Russ Adcox Women in MinistryThe hidden Agenda is always SLOW but Calculated before WE collect the Money. As equal to Christ and superior to the apostles, Russ Adcox dismisses Christ's PROPHETIC TYPE in Isaiah 57 as He defines the Future REST from Male and Female Burden Laders as Scribes and Pharisees: Ezekiel 33 defines them as hypocrites meaning self speakers (outlawed in Isaiah 58), singers and instrument players. They are the BEASTS from the garden of Eden to the Babylon Mother of harlots (Revelation 17) who controls "lusted after fruits" and uses them as speakers, singers and instrument players. John calls the sorcerers who HAD deceived the whole world and would be cast alive into the lake of fire. .
Paul breaks rabbinic tradition in which he was raised and insists that women should learn the Word of God just like men in humility of heart and in full submission to the truth of Jesus Christ. Paul wants to equip women who will teach the truth of Scripture rather than myths and lies.
"One of the greatest of all Greek dramas, The Bacchae powerfully dramatizes the
conflict between the emotional and rational sides of the human psyche.
When the people of Thebes deny the existence of the god Dionysos, he punishes them
by unleashing the full force of female sexuality,
thereby destroying social order and driving them to certain tragedy.
"It is symptomatic of structures that have lost their elasticity, becoming too rigid to accommodate further development, to intensify the semantics of self-reference as a sort of final act of self-reassurance.
The patterns of self-reference by drama to drama as we see them in The Bacchae of Euripides reflect a crisis in the very genre of tragedy,
in the context of drastic changes in Athenian society toward the end of the fifth century; the prospect is one of abrupt confrontation and loss." -- Nagy, Pindar's Homer p. 388
-WORSHIP ANDROGYNY THE PAGAN SEXUAL IDEAL PETER JONES
Gender Inclusive and Egalitarian Churches of Christ
Gal328 Gender Justice in Church of Christ
D'Esta Love Pepperdine Board of Directors for Gal328.org
Mike Cope Women Worship Leaders
Skillman Church of Christ: authority based on "scholars."
Doug Hurley Your Sons and Daughters shall Prophesy at ACU
See Ken Cukrowski Women in Ministry at ACU
See Ken Cukrowski claiming that the old and new testaments authorizes women prophets.
Jeff Walling Women in Ministry
Mike Cope Women Worship Leaders
Russ Adcox Women in Ministry
Carroll D. Osburn Women and Change Agenda
Wiley Clarkson one of Ken Cukrowski's disciplesRuss 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.
John Mark Hicks Women in the Assembly: Prophesying
Rubel Shelly Homosexuals and Women justice
1. Rubel Shelly Women in God's Service
2. Rubel Shelly: Women in God's Service: Jesus Life and Service
Al Maxey Miriam as Musical Worship Minister
Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men:
they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
Matthew 23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts,
and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Matthew 23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
Jesus cast the Pipers, singers and dancers out into the marketplace or AGORA: this is where all of the Maury Hills performances were QUARANTINED from the godly people.Matthew 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
G5547 Christos khris-tos' From G5548 ; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus:—Christ.Matthew 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
di^daska^l-os teacher, master, phoitan go to school,
NOT : II. trainer of a dithyrambic or dramatic chorus, producer of a play, etc., “itō de kai tragōdias ho Kleomakhou d.” khoros , ho, later of the dance as a public religious ceremony, “Dionuson
II. choir, band of dancers and singers, h. Ven.118, Pi.N.5.23, Fr.199; “sumphōnia kai khoroi” Ev.Luc.15.25. at Sparta the agora was called khoros, Paus.3.11.9;
We are washed with water INTO the Word or School of Christ (only) when we "speak that which is written for our learning."
Matthew 23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
G2519 kathēgētēs kath-ayg-ay-tace' From a compound of G2596 and G2233 ; a guide, that is, (figuratively) a teacher:—master.Matthew 23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. [deacons]
G2233 hēgeomai hayg-eh'-om-ahee Middle voice of a (presumed) strengthened form of G71 ; to lead, that is, command (with official authority); figuratively to deem, that is, consider:—account, (be) chief, count, esteem, governor, judge, have the rule over, suppose, think.
Kathēg-ētēs , ou, ho, A guide, Numen. ap. Ath.7.313d.teaching, professor
THE TWISTED SCRIPTURES WHICH SILENCES BOTH RUSS ADCOX AND THE WOMEN.
Russ Adcox intends to win through intimidation wiithout understanding the only reason for the assembly. With Scot McKnight as his foundation he asks:
1. Males should pray with their hands lifted up (2:8).It is certain that Scot Mcknight doesn't know how to read whole thought patterns either. If you don't know what the meaning of IS IS you are probably a doctor of the law who "takes away the key to knowledge." That is their job: they are predestinated.
2. Males should pray without anger or disputing (2:8).
3. Women should dress modestly (2:9).
4. Women should not have elaborate hairstyles or wear gold or pearls or expensive clothing (2:9).
5. Women should have good deeds (2:10).
6. Women should be silent and quiet (2:11, 12).
7. Women should not teach or have authority (2:12).
A person following the Direct Commands and the mark of a disciple of Christ would have begun PREACHING 1 Timothy by READING what Paul wrote. Russ Adcox impugns the Spirit OF Christ by just making it a personal letter: who would attempt to teach the Letters of Thomas Jefferson by quoting Scot McKnight? Anyone who would cut and paste has no respect for the writer who CLAIMS inspiration and is the FOUNDATION for which Russ pretends to do SCHOOL OF CHRIST.
Russ Adcox Again, we have to apply good principles of interpretation. What’s the context? What’s the author’s original intent? What’s the specific historical situation that prompted the letter?
Peter said that the Prophecies by Christ and the prophecies made more certain by Jesus and left for our "memoby" and said that ANYONE who does not teach that is a FALSE TEACHER. Church is A School of the Word: it must be understood in the context of that period. If we find Maury Hills reproducing those same practrices then we have to apply the definition of words throughout the whole series of letters.
Russ Adcox What was Paul trying to say to that audience in that day and time? What are the transferable principles to our day and time? You don’t have to be a Bible scholar to do that. It’s just about asking the right questions and a lot of times the answers are right here in the text.
I think he was doing a pretty good job of explanation the CONDITIONS which apply to men and women to make the ekklesia or School of the Word of Christ (only) understandable. Christ issued the Prophetic Type which repudiates the AWAKENING psalms where David tried to AWAKEN his lyre so that he could awaken the DAWN: the Jews worshipped the starry host. The pattern often repeated of the spiritual temple:
Habakkuk 2:18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?Russ Adcox: “As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines, nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith. But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.” (1st Tim 1:3-7).
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.
We even have a mention at a later date of a similar custom in connection with the cult in Jerusalem, where certain Levites, called me'oreim, 'arousers," sang every morning this verse from Ps 44: 'Awake, Lord, awake! Do not abandon us for ever." The Talmud tells us that Johy Hyrcanus suppressed the practice because it recalled too readily a pagan custom.
A similar practice is attested in connection with the cult of Herakles-Melkart. According to Menander, as he is quoted by Josephus, the king Hiram, who was a contemporary of Solomon, rebuilt the temples of Tyre and, 'he was the first to celebrate the awakening of Heracles in the month of Peritius." (de Vaux, p. 247)
In an inscription from Cyprus, in one from Rhodes and in several from around the district of Carthage, there are references to important personages who bear the title Mqm"lm which we can translate as 'arouser of the god." (de Vaux, p. 247)Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
1Tim. 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
A. 2Pet. 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly [sophizo] devised fables,
Fables are myths from MUO [to shut the mouth: music forces the lambs to be silent before the slaughter]
-Muthos 2. fiction (Opposite. logos, historic truth)
Pind. 0. 1 From there glorious song enfolds the wisdom of poets,1 so that they loudly sing  the son of Cronus, when they arrive at the rich and blessed hearth of Hieron, who wields the scepter of law in Sicily of many flocks, reaping every excellence at its peak, and is glorified  by the choicest music, which we men often play around his hospitable table. Come, take the Dorian lyre down from its peg, if the splendor of Pisa and of Pherenicus placed your mind under the influence of sweetest thoughts,
Yes, there are many marvels, and yet I suppose the speech of mortals beyond the true account can be deceptive, stories adorned with embroidered lies;  and Grace, who fashions all gentle things for men, confers esteem and often contrives to make believable the unbelievable. But the days to come are the wisest witnesses.
embroidered lies Poikilos
2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōn” Id.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoi” Id.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.” Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); “skhēmatismoi” D.H.Is.3.
Fables are myths from MUO [to shut the mouth: music forces the lambs to be silent before the slaughter]
4. professed work of fiction, children's story, fable, Pl.R.377a; of Aesop's fables, Arist. Mete.356b11.-Sophis-tês ,A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalon” Pi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun” A.Fr.314, cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistē Thrēki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn”
II. from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money,
-goēs A. sorcerer, wizard, Phoronis 2, Hdt.2.33,4.105, Pl.R. 380d, Phld.Ir.p.29 W.; “g. epōdos Ludias apo khthonos” E.Ba.234, cf. Hipp.1038; prob. f.l. for boēsi Hdt.7.191.
2. juggler, cheat, “deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēs” Pl.Smp.203d; “magos kai g.” Aeschin.3.137:
[265c] plausible discourse, we chanted a sportive and mythic hymn in meet and pious strain to the honor of your lord and mine, Phaedrus, Love, the guardian of beautiful boys.
Yes, and I found it very pleasant to hear.Prospaizō ,2. abs., sport, jest, “p. en logois” Pl.Phdr.262d, cf. Lg. 653e, 804b; opp. spoudazein, Id.Euthd.283b.3. laugh at, make fun or sport of, tini Men.Epit.182, Plu.2.197d, Caes.63; satirize, tini D.L.4.61, 7.164:—Med., App. l.c.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.
and shall be turned unto fables.
FABLES TO FOOL: Fābŭla , ae, f. fari,
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
2Timothy 4:5 But watch [nēphō to be sober, drink no wine] thou in all things, endure afflictions,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,
1. With the voice, a singing, song; in full, cantus vocum, Cic. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “fit etiam saepe vocum gravitate et cantibus ut pellantur animi, etc.,
2. With instruments, a playing, music: “citharae,” “horribili stridebat tibia cantu,” Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae, “lyrae,” Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 72: “tibicine
FABLES TO FOOL: Scaenĭcus (scen- ), a, um, adj., = skēnikos,I. of or belonging to the stage, scenic, dramatic, theatrical (class.).
stage-plays, theatrical representations, “fabula,” a drama, Amm. 28, 1, 4: “organa,” Suet. Ner. 44: “coronae,” id. ib. 53: “habitus,” id. ib. 38: “gestus,” Cic. de Or. 3, 59, 220: “modulatio,” Quint. 11, 3, 57:
1. scaē-nĭcus , i, m., a player, actor, Cic. Off. 1, 31, 114: “orator plurimum aberit a scaenico 2. scaenĭca , ae, f., a female player, an actress,THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON TO FOOL: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
do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Russ Adcox: The specific situation that prompted the letter of 1st Timothy was false teachers in Ephesus. That’s the context of the entire letter. Paul is giving Timothy encouragement and instruction to combat false teaching. At the end of that chapter he tells him to “fight the good fight” and “keep the faith.” It’s all about standing against this false teaching that is obviously entered the church
Russ misses the fact that Paul defines the EXCLUSIVE meaing of the Church Assembly: women are excluded because it is impossible to display a female body without understanding that people will GIVE ATTENDANCE to the lady and her actions:
1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to [public] READING, to exhortation, to doctrine.
1Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy,
with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. [teaching]
1Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them:
for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Psallo never means melody in a tuneful way: Paul is saying the same thing we TEACH that which is written for our learning and we MEDITATE in the heart.
Russ seems to think that the DOCTRINE given by inspiration of Christ and for which apostles lgave their lives, no longer applies. Of course preaching as in self-composed diatribes are outlawed along with poetry or music because "men set their lies to melodies to deceive the simple."
"Ephesus was famous for its shrine of Diana, where thousands of sacred prostitutes believed fornication brought believers into contact with deity in much the same way the Gnostics used authentia (new female authority) to bind the flesh and the divine together.
When these women converted to Christianity they had to unlearn these pagan practices. 'Virtually without exception, female teachers among the Greeks were courtesans, such as Aspasia, who numbered Socrates and Pericles among her students. Active in every major school of philosophy, these hetairai made it evident in the course of their lectures that they were available afterwards for a second occupation.Russ Adcox: Again, both men and women, I want you to pray and exhibit the characteristics of godliness. “A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.” (1st Tim 2:11).
But the Bible teaches that to seduce men in such a manner was indeed to lead them to slaughter and the halls of death (cf. Prov. 2:18; 5:5; 6:27; 9:18). The verb authentein is thus peculiarly apt to describe both the erotic and murderous." (Trombley, Who says Women Cannot teach, p. 177).
That's true: but he didn't tell EITHER to LEAD prayers as an act of LITURGY. We will all pray that EVERYONE sits down and shuts up and listen to the word PREACHED by being READ for Comfort and Doctrine.
1Corinthians 14:28 But if there be no interpreter, let HIM keep silence in the church; and let him SPEAK to himself, and to God.
1Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law
1 Corinthians 14.34 Ai gunaikes en tais ekklēsiais sigatōsan, ou gar epitrepetai autais lalein: alla hupotassesthōsan, kathōs kai ho nomos legei.
Si_gaō , keep silence, used by Hom. only in imper. siga, hush! be still!
2. metaph. of things, “sigōn d' olethros kai mega phōnount' . . amathunei” A.Eu.935 (anap.); “surigges ou sigōsin” Id.Supp.181 surigx , iggos, hē, A.shepherd's pipe, Panspipe, “aulōn suriggōn t' enopē” Il.10.13
“ou molpan suriggos ekhōn” S.Ph.213 kalaminē s. Ar.Fr.719; “kat' agrous tois nomeusi surigx an tis eiē” Pl.R.399d.
2. cat-call, whistle, hiss, as in theatres, Id.Lg.700c; cf. “surizō” 11.2, 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.
Russ Adcox: Let’s try to answer the first question first. At issue here are the words “to teach” and “exercise authority.” That’s the only two things Paul addresses here in 1st Timothy 2. These verses have nothing to do with a woman praying in the assembly or reading Scripture or serving communion or leading worship, etc. The only way you can apply these verses to those activities is by saying that they somehow constitute exercising authority, but I don’t see it. When John led prayer this morning he wasn’t usurping anyone’s authority (the act of standing on stage and speaking words doesn’t equate to authority). And when the men passed the trays they were not participating in some type of church leadership role. There were just passing trays. The rest of you did it as well, it’s just that they were standing and you were seated.
Russ is working really hard to do a LEGALISM when it is a fact that no one LED prayer or CAN pray my own prayers. Russ is speaking of an ACT of liturgy which does not exist in the School of the Word. It is a fact that when people are PRAYING they are most often trying to Teach God. Furthermore, the AUTHENTIA does no mean the authority that Russ as the Authoratative Teacher ENDOWS upon a mere female. It is exposing the body and voice of a female which automatically detracts from the prayer. It is impossible for godly men to watch or listen to a female PERFORM without being led into temptation. THAT is why false teachers boast about USING women. Passing down the row of sets is a pretty juvenile legalism.
Russ Adcox: When Tom Eddins preached he told the story about a church where the secretary fielded a call from someone who was irate. He’d heard that women had served the Lord’s Supper the other day and wanted to know if it was true. “Were women passing the trays yesterday?” he angrily demanded. The secretary was quick on her feet and said “Are you talking about front to front or side to side?” Even the most conservative complementarian scholars that I read agree that there is nothing here in 1st Timothy or 1st Corinthians that would prohibit a woman from praying or serving in the assembly. The only area of debate surrounds teaching and exercising authority?
That's probably why Russ Adcox's PLANT did not take root and wilted!
Russ Adcox: Meaning that Paul is not addressing the specific situation of “women teaching in a domineering way” although that would certainly be forbidden of both men and women. Nor is Paul prohibiting women from any and all forms of teaching. What he’s addressing is “authoritative teaching.” Which means what? Who constitutes “authoritative teaching” in the New Testament church? You don’t have to read far to find your answer.
We noted above that Authoritative Teaching is not possible while preaching or singing: both pretend that the Spirit OF Christ was not bright enough to be the MASTER Teacher. The elders were authoritative teachers ONLY when they taught that which HAD been taught.
Russ Adcox:Then in Titus 1:9 he writes that one of the qualifications is “holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.” So we see that another function of the elders is protecting the doctrinal purity of the church. He goes on Titus 1:10-11 to say “For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.” The reason this qualification is there is related to false teaching. Of course we also know that
Note that it is the ELDERS as Christ-ordained Pastor-Teachers. Furthermore, Exhort does not mean PREACH
paraka^leō , Att. fut. -kalō, later Jesus is the Comforter or Paraclete: In Romans 15 the COMFORT comes from reading the Word written for our learning. III. exhort, encourage, “taxis taxin parekalei, 2. comfort, console, “tous penthountas” LXX Si.48.24:—Pass., Ev.Matt.2.18, 5.4.
Russ Adcox CONFESSES that he intends to DISCOMFORT lots of people and nothing he can do or say will ever relieve the discomfort or SOWING OF DISCORD which makes him almost alone in fighting against the Holy spirit. Russ in his RUSH for legalism to support him just flat MISSED those who must be SAT DOWN AND SHUT UP.
Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
Russ Adcox is PROMOTING Jewish Fables
Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God;
not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker,
not given to filthy lucre;
Striker percussor, assassin, bandit (sicarius, interfector), “leo vulneratus percussorem novit,Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables,
Lys  Why, it is evident already from what he has said that there has been no premeditation. For we should not have gone in that way, when it was uncertain whether we should find in his house a potsherd or something to serve for killing him, but should have brought it from home as we set out. In point of fact,
Cause: we admit that we went to see boys and flute-girls
Effect: and were in liquor: so how is that premeditation?
Aul-ētris , idos, A. flute-girl, Simon.178, Ar.Ach.551, X.HG2.2.23, Pl.Prt.347d,
and commandments of men,
that turn from the truth.
-Romans 15.1 debemus autem nos firmiores inbecillitates infirmorum sustinere et non nobisplacere
-Placeo to please, to be pleasing or agreeable, to be welcome, acceptable, to satisfy (class.).
1. In scenic lang., of players or pieces presented, to please, find favor, give satisfaction: “primo actu placeo, Ter. Hec. prol. alt. 31: cui scenico placenti, “populo ut placerent quas fecisset fabulas,”
Făcĭo , to compose, id. Pis. 29, 70: “carmina,” Juv. 7, 28: “versus,” id. 7, 38: “sermonem,” Cic. Fam. 9, 8, 1; cf. “litteram,” id. Ac. 2, 2, 6: ludos, to celebrate, exhibit = edere, id. Rep. 2, 20; id. Att. 15, 10; “also i. q. ludificari,”
4. To represent a thing in any manner, to feign, assert, 8. In relig. lang., like the Gr . rhezein, to perform or celebrate a religious rite; to offer sacrifice, make an offering, to sacrifice compositio,Fabula self-composed sermons, fiction,THAT IS THE BACKGROUND: NO AUTHORITY ROLES: NO SELF-SPEAKING ROLES: NO EXPOSING WIVES AND DAUGHTERS TO PUBLIC GAZE AND CLAIMING THAT YOU ARE MAKING CONTACT WITH GOD.
*II. In partic. (freq. and class.), a fictitious narrative, a tale, story (syn.: apologus, narratio): narrationum tris accepimus species, fabulam, quae versatur in tragoediis atque carminibus non a veritate modo, sed etiam a forma veritatis remota, argumentum ... historiam, So of idle tales: “ineptas et aniles fabulas devita,” Vulg. 1 Tim. 4, 7 al.—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,” Quint. 5, 10, 9;
Ludus a). In gen.: “hoc praetore ludos Apollini faciente, (Apollo, Abaddon)
Cantus I. the production of melodious sound, a musical utterance or expression, either with voice or instrument; hence, song, singing, playing, music (while carmen is prop. the contents or substance of the son
2. With instruments, a playing, music: “in nervorum vocumque cantibus,
THE ASSEMBLY IS DEFINED INCLUSIVELY AND EXCLUSIVELY: PREACH THE WORD BY READING THE WORD.
1Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions,
and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
1Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority;
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
Godliness means: G2150 eusebeia yoo-seb'-i-ah From G2152 ; piety; specifically the GOSPEL scheme:...godliness, holiness.
QUIET FOR SPEAKERS, SINGERS, WOMEN
Hēsukh-ios , Dor. has- (v.l. hēs- ), on,= hēsukhos, A. [select] still, quiet, at rest, “hēsukhion d' ara min polemou ekpempe” Il.21.598; “eirēna” Pi.P.9.22; also in Prose, tropon hē. of a quiet disposition, Hdt.1.107; “oud' hē. ho sōphrōn bios” Pl.Chrm.160b; hai hē. praxeis ib. c; “to hē. ēthos” Id.R.604e; hoi hē. Antipho 3.2.1; to hē. tēs eirēnēs (v.l. hēsukhon) Th.1.120: Comp. -ōteros more reposeful, Phld.Rh. 2.60S. Adv. “-iōs” h.Merc.438, Pl.Tht.179e.Click to see and hear and feel what FEMALE DOMINATION produces at Maury Hills NOT a Church of Christ
Reverence the Maury Kids are taught to flauntHONESTY IS
Eusebeia , hē (cf. eusebia), reverence towards the gods or parents, piety or filial respect,
Hebrews 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
“miainōn eusebeian Arēs” A.Th.344
Aesch. Seven 333 for when a city is subdued—ah, ah!—many and miserable are its sufferings.  Man drags off man, or kills, or sets fires; the whole city is defiled with smoke. Mad Ares storms, subduing the people and polluting reverence.
Semno-tēs , ētos, hē,SO, THE FALSE TEACHERS MISSED THE PURPOSE DRIVEN PRAYERA. solemnity, dignity, “semnotēt' ekhei skotos” E.Ba.486, cf. X.Cyr.8.3.1, Isoc.12.242, Pl.Mx.235b; “hē s. tou rhēmatos” D.Prooem.45; [tēs lexeōs] Arist.Rh.1408b35; hē tou topou s. Milet.1(9).368; also of persons, seriousness, dignity, “epi tēs s. authadeis hupolambanesthai” D.61.14, cf. Arist.Rh.1391a28, Ep.Tit.2.7, 1 Ep.Ti.2.2: in pl., “s. ouk alēthinai alla peplasmenai” Isoc.6.98.II. of a girl, reserve or shyness, E.IA 1344.
Scripture by word definition defines this as SORCERY or WITCHCRAFT which is the natural result of violating direct commands and the wisdom of all ages. Jesus died to give us REST from this laded burden and burden laders and John said that they will be or are being Cast Alive into the Lake of Fire.
The history of ancient witchcraft of Sorcery from Clay Tablets onward shows that Jesus died to give us REST from that which all recorded history and MRI images prove to be destructive to the minds at any age.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith:
as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,
who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Romans 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them;
for God hath shewed it unto them.
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
1Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Russ Adcox as Authoratative Teacher (Christ) says that this was based on CULTURE: if you watch the subverted "worship services" you concluded that the Post-Biblical theologians think that NOISE and MADNESS is NOW acceptable. Now, the olden GOD wanted everyone--including Russ to sit down and be QUIET and lift holy PALMS to the Word and not WAVE arms which was the girls saying 'I am available."
Jesus prophesied and Paul affirms that EVERYONE must be Quiet and Peaceable and Honest because the Purpose of the Purpose Driven Church is:
1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
THAT is the PATTERN from the Church in the wilderness to a True Church of Christ as A School of the Word.
Rhetoric and music intends to Make the Lambs Dumb before the Slaughter. Now, speaking to MEN who do not lift up Holy Palms and women who speak on their own is to REPUDIATE and REMOVE anyone who claims that they are the mediator in song and sermon. Musical Worship Teams claim that they can lead you into the presence of God. However,
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God,
and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;
1Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
1Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
1Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
WRATH: When god pours out His wrath the word is ORGE where He sends jesters and Buffoons:
Orge I. natural impulse or propension: one's temper, temperament, disposition, orgê , hê, II. passion, anger, wrath, 3. Panos orgai panic fears (i. e. terrors sent by Pan), Eur.:--but, orgê tinos anger against a person or at a thing, Soph.; hierôn orgas wrath at or because of the rites, Aesch.
G3709 orge or-gay' From G3713 ; properly desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind), that is, (by analogy) violent passion... wrath.
G3713 oregomai; to stretch oneself, that is, reach out after (long for):covet after, desire.
G3735 oros or'-os perhaps akin to G142 ; compare G3733 ); a mountain (as lifting itself above the plain):
Orgi-a , iôn, ta, secret rites, secret worship, practised by the initiated, of the rites of the Cabeiri [homosexuals] and Demeter, of Orpheus, of Cybele, most freq. of the rites of Dionysus .2.81, E.Ba.34, al., Theoc.26.13. epithumētikōs ekhō) ; “ho ep' aphrodisiois mainomenos . . orgōn” Poll.6.188 ; of human beings and animals, to be in heat, desire sexual intercourse,
2. generally, to be eager or ready, to be excited, II. generally, RITES, orgia Mousôn [Rev 18:22] Ar.Ra.356 . Aphroditês [similar to Lucifer or Zoe].
orgi-astikos , ē, on,
Aphrodisiois mainomenos . .Mainomai I. to rage, be furious, Hom.; ho maneis the madman, Soph.: to be mad with wine, Od.:--of Bacchic frenzy, Il., Soph.; hupo tou theou m. to be driven mad by the god, Hdt.; to mainesthai madness, Soph.; plein ê mainomai more than madness, Ar.:--c. acc. cogn., memênôs ou smikran noson mad with no slight disease, Aesch.
In [10.3.7] Strabo continues, "The accounts which are more remotely related, however, to the present subject, but are wrongly, on account of the identity of the names, brought into the same connection by the historians--I mean those accounts which, although they are called "Curetan History" and "History of the Curetes," just as if they were the history of those Curetes who lived in Aetolia and Acarnania, not only are different from that history, but are more like the accounts of the Satyri, Sileni, Bacchae, and Tityri;
for the Curetes (clergy or priests), like these,
are called genii or ministers of gods by those who have
handed down to us the Cretan and the Phrygian traditions,
which are interwoven with certain sacred rites,
some mystical, the others connected in part
with the rearing of the child Zeus in Crete and
inpart with the orgies in honor of the mother of the gods
which are celebrated in Phrygia and in the region of the Trojan Ida.
Pauo means: Stop the: Panos orgai panic fears (i. e. terrors sent by Pan), Eur.:--but, orgê tinos anger against a person or at a thing, hierôn orgas wrath at or because of the rites.
1Timothy 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
THE PROPHETIC WARNING:
Isaiah 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,
Isaiah 3:2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
Isaiah 3:3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counseller, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
MARK Women or the Effeminate as oratio,
MARK Women or effeminate who are consilium the person who forms the purpose,
MARK Women or the effeminate who Teach Over aedĭfĭco in a religious sense, to build up,
Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.
O my people, they that lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
Boys: -Effeminoto make womanish, effeminate, to enervate: “fortitudinis praecepta“illa elocutio
res ipsas effeminat,” “mollis, luxuriosus, dissolutus): ne quid effeminatum aut molle sit,”
Cic. Off. 1, 35, 129; cf. id. Tusc. 4, 30: “intolerabile est servire impuro, impudico, effeminato,
“illa elocutio res ipsas effeminat,” Quint. 8 prooëm. § 20.— ēlŏcūtĭo I. Transf., in rhet. lang., oratorical delivery, elocution; “furialis illa vox, religiosis altaribus effeminata,”that submits to unnatural lust: “pathicus,” Suet. Aug. 68;
“illa elocutio res ipsas effeminat,” Quint. 8 prooëm. § 20.— ēlŏcūtĭo I. Transf., in rhet. lang., oratorical delivery, elocution; “furialis illa vox, religiosis altaribus effeminata,”that submits to unnatural lust: “pathicus,” Suet. Aug. 68;Histrio, stage-player, actor, mimus, II. Transf., a boaster: “histrionis est parvam rem attollere,”
Cic. Planc. 35.86 When no one knew what were the feelings of those men who by means of their armies, and their arms, and their riches, were the most powerful men in the state, then that voice,
rendered insane by its infamous debaucheries,
made effeminate by its attendance on holy altars,
kept crying out in a most ferocious manner that both these men
and the consuls were acting in concert with him.
Needy men were armed against the rich, abandoned men against the good, slaves against their masters.
Rĕlĭgĭōsus Eccl. Lat., of or belonging to the clergy, clerical (opp. saecularis)
Per-sŏno A. To sound through and through, to resound: “cum domus cantu et cymbalis personaret,” Cic. Pis. 10, 22: “ut cotidiano cantu vocum et nervorum et tibiarum nocturnisque conviviis tota vicinitas personet,”
A. To fill with sound or noise, to make resound
B. To make a sound on a musical instrument, to sound, play: “citharā Iopas Personat,” “cymbalis,” Vulg. 1 Par. 16, 5: “buccinis,”
C. To sound or blow upon an instrument (post-class.): “personavit classicum,” gave the signal for attack,
ragoediarum histrionis, Hilarus comoediarum histrio,
Scaena, 1. Of a place like a scene of a theatreVerg. A. 1, 164.—, display of eloquence.
PUTTING ON OF APPAREL MEANS PUTTING ON CLERICAL GARB: That was a MARK Christ gave for the future kingdom.
Isaiah 3:15 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the LORD GOD of hosts.
Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
Isaiah 3:17 Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.
Isaiah 3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
The effect of the feminine or effeminate rule is that:
Isaiah 3:25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
1Timothy 2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
1Timothy 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
The Command for the Church in the Wilderness, the Approved Example of Jesus, the practice and command Paul and the historic practice of The Church of Christ before SERMON and SONG writers invaded to take captive any gathered assembly. That command was the PREACH the WORD by READING the Word for Comfort and Doctrine. Therefore, since Russ Adcox has invaded and became the Authoratitive Teacher (taking Chris't place) He can whine about evil Paul.
PAUL PRAYED THAT EVERYONE BE IN SILENCE, IN PEACE AND HONEST. Why is it that Russ Adcox gives himself the right to SPEAK where Scripture is SILENT and insists that the WOMEN do not have to LEARN in silence?
Hēsukh-ios , Dor. has- (v.l. hēs- ), on,= hēsukhos, A. [select] still, quiet, at rest, “hēsukhion d' ara min polemou ekpempe” Il.21.598; “eirēna” Pi.P.9.22; also in Prose, tropon hē. of a quiet disposition, Hdt.1.107; “oud' hē. ho sōphrōn bios” Pl.Chrm.160b; hai hē. praxeis ib. c; “to hē. ēthos” Id.R.604e; hoi hē. Antipho 3.2.1; to hē. tēs eirēnēs (v.l. hēsukhon) Th.1.120: Comp. -ōteros more reposeful, Phld.Rh. 2.60S. Adv. “-iōs” h.Merc.438, Pl.Tht.179e.
1Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach,
nor to usurp authority over the man,
but to be in silence.
This utterly silences the women in a non-sedentary role which automatically projects "authentia" or sexual authority which is also murderous. If women are quite the OUTBREAK even in frontier awakenings--like Iraq devil worship--would not break out."One of the greatest of all Greek dramas, The Bacchae powerfully dramatizes the conflict between the emotional and rational sides of the human psyche.
When the people of Thebes deny the existence of the god Dionysos, he punishes them
by unleashing the full force of female sexuality,
thereby destroying social order and driving them to certain tragedy.
Russ Adcox says that HE suffers women to TEACH but NOT have authority. But, that's not what Paul said nor does Russ want to admit that when a women performs in STANDING OVER or SPEAKING OUT in a liturgical sense she IS by definition exercising Authentia which is both "Erotic and Murderous." Lead us not into temptation.Authent-ēs , ou, o(, (cf. autoentēs)A. murderer, Hdt.1.117, E.Rh.873, Th.3.58; “tinos” E.HF1359, A.R.2.754; suicide, Antipho 3.3.4, D.C.37.13: more loosely, one of a murderer's family, E.Andr.172.2. perpetrator, author, “praxeōs” Plb.22.14.2; “hierosulias” D.S.16.61: generally, doer, Alex.Rh.p.2S.; master, “dēmos authentēs khthonos” E.Supp.442; voc. “authenta hēlie” PMag.Leid.W.6.46; condemned by Phryn.96.3. as Adj., homaimos au<*> phonos, au. phanatoi, murder by one of the same family, A.Eu.212, Ag.1572 (lyr.). (For auto-hentēs, cf. sun-entēs, hanuō; root sen-, sṇ-.）
hierosu_l-ia , hē,= foreg., X.Ap.25, SIG1017.18 (Sinope, iii B.C.), etc.: pl., Pl.R.443a.due respect of god
Authent-ikos , ē, on,A. principal, “anemoi” Gp.220.127.116.11. warranted, authentic, kheirographia, apokhē, diathēkē, POxy.260.20 (i A. D.), Ostr.1010, BGU326ii 23 (ii A. D.); original, “epistolai” PHamb.18ii6 (iii A. D.); “epithumata” PMag.Leid.W.9.15; onoma ib.14.25; authoritative, Ptol.Tetr.182. Adv. -kōs, loqui make an authoritative statement, Cic.Att.9.14.2; au. nuntiabatur ib.10.9.1: Comp. “-ōteron” with higher authority, Ptol. Tetr.177.
authent-ria , h(, fem. of authentēs, A. = kuria, Keil-Premerstein Zweiter Bericht14
Russ Adcox may be the Kuria but he cannot give authority which HE does not have.
The form of "authority" outlawed by Paul in the "non-sedentary" role was and is sexual authority. It is not possible to have attractive and talented women standing between the "audience" and God claiming power to lead them into God's presence without insulting God and seducing men. See an example.
"Ephesus was famous for its shrine of Diana, where thousands of sacred prostitutes
believed fornication brought believers into contact with deity in much the same way the Gnostics used authentia (authority) to bind the flesh and the divine together. When these women converted to Christianity they had to unlearn these pagan practices. 'Virtually without exception,
female teachers among the Greeks were courtesans, such as Aspasia, who numbered Socrates and Pericles among her students. Active in every major school of philosophy, these hetairai made it evident in the course of their lectures that they were available afterwards for a second occupation.
But the Bible teaches that to seduce men in such a manner was indeed to lead them to slaughter and the halls of death (cf. Prov. 2:18; 5:5; 6:27; 9:18).
The verb authentein is thus peculiarly apt to describe both the erotic and murderous." (Trombley, Who Says Women Can't Teach, p. 177).
Quasten notes that: "Women's singing was a vital part of all pagan worship. In very early times women became priestly singers of the gods in the temple.
"Women and girls from the different ranks of society were proud to enter the service of the gods as singers and musicians. The understanding of this service was universal: these singers constituted the 'harem of the gods'."
The Egyptian Opis (Apis) and others which Israel worshipped at Mount Sinal were worshipped throughout the area. "In preference to all other hymns these choirs generally sang the so-called epiphany hymns, which were intended to invite the gods to appear. Plutarch wrote:
Why do the women of Elis call upon God in song to approach them with the bull's foot? Their song is the following:
- Come, Dionysus, Hero,
- into the holy temple of Elis,
- together with the Graces [Grace = Chara or Charis = charismatic = homosexual)
- come violently into the temple with the bull's foot!
- Double Entendre
- Then they sang twice at the end: "Sacred Bull!" (Johannes Quasten, Music & Worship
in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, p. 76)
Choirs of young girls often officiated and they wore garments of the dancers consecrated to the gods. (The ephod was a feminine apron)
"the testimonies of neighboring civilizations are of little value, as they concern chiefly the music of courts or temples, which in Sumer, Babylon, and Canaan was then in the hands of professional priests-musicians. We have only a few remarks of Herodotus about Egyptian practices, which were similar to those of ancient Hebrew popular singing. He refers to the 'lament for Linos,'
also to women's chants in procession of the cult of Osiris and the Diana of Bubastis. "In Phoenicia and Syria almost all popular music reflected the worship of Ishtar, the goddess of fertility.
Thus, popular song was usually a prelude to sexual orgies in honor of the goddess, led and organized by her thousands of hierodules." (Interpreter's Dict of the Bible, Music, p. 461).
The Propensity was for WOMEN to usurp authority (Remember Eve and Miriam?). Therefore, the women should not usurp authority over the men. This does NOT mean that the MEN have authority beyond "teaching that which has been taught."
1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Timothy 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
1Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived [wholly seduced],
but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
1Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Russ Adcox: Now, I have no idea was v. 15 means so don’t ask me. That’s one of the most baffling verses in the Bible. It just goes to show you that sometimes there are things that were obviously clear to Paul and his original audience but we’re too far removed from the culture to make sense of it. That’s OK because the key verse to me is v. 13. Here Paul gives the reason for his directive in v. 12 and he ties it to the created order of things
The Feminist promote Mother Goddess Worship: Eve is Zoe who in the literature is called "The BEAST and female instructing principle.'
Eve is mentioned only twice in the New Testament and because Jesus spoke in parables to HIDE the truth from the WISE (sophists=rhetoricians, singers, musicians, actors). Moses was writing an INVERTED version of Babylon Myths AFTER the nation fell from grace BECAUSE of instrumental idolatry at Mount Sinai. Therefore, those who mock Paul do not understand that Paul knew all about Eve and scholars know nothing. While not necessarily true, Paul understood that women especially looked to EVE (Zoe, Mary) as THEIR Mediatrix.God never commandled an earthly Temple or House so Russ Adcox's Jacob-Cursed and God-Abandoned Levites as PATTERNS fulfills prophecy of sentencing people to BABYLONIANSM where the Word or Logos was the DAUGHTER of a Mother.The serpents, however, of the magicians-(that is,) the gods of destruction-withstood the power of Moses in Egypt, but the rod of Moses reduced them all to subjection and slew them. This universal serpent is, he says, the wise discourse of Eve. This, he says, is the mystery of Edem, this the river of Edem;this the mark that was set upon Cain, [from a musical note]Theophilus to Autolycus
that any one who findeth him might not kill him. This, he says, is Cain, [Gen. iv. 15] whose sacrifice [Gen. iv. 5. ] the god of this world did not accept.
This Eve, on account of her having been in the beginning deceived by the serpent, and become the author of sin, the wicked demon, who also is called Satan, who then spoke to her through the serpent, and who works even to this day in those men that are possessed by him, invokes as Eve. And he is called "demon" and "dragon," on account of his revolting from God. For at first he was an angel. And concerning his history there is a great deal to be said; wherefore I at present omit the relation of it, for I have also given an account of him in another place.
Referring to the bacchanalian ORGIES [wrath] in which " Eva " was shouted, and which the Fathers professed to believe was an unintentional invocation of Eve, the authoress of all sin.
The word "abomination" is also key to understanding the context. In Hebrew, the word "to 'evah," (abomination) is almost invariably linked to idolatry. In the passages from which both verses are taken, God tells Moses to tell the people not to follow the idolatrous practices of the people around them, people who sacrificed their children to Molech, or who masturbated into the fire to offer their semen to Molech, for example. Chapter 20 starts off with the same warning."To 'evah" also means "something which is ritually unclean."
Hippolytus Book V - The Refutation of All Heresies - Satan Worship
They rashly assume in this manner, that whatsoever things have been said and done by all men, (may be made to harmonize) with their own particular mental view, alleging that ALL things become spiritual. Whence likewise they assert, that those exhibiting themselves in theatres,not even these say or do anything without premeditation.
Therefore, he says, when, on the people assembling in the theatres, any one enters clad in a remarkable robe, carrying a harp and playing a tune (upon it, accompanying it) with a song of the great mysteries, he speaks as follows, not knowing what he says:
"Whether (thou art) the race of Saturn (Satans) or happy Jupiter, or mighty Rhea (ZOE, Eve), Hail, Attis, gloomy mutilation of Rhea. Assyrians style thee thrice-longed-for Adonis, and the whole of Egypt (calls thee) Osiris, celestial horn of the moon; [The bull, Apis, at Sinai] Greeks denominate (thee) Wisdom; Samothracians, venerable Adam; Haemonians, Corybas; and them Phrygians (name thee) at one time Papa, at another time Corpse, or God, or Fruitless, or Aipolos, or green Ear of Corn that has been reaped, or whom the very fertile Amygdalus produced-a man, a musician."
This, he says, is multiform Attis, whom while they celebrate in a hymn, they utter these words:
On account of these and such like reasons, these constantly attend the mysteries called those of the "Great Mother,"supposing especially that they behold by means of the ceremonies performed there the entire mystery. [Moved into the presence of the gods with music]"I will hymn Attis, son of Rhea, not with the buzzing sounds of trumpets, or of Idaean pipers, which accord with (the voices of) the Curetes; but I will mingle (my song) with Apollo's music of harps, evoe, evan, ' inasmuch as thou art Pan, as thou art Bacchus, as thou art shepherd of brilliant stars."
For these have nothing more than the ceremonies that are performed there, except that they are not emasculated: they merely complete the work of the emasculated.
For with the utmost severity and vigilance they enjoin (on their votaries) to abstain, as if they were emasculated, from intercourse with a woman. The rest, however, of the proceeding (observed in these mysteries), as we have declared at some length, (they follow) just as (if they were) emasculated persons. And they do not worship any other object but Naas, (from thence) being styled Naasseni.
But Naas is the serpent from whom, i.e., from the word Naas, (the Naassene) says, are all that under heaven are denominated temples (Naos). And (he states) that to him alone-that is, Naas-is dedicated every shrine and every initiatory rite, and every mystery; and, in general, that a religious ceremony could not be discovered under heaven, in which a temple (Naos) has no existence; and in the temple itself is Naas, from whom it has received its denomination of temple (Naos)
- Loud New Style singing with or without instruments produces Decibel Poisoning and it can lead to premature labor and probably creation of the epidemic of Anxiety in much of our generation. Maury Hills intends to INCREASE that Laded Burden meaning "spiritual anxiety through religious rituals" which is ANTI-Christian.
Furthermore, the Authentes were women who PRODUCED births to be burned to Molech in Jerusalem. The CLERGY told them that they could WORSHIP their (the Jews) god if they gave up their child as a sacrifice. The loud screaming of the children accompanied by instrumental music was CLAIMED to be a message from their god. Nothing has changed since mothers ABUSE their children by subjecting them to the ANTI-SILENCE, Anti-Peace and Anti-honest NOISE the false teachers claim is leading them into the presence of their "gods."