Strong Delusions produce Lying Wonders

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See Matthew 28 CENI versus LYING WONDERS.
See Christ in Isaiah 66 defining the Lying Wonders God would afflict those who reject the Word.

I felt the need to jump ahead of the story to prove that at SOME TIME people will be deceived with "Biblical proportions" and now may be the time.  One lying wonder would be to sow discord to add a performing "Musical Worship Team." There are two lies: the unique worship word for the Church of Christ in the wilderness was to rest, read and rehearse the Word of God: the Campbell's knew that "church is a school of the Bible" and "worship is reading and musing the Word."  Both Paul and Peter define that over and over.  Worship would be to give heed to "that which is written" or the Word of Christ in the never-musical passages.

If using the performing artists singing their own compositions is claimed to give heed to Christ and His word it is both a lie and a wonder or "show" of godliness. Such "teams" were introduced as having the power to "lead the worshipers into the presence of God" which claims the role of God in Christ standing in the holy places of church architecture.  The Son of Perdition's Judas Bag -- always attacked to aflute case -- was for carrying the mouthpieces of wind instruments: so you can MARK and AVOID.

They were added as ONE STEP of the Mystery of Iniquity: the musical performers speaking "Lying wonders" (because they are not Biblical and all poetry and music is defined as lying). The effect is a divided leadership, an exodus of "owners" from their own property, church family and even personal family. The Purpose Driven goal is to calculate the loss of a large number of "sheep" so the "goats" can play.  When the smell wafts away, the "blowing of winds" increase until the next massive discord. In time the mystery of iniquity produces fruit (fruits in Amos and Revelation).  However, the Spirit of Christ allows this iniquity to work: the "locust" parable of John proves that the "musicians" divide the flock into two MARKED groups.

As Jesus spoke in parables to fool the foolish Paul and John looked to the Greek world's understanding to that even a school boy would understand not to believe in the lies and "magic" of the pagan religionists.

At this time we need to watch for the lying wonders which you will miss if you follow the misdirection as promoted in Navigating the Winds of Change.  Christ the Rock ordained the Church of Christ in the wilderness: it was A School of the Word as defined in Exodus 18 and later for the synagogue.  The AntiChrist refused to give full glory to Jesus Christ Who commanded nothing more than PREACHING the Word by READING the Word for comfort and doctrine.  The Church of Christ is one of the few Bible-based groups which have never and will never be seduced into the use of MUSIC meaning "to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter." Only those not ALREADY moved or shaken in this last great shaking are warned NOT to take the mark.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect
2 Peter 1 Identifies a false teacher as one who private interprets or further expounds the prophets by Christ and the prophecies made more certain by Jesus Christ.  2 Peter 2 identifies these destined deceivers and polluters as replacing that Word with all of the hypocritic arts and crafts.
2Th. 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled,
        neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us,
        as that the day of Christ is at hand.

2 Thessalonians those who are warned not to be moved are tempted by:

1. Purpose Driven or deliberate deceivers.
2. Something unknown: a piece of ignorance. Epithet for those who are predestinated who HAD deceived the whole world.
3. Members is defined as "A Member of the Church of Christ."
4. The METHOD of deception is musical melody.

I didn't make this up! That is why they are in the Davidic MAKING WAR mode and will not or cannot hear what you say. That's fine: seems the WORLD and the WISE (Sophists speakers, singers, instrument players) are marked as NOT supposing to hear (Matthew 23). Since the BEAST is clearly defined as "A new style of singing or drama" the MARK will be anyone who can be seduced. It's all in the book.

2Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren,
        by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
        and by our gathering together unto him,
2Thessalonians 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled,
       neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us,
       as that the day of Christ is at hand.

Mŏvĕo , I. To move, stir, set in motion; to shake, disturb, remove,
A. Lit.: “movit et ad certos nescia membra modos,” “ut festis matrona moveri jussa diebus,to dance, Hor. A. P. 232: by dancing (gesticulating),  “et fila sonantia movit,struck, Ov. M. 10, 89: “citharam cum voce,id.tympana, id. H. 4, 48; to disturb: novis Helicona cantibus,Manil. Astron. 1, 4: “signum movere loco,to move from the place,
Ov. Met. 10.89
Sumtime a boay beloved of the God that with a string
Dooth arme his bow, and with a string in tune his Violl bring.
For hallowed to the Nymphes that in the feeldes of Carthye were
There was a goodly myghty Stag whose homes such bredth did beare,
As that they shadowed all his head. His homes of gold did shyne,
And downe his brest hung from his necke, a cheyne with jewels fyne.
Amid his frunt with prettie strings a tablet beeing tyde,
Did waver as he went: and from his eares on eyther syde
movit et ad certos nescia membra modos,

purpose driven, resolved, deliberate,

2 Nescĭus an unknown thing, a piece of ignorance unknowing, ignorant, unaware, not understanding, unable II. An epithet of all those objects whose existence or reality is fixed, determined (hence in connection with definitus, Quint. 7, 10, 7; “with praefinitus,Suet. Galb. 14)
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.

3 Membrum includes:  A Member Of the Church of Christ: “singuli autem alter alterius membra,Vulg. Rom. 12, 5; cf. “the context: membra sumus corporis ejus,” i. e. Christ's, id. Eph. 5, 30.
4 Mŏdus , Musical Melody: you have to cut the word Limb from Limb to make melody
2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode: “vocum,Cic. Div. 2, 3, 9: “musici,Quint. 1, 10, 14: “lyrici,Ov. H. 15, 6: “fidibus Latinis Thebanos aptare modos,Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 12: Bacchico exsultas (i. e. exsultans) modo, Enn. ap. Charis. p. 214 P. (Trag. v. 152 Vahl.): “flebilibus modis concinere,Cic. Tusc. 1, 44, 106: saltare ad tibicinis modos, to the music or sound of the flute, Liv. 7, 2: “nectere canoris Eloquium vocale modis,Juv. 7, 19.—Fig.: “verae numerosque modosque ediscere vitae,moral harmonies,

  1.the cithara, cithern, guitar, or lute
II. Meton., the music of the cithara, or, in gen., of a stringed instrument, the art of playing on the cithara,
And Voice

Cantus , ūs, m. id., I.the production of melodious sound, a musical utterance or expression, either with voice or instrument; hence, song, singing, playing, music 
A. Of persons. 1. With the voice, a singing, song; in full, cantus vocum,  cock, a crowing
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum. SORCERY Cic. Div. 2.26

2Th. 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;
2Th. 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.
2Th. 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2Th. 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.

There has been a sudden rise in men willing to "infiltrate and divert" non-instrumental Churches of Christ intending to "turn YOUR school of the Word into THEIR "theater for holy entertainment.

The MYSTERY is held and practiced by a small select group being a "leadership in exile." They slowly introduce LAWLESS activities but gradually until they get the message from "a" spirit that it is time to mount an Ambush.

2 Chron 20:21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever.

And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set AMBUSHMENTS against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 2 Chron 20: 22

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 MousōnAr.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. orgeōnaiIG22.2361.18 (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, orgionash.Ap.389 codd. :—a gen. pl. “orgeōnLys. 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:
2Th. 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,
        but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Lying Wonders: -Teratourg-eô, A. WORK wonders, pseudôsti Sch.Pi.I.7(6).13.

logos , o(, verbal noun of lego; (B), with senses corresponding to leg0 (B) II and III (on the various senses of the word v. Opposite Pathos or peacher's tales
Opposite epag;g- , 2. bringing in to one's aid, introduction, 4. allurement, enticement b. incantation, spell, leading away into captivity.

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.

Note: Psallo is never translated "melody" in the Greek literature.  If you want to sow discord instead of psallo and add TUNEFUL MELODY with an instrument the word is Melos. That's why Paul nor the Bible ever uses the word and why it is A LIE to make "melody or grace IN the heart mean melody WITH a harp.  The word PSALLO would absolute outlaw using any instrument you cannot pluck WITH YOUR FINGERS and never with a plectrum.
    From the Church in the wilderness onward and defined by the Campbells the command was to speak the Words of God externally and rehearse or meditate on them in the heart.

-[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.

A WORK OR WONDER WOULD BE TO PERFORM ANY RITUAL CLAIMING THAT IT IS DOING A DIVINE WORK OR WORSHIP.  A heretic is someone who chooses to CARRY AWAY something that belongs to another.
-Plato Athenian Laws  [884a] Next after cases of outrage we shall state for cases of violence one universally inclusive principle of law, to this effect:--
        No one shall carry or drive off anything which belongs to others,
        nor shall he use any of his neighbor's goods unless he has gained the consent of the owner;
        for from such action proceed all the evils above mentioned--past, present and to come.
Of the rest, the most grave are the licentious and outrageous acts of the young; and outrages offend most gravely when they are directed against sacred things, and they are especially grave when they are directed against objects which are public as well as holy, or partially public, as being shared in by the members of a tribe or other similar community
. [885a] As to temple-robbing, whether done by open violence or secretly...
Most deliberate sowing of discord has been fueled by Lynn Anderson's Navigating the Winds of Change. The message is how to BLOW the winds of change SLOWLY and pushy enough not to get fired.

Then after boasting, in some circles, of "infiltrating and diverting" to turn the church house of widows into a "theater for holy entertainment"
the patternism never changes and therefore sometimes prophecy is based on human nature.
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 [poiêtôn], orators [rhêtorôn], 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.

Because all arts are second or third imitations of nature, using art is in fact nature worship.

Lying wonders think that they can make music (sorcery says John) and appease God or make the performers look appealing:

-Plato Laws 10.909
But as to all those who have become like ravening beasts, and who, besides holding that the gods are negligent [909b] or open to bribes, despise men,
        charming the souls of many of the living,
        and claiming that they charm the souls of the dead,
        and promising to persuade the gods by bewitching them,
        as it were, with sacrifices, prayers and incantations,2
and who try thus to wreck utterly not only individuals, but whole families [Oikia  and States for the sake of money,—if any of these men be pronounced guilty, the court shall order him to be imprisoned according to law in the mid-country jail,

-Plat. Rep. 364b and disregard those who are in any way weak or poor, even while admitting that they are better men than the others. But the strangest of all these speeches are the things they say about the gods and virtue, how so it is that the gods themselves assign to many good men misfortunes and an evil life but to their opposites a contrary lot; and begging priests and soothsayers go to rich men's doors and make them believe that they by means of sacrifices and incantations have accumulated a treasure of power from the gods that can expiate and cure with pleasurable festivals
Epōd , Ion. and poet. epaoid , h(, A. song sung to or over: hence, enchantment, spell,
Agur-ts , ou, o(, (ageirō) prop. A. collector, esp. begging priest of Cybele, “Mtros a.AP6.218 (Al.); “Gallois a.
Gallos  A. priest of Cybele, Schwyzer 633.11 (Eresus, ii/i B. C.), Arr. Epict.2.20.17, AP6.234 (Eryc.), 220 (Diosc.):—fem. form Gallai Lyr.Adesp.121.
II. eunuch, J.AJ4.8.40, PGnom.244, D.L.4.43.
The radical invasion of "musical worship teams" made the claim that they could "lead the worshipers into the presence of God."  Fittingly this was the role of Hermes the father of the "new hermeneutic" which was old at the Towers of Babylon.
-Psuchagogeo Hermes Melodia singing, chanting, choral songs, speakers, play upon senses, lead or attract the souls of the living, win over, persuade, allure, lead away   -mousikos
Melodia -poietes a maker, Craftsman, composer of comedies, new dramas, composer of music or the performer, singing, chanting, E.Rh.923 choral song,  Inventing new texts (nomos or tradition) claims to invent new Gods:
-Plato Euthyphro 3b Absurd things, my friend, at first hearing. For he says I am a maker of gods; and because I make new gods and do not believe in the old ones, he indicted me for the sake of these old ones, as he says. Euthyphro I understand, Socrates; it is because you say the divine monitor keeps coming to you. So he has brought the indictment against you for making innovations in religion, and he is going into court to slander you, knowing that slanders on such subjects are readily accepted by the people. Why, they even laugh at me and say I am crazy
Poietes or maker of new dramas or songs is always used with the word HYPOCRITE one who responds, interprets or expounder, plays a part on the stage, orator, recites, pretender, dissenbler.

-Rhesus 915 Yes, for it was your pride, your own undoing, and your rivalry with the Muses that made me mother of this poor son of mine. For as I crossed the river's streams [920]  I came too near to Strymon's fruitful couch, that day we Muses came to the brow of Mount Pangaeus with its soil of gold, furnished forth with all our music for one great trial of minstrel skill with that clever Thracian bard; and we blinded him, [925]  Thamyris, the man who often reviled our craft.
-Pindar Istmian 7 Odes: [1] 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? [The New Wineskins god]
    [15] the Aegeids, captured Amyclae according to the Pythian oracles? But since ancient grace sleeps, and mortals are forgetful [18] of whatever does not reach the highest bloom of skillful song, joined to glorious streams of words,
 then begin the victory [nikao-trumps-laity] procession with a sweet-singing hymn for Strepsiades; for he is the victor in the pancratium at the Isthmus, both awesome in his strength and handsome to look at; and he treats excellence as no worse a possession than beauty.
    [23] He is made radiant by the violet-haired Muses [dirty adulterers], and he has given a share in his flowering garland to his uncle and namesake,

-N.7.23 Pindar Nemean 7.
[22] since there is a certain solemnity in his lies and winged artfulness, and poetic skill deceives,
          seducing us with stories, and the heart of the mass of men is blind.

For IF [25] they had been able to see the truth, then mighty Aias, in anger over the arms,
        would never have planted in his chest the smooth sword--
        Aias, who was the most powerful in battle, except for Achilles, and whom the breath of the
        unswerving Zephyr [navigating winds] conveyed in swift ships,
        to bring back the wife of golden-haired Menelaus

Beginning as the Church in the Wilderness the PURPOSE was MATHEMA or learning which is opposite to THEMA.
-The-ama , Ion. theêma , atos, to, ( [theaomai] ) A. sight, spectacle,   orchoit' eu, theam' ên Pl.Com.130 ; Opposite mathêma, Th.2.39; freq. of a sight which gives pleasure, theamata kai akroamata hêdista parecheis X.Smp.2.2 , cf. 7.5; orchêseis kai theamata the seven wonders of the world,

When the tables had been removed and the guests had poured a libation and sung a hymn, there entered a man from Syracuse, to give them an evening's merriment. He had with him a fine flute-girl, a dancing-girl--one of those skilled in acrobatic tricks,--and a very handsome boy, who was expert at playing the cither and at dancing; the Syracusan made money by exhibiting their performances as a spectacle.

-Xenophon, Symposium  II. [2] They now played for the assemblage, the flute-girl on the flute, the boy on the cither; and it was agreed that both furnished capital amusement. Thereupon Socrates remarked: “On my word, Callias, you are giving us a perfect dinner; for not only have you set before us a feast that is above criticism, but you are also offering us very delightful sights and sounds.”
-Thauma , atos, to/, Ion. thōma (cf. thaumazō): (v. theaomai): 2. in pl., also, puppetshow, toy theatre, mechanical devices,
Thema is OPPOSITE to Learning.

-Math-êma , atos, to, ( [mathein] ) A. that which is learnt, lesson 2. learning, knowledge
-Math-sis , , h(, (mathein) A. the act of learning, getting of knowledge

-Amath- , es, (mathein) b. of moral defects, unfeeling, inhuman,a. tis ei theosE.HF347.
2. of things, a. parr sia boorish freedom of speech, E.Or.905; a. rhōm brute force, Id.Fr.732; “a. dunamisPlu.Demetr.42; a. phronma barbarous pride, E.Heracl.459.
At no time in church history has so many (numerically) lies been told by so few who were PURPOSE DRIVEN to restructure Churches of Christ into instrumental churches.  It is simply NOT possible to see MUSIC as part of the School of the Bible of Christ without performing some supernatural signs and wonders. Paul warned that the "elect" or the true members of the ekklesia would come close but NOT fully deceived.

-Teras III. in colloquial language, “teras legeis kai thaumastonPl.Hp.Ma.283c, cf. Tht.163d; “teras
a sign of coming battle, Il.11.4  legeis, ei . . Id.Men.91d; 'a marvel' of a cup, Theoc.1.56: pl., of incredible statements,

Lying Wonders: -Thaumatourg-eôA. = thaumato poieô, X.Smp.7.2; work wonders or miracles, Ph.2.18,185; but ta perigeia th. 'play tricks with', of Xerxes, Id.1.674; tatethaumatourgêmena wonderful phenomena


-Xenophon, Socrates, Symposium 2 When the tables had been removed and the guests had poured a libation and sung a hymn, there entered a man from Syracuse, to give them an evening's merriment. He had with him a fine flute-girl, a dancing-girl—one of those skilled in acrobatic tricks,—and a very handsome boy, who was expert at playing the cither and at dancing; the Syracusan made money by exhibiting their performances as a spectacle. [2] They now played for the assemblage, the flute-girl on the flute, the boy on the cither; and it was agreed that both furnished capital amusement. Thereupon Socrates remarked: “On my word, Callias, you are giving us a perfect dinner; for not only have you set before us a feast that is above criticism, but you are also offering us very delightful sights and sounds.” [3] “Suppose we go further,” said Callias, “and have some one bring us some perfume, so that we may dine in the midst of pleasant odours, also.”

After this the boy, attuning his lyre to the flute, played and sang, and won the applause of all; and brought from Charmides the remark,
        “It seems to me, gentlemen, that, as Socrates said of the wine,
        so this blending of the young people's beauty and of the notes of the music
        lulls one's griefs to sleep and awakens the goddess of Love.

[4] “Very well, then,” said Callias, “I will now tell you what I take greatest pride in. It is that I believe I have the power to make men better.”

“How?” asked Antisthenes. “By teaching them some manual trade, or by teaching nobility of character?”The latter, if righteousness is the same thing as nobility.”“Certainly it is,” replied Antisthenes, “and the least debatable kind, too;

for though courage and wisdom appear at times to work injury both to one's friends and to the state,
righteousness and unrighteousness never overlap at a single point.”

Sophia, in music and singing, tekhn kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8, in divination, S.OT 502

-7.5 Nor is it any more diverting to watch the young and beautiful going through bodily contortions and imitating hoops than to contemplate them in repose [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.”
          Note: Or, the Seasons. Or it may be used here in the Homeric sense of the maidens who kept the cloud gate of Heaven.  The Horae are the goddesses of FRUITS associated with Aphrodite (Zoe, Lucifer), Apollo (Abaddon, Apollyon) and Helios (the Sun. Opora ripe virginity, ripe for plucking, fruits. Belonging to Bakch-eios and his rites
-Pind. I. 2 The men of old, Thrasybulus, who mounted the chariot of the Muses with their golden headbands, joining the glorious lyre, lightly shot forth their honey-voiced songs for young men, if one was handsome and had [5] the sweetest ripeness that brings to mind Aphrodite on her lovely throne. [6] For in those days the Muse was not yet a lover of gain, nor did she work for hire. 
      And sweet gentle-voiced odes did not go for sale,
      with silvered faces, from honey-voiced Terpsichore.
But as things are now, she bids us heed [10] the saying of the Argive man, which comes closest to actual truth: [11] “Money, money makes the man,” he said, when he lost his wealth and his friends at the same time.

He also welcomed all the banquets for the gods, [40] and the force of the blowing wind never made him furl his sail around his hospitable table;

-The Horae [Whore or any priestess performing religious rites]

Yet another version of Aphrodite as Triple Goddess,
        Agape 'love feast,'
        Irene 'peace,' and
        Chione 'snow queen.'
Irene was also a Goddess in her own right, and she had an attendant named Opora 'autumn.' The Horae who 'greeted' Aphrodite on the shores of Kyprus were her three high priestesses who carried her statue through the shallows, clothing it on the beach during her bathing and purification festival. Irene was the Crone, bringer of the peace of death,  Agape the ruler of sacred sexual rites, and Chione was the new year, born at Winter Solstice, unapproachable and serene.

Regarding the cultic associations and the Love-Feast, Rudolph comments: the ceremony only superficially resembles the Christian eucharist, but rather continues older Greek and Hellenistic secret cults (like that of Eleusis and that of the god Sabazios,

in which the snake was worshipped as a symbol of the chthonic deity and fertility). For the Ophites or Nassene gnostics the snake was a medium of revelation and mouthpiece of the most sublime... Resource GNOSIS: The Nature & History of Gnosticism by Kurt Rudolf p. 242

Hêdonê [hêdomai] 1. delight, enjoyment, pleasure, Lat. voluptas, Hdt., etc.; hêdonêi hêssasthai, charizesthai to give way to pleasure, Thuc., Plat., etc.:--often with Prepositions in adv. sense, pros or kath' hêdonên legein to speak so as to please another,

B. Voluptates, sports, shows, spectacles, given to the people, 

-Theskelos A.s et in motion by God ( [kellô] ), and so marvellous, wondrous, always of things. erga deeds or works of wonder,  it was wondrous like him, Il.23.107; prob. taken by later poets as,= God-inspired ( [keleuô] Hermês  

-Areskos appease, conciliate, please, satisfy, prevailing opinion, expressing the opinion or resolution of a public body. Dogmas of philosophers.
Paul's command for what he called gatherings or "synagogue" are absolute: both exclusive and inclusive.
Rom. 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak,
        and not to please ourselves.

Lynn Anderson and family says we should LOAD BURDENS of people's COMFORT ZONES to condition them to do what "self-pleasure" forbids.

Rom. 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. [education]
Rom. 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written,
        The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Rom. 15:4 For whatsoever things
        were written aforetime were written for our learning,
        that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope
Rom. 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded
        one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Rom. 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

700. aresko, ar-es´-ko; probably from 142 (through the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by implication, to seek to be so): — please.
Christ died to silence them: a laded burden is:
G5412 phortizō for-tid'-zo From G5414 ; to load up (properly as a vessel or animal), that is, (figuratively) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety):—lade, be heavy laden.
Let no man beguile you of your reward
in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels
[Meaning Pastors or Preachers]
intruding into those things which he hath not seen,
vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

HERESY or SECTARIANISM is defined as ADDING something not required for church as "school of the Word" in order to TAKE it over for  self and friends.
"Voluntary" (g2309) means determined, delightful, pleasurable. It is from:
Haireomai (g138) hahee-reh'-om-ahee; prob. akin to 142; to take for oneself,

Romans XV. debemus autem nos firmiores inbecillitates infirmorum sustinere et non nobis placere

Rom 8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit

-Outlawed: Placeo to please, to be pleasing or agreeable, to be welcome, acceptable, to satisfy (class.). 1. In scenic lang., of players or pieces presented, to please, find favor, give satisfaction: scenico placenti

-Outlawed: Scaenicus I. of or belonging to the stage, scenic, dramatic, theatrical
I. Lit.: poëtae, dramatic poets, ludi, stage-plays, theatrical representations: fabula, a drama, organa, Suet. Ner. 44 : coronae, id. ib. 53 : habitus, id. ib. 38 : gestus,: modulation, Comedy. fictitous, pretended,  Orator

I. Lit.: poëtae, dramatic poets, ludi, stage-plays, theatrical representations, : fabula, a drama, organa, Suet. Ner. 44 : coronae, id. ib. 53 : habitus, id. ib. 38 : gestus, Cic. de Or. 3, 59, 220 : modulatio Comedy. Orator

Poi-êtês II. composer of a poem, author, p. kômôidias Pl.Lg.935e ; p. kainôn dramatôn, b. composer of music, 2. author of a speech

Facio faction, make something ones own, to reduce to subjection under a person or power
4.To represent a thing in any manner, to feign, assert, say
5.To make believe, to pretend
8. In religious language, like the Gr. rhezein, to perform or celebrate a religious rite; to offer sacrifice, make an offering, to sacrifice

Vergil 7  

Libethrian Nymphs, who are my heart's delight,
grant me, as doth my Codrus, so to sing--
next to Apollo he--or if to this [Wolf god, Abaddon, Apollyon]
we may not all attain, my tuneful pipe
here on this sacred pine shall silent hang.”


“Arcadian shepherds, wreathe with ivy-spray
your budding poet, so that Codrus burst
with envy: if he praise beyond my due,
then bind my brow with foxglove, lest his tongue
with evil omen blight the coming bard.”

Outlawed:  Organum itr. 10, 1.--Of musical instruments, a pipe,. Gen. 4, 21, an organ, water-organ: organa hydraulica, -Organon (ergon work) 3. musical instrument,, poluchorda, songs and playing an instrument.

Gen 4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

H8610 manipulate, figuratively to use unwarrantably:--catch, handle, (lay, take) hold (on, over), stop, X surely, surprise, take.

H8608 taphaph to drum, that is, play (as) on the tambourine:taber, play with timbrels.

H8611 tôpheth to'-feth From the base of H8608 ; a smiting, that is, (figuratively) contempt:--tabret. MEANING HELL

Outlawed: Modulatio. In partic., a rhythmical measure, modulation; hence, singing and playing, melody, in poetry and music: modulatione produci aut corripi (verba), : modulatio pedum, id. 1, 6, 2 : scenica: vocis, melody, : musica

Phaedo [61b] before making sure that I had done what I ought, by obeying the dream and composing verses.
So first I composed a hymn to the god whose festival it was; and after the god,
        considering that a poet, if he is really to be a poet,
        must compose myths and not speeches,
since I was not a maker of myths, I took the myths of Aesop, which I had at hand and knew, and turned into verse the first I came upon. So tell Evenus that, Cebes, and bid him farewell, and tell him, if he is wise, to come after me as quickly as he can
No one willing to sow massive discord can possibly be speaking the truth: any Bible reader knows that all of the "proof texts" are from those whom God turned over to worship the starry host.

You have to go OUTSIDE of the massed multitudes to find Jesus and suffer reproaches before He will give you rest to "come learn of Me."
God's Word is intentionally NOT metrical (with measure) because the Spirit or Mind of Christ is not an enchanter or sorcerer.


The Bible points outside of itself to identify the false religionists before it defines the church or ekklesia as a synagogue or school of the Bible.  Those familiar with the musical fall from grace at Mount Sinai will know that MUSICAL noises were excluded when the common people assembled ONLY for instruction from God.

Lying Wonders:  hierourg-ia
Pindar, Olympian 1 

Muthos  2. fiction (OPPOSITE logos, historic truth)Pi.O.1.29  [logic, thinking, reasoning, reflection)

Logos or the Word is: 

Opposite to poi-êsis , eôs, , A.fabrication, creation, production, opp. praxis (action) 2. of Poetry, tôn dithurambôn,
"a chapter of life," illuminates the meaning, since praxis includes what the hero does and what happens to him."

Opposite to PATHOS or one's personal experience. opposite of arousing passion, emotional style or treatment. 
Opposite to Melos, melody of an instrument. B. esp. musical member, phrase: hence, song, strain, en meleï poieein to write in lyric strain: with harmony and thythm. 2. music to which a song is set, tune  3.melody of an instrument, phorminx d'au phthengoith' hieron m. êdekai aulos

Rhetoric 1.1. Further, in dealing with certain persons, even if we possessed the most accurate scientific knowledge, we should not find it easy to persuade them by the employment of such knowledge. For scientific discourse is concerned with instruction, but in the case of such persons instruction is impossible;


Pindar Olympian 1 But if, my heart, you wish to sing of contests, [5] look no further for any star warmer than the sun, shining by day through the lonely sky, and let us not proclaim any contest greater than Olympia. From there glorious song enfolds the wisdom of poets, so that they loudly sing [10] the son of Cronus, when they arrive at the rich and blessed hearth of Hieron,

[12] 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.
        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.
SPEAK is defined inclusive of a conversational style: it is definned EXCLUSIVE of rhetoric, poetry or music which is the MARK of those conceiving to deceive.

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