Stark Warlick Debate God Authorizes Instruments Music

"The Henderson Debate with Joe Warlick and J. Carroll Stark – Sealed the separation in Henderson over the instrument."
Dr. Hester writes of the debate: "The Stark-Warlick discussion of 1903 in Hlenderson, Tennessee has been called the most important struggle over the instrument of music in Christian worship.  W. W. Stone, a visitor from Texas who was at the debate, said, 'It appears to me that instrumental music in the church received the most complete and exhaustive defeat in this debate that it has ever before met with.'  Noted church historian Earl I. West said regarding Stone's comment, 'Judging from what happened, he may have been right.'
"After the debate the West Tennessee Christian College at Henderson, which was under the control of the Christian Church, closed its doors.  Shortly afterwards, A. G. Freed and N. B. Hardeman reopened a college connected with members of the churches of Christ.  This institution, now Freed-Hardeman University, has flourished and is influential." 
Debate between  J. Carroll Stark and Joe S Warlick: God authorizes Instrumental Music 1903 at Henderson, Tennessee
"One of the most remarkable and historic debates in which Warlick participated was with J. C. Stark, November, 1903, in Henderson, Tennessee, where the church had been taken over by the digressives and the instrument installed. J. C. Clark, of Christian Church fame, was campaigning in West Tennessee, literally bombarding the churches on the instrumental music issue, an innovation threat to all the churches of Christ west of the Tennessee River. Through the solicitation of two young professors who were notable in the effort to stay the tide of digression—A. G. Freed and N. B. Hardeman—Joe Warlick was brought from Texas to Henderson to debate Stark. This debate stopped the music movement and had it not been held then, the history of churches in West Tennessee would have been very different. This debate saved the church from being swept into the Christian church movement.
Imposing instruments into a Church of Christ as A School of Christ (Christ, the epistles, Campbells) is based on the almost universal denominational teaching that the Law of Moses which they interpret as from Genesis to Malachi must be used in connection with the Teachings of Christ in the Prophets and Apostles.

INSTRUMENTALISTS MISTAKE: Without passing judgment on the Christian Churches, Baptists, Methodists, Presbuterians, it is a recored fact that what became Churches of Christ continued John Calvin's Call to Restore the Church of Christ by removing everything which the Catholics added.  Being Congregational and creedless, unity within a congregation (The Campbell view) always existed until the Society and Organ was imposed to break the unity of that congregation. That breaking of congregational unity happened about the same time in the Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians.

INSTRUMENTALISTS MISTAKE: Historic Scholarship understood that the Law of Moses was IMPOSED because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.  They also knew that the Monarchy especially under David CHANGED the Law because God had abandoned primarily the Levi tribe to worship the starry hosts: Amos restated the musical fall at Mount Sinai and proves that both Israel and Judah worshipped "gods" NAMED by Amos and Stephen in Acts 7.

Once Christian Bible Colleges by lusting to be universities by definition abandoned the LOGOS or Word of God which is defined as the REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE.  That includes most if not all of Church of Christ universities.

The evidence is that almost no preacher of the various "back to the Bible" movements believed that instruments (machines) had any role to play in the assembly which among the Campbells was A School of Christ. Furthermore, those trained in the Greek and Latin understood that God DOES forbid "vocal or instrumental rejoicing" which included any self-speak from the Church in the Wilderness onward.

Calling Down God's Holy Fire:  ACU professors,
Ken Cukrowski, Mark Hamilton, and James Thompson, walking in the steps of the NACC. :
"God's Holy Fire promises to challenge and enrich current study of the Bible in our churches...A must-read for Christians commited to applying God's Word to their daily lives.

1. "Eliminating the Old Testament from our canon severely curtails our understanding of the character and activities of God..." (p. 49).

2. "Recovering the Old Testament conversely could transform us more fully into what we have always sought to be--Churches of Christ" (ibid.).

3. "Recognizing that the Old Testament functions just as fully as the New in the canon of the church...." (p. 63).

4.  "Too often, we in churches of Christ have made a mistake in removing the Old Testament, for practical purposes, from our canon. The hole in Scripture has produced a hole in the practice of our faith" (p. 66).

By "Old Testament" these people mean and use the history of the Monarchy.  There is no command for instruments in a religious sense in the Law of Moses.  The Israelites brought "their amominations" with them when God rescued them from Egypt.  However, Miriam led the women out (to escape) using the Sistrum or Tabret as the symbol of her royal role as prophetess of Hathor the female consort of Apis the golden calf.  The people refused to listen to The Book of The Covenant and did not know that KEEPING the Sabbath (Rest) specificially excluded the music as a mark of idolatry.  They might say that God was SILENT because they refused to listen: in their ignorance the Rose up to Play which was the musical idolatry they brought from Egypt.

THEY say that God COMMANDED instrumental music in their "worship."
Scripture says that God IMPOSED The Book of the Law BECAUSE of vocal and instrumental rejoicing on the REST day. Work on the REST day God gave as freedom FROM religious observations prohibited "sending out ministers of god."
God ordained the Qahal, synagogue, ekklesia or Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness to quarantine them in their isolated villages.
God Turned the Levi tribe over to worship the starry host: He saw the musical disturbance as their prayer to be free of Him.

Psalm 106:12 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
Psalm 106:13
They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
Psalm 106:14
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. 
Psalm 106:15
And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
Psalm 106:16
They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the Lord.
Psalm 106:17
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram. 
Psalm 106:18
And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
Psalm 106:19
They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
Psalm 106:20
Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass
Psalm 106:21
They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;
H7891 shı̂yr shϋr sheer, shoor The second form being the original form, used in (1 Sam. 18:6 ); a primitive root (rather identical with H7788 through the idea of strolling minstrelsy); to sing:—behold [by mistake for H7789 ], sing (-er, -ing man, -ing woman)

1Samuel 18:6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine,
        that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing,
        to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
1Samuel 18:7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands,
        and David his ten thousands.
1Samuel 18:8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said,
        They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands:
        and what can he have more but the kingdom?
Psalms 106:23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them,
        had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach,
        to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

Psalms 106:24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
Psalms 106:25 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
Psalms 106:26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
Jesus and the Apostles spoke only of Moses and the Prophets.  Psalms were poetic (not metrical) accounts of the history of the Hebrews: the good, bad and ugly. 

A Church of Christ is built upon (educated by) the Prophets and Apostles: The only spiritual Covenant God in Christ made was to Abraham which was renewed as The Book of The Covenant at Mount Sinai. The people refused to keep it and God gave them The Book of the Law to legislate until God could send them beyond Babylon to captivity and Death.  The Prophets were writing for the spiritual people from the foundation of the World.  The Civil-Military-Clergy were ABANDONED to Sabazianism they had practiced in Egypt, would practice in Canaan and finally in Babylon. A church of Christ is NOT built upon the God-Abandoned Monarchy or the Lying Pen of the Scribes who boasted about the curse they had been abandoned to.

Alexander Campbell's Sermon on the Law was a massive slug into the belly of legalistic protestantism.

The Spirit OF Christ in the Prophets denied that God commanded the King, Kingddom, Temple, Animal sacrifices or the Jacob-cursed and God abandoned Levites to make exorcism noise during the unlawful murder of innocent animals.  The Jacob-Cursed and God-Abandoned Levites did not perform "instrumental worship" under the Law of Moses: they served under the king and commanders of the army.

Justin Martyr to Trypho; the Jews observed the Laws imposed because of TRANSGRESSION.
"I am the Lord your God; walk in My statutes, and keep My judgments, and take no part in the customs of Egypt; and hallow My Sabbaths;
and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God.
Notwithstanding ye rebelled against Me
, and your children walked not in My statutes, neither kept My judgments to do them: which if a man do, he shall live in them. But they polluted My Sabbaths.

And I said that I would pour out My fury upon them in the wilderness, to accomplish My anger upon them; yet I did it not; that My name might not be altogether profaned in the sight of the heathen.

I led them out before their eyes, and I lifted up Mine hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries; because they had not executed My judgments, but had despised My statutes, and polluted My Sabbaths, and their eyes were after the devices of their fathers.

Wherefore I gave them also statutes which were not good, and judgments whereby they shall not live. And I shall pollute them in their own gifts, that I may destroy all that openeth the womb, when I pass through them. Ezek. xx. 19-26.

Ye who come to the evil day, who are approaching, and who hold to false Sabbaths; who lie on beds of ivory, and are at ease upon their couches; who eat the lambs out of the flock, and the sucking calves out of the midst of the herd;

who applaud at the sound of the musical instruments; they reckon them as stable, and not as fleeting,

who drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments, but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph. Wherefore now they shall be captives, among the first of the nobles who are carried away; and the house of evil-doers shall be removed, and the neighing of horses shall be taken away from Ephraim.'

And again by Jeremiah: "Collect your flesh, and sacrifices, and eat: for concerning neither sacrifices nor libations did I command your fathers in the day in which I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt.'
Ezek 20:19 I am the Lord your God;
        walk in my statutes
keep my judgments,
do them;

Ezek 20:20 And hallow my sabbaths; 
        and they shall be a sign between me and you,
        that ye may know that I am the Lord your God.
Sanctĭfĭco , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. sanctusfacio, I. to make holy or treat as holy, to sanctify, consecrate, dedicate (eccl. Lat.), Tert. Or. 3; id. Exhort. ad Cast. 7; Prud. Cath. 3, 15; Vulg. Gen. 2, 3

Gen 2:3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

-cesso to stand back very much; hence, to be remiss in any thing, to delay, loiter, or, in gen., to cease from, stop, give over
A. To be inactive, idle, at leisure, to do nothing:
b. Of things, to be at rest, to rest, be still, inactive, unemployed, or unused,
: “cur Berecyntiae Cessant flamina tibiae,” Hor. C. 3, 19, 19: “cessat voluntas?
CEASE voluntas of one's own will, of one's own accord, willingly, voluntarily
Hor. Od. 3.19
To give us house-room,—this you will not say
Ho, there! wine to moonrise, wine
To midnight, wine to our new augur too!
Nine to three or three to nine,
As each man pleases, makes proportion true.
Who the uneven Muses loves,
Will fire his dizzy [insano] brain with three times three;
Three once told the Grace approves;
She with her two bright sisters, gay and free,
Shrinks, as maiden should, from strife:
But I'm for madness. What has dull'd the fire
Of the Berecyntian fife? [Tibia]
Why hangs the flute in silence with the lyre?
Out on niggard-handed boys!
Rain showers of roses; let old Lycus hear,
Envious churl, our senseless noise,

Augur any soothsayer, diviner, seer, in gen.: augur Apollo, as god of prophecy (v. Apollo), Hor. C. 1, 2, 32;

Note: 1, 12. The cups shall contain a mixture of 3 cyathi of wine and 9 of water, or 9 of wine and 3 of water. Fractions were reckoned in twelfths of the as or the sextarius by unciae and cyathi respectively. Anacreon drank 10 water to 5 wine (fr. 64). Cf. Athenac. 10.426 sqq.

: harps and lyres conventionally hang when not in use (Odyss. 8.671; Pind. O.1.17; Scott, Prelude, L. of L., 'Harp of the north! that mouldering long hast hung,' etc). fistula: 4.1.24; 1.17.10. Tacita with both nouns.
Cease Ludo  A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing: “illa ipsa ludens conjeci in communes locos, Cic. Par. prooem.: Prima Syracosio dignata est ludere versu Nostra ... Thalia,” Verg. E. 6, 1.—Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song: “ludere quae vellem calamo permisit agresti,” Verg. E. 1, 10: “talia fumosi luduntur mense Decembri,” Ov. Tr. 2, 491: “quod tenerae cantent, lusit tua musa, puellae,” id. Am. 3, 1, 27: “coloni Versibus incomptis ludunt,” Verg. G. 2, 386: “carmina pastorum,” id. ib. 4, 565; Suet. Ner. 3: “si quid vacui sub umbra Lusimus tecum,” Hor. C. 1, 22, 2

Cease ŏpus ,
1. Work, art, workmanship
2. Of agricultural labor
4. Of literary labor: “(Graeci) opus quaerunt,” seek employment, Cic. Tusc. 3, 34, 81; cf. Liv. 5, 3
2. Of writings, a work, book: thĕātrum
Thĕātrum , i, n., = theatron, Of the Greek theatre, which served as a place for public meetings, I.a playhouse, theatre (cf.: scena, spectaculum, ludus). 3. = theama, spectacle, “th. egenēthēmen kosmō” 1 Ep.Cor.4.9. kosmos , ho,
kosmos , hoII.ornament, decoration, esp. of women, Il.14.187, Hes.Op. 76, Hdt.5.92ē; gunaikeios k.” Pl.R.373c,
ornaments, A.Ag.1271; “hoi peri to sōma k.” Isoc.2.32: metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, Id.9.9 (pl.), Arist.Rh.1408a14, Po.1457b2, 1458a33; hadumelē k. keladein to sing sweet songs of praise, Pi.O.11 (10).13

An ODE in the modern church Praise Singing is OFF the World:
kalli-ni_kos , on, (nikē) of dirges, “pollas thrēnōn ōdas” S.El.88
A.gloriously triumphant, tōn ekhthrōntriumphant over one's HATED enemies,engage in hostility.
Epithet. of Helios, “tēnella ō kallinike Khair' anax Hēraklees”
deka zeuxe Mousan en ōdais”
II.adorning or ennobling victory, melos, humnos, Pi.P.5.106, N.4.16c odd.; ō'da, mousa

The Spirit of Christ denied that God commanded ANYTHING about the Monarchy.  In Jeremiah 7 Christ affirms that and defines the Law of Silence.

David could never go to Gibeon to "seek" the Lord because of his sin: God gave Him a place at an old Jebusite High Place already set up for the worship of the starry host.  God permitted him a TENT on Mount Zion but Solomon built God a HOUSE on Mount Moriah. But, God does not live in houses built by human hands.  Now excluded from the Tabernacle, David CHANGED the Law of Moses into a New Style of Worship. So says all scholarship.

There is no historic Scholar who did not understand that the Law of Moses was given because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. That Law did not define any INSTRUMENTAL NOISE even during their animal slaughter which was not God's Commands.  It was only when theElders FIRED God and demanded a human King: God knew that they wanted to slaughter like the nations and worship like the nations.  However, this would be for a short time until God gave them kings in His anger to transport them "beyond Babylon."

Chrysostom notes that:

Not a word of Temple, and the place is holy through the appearance and operation of Christ.

Far more wonderful this than the place which is in the Holy of Holies: for there God is nowhere said to have appeared in this manner, nor Moses to have thus trembled. And then the greatness of His tender care.

"I have seen, I have seen the affliction of My people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt." (v. 34.) See, how he shows, that both by kindnesses, and by chastisements, and by miracles, God was drawing them to Him: but they were still the same. That God is everywhere present, they learned.

This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me" (v. 36, 37): set at naught like me. Him, likewise, Herod wished to kill, and in Egypt He found preservation just as it was with the former, even when He was a babe, He was aimed at for destruction.

"This is he, that was in the Church in the wilderness with the Angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us." (v. 38.)

Again no mention of temple, none of sacrifice.

"With the Angel," it says, "he received the lively oracles to give unto the fathers." It shows, that he not only wrought miracles, but also gave a law, as Christ did. Just as Christ first works miracles, and then legislates: so did Moses. But they did not hear him, keeping their disobedience, even after the miracles: "To whom," he says, "our fathers would not obey:" (v. 39) after the wonders done in those forty years. And not only so, but just the contrary: "but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt.

Editor's Note 7: dia gar touto epishmainetai. The meaning is: Stephen was accused of speaking against "the customs,"-sacrifices, temple, feasts, etc. Therefore he significantly points to that critical conjuncture. from which these "customs" date their introduction:

namely, the Provocation at Horeb.
Prior to that, he tells of "living oracles," life-giving precepts:
after it
, and as its consequence, sacrifices, etc.,

those statutes which were not good, and ordinances by which a man shall not live, as God says by Ezekiel.

Not a word of sacrifice till then: and the first mention is, of the sacrifices offered to the calf. In like manner, "they rejoiced," "the people ate and drank, and rose up to play:" and in consequence of this, the feasts were prescribed: kai eufrainonto, fhsin: dia touto kai eortai.-'Epishmainetai might be rendered, "he marks," "puts a mark upon it" (so the innovator, who substitutes, touto kai Dauid epishmainomenoj legei): we take it passively, "there is a mark set over it-it is emphatically denoted." In the active, the verb taken intransitively means
........... "to betoken or announce itself," "make its first appearance."-

Those who say that God COMMANDED INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC in the 'worship' build upon the foundation of the God-Abandoned Monarchy. Even then, their claim that God COMMANDED instrumental music in 2 Chronicles 29 (their only COMMAND) is WRONG. God commanded the Levites Stand in RANKS with sword and harps during the animal slaughter and unlawful BURNING.  They were to warn any godly person that if they, or even a Levite, came NEAR any presumed 'holy thing" or into any presumed 'holy place' they would be EXECUTED.  That proves that God used the sword to PREVENT any godly person from participating in the covenant or assemblies of the tribe of Levi outlawed in Genesis 49.  When the Levites made a great crashing noise during the burning of the Goats, the command was from DAVID and not God.

The first organ forced into a Christian Church was by a preacher who did not believe that the Bible had any authority: subsequent instrumentalists use Scripture along with common sense, tradition and church councils as ways the Holy Spirit speaks to them.  Churches of Christ have rarely had any preacher who does not understand that the only task is to "teach that which has been taught."

When the popularity and cash flow began to make grand buildings and professional musicians affordable, the PATTERN is to seek 'unity' with Churches of Christ: it was apparent to everyone that the fraternal relationships which lasted until around 1900 could no longer happen because the UNITY or FELLOWSHIP mantra always meant "we want your members and your property."  The "unity" impulse is still promoted with the Agent of the NACC bringing along a long list of 'instrument' passages even when it involves the Jacob-Cursed and God-Abandoned Levites who prophesied with instruments in the NOT-commanded sacrificial system.  Other than the writing Christ inspired prophets 'prophesying' means soothsaying which includes the word "sorcery" where the "customer" is aroused out of their pants and food money by women singing and playing instruments.
That means that Churches of Christ were never IN the Christian Church Movement.

Doesn't that mean that the claim that churches of Christ SECTED OUT of the Christian Churches which were right to SECT out of the Disciples in 1927 is a falsehood INTENDED to continue the drum beat of deliberate discord.  Christians don't do that: only organized institutions and publishers do that "seeing godliness as a means of financial gain." It happens in Churches of Christ by men seeking to cut out TURF for themselves.

Stark p10 The principles which underlie the law are set forth in the gospel of the grace of God,
         and the principles are claimed in the gospel are the basis of the legal straints till the spiritual in the race could be developed.
        There can be no antagonism between the Law and the gospel. 

The Law of Moses was IMPOSED because of Vocal and Instrumental Rejoicing on the Sabbath or REST DAY.  Contrary to the pagans, god set the pattern of REST each Sabbath Day. By engaging in perverted religious idolatry the REJECTED JEHOVAH-ELOHIM who rescued the by GRACE from Egypt. This was a sin beyond Redemption and God gave them the LAW and later "Gave them kings in His anger."

Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images,
        the STAR of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol,

        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands

Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into
        captivity beyond Damascus,
        saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, 
        and the star of your god Remphan, 
        figures which ye made to worship them: 
        and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
Stark p10 Each was the effort of God in his wisdom for the development of the race--lout exaltation and final glorification. 
        The gospel was not a change in the divine will and character;
        but when humanity, held under legal restraint,
        was sufficiently developed through the teachings of the prophets of God
        to come under principles of higher cultur as set forth in the prophets.
        God took it from under the bondage of the Law and placed it under the culture of a higher spirituality.

No preacher willing to use music "to teach our youth to leave our movement" knows or can know that The Book of The Law of Moses was added because of instrumental idolatry at Mount.  They ALL think that The Law of Moses (added because of transgression when God ABANDONED them) was GOD'S BEST EFFORT because His Creatures had not yet EVOLVED.

Jacob cursed the tribe of Levi and God abandoned them to the worship of the starry host (Acts 7) because of insrtrumental idolatry of the always-pagan triads at Mount Sinai.  The Abrahamic Covenant was the only spiritual covenant made by God in Christ.  The Book of The Covenant of Grace was offered to Israel when they were saved by grace from Egypt.  They REFUSED to listen to the Covenant and were ignorant that keeping the REST day outlawed engaging in any of the Worship of the Starry Host involving musical idolatry which led to sexual and homosexual PLAY.  As a result God turned them over to worship the Starry host and gave them The Book of The Law "because of this transgression": vocal and instrumental rejoicing Christ would outlaw for the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness.

The Law of Moses was to regulated an abandoned nation on their way back to Babylon.  The Godly people went to synagogue to learn the Word (only) and were always quarantined from the Law of the Monarchy.  The godly people never went to WORSHIP services with instrumental accompaniment.  If one missed the Musical fall from grace at Mount Sinai recorded in Exodus 32 and other places, it is hard to understand how one could miss Acts 7 where Stephen repudiated the whole monarchy system.

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

Defile is h2490 Play the flute, steal people's inheritance, pollute or prostitute.

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

Keep in Latin: Custodio II. With the access. idea of hindering free motion, A. In gen., to hold something back, to preserve, keep: To prevent PLAY or Ludo cautiously, carefully: “ut parce custoditeque ludebat!” Plin. Ep. 5, 16, 3.
Plin. Ep. 5, 16, 3. how eagerly , how intellegenter lectitabat! when moderately custoditeque ludebat!
Ludo  A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing, B. To sport, dally, wanton Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song:
Exod 32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow,  and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; 
        and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play

Surgo they rose up in insurrection AGAINST God.

Hκdonais 3. Pl., desires after pleasure, pleasant lusts, X.Mem.1.2.23, Ep.Tit.3.3,

"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).

Ludo  A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing, B. To sport, dally, wantonly Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song: “carmina pastorum,”


Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church [of Christ the Rock] in the wilderness
        with the angel which spake to him
        in the mount Sina, and with our fathers:
        who received the lively oracles to give unto us
        Not the Law but The Book of The Covenant made by Christ to Abraham.
Acts 7:39 To whom our fathers would not obey, 
        but thrust him from them,
        and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
Acts 7:40 Saying unto Aaron, 
        Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, 
        which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, 
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol, 
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3   II. Pass., make merry, enjoy oneself,

Pind. I. 6 Just as we mix the second bowl of wine when the men's symposium is flourishing, here is the second song of the Muses for Lampon's children and their athletic victories: first in Nemea, Zeus, in your honor they received the choicest of garlands,

Pind. I. 7   In which of the local glories of the past, divinely blessed Thebe, did you most delight your spirit? Was it when you raised to eminence the one seated beside Demeter of the clashing bronze cymbals, flowing-haired [5] Dionysus? Or when you received, as a snow-shower of gold in the middle of the night, the greatest of the gods, when he stood in the doorway of Amphitryon, and then went in to the wife to beget Heracles?

But since ancient grace sleeps, and mortals are forgetful of whatever does not reach the highest bloom of skillful song, joined to glorious streams of words, [20] then begin the victory procession with a sweet-singing hymn for Strepsiades;
Aristoph. Ach. 5 I was in ecstasy and I love the Knights for this deed; ‘it is an honour to Greece.’ But the day when I was impatiently awaiting a piece by Aeschylus, what tragic despair it caused me when the herald called, “Theognis, introduce your Chorus!” Just imagine how this blow struck straight at my heart!

Xen. Sym. 7.5 However, these questions also fail to promote the same object that wine does; but if the young people were to have a flute accompaniment and dance figures depicting the Graces, the Horae, and the Nymphs, I believe that they would be far less wearied themselves and that the charms of the banquet would be greatly enhanced.”

“Upon my word, Socrates,” replied the Syracusan, “you are quite right; and I will bring in a spectacle that will delight you.”

THE LATIN: Exod 32:[6] surgentesque mane obtulerunt holocausta et hostias pacificas et sedit populus comedere ac bibere et surrexerunt ludere [Ludo is PLAY]

Surgo they rose up in insurrection AGAINST God.

Hκdonais 3. Pl., desires after pleasure, pleasant lusts, X.Mem.1.2.23, Ep.Tit.3.3,

Ludo  A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing, B. To sport, dally, wantonly Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song: “carmina pastorum,”

 -jūcundus (jōcundus ),dv.: jūcundē , agreeably, delight fully: “vivere,” Cic. Cael. 6, 13: “cantare et psallere,” Suet. Tit. 3: “jucundissimi ludi,”
Suet. Tit. 3 very ready in the Latin and Greek tongues, both in verse and prose; and such was the facility he possessed in both, that he would harangue and versify extempore. Nor was he unacquainted with music, but could both [1] sing and [2] play upon the [3] harp sweetly [iucunde] and scientifically
-lūdĭus , ĭi, m. ludus. II. A gladiator: “comitata est Hippia ludium ad Pharon,” Juv. 6, 82.
1 Cor. 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
1 Corinthians 10.7 mēde eidōlolatrai ginesthe, kathōs tines autōn: hōsper gegraptai “Ekathisen ho laos phagein kai pein, kai anestēsan paizein

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

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

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

, eos, to, 2. music to which a song is set, tune, Arist.Po.1450a14;
3. melody of an instrument, “phormigx d' au phtheggoith' hieron m. ēde kai aulos” ; “aulōn pamphōnon m.” Pi.P.12.19;

Psallo has never and can never mean "musical melody." It means to grind up or masticate or meditate or sing.  The Spirit of Christ WAS smart enough to use the MELOS word if He intended to even hint at musical instruments when HE comes to teach when the elders teach that which has been taught.
5.  play amorously, “pros allēlous” X.Smp.9.2; “
II. est, sport, Hdt.2.28, 5.4, 9.11; make fun with a person,

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)

 "We know that all of the Israelites brought Egyptian gods and practices with them and it is not far-fetched to think that Miriam, who had not yet been exposed to the Covenant, was part of the consciousness-altering rhythms and which was part of a priestly myth-play brought to destructive consummation at Mount Sinai as the golden calf was called back into action.

This "rising up to play" involved eating, drinking, nakedness and musical worship. The goddess, Hathor, is the best candidate for the Mother Goddess of the Mount Sinai idolatry. Here priestesses or prophetesses were highly trained with musical instruments, cultic songs and be able to join in the religious dance.

"Music and drugs were co-consiprators in religious ecstasy. They may have used some product of the sycamore fig which both intoxicated and induced an altered state of consciousness. The ergo of barley was well known. Anton Marks
"They sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play. They practiced rites in which they made themselves naked, perhaps similar to those which were carried out by naked Babylonian priests." (Woodrow, p. 158)
"In the New Testament there is nowhere any emphasis laid on the musical form of the hymns; and in particular none on instrumental accompaniment whereas this is significantly paganism." (Delling, Gerhard, Worship in the New Testament, trans. Percy Scott Phil. Westminster press, 1962, p. 86).
1Corinthians 10:1 Moreover, brethren,
         I would not that ye should be ignorant,
         how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
1Corinthians 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
1Corinthians 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
1Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink:
        for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them:
        and that Rock was Christ.
The Church of Christ (the Rock) ordained the assembly Rest, Read and Rehearse the Word of God.  They were quarantined FROM the curse of the sacrificial system which is defined in the Chronicles and Kings but not in the Law or Prophets.

Isaiah 17:10] For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of your strength; therefore you plant pleasant plants, and set it with strange slips.

H3468 yesha‛ yκsha‛ yeh'-shah, yay'-shah From H3467 ; liberty, deliverance, prosperity:—safety, salvation, saving.
3467  yβsha‛ yaw-shah' A primitive root; properly to be open, wide or free, that is, (by implication) to be safe; causatively to free or succor:— X at all, avenging, defend, deliver (-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save (-iour), get victory.
1Corinthians 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased:
        for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
1Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples,
        to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

Epithu_m-ētēs , oi, ho,
A. one who longs for or desires, neōterōn “ergōn” Hdt.7.6; [dogmatōn] And.4.6; “ergōn” Lys.12.90; timēs, sophias, Pl.R.475b, etc.; phusei polemou e. Arist.Pol.1253a6; “kakōn” 1 Ep.Cor.10.6; “allotriōn” BGU531 ii 22 (ii A.D.).
2.  abs., lover, follower, X.Mem.1.2.60.
b.  one who lusts, LXX Nu.11.34.
Dogma , atos, to, (dokeō) A. that which seems to one, opinion or belief, Pl.R.538c; notion, Pl.Tht.158d, al. philosophical doctrines,

Daemŏnĭum  II.  An evil spirit, demon, App. Mag. p. 315, 10; Vulg. Deut. p. 32, 17;
daimonaō ,  A. to be under the power of adaimōn,to suffer by a divine visitation, “daimona domos kakois” A.Ch.566; “daimonōntes en ata” Id.Th. 1008 (lyr.): abs., to be possessed, to be mad,E.Ph.888, X.Mem.1.1.9, Plu.Marc.20, etc.; “daimonas” Men.140.

Greek: Daimonios , II. from Hdt. and Pi. downwds. (Trag. in lyr.), heaven-sent, miraculous, marvellous, “bōlax” Pi.P.4.37; “teras” B.15.35, S.Ant.376
2. of persons, “ d. hōs alēthōs kai thaumastō” Id.Smp.219b; ho peri toiauta sophos d. anēr ib.203a; “daimonios tēn sophian” Luc.Philops.32: Comp. “-ōteros” D.C.53.8.
Sophos , ē, on, mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.),
Sophia A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, in divination,
1Corinthians 10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles [Gens] [ sacrifice,
         they sacrifice to devils, and not to God:
         and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

Daemŏnĭum  II.  An evil spirit, demon, App. Mag. p. 315, 10; Vulg. Deut. p. 32, 17;
daimonaō ,  A. to be under the power of adaimōn,to suffer by a divine visitation, “daimona domos kakois” A.Ch.566; “daimonōntes en ata” Id.Th. 1008 (lyr.): abs., to be possessed, to be mad,E.Ph.888, X.Mem.1.1.9, Plu.Marc.20, etc.; “daimonas” Men.140.

Greek: Daimonios , II. from Hdt. and Pi. downwds. (Trag. in lyr.), heaven-sent, miraculous, marvellous, “bōlax” Pi.P.4.37; “teras” B.15.35, S.Ant.376
2. of persons, “ d. hōs alēthōs kai thaumastō” Id.Smp.219b; ho peri toiauta sophos d. anēr ib.203a; “daimonios tēn sophian” Luc.Philops.32: Comp. “-ōteros” D.C.53.8.
Sophos , ē, on, mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.),
Sophia A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, in divination,
A Church of Christ is built upon (educated by) the Prophets by the Spirit OF Christ and the prophecies made more certain by Jesus of Nazareth: Peter says that these prophetic teaching are not for private interpretation or further expounding: those who further expound the Prophets are called false teachers.

The Jews had "A covenant with death and hell" and there is nothing in the monarchy which has any connection to the prophets by Christ.

The scholars missed the Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness which defined:

Neither the Covenant made with Abraham (the only one), The Book of The Covenant or The Book of The Law authorized but outlawed profaning the REST day: this is the HALAL or making self vile "praise" word which MARKED them as under the rule of pagan gods.

If God ABANDONED Israel as a nation and QUARANTINED them FROM the neo-Babylonianism (Egyptian, Canaanite), THEN what God's do you suppose they worshipped?  Amos and Stephen gives us great details.

David Changed the Law for the Monarchy: The Spirit OF Christ in the prophets calls the Civil-Military-Clergy complex Robbers and Parasites.  Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES.  In Ezekiel 33 He named self-speakers, singers and instrument players.


The Elders demanded a King Set over us (senior pastor): God knew that they wanted to slaughter their enemies "like the nations" and worship like the nations.  They would until God "gave them kings in His anger" to carry out the captivity and death sentence.  The Law of the Monarchy was NOT the Law of Moses
Titus 1:13 This witness is true.
        Wherefore rebuke them sharply,
        that they may be sound in THE FAITH

Aitios the accused, the culprit,  they who have sinned against my father Hdt.4.200

, from one who comes suddenly to the edge of a cliff, 2. metaph., severe, relentless,

Eur. Alc. 981

Of that goddess alone there are no altars, no statue to approach, [975] and to sacrifice she pays no heed. Do not, I pray you, Lady, come with greater force than heretofore in my life. For whatever Zeus ordains, with your help he brings it to fulfillment. [980] Even the iron of the Chalybes  you overcome with your violence, and there is no pity in your unrelenting heart.

Sound in the faith Elegkho  bring to proof, expose
Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables,
        and commandments of men,
        that turn from the truth.

See Galatians Music is Witchcraft

Muthos 2. fiction (opp. logos, historic truth), Pi.O.1.29 (pl.), N.7.23 (pl.), Pl.Phd.61b, Prt.320c, 324d, etc.
3. generally, fiction,

Logos is the opposite of Preacher-think, singing, playing, acting or dancing: MUSIC demands DANCING in the Greek
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,
4. of sounds made by inanimate objects, mostly Poet., “kerkidos ph.” S.Fr.595; “suriggōn” E.Tr.127 (lyr.); “aulōn” Mnesim.4.56 (anap.); rare in early Prose, “organōn phōnai” Pl.R.397a; freq. in LXX, “ ph. tēs salpiggos” LXX Ex.20.18; ph. brontēs ib. Ps.103(104).7;
Opposite inarticulate noise (psophos
psoph-os , also of musical instruments, lōtou, kitharas, E.Ba.687, Cyc.443; of a trumpet, Paus.2.21.3.
prose, Opposite poiēsis, Id.R.390a; Opposite. psilometria, Arist.Po.1448a11; Opposite. emmetra, 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.

See 1 Timothy 4 FABLES and Old Wive's Tales

     B.   2Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth,
        and shall be turned unto fables.
FABLES TO FOOL: Fābŭla , ae, f. fari,
B.  Of particular kinds of poetry.
1.  Most freq., a dramatic poem, drama, play (syn.: “ludus, cantus, actio, etc.): in full, fabula scaenica,” Amm. 28, 1, 4; “or, theatralis,” id. 14, 6, 20: “fabula ad actum scenarum composita,”fabulam, quae versatur in tragoediis atque carminibus non a veritate modo
FABLES TO FOOL:  Cantus , ūs, m. id., I. the production of melodious sound, a musical utterance or expression, either with voice or instrument; hence, song, singing, playing,
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,
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
2Timothy 4:5 But watch [nēphō to be sober, drink no wine] thou in all things, endure afflictions,
        do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Stark p11 As Paul indorses the Scriptures of the Old Testament to Timothy,
        so Peter indorses the prophets as proclaiming
                the same things sent preached
by the evangels of the gospel with the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven.
       That I am right in this is evident from the testimony of the other side. 
       Those who reject the Old Scriptures on the music question
       cannot preach a sermon or write a book or an essay against organs
       without going to the Old Testament continually.

There was no "music" under the Law of Moses. Instrumental soothsaying was imposed as God abandoned the tribe of Levi to the worship of the Starry Host: they had already been sentenced BEYOND Babylon which meant "no return."

That's true: but the Spirit OF Christ in the prophets denounces the Monarchy which did not follow the Law of Moses which authorized no noise making instruments.  These were added by David who CHANGED the Law to agree with God's abandonment to worship the starry host.
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon [EDUCATED BY] the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men,
            as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets;
        for God hath avenged you on her.
Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea,
        saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon [Physical Jerusalem] be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters,
        shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman,
        of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee;
         and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee;
        and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee:
        for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy SORCERIES were all nations deceived.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

The Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites "prophesied with instruments." That means that they were SOOTHSAYERS which included SORCERERS as clergy for the

pharmakos 1

I. a poisoner, sorcerer, magician, NTest.
II. one who is
sacrificed as an atonement for others, a scape-goat, Ar.; and, since worthless fellows were reserved for this fate, pharmakos became a general name of reproach, id=Ar., Dem.

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Hor. S. 1.2

Bad men, when they avoid certain vices, fall into their opposite extremes.

1.2.5 The tribes of female flute-players,1 quacks, vagrants, mimics, blackguards;  all this set is sorrowful and dejected on account of the death of the singer Tigellius; for he was liberal [toward them]. On the other hand, this man, dreading to be called a spendthrift, will not give a poor friend [5] wherewithal to keep off cold and pinching hunger.

1 Ambubaiarum , "Women who played on the flute." It is derived from a Syrian word; for the people of that country usually excelled in this instrument. Pharmacopolae is a general name for all who deal in spices, essence, and perfumes.
Ambūbāĭa , ae, usu. in the plur., am-būbāĭae , ārum, f. from Syr. , plur. = tibia, Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 7, I. a class of Syrian girls in Rome, who supported themselves by their music and immorality: ambubajarum collegia, * Hor. S. 1, 2, 1: “ambubajarum ministeria,” Suet. Ner. 27.—In sing., Petr. 74, 13.

2 “Mendici, mimae, balatrones” . The priests of Isis and Cybele were beggars by profession, and under the vail of religion were often guilty of the most criminal excesses. Mimae were players of the most debauched and dissolute kind; and balatrones, in general, signifies all scoundrels, buffoons, and parasites, who had their name, according to the old commentator, from Servilius Balatro. “Balatrones hoc genus omne”, for omne hoc balatronum genus, is a remarkable sort of construction.

The solemnity celebrated on the occasion of the transferring of the Ark to Sion, as well as the dances of the daughters of Israel at the annual feast of the Lord of Shiloh (Judg 21:21), were similar in thier musical embellishments to Egyptian customs in the liturgy and at parades. As Herodotus reports, women sang the praises of Osiris while likenesses of the gods were born about and, during the festival of Diana at Bubastis,

choirs of men and women sang and danced to the beating of drums and the playing of flutes." (Quasten, Johannes, Music and Worship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, p. 65)

Strab. 10.3.15   They invented terms appropriate to the sounds of the pipe, of the crotala, cymbals, and drums; to the noise also of shouts; to the cries of Evoe; and to the beating of the ground with the feet. They invented certain well-known names also to designate the ministers, dancers, and servants employed about the sacred rites, as Cabeiri, Corybantes, Pans, Satyri, Tityri, the god Bacchus; Rhea, Cybele, Cybebe, and Dindymene, from the places where she was worshipped. [The god] Sabazius belongs to the Phrygian rites, and may be considered the child as it were of the [Great] Mother. The traditional ceremonies observed in his worship are those of Bacchus

and they called the god "Bacchus," and Rhea "Cybele" or "Cybebe" or "Dindymene" according to the places where she was worshipped. Sabazius also belongs to the Phrygian group and in a way

(Priests of Cybele were effeminate and emasculated themselves. Paul said in Galatians 5:12, "As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!" The agitators "drove people out of their homes (churches?)) All pagan gods or goddesses and therefore their priests were homosexual.

is the child of the Mother, since he too transmitted the rites of Dionysus.
Stark etal cannot grasp that God did NOT speak through the "Lying Pen of the Scribes" who kept the records of the NOT commanded king, kingdom, temple, sacrifices or the Soothsaying with Instruments or SORCERY. This was for the Jacob-Cursed and God-abandoned tribe of Levi whom the godly people should AVOID in theyr synagogues until the Lion of the Tribe of Judah came.

See 1 Peter 1 Prophecy is of No Private Interpretation
The Law of Moses or the Law of the Monarch added NOTHING to the godly people of Israel.

2Pet. 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

2Pet. 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you
        through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
2Pet. 1:3 According as his divine power
        hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

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 [10] 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 [15] 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; [30] 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]
Sophis-tκs ,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:
2 Pet 1:18 And this voice which came from heaven
, when
were with him in the holy mount.  

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

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

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

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

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

Ostentatio  I. In gen., a showing, exhibition, display, A. An idle show, vain display, pomp, parade, ostentationB.A false, deceitful show, pretence, simulation, deception,  Captivus Simulation  under pretence of a divine command
, a, um, adj. captus, capio, A. Of men, taken prisoner, captive. Taken by force
Cavillor I.a. [cavilla], to practise jeering or mocking; or (act.) to censure, criticise; to satirize in jest or earnest, to jest, etc. (syn.: jocari, ludere, illudere).  II. Meton., to reason captiously, to use sophisms, to quibble

Sophos A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238
Sophisma A.acquired skill, method, stage-trick, claptrap, rhetorikos 2. of persons, skilled in speaking, fit to be an orator Pi.O.13.17 2. in less good sense, sly trick, artifice, dikκn dounai s. kakτn E.Ba.489 , cf. Hec.258; eph' hκmas tauta paronta s. Th.6.77, cf. D.35.2; stage-trick, claptrap

Pi.O.13.17 Pindar Ode 0.13 [17] the Seasons rich in flowers have cast ancient inventiveness. But the fame for every work is due to its inventor. Whence did the graces of Dionysus first come to light, with the ox-driving dithyramb? [20] Who invented the bridle for the harness of horses, or placed the double king of birds on top of the temples of gods? And in Corinth the sweet-breathing Muse blossoms, and also Ares, with the deadly spears of young men.

2 Pet. 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people,
        even as there shall be false teachers among you,
        who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
        even denying the Lord that bought them,
        and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2Pet. 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways;
        by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
2Pet. 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you:
        whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

2 Peter III. This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of them
        I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you;
[2]  that you should 
        remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophet s,
        and the commandments of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior:
[3]  knowing this first, that in the last days mockers will come, [Magikos, magi]
        walking after their own lusts,

Empaig-ma , atos, to, A. jest, mocking, delusion, LXX Is.66.4; magikκs empaigmata technκs
Magikos , ē, on, Magian,
A. “logoi” Plu.Them.29: Magikos, ho (sc. logos), title of work by Antisthenes, Suid. s.v. Antisthenēs, or Aristotle, D.L.1.1.
II. magical, “bibloi” Ps.-Phoc.149; m. tekhnē magic, LXX Wi.17.7; “ m.” Ph.2.316.
2. of persons, skilled in magic,
Paig-ma , atos, to/, A. play, sport, lōtos hotan . . paigmata bremē whene'er the pipe sounds its sportive strains, E.Ba.161(lyr.); “Ludia p. luras”
Ludios A. of Lydia, Lydian, “auloi” Pi.O.5.19; “sukina”

Pind. O. 5 [15] Always, when it is a question of excellence, toil and expense strive to accomplish a deed that is shrouded in danger; those who are successful seem wise, even to their fellow-citizens. Savior Zeus, high in the clouds, you who dwell on the hill of Cronus and honor the wide-flowing Alpheus and the sacred cave of Ida! I come as your suppliant, singing to the sound of Lydian flutes, [20] entreating you to adorn this city with glorious hosts of noble men;
Stark p10 I have never known a man who rejected the Old that was not narrow and bigoted and domineering in his teachings of the New.  By the prophets was the character of god made known, and the principles he would develop in men were ty them set forth.  Peter connectes the prophets of the Old and the evangelso of the New under the guiding of the same Spirit whe he, speaking of the great salvation of their souls.

The Spirit OF Christ spoke through the Prophets: He repudiates those under the Law of the Monarchy as robbers and parasites. Furthermore, He define the REST for the Godly who attended the Synagogue or Church OF Christ (the Rock) in the Wilderness.  In the Prophets, Christ defines the only REST given by Him in the synagogue, ekklesia or Church of Christ.
1Peter 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
1Peter 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently,
        who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify,
        when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1Peter 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves,
        but unto us they did minister the things,
        which are now reported unto you by them that have
        preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven;
        which things the angels desire to look into.
First, The OLD TESTAMENT is The Book of The Law which was IMPOSED because of musical idolatry.
Second. The History of the Monarchy was NOT under the Law of Moses which includes NO instrumental music.
Third, The Spirit OF Christ (the Rock) outlawed "vocal or instrumental rejoicing" for the synagogue which QUARANTINED the godly people FROM the cursed sacrificial system which God did not command.
Fourth, the Spirit OF Christ in the prophets REPUDIATES the Civil-Military-clergy complex He calls Robbers and Parasites: sacrificial instrument players were called PARASITES.

Christ warns about the "Lying pen of the Scribes" especially related to the Temple which God did NOT command:
Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Hebrews 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son,
        whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

God created by His Word as in WordS: God made Jesus of Nazareth TO BE both Lord and Christ and Word in a visible-audibe form.
Stark and almost ALL people who "see godliness as a means of financial gain" or just occupation do NOT understand that God did NOT speak through the Kings or Priests IMPOSED because of the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai to serve THE WORSHIP OF THE STARRY HOST.
Matthew 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased;
        and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Matthew 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
            In Ezekiel 33 Christ names mercinary preachers who speak on their own
               (sons of the Devil says Jesus)
               He names singers, instrument players and ALL of the audience
for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men:
        for ye neither go in yourselves,
         neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
Matthew 23:14 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.
Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
        for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte,
        and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Matthew 23:16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say,
        Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing;
        but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

Matthew 23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
        because ye build the tombs of the prophets,
        and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
Matthew 23:30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers,
        we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Matthew 23:31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves,
        that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
Matthew 23:32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers,
        how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Zech 7:10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor;
        and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. Zechariah 7:11

They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the law
or to the
words that the LORD Almighty
sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets.
So the LORD Almighty was very angry. Zechariah 7:12

Therefore it is come to pass, that

as he cried, and they would not hear;
they cried, and I would not hear,
saith the Lord of hosts: Zechariah 7:13

Zech 7:14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not.
        Thus the land was desolate after them,
        that no man passed through nor returned:
        for they laid the pleasant land desolate.

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

Strabo Geography 10.3.15

[10.3.15] They invented names appropriate to the flute, and to

the noises made by castanets, cymbals, and drums,
and to their acclamations and shouts of "ev-ah," and stampings of the feet;
and they also invented some of the names by which to designate the [homosexual, emasculated]

ministers, choral dancers, and attendants upon the sacred rites,
I mean "
Cabeiri" and "Corybantes" and "Pans" and "Satyri" and "Tityri,"

and they called the god "Bacchus," and Rhea [Eve] "Cybele" or "Cybebe" or "Dindymene" according to the places where she was worshipped. Sabazius also belongs to the Phrygian group and in a way is the child of the Mother,, since he too transmitted the rites of Dionysus.

"The physiological act of sex and orgasm not only greatly enhances the prospects, but also fires up further excitement. "Repeatedly induced states of orgasmic collapse can produce, and have been used to produce, states of deep trance."

This is precisely the sexual purpose of an orgy as religious rite, and, in part, what the Greek God APOLLO fed CYPARISSUS in the wilds. The orgia, from which our word orgy is derived, of THE MYSTERY RELIGIONS of DIONYSOS and his homosexual SATYRS, were (in addition to the magic mushrooms and other psychoactive potions) rituals of this kind.

Candidates for initiation into the KABIRI were crowned with a garland of olive and wore a purple band round their loins. The dancing was then begun.

In fact, homosexuality was part of the ritual, what the historians in their scholarly dungeons called their "most immoral tendencies." The purpose was to evoke a passage beyond earth to a higher life. That is, "to lead the worshipers into the presence of the gods." That is, in their mystical dances, continued leaping into the air achieves a shamanic state of trance, a transfer of consciousness analogous to the transformation of the magician into a bird whereby the apprentice masters his powers to join a gay brotherhood "who, by nature, are superior to other men." Resource

Catullus: Haste you together, she-priests, to Cybele's dense woods, together haste, you vagrant herd of the dame Dindymene, you who inclining towards strange places as exiles, following in my footsteps, led by me, comrades, you who have faced the ravening sea and truculent main, and have castrated your bodies in your utmost hate of Venus, make glad our mistress speedily with your minds' mad wanderings.

Let dull delay depart from your thoughts, together haste you, follow to the Phrygian home of Cybele, to the Phrygian woods of the Goddess, where sounds the cymbal's voice, where the tambour resounds, where the Phrygian flutist pipes deep notes on the curved reed, where the ivy-clad Maenades furiously toss their heads, where they enact their sacred orgies with shrill-sounding ululations, where that wandering band of the Goddess flits about: there it is meet to hasten with hurried mystic dance."

When Attis, spurious woman, had thus chanted to her comity, the chorus straightway shrills with trembling tongues, the light tambour booms, the concave cymbals clang, and the troop swiftly hastes with rapid feet to verdurous Ida.

Then raging wildly, breathless, wandering, with brain distraught, hurries Attis with her tambour, their leader through dense woods, like an untamed heifer shunning the burden of the yoke: and the swift Gallae press behind their speedy-footed leader. So when the home of Cybele they reach, wearied out with excess of toil and lack of food they fall in slumber. Sluggish sleep shrouds their eyes drooping with faintness, and raging fury leaves their minds to quiet ease.

Stark  These commands of men are the creed of their division of God's people.  Like Paul's '"man of sin," they have taken their place in the temple of God and assume to speak as God. 
        God put it INTO his sanctuary by command; and if he has not taken it out,
        it remains there, unless some one claiming superior authority to God shall as God put it out of the temple of God. That character
Paul calls "the man of sin who opposseth and exalteth himself above all that is called God:
        The Doom of such is HELL I need no authority for using it;
        for where there is no law, there is no transgression. [p.15]


Trumpet, drums, flute, cymbals and castinets with buffoons
Psallo permits ONLY smiting a string with your FINGERS: not a plectrum
Psallo and SOP have the same root meaning.


Revelation 18F: they are all called Sorcerers who HAD once deceived the whole world.

Stark p. 16
If I do not play, is it any of my business if another does?  Can I not hymn my praise, though another acts unlawfully If I stand there and am singing one here is playing a harp,
        does that interfere with my worship of Go? Not if I am worshiping as I should.
        What have they to do with my worship of god?   

Hab. 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.
Hab. 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
Habakkuk 2[19] vae qui dicit ligno expergiscere surge lapidi tacenti numquid ipse docere poterit ecce iste coopertus est auro et argento et omnis spiritus non est in visceribus eius

sĭlĕo , ŭi (II. [select] Transf., to be still or quiet (opp. to being in action), to remain inactive, to rest, cease (in class. prose, for the most part only of things; cf. “quiesco): et cycnea mele Phoebeaque Carmina consimili ratione oppressa silerent,” Lucr. 2, 506: “silent diutius Musae Varronis quam solebant,” Cic. Ac. 1, 1, 2

The Pythagoreans were also called Silentes for the five years during which they were to listen to the instructions of Pythagoras: “coetus silentum,” Ov. M. 15, 66; “hence, silentes anni, these five years of the Pythagoreans,”

tăcĕo , cŭi, cĭtum, 2, v. n. and
I. a. [etym. dub.; perh. root tak-, tvak-, to be or make quiet, content; Sanscr. tucyati, to satisfy; v. Fick, Vergl. Wφrt. s. v. § 73; 362].
B. Transf., for silere, of animals and things, concr. and abstr., to be still, noiseless, quiet, at rest (mostly poet.): “canis ipse tacet,” Tib. 2, 4, 34; cf.: “vere prius volucres taceant, aestate cicadae, [LOCUSTSOv. A. A. 1, 271: “nox erat ... Cum tacet omnis ager pecudes pictaeque volucres,” Verg. A. 4, 525; cf. “nox,” Cat. 7, 7: “nec diu taceat procax locutio,” id. 61, 126: “non oculi tacuere tui,” Ov. Am. 2, 5, 17: plectra dolore tacent; “muta dolore lyra est,” id. H. 15, 198: “tacet stridor litui,” Sen. Thyest. 575: “essedo tacente,” noiseless, Mart. 4, 64, 19: “Ister tacens,” i. e. standing still, frozen, id. 7, 84, 3: “solitudo et tacentes loci,” hushed, still, Tac. H. 3, 85: “loca tacentia,” the under world, the silent land, Verg. A. 6, 265: “aquae tacentes,” Prop. 4 (5), 4, 49. “tacere indolem illam Romanam,” i. e. did not show itself, had disappeared, Liv. 9, 6, 12: “blanditiae taceant,” Ov. Am. 1, 4, 66.— 

“ut forte legentem Aut tacitum impellat,” i. e. meditating, Hor. S. 1, 3, 65:
căno , cĕcĭni, cantum (ancient

I. imp. cante = canite, Carm. Sal. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 37 Mόll.; fut. perf. canerit = cecinerit, Lib. Augur. ap. Fest. s. v. rumentum, p. 270 ib.; perf. canui = cecini, acc. to Serv. ad Verg. G. 2, 384, predominant in concino, occino, etc.—Examples of sup. cantum and part. cantus, canturus, a, um, appear not to be in use; the trace of an earlier use is found in Paul. ex Fest. p. 46 Mόll.: canta pro cantata ponebant; “once canituri,” Vulg. Apoc. 8, 13), 3, v. n. and a. [cf. kanassō, kanakhē, konabos; Germ. Hahn; Engl. chanticleer; kuknos, ciconice; Sanscr. kōkas = duck; Engl. cock], orig. v. n., to produce melodious sounds, whether of men or animals; later, with a designation of the subject-matter of the melody, as v. a., to make something the subject of one's singing or playing, to sing of, to celebrate, or make known in song, etc.
I. Neutr., to utter melodious notes, to sing, sound, play.

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.

That TRUMPET sound at Mount Sinai:

Asaleutos [sa^, on, A. unmoved, unshaken, “a. ” Arist.Mu.392b34; of Delos, AP9.100 (Alph.); “estai asaleuton pro ophthalmōn” LXXEx. 13.16, al.; “prōra” Act.Ap.27.41; of the sea, prob. in Plu.2.982f: metaph. of the mind, E.Ba.391 (lyr.); “a. hēsukhia” Pl.Ax.370d; pistis Polystr.p.10 W.; “basileia” Ep.Hebr.12.28; “stala a.” Hymn. Is.4; “nikē” IG9(1).270 (Atalante); a. menein, of ordinances,

Eur. Ba. 391 Misfortune is the result of unbridled mouths and lawless folly; but the life of quiet [390] and wisdom remain unshaken and hold houses together. Though they dwell far off in the heavens the gods see the deeds of mortals. [395]
        But cleverness is not wisdom, nor is thinking on things unfit for mortals.
        Life is short, and on this account the one who pursues great things
        does not achieve that which is present. In my opinion,
        [400] these are the ways of mad and ill-advised men.
Eulab-eia  2. c. gen., caution or discretion in a thing, “pollē eu. toutōn poiētea” Antipho 3.3.11;
Caution to prevent, avoid,  hēulabeia tōn poioumenōn” S.OC116

Stark p. 16  The whole thing comes from a devilish, domineering spirit, which, instead of worshiping God, has taken God's seat in judgment to control the praise others might bring  It is well enough to teach them: but "rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubborness is as iniquity and idolatry." (1 Sam. 15:23)

It would seem that IMPOSING an instrument where many are opposed is DOMINATING: worship is something that goes on IN SPIRIT and not IN FLESH: no one can give attention to God when all of the attention is sucked up by musical performance.  Unfortunately, many or most are quite willing to IMPOSE their will on others when they are quite ignorant and abusive.  Destroying the commanded silence is to intentionally "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter." That Stark is ignorant so that God deludes him and stabs him in the hinder parts we quote:

1 Sam 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
        Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

1 Samuel 15.23  quoniam quasi peccatum ariolandi est repugnare et quasi scelus idolatriae nolle adquiescere pro eo ergo quod abiecisti sermonem Domini abiecit te ne sis rex

Only in judgment does God "sing."  The Word of God here is
Sermo a speaking or talking with any one; talk, conversation, discourse: 2. Ordinary speech, speaking, talking, the language of conversation (opp. contentio): Of prose as opposed to poetry: “comoedia    verba inculcantes B. A language, the speech of a nation verbum   as a translation of logos, See Table of LOGOS: opposite rhetoric, singing, playing, acting

WITCHCRAFT:  See Galatians 5 for the Music as Witchcraft which RECRUCIFIES Jesus.
+ "For rebellion [is as] the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness [is as] iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from [being] king." {1Sm 15:23}

"So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, [even] against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking [counsel] of [one that had] a familiar spirit, to enquire [of it]; ... And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse." {1Ch 10:13-14} + "And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger." {2Ch 33:6} + "But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: ... And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries." {Act 8:9-11} + "And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: ... And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew [them] into the marketplace unto the rulers," {Act 16:16-19}

"For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye [yourselves] are wise." {2Co 11:19} + "A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;" {Tts 3:10} + "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." {2Pe 2:1} See at the end of 2 Peter Chapter 1.
hărĭŏlor (ar- ), āri,
I.v. dep. n. [hariolus], to foretell, prophesy, divine. conjectura
I. Lit.: Prothespizō igitur, non hariolan

1Chr. 15:19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass;

SOUND: 8085.  shama, shaw-mah΄; a primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.):—x attentively, call (gather) together CYMBALS: 6750.  = tsalal, tsaw-lal΄; a primitive root (identical with 6749 through the idea of vibration); to tinkle, i.e. rattle together (as the ears in reddening with shame, or the teeth in chattering with fear):quiver, tingle.

6767tslatsal, tsel-aw-tsal΄; from 6750 reduplicated; a clatter, i.e. (abstractly) whirring (of wings); (concretely) a cricket; also a harpoon (as rattling), a cymbal (as clanging):--cymbal, locust, shadowing, spear.  

, ae, m., = tumpanotribκs, I. a taborer, a timbrel-player, a term of reproach for a soft, effeminate person (alluding to the priests of Cybele), Plaut. Truc. 2, 7, 49; cf. tympanum.

While reading all of the lexicons Stark had never read any of the Greek or Latin literature to which Scripture points to as the evil ANTITHESIS of God's holy School of the Word:

-T. Maccius Plautus, Truculentus, or The Churl
STRATOPHANES (to PHRONESIUM.) What say you? Why have you dared to say that you love another man?
PHRONESIUM I chose to.
STRATOPHANES Say you so, indeed? I'll first make trial of that. Do you, for the sake of such a shabby present, vegetables, and comestibles, and vinegar-water, bestow your love upon an effeminate, frizzle-pated, dark-haunt frequenting, drum-drubbing debauchee, a fellow not worth a nutshell:

Note 6 Is he deranged: "Hariolus." Literally, "a soothsayer," or "diviner." In their prophetic frenzy, these persons often had the appearance of being mad, and were so considered.
Note 7 Drum-drubbing debauchee: "Typanotriba." Literally, "drum," or "tambourine beater." He alludes to the eunuch-priests of Cybele, who used to beat tambourines in her procession-probably in allusion to debauchees, emasculated by riot and dissipation

Gal 5:12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!

CHRYSOSTOM IDENTIFIES those who drive you out of your homeland:

That by lying about the Spirit OF Christ universal condemnation of music a the MARK of telling God to "Shut your face."
    For they had compelled them to abandon their own fatherland, their liberty, and their heavenly kindred, and to seek an alien and foreign one; they had cast them out of Jerusalem which is above and free, and compelled them to wander forth as captives and emigrants.....But in truth neither the eye nor any other part of us is to blame, but the depraved will only.

    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. Yet this would be extreme wickedness and satanic madness. Note 1.

ALL musical terms speak of enchantment or SORCERY: why else would people LIE about the Bible, lie TO God and lie ABOUT God? A note reads:

Note 1: Paul wishes that the circumcisers would not stop with circumcision but go beyond it to mutilation (make themselves eunuchs) like the priests of Cybele. A severe irony and similar to the one in Philip. iii. 2, 3, where Paul calls the boasters of circumcision “the Concision.” Self mutilation was a recognized form of heathen worship especially in Pessinus in Galatia and therefore quite familiar to the readers. Thus by their glorying in the flesh the Galatians relapsed into their former heathenism,--Schaff and Lightfoot. The Revised Version here has, “would even cut themselves off,” the American Committee has, “would go beyond circumcision.”—G.A.]

Beginning with the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai where the music aroused people into sexual perversion (Romans 1):

From the Golden Calf: The Canaanites were under Assyro-Babylonian dominance from 3000 to 1700 BCE. Even by circa 1400 BCE, their influence was still so great that all correspondence with Egypt and the Pharaoh was conducted in Babylonian, and the name of the moon-god Sin formed the basis for the Canaanite names Sinai and the wilderness of Sin (ERE, Vol. 3, p. 183). The hand of Sin was seen in the cause of Catatonia or madness in children - hence, lunacy is associated with this deity (ibid., p. 527). Sin moon-god of Harran was also worshipped at Sam'al at the foot of Mount Amanus (ibid., Vol. 2, p. 295). Sin was the Baal of Harran mentioned in the correspondence at the time of Sennacharib, Esarhaddon and Ashurbanipal. Sargon (722-706 BCE) confirmed the exemption Harran enjoyed from taxes as the city of Sin (ibid.). Nabonidas last king of Babylon (555-539 BCE) rebuilt the temple of Sin at Harran. Sin became identified with Be'el-shamin the owner of the sky from the Syrian dominance at Harran combining the Syrian god with the ancient moon-god. This deity was identified with Zeus by the Greeks from Phoenicia and Palmyra and elsewhere enjoying their patronage and spread from Mesopotamia into Armenia. Ultimately, he became identified with Anu, Lord of Heaven of Babylon (ibid., Vol. 2, p. 295).

From the earliest times (c. 4000 BCE), there were triads formed of Enlil, Anu and Enki. The second triad was formed from Ur, moon-god of Ur, Utu sun-god of Sippar, and Nana goddess of Erech (ibid., p. 296). The moon-god of Ur can be identified with Sin. The Semitic term Bel was used among the Babylonian Semites derived from Baal in the same sense as it was used by the other Semites and in addition used it as master or lord (ibid.).

The Israelites rose up in PLAY or musical idolatry at Mount Sinai: the trinity was Osiris, Isis and Hathor:

-Gallus , i, m., = Gallos Strab., 2. (Acc. to II. A., of or belonging to the priests of Cybele; hence, transf.) Of or belonging to the priests of Isis, Gallic: “turma,” the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.

-turma  “Iliae,” id. C. S. 38: cristatae exercitus. Claud. III. Cons. Hon. 133; id. in Ruf. 2, 343: “Alexan dri,” Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 64: “feminea,” Ov. P. 4, 10, 51: “Gallica,” i. e. of priests of Isis, id. Am. 2, 13, 18.

-Fēmĭnĕus , a, um, adj. id., II. Transf., with an accessory notion of contempt, womanish, effeminate, unmanly: vox, Quint, 1, 11, 1; cf. Ov. A. A. 3, 286: “pectus,” Ov. M. 13, 693: “amor praedae,” Verg. A. 11, 782: “lunae femineum et molle sidus,” Plin. 2, 101, 104, § 223.

Stark: Nothing but the grace of God can bring such a man to repentance.  If taken as he is to the "city of gold," he would surely raise hell in heaven and make all "know and feel what it is to be there."

Strange, all of the hell and burning and lake of fire is directly connected to using instruments to silence the Word of God which is the only purpose for the assembly CALLING ITSELF together to "use one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our learning and comfort.
Charis in any one's favour, for his pleasure, for his sake pseudesthai glτssκs ch. for one's tongue's pleasure, i.e. for talking's sake, 2. gratify or indulge a humour or passion, orgκi, hκdonκi.  In an erotic sense, to give pleasure th MEN.

Now it was not GRACE which Jesus brought but the grace OF GOD. See the difference? Now notice some parsing:

Titus 2:11 For the GRACE
        of God
        that bringeth salvation

        hath appeared to all men,

You will notice that Grace is to bring salvation.  In spite of them telling us that they can LEAD us into the presence of God (trumping Jesus), we know that they DO NOT bring salvation.

Now, GRACE like WORD or SPIRIT are personified: Grace is not a singing sister but a SPEAKING brother. That guards agains the ccharismatic, orge or pleasuring Paul outlawed in the synagogue.

This Grace TEACHES.  This word means "to train up a child, educate, instruct, discipline."

Titus 2:12 Teaching us that,
        denying meaning to contradict, reject, refute
means irreverent, impious: that will get you burned Heb 12. Zoe "calls down the fires."
        and worldly lusts
, "A longing for that which is FORBIDDEN." Don't ring a bell?

we should
        live soberly
, Sound mind: music deranges the mind.
, innocent giving NO offense.
        and godly
, devout or reverent without which you get burned.
        in this present world

Sōphrōn , II. in Att., esp. having control over the sensual desires, temperate, self-controlled, chaste
dikaios A. in Hom. and all writers, of persons, observant of custom or rule, Od.3.52; esp. of social rule, well-ordered, civilized,
in due form, decently b. legally exact, precise, dikaiotatō tōn logōn to speak quite exactly, 3. ho d. logos the plea of equity,
euseb-ēs , es (dat. pl. -A.“sebeois” IG5(1).1390.5 (Andania)), (sebō) pious, religious, opp. dussebēs (more righteous in ac
Stark  In the Warlick-Stark Debate, Stark thought of worship as the emotion of the soul and that it might "produce singing, shouting, praising, leaping, dancing, hand clapping, or thanksgiving and such should not be suppressed by man made rules."

Isaiah 30 a message from the Spirit OF Christ:

And his breath [SPIRIT], as rushing water in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX

Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX

and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm, to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX

For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX

And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and with harp. Isaiah 30:32 LXX

For thou shalt be required before thy time: has it been prepared for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur. Isaiah 30:33 LXX

Beginning with the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai where the music aroused people into sexual perversion (Romans 1):
Of course, no one in history did not know that you cannot do two things at the same time: worship IN THE SPIRIT is defined uniquely as giving attendance to the Word of Christ.  You cannot give attention to the WORD of Christ while someone is playing a harp.  Your brain works it's heart out trying to keep track of every buzz or clang around it: that disables the rational or spiritual nature.  No one was so foolish that the concept of the SERPENT from BRASS or bell metal absolutely takes the mind captive and allows them to fill it with falsehood or cause the worshiper to obey the LAW OF SILENCE which would be witchcraft-induced extortion.

Stark: V. That in the distinction made by Paul between hymns and psalms he authorized the use of instrumental music in the worship of the church.

The translators of the Greek Septuagint used the PSAO based words including PSALLO because they understood that the Psalms consisted of a lot of bitter hatred for David's personal enemies.  There are about 50 mizmors which do not name an instrument.  For instance PSALLO has the same root meaning as PSAO or SOP.
A Psalm is a poem: a large number warrior attack chants. 
The name of psaltery entered Christian literature in the 3rd century B.C. translation of the Old Testament called the Septuagint where, in the Psalms, nebel was translated psalterion. Thus, Nebuchadnezzar's idolatrous ensemble included the Aramic psantria. Notice, also, that the book of Psalms has also become known as the Psalter (or psalterium), from the hymns sung with this harp. Source

So, it was the translators of the Septuatint who used the "Psa" based words knowing fully well that in the Greek world the message was making war or making perverted sex.  Not all of the book of psalms are psalms

Psalmos also appears in the LXX as equivalent to the Hebrew word neginah [5058]. This Hebrew term is used to describe a wide variety of songs. Neginah is translated by psalmos in Lam 3:14 (song), in Lam 5:14 (music) and in Ps 69:12 (song). It is striking to observe that in the LXX translation of Lam 3:14 and Ps 69:12, psalmos, or its verbal form, is used for songs that are not only uninspired but are in fact the product of the wicked, even drunkards, who mocked God and His word. The Hebrew term neginah is used elsewhere in the Hebrew Scriptures of: the songs of the wicked, Job 30:9 (song); the inspired praise of God, Psalm 61 title (Neginah-a song performed on a stringed instrument); and the uninspired praisd of the Lord composed by King Hezekiah, Is 38:20 (my songs).

-Psalmos , A. twitching or twanging with the fingers,  a BOW “psalmoi toxōn” E.Ion173 (lyr.);
        “toxērei psalmō toxeusas” Id.HF1064 (lyr.)
II. mostly of musical strings, “pēktidōn psalmois krekon humnon” Aret.CA1.1.
2. the SOUND of the cithara or harp, Pi.Fr.125, cf. Phryn.Trag.11; “psalmos d' alalazei” (anap.); there were contests in to psallein,
3. later, song sung to the harp, psalm, LXX 2 Ki.23.1,
al., Ep.Eph.5.19; “biblos psalmōn” Ev.Luc.20.42.

Sing TO A harp is never Psallo: Psal-tos , ē, on, A. sung to the harp,

Ala^l-azō  : (formed from the cry alalai): —raise the war-cry, Enualiō ēlalaxan
2. [select] generally, cry, shout aloud, Pi.l.c., E.El.855; esp. in orgiastic rites, A.Fr.57; of Bacchus and Bacchae, E.Ba.593 (in Med.), 1133, etc.; “ōloluxan hai gunaikes, ēlalaxan de hoi andres” 

II. rarely also of other sounds than the voice, sound loudly, “psalmos d' alalazei” A.Fr.57; “kumbalon alalazon” 1 Ep.Cor.13.1.—Poet. word, used by X. and in late Prose.
You accuse the Spirit OF Christ and Paul with being idiots: you MUST use two words or COMPOUND words to indicate PLAYING and A HARP:  Psallo FORBIDS anything but a STRING or a HAIR. That DESPISES the Word and that is called BLASPHEMY.
Psaō but always contracted],  II. crumble away, vanish, disappear, S.Tr.678 (s. v. l.). (psaō, psaiō, psauō, psairō, psēkhō, psōkhō,
Psaiō , A. = psaō (q. v.), rub away, grind down
Psal-ma , atos, to, A. tune played on a stringed instrument, 
Psal-mizō , A. sing psalms, and psal-mistēs , ou, ho, psalmist
Paul said to SPEAK psalms: it is close to blasphemy to say that the Spirit OF Christ was too ignorant to use the common compound words if He wanted to speak of musical harmony.
Psalmokha^rēs , es, A. delighting in harp-playing, of Apollo,
Psalmōd-ia , A. singing to the harp,
Psalmōd-os , ho, A. psalmist, LXX Si.47.9 cod.Sin., 50.18.
Psal-tērion , to, A. stringed instrument, psaltery, harp, “trigōna ps.” Arist.Pr.919b12, cf. Hippias(?) in PHib.1.13.31, Apollod. ap. Ath.14.636f, Thphr.HP5.7.6, LXX Ge.4.21, al.
Psal-tēs , ou, ho,A. harper, Men.495, Hippias (?) in PHib.1.13.7, 25, Macho ap.Ath.8.348f, LXX 1 Es.5.42, Plu.2.67f, 223f, cf. “kitharistēs ē ps.” SIG578.15 (Teos, ii B. C.); epith. of Apollo, AP9.525.24. [Oxyt. in Att., parox. in Hellenistic Gr., Choerob. in Theod.1.187H.]
Psal-tikos , ē, on, A. of or for harp playing, ps. organon a stringed instrument, Ath.14.634f (of the magadis; andra psaltikēn agathon a good harpist, Ael. ap. Ar.Byz.Epit.84.8.
Psal-tos , ē, on, A. sung to the harp, sung of, LXX Ps.118(119).54.
Psal-tria , , A. female harper, Pl.Prt. 347d, Ion Trag.22, Arist.Ath.50.2, Men.319.4, Plu.Caes.10, al.
Psaltōd-eō , A. sing to the harp, LXX 2 Ch.5.13.
Psaltōd-os , on, A. = psalmōdos, ib.1 Ch.9.33, 2 Ch.5.12, al., v.l. ib.Si.47.9.
VIl. That it is positively commanded by the apostles and thus authorized by the Holy Spirit under the gospel dispensation.  This should end the conroversy--'Where God speaks, we will speak.'

The new mantra by men like Rick Atchley is that the goat and infant instrumental noise by the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites is now his COMMAND FOR INSTRUMENTAL PRAISE and he warns against DISOBEDIENCE.

Of course, the Greeks understood a HYMN as  a PRAYER: Jesus and the Spostles SPOKE (Dicto) A hymn and went out.  in Ephesians 5 Paul FIRST commanded that they SPEAK psalms, hymns and spiritual songs: these are all types of the BOOK of Psalms.  Psalms were Teaching Psalms telling the history of the Jew in poetic form but NOT metrical: you CANNOT sing the psalms.
This SPEAKING that which is written for our learning is FOR OUR LEARNING.

The word PSALLO has no connection with Instrumental Music: never at any time in recorded history.  WAY down the list, if you smite a lyre string you are not making 'instrumental music.'

The attack was mounted in Tennessee perhaps because of religious journalism fighting over turf: it is clear that the instrumentalists DEMANDED that everyone become INSTRUMENTALISTS or there would be no UNITY. This precipitated the

Stark: [p. 18] Shall Alexander Campbell... say to the sweet singer or the wonderful musician: "Keep still and let expressive silence muse his praise?"  Shame on such dogmatism, when God has given us such varied talent. Who put the twelfth commandment into God's law, saying: "Thou shalt not have an instrument of music in the congregaton of the saints?" David, the destructive critic, when like the "man of sin," he sits in the temple of God, says: "Thou shalt not." That is the cornerstone of his departure--the foundation of his schism.  Their church is built upon it, and a few old fogies have made it a test of fellowship.  God will shake their thounder out of them and put some lightning into them one of these days.

He says that Acts of Worship are singing, thanksgiving, dancing, shouting, hand clapping, leaping, playing singing etal

Paul says that these are the LYING WONDERS caused by STRONG DELUSIONS: To prevent and to MARK these:

Christ in Habakkuk said:

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

Tăcĕo I. a. [etym. dub.; perh. root tak-, tvak-, to be or make quiet, content; Sanscr. tucyati, to satisfy;
B  t ransf., for silere, of animals and things, concr. and abstr., to be still, noiseless, quiet, at rest
“nec diu taceat procax locutio,”  plectra dolore tacent; “muta dolore lyra est,” id. H. 15, 198:
Stop the self-speaking (Isaiah 58)
Stop the plectrum smiting the LYRE or mental anguish arousal.
Lyra ,  
I.a lute, lyre, a stringed instrument resembling the cithara, fabled to have been invented by Mercury and presented to Apollo, [Abaddon, Apollyon]
Sĭlĕo , ŭi (II. [select] Transf., to be still or quiet (opp. to being in action), to remain inactive, to rest, cease (in class. prose, for the most part only of things; cf. “quiesco): et cycnea [Swan song] mele [melody] Phoebeaque [Abaddon, Apollyon] Carmina consimili ratione oppressa silerent,” Lucr. 2, 506: “silent diutius Musae Varronis quam solebant,” Cic. Ac. 1, 1, 2

Silence the
Mūsa , ae, f., = Mousa, I.a muse, one of the goddesses of poetry, music, and the other liberal arts. The ancients reckoned nine of them, viz.: Clio, the muse of history; Melpomene, of tragedy; Thalia, of comedy; Euterpe, of the flute; Terpsichore, of dancing; Calliope, of epic poetry; Erato, of lyric poetry; Urania, of astronomy; Polyhymnia, of the mimic

Mousa  A.“Olumpiades M., Dios aigiokhoio thugateres” Il.2.491, [Daughters: whatever the gender]
II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song, “m. stugera” A.Eu.308 (anap.); “euphamos” Id.Supp.695 (lyr.); “kanakhan . . theias antiluron mousas” S.Tr.643 (lyr.); “Aiakō moisan pherein” Pi.N.3.28; tis hēde mousa; what strain is this

To think MUSIC means that people do not understand the meaning of CHURCH as School of Christ and the task is to teach DISCIPLES OF CHRIST what He commanded to be taught.  The word WORSHIP in the worldly sense is not what Jesus died for.
2Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,
        except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God,
         or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2Thessalonians 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2Thessalonians 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2Th. 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:
        only he who now letteth will let,
        until he be taken out of the way.
Musteri-on , A. mystery or secret rite: mostly in pl., ta m. the mysteries, first in Heraclit.14, cf. Hdt.2.51 (of the mysteries of the Cabiri in Samothrace), 2. mystic implements and ornaments b. later, object used in magical rites, talismanAnomia A. lawlessness, lawless conduct   2 Ep.Thess.2.7; 2. the negation of law, opp. nomos, D.24.152.
Eur. Ion 443 How then is it just for you to write laws for mortals, and yourselves incur a charge of lawlessness? If—for it is not so, but I will handle the subject— [445] you pay the penalty to mortals for rape, you and Poseidon, and Zeus, who rules heaven, you will empty your temples paying for your crimes. For you do wrong to go eagerly after your pleasures without thinking.
Isoc. 6 64 For by revolting from us they have gained nothing of what they anticipated; on the contrary, they have got just the opposite of freedom; for having slain the best of their citizens, they are now in the power of the worst; instead of securing self-government, they have been plunged into misgovernment of many terrible kinds;
Plat. Rep. 575a but the passion that dwells in him as a tyrant will live in utmost anarchy and lawlessness, and, since it is itself sole autocrat, will urge the polity, so to speak, of him in whom it dwells to dare anything and everything in order to find support for himself and the hubbub of his henchmen, in part introduced from outside by evil associations, and in part released and liberated within by the same habits of life as his. Is not this the life of such a one?” “It is this,” he said. “And if,” I said, “there are only a few of this kind in a city,
Mustes one initiated
Orgia most freq. of the rites of Dionysus, of the rites of the Cabeiri and Demeter Achaia, Hdt.2.51,5.61; of Orpheus Hdt.2.81, E.Ba.34, al., Theoc.26.13. “orgia Mousōn” Ar.Ra.356. most freq. of the rites of Dionysus, Hdt.2.81, E.Ba.34, al., Theoc.26.13.
Kabeiroi [a^, hoi,
A. the Cabeiri, divinities worshipped especially in Lemnos, Samothrace, and Boeotia,
Hdt. 2.51 [2] For the Athenians were then already counted as Greeks when the Pelasgians came to live in the land with them and thereby began to be considered as Greeks. Whoever has been initiated into the rites of the Cabeiri, which the Samothracians learned from the Pelasgians and now practice, understands what my meaning is. [3] Samothrace was formerly inhabited by those Pelasgians who came to live among the Athenians, and it is from them that the Samothracians take their rites. [4] The Athenians, then, were the first Greeks to make ithyphallic images of Hermes, and they did this because the Pelasgians taught them. The Pelasgians told a certain sacred tale about this, which is set forth in the Samothracian mysteries.
Mousa II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song, (dirty adulteresses, musicians in Rev 18 called sorcerers) (Prob. cogn. with erdō, rhezō, cf. ergon, [WORK] orgeōn.
org-eōn , ōnos (nom. pl. once A. “orgeōnai” IG22.2361.18 (iii A. D.)), o(, at Athens, member of a religious association, Is. 2.14,16, al., Philoch.94, IG22.1252 (iv B. C.), etc.: poet., generally, for hiereus, priest, A.Fr.144 :—a poet. form orgeiōn (in codd. sts. orgiōn), ōnos, o(, is used by Antim.Eleg.Fr.2, Hermesian.7.19 : in acc. with o for ō“, orgionas” h.Ap.389 codd. :—a gen. pl. “orgeōn” Lys. Fr.112 S. is prob. f.l. for orgeōnōn :—a fem. pl. orgeōnai, = hiereiai,
2Th. 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed,
        whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit [breath] of his mouth,
        and shall destroy with the brightness of his comi
2Th. 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan
        with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2Th. 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
        because they received not the love of the truth,
        that they might be saved.
2Th. 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
        that they should believe a lie:

Lying Wonders: -Teratourg-eτ, A. WORK wonders, pseudτsti Sch.Pi.I.7(6).13. , o(, verbal noun of (B), with senses corresponding to (B) II and III (on the various senses of the word v. Opposite or peacher's tales Opposite , leading away into captivity.
    Lying is -Pseudes  2. fiction (opposite logos, historic
       - Muthos  2. fiction (Opposite logos, historic truth)
logos lego lego Opposite Pathos
epagogue 2. bringing in to one's aid, introduction, 4. allurement, enticement \ b. incantation, spell,

Aristot. Rh. 3.6.3 [3] Use metaphors and epithets by way of illustration, taking care, however, to avoid what is too poetical. Aristot. Rh. 3.6.7   Poets also make use of this in inventing words, as a melody "without strings" or "without the lyre"; for they employ epithets from negations, a course which is approved in proportional metaphors, as for instance, to say that tNhe sound of the trumpet is a melody without the lyre.

-[3. 8. 1 The form of diction should be neither metrical nor without rhythm. If it is metrical, it lacks persuasiveness, for it appears artificial, and at the same time it distracts the hearer's attention, since it sets him on the watch for the recurrence of such and such a cadence.

-Pindar, Pythian, Odes 4:[216] Aphrodite [ZOE] of Cyprus brought the maddening bird to men for the first time, and she taught the son of Aeson skill in prayerful incantations, so that he could rob Medea of reverence for her parents. and a longing for Greece would lash her, her mind on fire, with the whip of Persuasion.

2Th. 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,
        but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Plato Athenian Laws [885b] it has been already stated summarily what the punishment should be...  [885d] For as it is, this and such as this is the account of them we hear from those who are reputed the best of poets [poiκtτn], orators [rhκtorτn], seers [Mantisoida], priests [hieros], and thousands upon thousands of others; and consequently most of us, instead of seeking to avoid wrong-doing, do the wrong and then try to make it good.
Stark p. 18.19 My Third argument is from Amos 6:1-2
Amos 6:1 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!
Amos 6:2 Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border?
Amos 6:3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
Amos 6:4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
Amos 6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;
Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments:
        but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
Amos 6:7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.

Stark: The man who uses this as against instruments in praise is too ignorant to be a teacher in Israel or too dishonest to belong to the kingdom  The Woe is to the that are at ease in Zion.  A man must have a hard case or be a very indifferent exegete to try to make Amos cry against instrumental music.

By ridiculing other people's view Amos and claiming that you can do ALL of those things as long as you are NOT AT EASE, Stark and other mean that imitating King David as Warrior and blood-letter is their APPROVAL of instrumental music in what they do not understand as A School of Christ.

Verse 1 pronounces the WOE to those at ease in Zion but the rest of the chapter defines the CAUSES OR SYMPTOMS of being at ease and not caring for the affliction coming on them.  The music is NESTED with other things that Stark would not approve as acts of worship.

Stark p. 39 thinks that all of these activities are the gracious giving of thanks for all of these gifts: he has not read Amos.
Woe to them who are at ease:
    You put off the evil day and cause the seat of violence to come near.  Now, being at ease would not CAUSE violence.
    You lie on beds of ivory
    You stretch upon couches
    You eat lambs out of the flock
    You eat calves out of the stalls
    You chant to the sound of the viol
    You invents instruments like David
            But, you are not grieved and will go captive
            Why? Because all of these events are celebrating the marzeah: A feast with and for dead ancestors. 

Israel had a covenent with death and hell.  Why? Because God had abandoned them to the worship of the starry host because of their exact musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.

5. Jane Carter, Tulane U.: "Thiasos and Marzeah: Ancestor Cult in the Age of Homer"

Syssitia of Sparta and Crete very similar: music, singing, probably lyre in both places; very similar institution, apparently: the Marzeah of Syria-Palestine, a gathering of prominent men in a house with its own vineyard supply, hereditary membership, perhaps involving a cult of ancestors. 8th c.

Hebrew prophet Amos denounces the luxurious marzeah of Samaria with men reclining on ivory couches; common motifs on ivory plaques: winged guardians, women at window, grazing animals, themes of fertility & rebirth, life-death transitions; Aristotle noted similarity of syssitia of Carthage to those of Crete & Sparta; fragment of Alcman re andreion, singing of paian; a thiasos was involved in syssitia; LXX OT translates marzeah as thiasos; orgeones are members of thiasos or koinon; inscription found in Piraeus: in Phoenician, by Sidonians, ref to a koinon; similar scenes are found on Attic geometric krateres.

Apparently an aristocratic cult institution whose participants can expect to join ancestors in afterlife.

Conrad L'Heureux demonstrated that the marzeah, or symposium (feast, gathering, banquet, assembly) of El that is found in the Rephaim Texts of Ugarit "must be a reflex in the divine world of the symposium celebrated by the members of the earthly marzeah of El...each guild apparently had a divine patron."42 The heavenly marzeah had participants called rp'm, which we also find in the earthly marzeah, e.g., "May Krt be greatly exalted among the rp'm of the earth...the rp'm constitute an aristocracy of which the Canaanite kings were a part."43 Moses, and the prophets following him were proclaimed as "Speakers for Yahweh," showing the people that "they are sent from the divine king, the suzerain of treaties, to reprove and to pronounce judgment upon Israel..."44

Note 42: Conrad L'Heureux, "The Ugaritic and Biblical Rephaim," Harvard Theological Review, 67(1974): 270-271.

Note 43. Conrad L'Heureux, Rephaim, 271. Cf. 272, footnote 25, the authority of El is ordinarily exercised through the younger generation of gods whom we could call the executive deities. It is also possible to understand the term rp'm as "the assembly of the gods." The entire premise of Jacobsen's article "Primitive Democracy," is that the groups and assemblies on earth reflected what the gods had done in heaven.

This was called "prophesying" by those who "made self a prophet." David made his warrior musicians into PROPHESIERS which means ot make war or make sorcery and never make spirituall Word. The Israelites had been abandoned ot Dionysus or Bacchus "worship of the starry host" because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. God heard that as a prayer and answered them.  Therefore, when you lift prooftexts out of the Monarchy, king, temple and sacrificial system you are restoring the Abomination of Desolation which featured Zeus and Dionysus (new wineskin god) in the Temple. This ultimately, like the word PSALM and PSALMOS is Egyptian-Greek and not faithful Israelites:

Aristophanes' Lysistrata:

Call upon Bacchus, afire with his Maenades [mad women];
Call upon Zeus in the
lightning arrayed;
Call on his
queen, ever blessed, adorable;
Call on the holy, infallible Witnesses,
Call them to witness the peace and the harmony,
This which divine Aphrodite has made.

Allala! Lalla! Lallala! Lallala!
Whoop for victory, Lallalalae!
Evoi!  Evoi!  Lallala, Lallala!
Evae!  Evae!  Lallalalae.

"The marzeah had an extremely long history extending at least from the 14th century B.C. through the Roman period. In the 14th century B.C., it was prominently associated with the ancient Canaanite city of Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra), on the coast of Syria...

The marzeah was a pagan ritual that took the form of a social and religious association... Some scholars regard the funerary marzeah as a feast for--and with--deceased ancestors (or Rephaim, a proper name in the Bible for the inhabitants of Sheol)." (King, Biblical Archaeological Review, Aug, 1988, p. 35, 35)

"These five elements are:
........(1) reclining or relaxing,
........(2) eating a meat meal,
........(3) singing with harp or other musical accompaniment,
........(4) drinking wine and
........(5) anointing oneself with oil." (King, p. 37).


"we recognize the same elements: the sacrifices and libation, the cultic feast in which the congregation gets a share of food and drink after it has been blessed by the king, and the merry-making, now in the form of instrumental and vocal music. But the central act of the ritual, which was performed by the king, is called literally 'drinking' the god (Gurney, O. R. Some Aspects of Hittite Religion, p. 33-34, Oxford University Press, 1977)

This won't shock the literate who know that because of the MUSICAL IDOLATRY at Mount Sinai God TURNED THEM OVER to worship the starry host.

"The normal order of events was a meal, followed by a drinking party. Entertainment might include anything from a rhetorcian or philosopher discoursing on some topic, to musical entertainment, to sexual dalliance."

"Plutarch implicitly contrasts a serious dinner featuring a sage as the after-dinner speaker with the other sorts of dinners--where sexual play with the girl flute-players or hetairae was common." (Witherington, Ben, Why Not Idol Meat, Bible Review, June 1994, p. 41-42).

Assuming that Catholics impose all of their trappings, If he opposes, though it may have been his money largely that built the house of worship, we will make these things tests offellowship; and if he cannot in conscience wirship them them, he can get out.  So we drive him out of the house he built and confiscate the property.  This is the course taken by the "digressives" in almost every place where the organ has been forced into the worship.  If it is not the spirit of the devil, then beelzebub himself will be in heaven and the great red dragon of Rev. 1`2 will walk the streets of the New Jerusalem, sanctified and made meet for the Master's use.

Warlick p. 31 Stark claimed that a hen cackling outside the building could not disturb his worship.  Neither would someone playing an organ down the streed.  However, what if Stark brought the cackling hen inside as an act of worship.

Paul's simple commands
SPEAK (opposite to poetry or music) to one another to educate and comfort
Aeido and Psallo IN the heart directed TO God.

That is because both words speak of smiting, abrading, grinding (psallo-sop) and just making noise with not LOGOS content.  "Melody as tunefulness belongs to the 19th century."  And even now melody limits you to a series of single notes:  a melody in that world might just be one note ^^^   ^^^    .  "Singing" was making a noise as an ancient would hear "churchy" singing as screeching in screaming.  Paul's speak would be to HYMN or in the style of Hebrew cantillation.
Aeidō , .: hence of all kinds of vocal sounds, crow as cocks, Pl.Smp..223c; hoot as owls, Arat.1000; croak as frogs, Arist. Mir.835b3, Thphr.Sign.3.5, etc.; hoi tettiges [LOCUSTS] twang, of the bow-string, 'to crow too soon'  OPPOSITE. logos kalōs rhētheis, [SPEAK]
This COULD NOT be tuneful singing: it simply did not exist then and not appreciated even now unless it has the Voodoo beat.
Warlick: Brother Stark wants to know if, when praying in his closet, an old hen cackles outside, whether he should cease praying and go outside and compel the hen to quit cackling until he has finished his prayer. Of course not in that case. Neither does any one object to the organ playing on the outside when not in the worship. I now ask my brother whether he would continue his prayer if some one should go outside, get that old hen, bring her into his closet, and compel her to cackle while he worshiped, and thus compel him to cackle with her or else cease cackling entirely. He would, no doubt, leave his own closet in the possession to the two intruders. Does he say that he would object? But what could he do? Would not the man reply: "You will just submit or get out. You must not speak where God has not spoken; and I challenge you to show in all the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, where God has said, `Thou shalt not bring a cackling hen into the sanctuary of the saints;' and, besides, does not David say: `Let everything that has breath praise the Lord?' This chicken has breath; let it praise the Lord?" My brother, how do you like this argument? It is precisely like what you offer in favor of the organ. If there is any difference, it is better than you can find for your proposition (31-32). Truth

Paul commanded to SPEAK Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (inspired).  A Hymn is a PRAYER according to the Greeks and Jesus and the apostles SPOKE (Dicto) a hymn.  Paul commands that we SPEAK the Psalms: in Romans 15 the command is to "use one mind and one mouth to teach that which is written for our LEARNING" or Comfort BY the Scriptures.  Singing has always been DISCOMFORTING to a large majority of the population because it is that elevated, feminine style associated with panic.

Paul, understanding the nature of the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness and the direct commands of Jesus did not call the assembly a WORSHIP SERVICE.

Worship which is conducted in musical rituals comes from the orgies of Orpheus: Gregory Nazianzen notes:

"Nor are these Thracian orgies, from which the word Worship (threskia) is said to be derived; nor rites and mysteries of Orpheus, whom the Greeks admired so much for his wisdom that they devised for him a lyre which draws all things by its music. Nor the tortures of Mithras

The word in the Bible is:

Threskos (g2357) thrace'-kos; prob. from the base of 2360; ceremonious in worship (as demonstrative), i.e. pious: - religious.

Pure Religion is:

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

The Qahal, ekklesia, synagogue or church of Christ from the wilderness was only for Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word: Speaking the Word and MEDITATING (Mele) in the heart (not musical melody)

Warlick's Response p. 43

Warlick Quotes Lard

3. Let those brethren who oppose the introduction of an organ first remonstrate in gentle, kind, but decided terms. If their remonstrance is unheeded, and the organ is brought in, then let them at once, and without even the formality of asking for a letter, abandon the church so acting; and let all such members unite elsewhere.

Thus these organ-grinding churches will in the lapse of time be broken down, or wholly apostatize, and the sooner they are in fragments the better for the cause of Christ. I have no sympathy with them, no fellowship with them, and so help me God never intend knowingly to put my foot into one of them. As a people we claim to be engaged in an effort to return to the purity, simplicity, freedom from ostentation and pride, of the ancient apostolic churches. Let us, then, neither wink at any thing standing in the way, nor compromise aught essential to this end. The moment we do so our unity is at an end, and our hopes are in the dust.

Lard on the introduction of Instruments and Dancing Lard's Quarterly, Volume I March 1864

History in the majority of cases proves that the suggestions made by Brother Lard more than forty years ago were absolutely true in every particular.  It is not generally claimed that the organ is essential to acceptable worship, for all but the fewest of its friends say that we may worhip acceptably without it; but when once they declare to introduce it, it is brought in, and always at the expense of driving out of the fellowship the best, truest, and purest members of the congregation.... Brother McGarvey protested with tears and besought them not to bring it in, assuring them that he would not worship with it: but rather than have his fellowship they introduced the instrument and drove him, with other good members out of the congregaton.
Stark p.114 Here I am willing to rest the argument.  If any one will not accept theplain teachingof the sacred oracles I have given, he would not believe though one arose from the dead.  Of such we might say: "Ephraim is joined to his idols; let him alone."  Other proof I could givie, but no other proof is needed.  Here we close the arguement

How different are my opponents from Paul, who in his defense, did not set aside the law and the prophets, as do my "anti" brethren, but said: "after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and the prophets!"  These say: "Believing nothing written in the Law or the prophets."

Paul said that after the WAY of Christ he worshipped God: he did not say that he worshipped God after the Law of Moses.  Paul spends lots of time repudiating the Law as having any relationship to the human mind or conscience.  The WAY as defined in Philippians 3 was to worship god IN THE SPIRIT as opposed to IN THE FLESH.  We SPEAK that which is written for our learning but out singing and melody is IN THE HEART.
Luke 10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you,
        that all things must be fulfilled,
        which were written in the law of Moses,
        and in the prophets,
        and in the psalms, concerning me.
Acts 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy,
        so worship I the God of my fathers,
        believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
1Corinthians 9:9 For it is written in the law of Moses,
        Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn.
         Doth God take care for oxen?
The LAW does not include either the Psalms or the Prophets.  This mistaken folly leads people into deliberately calling God a liar and sowing discord:
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Again, the Spirit OF Christ warned about the Lying Pen of the Scribes who kept the records of the Civil-Military-Clergy complex which God had abandoned to worship the starry hosts.

Again, Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: in Ezekiel 33 the hypocrites are self-speak preachers, singers and instrument players.

In Romans 1 Paul showed how the musical idolatry at Mount Sinia led to the worship IN THE FLESH promoted by Stark.

In Romans 10 he denied that the Jews were "predestinated" as proven by their fall from Grace because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.

Righteousness by FAITH excludes any attempt to CONTACT or INFLUENCE God through music which originated with Satan to make people lie about Romans 10.
Rom 10:7 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise,
          Say not in thine heart, Who shall ASCEND into HEAVEN?
          (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Do not commit the unpardonable sin by CLAIMING to have the musical power to LEAD people into the presence of God!
Rom 10:6 Or, Who shall descend into the deep?
          (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
PAUL proves that the Israelites had abandoned any claim to PREDESTINATION at Mount Sinai. He also warned in 1 Cor 10 that this MUSICAL IDOLATRY was DEMON WORSHIP.
Dt 30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day,
        it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

Dt 30:12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say,
        Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

Dt 30:13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say,
        Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Sending across the sea is mentioned many times in the literature: it refers to the Israelite worship of Dionysus who was cut up and sent across the sea. All was lost until his wife collected all of his body parts and brought him to life. She found all but the penis: so that is why the STEEPLES and PILLARS supply the missing parts in the Abomination of Desolation in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Temple had TWO of these overflowing with fertility.
Dt 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee,
        in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

Dt 30:15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

Dt 30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God,
        to walk in his ways,
        and to keep his commandments
        and his statutes
        and his judgments,
            that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

They rose up to PLAY using a word quite similar to David's PRAISE or making self vile word:
"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).

Dt 30:17 But if thine heart turn away,
        so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away,
        and worship other gods, and serve them;

Dt 30:18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
Stark p. 117 Again, it is said that instrumental music is fleshly and belongs to the works of the flesh.  Paul catalogues theworks of the flesh (Gal 519-21) as "adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcrafte...etc.  Wh said David's strainson musical instruments in praise of God were like those things Paul here enumberates.

Stark p. 140 But to the passage.  "He set the Levites in the house of the Lord." (2 Chron 29:25).  Whad does "in" mean?  Does "in water" mean close by, near, near to? Let the reader read 1 Chronicles 25:1 to see how men p;rophesy and in 1 Chronicles 23:5 to see how they  can praise God. I called his attention to the scripture, and now with an effrontery which is brazen, without giving the passge he says: "Read the Passage."

First, we can read that the house of the Lord is NOT the temple.  Bethel is the "House of El" but it was not a house.  God does not DWELL in houses built by human hands.  Whatever they built FOR the Lord was not commanded by the Lord and the Lord did not dwell IN a house. If a Levite went INTO the Holy Place used to represent the LOST Tabernacle they were to be executed by their "brethren."

[25] He set the Levites in the house of Yahweh with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet; for the commandment was of Yahweh by his prophets.

After the Musical Idolatry at Mount Sinai and the Levites had executed 3,000 of the "brethren" God ordained that under the Worship of the Starry host, the Levites were commanded to STAND IN RANKS and execute any godly person who came new.

Num 18:4 And they shall be joined unto thee,
        and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation,
        for all the servic
e [hard, legalistic bondage] of the tabernacle:
        and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you.

The sacrificial system was NEVER the spiritual worship but part of the WRATH DISPELLING curse imposed because of Musical idolatry.

Num 18:5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar:
        that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel.

Contrary to being a spiritual worship service, the sacrificial system had been imposed and if it were not performed it would bring down God's wrath as punishment due for NOT performing what they had been abandoned to.

Num 18:6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel:
         to you they are given as a gift for the LORD,
         to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.

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

        and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

And, behold, I have given the
children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. Numbers 18:21

That also removes any modern cleric from imposing the tithe.

H5656 ‛abodah abodoh ab-o-daw', ab-o-daw' From H5647 ; work of any kind:--act, bondage, + bondservant, effect, labour, ministering (-try), 

H5647 ‛abad
aw-bad' keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute

"Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation,
        lest they bear sin, and die. Numbers 18:22

Now, you will not blaspheme by saying that God commanded that the Levites be the Musical Worship Ministers.

2 Chronicles 29.25 constituit quoque Levitas in domo Domini cum cymbalis et psalteriis et citharis secundum dispositionem David et Gad videntis regis et Nathan prophetae siquidem Domini praeceptum fuit per manum prophetarum eius
Con-stĭtŭo , ŭi, ūtum, 3, v. a. statuo,
I. to cause to stand, put or lay down, to set, put, place, fix, station, deposit a person or thing somewhere (esp. firmly or immovably),
II.A.1  To station or post troops somewhere, to draw up, set in order

dŏmo , ui, ĭtto tame, to break (class.; for syn. cf.: vinco, supero, devinco, fundo, fugo, profligo, subigo, subicio).
II  Transf., to subdue, vanquish, overcome, conquer: “quas nationes nemo umquam fuit, quin frangi domarique cuperet,” Cic. Prov. Cons. 13 fin.

Prŏphēta and prŏphētes , ae, m., = prophētēs,
I.  a foreteller, soothsayer, prophet (post-class.; cf. “vates): prophetas in Adrasto Julius nominat antistites fanorum oraculorumque interpretes,” Fest. p. 229 Mόll. (Trag. Rel. p. 194 Rib.): “prophetae quidam, deorum majestate completi, effantur ceteris, quae divino beneficio soli vident, App. de Mundo, p. 56, 29: sacerdotes Aegyptiorum, quos prophetas vocant,” Macr. S. 7, 13, 9: “Aegyptius, propheta primarius,” App. M. 2, p. 127, 3.—Of the Jewish prophets, Lact. 1, 4, 1; 4, 11, 1; 7, 24, 9; Vulg. Luc. 1, 70.
Prīmārĭus , a, um, adj. id., of the first, of the first rank, chief, principal, excellent, remarkable (class.): “primarius parasitus,” Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 73: “quoad primarius vir dicat,” the first speaker, he who has a right to be heard, id. Rud. 4, 4, 29: “primarius vir populi,” Cic. Sen. 17, 61: “femina,” Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 58, § 153: “bellator,”
2 Chronicles 29.26 The Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.
26] steteruntque Levitae tenentes organa David et sacerdotes tubas

If the Instruments are David's then they are not God's: there are no musical instruments in the Law of Moses.  The Levites were under the KING and the Commanders of the Army: they made WAR and not WORSHIP.

2 Chronicles 29:[27] Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering on the altar.
        When the burnt offering began, the song of Yahweh began also, and the trumpets,
        together with the instruments of David king of Israel.

[27] et iussit Ezechias ut offerrent holocaustum super altare cumque offerrentur holocausta coeperunt laudes canere Domino et clangere tubis atque in diversis organis quae David rex Israhel reppererat concrepare
clango , no I. [select] perf., ĕre, 3, v. n. kindred with crocio, glocio; cf. clamo and klazō, to clang, to sound, resound (rare; only in ante-class. and post-Aug. poets): crepitu clangente, Att. ap. Non. p. 463, 16: “horrida clangunt signa tubae,” Stat. Th. 4, 342; cf.: “luctificum clangente tubā,” Val. Fl. 3, 349:

Exodus 19[12] You shall set bounds to the people round about, saying, 'Be careful that you don't go up onto the mountain, or touch its border. Whoever touches the mountain shall be surely put to death. [13] No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether it is animal or man, he shall not live.' When the trumpet sounds long, they shall come up to the mountain."
Christ in Jeremiah 7 DENIES that God commanded animal sacrifices or burnt offering: therefore, God COULD NOT have commanded the instruments which are said to be DAVID'S instruments. Christ also defines the Law of Silence.

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

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

For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor commanded them
        in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
       concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22

Some people are so simple that they might say that WE can be rightous AND burn innocent animals without tainting either.  They say, "If we add instruments we are STILL singing."

But this thing commanded I them, saying,
       Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:
       and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,
       that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23

God hath not said, thou shalt not sing and play instruments and pretend that you are worshiping Me.

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

Shall we obey the Spirit OF Christ in the prophets or those who defacto calls the Spirit OF Christ a liar? Besides all of that nonsense, these people do not know that church is a School of the Word: qahal, synagogue, ekklesia or Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness Who EXCLUDED "vocal or instrumental rejoicing" or any kind of self speaking.

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