Russ Adcox The Great Debate affirming Instrumental Music
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Russ Adcox: 1) Why did you include the senior minister position with the elders? The reason I included this position as a restriction is because in many churches (including Maury Hills) the senior minister operates in a very similar capacity as an elder in that he provides authoritative teaching and oversees the affairs of the church. In our context, the elders have delegated a good deal of authority to me in regards to preaching/teaching, leading the staff, overseeing the daily operations/ministry of the church, having a vote in key decisions, etc.
Since Russ has the Authority of Christ and repudiates the direct Commands as just a cultural thingy, he is announcing the HIDDEN AGENDA to give the "wimmen" SOME authority not to exceed that of the Authoritative Teacher or elders. This is the Purpose Driven Cult: get YOUR new property in order and THEN confess that WE gonna diver your money. Isn't that the cutest thing you have heard since the garden of Eden defining the SERPENT.
WE made the decision to PERMIT women SOME authority not to meet or exceed the authority of the Senior Minister (servant)
Maury Hills Church of Christ, Columbia: defines THE meaning of the SERPENT or the BEAST of Revelation.
Russ Adcox: Tonight in class we addressed the question of is the use of instrumental music in worship wrong?
Russ follows the PATTERNISM of the sellers of Snake Oil. You FIX the debate and make people think that they are not OURSIDE of the Grace which APPEARED to teach us AGAINST religious rituals. Your are SAVED BY GRACE through FAITH but Russ doesn't tell you how you KNOW that you are saved (present perfect tense) by Grace.RELIGIONISTS OUTSIDE OF GOD'S GRACE
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. ornament, decoration, esp. of women; hieros k.metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithetsto sing sweet songs of praise,Jesus refused to PRAY for the World and God HIDES from the wise or Sophists which are speakers, singers, instrument players or actors to feel the need to HELP make certain that God doesn't fail them AGAIN.
men in general, phanerōson [FAMOUS] seauton tō k. Ev.Jo.7.4, cf. 12.19; esp. of the world as estranged from God by sin, ib.16.20, 17.9, al., 1 Ep.Cor. 1.21, etc.
sophos , ē, on, A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.all the en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 (lyr.) en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 (lyr.)
THIS IS WHAT SATAN HAD THE RIGHT TO OFFER JESUS
Hēdu^-melēs , A. sweet-singing, khelidoi Anacr.67, cf. Sapph.122（Comp.), Pi.N.2.25; sweet-sounding, xoana S.Fr.238, etc.: poet. fem., hēdumeleia surigx Nonn.D.29.287.
First, you would want to define "worship." The only worship concept in the Prophets by the Spirit of Christ and in the Qahal, synagogue, Ekklesia or what we call "church" it too give attendance to the public reading of the Word in the Prophets and Apostles.
Jesus directly refuted the legalistic view that the kingdom has anything to do with "doubtful disputations" (Romans 15) or private opinions. He said that the kingdom DOES NOT come with OBSERVATION: that means Religious Observations which He died to remove as the Laded Burden (arousal songs or a TAX not in time of war) and the godly people were never burdened on their rest day to perform ceremonial legalism.
THAT WHICH WAS OUTLAWED AS DEMON WORSHIP OR RELIGIOUS OBSERVATIONS
Moses promised another "prophet" like him as our last warning:Adding instrumental music on the REST day at Mount Sinai violated a direct command which the people had refused to hear. The silence, says Moses and Paul, was that they were not permitted to READ or HEAR the word which was PREACHED by being READ. God ABANDONED them to worship the Starry host common to Egypt, Greece, Canaan and Babylon. God sentenced them to be returned "beyond Babylon" which means that musical idolatry after being saved by grace was WITHOUT REDEMPTION. There are many accounts which teach that Satan teaches th Youth how to form mixed-sex choirs, play instruments and the women wear apparel or clergy garb. This in all of the accounts causes a fall into sexual or homosexual worship rituals.
1Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples,"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).
to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1Corinthians 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.
Paizō 4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōn Ar.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16. 5. play amorously, pros allēlous
The Spirit OF Christ affirmed that the Jews fell without redemption BECAUSE of musical idolatry. Instruments are so evil because the SOUNDS created by the discovery of brass (the Serpent concept) was USED by evil men such as Jubal to claim that the GODS spoke through these sounds. They in fact have a drug-like power to disable your rational or spiritual mind.
Again, Christ in the wilderness defined the Church as a set-time-place to READ the Word of God and discuss it: even the Lord's Supper is a teaching or educating event. Anything performed a religious observation or ritual is a sign of a DEAD BODY: that's when the ministry team will pick your bones and pick the purse of the widows.Latin:
Jesus Christ as the ONLY Paraclete or Holy Spirit (mind) of God will NOT be called into Hist temple by instrumental sounds. That would maye the musicians (prophesiers) more powerful than Jesus.
Observātiō ōnis, observo, a watching, observance, investigation: observationes animadvertebant, your searches for evidence: siderum. Circumspection, care, exactness: summa in bello movendo.
Religious observations are carefully crafted to take control of all of one's attention. That is the worship concept with is to be directed only to God.Tendo: In the pagan religions they gave lots of attention to tuning or playing their musical instruments: cornu, barbiton, to tune, tympana tenta tonant palmis, stretching out their bow strings. To shoot, to hurl.
(b). To exert one's self, to strive, endeavor (mostly poet.
b. n partic., to exert one's self in opposition, to strive, try, endeavor, contend adversus, etc., id. 34, 34, 1: contra,
Lucr. 6, 1195: tormento citharāque tensior, [Tendo]
2. In partic.: nervum tendere, in mal. part., Auct. Priap. 70; cf. Mart. 11, 60, 3.Hence, tentus, a lecherous man,
Lucr. 6.1195 Signs of death from lack of water:ēlŏquĭum , ii, n. id..I. In Aug. poets, and their imitators among prose writers, for eloquentia, eloquence, * Hor. A. P. 217; * Verg. A. 11, 383; Ov. Tr. 1, 9, 46; id. M. 13, 63; 322 al.; Vell. 2, 68, 1; Plin. 11, 17, 18, § 55.
The heralds of old death. And in those months
Was given many another sign of death:
The intellect of mind by sorrow and dread
Deranged, the sad brow, the countenance
Fierce and delirious, the tormented ears
Beset with ringings, the breath quick and short
THE CHRISTIAN ANTITHESIS: Psallo never at any time or place in recorded history had any musical content: it means plucking with your fingers and NEVER with a plectrum. It has the root of SOP meaning to grind or meditae on what you are eating.
1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance [adtende] to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Exhortātĭo an exhorting, exhortation, encouragingPagan THESIS: The persona of performing musicians is illustrated by Nero:
(a). The fruits of study, works
(b). A place for study, a study, school (late Lat.): philosophum (se egit) in omnibus studiis, templis, locis,
studia ad voluptatem exercere, id. ib. 6, 8, 6: famam ex studiis petere, id. ib. 6, 11, 3; Tac. A. 16, 4;Christian ANTITHESIS
Tac. Ann. 16.4 First, he recited a poem on the stage; then, at the importunate request of the rabble that he would make public property of all his accomplishments (these were their words), he entered the theatre, and conformed to all the laws of harp-playing, not sitting down when tired, nor wiping off the perspiration with anything but the garment he wore, or letting himself be seen to spit or clear his nostrils. Last of all, on bended knee he saluted the assembly with a motion of the hand, and awaited the verdict of the judges with pretended anxiety. And then the city-populace, who
were wont to encourage every gesture even of actors, made the place ring with measured strains of elaborate applause. One would have thought they were rejoicing, and perhaps they did rejoice, in their indifference to the public disgrace.
NERO COMPETES FOR PRIZES
1Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
which was given thee by prophecy, [teaching]
with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
2Timothy 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God,
which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
If you claim that you have the gift of GOD (or gab) here is what you will do.
1Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;
that thy profiting may appear to all.
3191. meletao, mel-et-ah΄-o; from a presumed derivative of 3199; to take care of, i.e. (by implication) revolve in the mind: imagine, (pre-)meditate.
Because never in recorded history did PSALLO relate in any sense to MUSICAL MELODY Paul intends that we SPEAK the Word of God and sing and meditate on the Word of God.
1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine;Melet-aō , tauta meleta 1 Ep.Ti.4.15; esp. practise speaking, con over a speech in one's mind, logaria dustēna meletēsas D.19.255; apologian Id.46.1; also, deliver, declaim (cf. 11.5 b), logous
Logos 2. generally, account, reckoning, mē phunai ton hapanta nika l. excel
Opposite. ek tēs epagōgēs
Opposite. muthos, as history to legend, Ti.26e; poiein muthous all' ou logous
Opposite. phōnē, Arist.Pol.1253a14;
prose, Opposite. poiēsis,
Opposite. emmetra, ib.1450b15 (
l. pezoi, Opposite. poiētikē, D.H.Comp.6; Opposite. poiēmata, ib.15; koina kai poiēmatōn kai logōn
continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself,
and them that hear thee.
Russ follows the Christian Church preacher and says that SILENCE gives him the right to NOT continue in the doctrine as it has been taught. Then YOU must just shut up.
There is no statute of limitations for the Great Commission which is limited to GO, preach, baptize and continue to teach what Christ in the Prophets and Jesus was the FINISHER of the prophetic teaching.
Lectĭo , ōnis, f. lego. I. A gathering, collecting.
II. A reading, perusal; a reading out, reading aloud.
B. Transf. (abstr. pro contr.), that which is read, reading, text (post-class.)
juris lectiones, passages of the laws,
3191. meletaΏw meletao, mel-et-ah΄-o; from a presumed derivative of 3199; to take care of, i.e. (by implication) revolve in the mind: imagine, (pre-)meditate.
Quint. Inst. 10 1.16 But the advantages conferred by reading and listening are not identical. The speaker stimulates us by the animation of his delivery, and kindles the imagination,
not by presenting us with an elaborate [p. 13] picture,
but by bringing us into actual touch with the things themselves.
Russ Adcox: The class is called Got Questions and the format is such that people anonymously submitted questions at the first of the year and weve tried to answer one each week. The way we decided to tackle this question was by having an actual debate.
I took the position that its wrong (even though I dont actually believe it is)
and one of our Shepherds took the position that it is not wrong.
The NACC has set up several such DEBATES:
- They use a PRO instrumentalist but still wants to wear the mask of being "ACappella" to "infiltrate and divert" and still get paid when there is no ROLE and no DOLE without fleecing the widows. Lucado and Atchley have been favorite stalking horses: both lied about all of the "instrumental" text and claim that God's ABANDONMENT of the Levites is THEIR "spirit" command to add instrumental praise whatever that may be.
- He debates a PRO instrumentalists from the NACC.
- They have their Professional Wrestling bout, get paid and the INSTRUMENTALISTS come out wearing the belt.
Since there are not one Command, example or remote inference in the whole Bible or pre-Reformation history of congregational singing WITH or WITHOUT and instrument, it would be honest if he posted his data.
Since, Scripture ALWAYS asssociates singers with instruments as performing soothsaying (the Levites) or the speakers, singers and instrument players of the Babylon Mother of Harlots whom John calls SORCERERS [rev 17-18], one wonders why that constitutes SILENCE.
Aristotle Politics notes of music:
For it is not easy to say precisely what potency it possesses, nor yet for the sake of what object one should participate in it--whether
1. for amusement and relaxation, as one indulges in sleep and deep drinking (for these in themselves are not serious pursuits but merely pleasant, and 'relax our care,' as Euripides says;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
owing to which people actually class music with them and (sleep and deep drinking) employ all of these things, sleep, deep drinking and music, in the same way, and they also place dancing in the same class); (Aristotle isn't kind) [Music INCLUDES dancing]
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.
That is why it is OUTLAWED for the synagogue, ekklesia or A true Church of Christ. You cease to be a CHRISTIAN assembly when you decide that you can impose what Jesus did NOT teach.
[1339b] instead of learning to enjoy it rightly and be able to judge it when they hear others performing, as the Spartans do? for the Spartans although they do not learn to perform can nevertheless judge good and bad music correctly, so it is said. And the same argument applies also if music is to be employed for refined enjoyment and entertainment; why need people learn to perform themselves instead of enjoying music played by others?
And we may consider the conception that we have about the gods: Zeus does not sing and harp to the poets himself.
But professional musicians we speak of as vulgar people,
and indeed we think it not manly to perform music, except when drunk or for fun.
Plat. Laws 936c There shall be no beggar in our State; and if anyone attempts to beg, and to collect a livelihood by ceaseless [making Poieo meter, hymns] prayers, the market-stewards shall expel him from the market, and the Board of city-stewards from the city, and from any other district he shall be driven across the border by the country-stewards, to the end that the land may be wholly purged of such a creature.
Plato Republic 3 True, he said.
And therefore when any one of these pantomimic gentlemen, who are so clever that they can imitate anything, comes to us, and makes a proposal to exhibit himself and his poetry [hymns], we will fall down and worship him as a sweet and holy and wonderful being;
but we must also inform him that in our State such as he are not permitted to exist; the law will not allow them.
And so when we have anointed him with myrrh, and set a garland of wool upon his head, we shall send him away to another city. For we mean to employ for our souls' health the rougher and severer poet or story-teller, who will imitate the style of the virtuous only, and will follow those models which we prescribed at first when we began the education of our soldiers.
Corrupt is Phtheiro to spoil, ruin by moral influences.
Russ Adcox: We both studied up on our positions, loaded up on Scripture, and let it fly!
Now thats it over I feel very awkward. I didnt like arguing with my brother, even though it was only pretend arguing. It still made me uncomfortable.
Fact: there is no command, example or remote inference that God's Covenant people ever CONGREGATED to hear preaching or sing congregationally with or without instruments. They collected to REST, read and rehearse the Word. Christ OUTLAWED vocal or instrumental rejoicing. That would be a LAW only for the infantile who imagined that their antics were more important than hearing the Book of The Covenant for Spiritual formation and the Book of the Law to guard the people against breaking of any law of the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned triibe of Levi. The Levites used instrumental noise to WARN any godly person that if they came NEAR any of the Worship of the Starry host the Levites were commanded to execute them: they were NOT musical worship ministers but under the King and commanders of the army who stole from the poor to support the Civil-Military-Clergy.
Probably no preacher trained in the post-modern ONCE Christian schools knows exactly WHY recorded history is on their side and SOWING OF DISCORD should teach the teachable. However, the did not ATTACK: the posted papers out of the NACC and their dupe are the ATTACK DOGS.
Russ Adcox: My attack plan was to throw out as much Scripture as possible,
make broad generalizations and absolute statements,
and accuse him of being all kinds of things (heretic, apostate, hypocrite, false teacher, etc.) So I did.
But I didnt like it. I was surprised at how saying those things made me feel.
THIS STATEMENT DEFINES THE MEANING OF A HYPOCRITE: pretending to DEFEND something he DOES NOT BELIEVE. Of course, the best way to define AUTHORITY for sowing musical discord is to DEMONIZE those who just refused to be as they say "Infiltrated and diverted." No doubt members of Maury Hills believes that there is NO defense for NOT letting instruments be imposed and furthermore as the ANTI-singing discorders use all of the RACA words to define the 2,000 historical faithfulness as the product of ignorant, southern, rednecks. No one can have ever read the Bible "as is is written" and miss the fact that the Spirit OF Christ defined Tyre or Babylon as 'the singing and harp-playing prostitute in the garden of Eden" This is the LUCIFER principle. This ends in Revelation where the Mother Goddess Whore is restored (Revelation 17). She uses lusted after fruits (same as in Amos) as self-speakers, singers and instrument players. John calls them SORCERERS who HAD deceived the whole world and would be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.
The foundational teachers were Bible teachers and not cherry pickers. They understood that the Church is built upon or educated by the Prophets and Apostles. Since ALL of the prophets repudiate and mark instruments as the CAUSE and SIGN that the leaders intended to STARVE the people of the Word:: clergy cannot tolerate a literate laity.
Mark 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him,
Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders,
but eat bread with unwashen hands?
Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them,
Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written,
This people honoureth me with their LIPS, but their heart is far from me.
Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me,
teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (songs, sermons)
Mark 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God,
ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups:
and many other such like things ye do.
Mark 7:9 And he said unto them,
Full well ye reject the commandment of God,
that ye may keep your own tradition.
The Spirit OF Christ in the Prophets (missed that?) defined a hypocrite. The first meaning of a hypocrite is an orator or one who sees Godliness as a means of financial gain when the only ROLE is to teach that which HAS been taught and rebuke (shame) those who oppose it.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites for ye devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayer [HYMNS]: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Matt 23:14
Ezekiel Jesus Isaiah 29
Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are
talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying,
Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. Eze 33:30
Ye hypocrites (actors), well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, Matt 15:7
- This people draweth nigh unto me
- with their mouth,
- and honoreth me with their lips;
- but their heart is far from me. Matt 15:8
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. Is. 29:9
For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep,
and hath closed your eyes:
the prophets and your rulers,
the seers hath he covered. Isa 29:10
My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice. With their mouths they express devotion but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain Eze 33:31
Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matt 15:9
And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:Matt 15:10 But He spoke to them in parables and they couldn't understand And the vision of all is become unto you
as the words of a book that is sealed,
which men deliver to one that is learned, saying,
Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: Isa 29:11
Indeed, to them you are nothing more Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man;
And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying,
Read this, I pray thee:
and he saith, I am not learned. Isa 29:12
than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays (make melody on) an instrument well,
Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal';.. figurative to profane (a person, place or thing),.. (from 2485) to play the flute.. defile, eat (as common things), gather the grape thereof, take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, prostitute, slayfor they hear your words but do not put them into practice. Ez 33:32
but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. Matt 15:11
Koinoo (g2840) koy-no'-o; from 2839 [shared by all or several]; to make (or consider) profane (cer.): - call common, defile, pollute, unclean.Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? Matt 15:12
- But he answered and said, Every plant [doctrine], which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Matt 15:13
Wherefore the Lord said,
Forasmuch as this people draw near me
with their mouth,
and with their lips do honour me,
Is. 29:20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: Luwc (h3887) loots; a prim root; prop. to make mouths at, i. e. to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (gen.) intercede: - ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a mock, mocker, scorn
When all this comes true--and it surely will--then they will know that a prophet has been among them." Eze 33:33
- Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind.
- And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. [pit] Matt 15:14
Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols:the worm is spread under thee, and the maggots cover thee. Isaiah 14:11
Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
but have removed their heart far from me,
and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Isa 29:13
Matt. 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men
Jameson Fawcett Brown notes: Vulgate translates, "They turn thy words into a song of their mouths." heart goeth after covetousness--the grand rival to the love of God; therefore called "idolatry," and therefore associated with impure carnal love, as both alike transfer the heart's affection from the Creator to the creature.
In Galatians Paul defines these musical performers as practicing WITCHCRAFT because it intends to manipulate people 'beyond the sacred pages."
The speakers, singers and instrument players were sorcerers. They are called lusted after fruits which Amos used to define the emasculated clergy.
Galatians 5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision,
why do I yet suffer persecution?
then is the offence of the cross ceased.
Galatians 5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
A. Based on the words Paul uses pointed to the emasculated priests of the mother goddess, Paul intends to CUT OFF the musical performers in the same way the priests were made eunuchs:
This would apply to the musical fall from grace at Mount Sinai: the worship of the Mother Goddess allowed males to "perform the role of women." David's stola was worn by the office of prostitute and the Ephod was a phallic symbol which David cast off and went naked.
Apo-koptō , a.ta gennētika, of eunuchs, Ph.1.89: abs., apokekommenos eunuch, LXXDe.23.1, cf.Luc.Eun.8:Med., make oneself a eunuch, Ep.Gal.5.12, cf. Arr.Epict.2.20.19.
Deuteronomy 23.1 non intrabit eunuchus adtritis vel amputatis testiculis et absciso veretro ecclesiam Domini
The folly of Israel was common throughout history. An emasculated priest served as the DOGS of Cybele the Mother of the Gods. The Babylon mother of harlots in Revelation 17 used these "lusted after FRUITS" as speakers, singers and instrument players (Rev 18). Paul called the SORCERERS who HAD deceived the whole world.
Deuteronomy 23.1He who is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh.Second:
Galatians 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like:
of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past,
that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
3. esp. of voice or breath, cut short, ton tou pneumatos tonon D.H.Comp.14, cf. 22:Pass., apokekoptai tini hē phōnē Plu.Dem.25, cf. Dsc.Eup.1.85.
Ton-os , o(, (teinō) 2. of sounds, raising of the voice, Aeschin.3.209,210, D.18.280, Phld.Lib.p.19 O., etc.: hence, a. pitch of the voice, Pl.R. 617b, Arist.Phgn.807a17, etc.; including volume, tonoi phōnēs: oxu, baru, mikron, mega X.Cyn.6.20; of a musical instrument, Plu.2.827b, etc.; diatonic scale,
3. esp. of voice or breath, cut short, ton tou pneumatos tonon D.H.Comp.14, cf. 22:Pass., apokekoptai tini hē phōnē Plu.Dem.25, cf. Dsc.Eup.1.85.
phōn-ē , 4. of sounds made by inanimate objects, mostly Poet., kerkidos ph. S.Fr.595; suriggōn (pipe) E.Tr.127 (lyr.); aulōn(flute) Mnesim.4.56 (anap.); rare in early Prose, organōn phōnai Pl.R.397a; freq. in LXX, hē ph. tēs salpiggos (harp) LXX Ex.20.18; ph. brontēs ib. Ps.103(104).7; hē ph. autou hōs ph. hudatōn pollōn Apoc.1.15.
Plat. Rep. 397a [397a] the other kind speaker, the more debased he is the less will he shrink from imitating anything and everything. He will think nothing unworthy of himself, so that he will attempt, seriously and in the presence of many, to imitate all things, including those we just now mentionedclaps of thunder, and the noise of wind and hail and axles and pulleys, and the notes of trumpets and flutes and pan-pipes, and the sounds of all instruments, and the cries of dogs, sheep, and birds; and so his style will depend wholly on imitation
Cut off the Organs of sound:
Organon , to/, (ergon, erdō) A. instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing,
polemika (war) hopla te kai organa Pl.R.374d, cf. Lg. 956a
3. musical instrument, Simon.31, f.l. in A.Fr.57.1 ; ho men di' organōn ekēlei anthrōpous,Pl.Smp.215c ; aneu organōn psilois logois ibid., cf. Plt.268b ; o. polukhorda Id.R.399c, al.; met' ōdēs kai tinōn organōn Phld.Mus.p.98K.; of the pipe, Melanipp.2, Telest.1.2.
Ergon , 1. in Il. mostly of works or deeds of war, polemēia e. Il.2.338, al., Od.12.116 ; ergon makhēs Il.6.522 of Marsyas,
B. John Chrysostom understood Paul's message.
Chrysostom's Commentary on Galatians:
Galatians 5:1.-"With freedom did Christ set us free; stand fast therefore.115 ."
Ver. 12."I would that they which unsettle you would even cut themselves off." And he says well "that unsettle you." "A man that is heretical after the first and second admonition refuse." (Tit. iii: 10) If they will,let them not only be circumcised, but mutilated. Where then are those who dare to mutilate themselves; seeing that they draw down the Apostolic curse, and accuse the workmanship of God, and take part with the Manichees? ... But if you will not allow this, why do you not mutilate the tongue for blasphemy, the hands for rapine, the feet for their evil courses, in short, the whole body?
For the ear enchanted by the sound of a flute hath often enervated the soul;
and the perception of a sweet perfume by the nostrils hath bewitched the mind,
and made it frantic for pleasure .
The evil spirit, ever delighting in slaughter, hath seduced them to crush the instrument, as if its Maker had erred, whereas it was only necessary to correct the unruly passion of the soul. How then does it happen, one may say, that when the body is pampered, lust is inflamed?
Those who emasculate a church by imposing instruments accuse those who refuse to participate of sowing discord. This is known as the Guilt Clause and the most profound of people who use lying wonders (theatrical-musical).
Russ Adcox: Even though they werent real, they felt real. I felt like a heel for taking such a caustic approach. At the end of class I made the disclaimer that I was simply playing a role and that I actually agreed with my opponent. But I still felt like Id given Christianity a bad name.
Instead Russ is trying to give anyone who speaks the Truth about the use of "machines for doing hard work" a BAD NAME.
The sad reality is that I based my style on many of the articles/sermons I read in preparation for the debate. There has to be a better way to talk about this topic! And that was the main lesson I took from the class. Regardless of your position you MUST find a way to talk about it in a loving, humble way. The way of Christ demands no less.God hates musicians in the holy places says Amos and He hates those who sow discord: no one has ever IMPOSED instruments without knowing that he was sowing discord. The Purpose Driven Cult lets you REPLENISH the old owners with a new group.
Russ has never read a sermon or article which has not been PROMPTED by the NACC and the Stone-Campbell Movement getting pretty violent because the ANTI-instrumentalists REFUSE to let them invade and take over a happy congregation. You cannot get any more violent than to lie, cheat and steal the church houses of widows CLAIMING that God commanded instrumental praise when God commanded the LEVITES to stand guard as instrumental soothsayers or sorcerers to EXECUTE you if you come NEAR any of the NEVER-COMMANDED sacrificial system
- Jesus cast out the musical minstrels (flute players) like dung from His presence when healing the young girl.
- Jesus called the MEN of the clergy CHILDREN. The Piped hoping that Jesus would lament and dance. This was the Dionysus "initiation" into the gay brotherhood which afflicts ALL such hoods.
- Jesus cast out the money changers--the collection plates were called trumpets.
- Under the rule of the Spirit OF Christ Jesus fulfilled the prophets who repudiate the Civil-Military-Clergy complex which defines an modern institute.
- Jesus pronounced WOE on the Scribes and Pharisees by calling them HYPOCRITES. The Ezekiel 33 version names speakers, singers and instrument players ALL who work for money and have no intention of obeying the Word. The Scribes and Pharisees believed in or practiced the Law of Silence by composing their own songs and sermons and SELLING them by fleecing the widows.
A BETTER WAY is to quite defining as MINOR that which Scripture utterly condemns but Russ did not have any of those passages available. A better way would NOT deceive people with false teaching and a RIGGED DEBATE: sounds like professional wrestling.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, thatHome Page
YE present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1
tēn logikēn latreian humōn:
First, the body of flesh must be sacrificed or burned up:
Thu^si-a , Ion. -iē, h(, (thuō) prop. A. burnt-offering, sacrifice, en thusiēsi einai Hdt.8.99;Then, it is possible to engage in RATIONAL or SPIRITUAL worship:
Latin: Romans 12.1 obsecro itaque vos fratres per misericordiam Dei ut exhibeatis corpora vestra hostiamviventemsanctam Deo placentem rationabile obsequium vestrum
Rătĭōnābĭlis , e, adj. ratio (post-Aug.; = rationalis, which is in better use), I. reasonable, rational: he pure milk of reason, id. 1 Pet. 2, 2: sententia vera et rationabilis,
Sententĭa , ae, f. for sentientia, from sentio,I. a way of thinking, opinion, judgment, sentiment; a purpose, determination, decision, will, etc.
I. Transf., of words, discourse, etc., sense, meaning, signification, idea, notion, etc.
1. In gen., a thought expressed in words; a sentence, period: dum de singulis sententiis breviter disputo
The direct command is to SPEAK that which is written for our learning. If you quit PREACHING the Word (only) by READING the Word then there sill be no division and BLINDING people to the Word.
Greek rational worship demands:
logi^k-os , ē, on, (logos)A. of or for speaking or speech, merē l. the organs of speech, Plu.Cor.38:
logikē, hē, speech, Opposite. mousikē,
Opposite phantasia expressed in speech, cf. 71, al. 2. imagination, i.e. the re-presentation of appearances or images, primarily derived from sensation (cf. aisthēsis 11), hotan mē kath' hauto alla di' aisthēseōs parē tini to toiouton au pathos
c. creative imagination, ph. sophōtera mimēseōs dēmiourgos Philostr.VA6.19.
Logos: II. possessed of reason, intellectual, meros Ti.Locr.99e, al.; to l. zōon
Iamblichus 3.8 OTHER MODES OF ENTRANCEMENT.
In regard to another kind of divination thou makest this statement, namely: "Others who understand themselves in other respects become divinely inspired through the fancy:4 some taking darkness as accessory, others employing certain potions, and others depending on singing and magic figures. Some are affected by means of water, others by gazing on a wall, others by the hypζthral air, and others by the sun or some other of the heavenly luminaries."
4. Greek, fantastikon (Phantasia, or imagination) is defined by Chrysippos and Plutarch as the faculty which reveals itself and its causes; phantastikon or fancy, the term here used, as a vain impulse of the mind with no real cause; phantaston as the imaginable, anything that may make an impression; phantasma, a phantom, an apparition.
dianoētikai, Mind Opposite. ēthikai, Arist.EN1108b9.
Ethi^k-os , A. ēthos 11) moral, Opposite. dianoētikos, Arist.EN1103a5,
al.; ta ēthika a treatise on morals,
Logos: 2. dialectical, argumentative, hoi l. dialogoi
logical, l. sullogismoi, Opposite. rhētorikoi, Rh.1355a13.
peri logikōn title of work, Opposite to phusikon, to ēthikon,
And Phusikos is the opposite of logikos
phu^sikos , ē, on, A. natural, produced or caused by nature, inborn, native,
II. of or concerning the order of external nature, natural, physical, hē ph. epistēmē
2. ho ph. an inquirer into nature, natural philosopher,
4. Adv. -kōs according to the laws of nature,
phu^sikos is the Opposite of logikōs,
Logos , Opposite. kata pathos, Arist.EN1169a5 or personal experiences
Opposite matēn , Dor. mata_n ma^, Adv. random, balse, dreams
Opposite human reasoning.
Opposite muthos, as history to legend,
intelligent utterance, Opposite phōnē, 3. any articulate sound,
Opposite inarticulate noise (psophos）
prose, Opposite poiēsis, Id.R.390a; Opposite. psilometria, Arist.Po.1448a11; Opposite. emmetra, tō l. touto tōn metrōn (sc. to iambeion）
pezoi, Opposite poiētikē,
pezos , ē, on, (v. pous) : 2. of verse, unaccompanied by music, kai peza kai phormikta S.Fr.16 ; pezō goō: aneu aulou ē luras, without the lyre
2. without musical accompaniment (cf. 11.2), pausai melōdous' alla p. moi phrason . Pl.Sph.237a.
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
373. anapano, an-ap-ow΄-o; from 303 and 3973; (reflexively) to repose (literally or figuratively (be exempt), remain); by implication, to refresh: take ease, refresh, (give, take) rest.
3973. pauo, pow΄-o; a primary verb (pause); to stop (transitively or intransitively), i.e. restrain, quit, desist, come to an end: cease, leave, refrain.
Stop the: Melōd-eō ,A. chant, sing, Ar.Av.226, 1381, Th.99:Pass., to be chanted, ta rhēthenta ē melōdēthenta Pl.Lg.655d, cf. Chamael. ap. Ath. 14.620c; to be set to music, Cleanth. ap. Phld.Mus.p.98 K.; ta melōdoumena diastēmata used in music, Plu.2.1019a.
pauō , Il.19.67, etc. ;
Stop the: lupas ōdais p. E.Med.197 (anap.), etc. ; p. toxon let the bow rest, Od.21.279
Stop the: 2. c. acc. pers. et gen. rei, hinder, keep back, or give one rest, from a thing, p. Hektora makhēs, ponoio Akhilēa, Thamurin aoidēs,
Stop the: 3. c. pres. part., stop a person from leave off doing . . , hoth' hupnos heloi, pausaito te nēpiakheuōn when he stopped playing
Stop the: later paēsomai （ana-) Apoc.14.13
Stop the: of one singing or speaking, 17.359, Hdt.7.8.d : generally, Med. denotes willing, Pass. forced, cessation.
Stop the rhapsōd-os , o(, A. reciter of Epic poems, sts. applied to the bard who recited his own poem, professional reciters, esp. of the poems of Homer, Hdt.5.67, Pl.Ion 530c, etc.: also rh. kuōn, ironically, of the Sphinx who chanted her riddle, S.OT391
(Prob. from rhaptō, aoidē; Hes.Fr. 265 speaks of himself and Homer as en nearois humnois rhapsantes aoidēn, and Pi.N.2.2 calls Epic poets rhaptōn epeōn aoidoi:
Stop the orkheomai , 2. represent by dancing or pantomime,
III. Act. orkheō , make to dance (v. Pl.Cra.407a), is used by Ion Trag.50, ek tōn aelptōn mallon ōrkhēsen phrenas made my heart leap
Rev 14.13] I heard the voice from heaven saying, "Write, 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.'" "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them."
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