou kai thēriōdous diestathmēsato from a confused and savage state, E.Supp. 201.
Agora a^g, as, Ion. agorē , ēs, , (ageirō):— 2. market-place,
III. business of the agora:
1. public speaking, gift of speaking, mostly in pl., eskh' agoraōn withheld him from speaking, generally, provisions, supplies,
Agoraios b. agoraios, , market-day, IGRom.4.1381 (Lydia). (The distn. agoraios vulgar, agoraios public speaker, drawn by Ammon., etc., is prob. fictitious.)
Agorazō a^g, fut. asō Ar.Lys.633,
Men. 828:—frequent theagora, hai gunaikes a. kai kapēleuousiHdt.2.35, 4.164, cf. Arist.Ph.196a5, Com.Adesp.710; occupy the market-place, Th.6.51.
2Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ,
        and maketh manifest the savour of HIS knowledge by us in every place.
2Corinthians 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ,
         in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
2Corinthians 2:16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death;
        and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
2Corinthians 2:17 For we are NOT as many,
polus great, mighty,megas kai pollos egeneoHdt.7.14, cf. E.Hipp.1; ho p. sophistēs, stratēgos
stra^tēg-os 5. an officer who had the custody of the Temple at Jerusalem, “ho s. tou hierouEv.Luc. 22.52, Act.Ap.4.1, J.BJ6.5.3.
which corrupt the word of God:
but as of sincerity, but as of God,
        in the sight of God
        speak we in Christ.
ka^pēl-euō , A. to be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade, Hdt.1.155, 2.35, Isoc.2.1
2. metaph., k. ta prēgmata, of Darius, Hdt.3.89; k. ta mathēmata sell learning by retail, hawk it about, Pl. Prt.313d; “k. ton logon tou theou2 Ep.Cor.2.17adultery
The Psallo based words MARK a church, Kirke, or Circe: it is the mark of marketimereligion. You remember that Jesus cast the pipers inducing singing or lamenting or dancing into the MARKETPLACE along with all of the other merchandisers: there SHALL NOT--CANNOT be a Canaanite or Trader in the House of God
Zech 14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein:
        and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.

Kennaniy (h3669) ken-ah-an-ee'; patrial from 3667; a Kenaanite or inhabitant of Kenaan; by impl. a pedlar (the Canaanites standing for their neighbors the Ishmaelites, who conducted mercantile caravans): - Canaanite, merchant, trafficker.

H3667 kena‛an ken-ah'-an From H3665 ; humiliated; Kenaan, a son of Ham; also the country inhabited by him:—Canaan, merchant, traffick.

Mercātor , ōris, m. id.,
I. a trader, merchant, esp. a wholesale dealer (opp. to caupo, a retailer; class.).
I.  Lit.: “venalicii mercatoresque,Cic. Or. 70, 232: “multi ad eos mercatores ventitant,Caes. B. G. 4, 3. —
II.Transf.A. A dealer, speculator: “non consules, sed mercatores provinciarum,Cic. post Red. in Sen. 4, 10.—Rarely of a petty dealer: “vilis sacci mercator olentis,Juv. 14, 269.—
B.A buyer, purchaser: “signorum,Cic. Verr. 1, 20, 60: “veneni,Juv. 13, 154.

The word CHURCH does not define the Ekklesia:
kuklos   of the circle which hunters draw round their game,
3  place of assembly, of the “agora, hieros k.Il.18.504; “ho k. tou Zēnos tōgoraiou
b. crowd of people standing round, ring or circle of people,
Eur. Hipp. 953  Continue then your confident boasting, take up a diet of greens and play the showman with your food, make Orpheus your lord and engage in mystic rites, holding the vaporings of many books in honor.2 [955] For you have been found out. To all I give the warning: avoid men like this. For they make you their prey with their high-holy-sounding words while they contrive deeds of shame.
2 Theseus compares Hippolytus to the Orphics, an ascetic religious sect that ate a vegetarian diet and had a reputation for hypocrisy.
Bakkh-euō , A.  celebrate the mysteries of Bacchus, Hdt.4.79.

Eur. IT 1243 Lovely is the son of Leto, [1235] whom she, the Delian, once bore in the fruitful valleys, golden-haired, skilled at the lyre; and also the one who glories in her well-aimed arrows. [1240] For the mother, leaving the famous birth-place, brought him from the ridges of the sea to the heights of Parnassus, with its gushing waters, which celebrate the revels for Dionysus.
The Dionysus worshipers are those who do "evil things in the dark." Paul silenced them and everything which did not contribute to PEACE AND EDIFICATION which in this case is ONLY Education by "using one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our learning" (Romans 15). Disciples are students or learners and musical performances and speaking in tongues are identified by the same word for SPEAK.

Revised 9.28.13  Well, even when God ABANDONED the Jews to worship the Starry Host because of instrumental idolatry, He never, ever commanded anything more than the two silver trumpets.  The Spirit OF Christ defined the assembly of the godly and OUTLAWED vocal or instrumental rejoicing or preaching as in "sermonizing."

The "proof text" has God commanding that the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites to STAND IN RANKS under the King and Commanders of the Army.  They made a loud noise and warned that ANY one not connected with the abandoned and cursed Civil - Military - Clergy complex who came NEAR any "holy" thing or into any covered house were to be EXECUTED.  Everyone but the abandoned abandoned nobility was quarantined to their isolated areas and must be OUTSIDE the Camp or gates.

ONLY when they began burning the GOATS for the fully abandoned Israel nation did the Levites make a NOISE with the instruments commanded by DAVID the king.


Here Symmachus, greatly wondering at what was spoken, says: WhaTt, Lamprias, will you permit our tutelar god,

called Evius, the inciter of women, famous for the honors he has conferred upon him by madmen, to be inscribed and enrolled in the mysteries of the Jews?

Or is there any solid reason that can be given to prove Adonis to be the same with Bacchus? Here Moeragenes interposing, said: Do not be so fierce upon him, for I who am an Athenian answer you, and tell you, in short, that these two are the very same.

And no man is able or fit to bring the chief confirmation of this truth, but those amongst us who are initiated and skilled in the triennial or chief mysteries of the god.

But what no religion forbids to speak of among friends, especially over wine, the gift of Bacchus, I am ready at the command of these gentlemen to disclose.

When all the company requested and earnestly begged it of him; first of all (says he), the time and manner of the greatest and most holy solemnity of the Jews is exactly agreeable to the holy rites of Bacchus; for that which they call the Fast they celebrate in the midst of the vintage, furnishing their tables with all sorts of fruits while they sit under tabernacles made of vines and ivy; and the day which immediately goes before this they call the day of Tabernacles.

Within a few days after they celebrate another feast, not darkly but openly, dedicated to Bacchus, for they have a feast amongst them called Kradephoria, from carrying palm-trees, and Thyrsophoria, when they enter into the temple carrying thyrsi.

Plutarch of Chaeronea held that the God of the Jews was none other than Dionysos. "First the time and character of the greatest, most sacred holiday of the Jews clearly befit Dionysos. When they celebrate their so-called Fast, at the height of the vintage, they set out tables of all sorts of fruit under tents and huts plaited for the most part of vines and ivy.

They call the first of the two days Tabernacles. A few days later they celebrate another festival, this time identified with Bacchos not through obscure hints but plainly called by his name, a festival that is a sort of 'Procession of Branches' or 'Thyrsos Procession' in which they enter the Temple each carrying a thyrsos.

What they do within I know not; but it is very probable that they perform the rites of Bacchus. First they have little trumpets, such as the Grecians used to have at their Bacchanalia to call upon their gods withal. Others go before them playing upon harps, which they call Levites, whether so named from Lusius or Evius,--either word agrees with Bacchus.

 And I suppose that their Sabbaths have some relation to Bacchus; for even now many call the Bacchi by the name of Sabbi, and they make use of that word at the celebration of Bacchus's orgies. And this may be discovered out of Demosthenes and Menander. Nor would it be out of place, were any one to say that the name Sabbath was given to this feast from the agitation and excitement [enthousi-astikos ] which the priests of Bacchus display.
The Israelites fell into the instrumental idolatry of the sun gods including o (Abaddon, yon) and their SERVICE with instruments was called Hard Bondage or Abad which is the service of Abaddon. o is called the Sun God.

Helios in his chariot (Greek: "Sun"), in Greek religion, the sun god. He drove a chariot daily from east to west across the sky and sailed around the northerly stream of Ocean each night in a huge cup. In classical Greece, Helios was especially worshiped in Rhodes, where from at least the early 5th century BC he was regarded as the chief god, to whom the island belonged. His worship spread as he became increasingly identified with other deities, often under Eastern influence.

From the 5th century BC, o, originally a deity of radiant purity, was more and more interpreted as a sun god. During the  Hell has seven divisions, one beneath the other. They are called Sheol, Abaddon, Beer Shahat, Tit ha-Yawen, Sha'are Mawet, Sha'are Zalmawet, and Gehenna.-- The Legends of the Jews, Louis Ginzberg]

lucĭfer, fe(ra, fe(rum, adj. [lux-fero] , light-bringing: itaque ut apud Graecos Dianam, eamque Luciferam, sic apud nostros Junonem (Juno)
A. The morning-star, the planet Venus: stella  Hesperos
B. The fabled son of Aurora [Eos] and Cephalus

-Hêlios II. as pr. n., Helios, the sun-god, Od.8.271, dentified with o, Carm.Pop.12, E.Fr.781.11; with Dionysus, D.Chr.31.11, etc.
2. Hēliou astēr, of the planet Saturn, v.l. in Pl.Epin.987c,  [Lucifer, Zoe, daughters of Eve]
HERE IS THE PATTERN FOLLOWED BY ALL WHO PRACTICE "WORSHIP SERVICES" WHICH REPLACE THE EKKLESIA OR THE SCHOOL (only) OF THE WORD (only) of CHRIST (only). That includes the Prophets by the Spirit OF Christ and the prophecies made more certain by Jesus of Nazareth. The Apostles were eye-- and ear-- witnesses of the risen Jesus Christ who returned at Pentecost as promised and "poured out what you see and hear." That is why A Church of Christ does not do ritualistic worship services as a legalistic way to gain God's favor.  Music is the most works-intensive effort every invented by men. 

Paul and John wrote in the context of the Greek Classics which were a major means of religion and education in the theaters.
Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute

We are saved by Grace through FAITH. From what are we saved?


Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world,
        according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Kosmos , ho,  natgural, II.rnament, decoration, esp. of women; “hieros k.OGI90.40 (Rosetta, ii B. C.): pl., ornaments, A.Ag.1271; “hoi peri to sōma k.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.).
Hēdu^-melēs , Dor. had- , Aeol. ad- , es,
A. sweet-singing, “khelidoiAnacr.67, cf. Sapph.122(Comp.), Pi.N.2.25; sweet-sounding, “xoanaS.Fr.238, etc.: poet. fem., “hēdumeleia surigxNonn.D.29.287.
Surigx , iggos, ,
2. cat-call, whistle, hiss, as in theatres, Id.Lg.700c; cf. “surizō11.2, surigmos:—the last part of the nomos Puthikos was called surigges, prob. because it imitated the dying hisses of the serpent Pytho, Str.9.3.10.
3. mouthpiece of the aulos

Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon [educated by] the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

1Corinthians 10:1 Moreover, brethren,
         I would not that ye should be ignorant,
        how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
1Corinthians 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
1Corinthians 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
1Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink:
        for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them:
        and that Rock was Christ.
1Corinthians 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased:
        for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
1Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples,
        to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
Epithu_m-ētēs , oi, ho,
A. one who longs for or desires, neōterōnergōnHdt.7.6; [dogmatōn] And.4.6; “ergōnLys.12.90; timēs, sophias, Pl.R.475b, etc.; phusei polemou e. Arist.Pol.1253a6; “kakōn1 Ep.Cor.10.6; “allotriōnBGU531 ii 22 (ii A.D.).
2.  abs., lover, follower, X.Mem.1.2.60.
b.  one who lusts, LXX Nu.11.34.
Dogma , atos, to, (dokeō) A. that which seems to one, opinion or belief, Pl.R.538c; notion, Pl.Tht.158d, al. philosophical doctrines,
1Corinthians 10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles [Gens] [ sacrifice,
         they sacrifice to devils, and not to God:
         and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
Daemŏnĭum  II.  An evil spirit, demon, App. Mag. p. 315, 10; Vulg. Deut. p. 32, 17;
daimonaō ,  A. to be under the power of a daimōn, to suffer by a divine visitation,daimona domos kakoisA.Ch.566; “daimonōntes en ataId.Th. 1008 (lyr.): abs., to be possessed, to be mad, E.Ph.888, X.Mem.1.1.9, Plu.Marc.20, etc.; “daimonasMen.140.

Greek: Daimonios , II. from Hdt. and Pi. downwds. (Trag. in lyr.), heaven-sent, miraculous, marvellous,bōlaxPi.P.4.37; “terasB.15.35, S.Ant.376
2. of persons, “ d. hōs alēthōs kai thaumastōId.Smp.219b; ho peri toiauta sophos d. anēr ib.203a; “daimonios tēn sophianLuc.Philops.32: Comp. “-ōterosD.C.53.8.
Sophos , ē, on, mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.),

Sophia A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, in divination,
1 Cor. 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

1 Corinthians 10.7 mēde eidōlolatrai ginesthe, kathōs tines autōn: hōsper gegraptaiEkathisen ho laos phagein kai pein, kai anestēsan paizein.”

Paizō pais  I. properly, to play like a child, to sport,  alla pepaistai metriōs hēmin, of the chorus, Ar. Th.1227.  4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōn”   dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16.

Aristoph. Frogs 225
Rightly so, you busybody.
the Muses of the fine lyre love us
And so does horn-crested Pan, playing his reed pipe.
And the harpist o delights in us as well,
On account of the reed, which as a bridge for his lyre

, ho, o: Abaddon, yon The name of a NUMBER
phorm-iktēs , ou, Dor. phorm-miktas , ho, A. lyre-player, of Orpheus, Pi.P.4.176
phorm-iktos , ē, on, A. sung TO the phormigx, kai peza kai ph. (sc. melē) S.Fr.16.

, eos, to, 2. music to which a song is set, tune, Arist.Po.1450a14;
3. melody of an instrument,phormigx d' au phtheggoith' hieron m. ēde kai aulos” ; “aulōn pamphōnon m.Pi.P.12.19;
5.  play amorously, “pros allēlousX.Smp.9.2; “
II. est, sport, Hdt.2.28, 5.4, 9.11; make fun with a person,
Empaizō , fut. To be deluded  2. euphem. in mal. part., LXXJd. 19.25.
II. sport in or on, hôs nebros chloerais e. leimakos hêdonais E.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois choroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; tôi  Luc.Lex.5

Paig-ma , atos, to, A. play, sport, lōtos hotan . . paigmata bremē whene'er the pipe sounds its sportive strains, E.Ba.161(lyr.); “Ludia p. lurasLyr.Alex.Adesp.37.15.II. 'child's play', to toiouto p. tōn logōn

"In the New Testament there is nowhere any emphasis laid on the musical form of the hymns; and in particular none on instrumental accompaniment whereas this is significantly paganism." (Delling, Gerhard, Worship in the New Testament, trans. Percy Scott Phil. Westminster press, 1962, p. 86).

A Devil will deliberately lie about the Truth of the Word:
Lying pseudos
in NT of what is opposed to religious truth, false doctrine, Ep.Rom.1.25; poiōn bdelugma kai ps., i.e. doing what is repugnant to the true faith, Apoc.21.27;
2.  esp. of divine or supernatural action, Ep.Eph.1.19, al., Aristeas 266; “e. theou Dios BaitokaikēsOGI262.4 (Syria, iii A.D.); magical operation,hiera e.
party feelings or attachments, rivalries, s. iskhurai philōn peri tinosHdt.5.5; “kata spoudasAr.Eq.1370, Ael.VH3.8; spoudai erōtōn erotic enthusiasms, Pl.Lg.632a.

Apoc 21.[27] There will in no way enter into it anything profane, or one who causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Daimons continued:  on, ephē, daimonias huperbolēs ! Id.R.509c.
2. Of persons, “ d. hōs alēthōs kai thaumastōId.Smp.219b; ho peri toiauta sophos d. anēr  lokhos gunaikōn, of the Furies, A.Eu.46;
Thaum-astos , Ion. thōm- , ē, on, A. wonderful, marvellous, first in neut. as Adv.,
th. karposId.9.122
III. to be worshipped, “oudeis m' areskei nukti thaumastos theōnE.Hipp.106.
Hdt. 9.122 [3] Cyrus heard them, and found nothing to marvel at in their design; “Go ahead and do this,” he said; “but if you do so, be prepared no longer to be rulers but rather subjects. Soft lands breed soft men; wondrous fruits of the earth and valiant warriors grow not from the same soil.” [4] The Persians now realized that Cyrus reasoned better than they, and they departed, choosing rather to be rulers on a barren mountain side than dwelling in tilled valleys to be slaves to others.
1. a place of ambush, place for lying in wait, Hom., Eur.
2. the act of lying in wait, lokhon heisai to place an ambuscade,

Xen. Cyrop. 5.5.2 Cyrus had given orders to bring out the tent of the Assyrian king which the Medes had selected for Cyaxares, to make it ready with all kinds of furnishings, and to conduct into the women's apartments of the tent the woman and with her the music-girls, who had been selected for Cyaxares. And this was done.
ib.203a; “daimonios tēn sophian Luc.Philops.32: Comp. “-ōterosD.C.53.8.
Sophia , A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, tektonos,
in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8, etc divination
cunning, shrewdness, craft, Hdt.1.68, etc.; to loidorēs ai theous ekhthra s. Pi.O. 9.38.
dēmēgorikos from dēmēgoros of or for public speaking, qualified for it, Xen.: - (sc. tekhnē), = dēmēgoria,


Mousa_geta_s , a, ho, Dor. for Mousēgetēs (v. infr.), A.leader of the Muses, epith. of o, Pi.Fr.116; “ho m. kai arkhagetas tas poiētikas theos” (Delph. Mousēgetēs , Pl.Lg. 653c, D.S.1.18, Jul.Or.4.132a, al.; voc. Mousēgeta^ , IG12(5).893 (Tenos); also Epithet of Heracles, in dat. Mousagētē ,

Strabo Geography [-10.3.10] And on this account Plato, and even before his time
Pythagoreians, called philosophy music 

andt hey say that the universe is constituted in accordance with harmony,
assuming that every form of music is the work of the gods.
And in this sense, also, the
Muses are goddesses,
o is leader of the Muses,
and poetry as a whole is laudatory of the gods.

And by the same course of reasoning they also attribute to music the upbuilding of morals, believing that everything which tends to correct the mind is close to the gods.

Now most of the Greeks assigned to Dionysus, o, Hecate, the Muses (9 women team), and above all to Demeter, everything of an orgiastic or Bacchic or choral nature, as well as the mystic element in initiations; and they give the name "Iacchus" not only to Dionysus but also to the leader-in-chief of the mysteries, who is the genius of Demeter.
Rev. 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name yon.

o is considered to have dominion over plague, light, healing, colonists, medicine, archery, poetry, prophecy, dance, reason, intellectualism, Shamans, and as the patron defender of herds and flocks. o had a famous oracle in Crete and other notable ones in Clarus and Branchidae.

o is known as the leader of the Muses ("musagetes") and director of their choir. His attributes include: swans, wolves, dolphins, bows and arrows, a laurel crown, the cithara (or lyre) and plectrum. The sacrificial tripod is another attribute, representative of his prophetic powers.

The swan and grasshopper symbolize music and song; the hawk, raven, crow and snake have reference to his functions as the god of prophecy.The chief festivals held in honour of o were the Carneia, Daphnephoria, Delia, Hyacinthia, Pyanepsia, Pythia and Thargelia.

Thalrgelia in Greek religion, one of the chief festivals of o at Athens, celebrated on the sixth and seventh days of Thargelion (May-June). Basically a vegetation ritual upon which an expiatory rite was grafted, the festival was named after the first fruits, or the first bread from the new wheat.

On the first day of the festival, one or two men (or a man and a woman), representing the deity but also acting as scapegoats for community guilt, were first led through the city and then driven out. Occasionally, as in times of heavy calamity, they were sacrificed, being either thrown into the sea or burned on a funeral pyre. On the second day of the festival, there were a thanks offering, a procession, and the official registration of adopted persons.

-o  o exercises an elevating and inspiring influence on the mind as god of music, which, though not belonging to him alone any more than atonement and prophecy, was yet pre-eminently his province. In Homer he is represented only as a player on the lyre,
song is the province of the Muses;
but in course of time he grows to be the
god, as they are the goddesses, of song and poetry,
        and is therefore
Mousagetês (leader of the Muses) as well as master of the choral dance,
which goes with music and song. And as the friend of all that beautifies life he is intimately
    associated with the Graces
[Graces meaning CHARIS meaning Charismatic
        meaning the MARK of homosexual "worship"]

Revised 8.29.13
God set a mouse trap so that the text is actually INVERTED for those not OF TRUTH or not the lost spirits Jesus cam to seek and save. He did not pray for the world and God hides from the wise or Sophists defined as self-preachers, singers and instrument players.

The command is to SPEAK the ODES
-lexis , eōs, h(, (legō B) A. speech, OPPOSITE. ōdē, Pl.Lg.816d; l. ē praxis speech or action, Id.R.396c; ho tropos tēs l. ib.400d; ta lexei dēloumena orders given by word of mouth,

-ōdē , , contr. for aoidē,
en tais ōdais kai melesinR.399c, cf. 398c; OPPOSITE. lexis,

Psallo has never and can never speak of musical melody.  If someone said:

SPEAK to the students about the rules of grammar
SING and WHISTLE in the bathroom.

Is that too hard to understand? According to Paul if you tamper with the Word God sends strong delusions so that you believe your own lies. The results are Lying Wonders: lying wonders are rhetoric, singing, playing, juggling or acting AS a religious act--that legalism word.

Notice that ODE must include melos is you intend to SING.
MELOS or melody B. esp. musical member, phrase: hence, song, strain, Cratin.236; melē, ta, lyric poetry, choral songs, opp. Epic or Dramatic verse,
2. music to which a song is set, tune, Arist.Po.1450a14; OPPOSITE. rhuthmos, metron, Pl.Grg. 502c
3. melody of an instrument, “phormigx d' au phtheggoith' hieron m. ēde kai aulosOPPOSITE. rhuthmos, rhēma,

The Phormigx was the instrument of o (Abaddon, yon):  He was the father of musical harmony on his lyre. The psallo word is specificially related to o making his bow string twang to send forth a singing arrow into a literal heart.  His lyre sent forth love arrows into his often male lovers.  Most of the PLUCKING passages referenced by Stark, Payne and Burgess point directly to older males plucking strings to seduce a young male.   It was common to speak of "shooting forth hymns" without any of the ugliness associated with psallo.  God was not stupid: if He wanted to speak about any king of musical melody especially the Greek literates knew to use multiple words or a compound word devoted to EACH instrument or an accompaniment.

There is no lyric poetry in the Bible: Plucking a string and then singing TO that sound is not tuneful.

Rhēma , A.that which is said or spoken, word, saying
kata rhēma apaggeilai word for word
You cannot speak in the LOGOS sense (The Regulative Principle) because it is opposite to rhetoric, poetry or music.  Robert may SEE the text as commanding SINGING psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (all inspired) instead of SPEAKING.  Oding is the OPPOSITE of SPEAKING so Paul commanded that the normal pagan singing and playing instruments be SILENCED.

Theologians (Doctors of the Law) took over once-Christian Colleges the staff and most of the influence flooded in boasting of "Exercising Prophetic roles as Channellers to train advanced degrees to go out and facilitate (manipulate) the demise of conservative churches of Christ.  That translates into ANTI-instrumentalist who REFUSE to Affirm instruments or Conform by joining the "unity" movement. Those who refuse to Affirm and continue to teach the olden Text (pre post modern) have been declared subject to any means, fair or foul, to "infiltrate and divert."  Jesus thus defined the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites meaning in Ezekiel 33 self-speakers, singers and instrument players.

Jesus will ask WHY have you agreed among yourselves to blaspheme the Holy Spirit OF Christ in the prophets by saying that GOD has commanded your movement to claim that GOD COMMANDED INSTRUMENTAL PRAISE and YOU had better not be disobedient?  Jesus left THE MARK of A Church (school) of Christ and that is why those with no role and no dole are so anxious to use MUSIC which means "to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter."  This sorcery or witchcraft is recorded on clay tablets some up to 2,000 years old when Moses wrote his WARNING.  The eternal story is of a goddess getting the father god drunk and stealing all of the ME or magical powers including "the power of the eldership, the power of musical instruments and the power of stroking the private parts" which is proven by medical science.  The Spirit OF Christ  proved that it was the WOMEN who led the worship in Ezekiel 8

She rears her ugly head in Revelation 17 and uses "lusted after fruits" (same as in Amos 8) as speakers, singers and instrument players.  John calls them sorcerers who HAD once deceived the whole world.   The MARKS are that Christ removes the Lamps or seven Spirits OF Christ (Isaiah 11) at the same time the rhetoricians, singers and instrument players. The next act is that they will be cast alive into the lake of fire.  Christ gave us the PROPHETIC type in Isaiah 30

The MARKS in sight and sound of God driving His enemies into "hell" are wind, string and percussion instruments.  These are the same instruments the "singing and harp-playing prostitute" brought into the Garden of Eden when He-She-It was "cast as profane" (that praise word) out of God's presence.

Civil Greek Society promised to "tar and feather" any person who came into their community wanting to sell their speeches, poems and music and whatever need you have.


John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own:
        but because ye are not of the world,
        but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord.
        If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you;
        if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
John 15:21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake,
        because they know not him that sent me.
John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin:
         but now they have no cloke for their sin.
John 15:23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

Aristot. Nic. Eth. 1175b.1

But things that are akin to things of different kinds must themselves differ in kind. [3] A still clearer proof may be drawn
        from the hindrance that activities
        receive from the pleasure derived from other activities.

For instance, persons fond of the flute
        cannot give their attention
to a philosophical discussion [The LOGOS Regulative Principle]
        when they overhear someone playing the flute,
        because they enjoy music more than the activity in which they are engaged;
                therefore the pleasure afforded by the music of the flute
                impairs the activity of study.

hoi gar philauloi adunatousi tois logois prosekhein, ean katakousōsin aulountos,

Worship of God is giving all of our attention to God and the LOGOS
-prosekhō The ONLY worship concept in A Church of Christ
3. turn to or towards a thing, p. ommaE.HF931: mostly, p. ton nounturn one's mind, attention to a thing, be intent on it,
ou prosekhei ta pragmata” “p. nomon theouLXX Is.1.11, cf. Ex.34.11: also p. apo tōn hagiōn, tōn grammateōn, ib.Le.22.2, Ev.Luc.20.46; “p. tou phagein haimaLXX De.12.23; p. hina mastigōthēs ib.2 Ch.25.16.
Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said unto him, Art thou made of the king’s counsel? forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
Luke 20:46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets,
        and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
Luke 20:47 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers [Hymns]:
        the same shall receive greater damnation.

Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites.   IN Ezekiel 33 Christ named self-speakers, singers and instrument players for hire.  Therefore, to SHOW FORTH would be to prophesi in order to fleece those Jesus set free.

katesthiō animals of prey, serpent 2. eat up, devour one's substance
prophēt-euō 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
Mant-euomai , (mantis):—divine, prophesy, modi, draw divinations from or by means of
2. generally, presage, forebode, surmise, of presentiment, Opposite knowledge
II. consult an oracle, seek divinations, Pi.O.7.31, Hdt.1.46, 4.172, etc.; “en DelphoisiId.6.76;
Pind. O. 7 Grace, which causes life to flourish, looks with favor now on one man, now on another, with both the sweet-singing lyre and the full-voiced notes of flutes. And now, with the music of flute and lyre alike I have come to land with Diagoras, singing the sea-child of Aphrodite and bride of Helios...Disturbances of the mind lead astray even a wise man. Tlepolemus went and sought the god's oracle.

1Corinthians 14:23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? mainomai , fut. to be mad with wine, of Bacchic frenzy, “mainomenos Diōnusos2. of things, rage, riot, esp. of fire,

The Mad Women of Corinth would be prophesying (11:5) or speaking other than those who spoke for instruction in a tongue or minor dialect dialekton logous pherein to bring news, {New}

II. chatter, opp. articulate speech, as of locusts, chirp, Theoc.5.34; mesēmbrias lalein tettix (sc. eimi), a very grasshopper to chirp at midday, Aristopho 10.6; “anthrōpinōs l.Strato Com.1.46.
III. of musical sounds, “aulō laleōTheoc.20.29; of trees, v.supr.1.2; “di'aulou ē salpiggos l.Arist. Aud.801a29; of Echo, D.C.74.14: also c.acc. cogn., magadin lalein sound the magadis, Anaxandr.35.

II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song, “m. stugeraA.Eu.308 (anap.); “euphamosId.Supp.695 (lyr.); “kanakhan . . theias antiluron mousasS.Tr.643  “aluros m.Id.Ph.1028 (lyr.); “dia mousas ēxaId.Alc.962

Pind. I. 2
The men of old, Thrasybulus, who mounted the chariot of the Muses with their golden headbands, joining the glorious lyre, lightly shot forth their honey-voiced songs for young men, if one was handsome and had [5] the sweetest ripeness that brings to mind Aphrodite on her lovely throne. For in those days the Muse was not yet a lover of gain, nor did she work for hire. And sweet gentle-voiced odes did not go for sale, with silvered faces, from honey-voiced Terpsichore. But as things are now, she bids us heed [10] the saying of the Argive man, which comes closest to actual truth: “Money, money makes the man,” he said, when he lost his wealth and his friends at the same time.
Because, as Acts 7 makes clear, God had "turned them over to worship the starry host" rather than the Creator of the host BECAUSE of Musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.

To show or shine forth is prophēt-ēs ,  As PRETEND revealers they were New Wineskinners.
.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 o, “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.

-prosku^n-ētos , ē, on, be worshipped, worshipful Mousaistai

Mousagetēs 1 doric for Mousēgetēs leader of the Muses, Lat. Musagetes, of o [Abaddon, yon] , Plat.1 Mous-a_getēs, ou, ho,

Mousa_geta_s , a, ho, Dor. for Mousēgetēs (v. infr.), A.leader of the Muses, epith. of o, Pi.Fr.116; “ho m. kai arkhagetas tas poiētikas theos” (Delph. Mousēgetēs , Pl.Lg. 653c, D.S.1.18, Jul.Or.4.132a, al.; voc. Mousēgeta^ , IG12(5).893 (Tenos); also Epithet of Heracles, in dat. Mousagētē ,

Mouseios , on, Aeol. Moisaios , a, on, (Mousa)\ A.of or belonging to the Muses, “hedraE.Ba.410 (lyr.); Moisaion harma the car of Poesy, Pi.I.8 (7).67; lithos M. a monument of song, Id.N.8.47. II. musical, “kelados

Mouso-polos , on, A.serving the Muses, poetic, “oikiaSapph. 136 (s. v.l.); m. stonakha a tuneful lament, E.Ph.1499 (lyr.); kheires, stephanos, AP9.270 (Marc. Arg.), 12.257 (Mel.); mousopole thēr, addressed to Pan, Castorio 2.5. II. Subst., bard, minstrel, E.Alc. 445

Kat-a^kouō, A hear and obey, be subject, “Arabioi oudama katēkousan epi doulosunē PersēsiHdt.3.88, cf. App.Syr. 55; tinos D.1.23, Arr.Fr.7J., App.Mith.57, , ib.314c; “k. aulountos

A. auliōnIG7.3211,3212 (Orchom. Boeot.): (aulos):—play on the flute,Phrugion aulēsen melos[the musical melody word] . Hdt. 1.141, 2.60, Pl.Prt.327a: c. dat. pers., X.Smp.2.8, etc.; au. exodon play a finale, Ar.V.582; au. eiresian, of the boatswain, Plu.Alc. 2:— Pass., of tunes, to be played on the flute,ho Bakkheios rhuthmos ēuleitoX. Smp.9.3; “auleitai pan melathronis filled with music, E.IT367.


Logos  computation, reckoning 2. statement of a theory, argument, ouk emeu alla tou l. akousantas prob. in Heraclit.50; logon ēde noēma amphis alētheiēs discourse and reflection on reality,
IV. inward debate of the soul, reflection, deliberation
Regulative and formative forces, derived from the intelligible and operative in the sensible universe,

Opposite to epithumia
 A. desire, yearning, longing after a thing, desire of or for it, Theaomai :--gaze at, behold, mostly with a sense of wonder3. view as spectators
Opposite Pathos  A. that which happens to a person or thing, incident, accident,
Opposite Poiein to excite passion, Arist.Rh.1418a12; V. Rhet., emotional style or treatment,
Opposite Enthousi-astikos , ē, on, A. inspired,phusisPl.Ti.71e; esp. by music,
VI. verbal expression or utterance, lego, lexis
      -Lexis A.speech, OPPOSITE ôidê

-ôidê, of song 5. = eppsdê, spell, incantation
4. text of an author,  OPPOSITE exegesis [Peter's private interpretation outlaws exegesis]
Prose OPPOSITE -poiêsis, Id.R.390a;
OPPOSITE -poiêtikê, D.H.Comp.6; opp. poiêmata, onomatopoeic word

OPPOSITE  emmetra Modus   2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode: Mūsĭcus a, um, adj., = mousikos.
X. the Word or Wisdom of God, personified as his agent in creation and world-government,

347c] But if he does not mind, let us talk no more of poems and verses, but consider the points on which I questioned you at first, Protagoras, and on which I should be glad to reach, with your help, a conclusion.

For it seems to me that arguing about poetry is comparable to the wine-parties of common market-folk. These people, owing to their inability to carry on a familiar conversation over their wine by means of their own voices and discussions
[4] The same thing occurs in other cases when a man tries to do two things at once; the pleasanter activity drives out the other, the more so if it is much more pleasant, until the other activity ceases altogether.

Hence, when we enjoy something very much, we can hardly do anything else; and when we find a thing only mildly agreeable, we turn to some other occupation; for instance, people who eat sweets at the theater do so
especially when the acting is bad.

5] And since our activities [of the flute] are sharpened, prolonged and improved by their own pleasure, and impaired by the pleasures of other activities, it is clear that pleasures differ widely from each other. In fact alien pleasures have almost the same effect on the activities as their own pains; since, when an activity causes pain, this pain destroys it, for instance, if a person finds writing or doing sums unpleasant and irksome; for he stops writing or doing sums, because the activity is painful.

Aristotle on Politics 8
2. or whether we ought rather to think that
music tends in some degree to virtue (music being capable of producing a certain quality of character
just as gymnastics are capable of producing a certain quality of body,
        music accustoming men to be able to rejoice rightly);
3. or that it contributes something to intellectual
entertainment and culture (for this must be set down as a third alternative among those mentioned).
        Now it is not difficult to see that one must not make amusement the object of the education of the young;
        for amusement does not go with learning--learning is a painful process.

Jesus said that preaching the Word is a painful process: it will get you despised, rejected and killed.

Learning is a painful process: that is why THEOLOGY has replaced the WORD and you can just parott what the doctors of the Law tell you and force you to confess to make YOU a doctor of the law so that YOU can take away the key to knowledllge.

Never get neutered by a "musical worship service" which the texts Paul and John read trying to SILENCE the Words of Christ in song and sermon:

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him:
        for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
        and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. [ekzēt-eō ,]
1Peter 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently,
        who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit OF Christ which was in them did signify,
        when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ,
        and the glory that should follow.
1Peter 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things,
        which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you
        with the Holy Spirit (WORD John 6:63) sent down from heaven;
        which things the angels desire to look into.
1Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober,
        and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

nēphōn methuonta hupo tēs Aphroditēs theataiX.Smp.8.21;

Before the Disciples of Christ and especially the Christian Church intending "to take Tennessee for the organ and society party within 5 years" there is no stated need to find authority for using mechanical means for "worship" against Churches of Christ defined as "A School of Christ" until the  year 1878. While those with an agenda to "infiltlrate and divert" churches of Christ, once spoke of "preferences" the attack has reverted to the men--especially O.E.Payne--who insisted that instruments were COMMANDED.  Returning to the roots after 100 years of little success, still lisps the "psallo" word but have reverted to the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites who made instrumental "noise" at the temple.  Having missed the prophets by the Spirit OF Christ no level of "scholarship" informs any "Transistioner" (Jim Hackney and the Christian Standard) before they lurch into sowing massive discord claiming that a "spirit" told them to do it.

Revised 7.23.13  Ballard is utterly false: Robert Ballard simply has not read the Bible which condemns instruments from Genesis to Revelation.  I am certain that he follows the pattern of searching all of the instrument passages and looks for one which says "thou shalt not use instruments."  It is not possible to even read the text in ANY version and understand that the Spirit OF Christ in the Prophets repudiates the Instruments and says that The King of Tyre as agent of Lucifer who brought instruments into the garden of Eden. He calls him/her/it "the singing and harp playing prostitute."  Jesus Christ marked for identification the Babylon Mother of Harlots (Rev 17) who still uses "lusted after fruits" (Amos 8) as any religious teknokrat: self-speakers, singers, instrument players.  John calls them sorcerers who HAD deceived the whole world.  Jesus was sent to seek and separate those NOT of the World or Kosmos: NACC's Cosmic Worship led by a latter day Monk.

Instrumental Music in Worship is Sin: The Bible Tells Disciples (only) so. people have stolen the worship word to make it listening to self-speak preachers, singers and instrument players. That is defined as IMPURE religion. 

NACC 2013 Vioctorious Review. In the words of Dwayne E. Dunning "we have to lop off the branches one by one" since subverting the whole TREE has met with failure except a few "failures" from the once-Christian universities now wholly subverted.

Post Civil War: history: In 1890 the first convention was called at Chattanooga to organize the state society. The only churches in the state of Tennessee were those who had already adopted the organ in their worship. The Christian Standard pumped up the news and "it is reported that the brethren in Nashville, Tennessee are desirous of entertaining our National Convention next year."  This of course was just two congregations. A survey showed that out of 2500 members in Nashville, less than one hundred wanted the society. Lipscomb noted that among the Society people "the Bible is as popular as last year's almanac." "The supporters of the missionary society organized the Tennessee State Missionary Convention on October 6, 1890, with one purpose in mind, as stated by J. H. Garrison. He said at that time: "We will take Tennessee for organized mission work...within five years."

A. I. Myhr was dispatched to Tennessee to head the new state society despite the protestation of David Lipscomb that Tennessee was not a destitute mission territory. Myhr and his supporters moved resolutely ahead to accomplish their mission. "Their efforts met with some success and the intent was clear. Myhr was aggressive and abrasive in his operations. His actions were of such a nature, in promoting the missionary society, that he came under the direct attack of E. G. Sewel and David Lipscomb. And as later event proved, Myhr was no match for Lipscomb and the Gospel Advocate.

Stark  In the Stark Warlick Debate,  thought of worship as the emotion of the soul and that it might "produce singing, shouting, praising, leaping, dancing, hand clapping, or thanksgiving and such should not be suppressed by man made rules."

O. E. Payne Instrumental Music is Scriptural p 125

M.C. Kurfees Origin of Instrumental Music in Christian Worship

M.C.Kurfees Instrumental Music in Worship total book

Boswell-Hardeman Summary
The Book: The Boswell Hardeman Discussion on Instrumental Music.

Paul speaks of Lifeless Instruments which are Carnal Weapons.

1Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues
        of men and of angels,               (condemned)
        and have not charity, (Grace)   (condemned)
        I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. (condemned)

This is not speaking as in the command to SPEAK one to another to teach and comfort. Sounding brass and tinkling cymbals here are identifying marks of people who have NO LOVE. Even if they COULD speak all of the languages in the world there would be no love. The command is to SPEAK or LOGOS the Word of Christ which is the opposite of rhetoric, singing or playing instruments. Speaking in the tongues of angels was IN FACT making music in tongues.  Tongues and Instruments INTEND to lull people to sleep with THE LOCUSTS OF REVELATION.

La^l-eō, Mark of the Locusts II.  chatter, Opposite. articulate speech, as of locusts, chirp, Theoc.5.34; mesēmbrias lalein tettix (sc. eimi), a very grasshopper to chirp at midday,  III.  of musical sounds, “aulō [flute] laleōTheoc.20.29; “di'aulou [flute] ē salpiggos l.”[trumpet] Arist. Aud.801a29; of Echomagadin lalein sound the magadis,  [double flute]

Aggelos ,  of a loquacious person 2.  generally, one that announces or tells, e.g. of birds of augury, Il.24.292,296; Mousōn aggelos, of a poet
Aggelos , ho, ,
A. messenger, envoy, Il.2.26, etc.; “di' aggelōn homileein tiniHdt.5.92.z, cf. SIG229.25 (Erythrae):— prov., Arabios a., of a loquacious person, Men.32.
2. generally, one that announces or tells, e.g. of birds of augury, Il.24.292,296; Mousōn aggelos, of a poet,“aggelon glōssan logōn E.Supp.203; “aisthēsis hēmin a.Plot.5.3.3; neut. pl., “aggela nikēsNonn.D.34.226.
4. In later philos., semi-divine being, hēliakoi a.Jul.Or.4.141b,  “a. kai arkhaggeloi”  also in mystical and magical writings, aggela nikēs
nik-ēi_, II. pr. n., Nike, the goddess of victory, Hes.Th.384, cf. Pi.I.2.26, etc.; “Nikē Athana PoliasS.Ph.134, cf. E. Ion457 (lyr.), 1529.
Eur. Supp. 203 Theseus
[195] Full often have I argued out this subject with others. For there are those who say, there is more bad than good in human nature; but I hold a contrary view, that good over bad predominates in man, [200] for if it were not so, we should not exist. He has my praise,
        whichever god brought us to live by rule from chaos and from brutishness,
        first by implanting reason, and next by giving us a tongue to declare our thoughts,
        so as to know the meaning of what is said..

And where sight fails us and our knowledge is not sure, the seer foretells by gazing on the flame, by reading signs in folds of entrails, or by divination from the flight of birds.
        Are we not then too proud, when heaven has made such [215] preparation for our life,
                 not to be content with it?
        But our presumption seeks to lord it over heaven,
                 and in the pride of our hearts we think we are wiser than the gods.

Col 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Beguile (paralogizhtai). Only here and Jas. i. 22. See note. Rev., delude. So Ignatius, speaking of the duty of obedience to the bishopsays: "He that fails in this, does not deceive the visible bishop, but attempts to cheat (paralogizetai) the Invisible" (Epistle to Magnesians, 3.). The word is found in the Septuagint, Josh. ix. 22; 1 Sam. xix. 17; 2 Samuel xxi. 5.

, A.  give judgement against one as brabeus, and so, DEPRIVE one of the prize, DEPRIVE one of one's right, c. acc., Ep.Col.2.18, Sch.Il.1.399: rule over, “ k. tōn loipōn

Hom. Il. 1.[395] For often I have heard you glorying in the halls of my father, and declaring that you alone among the immortals warded off shameful ruin from the son of Cronos, lord of the dark clouds, on the day when the other Olympians wished to put him in bonds, even Hera and Poseidon and Pallas Athene

Vincent 18. Beguile of reward (katabrabeuetw). Only here in the New Testament. From kata against, brabeuw to act as a judge or umpire. Hence to decide against one, or to declare him unworthy of the prize. Bishop Lightfoot's rendering rob you of your prize, adopted by Rev., omits the judicial idea, 199 which, however, I think must be retained, in continuation of the idea of judgment in ver. 16, "let no man judge," etc. The attitude of the false teachers would involve their sitting in judgment as to the future reward of those who refused their doctrine of angelic mediation. Paul speaks from the standpoint of their claim.
Voluntary "PLAN" to be humble.
Ethelo  to be willing of consent rather than desire, they cared not to make a stand, i.e. they were unable
9. delight in, love, to express a future event, like our will or shall,
Isn't it predestinated of those OF the World for whom Jesus will not pray; and the wise [speakers, singers, instrument players] from whom God HIDES to GRAPPLE with the Psallo (same root as SOP) to prevent people from reading the massive connection between musical sounds and trying to silence the voice of the Victim?

See a fuller list of ACTUAL passages in the Bible which condemns instruments: the evil is that Self-speaking, singing or playing instruments PROVES that one does not Grasp that the Church of Christ is A School (only) of the Word (only) of Christ in the Prophets and Apostles. Therefore, Christ outlaws seeking your own pleasure or speaking your own words in the name of God is outlawed.  Paul calls this corruptiong the word or selling learning at retail which is defined as prostitution.

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Genesis 3.1  sed et serpens erat callidior cunctis animantibus terrae quae fecerat Dominus Deus qui dixit ad mulierem cur praecepit vobis Deus ut non comederetis de omni ligno paradisi

5175 nâchâsh naw-khawsh' From H5172 ; a snake (from its hiss):—serpent.
H5172 nâchash naw-khash' A primitive root; properly to hiss, that is, whisper a (magic) spell; generally to prognosticate:— X certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) X enchantment, learn by experience, X indeed, diligently observe.

, of things, to move slowly or imperceptibly, to creep along, proceed gradually,
Of disease, etc.: “si ulcus latius atque altius serpit,gradually spreads,serpentes quasdam (bestias), quasdam esse gradientes,”  “chamaeleon,
 Fire: “exsistit sacer ignis et urit corpore serpens,slowly spreading,  canam, qui leniter
(cf.:sermones Repentes per humum,
A creeping LOUSE

The newest song which the singers have, (Odyssey)...
"they will be afraid that he may be praising, not some new songs, but a
new kind of song; and this ought not to be praised, or conceived to be the meaning of the poet; for any musical innovation is full of danger in the whole State, and ought to be prohibited. 
"So Damon tells me, and I can quite believe him; he says that when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them..." 
"Then," I said, "our guardians must lay the foundations of their fortress in music?"
"Yes," I replied, 'in the form of amusement: and at first sight it always appears harmless
'." (The Great Dialogs, Plato, Classic edition, p. 312)

lēnis , I. soft, smooth, mild, gentle, easy, calm. sensus judicat dulce,
dulcis  II. Trop., agreeable, delightful, pleasant, charming, soft, flattering.
orator,Cic. Off. 1, 1, 3; cf. “of orators or writers,” “carmen,id. 12, 10, 33: poëmata, Hor. A. P. 99
carmen , a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental
per me (sc. inem) concordant carmina nervis
Christ marked the king of Tyre as "lucifer" which He identified as a "singing and harp-playing prostitute in the garden of Eden." So the anti-God morning star is prophetically identified as the enemy of the LOGOS or true Day Star.  LOGOS is identified as the REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE.

o is Abaddon or yon: his musical worship team or muses are marked in the literature as dirty adulteresses, John calls them SORCERERS and says they will be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.

Quint. Inst. 12 10.33 Consequently the Greek language is so much more agreeable in sound than the Latin, that our poets, whenever they wish their verse to be especially harmonious, adorn it with Greek words.

, a composition in verse, a poem. Poësis est perpetuum argumentum e id. A. P. 416:scribere,
pangere,Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 40;
Hor. Ars 416
Orpheus, the priest and interpreter of the gods. Amphion too, the builder of the Theban wall, was said to give the stones motion with the sound of his lyre, and to lead them whithersoever he would, by engaging persuasion. This was deemed wisdom of yore, to distinguish the public from private weal; things sacred from things profane;.. Oracles were delivered in poetry, and the economy of life pointed out, and the favor of sovereign princes was solicited by Pierian strains, games were instituted, and a [cheerful] period put to the tedious labors of the day; [this I remind you of,] lest haply you should be ashamed of the lyric muse, and o the god of song....he who sings the Pythian strains,2 was first a learner, and in awe of a master. But [in poetry] it is now enough for a man to say of himself:— "I make admirable verses: a murrain seize the hindmost: it is scandalous for me to be outstripped, and fairly to acknowledge that I am ignorant of that which I never learned."
2 “Pythia canticaHor. Ars 414, songs like the hymns which were sung in honor of o [Abaddon, yon], by the chorus in some comedies. A player, called Pythaules, played during the intervals when the chorus left off singing.

Callĭdus , a, um, adj. calleo, I.that is taught wisdom by experience and practice, shrewd, expert, experienced, adroit, skilful:  “in disputando,Quint. 12, 2, 14
In reference to art, excelling in art, skilful, Hor. S. 2, 3, 23-sŏno

dis-pŭto ,
isti in eo disputant, Contaminari non decere fabulas,
[Chalal or polluting the Rest means play the flute, steal other people's property, pollute or prostitute]

, “poëticae
Most freq., a dramatic poem, drama, play (syn.: “ludus, cantus, actio, etc.): in full, fabula scaenica,Amm. 28, 1, 4; “or, theatralis,
atque carminibus non a veritate modo,
Prov.: Lupus in fabula (like the Engl., talk of the devil, and he will appear), of a person who comes just as we are talking about him
Herpō , herpein es muthon, pros ōdas, Id.Hel.316, Cyc.423 ;
herpon tois odousi thērion an animal that walks on its teeth, 
Theiron or Beast is a New Style of Music of Drama suddenly attacking.
ēnthon, etc., “eis to hieron
Even a Levite was to be executed if he entered, sang or played in a holy place.
Muthos  2. public speech, “m. andressi melēseiOd.1.358; “muthoisin skoliois” 
muthoisi kekasthai to be skilled in speech, OppositeLOGOS
LOGOS includes the Regulative Principle: is the opposite of singing, poetry or music.
Muthos , ho, A.word, speech
2.public speech, “m. andressi melēseiOd.1.358; “muthoisin skoliois [crooked race]
either of a story which never comes to an end, or of one told to those who do not listen, 

Churches of Christ try to refuse to PERMIT those who intend to IMPOSE instruments: otherwise the subject would never come up.

Revised 5.24.13 Thou has Turned My Mourning into Dancing. Perhaps by God's design, they didn't read enough to understand that this is the GENDER mark well documented by Christ in Isaiah 3.

After the fall into musical idolatry of the trinity at Mount Sinai the Church of Christ (the Rock) was ordaineed to specificially outlaw the ALARM when calling the assembly. Moses had been told in Ezodus 18 how to select non-mercinary leaders down to groups as small as then families in the very isolated villages: Most Jews probably never say Jerusalem which was a Jebusite High place.  The Synagogue or Church was to Rest, Read and Rehearse the Word of God--Speak the Word and meditate IN the heart.  The Alarm or Triumph was outlawed because any person making vocal or instrumental rejoicing sounds or trying to preach would be MOCKING the Spirit OF CHRIST Who spoke through the Covenant and Prophets.

The MARK of another fall into musical polytheism was prophesied in the Psalms where always-effeminate musicians would mock Him up to the foot of the old rugged cross: when Jessus called the Scribes and Pharisees Christ in Ezekiel 33 had names self-speakers, singers and instrument players: this was a mark that people were MOCKING God because they had no intention of obeying God's Word.


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 27:31 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.

illūdo (inl-
I  Neutr., to play at or with any thing, to sport with, amuse one's self with (syn. colludo; cf. ludificor).
1. T
o 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."

-[4] Ludoisi de sungnômên echôn tade autoisi epitaxon, hôs mête aposteôsi mête deinoi toi eôsi: apeipe men sphi pempsas hopla arêia mê ektêsthai, keleue de spheas kithônas -[khiton  David's garment] te hupodunein toisi heimasi kai kothornous hupodeesthai, proeipe d' autoisi -kitharizein te kai psallein kai kapêleuein [prostitutes, petty trade, playing tricks, corrupting] paideuein tous paidas. kai tacheôs spheas ô basileu gunaikas ant' andrôn opseai gegonotas, hôste ouden deinoi toi esontai mê aposteôsi."

The word kitharizo means to PLAY THE CITHARA and does not include singing.

-Kitharizô 1 [kitharis] to play the cithara, phormingi [o] 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

When they MOCKED Jesus the prophecy used the word Alarm or Triumph which is to play loud wind instruments and make a loud rejoicing sound.

G1702 empaizō emp-aheed'-zo From G1722 and G3815 ; to jeer at, that is, deride:
Empaizō , fut. A.-xomaiLXXHb.1.10: pf. empepaikha ib.Nu.22.29:— mock at, mock, “tiniHdt.4.134;
Pass., to be deluded, Ev.Matt.2.16, AP10.56.2 (Pall.), Vett.Val.16.14; to be defrauded, of the revenues, Cod.Just.1.34.2.
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. 
E.Ba. 866 Euripides, Bacchae ........OnLine Text
Shall I move my white foot in the night-long dance, aroused to a frenzy, [865] throwing my head to the dewy air, like a fawn sporting in the green pleasures of the meadow, when it has escaped a fearful chase beyond the watchers [870] over the well-woven nets, and the hunter hastens his dogs [Catamites] on their course with his call, while she, with great exertion and a storm-swift running, rushes along the plain by the river, rejoicing [875] in the solitude apart from men and in the thickets of the shady-foliaged woods.
What is wisdom? Or what greater honor do the gods give to mortals than to hold one's hand [880] in strength over the head of enemies? What is good is always dear.
Empaiktês , ou, ho,A. mocker, deceiver, LXXIs.3.4, 2 Ep.Pet.3.3, Ep.Jud. 18.
2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

Entrupo (g1792) en-troo-fah'-o; from 1722 and 5171; to revel in: - sporting selves.

Truphaô , ( [truphê]
2. part. truphōn as Adj., effeminate, luxurious, Ar.Nu.48, etc.; “t. kai amelēsPl.Lg.901a; “to truphōneffeminacy, Ar.V.1455 (lyr.); also of things, dainty, delicate,  “paison,
II. to be licentious, run riot, wax wanton, Ar.Lys.405, etc.; to be extravagant

Paison paizô [pais]
2. esp. dance, “paisateOd.8.251; “dōma peristenakhizeto possin andrōn paizontōn23.147, cf. Hes.Sc.277; “p. te kai khoreuein
alla pepaistai metriōs hēmin
, of the chorus,
4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16.
play amorously,



The CENI is defined by the Spirit OF Christ in the Wilderness and in the Prophets and prophecies made more certain by Jesus.  The Apostles were eye-- and ear--witnesses of the risen Lord Who returned as The Holy Spirit (breath, wind) in the upper room. They mark as false teachers anyone who does not teach that PATTER of foundation:

Matthew 28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
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 of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
        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. Matthew 28:20

Acts 15:21 For Moses
        of old time hath
        in every city them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Paul commanded that we SPEAK that which is written for our learning (Romans 15).  He also commanded that we fill up with SPIRIT (Word in Col 3:16) and Teach and Admonish with the Biblical material which includes "teaching psalms." This is in contrast to the drinking songs of the crooked race of the symposia where the goal was to become "fluted down with wine."

Both singing in the pagan sense and beating on "instruments of delusion" was worship IN THE FLESH which Paul rejects in Philippians 3 because it permitted the "conscision or dogs" to destroy the rest Jesus died to give us from the laded burdens of the arousal songs by Jews or Gentiles.

In contrast, if you use one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our learning you MUST keep the arousal singing and beating on instruments quiet and permit melody (or grace) to be IN the heart where grace means the divine influence of the GRACE which hath appeared teaching us to DENY the world's religions.


Matt. 28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but somedoubted.

proskuneō pros-koo-neh'-o From G4314 and probably a derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss,
like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, that is, (literally or figuratively)
oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore):—worship.
Proskun-eō obeisance to the gods or their images, fall down and worship, c. acc., Hdt.2.121
esp. of the Oriental fashion of prostrating oneself before kings and superiors, abs., Hdt.1.119, 8.118: c Plat.
Rep. 398a 3. welcome respectfully, respect, “prosekunēsa sou ta grammata” That which is written ; ta hiera g. the Holy Scriptures2 Ep.Ti.3.15, J.Ap.1.10;

,  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship him
2 Timothy 3.15  From infancy, you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.

J. Ap. 1.10
There have been indeed some bad men, who have attempted to calumniate my history, and took it to be a kind of scholastic performance for the exercise of young men.  for, as I said, I have translated the Antiquities out of our sacred books
, proskunoimenanautonhōshieronkaithaumastonkaihēdun, Pl.R.398a: of Lying Wonders

, Ion. thōm- , ē, on, th. lokhos gunaikōn, “thaumaston poieis, hos .II. admirable, excellent
of the Furies, A.Eu.46; Aeschylus, Eumenides 34
to be worshipped, “oudeis m' areskei nukti thaumastos theōnE.Hipp.106.
Areskō a^, impf.  “to kolakeuein nun areskein onom' ekhei” “heautoisEp.Rom.15.1:—Med., malista ēreskonto  pleased him most, Hdt.6.128.
kola^k-euō , be a flatterer, a Lisping parasite. thaumatopoiōn, goēteuein [bewitch, be wizard] monon kai kolakeuein ton akroatēn dunamenon
Strab. 1.2 Who can suppose that a poet capable of effectively introducing into his scenes rhetoricians, generals, and various other characters, each displaying some peculiar excellence, was nothing more than a droll or juggler, capable only of cheating or flattering his hearer, and not of instructing him...The excellence of a poet is not to be measured by the same standard as that of a mechanic or a blacksmith, where honour and virtue have nothing to do with our estimate.
13 A harvest-wreath of laurel or olive wound round with wool, and adorned with fruits, borne about by singing-boys at the puanepsia and thaogēlia, while offerings were made to Helios and the Hours: it was afterwards hung up at the house-door. The song was likewise called eiresionè, which became the general name for all begging-songs.
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. [fill full: education]
Nux 3. in Comparisons, of anything dark and direful, nukti eoikōs like night, of o[Abaddon, yon]
 in his wrath, Il.1.47, cf. 12.463, Od.11.606
Nux as pr. n., the goddess of Night,Il.14.259, Hes.Op.17,Th.123,211 ; N. oloē ib.224. Nux as pr. n., the goddess of Night,Il.14.259, Hes.Op.17,Th.123,211 ; N. oloē ib.224.
Plato. Republic [398a] who was capable by his cunning of assuming every kind of shape and imitating all things should arrive in our city, bringing with himself the poems which he wished to exhibit, we should fall down and worship him as a holy and wondrous and delightful creature, but should say to him that there is no man of that kind among us in our city, nor is it lawful for such a man to arise among us, and we should send him away to another city, after pouring myrrh down over his head and crowning him with fillets of wool, 
Commentary Epideik-nu_mi -nuō 2. . more freq. in Med., show off or display for oneself or what is one's own, mousikan orthan e. give a specimen of his art. of a rhetorician lecturing, Id.Phdr.235a; “polla kai kalaId.Grg.447a; of epideictic orators, Arist.Rh.1391b26; of a musician, Ael.VH9.36: c. part., e. “hupertheōnPl.Lg.648d.
The idea suggested by proskunoimen and hieron, that the poet is a sort of theos or theios [god or goddess] anēr, is now elaborated with ironical politeness. The images of the gods were anointed, and crowned with garlands, not only on great occasions (cf. Cic. Verr. IV 77), but also at other times, according to Proclus, who remarks on this passage muron autēs (sc. tēs poiētikēs) ...Apropos of the present passage, Dio Chrysostom and other ancient writers cited by Ast refer to the anointing of swallows by Greek women: kai keleuei mala eirōnikōs (so Ast: MSS eirēnikōs) stepsantas auton eriō kai murō katakheantas aphienai par' allous: touto de hai gunaikes epi tōn khelidon ōn poiousi (Dio Chr. Or. 53 p. 276 ed. Reiske). To this custom Ast supposes that Plato is alluding, the poets being as it were faithless and garrulous swallows (cf. khelidonōn mouseia), as well as to the Pythagorean precept ‘not to admit swallows into the house’

Mouseios , on, Aeol. Moisaios , a, on, (Mousa)
A. of or belonging to the Muses, “hedraE.Ba.410 (lyr.); Moisaion harma the car of Poesy, Pi.I.8 (7).67; lithos M. a monument of song, Id.N.8.47II. musical, “keladosAP9.372.
Eur. Ba. 410 Chorus
Would that I could go to Cyprus, the island of Aphrodite, where the Loves, who soothe [405] mortals' hearts, dwell, and to Paphos, fertilized without rain by the streams of a foreign river flowing with a hundred mouths. Lead me there, Bromius, Bromius, god of joy who leads the Bacchae, [410] to Pieria, beautiful seat of the Muses, the holy slope of Olympus. There are the Graces, there is Desire; there it is [415] lawful for the Bacchae to celebrate their rites.

Pind. I. 8
Even when he was dead songs did not forsake him; beside his pyre and tomb the Muses of Helicon stood, and poured over him the many-voiced dirge. It proved to be the will of the immortals [60] to make a noble man, even when dead, a theme for the hymns of goddesses; and even now this brings up a subject for words, and the Muses' chariot rushes forward to shout praises in memory of Nicocles the boxer. Honor him, who won the garland of wild Dorian celery in the Isthmian valley; since [65] he too was once victorious over all that lived around him, battering them with his inescapable hands. He is not dishonored by the offspring of his father's distinguished brother. Therefore let another young man weave for Cleandros a garland of tender myrtle in honor of the pancratium, since the contest of Alcathous and the young men of Epidaurus welcomed him before in his success. A good man may praise him, [70] for he did not restrain his youth, keeping it hidden in his pocket1and ignorant of fine deeds.

1 Reading kolpō (Theiler, Slater) or kolpou (Young) rather than keia.

Pind. N. 8 [40] Excellence grows among skillful and just men up to the liquid air, as a tree shoots up fed by fresh dew. The uses of friends are of all kinds; those in times of toil are the highest, yet delight also seeks to set a trustworthy pledge before the eyes. Megas, to bring your soul back to life again [45] is not possible for me. Empty hopes end in vain; but it is easy to set up, for your fatherland and for the Chariads, a monument of the Muses in honor of the twice illustrious feet of two men. I rejoice in letting fly a boast suitable to such a deed; and with incantations a man [50] makes hardship painless. Truly, the song of victory existed long ago, even before the quarrel arose between Adrastus and the race of Cadmus.

Mouseion , to/,
A. shrine of the Muses, seat or haunt of the Muses, Aeschin. 1.10: hence,
2. home of music or poetry, mouseia thrēnēmasi xunōda choirs chiming in with dirges, E.Hel.174 (lyr.); aēdonōn m. choir of nightingales, Id.Fr.88; parodied “khelidonōn mouseiaAr.Ra. 93; “to Numphōn nama te kai m. logōnPl.Phdr.278b (but mouseia logōn, hoion diplasiologia ktl. gallery of tropes, ib.267b): generally, school of art or letters, to tēs Hellados m., of Athens, Ath.5.187d, cf. Plu.2.736d; to tēs phuseōs m., a phrase of Alcidamas censured by Arist. Rh.1406a25.
IV. Mouseia, ta , festival of the Muses, Paus.9.31.2: sg., Ath.14.629a; “ta M. thusai

Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians [Muses], 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 were all nations deceived.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Added quotes (misquotes) from Winder below

Robert Ballard:
This book refers to the over 180 places in the Bible where instrumental music is used to praise God.

Nevertheless, there is not a single instance of the church--beginning in the wilderness as the Qahal or synagogue--ever assemblying to sing with instrumental accompaniment.   2 Chronicles 29 as the proof text which justifies sowing massive discord and doing a hostile takeover of churches involved the King, city officials, priests and Levites ONLY. No one not of the cursed and abandoned tribe of Levi was permitted to be present. Those who can read understand that the command of God was for the Levites to stand in ranks under the king and commanders of the army. Where do preachers get the notion that they have become "a king set over us?" They stood guard to execute any civillian who ventured inside the gates.

Since the Levites were under the king and commanders of the army the PRAISE word intended to threaten the enemy and turn them into cowards: that is often repeated by the NACC.  The word "Lucifer" is derived from David's praise word which means to boast or make a fool of yourself: since "praise singers" were the world's OLDEST profession believing that they could appease or seduce the gods, preachers who never bother to define words answer to the charge of Jesus that "the doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge."  Jesus called these Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites by quoting from Isaiah and specificially Ezekiuel 33 where Christ names "rhetoricians, singers and instrument players." It is true: God never said 'thou shall not be a hypocrite.'  However, the Greek language specificially defines rhetoricians, singers and instrument players hypocrites as well as enchanters or sorcerers.

The command to make instrumental noise was by the COMMAND OF DAVID for the burnt goat to try to appease Israel as the historic Instrumental Sect.  Christ says that God did not command sacrifices or burnt offerings.

The NACC and a few dupes have used extreme means to force churches of Christ to "unite" and make music.

Therefore, they have made a major industry to command people to do what Christ says God did not command.

Christ in Jeremiah 23 defines that as
blasphemy of the Holy Spirit of Christ.

The Jacob-cursed Levites volunteered to
slaughter 3,000 of the "brethren" for engaging in musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.  Moses then gave them the perpetual role of standing in ranks: any civilian not authorized as the Civil-Military-Clergy congregation was to be executed and never led in worship. The performance of the noise was by the command of David.

Furthermore, the church is built on the teachings of the prophets (by Christ) and the prophecies made more perfect by Jesus of Nazareth. Peter lists these two resources as Christ-revealed.  He identified anyone who taught otherwise as false teachers.   The exclusion of "vocal or instrumental rejoicing" which includes an elevated form of teaching defines the Holy Convocation for the holy people quarantined from the unholy assemblies of the tribe of Levi cursed by Jacob and abandoned to worship the starry host because of musical profaning of the Sabbath at Mount sinai. There is no command, example or remote inference that a Rabbi imposed an instrument until as late as the year 1815 in Germany: the ethical judge refused to let the musical discorder confiscate the synagogue.  Even in the lowest level of commercial ethics, the person wanting to take control is bound to leave and pay for his own property or be confined.

The historic pattern endorsed by Jesus, commanded by Paul and practiced by the historic Church of Christ was:

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time

        hath in every city them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Why would the masses of theology NOT understand that?  Maybe because Jesus hid the word from the clergy in parables from the foundation of the world: the best place to hide the word from "doctors of the law" is in plain sight.

New 8.15.11 
Added Hezekiah's Plague Stopping Exorcism

New 8.15.11 
The Levites would kill you if you were inside the gatesduring the sacrifices.

It is impossible to be a Christian or a follower of Christ and refuse to follow
His command to teach what HE commanded to be taught.
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 of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
        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.  Matthew 28:20
The commmands of God are assertive: one never tries to trump God by teaching what He DID not command as the core of the assembly. Because ALL authority is vested with the Son, there can be no imagined authority imposed on others by a human.

Because the Spirit of Christ informed the prophets to repudiate the Civil-Military-Clergy complex which had been abandoned to the worship of the starry host, including the worship of fire, The Church is built or educated by the Prophets and the prophecies made more perfect and left as a written memory of the Apostles. Furthermore, Jesus in person did not participate or command any kind of what we would call music.  Hymns are spoken; Spiritual songs exclude instruments and Psalms never imply the use of an instrument.  The Spirit does not have to IMPLY.

Jesus of Nazareth would die, be resurrected, be changed, ascend to the Father and receive the
PROMISE of the Holy Spirit: that is, He would continue to teach the Apostles in His post resurrected state: The "another Comforter" different in this respect is still named "Jesud Christ the Righteous."  Peter left that "memory" for us and outlawed private interpretation or further expounded.  He identified anyone who did not respect that Christ empowered memory as a false teacher.

A Christian is a disciple of Christ commanded to assemble only to
learn and confess the Word of Christ.  Disciples never try to convince the other disciples that he should make instrumental noise when the Master Teacher is teaching Chemistry.

Instrument war is built on the foundation of not grasping that the Church of Christ is an ekklesia or synagogue and has only one purpose: to instruct people from the Word of God.   Did you know that the effeminate enemies of Christ beat him to the bones with their "flutes?" Well, that's the prophecy.

It is a waste of time to try to refute the practices of a national Israel and Judah who were worshipping the starry host: except those lusting to be entertain fall into the pit of commanding that to which God abandoned God to slavery and death.

Even the, the Levites were God's guarantee that the godly people--who attended synagogue or the Church of Christ in the wilderness--did not even get close to the horrors quarantined behind closed doors.

The fact is that Jesus and the writers of the epistles reject any hypocritic or cunning sophists including speakers, singers or instrument players just before defiing the synagogue as a School of the Word of God only.

Jesus outlawed music for the Church of Chris
t, practiced it and endorsed the synagogue and never COMMANDED any kind of musical performance when He comes to be our teacher. That means that those who impose music do not know that a Christian is a disciple and not a ceremonial legalists or that the church is a place for preaching the word by Reading and discussing it.

Malachi 3 short notes to prove that the MARK is people using musical instruments as weapons: not mysterious, just a simple text.

Malachi 4 continues the MARKS.

  • Fact. God turned the Israelites over to worship the starry host because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai (acts 7 etal).
  • We know the names of the starry host.
  • Why would the masses of religionism make a major industry out of forcing people to worship the starry host?
  • Why do you suppose they despise those who refuse to join with them? Don't they know that the church is built upon the teachiings of Christ in the prophets (repudiating music) and Jesus Whom God made to be both Lord and Christ who made the prophecies more perfect through the Apostles.

When they use the Israelite Civil-Military-Priestly class as the patternism for making "sacrificial" music without the literal sacrifices do they not know that

"The Israelite state was not founded with divine blessing. Rather, it was allowed as a grudging concession, just as a parent lets a child have his way in order that he may learn his folly from experience." (Anderson, Bernard, Theology of the O.T. p. 163).

"In one sense the creation of the monarchy was providential...In retrospect, one can say that events which brought about the collapse of the Confederacy and the rise of the Israelite state were not...devoid of divine purpose. God's revelation is relevant to the whole of human life--to economics, politics, and every sphere of human activity.

If God would speak to the nations through Israel, then Israel must undergo the experience of being a nation in order that she might appreciate the wealth of nationhood and attack the idolatrous power of nationalism." (Bernard Anderson, p. 163) 

Why would preachers claim that "God commanded instrumental praise and we must not be disobedient?" Why would they make that claim to thousands of people intending to impose musical machines knowing that it would sow discord among the owners so they could use their church as "a theater for holy entertainment?" Wouldn't they know that rhetorical preaching, singing, clapping, playing instruments and doing some body gyration would make it impossible for the elders to "teach that which has been commanded?"


Coffman's Commentary  The great Cambridge scholar, Henry McKeating, has the following comment on this passage from Hosea:

"Hosea is not only antagonistic to the northern kings but to the monarchy as such. The monarchy is powerless to save the nation. Israel was wrong to ask for a king. Her punishment was that she got what she asked." 7: Henry McKeating, Amos, Hosea, and Micah (Cambridge: University Press, 1971), p. 148.

Coffman: "We are aware that it is popular among many able commentators today to make apologies for Israel's monarchy and to apply what the Scriptures plainly say about it to some specific monarch, Saul, for example, as did Dummelow, or to the kings of Northern Israel as did Hailey;

but it is the conviction of this writer that
Israel was totally and completely wrong in asking a king and that this rejection of God (that is what the text calls it) contained embryonically all of the later sorrows of the Chosen People.

Throughout the whole history of Israel, there were very few monarchs who even tried to serve the Lord. Solomon was to be blamed for the division of the kingdom under his son, because the people simply rejected the excesses of Solomon; and yet, even after God took the monarchy away from them, the nation wanted nothing in heaven or on earth as much as they wanted the restoration of that scandalous Solomonic empire.

It was this, more than anything else, that motivated their rejection of God Himself,

finally and irrevocably,
in their rejection of God's Son, Jesus Christ the Holy One.

All church fathers understood that. No Bible student could miss that. 


The Church had to fight the man cults among the paganism: the Jews had a covenant with Death. The women musicians wanted to help Jesus with the "dead" girl by honoring or appeasing her soul. Funeral festivals or Martyr's festivals or just about anything festivals gave people the opportunity to feast, sing, dance, play instruments offer sacrifices to the dead. God knew that they offered the worship to Him but THEY ate the food.  After all, the task of the church was to try to remove the superstitions and burdens of sacrifices, priesthoods, musicians and exorcists all identified as "parasites."

Hippolytus   We think, then, that the "psalms" are those which are simply played to an instrument, without the accompaniment of the voice, and (which are composed) for the musical melody of the instrument;
"We think" won't work: you need fodder to think.  There is no instance where any of the psallo type words (including SOP) is used to mean "play a harp."   It requires three words to define singing AND playing AND the name of the instrument.

The Jews who translated the Greek or Septuagint (LXX) picked the word "psallo" to speak of psalms because so many of them are warrior's chant: "My god can destroy your god."  They picked the psallo rooted words which means SOP, do violence by shooting literal arrows, do sexual violence by shooting love arrows (Abaddon), or sing because the common expression was "shooting out seductive love songs." Tom Burgess collected many of the examples of "plucking" but did not tell you that ALL of them connect to older males--such as Alexander the Great--who embarassed his father because he skillfully played the harp trying to seduce a younger male whose pubic hairs had been plucked.

We are safe from sowers of discord because none of the Bible is metrical in a tuneful sense: God made certain that you cannot be faitful and teach that which is commanded for our learning AND do musical performance at the same time.

That is because "psalm" is derived from a stringed instrument which can be plucked with the fingers only. That is because it was used primarily of plucking a bow to make it "twang" to send forth a "singing" arrow into the literal heart. The Jacob-cursed Levites produced "fear" and not reverence.

It would prove a disrespect for facts to extend smiting a string with the FINGERS only into using a guitar pick, drums, cymbals, flute, trumpet, organ or piano: in fact it would prove a DELIBERATED and high handed violation of the LAW of "Psallo" knowing that it would sow discord and force godly peiople to toss themselves out of their own synagogue
This is derived from warriors plucking the bow string and pretty vile people plucking harp strings to seduce a younger male:

MARK: The name of psaltery entered Christian literature in the 3rd century B.C. translation of the Old Testament called the Septuagint where, in the Psalms, nebel was translated psalterion. Thus, Nebuchadnezzar's idolatrous ensemble included the Aramic psantria. Notice, also, that the book of Psalms has also become known as the Psalter (or psalterium), from the hymns sung with this harp. Source
MARK:  Nebel (h5035) neh'-bel; or nebel nay'-bel; from 5034; a skin- bag for liquids (from collapsing when empty); hence a vase (as similar in shape when full); also a lyre (as having a body of like form): - bottle, pitcher, psaltery, vessel, viol

Nabel (h5034) naw-bale'; a prim. root; to wilt; gen. to fall away, fail, faint; fig. to be foolish or (mor.) wicked; causat. to despise, disgrace: - disgrace, dishonour, lightly esteem, fade (away, - ing), fall (down, -ling, off), do foolishly, come to nought, * surely, make vile, wither..

Nabal (h5036) naw-bawl'; from 5034; stupid; wicked (espec. impious): - fool (-ish, -ish man, -ish woman), vile person.

Males who would sing and play at the same time were known to be "drunk, perverted or just having fun."
So, it was the translators of the Septuatint who used the "Psa" based words knowing fully well that in the Greek world the message was making war or making perverted sex.  Not all of the book of psalms are psalms:

MARK:  Psalmos also appears in the LXX as equivalent to the Hebrew word neginah [5058]. This Hebrew term is used to describe a wide variety of songs. Neginah is translated by psalmos in Lam 3:14 (song), in Lam 5:14 (music) and in Ps 69:12 (song). It is striking to observe that in the LXX translation of Lam 3:14 and Ps 69:12, psalmos, or its verbal form, is used for songs that are not only uninspired but are in fact the product of the wicked, even drunkards, who mocked God and His word. The Hebrew term neginah is used elsewhere in the Hebrew Scriptures of: the songs of the wicked, Job 30:9 (song); the inspired praise of God, Psalm 61 title (Neginah-a song performed on a stringed instrument); and the uninspired praisd of the Lord composed by King Hezekiah, Is 38:20 (my songs).
5059.  nagan, naw-gan´; a primitive root; properly, to thrum, i.e. beat a tune with the fingers; expec. to play on a stringed instrument; hence (generally), to make music:—player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play(-er, -ing).
H5060 nâga‛ naw-gah' A primitive root; properly to touch, that is, lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication to reach (figuratively to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy,
Of the singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden of Eden.

Isaiah 23:16 Take an
{1} harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten;
        make sweet {2} melody, {3}sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
BLB h5058 First, "MUSIC" of a stringed instrument
Isaiah 38:20 The LORD was ready to save me:
        therefore we will sing MY songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life
        in the house of the LORD.  (Not in the holy places)

Singing TO a stringed instrument included plucking the string and then matching the single syllable to that sound: Two or three notes would do it very well when Cantillating.

Isaiah told Hezekiah that his sons would be taken into captivity: not to worry, says Hezekiah, just as long as it doesn't happen in my lifetime.  While Hezekiah was fiddling around
OUTSIDE of the holy places, little Manessah was getting ready to start burning infants again.

Lamentations 3:13 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.

Lamentations 3:14 I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
Second: names a stringed instrument (Psaltery) in the titles of Psalms 4, 6, 54, 55, 67, 76

Third: a song, sung to the music of stringed instruments.  Sounds were first produced by a bow and then the harp with perhaps 3 strings.  You can sing to the "notes" of a harp without using the harp.

singing and making melody is IN the heart or spirit.
Psalms 77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night:
I commune with mine own heart:
my spirit made diligent search.

Learning is recycling what you know:

  II. To recognize that which is already known, acknowledge, identify , With the access. idea of individual exertio,
to tell, relate, narrate, report, recount, set forth from gignōskō ,

Matthew 26:30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

Hymnus , i, m., = humnos, I. a song of praise, a hymn: “hymnus cantus est cum laude Dei,Aug. Enarr. in Psa. 148, 17; Ambros. Expos. Psa. 118, prol. § 3; Lucil. ap. Non. 330, 9; Prud. Cath. 37 praef.; 4, 75: “divinorum scriptor hymnorum, Lact. 4, 8, 14; Vulg. Psa. 60 tit.; id. Matt. 26, 30.

Dīcoto say, tell, mention, relate, affirm, declare, state; to mean, intend (for syn. cf.: for, loquor stands for the Gr. eipein pros tina,
, Adv. part. of eimi A. (sum), really, actually, verily, with Verb
a^, Dor. ala_thēs , es, (lēthō,
Hom., Opposite. pseudēs, in phrases alēthea muthēsasthai, eipein, agoreuein, alēthes enispein
of oracles, true, unerring, “alathea mantiōn thōkonPi. P.11.6, cf. S.Ph.993, E.Ion1537; of dreams, A.Th.710. “alēthei logō khrasthaiHdt. 1.14
        Opposite Epos
1. song or lay accompanied by music, 8.91,17.519. b. generally, poetry, even lyrics
        5. celebrate, of poets, “Aiantos bian
Especially a song of derision, a satire. Again:

Lamentations 3:13 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.
Lamentations 3:14 I was a
derision to all my people; and their song all the day.

Jer 20:7 Yahweh, you have persuaded me, and I was persuaded; you are stronger than I, and have prevailed: I am become a
laughing-stock all the day, every one mocks me.

Prince the Piper Phaedrus 5.7

A little, friv'lous, abject mind,
Pleased with the rabble, puff'd with wind,
When once, as fast as pride presumes,
Itself with vanity it plumes,
Is by fond lightness brought with ease
To any ridicule you please.

Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them:therefore they shall not profit this people at all,   
        saith the Lord. Jeremiah 23: 32

One Prince, a piper to the play,
Was rather noted in his way,
As call'd upon to show his art,
Whene'er Bathyllus did his part,

Băthyllus , i, m., = Bathullos.
I. A Samian boy, beloved by Anacreon,
II. A celebrated pantomime of Alexandria, a favorite of Mœcenas, and rival of the equally celebrated Pylades, Tac. A. 1, 54 Gron.; Juv. 6, 63; Pers. 5, 123 Schol.; Sen. Q. N. 7, 32, 5; cf. Suid. s. v. Orkhēsis, tom. ii. p. 720 Kus t.

Tac. Ann. 1.54 The same year witnessed the establishment of religious ceremonies in a new priesthood of the brotherhood of the Augustales, just as in former days Titus Tatius, to retain the rites of the Sabines, had instituted the Titian brotherhood. Twenty-one were chosen by lot from the chief men of the State; Tiberius, Drusus, Claudius, and Germanicus, were added to the number. The Augustal games which were then inaugurated, were disturbed by quarrels arising out of rivalry between the actors. Augustus had shown indulgence to the entertainment by way of humouring Mæcenas's extravagant passion for Bathyllus, nor did he himself dislike such amusements, and he thought it citizenlike to mingle in the pleasures of the populace. Very different was the tendency of Tiberius's character. But a people so many years indulgently treated, he did not yet venture to put under harsher control.

He being at a certain fair,
(I do not well remember where,)
While they pull'd down the booth in haste,
Not taking heed, his leg displaced,

He from the scaffold fell so hard-
(Would he his pipes had rather marr'd!
Though they, poor fellow! were to him
As dear almost as life and limb).

Borne by the kind officious crowd,
Home he's conducted, groaning loud.
Some months elapsed before he found
Himself recover'd of his wound:

Meantime, according to their way,
The droll frequenters of the play
Had a great miss of him, whose touch
The dancers' spirits raised so much.

A certain man of high renown
Was just preparing for the town
Some games the mob to entertain,
When Prince began to walk again;

Whom, what with bribes and pray'rs, his grace?
Prevail'd upon to show his face
In this performance, by all means-
And while he waits behind the scenes,

A rumour through the house is spread,
By certain, that "the piper's dead."
Others cried out, "The man is here,
And will immediately appear."

The curtain draws, the lightnings flash,
The gods speak out their usual trash.
An ode, not to the Piper known,
Was to the chorus leader shown,

Which he was order'd to repeat,
And which was closed with this conceit--
"Receive with joy, O loyal Rome,
Thy Prince just rescued from his tomb."

They all at once stand up and clap,
At which my most facetious chap
Kisses his hand, and scrapes and bows
To his good patrons in the house.

First the equestrian order smoke
The fool's mistake, and high in joke,
Command the song to be encored;
Which ended, flat upon the board

The Piper falls, the knights acclaim;
The people think that Prince's aim
Is for a crown of bays at least.
Now all the seats perceived the jest,

And with his bandage white as snow,
White frock, white pumps, a perfect beauty
Proud of the feats he had achieved,
And these high honours he received,
With one unanimous huzza,
Poor Prince was kick'd out of the play.

Job 30:1 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision,
        whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

cănis (cănes A Cynic or Catamite excluded by Paul in Philippians 3
  2. As the regular designation of the hangers-on or parasites of an eminent or rich Roman; a follower, dog, creature:

Job 30:7 Among the bushes they brayed; (rejoiced, manured)
        under the nettles they were gathered together.
Job 30:8 They were children of fools,
        yea, children of base men:
        they were viler than the earth.
Job 30:9 And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword. [proverb]

6 He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.
Tabret (Heb. toph ), a timbrel (q.v.) or tambourine, generally played by women (Gen 31:27; Sa1 10:5; Sa1 18:6). In Job 17:6 the word (Heb. topheth ) "tabret" should be, as in the Revised Version, "an open abhorring" (marg., "one in whose face they spit;" lit., "a spitting in the face").

Compare Psa 69:12, "I was the song of the drunkards;" Lam 3:14, "I was a derision to all my people, and their song all the day."

Job 30:10 They abhor me, they flee far from me,
        and spare not to spit in my face. (make a tabret of me)

Cantĭcum , i, n. cantus.
I. Lit., a song in the Roman comedy, sung by one person, and accompanied by music and dancing; a monody, solo: “nosti canticum (in Demiurgo Turpilii), meministi Roscium
II. A song, in gen.: “chorus canticum Insonuit,Phaedr. 5, 7, 25: “canticum repetere,id. 5, 7, 31
B. A magic formula, incantation, App. Mag. p. 301, 12.

They ăb-ōmĭnor me
con-spŭo , no 1: conspuere sinus, as a charm to prevent the gods from being provoked by proud words, Juv. 7, 111

Isaiah 50:[6] I gave my back to the strikers, and my cheeks to those who plucked off the hair; I didn't hide my face from shame and spitting.

per-cŭtĭo  I. (With the notion of the per predominating.) To strike through and through, to thrust or pierce through (syn.: percello, transfigo). “percussus ab aspide calcatā,stung, bitten, Plin. 23, 1, 27, § 56; cf.: PERCVSSVS A VIPERA,
b. 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 (class.): “percussisti me de oratione prolatā,
3. To cheat, deceive, impose upon one (class.

vello ,
2. Trop., effeminate: “mens,Mart. 2, 36, 6.—

in-crĕpo   and a., to make a noise, sound, resound, to rush, rustle, patter, rattle, whiz (class.).
B. Act., to utter aloud, produce, give forth (poet.): “saevas increpat aura minas,Prop. 1, 17, 6: tuba terribilem sonitum. Verg. A. 9, 504.—
vincor ut credam miser Sabella pectus increpare carmina,disturb, confuse, Hor. Epod. 17, 28.—

Verg. A. 9.504
But now the brazen trumpet's fearsome song
blares loud, and startled shouts of soldiery
spread through the roaring sky. The Volscian band
press to the siege, and, locking shield with shield,
fill the great trenches, tear the palisades,
or seek approach by ladders up the walls,
where'er the line of the defenders thins, and light
through their black circle shines.
It still happens when people use music which means "to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter."
Sacrificial musicians--called parasites in the Greek world--made the lambs dumb before the slaughter: it was prophesied that the Jews would attempt that on Jeus.  Malachi by the Spirit of Christ made that clear (to disciples) in Malachi 3. We have posted a partial view here.

Mark 10:34 And they shall mock him,
Latin Illudo  as a female: Applied as a term of reproach, effeminate men, eloquence, rhētor but with idea of contempt, caneret,
Of men: “si absurde canat, of the crooked race, a reed pipe, a guitar, crowing of a hen tibiae, tubaeGallus , i, m., = Gallos Strab., A. Galli , the priests of Cybele, on account of their emasculated condition) Gallic:turma, the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.  “resupinati cessantia tympana Galli,

See Paul in Galatians connect the emasculated "troublers" to witchcraft.

Tac. Ann. 14.52 Of Nero:  They further alleged against him that he claimed for himself alone the honours of eloquence, and composed poetry more assiduously, as soon as a passion for it had seized on Nero. "Openly inimical to the prince's amusements, he disparaged his ability in driving horses, and ridiculed his voice whenever he sang

Verg. A. 9.634

Of such loud insolence and words of shame
Ascanius brooked no more, but laid a shaft
athwart his bowstring, and with arms stretched wide
took aim, first offering suppliant vow to Jove:

The Father heard, and from a cloudless sky

to leftward, while the deadly bow
resounded and the arrow's fearful song
from the string; it struck unswervingly
the head of Remulus and clove its way
deep in the hollows of his brow. “Begone!
Proud mocker at the brave!

. Pregn., to bring down with a thundering sound:
Neutr., to make a noise, to sound, resound: aes sonit, the trumpet sounds,
Act., to sound, utter, give utterance to, speak, call, cry out, sing, pour forth (syn.: “edo, eloquor, cano): homines inconditis vocibus inchoatum quiddam et confusum sonantes,
furem sonuere juvenci,” i. e. they betrayed him by their lowings, Prop. 4 (5), 9, 13.Pythius in longā carmina veste sonat,sings, pours forth, accompanies on the lyre, id. 2, 31 (3, 29), 16; cf.: “sonante mixtum tibiis carmen lyra,Hor. Epod. 9, 5: “te sonantem ... dura fugae mala,id. C. 2, 13, 26: te carmina nostra sonabunt, shall sing of, i. e. shall celebrate, praise, extol,

Paizo, 4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16. 5. play amorously, “pros allēlousX.Smp.9.2

Prospaizō, prospaizousa tois ōmois komē playing over, II. c. acc., theous p. sing to the gods, sing in their praise or honour, Pl.Epin.980b: c. dupl. acc., humnon prosepaisamen . . ton . . Erōta sang a hymn in praise of Eros, Id.Phdr.265c. 2. banter , “tous rhētorasId.Mx.235c, cf. Euthd.285a; p. ton kuna, ton arkton, , humnon pr. ton Erōt

         and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him:
         and the third day he shall rise again 
Mark 14:65 And some began to spit [blasphemi] on him, and to cover his face,
        and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: (sing, lament, dance)
        and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.

Alăpa , ae, f. akin to -cello, to smite, as if calapa; cf. kolaphos,
I. a stroke or blow upon the cheek with the open hand, a box on the ear: “ducere gravem alapam alicui,to give, Phaedr. 5, 3: “ministri eum alipis caedebant,Vulg. Marc. 14, 65; ib. Joan. 18, 22; 19, 3; esp. among actors, for the purpose of exciting a laugh among their auditors, * Juv. 8, 192; * Mart. 5, 61, 11.—When a slave was emancipated, his master gave him an alapa; hence, poet.: “multo majoris alapae mecum veneunt,” i. e. with me freedom is much more dearly purchased, Phaedr. 2, 5, 25.

, i, m. alapa, I. a parasite, who submitted to the box on the ear for gold,


Domus Caiphae

Inpia blasphemi cecidit domus ecce Caiphae,
qua pulsata est alapis facies sacra Christi,
peccatores manet exitus, obruta quorum 160
ruinosis tumulis sine fine iacebit.
The universal root:   Pulso , I. inf. parag. pulsarier, Lucr. 4, 931), 1, v. freq. a. id., to push, strike, beat (cf.: tundo, ferio, pello).
Of all musical instruments: Of musical instruments:chordas digitis et pectine eburno,to strike, play upon, Verg. A. 6, 647: “chelyn,Val. Fl. 1, 139: “pectine nervos,Sil. 5, 463: “cymbala,Juv. 9, 62.—Of things: “pulsant arva ligones,Ov. Am. 3, 10, 31; id. M. 11, 529: “nervo pulsante sagittae,Verg. G. 4, 313.—
Caedo , 1. To cut, hew, lop, cut down, fell, cut off, cut to pieces: caesa abiegna trabes,
In gen., to strike upon something, to knock at, to beat, strike, cudgel, etc.: “ut lapidem ferro quom caedimus evolat ignis,
Trop.: caedere sermones, a Grecism, acc. to Prisc. 18, p. 1118 P., = koptein ta rhēmata, to chop words, chat, talk, converse, Ter. Heaut. 2, 3, 1;
hărundo F. A reed pipe, shepherd's pipe, Pan-pipes, = surigx (an instrument made of several reeds, fastened together with wax, each successive reed somewhat shorter than the preceding): “junctisque canendo vincere arundinibus servantia lumina temptat,Ov. M. 1, 684; cf. id. ib. 1, 707 sq.; “11, 154: agrestem tenui meditabor harundine Musam,Verg. E. 6, 8; cf.: “compacta solitum modulatur harundine carmen,id. Cul. 100: “nec crepuit fissa me propter harundine custos,Prop. 4 (5), 7, 25.
DSS: All who have eaten my bread
.........have lifted their heel against me (cf John 13:18)
.........And all those joined to my Council
have mocked me with wicked lips. (Children piping and chiding.)
DSS: They have overtaken me in a narrow pass (gap) without escape
.........And there is no rest for me in my trial.
.........They sound my censure upon a harp
.........and their murmuring and storming upon a zither." Ps.41:11
18 DSS:
I will groan with the zither of lamentation all grief-stricken mourning and bitter complaint
.........until iniquity and wickedness are consumed

and the disease-bringing scourge is no more.

An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. Ps.41:8

DSS: Then will I play on
the zither of deliverance
and harp of joy,
on the tabors of prayer and the pipe of praise
without end.
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.
Mark 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him,
        and bowing their knees worshipped him.
Luke 7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation?
        and to what are they like?
Luke 7:32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying,
        We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
Auleō ,, to be played on the flute,ho Bakkheios rhuthmos ēuleitoX. Smp.9.3

M. A rod (for beating, punishing): “ac me iterum in cellam perduxit, et harundinem ab ostio rapuit iterumque mulcavit

But a musical instrument: a flute.

A flute (made of the kalamos aulētikos, Theophr. 4, 12): “Satyri reminiscitur alter, quem Tritoniaca Latoüs arundine victum affecit poena,Ov. M. 6, 384.—
Don't blame me: this is the universal message and persona in all recorded literature.

Satyrus a kind of ape II. A Satyr, one of the satyri, a kind of wood-deities resembling apes, with two goat's  [cappella] feet, and very lascivious; Hor. Ars 235
In Greek mythology, satyrs are a troop of male Pan and Dionysus — "satyresses" were a late invention of poets — that roamed the woods and mountains. In myths they are often associated with pipe-playing. companions of The square shape on the flute case is the Judas Bag.
Hor. Ars 235 The poet, who first tried his skill in tragic versegoat, soon after exposed to view wild satyrs naked,1 and attempted raillery with severity, still preserving the gravity [of tragedy]: because the spectator on festivals, when heated with wine  and disorderly, was to be amused with captivating shows and agreeable novelty. But it will be expedient so to recommend the bantering, so the rallying satyrs, so to turn earnest into jest; that none who shall be exhibited as a god
for the paltry [prize of a]
1 There was a kind of tragic comedies among the Greeks, which they called Satyrs, because the chorus was formed of Satyrs, who sung the praises of Bacchus between the acts, and said a thousand low pleasantries.

THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AS WEAPON IS A COMMON THEME: Carnal weapons are lifeless instruments
What happened to Jesus can be verified by parallel events in the pagan world at the time: Isn't it amazing that so many people still havethe urge to beat Jesus to the bones with their "flutes" or other musical instruments.
Ov. Met. 6.384
When one of Lyce (I wote not who) had spoken in this sort, Another of a Satyr streight began to make report,

Phebus (Abaddon, yon)  overcomming on a pipe 
        (made late ago By Pallas)
        put to punishment.
        Why flayest thou me so,

Alas, he
cride, it irketh me. Alas a sorie pipe
Deserveth not so cruelly my skin from me to stripe.
For all his crying ore his eares quight pulled was his skin. Nought else he was than one whole wounde.

griesly bloud did spin From every part,
the sinewes lay discovered to the eye,

quivering veynes without a skin lay beating nakedly.
    The panting bowels in his bulke ye might have numbred well,
     And in his brest the shere small strings a man might easly tell.
    The Countrie Faunes, the Gods of Woods,
     the Satyrs of his kin,
Is. 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.

, To strike through and through, to thrust or pierce through (syn.: percello, transfigo). a vein is opened, blood is let, To make a covenant. To strike or mark.
b. To strike, play a musical instrument (poet.): “lyram,Ov. Am. 3, 12, 40; Val. Fl. 5, 100.—

Hebrew: h2490 : to wound, an opening wedge to lay open, play the flute, steal an inheritance, player on instruments, pollute, prostitute, slay. [the warrior's praise halal]

Psalms 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach [naked] of men, and despised of the people.
Psalms 22:7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
Psalms 22:8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.


2. A light flute, formed of a single reed (harundo, Ov. Met. 6.384; kalamos, Pind. O. 10.100,
Pind. O. 10 For I owed him a sweet song, and I have forgotten.
        But come, Muse, you and the daughter of Zeus, unforgetting Truth:
        with the hand that puts things right,
        [5] keep from me the blame for lying, for wronging my friend.
        Approaching from far away, the future has arrived
        and made me ashamed of my deep debt
Even now we will follow the first beginnings, and as a namesake song of proud victory,
        we will shout of the thunder [80] and the fire-wrought shaft of Zeus who rouses the thunder-clap,
        the burning bolt that suits omnipotence.
music will answer the reed-pipe in songs
        [85] which have come to light beside famous Dirce
3. The shaft of an arrow, and in poetry an arrow made of a reed which was not hollow, but filled with pith.  Nem. 5.70; donax, id. Pyth. 12.44; Theocr. 20.29). The reed-flute figured in the following woodcut was found in an Egyptian tomb and is in the British Museum.

My deer bone tibia could hurt you real bad.
However, the harp given by God:

Job 30:30 My skin is
black upon me,
        and my bones are burned with heat.
Job 30:31 My harp also is turned to mourning,
        and my organ into the voice of them that weep.
Metamorphose 11.
Behold (sayes shee) behold yoon same is he that doth disdeine
Us women. And with that same woord shee sent her lawnce amayne
At Orphyes singing mouth. The Lawnce armd round about with leaves,
Did hit him, and without a wound a marke behynd it leaves.
[This is the thyrus: the shaken reed, phallic symbol with lance hidden in pine cone]

Another threw a stone at him, which vanquisht with his
And most melodius harmonye, fell humbly at his feete
As sorye for the furious act it purposed. But rash
And heady ryot out of frame all reason now did dash,

And frantik outrage reigned. Yit had the
sweetenesse of his song
all weapons, saving that the noyse now growing strong
With blowing shalmes, and beating drummes, and bedlem howling out,
And clapping hands on every syde by Bacchus drunken rout,
Did drowne the sownd of Orphyes harp. Then first of all stones were
Made ruddy with the prophets blood, and could not give him eare.
This image absolutely defines what you can do with the "psallo" word: you must smite or pluck a string with your fingers and never with a plectrum or "pick." It would be dishonest to try to stretch the word to wind and percussion instruments. You cannot even stretch the modern meaning of melody to include harmony
NEBUCHADNEZZAR the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits (60), and the breadth thereof six (6) cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura (circle), in the province of Babylon. Dan 3:1

That at what time ye hear the sound of the (1) cornet, (2) flute, (3) harp, (4) sackbut, (5) psaltery, (6) dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: Dan 3:5

When the translators of the Septuagint (LXX) needed a word they used the psaltery as the base: that is because the use of the psalms under the king and commanders of the army was mostly making war and threatening people such as in building the not-commanded Temple as slaves.  Religion is "threskia." Impure religion came from Orphus of Thrace and outlawed as one of the sects in Romans 14.
Strabo 10:3.16. Also resembling these rites are the Cotytian and the Bendideian rites practiced among the Thracians, among whom the Orphic rites had their beginning. Now the Cotys who is worshipped among the Edonians, and also the instruments used in her rites, are mentioned by Aeschylus; for he says,“O adorable Cotys among the Edonians, and ye who hold mountain-ranging instruments 
”and he mentions immediately afterwards the attendants of Dionysus:“ one, holding in his hands the bombyces,
         toilsome work of the turner's chisel,
        fills full the fingered melody,
        the call that brings on frenzy,
        while another causes to resound the bronze-bound cotylae (clanging cymbal)
 ”and again,“stringed instruments raise their shrill cry, and frightful mimickers from some place unseen bellow like bulls, and the semblance of drums, as of subterranean thunder, rolls along, a terrifying sound;

”for these rites resemble the Phrygian rites, and it is at least not unlikely that, just as the Phrygians themselves were colonists from Thrace, so also their sacred rites were borrowed from there. Also when they identify Dionysus and the Edonian Lycurgus, they hint at the homogeneity of their sacred rites.

Dionysian music especially awoke in that world fear and terror. If music was apparently already known as an onian art, this music, strictly speaking, was a rhythmic pattern like the sound of waves, whose artistic power had developed for presenting onian states of mind. The music of o was Doric architecture expressed in sound, but only in intimate tones, characteristic of the cithara [a traditional stringed instrument}. The un-onian character of Dionysian music keeps such an element of gentle caution at a distance, and with that turns music generally into emotionally disturbing tonal power, a unified stream of melody, and the totally incomparable world of harmony.  Nietzsche.Tragedy

Where did Gregory the Great get the idea of doing the same thing?

Osiris, Isis and Horus was the Egyptian trinity worshipped under Apis, the golden bull calf, at Mount Sinai.

Now the name of Linus or Osiris, as the "husband of his mother," in Egypt, was Kamut (BUNSEN). When Gregory the Great introduced into the Church of Rome what are now called the Gregorian Chants,

he got them from the Chaldean mysteries, which had long been established in Rome; for the Roman Catholic priest, Eustace, admits that these chants were largely composed of "Lydian and Phrygian tunes" (Classical Tour), Lydia and Phrygia being among the chief seats in later times of those mysteries, of which the Egyptian mysteries were only a branch. (i.e. Barbarians)

These tunes were sacred--the music of the great god, and in introducing them Gregory introduced the music of Kamut. And thus, to all appearance, has it come to pass, that the name of Osiris or Kamut, "the husband of the mother," [See the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai]

is in every-day use among ourselves as the name of the musical scale; for what is the melody of Osiris, consisting of the "seven vowels" {Ephesians Letters} formed into a hymn, but--the Gamut?


Melos , eos, to, melê, ta, lyric poetry, choral songs opposite Epic or Dramatic verse, to which a song is set, tune, Arist.Po.1450a14; opp. rhuthmos, metron, Pl.Grg. 502c; opp. rhuthmos, rhêma, Id.Lg.656c; Krêtikon, Karikon, Iônikon m logou te kai harmonias kai rhuthmou ib.398d.

What Melic poetry like Sappho's [Lesbian] actually was is best comprehended in the light of Plato's definition of melos, that it is 'compounded out of three things, speech, music, and rhythm.' Sappho is said by Athenaeus, quoting Menaechmus and Aristoxenus, to have been the first of the Greek poets to use the Pêktis (pêktis), a foreign instrument of uncertain form, a kind of harp (cf. fr. 122), which was played by the fingers without a plectrum.

 "Its (pipe = to love passionately) was apparently a secular instrument and is never listed in the temple orchestra; only in Ps. 150:4 it is mentioned in a religious (but not ritual) function. Its ethos was not blameless at all, as we see from Genesis Rabbah 50:

'The angels said to Lot: 'There are players of the pipe (organ) in the country, hence it ought to be destroyed'." Its rabbinical identification with the aboda, the flute of the notorious Syrian bayaderes, emphasizes the erotic element which already the Hebrew name suggests." (Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, p. 460, Abingdon).

Psallo is alwas to SING unless melody and the name of an instrument is included.

That is why Paul excluded the HARP by using Psallo to speak of melody in the HEART.  The proof is that in Colossians 3 he used GRACE: both melody and grace are qualities of speech: Paul commanded us to SPEAK.

2. Music Before and During the Law of Moses.............................15
3. Instrumental Music During the Period of the Prophets...........21
4. Instrumental Music in the New Testament Church..................58
    Proves Instrumental Musid was used in the Early Church................75
1. Instrumental-Non Instrumental Problem....................................7

Robert Ballard:
In 2006, it will be a hundred years since a huge fracture came in the Restoration Movement

That is false:
In 1832 those who followed Barton W. Stone sought to "unite" with what became the Churches of Christ. A few men agreed on a working paper and shook hands.  Alexancer Campbell laughed at the notion that a few handshakes could merge two groups which held nothing in common but trust in the Bible.   The ink must not have been dry before the Disciples (Anglican, Catholic rooted) began to do what it agreed not to do.  See H. Leo Boles for the "contract" between a few preachers.
The agreement composed by John Smith is listed in this paper.
The Christian Church, NACC, did not begin until 1927 and did not finally sect out of the Disciples until 1971.  Since Robert Ballard sected out of the Disciples he is under obligation to restore the unity he broke.

The Disciples split among their own group over instrumental music and confiscated the churches of those who disagreed. Everyone can meet without instruments and most agree that it is more acceptable than musical performance.  However, when Robert's group added instruments with no need for authority beyond finances, he
EXCLUDED  half of the people.

It was because of musical
idolatry at Mount Sinai that God removed The Book of The Covenant of Grace, gave them The Book of The  Law and gave them the unredeemable promise that they would be returned to Babylon where they began as robbers of caravans.  Abraham's covenant was the ONLY spiritual covenant and the New Testament ignores the Monarchy as a Goyim, Gentile or Babylonish Temple-State and consigned them to spiritual blindness until they turned, were converted or were baptized into Christ (2 Cor 3) or wer washed with water INTO the School of the Word (only).

The godly people were
quarantined from anything you can discover about "instrumental praise." The qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the Wilderness was:

of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word of God--only
of vocal or instrumental rejoicing.

The godly people were prepared for the reign of Jesus as The Holy Spirit because there is not a single instance of this pattern being violated------

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time
        hath in every city
        them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
The synagogue never ceased and the godly people attended BIBLE CLASS while the Civil-Military-Clergy were profaning God on the REST day.

The "praise" word is devoted to "making self vile" or "feigning madness" as a way to threaten the enemy: After all, the Jacob-cursed Levites were under the King and Commanders of the Army: they made war and never God commanded or approved spiritual devotion to Him. The praise word--halal--is the source for the word Lucifer: Lucifer was the singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden of Eden according to Christ in the prophets.


When Israel rose up in musical idolatry at Mount Sinai, the Levites jumped at the chance to slaughter 3,000 people among the sinning "brethren." Because the Levites had carried out this execution because of musical idolatry, Moses set the tribe of Levi aside to serve the priests.  They were to STAND IN RANKS and execute anyone who came inside the gates during sacrifices without authority.

THE LEVITES Stood in ranks to execute you if you were inside the gates when they made a great noise.

We suggest that you read the role of the NEW MUSICAL LEVITES
before you give them your tithe and offering to "stand in the holy place" to threaten and dare you to perform as preacher,  singer or instrument player.

A Jubal "handled" all of the musical instruments meaning "without authority."

Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives
       the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
Genesis 4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of
        such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
Genesis 4:21 And his brother’s name was Jubal:
        he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
8610. taphas, taw-fas´; a primitive root; to manipulate, i.e. seize; chiefly to capture, wield, specifically, to overlay; figuratively, to use unwarrantably:-catch, handle, (lay, take) hold (on, over), stop, x surely, surprise, take.

H8608 taphaph taw-faf' A primitive root; to drum, that is, play (as) on the tambourine: taber, play with timbrels.
H8611 tôpheth to'-feth From the base of H8608 ; a smiting, that is, (figuratively) contempt:--tabret.
H8612 tôpheth to'-feth The same as H8611 ; Topheth, a place near Jerusalem:--Tophet, Topheth.

Christ in Isaiah 30 and John identifies all of the musical performers  [Reve18] who are marking God driving His enemies into hell or cast alive into the Lake of Fire. That is because all musical terms identify enchantment or sorcery of someone stealing your property.

Genesis 4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain,
        an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron:
        and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
Genesis 4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah,
        hear my voice;
        Ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech:
        for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
Genesis 4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

Job 17:1  My breath is
corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.
Job 17:2 Are there not mockers with me?
        and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?
Job 17[2] non peccavi et in amaritudinibus moratur oculus meus

, 2. To fix the attention of, to delight, amuse, entertain: morata recte Fabula Valdius oblectat, populum meliusque moratur, Quam, etc., delays, i. e. entertains, Hor. A. P. 321: “carmina, quae possint oculos auresque morari Caesaris,arrest, id. Ep. 1, 13, 17: “tardior stilus cogitationem moratur,Quint. 1, 1, 28:

2Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season,
        out of season; reprove, rebuke,
        exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
        but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers,
        having itching ears; [eager for combat, pleasure, to be wanton]


2Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth,

        and shall be turned unto fables.

Fābŭla , ae, f. fari,
B.  Of particular kinds of poetry.
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,”fabulam, quae versatur in tragoediis atque carminibus non a veritate modo

FABLES TO FOOL:  Cantus , ūs, m. id., I. the production of melodious sound, a musical utterance or expression, either with voice or instrument; hence, song, singing, playing,
With the voice, a singing, song; in full, cantus vocum, Cic. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: cantibus 
With instruments, a playing, music: “citharae,horribili stridebat tibia cantu,Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,  “lyrae, Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 72: “tibicine

Orgănum , i, n., = organon, Of musical instruments, a pipe, Quint. 11, 3, 20; 9, 4, 10; Juv. 6, 3, 80; Vulg. Gen. 4, 21; id. 2 Par. 34, 12 et saep. an organ, water-organ: “organa hydraulica,Suet. Ner. 41: aquatica, Mythogr. Lat. 3, 12.—Of a church-organ, Cass. Expos. in Psa. 150; Aug. Enarr. in Psa. 150, n. 7.—  B. Transf.: organum oris, the tongue of a man, Prud. steph

Jubal "Handled" musical instruments "without authority."

Hor. Ars 321 When this sordid rust and hankering after wealth has once tainted their minds, can we expect that such verses should be made as are worthy of being anointed with the oil of cedar, and kept in the well-polished cypress?

Poets wish either to profit or to delight; or to deliver at once both the pleasures and the necessaries of life. Whatever precepts you give, be concise; that docile minds may soon comprehend what is said, and faithfully retain it. All superfluous instructions flow from the too full memory.
Job 17:3 Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee;
        who is he that will strike hands with me?
Job 17:4 For thou
hast hid their heart from understanding:
        therefore shalt thou not exalt them.
Job 17:5 He that speaketh flattery to his friends,
        even the eyes of his children shall fail.
Job 17:6 He hath made me also a byword of the people; 
h4914 Mesol a song of derision.
h4911 Mashal a "psalm": parables song or derision Joel 2:17
        and aforetime I was as a tabret.
Job 17:7 Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow,
        and all my members are as a shadow.
Job 17:8 Upright men shall be astonied at this,
        and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
Moses writes of the common story of Genun the composite children of Cain through Lamech in Babylon. This was to warn people who had fallen into musical idolatry at Mount Sinai and were on there way back for captivity and death.
Uwgab (h5748) oo-gawb'; or uggab oog-gawb'; from 5689 in the orig. sense of breathing; a reed-instrument of music: - organ
And his brothers name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. Gen 4:21
is: Taphas (h8610) taw-fas'; a prim. root; to manipulate, i. e. seize; chiefly to capture, wield; spec. to overlay; fig. to use unwarrantably: - catch, handle, (lay, take) hold (on, over), stop, * surely, surprise, take.
Agab (h5689) aw-gab'; a prim. root; to breathe after, i. e. to love (sensually): - dote, lover.

The traditional Jewish interpretation of this verse implies that it marked the beginning of idolatry, i.e. that men starting dubbing "Lord" things that were mere creatures. This is because the previous generations, notably Adam, had already "begun calling upon the name of the Lord", which forces us to interpret הוחל huchal not as "began" but as the homonym "profanated". In this light, Enosh suggests the notion of a humanity (Enoshut) thinking of itself as an absolute rather than in relation to God (Enosh vs. Adam). Wikipedia     See the Account by Adam Clark:
B. Blowing the trumpet for the Tabernacle

There was a direct command to use the 2 (only) trumpets to send signals: they were used to accompany congregational singing.  Restricting the two trumpets in the hands of the priests was important in sending "certain signals" since the life of the community depended on warning and signals to move the camp.  However, the Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness was not to "worship" but to listen to the Word of God: that pattern never changed since the Lord's Supper is a teaching activity.

The Latin defines the synagogue or church in the wilderness as an ACADEMIA

Numbers 10:[7]  But when the assembly is to be gathered together,
        you shall blow,
        but you shall not sound an alarm.

Numbers 10.[7]  [7] quando autem congregandus est populus simplex tubarum clangor erit et non conciseululabunt

Academia congregation. Collect into a flock,  where plato taught, scholars are called Academici, and his doctrine Philosophia Philosophia Academica,

in distinction from Stoica, Cynica, etc., Cic. de Or. 1, 21, 98; id. Or. 3, 12; id. Fin. 5, 1, 1 al.

philosophy of the Acadamy, A. For The philosophy of the Academy: “instaret academia, quae quidquid dixisses,
Dixisses: to say, speak, utter, tell, mention, relate, affirm, declare, state, assert
However, the Academy of the Cynics or "Dogs" are excluded from Christian worship IN THE SPIRIT as opposed to IN THE FLESH (Philippiand 3)
Cyrenaica pleasure is the only good. Good in a pleasing agitation of the mind or in active enjoyment. hedone. Nothing is just or unjust by nature, but by custom and law.

Cynĭcus , i, m., = κυνικός (doglike). I. Subst., a Cynic philosopher, a Cynic, Cic. de Or. 3, 17, 62; id. Fin. 3, 20, 68; Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 18; Juv. 13, 121: “nudi dolia,” i. e. of Diogenes, id. 14, 309.—Hence, adj.: Cynĭcus , a, um, Cynic: “institutio,Tac. A. 16, 34: “cena,Petr. 14; and in * adv.: Cynĭcē , after the manner of the Cynics, Plaut. Stich. 5, 4, 22.—


As many as there are fingers on your hand. The Greek song is, "Drink either your five cups or your three, but not your four."

You say right; I care for no dainties. Drink away,
Piper; drink, if you do drink. I' faith, this must be drunk--don't shirk it. Holds the goblet to the PIPER. Why flinch at what you see must be done by you? Why don't you drink? Do it, if you are to do it. Take it, I tell you, for the public pays for this. That's not your way to shirk your drink. Take your pipes14 out of your mouth. The PIPER drinks.
14 Take your pipes: The "Tibicines," "Pipers" or "flute-players," among the Greeks and Romans, were in the habit of playing upon two pipes at the same time. These were perfectly distinct, and were not even, as has been supposed by some, connected by a common mouth-piece. The Romans were particularly fond of this music, and it was introduced both at sacrifices, funerals, and entertainments. See a comical story about the Roman "Tibicines" in the Fasti of Ovid, B. 6, l. 670 et seq. From the present specimen they appear to have been merry souls, occupying much the same place as the country fiddlers of modern times
to the PIPER . How now? Although you did make a fuss about it, still it didn't hurt you. Come, Piper, when you've done drinking, put back your pipes to your lips; quickly puff out your cheeks, just like a reptile serpent. Come now, Stichus, whichever of the two breaks order, shall be fined a cup.

stating that they had, "in violation of the modest instincts of men, boastfully proclaimed their unclean and shameless opinion, worthy indeed of dogs." De Civitate Dei 14.20.

De Civitate Dei 14.20.
Even at this day there are still Cynic philosophers to be seen; for these are Cynics who are not content with being clad in the pallium, but also carry a club; yet no one of them dares to do this that we speak of. If they did, they would be spat upon, not to say stoned, by the mob. Human nature, then, is without doubt ashamed of this lust; and justly so, for the insubordination of these members,
and their defiance of the will, are the clear testimony of the punishment of man’s first sin. And it was fitting that this should appear specially in those parts by which is generated that nature which has been altered for the worse by that first and great sin,
That's why worship must be IN THE SPIRIT as opposed to IN THE FLESH as Jesus commanded in John 4. If you do FLESH WORSHIP do not be surprised that the dogs (catamites) don't consume you.

Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision,
        which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus,
        and have no confidence in the flesh.
Robert Ballard: The Bible speaks of the burnt offering bringing a sweet smell to God.

Music is defined as a terminal sin (Mount Sinai) and the mark of the beast (a new style of music and drama). That is because it has such an arrogant and ungodly view of a Spirit Deity.  Israel was abandoned to worship the starry host named by Amos and Stephen.  After Nadab and Abihu God further abandoned Israel to the Day of Atonement and to appeasing Azazel or the devil.  Burning animals replaced burning infants for a short time.   History notes this as DEMON worship
Psalms 50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
Psalms 50:8 I will not reprove (don't care) thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
Psalms 50:9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
Psalms 50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
Psalms 50:11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
Psalms 50:12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
Psalms 50:13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
Psalms 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
That was the opinion of the Scribes whom Jesus denounced and in the prophets warns about the "lying pen of the Scribes." In Ezekiel 33 he calls them rhetoricians, singers and instrument players.
Jeremiah 7:21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
        Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
Jeremiah 7:22 For I spake not unto your fathers,
        nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, c
        concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
Jeremiah 7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
Jeremiah 7:24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
Jeremiah 7:25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
Jeremiah 7:26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.
Jeremiah 7:27 Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.
Jeremiah 7:28 But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth
THE EXAMPLE OF MIRIAM:  When the Red Sea swallowed Pharaoh and his chariots, Miriam led the Hebrfew women with tambourines and dancing and a chorus of praise to God (Ezodus 15:20, 21)

See Al Maxey using Miriam
as an example of a femal musical worship minister in the church: that's a long way from being a soothsayer just out of "baptism" leading the women to escape the SPEAKING of Moses.

All scholars note that while Moses SPAKE the Song, Miriam took probably the Sistrum and LED THE WOMEN out which meant to ESCAPE.  The sistrum and the "answering" or responsisve singing was a form of browbeating and not worship.
"In the first place, it will be noticed from the account of the triumphant rejoicing on the shore of the Red Sea that the men sang only: 'Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and SPAKE saying.'" (Girardeau, George, p. 33)

Masculine is SPEAK or SAY (as in Speak one to another). Feminine or effeminate is to "SANG and CLANG": no recorded exception to the rule,

"In the second place, it was Miriam and the women who used instruments of music on the occasion: 'And Miriam, the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went after her with timbrels and with dances." (Girardeau, p. 33).

Of course a tabret or sistrum is NOT a musical instrument and it gave its name for TOPHETH or HELL.

The sistrum was a RATTLE and not a musical instrument. It did not even make a SINGLE note.  It was to establish a BEAT--Jewish music was not metrical. Therefore, 
 Ex 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand;
        and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

Here is what Miriam really did "as saith the law"
ē-grĕdĭor ,  to mount up, B. Trop., to overstep, surpass, exceed: “per omnia fortunam hominis egressus,
yet had attained no higher honor
Mŭlĭer , woman, a female, whether married or not. II.  Transf., as a term of reproach, a woman, i. e. a coward, poltroon: “non me arbitratur militem, sed mulierem,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 8, 4.

If males do this the word is:

, āvi, 1, v. a. id., I. to make womanish, render effeminate

1 Macc 1:10 - From them came forth a sinful root, Antiochus Epiphanes, son of Antiochus the king; he had been a hostage in Rome. He began to reign in the one hundred and thirty-seventh year of the kingdom of the Greeks.

11 - In those days lawless men came forth from Israel, and misled many, saying,

"Let us go and make a covenant with the Gentiles round about us, for since we separated from them many evils have come upon us."

15 - and removed the marks of circumcision, and abandoned the holy covenant. They joined with the Gentiles and sold themselves to do evil.  

See how Tom Burgess uses the PLUCKING or the word PSALLO to prove that churches should do likewise.

The Deipnosophists of Athenaeus of Naucratis

And among the barbarians the Celts also, though they have very beautiful women, enjoy boys more; so that some of them often have two lovers to sleep with on their beds of animal skins.

As for the Persians, Herodotus says they learned the use of boys from the Greeks.

King Alexander also was madly devoted to boys. Dicaearchus, at any rate, in his book On the Sacrifice at Ilium, says that he was so overcome with love for the eunuch Bagoas that, in full view of the entire theatre, he, bending over, caressed Bagoas fondly, and when the audience clapped and shouted in applause, he, nothing loath, again bent over and kissed him. But Carystius in Historical Notes says:

"Charon of Chalcis had a beautiful boy who was dear to him. But when Alexander, at a drinking-party in the house of Craterus, praised the boy, Charon bade him kiss Alexander
Yaca (h3318) yaw-tsaw'; a prim. root; to go (causat. bring) out, in a great variety of applications, lit. and fig... break out, condemned, departure), draw forth, escape, exact, fail, fall (out), fetch forth (out), get away.. lead out, pluck out, proceed, pull out,

Some examples of breaking out:

And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord,
        and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.Ge.4:16

And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: t
        hen I cast it into the fire, and
there came out this calf. Ex.32:24

There is one
come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the Lord, a wicked counsellor. Na.1:11
Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. Zec.14:3

Here is what God thought of her "revelations."

Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do. Deut 24:8

Remember what the Lord thy
God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt. Deut 24:9

Here is what Miriam did which was common to what the Israelites did in Egypt and never ceased to do.

, i (collat. form typă-num , Cat. 63, 8 sq.), n., = tumpanon,
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.—
This was also the instrument of the prophetess of Isis: the golden calf was the symbol of Osiris, Isis and Horus the always-pagan trinity.
Sistrum, a metallic rattle which was used by the Egyptians in celebrating the rites of Isis, and in other lascivious festivals,.Ov. Am. 2, 13, 11 By the Jews, Vulg. 1 Reg. [Samuel] 18, 6 .--Hence sarcastically, as if used for a war - trumpet by the wanton Cleopatra Verg. A.8.696   Luc. 10.63

Both Miriam and the Levites who prophesied with instruments performed SORCERY.

Prophe-ta  I. a foreteller, SOOTHSAYER prophet... oraculorumque interpretes, sacerdotes Aegyptiorum, quos prophetas vocant, [Priestess of Egpt prophetess call out] Aegyptius, propheta primarius

Aegyptius, propheta primarius 1.  Aegyptius,
2.  Prophetai
3.  Primarius I. one of the first, of the first rank, chief, principal, excellent, remarkable,
primarius parasitus,

Image of Bast:
Ovid, art of love
And hast thy walks around Canope's walls,
Who Memphis visit'st, and the Pharian tower,
Assist Corinna with thy friendly powers.
Thee by thy silver Sistra I conjure,
A life so precious by thy aid secure;
So mayst thou with Osiris still find grace:
By Anubis's venerable face,
I pray thee, so may still thy rights divine
Flourish, and serpents round thy offerings twine
May Apis with his horns the pomp attend, [re: golden calf]
And be to thee, as thou'rt to her, a friend.
Look down, oh Isis! on the teeming fair,

1 Samuel 18:[6]  It happened as they came, when David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel,
singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tambourines, with joy, and with instruments of music. [7]  The women sang one to another [h6030 Anah] as they played, and said, Saul has slain his thousands, David his ten thousands. [8]  Saul was very angry

"was a typical woman's instrument... Although it occurs in the Psalter and in religious hymns (Exod. 15; Jer. 31:4), it was not permitted in the temple. Its functions in the bible was restricted to secular or religious frolicking, cultic dances, or processions (e.g., II Sam. 6:5; I Chr. 13:8; Ps. 68:25-26). Its absence in the temple ritual was possibly due to its strong female symbolism, which always accompanied the tambourine, and which made its use so popular at all fertility rites." (The Int. Std. Bible Dict., p. 474).
Ovid: book 9, Metamorphoses
the sacred rattles were there, and Osiris, known
the constant object of his worshipers' desire,
and there the Egyptian serpent whose quick sting
gives long-enduring sleep. She seemed to see
them all, and even to hear the goddess say
to her, "O Telethusa, one of my
remembered worshipers, forget your grief;
your husband's orders need not be obeyed;
and when Lucina has delivered you,
save and bring up your child, if either boy
or girl. I am the goddess who brings help
to all who call upon me; and you shall
never complain of me--that you adored
a thankless deity." So she advised
by vision the sad mother, and left her.

"Thus they made a golden bull, the image of an animal that was held to be the most sacred in that land; they offered unholy sacrifices, performed impious dances and sang hymns which differed in no way from the pagan mourning songs. Philo, De specialibus legibus

"This reference probably indicates the use of songs from the cult of Osiris... it can hardly be denied that Egyptian influence on Jewish musical practices was quite significant. This would stand to reason because of the high quality of Egyptian cultic music. The tambourine or timbrel, a hoop of bells over which a white skin was stretched, came from Egypt. Miriam used this instrument to accompany the singing and dancing on the shores of the Red Sea (Ex. 15).

"The trumpet... was the signaling instrument of the Egyptian army. The name of the Sistrum (2 Sam 6:5) was mena'ane'im. It was the Egyptian kemken used in the cult of Isis.

"The music during the transferring the Ark to Sion (David rose up to play)
and the dances of the women at the Shiloh (Judges 21:21), were similar to the Egyptian liturgy and parades.

"As Herodotus reports, women sang the praises of Osiris while liknesses of the gods were born about and, during the festival of Diana at Bubastis.

See Ezekiel explaining.

"Unfortunatcly, Scripture gives us no details about Miriam's prophetic skills, but they seem to be at the root of the darkest period in her life, for in her next appearance she is vying in prophecy with Moses. She and Aaron have been whispering to each other, first against the "Cushite" wife Moses married and then against his leadership. "Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?" they say. "Has He not spoken through us as well?" (Numbers 12: ).


We should note that the worship of Israel in Egypt would have been according to their practices: these practices are well documented in the religious texts of the whole area.

Remembering that God had already virtually abandoned the People when they refused to listen to The Book of the Covenant.  ACU missed Exodus that Moses is being given instructions NOT given before the rejection. One of the commands was.
Read Exodus 32 and find out WHY music causes a fall from grace because it despises resting and learning the Words of GOD: Sure, they had rather listen to their own words.
Exod 31:12 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
Exod 31:13 Speak thou also unto the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL,
        saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep:
        for it is a sign between me and you
        throughout your generations; [your revolution of time]
        that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.

That doesn't sound like A DAY OF WORSHIP to me! The word KEEP is:

Exod 31:14 Ye shall
keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you:
        every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death:
        for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

8104. shamar, shaw-mar´; a primitive root; properly, to
hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; .

Keep in Latin:
Custodio II. With the access. idea of hindering free motion, A. In gen., to hold something back, to preserve, keep: To prevent PLAY or Ludo A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing, B. To sport, dally, wanton Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song:  Soft, weak oration
The Israelites did what all of the pagans did. Therefore, if you want deliberately sow discord defining words would seem important.
Verg. G. 2.386
For no offence but this to Bacchus bleeds
The goat [caper, auriga, capella ]
at every altar,
and old plays [ludi]
Upon the stage find entrance; therefore too
The sons of Theseus through the country-side—
Hamlet and crossway—set the prize of wit,

And on the smooth sward over oiled skins

in their tipsy frolic. Furthermore
The Ausonian swains, a race from Troy derived,
Make merry with rough rhymes and boisterous mirth,
Grim masks of hollowed bark assume, invoke
Thee with glad hymns, O Bacchus, and to thee
Hang puppet-faces on tall pines to swing.
Hence every vineyard teems with mellowing fruit,
Till hollow vale o'erflows, and gorge profound,
Where'er the god hath turned his comely head.
Therefore to Bacchus duly will we sing
Meet honour with ancestral hymns, and cates
And dishes bear him; and the doomed goat
Led by the horn shall at the altar stand,
Whose entrails rich on hazel-spits we'll roast.
2.  To sport or fool away a thing, i. e. to destroy or waste in sport; in mal. part., to violate, abuse


to produce melodious sounds, whether of men or animals; later, with a designation of the subject-matter of the melody, as v. a., to make something the subject of one's singing or playing, to sing of, to celebrate, or make known in song, etc.

I. Neutr., to utter melodious notes, to sing, sound, play.
Transf., of the instruments by which, or (poet.) of the places in which, the sounds are produced, to sound, resound: “canentes tibiae,
HERE IS THE WAY YOU CAN DEFILE THE SABBATH h2490 like David's "praise word" and as "Lucifer was cast as profane out of heaven."

When they rose up to PLAY in musical idolatry, they profaned the Sabbath.  The word is used by older Jews to identify the days of Enoch when people began to CALL THEMSELVE JEHOVAH.

Ex. 31:18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony,
tables of stone, written with the finger of God.


Robert Ballard: Tehillim is the Hebrew word for Psalms:

3. Instrumental Music During the Period of the Prophets..............21

Robert Ballard:

Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together
        groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together
        for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Because the prophets lived at the same time as the kings, his view is that whatever the kings taught was affirmed by the prophets.  However, Christ guided the prophets to repudiate everything involved in the cursed Monarchy which worshipped the starry host.
2 Peter 3:1 This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of  I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you;
All of the end time musical discorders have the MARK of using the curse of the sacrificial system as the pattern. The Monarchy was recorded by what the prophets call the Lying Pen of the Scribes. Christ, on the other hand speaks to those with the MARK of the spirit only through the Prophecies by Christ and the prophecies made more perfect by Jesus Christ Whom God made to be both Lord and Christ to fulfill these prophecies in a human form.

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,

G1702 empaizō emp-aheed'-zo
From G1722 and G3815  (paizo); to jeer at, that is, deride:—mock.

Paizo, 4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16. 5. play amorously, “pros allēlousX.Smp.9.2

Prospaizō, prospaizousa tois ōmois komē playing over, II. c. acc., theous p. sing to the gods, sing in their praise or honour, Pl.Epin.980b: c. dupl. acc., humnon prosepaisamen . . ton . . Erōta sang a hymn in praise of Eros, Id.Phdr.265c.

2. banter, “tous rhētorasId.Mx.235c, cf. Euthd.285a; p. ton kuna, ton arkton, , humnon pr. ton Erōt
See Enoch
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, walking after their own lusts;
        and their mouth speaketh great swelling words,
        having men’s persons in admiration [lying wonders] because of advantage.
Jude 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words
         which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Jude 18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time,
        who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
G1703 empaiktēs emp-aheek-tace' From G1702 ; a derider, that is, (by implication) a false teacher:—mocker, scoffer.
Jude 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
Robert Ballard: See 2 Peter 1 which outlaws adding to the prophecies madeperfectg.
2 Pet 1:18 And this voice which came from heaven
, when
were with him in the holy mount.  

2 Pet 1:19 
WE have also a more sure word of prophecy;
        whereunto YE
do well that ye take heed,
   as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
       until the day dawn,
       and the day star arise in your hearts: Robert Ballard:

Robert Ballard
In verse twenty-Five, it says the Holy Spirit rightley spoke through Isaiah the prophet.  If it was right for theHoly Spirit to speak through a prophet, would it also be right for us to speak through a prophet?
No, you are not the Holy Spirit. The Spirit OF Christ spoke through the prophets and apostles.

Jesus made the prophecies more perfect and since you are not the the Holy Spirit (Christ) you cannot "private interpret."

2 Pet 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

Epilusis (g1955)ep-il'-oo-sis; from 1956; explanation, i.e. application: - interpretation.
Epiluo (g1956) ep-ee-loo'-o; from 1909 and 3089; to solve further, i.e. (fig.) to explain, decide: - determine, expound.

Epi-lusis  A. release from, e. phobôn [fear] didou A.Th.134 (lyr.): abs., exemption from banishment, [purgatory?]. The word dissertio also carries the idea of trying to REMOVE fear by explaining away any worry about keeping laws. 2. . solution, “sophismatōnS.E.P.2.246; explanation, 2 Ep.Pet.1.20

Sophisticus    I. sophistic, sophistical; res admodum insidiosa et sophistica, neque ad veritates magis quam ad captiones reperta, Gell. 18, 2, 6: “ostentatio,sophistically: “interpretari legem et cavillari,

Sophos A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238

Robert Ballard Page 39 Hezekiah's plague stopping ritual.

The plague stopping animal slaughter happened only once in the whole Bible involving the Levites under the King and Commanders of the Army.  Isn't it strage that people work so hard to use that as a "pattern" for the assembly which is defined inclusively and exclusively as A School of the Word: The Prophets and Apostles.
This was a CIVIL-MILITARY-CLERGY  ceremony.
STOOD guard with silence
When the Levites made NOISE.
2Chr. 29:25 And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD

1. To station or post troops somewhere, to draw up, set in order: “legionem
closely watched, carefully guarded:
Numbers 18:1 And the LORD said unto Aaron,
Thou and thy sons and thy father’s house with thee
    shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary:
    and thou and thy sons with thee
    shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.

Num 18:3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle:  only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die.

Num 18:7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest’s office for every thing of the altar, and within the veil; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest’s office unto you as a service of gift:  and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps,
        according to the
commandment of David,
        and of Gad the kings seer,
2Chr. 29:27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel;
   Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. Jeremiah 7:21 

21. Put ... burnt offerings unto ... sacrifices ... eat flesh--Add the former (which the law required to be wholly burnt) to the latter (which were burnt only in part), and "eat flesh" even off the holocausts or burnt offerings. As far as I am concerned, saith Jehovah, you may do with one and the other alike. I will have neither (Isa 1:11 Ho 8:13 Am 5:21,22).

For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor commanded themin the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, oncerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22
But this thing commanded I them, saying,
       Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:

But they HEARKENED NOT, nor inclined their ear,but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart,and went backward, and not forward. Jeremiah 7:24

and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.
And when the burnt offering began,
2Chr. 29:26 And the
stood with the instruments of David,
Sto, a. To stand in the ranks or under arms, to fight: “quisque uti steterat, jacet obtinetque ordinem, Sententiā,
the song of the LORD began also with the trumpets
        and the priests with the trumpets. and with the instruments ordained by David king of Israel.

and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
The godly people attended Synagogue to quarantine them from the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites.

Synagogue was INCLUSIVE of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word (only) of God (only)

Synagogue was EXCLUSIVE of "vocal or instrumental rejoicing or elevated sermons."
Scripture often uses forms of parallelism to make it "impossible" to get deluded.

SUBJECT is "He SET the Levites."
2Chr. 29:25 And he SET the Levites in the house of the LORD [court]
          A. with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps,
                according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king’s seer, [star gazer]  
B. and Nathan the prophet:
               for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.   
Moses SET the Levites to make certain that no one not of the tribe of Levi came near or they would be killed. God spoke through Moses in The Book of the Law which contains no example of instruments used in connection with the singular Tabernacle of Testimony.
Constituo 1. To station or post troops somewhere, to draw up, set in order: “legionem
Con-custōdītus closely watched, carefully guarded:
Under the King and Commanders of the Army they were SET up in ranks to guard the not-commanded animal slaughter from any intrusion by any of the civillians.

The PERFORMANCE was under both the Priests and the Civil-Military.
2Chr. 29:26 And the Levites stood with the instruments of David,
2Chr. 29:27 And Hezekiah commanded
        to offer the burnt offering upon the altar.
                And when the burnt offering began,
                       B.  the song of the LORD began also with the TRUMPETS
      A.  and with the INSTRUMENTS ORDAINED by David king of Israel.

THE LEVITES WERE SET TO GUARD AND KILL ANY ONE NOT OF LEVI. The "praise" word is the root for "lucifer" and means "to make yourself vile."  


They stood in ranks under King and Commanders
A. with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps,
          according to the commandment of David,
          and of Gad the king’s seer,
[star gazer

B. and Nathan the prophet:
       for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.

B.  the song of the LORD began also with the TRUMPETS
They played
and with the INSTRUMENTS ORDAINED by David king of Israel.

Because the Levites slaughtere 3,000 of the brethren because of musical idolatry: Moses commanded the Levites to stand guard to guarantee that no godlly person came near the slaughter pen: they attended synagogue on the Rest Days.  The loud noise in all sacrificial systems was to ward off the demons as well as any civillian or any Levite who came too close.  Their role was SOOTHSAYING with Instrumental accompaniment: they would execute you if you came into that mes.

There are parallel examples to warn those who would blaspheme.

God: Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the Lord on the altar of the Lord, which he had built before the porch, 2Chr 8:12

This violated the law to build an altar of dressed stones and a stairway:

Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles. 2 Chr 8:13

David: And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded. 2Chr 8:14

"It was by the hand or commandment of the Lord and his prophets that the Levites should praise the Lord; for so the Hebrew text may be understood:

"and it was by the order of David that so many instruments of music should be introduced into the Divine service." (Adam Clark, Commentary on 2 Chron. 29:25).

Also Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of the Lord by the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of the Lord,

to offer the burnt offerings of the Lord, as it is written in the law of Moses,
with rejoicing and with singing, as it was ordained by David. 2Chr 23:1
We should note that Jacob had warned that we should not attend the assemblies of the Levi Tribe.  After the fall from Grace at Mount Sinai, God turned them over to worship the starry host under Levites.  God quarantined the worship behind closed doors and gates and Levites stood guard and could not come near any holy thing or enter any holy place. Their instruments were solemn warnings or threats that you had better be outside of the gates or on your face or bowing in submission.
Gen. 49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren;
        instruments of cruelty are [h3627 psaltery, weapon]
        in their habitations. [stabbing, burning Bello ]
Iniquitas B. Unfairness, injustice, unreasonableness: luxuria, praetoris, unreasonable demands in the shape of taxes,
1 See some history of the Jacob-Cursed tribe of Levi
Evil Thesis:
Gen. 29:34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said,
        Now this time will my husband be joined unto me,
        because I have born him three sons:
        therefore was his name called [3]  Levi.
H3878  lêvıy lay-vee' From H3867; attached; Levi, a son of Jacob:--Levi. See also H3879 , H3881 .

. lavah, law-vaw´; a primitive root; properly, to twine, i.e. (by implication) to unite, to remain; also to borrow (as a form of obligation) or (caus.) to lend: abide with, borrow(-er), cleave, join (self), lend(-er).

3880.  livyah, liv-yaw´; from 3867; something attached, i.e. a wreath:

Leviyiy, [Chaldee] lay-vee-ee´;  Leviy, lay-vee´; patronymically from from H3878 ; a Leviite or descendant of Levi:--Levite.

livyathan, liv-yaw-thawn´; from 3867; a wreathed animal, i.e. a serpent (especially the crocodile or some other large sea-monster); figuratively, the constellation of the dragon; also as a symbol of Babylon:--leviathan, mourning.
Job 3:8
Isa 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword
shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent,
even leviathan that crooked serpent;

H3868 lûz looz A primitive root; to turn aside (compare H3867 , H3874 and H3885 ), that is, (literally) to depart, (figuratively) be
perverse:--depart, froward, perverse (-ness).
Godly Antithesis: Gen. 29:35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said,
        Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name [4] Judah; and left bearing.

Evil Thesis:
Gen. 49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren;
        instruments of cruelty are [h3627 psaltery, weapon]
        in their habitations. [stabbing, burning Bello  to wage or carry on war, to war, to fight in war.

Caes. Gal. 1.2 incited by lust of sovereignty, formed a conspiracy among the nobility, and persuaded the people to go forth from their territories with all their possessions, [saying] that it would be very easy, since they excelled all in valor, to acquire the supremacy of the whole of Gaul.

From these circumstances it resulted, that they could range less widely, and could less easily make war upon their neighbors; for which reason
men fond of war [as they were] were affected with great regret. They thought, that considering the extent of their population, and their renown for warfare and bravery, they had but narrow limits, although they extended in length 240, and in breadth 180 [Roman] miles.

This was the condition when David had destroyed all of the enemies and he had a host of Levites on his hand.

Iniquitas B. Unfairness, injustice, unreasonableness: luxuria, praetoris, unreasonable demands in the shape of taxes,
Cruelty h2555 unjust gain Habitations h4380 Stabbing, a sword a furnace, boiling
Instruments:  7015. qiynah, kee-naw´; from 6969; a dirge (as accompanied by beating the breasts  or on instruments):—lamentation.       
  6969. quwn, koon; a primitive root; to strike a musical note, i.e. chant or wail (at a funeral):— lament, mourning woman [from CAIN]
Remember That Cain was of the wicked one and Paul said that Eve was totally deceived as a wife is taken before her husband.
Gen. 49:6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret;  [counsel: don't look to Levi for a pattern]
        unto their assembly
, mine honour, be not thou united:
        for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
Gen. 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel:
        I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Divido I. To force asunder, part, separate, divide (very freq. and class.; cf.: distribuo, dispertio; findo, scindo, dirimo, divello, separo, sejungo, segrego, secerno).
Godly Antithesis:
Genesis 49:8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise:
        thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies;
        thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.
Genesis 49:9 Judah is a lion’s whelp:
        from the prey, my son, thou art gone up:
        he stooped down, he couched as a lion,
        and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,
        nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come;
        and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
You CANNOT be an assembly of Christ is you build on the foundation of the Tribe of Levi: Maybe that is why those associated with the NACC (ex Disciples) are so aggressive in pretending to hold unity meetings but calling people who will not uses instruments legalistic.
And don't forget that they volunteered to slaughter 3000 including their own "brethren" for engaging in musical idolatry.

"The triumphal hymn of Moses had unquestionably a religious character about it; but the employment of
music in religious services, though idolatrous, is more distinctly marked in the festivities which attended the erection of the golden calf." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).  See Musical Idolatry at Mount Sinai
Robert Ballard Page 68 Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs P. 92 "To His saints in this Christian dispensation He says: "Speak to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (Eph. 5:19).

Why would the NACC translate that as "SING to yourselves with Fanny Crosby and make melody with a HARP?"

Robert Ballard To forbid instruments as being unfit for CHRISTIANS to use in the accompaniment of "psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" is to speak where God had not spoken,

When Jesus and the Disciples HYMNED and went out they didn't play a harp.
Matthew 26.30  et hymno dicto exierunt in montem Oliveti
Hymnus , i, m., = humnos, “divinorum scriptor hymnorum, Vulg. Psa. 60 tit.; id. Matt. 26, 30.

Psalm 60 A teaching poem by David, when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.

There is no SINGING TUNEFULLY involved in hymning:

Dīcoto say, tell, mention, relate, affirm, declare, state; to mean, intend (for syn. cf.: for, loquor stands for the Gr. eipein pros tina,
Ontōs , Adv. part. of eimi A. (sum), really, actually, verily, with Verb
a^, Dor. ala_thēs , es, (lēthō,
Hom., Opposite. pseudēs, in phrases alēthea muthēsasthai, eipein, agoreuein, alēthes enispein
of oracles, true, unerring, “alathea mantiōn thōkonPi. P.11.6, cf. S.Ph.993, E.Ion1537; of dreams, A.Th.710. “alēthei logō khrasthaiHdt. 1.14
        Opposite Epos
1. song or lay accompanied by music, 8.91,17.519.
                 b. generally, poetry, even lyrics
        5. celebrate, of poets, “Aiantos bian

Matthew 26.30
  Kai humnēsantes exēlthon eis to Oros tōn Elaiōn.
John 1:30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
This never means SING a song in a tuneful sense: the word means chant or speak as in SPEAK to yourselves.

Humn-eō , Ep. humneiō Hes.Op.2; Ep.3pl.
tell over and over again, harp upon, repeat, recite,
        ton nomon humnein recite [erō say] the form of the law, Id.Lg.871a:
in pass. sense, phēmai . . humnēsousi peri ta ōta will ring in their ears Pl.R.463d

Phēmē  I. utterance prompted by the gods, significant or prophetic saying, II. any voice or words, speech, saying, logōn ph. poet. periphr. for logoi, S.Ph.846 (lyr.
Logos, verbal noun of lego
        Opposite kata pathos
        Opposite music, poetry or rhetoric
        Opposite human reasoning
        Opposite Epagoge bringint in to one's aid, introduction
                Alurement, enticement, incantation, spell

Opposite Pathos  A. that which happens to a person or thing, incident, accident,
where this incident took place, unfortunate accident,
2. what one has experienced, good or bad, experience
of the soul, emotion, passion (“legō de pathē . . holōs hois hepetai hēdonē ē lupēArist.EN1105b21), “sophiē psukhēn pathōn aphaireitai

Matthew 26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them,
        All ye shall be offended because of me this night:
        for it is written, I will smite the shepherd,
        and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

Pa^tassō , Ep. impf.
, fut. - E.El.180: aor. 2. strike one against another, strike together, k. kheiras clap the hands
5. strike
a stringed instrument with a plectron, Simon.183, Pl.Ly.209b: generally, play any instrument (v. krouma, kroumatikos)“, aulei  [flute]. . krouōn iastiCom.Adesp.415: c. dat., k. krembalois, = krembalizein, Ath.14.636d.
krouein akratō, v. patassō 11.2. (Cf. Lith. krùšti 'bruise', 'pound', Lett. krausēt 'thresh'.)
Robert Ballard: and to refuse to permit that which God Himslef has (P93) SAID TO USE. To forbid their use, where God has  SAID TO USE THEM, as in Eph. 5:19 and Col. 3:16 is flagrant sin (Rev 22:18:19)

God commanded two silver trumpets to be used ONLY to signal movements of the tribe: any instrumental noise was outlawed for the Church of Christ in the wilderness.  Those known as The Church of Christ have always existed under that name and NEVER violated the many direct commands to SPEAK  or READ the Biblical text.

The NACC has made a major industry out of calling people who will not endorse them sinners, sectarians, legalists, hypocrites and all of the violent words violent men can dig out of their RACA bag. The modern claim is that you MUST use instruments (every member) or you are a SINNER.  A Sinner will not be saved.  By defining the Church of Christ which has never been "joined" to the Disciples/Christian churches as heretics they are free to use any means possible to do hostile takeover of simple minded preachers.

The Word "psallo" is a
making war or making perverted sexual worship derived from o.  The word means to SMITE something with your FINGERS and not with a PLECTRUM.
Psallō , fut. II. mostly of the strings of musical instruments, play a stringed instrument with the fingers, and not with the plectron,psēlai kai krouein plēktrō
If the NACC permits guitar picks then they violate the direct command of Paul in Ephesiahs 5. They sin.
If they use a piano, trumpet, flute, drums or anything other than a harp string they it
is flagrant sin

If you say that God commanded instrumental music in the ekklesia / synagogue

And, God has not said use instruments
Then Christ says in Jeremiah 23 that you have blasphemed the Holy Spirit of Christ.

Somewhere we learned that the command to
SPEAK can never be a command to make music.  Nor, can the command to use "that which is written for our learning" ever mean that which WE have written. Because both the "sing" word and the "psallo" word are all speaking of enchantment or making war:
AntiThesis Wherefore be ye not unwise,
Thesis but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:17

AntiThesis And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;

kat-auleô  methuôn kai katauloumenos drinking wine to the strains of the flute, 

Thesis but be filled with the Spirit; Ephesians 5:18
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.
Thesis Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
Paul commands with one mind and one mouth or unison: they chanted the word and knew nothing of modern melody which would exclude HARMONY.
AntiThesis singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Ephesians 5:19
If God commanded anyone to do "church" by congregational singing and instrumental accompaniment, then God commanded the same people to be abandoned to Worship the Starry Host.  If God commanded instrumental music even for the curse of the sacrificial system then Christ in the Prophets lied.  If God commanded us to use instruments in the School of the Prophets and Apostles then all of the historic scholars did not know about it.

You cannot SPEAK and SING at the same time: if you SING and PLAY many instruments you have no command and the mark is that you do not want people to hear or understand Christ SPEAKING when we speak what He has left us.

The proposal of Pausanias to restrict the potations,  (don't get drunk on wine)
        in view of yesterday's banquet,
        and that of Eryximachus to dismiss the flute-girl
(Matt 9: Jesus cast out the minstels like dung)

        and amuse themselves by logoi, are unanimously agreed to. 
                    (speak that which is written)

Then Eryximachus propounds an idea of Phaedrus, that Eros is the best possible theme for encomia, and suggests that each of the party in turn, commencing with Phaedrus, should now deliver an encomium on Eros. This suggestion is applauded by Socrates. 
SPEAKING IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE EKKLESIA, SYNAGOGUE OR CHURCH must be stripped of everything human talent can bring: that woud deny that Christ as the personified WORD who spoke only what He heard from God the Father was good enough.
Logos, verbal noun of lego
        Opposite kata pathos
        Opposite music, poetry or rhetoric
        Opposite human reasoning
        Opposite Epagoge bringint in to one's aid, introduction
                Alurement, enticement, incantation, spell

Opposite Pathos  A. that which happens to a person or thing, incident, accident,
where this incident took place, unfortunate accident,
2. what one has experienced, good or bad, experience
of the soul, emotion, passion (“legō de pathē . . holōs hois hepetai hēdonē ē lupēArist.EN1105b21), “sophiē psukhēn pathōn aphaireitai

, A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8,
in divination, S.OT 502 (lyr.
Opposite Poiein to excite passion, Arist.Rh.1418a12; V. Rhet., emotional style or treatment, to sphodron kai enthousiastikon p. Longin.8.1; “pathos poieinArist. Rh.1418a12; “
See Logos (Word and masculine) versus Mythos (arts and feminine)

See Psalm 1 which speaks to the godly and not to the Levitical Infant Burners




Ps 1:1  Blessed is the man that

        walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
        nor standeth in the way of sinners,
        nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Impĭus (inp- ), a, um, adj. 2. in-pius, I. without reverence or respect for God, one's parents, or one's country; irreverent, ungodly, undutiful, unpatriotic; abandoned, wicked, impious (rare but class.; cf.: nefarius, sacrilegus. Tumultus  “quis sonitu ac tumultu tanto nomine nominat me atque pulsat aedes?Plaut. Bacch. 5, 2, 1B. Of speech, confusion, disorder:sermonis,Plin. 7, 12, 10, § 55: “criminum,” 
Sono . Neutr., to make a noise, to sound, resound: aes sonit, the trumpet sounds,
Act., to sound, utter, give utterance to, speak, call, cry out, sing, pour forth (syn.: “edo, eloquor, cano):Pythius in longā carmina veste sonat,sings, pours forth, accompanies on the lyre, id. 2, 31 (3, 29), 16; cf.: “sonante mixtum tibiis carmen lyra,Hor. Epod. 9, 5: “te sonantem ... dura fugae mala,id. C. 2, 13, 26: te carmina nostra sonabunt, shall sing of, i. e. shall celebrate, praise, extol, Ov. M. 10, 205;

Habakkuk 2:19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood,
Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Of musical instruments: “chordas digitis et pectine eburno,to strike, play upon, Verg. A. 6, 647: “chelyn,Val. Fl. 1, 139: “pectine nervos,Sil. 5, 463: “cymbala,

Transf., to strike against, to strike, touch any thing (poet.): “ipse arduus altaque pulsat Sidera,Verg. A. 3, 619; 10, 216; Sil. 9, 450: “vasto qui vertice nubila pulsat,Val. Fl. 4, 149.—Of abstract subjects: “ululatus pulsat aures,
ŭlŭlātŭs , ūs, m. id.,
I. a howling, wailing, shrieking, as a sound of mourning or lamentation, Verg. A. 4, 667; Ov. M. 3, 179; 5, 153; 8, 447; Plin. 8, 40, 61, § 145: “lugubris,Curt. 4, 15, 29; 5, 12, 12; Stat. Th. 9, 178 al.The wild yells or warwhoops of the Gauls, Caes. B. G. 5, 37; 7, 80.—The wild cries and shouts of the Bacchanals, Cat. 63, 24; Ov. M. 3, 528; 3, 706.

, “ululanti voce canere,
Transf., of places, to ring, resound, re-echo with howling: “penitusque cavae plangoribus aedes Femineis ululant,Verg. A. 2, 488: “resonae ripae,Sil. 6, 285: “Dindyma