The Ekklesia A Church of Christ
THE FULFILLMENT OF
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. In the
Ezekiel 33 example Christ named speakers, singers and
instrument players. Almost always they performed for the
burden or "a tax not in time of war." Christ in Isaiah
55 says that we should not be burdened by using our food money
for the free water of the Word. Now, all theatrical and
musical performers feel a bit inspired and they think that we
should put the same value on them. However, religious
performers especially sacrificial musicians were called
We are all tired from making a living and need a day of
REST. There is no role for an institution to consume all
of your rest time and all of your "spare" money for which
there is "no law of tithing or giving."
Everyone is Tired from Sunday Worship
as the hardest day of the week.
to DANCE in or on, Orac. ap. Hdt. 1.66,
dance Laconian steps, Id.6.129 ;
II. Work hard, toil Matt 6:28 Apoc
Matt. 6:28 And why take ye thought for
raiment? Consider the lilies of the field,
Rev. 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy
patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil:
and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and
are not, and hast found them liars:
III. Act. orkheō
, make to dance (v. Pl.Cra.407a),
is used by Ion Trag.50, ek
made my heart leap (so
codd. Ath., ōrkhēsai
Nauck); but orkēsi
is a barbarism for orkhētai.
A. lover of wisdom; Pythagoras called himself philosophos,
Cic Tusc.5.3.9, D.L.Prooem.12; “ton
philosopher, i. e. one who speculates on
truth and reality, hoi
defined as hoi
Sophis-tēs , ou, ho, 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” [turtle harp] 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” (religious melody)
Magga^n-eia , hē, A. trickery,
esp. of magical arts, Pl.Lg.908d;
magganeiai kai epōdai ib.933a; “periapta kai m.” Ph.2.267,
Gal.11.792; “tēs Kirkēs [CHUIRCH] hē m.”
Acts 13:5 And when they were at Salamis,
the WORD of God in the synagogues of the Jews:
and they had also John
to their minister.
Acts 13:6 And when they had GONE through the isle unto
Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false
prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus:
The Church of Christ (the Rock) consisted of all of those Jacob
warned away from the Qahal or synagogue of Levi.
He warned that they not attend the Teaching School or enter into
covenant with Levi. In Genesis 49 Jacob warned instead::
Magos [a^, ou, ho, Magian, one of a
Median tribe, Hdt.1.101,
hence, as belonging to this tribe,
2. one of
the priests and wise men in Persia
al., Arist.Fr. 36
, esp. in bad sense, impostor, charlatan
also fem., Luc.Asin.4
II. magos, on
, as Adj., magical
“magps tekhnē prattein ti
“kestou phōneusa magōtera
). (Opers. maguš
A.produce a sound
of a musical instrument, sound, E.Or.146
(lyr.); of sounds, hēdu
it has a voice, is significant, X.Ap.12
of a singer, “aoidos
. . aiola
Gen. 49:8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall
JESUS CAME TO GIVE REST AFTER BEING TIRED BY
ANY KIND OF CEREMONIAL LEGALISM CLAIMING SCRIPTURE
thy hand shall be in the
neck of thine enemies;
thy father’s children
shall bow down before thee.
Gen. 49:9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou
art gone up: he stooped down,
he couched as a lion,
and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
Gen. 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a
lawgiver from between his feet,
until Shiloh come; and
unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Gen. 49:11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt
unto the choice vine;
he washed his garments
in wine, and his clothes in
the blood of grapes:
Paul silenced both male and female so that we
might all be SAFE and come to a knowledge of The Truth or
Anapauo (g373) an-up-ow'-o; from
303 and 3973; (reflex.) to repose (lit. or fig. [be exempt], remain); by impl. to
refresh, (give, take) rest.
Anapausis (g372) an-ap'-ow-sis; from
373; intermission; by impl. recreation:-
rest. When you hear people yelling for you to do this
here religious program, it is not God. Believe me. I
tell my folks that they are reloading me with the burden
Jesus died to remove just by anouncing (and anouncing
and anouncing) all of those "busy" programs. All good of
course, but not added to our "to do list" by Jesus.
So, you have heard it straight from
Jesus:"Go enjoy an ice cream cone, sleep late, go for a
long walk in the forest or along the beach, and just
Pauo means stop the polemos or battle, fight, war: stop
against another, anaireisthai or airô egeirein, kathistanai,
epagein to begin
a war; p.
poieisthai to make war, -- opp. to p. anapauein,
kataluesthai to put an end to it, make peace, all in attic
The singing which is
to PAUSE to give rest is b. mostly of things, make an
end of, stop, abate
the: Melōd-eō ,A. chant,
to be chanted, “ta rhēthenta ē melōdēthenta” Pl.Lg.655d,
cf. Chamael. ap. Ath. 14.620c; to be set to
music, Cleanth. ap. Phld.Mus.p.98
K.; ta melōdoumena diastēmata used in music,
song, melôidias poiętęs, lullaby, generally, musispauō , Il.19.67,
Stop the: lupas ōdais p. E.Med.197
(anap.), etc. ; p. toxon let the bow rest,
c. acc. pers. et gen. rei, hinder, keep back, or give
one rest, from a thing, p. Hektora makhēs, ponoio Akhilēa, Thamurin aoidēs,
Pauo means: Stop
worshipping the MUSES
the: 3. c. pres. part., stop
a person from leave off doing . . ,
hoth' hupnos heloi, pausaito te nēpiakheuōn when he
paēsomai （ana-) Apoc.14.13
the: of one
singing or speaking, 17.359,
Hdt.7.8.d : generally, Med. denotes
willing, Pass. forced, cessation.
the rhapsōd-os , o(, A.
reciter of Epic poems, sts. applied to
the bard who recited his own poem, professional
reciters, esp. of the poems of Homer, Hdt.5.67,
etc.: also rh. kuōn, ironically, of the
Sphinx who chanted her riddle, S.OT391
(Prob. from rhaptō, aoidē; Hes.Fr. 265 speaks of
himself and Homer as en nearois humnois rhapsantes aoidēn, and Pi.N.2.2
calls Epic poets rhaptōn epeōn aoidoi:
the orkheomai , 2.
represent by dancing or pantomime,
III. Act. orkheō , make to
dance (v. Pl.Cra.407a),
is used by Ion Trag.50, ek tōn aelptōn mallon ōrkhēsen phrenas made my
kata-pauô put an end
3. depose from power, k.
tina tęs archęs, tęs basilęďęs, Hdt.4.1, 6.64; tous
turannous Id.5.38 , cf. 2.144, 7.105; Mousas depose them from
their honours, cease to worship them, E. HF685 (lyr.):--Pass.,
tęs basilęďęs katepausthę Hdt. 1.130 , cf. 6.71.
(ed. E. P. Coleridge) Never will I cease to link in
one the Graces and the Muses,  sweetest union. Never
may I live among uneducated boors, but ever may I find a
place among the crowned!  Yes, still the aged singer
lifts up his voice of bygone memories: still is my song of
whether Bromius the giver of wine is near, or the strains
of the seven-stringed
lyre and the Libyan pipe are rising;  not yet will I cease
to sing the
Muses' praise, my patrons in the dance.
The Psalmist agreed:
THE Lord is my shepherd; I shall not
want. Psalm 23:
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the
still waters. Psalm 23:2
After the fall into musical idolatry of the Egyptian trinity at
Mount Sinai, God gave The Book of the Law which was in addition
to The Book of the Covenant which was Abrahamic. The
Holy Convocation was held each sabbath or REST day and had a
1Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a
woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the
but [einai what I mean is]
to be in silence.
Timothy 2.12 didaskein de gunaiki ouk epitrepō, oude authentein andros, all' einai en hēsukhia.
, used by Hom.
only in imper. siga,
hush! be still! I 2.
metaph. of things, “sigōn
. . amathunei”
The command SILENCES: surigx
A. shepherd's pipe, Panspipe, “aulōn
The command SILENCES: phōn-eō
Anaxarch.1: abs., cry
aloud, as in joy, S.Tr.202;
of a singer, “aoidos
. . aiola
sounds or words uttered, Pl.Sph. 262c,
4. of a musical instrument, sound,
(lyr.); of sounds, hēdu
sound sweetly, Plu.2.1021b;
it has a voice, is significant, X.Ap.12.
con-quĭesco , quĭēvi,
quĭētum sync. conquiesti, Cic. Fam. 1, 1, 1:
Cels. 6, 6,
n. 34; 7, 19 fin.; inf. conquiesse, Liv. 30, 13, 12),
v. n., to be wholly at rest,
to rest, take rest, to repose (in
good prose; most freq. in Cic., esp. in the transf. and
to rest, be at rest, to cease from
exertion, to be idle or inactive, to be in
EXCLUSIVE of vocal or instrumental rejoicing or rhetoric.
INCLUSIVE of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word as it
was delivered to sub groups as small as ten families EXOCUS 18.
THE CHURCH or CIRCLE: The Ekklesia consists of all who
have been "washed with water into the Word or into the school of
Christ. They are LIBERATED from any religious institutions and
live their lives free to "come outside and learn of Me" says
THE ASSEMBLY IS CALLED A SYNAGOGUE: The direct command
and all examples is that the ekklesia (all disciples) or
synagogue was held ONCE A WEEK which was
adequate since each person heard the Word PREACHED by being
READ. Rehearsing the Word or meditating in the heart meant that
the oral tradition let each disciple return home and any
questioning or disputing could be at home.
A Church of Christ is defined inclusively by Christ (the Rock)
in the wilderness. The only reason for calling people out was to
Rest, Read and Rehearse the Word of
God. This was exclusive of vocal or instrumental
rejoicing or high-sounding rhetoric (sermonizing). Jesus
calls the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: in the Ezekiel 33
version by the Spirit OF Christ He defines speakers, singers and
Both Ekklesia and Synagogue are Greek words meaning a political
or civil assembly: neither were religious
"worshiping" assemblies. Believers are called
OUT of the World: Jesus came to seek and save the lost meaning
lost spirits: that is because the command was to present the
gospel that Jesus is the Christ and King over His heavenly
kingdom. If people did not accept it there was no effort to
"mold their character" since they proved themselves OF
the Kosmos for which Jesus refused to Pray.
THE SYNAGOGUE HELD BY PEOPLE QUARANTINED FROM JERUSALEM OR
ANY WORSHIP RITUAL.
David was king of a kingdom consisting of
Civil-Military-Clergy whom Christ in the prophets calls
robbers and parasites. That is because God did not command
anything connected with Jerusalem (called Sodom): they were
abandoned to their own IMAGINATION and the worship of the starry
Acts 7:44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness
in the wilderness,
dwells with or IN
those who keep His commandments. This is in the
same sense that believers dwell IN
Father-Son. [John 14)
See Romans 8:9-11, 1 Corinthians 3:16,17; 6:19-20, 2 Corinthians
6:16, Revelation 21:3)
as he had appointed,
speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the
fashion that he had seen.
Acts 7:45 Which also our fathers that came after brought in
with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles,
whom God drave out
before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;
Acts 7:46 Who found favour before God,
and desired to find a tabernacle
[tent] for the God of Jacob.
built him an HOUSE. Acts 7:47
Acts 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made
with hands; as saith the prophet,
Acts 7:49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool:
what house will
ye build me? saith the Lord:
or what is the place of
Acts 7:50 Hath not my hand made all these things?
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears,
ye do always
resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
Jesus is the king and high priests of His
KINGDOM. Because He is King and head over His Kingdom,
the Ekklesia is a set time and place where He continues
to do ALL of the speaking when the elders as Pastor-Teachers
teach that which has been taught. This kingdom says Jesus is
within us and does not come with religious observations.
Hos 8:3 Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the
enemy shall pursue him.
Hos 8:4 They have set up kings, but not by me: they
have made princes, and I knew it not:
of their silver and
their gold have they made them idols,
that they may be cut
Hos 8:5 Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is
kindled against them:
how long will it be ere
they attain to innocency?
Hos 8:6 For from Israel was it also: the workman made
it; therefore it is not God:
but the calf of
Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
Isaiah 17:7 At that day shall a man look to his
Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of
Isaiah 17:8 And he shall not look to the altars, the
work of his hands,
neither shall respect
that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the
Jesus taught the FAITH to the Apostles by "breathing"
His spirit or mind into them. He promised to return to the
and in His post-glorified state as The Holy Spirit He returned
and "poured out what you see and hear." He guided the Apostles
into all truth and they left eye-- and ear-- witnesses of the
Anon. ap. Suid.
4. summoned to
court, PAmh.2.79.5 (ii
II. Subst. klētē
convocation, LXX Ex.12.16,
Exodus 12:16 And in the first day there shall be
an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be
an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done
in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may
be done of you
THOSE CALLED OUT INTO THE WORLD
the World Aeschin 2:162: I was, indeed, invited
to receive the ordinary courtesies, as were my colleagues in
the embassy. Those who were invited and were present
at the banquet, including the ambassadors from other
Hellenic states, were not less than two hundred. And so it
seems that among all these I was conspicuous, not by my
silence, but by joining in the singing
Il. 9.162 Come, therefore, let us send forth
chosen men to go forthwith to the hut of Peleus' son,
Achilles. Nay, rather, whomsoever I shall choose, let
Od. 17.380 Who pray, of himself ever seeks out and
bids a stranger from abroad, unless it be one of those that
are masters of some public craft, a prophet,
or a healer of ills, or a builder,  aye,
or a divine minstrel, who gives delight with his song?
For these men are bidden all over the boundless
385ē kai thespin aoidon, ho ken terpēsin aeidōn;
The Sabbath was never a day of "worship" but a time to REACH the
Word of God quarantined from the "religion of the Jews." Jesus
approved the synagogue by attending and teaching: He stood up to
READ the Word and then sat down. Jesus "synagogued" with the
disciples on two first days of the week: this would not conflict
with the Sabbath schools. Paul used "synagogue" words for coming
together, gathering or assemblying. The Ekklesia is
therefore Synagogue and we know that the synagogue was a School
of the Word.
Peter said that educational foundation of Prophets and Apostles
is not subject to
private interpretation or "further expounding That,
says Peter would REPUDIATE the fact that Jesus spoke only what
the father "breathed" into him.
As a School of Christ (only)
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon [educated]
the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
The idea of Faith only just because you believe in the Master
Teacher is a produce of preaching and pseudo-scholarship which
does not have the right to read the whole text:
Jesus Christ himself
being the chief corner stone;
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
A Disciple of Christ asks: "Saved from What?"
RELIGIONISTS OUTSIDE OF GOD'S GRACE
2 Peter 1." If anyone tries to do that Peter said to MARK him as
a false teacher.
In 1 Peter 1 he specificially identified the musical or
performing people as CORRUPTION
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time
past ye walked according to the course of this
according to the prince
of the power of the air,
that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Kosmos , ho, natgural, II.
ornament, decoration, esp. of women; “hieros k.”metaph., of ornaments of speech,
such as epithetst o sing sweet songs of praise,
THIS IS WHAT SATAN HAD THE RIGHT TO
PSALM 22 Prophesied that the DOGS would encompass Jesus:
reproach him, expose his nakedness, sodomize according to
historical understand. Hēdu^-melēs
, A. sweet-singing
, cf. Sapph.122
etc.: poet. fem., “hēdumeleia surigx
Surigx , iggos, hē, A. shepherd's
pipe, Panspipe, 2.
cat-call, whistle, hiss,
as in theatres, Id.Lg.700c;
cf. “surizō” 11.2,
part of the nomos Puthikos was called surigges, prob.
because it imitated the dying hisses
of the serpent Pytho, Str.9.3.10.
3. mouthpiece of the aulos,
WHAT STEPHEN CALLED THE EKKLESIA IN THE WILDERNESS: the
pattern was NEVER changed.
The Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ (the Rock) was ordained
in the wilderness to SEGREGATE the godly people from the
Jacob-cursed (Genesis 49) and God-abandoned to the worship of
the starry host AFTER the fall from grace in the musical
idolatry of the egyptian (etal) trinity represented by Apis the
Neh. 8:8 So they READ in the book in the law of
God distinctly, and gave the sense, and
caused them to understand the reading.
Neh. 8:9 And
Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest
the scribe, and the Levites that taught the
people, said unto all the people, This day is holy
unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep.
For all the people wept, when they heard
the words of the law.
This was cantillation and never
singing tunefully.7922. sekel,
seh´-kel say´-kel; from 7919; intelligence; by
implication, success:--discretion, knowledge,
policy, prudence, sense, understanding, wisdom, wise.
ORDAINED BY CHRIST, EXAMPLED BY JESUS AND COMMANDED AND
EXAMPLED BY PAUL
by John Calvin who called for a RESTORATION of the
Church of Christ.
where can I exert myself to better purpose or more
honestly, where, too, in a matter at this time more
necessary, than in attempting, according to my
ability, to aid the Church of Christ, whose claims it is unlawful in any
instance to deny, and which is now in grievous distress,
and in extreme danger?
there is no occasion for a long preface concerning
myself. Receive what I
say as you would do if it were pronounced by the united
of all those who
either have already taken care to restore the
or are desirous that it should be restored to true order.
now to ceremonies,
which, while they ought to be grave attestations of
divine worship, are rather a mere mockery of God. A new
Judaism, as a
substitute for that which God had distinctly
abrogated, has again been reared up by means of
numerous puerile extravagancies, collected from
different quarters; and with these have been mixed up
certain impious rites, partly borrowed from the heathen,
and more adapted to some
theatrical show than to the
dignity of our religion.
The Synagogue was INCLUSIVE of Rest, Reading and
Rehearsing the Word of God.
The Synagogue was EXCLUSIVE of Vocal or Instrumental
rejoicing including high-sounding rhetoric.
That SPIRITUAL REST could only happen fully with the rule of
Jesus Christ without the destruction and purging of the
Civil-Military-Clergy religion was totally dismantled.
Isaiah 4:3 And it shall come to pass, that he that
is left in Zion,
and he that remaineth in
Jerusalem, shall be called holy,
even every one that is
written among the living in Jerusalem:
Isaiah 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth
of the daughters of Zion,
and shall have purged
the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof
by the spirit of
judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
Isaiah 4:5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place
of mount Zion,
and upon her assemblies,
a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by
for upon all the glory
shall be a defence.
Isaiah 4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow
in the daytime from the heat,
and for a place of refuge,
and for a covert from storm and from rain.
YOUR PRAISE TEAM OR WORSHIP TEAM MAY BEPERFORMING
AS SORCERERS OR WITCHES? See the
Encomiast or Praise singers
The speakers, singers and instrument players of the END-TIME
Babylonian Mother of Harlots are called SORCERERS. All musical
terms connect in one way or another to evil men intending to
pick your pockets.
Nimrod - Babylonian - Musical Worship Teams
MESOPOTAMIAN CULT: To
see to all of this the god had priests trained as cooks,
bakers, waiters, and bathers, or as encomiasts (singers of praise) and musicians
to make the
god's meals festive, or as elegists to soothe him in times of stress and
grief. Diversions from the daily routine were the great
monthly festivals and also a number of special occasions.
ALL OF THE CHURCH FATHERS WARN ABOUT THE INTRUSION OF A
CLERGY-SYSTEM OF WONDER WORKERS WHICH DESTROYED THE ROLE OF THE
SIMPLE ASSEMBLY FOR TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP.
relation is seen by some Biblical scholars between music and magic. It cannot be denied that
this relationship is assumed in the myths and legends
of the religious systems surrounding Judaism.
Nor can it be denied that music and magic are linked in religious
systems of primitave cultures everywhere.
Furthermore,... the influence of the Greek Philosophical system still has overtones
in much of today's thinking regarding musical values.
In one way or another
the Church, especially the Roman Catholic and in less systematic
ways, much of Protestantism, has
adopted this philosophy... which... seems to
suggest that music has somewhat intrinsic powers
to change behavior" (Zondervan Pict., Music
Arnobius, Musical Mocking VI, p. 479).
"Mocking the belief that Mellonia
introduces herself into the entrails, or Limentinus, and
that they set themselves to make known what you seek
to learn, Arnobius asks--
May it not happen, may
it not come to pass, although you craftily conceal it, that the one should take the
other's place, deluding, mocking, deceiving, and presenting the appearance of the
deity invoked? If the magi, who are so much akin to soothsayers, relate that, in their incantations, pretend gods steal
in frequently instead of those invoked; that
some of these, moreover, are spirits of grosser
substance, who pretend that they are gods, and delude
the ignorant by
their lies and deceit." (Arnobius Against the Heathen)
The magicians or soothsayers
sang their incantations but Arnobius warned that
other "gods" or evil spirits seemed to steal in and,
instead of divine truth, delivered lies and
deceit. No one can justify instrumental music
and performance worship from the Bible or history without
lying to God and about God: Without intending to wring more tithes and
offerings for which there is noauthority.
"If any one perchance thinks
that we are speaking calumnies, let him
take the books of the Thracian soothsayer (Orpheus the inventor of musical worship), which you speak of as of
divine antiquity; and he will find that
we are neither cunningly inventing anything, nor
seeking means to bring the holiness
of the gods into ridicule,
and doing so: for we shall bring forward the very verses
which the son of Calliope uttered in the Greek, and published abroad in
his songs to the
human race through out all all ages."
- "With these words
she at the same time drew up her garments from the
lowest hem ,
- And exposed to view
formatas inguinibus res ,
- Which Baubo
hollow hand, for
- Their appearance
was infantile, strikes, touches gently.
- Then the goddess,
fixing her orbs of august light,
- Being softened,
lays aside for a little the sadness of her mind;
- Thereafter she
takes the cup in her hand, and laughing,
- Drinks off the
whole draught of cyceon with gladness."
Against the Heathen, Ante-Nicene, VI, p.
Jesus said that God HID the truth from the wise or SOPHISTS
and speaks only to people simple enough to want Him to spek.
THIS HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW NOR CARE WHAT THE
SPIRIT OF CHRIST ORDAINED IN THE WILDERNESS AFTER THE MUSICAL
FALL FROM GRACE WORSHIPING THE EGYPTIAN (ETAL) TRINITY
skilled in any handicraft or art, clever,
A. skilled in any handicraft or art,
Margites Fr.2; but in
this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9,
(lyr.), cf. Ar.Ra.896
(lyr.), etc.; tēn
A. mad, marge
madman! Od.16.421; “maia
23.11, cf. Pi.O.2.96
2. of appetite, greedy, gluttonous,
3. lewd, lustful, Thgn.581,
All sacrificial musicians were called PARASITES.
WHEN DID THE EKKLESIA OR THE CHURCH OF
The story of the garden of Eden is told in its Babylonian
tablet version. Moses wrote the Law for those who had fallen
into musical worship of the trinity and had been sentenced to be
carried beyond Babylon meaning no return. God gave Adam and Eve
all that they needed and had no need to think LIKE GOD. The
serpent was a musical enchanter(ess). It is derived from
the brass "bell metal" which people like the sons of Cain (from
a musical note) who was OF that wicked one: they discovered that
they could freak people out of their God-given food.
Hēdu^-melēs , A. sweet-singing,
cf. Sapph.122（Comp.), Pi.N.2.25;
sweet-sounding, “xoana” S.Fr.238,
etc.: poet. fem., “hēdumeleia surigx” Nonn.D.29.287.
As musical worship teams claim to be able to LEAD you into the
presence of God, Lucifer whom Christ called the singing
and harp-playing prostitute claimed that HE could make them be
as wise AS God: Now, they claim that they can bring a Spirit
Person into you to guide you "beyond the sacred pages."
Surigx , iggos, hē, A. shepherd's
pipe, Panspipe, 2.
cat-call, whistle, hiss,
as in theatres, Id.Lg.700c;
cf. “surizō” 11.2, surigmos:—the last part of
the nomos Puthikos was called surigges, prob. because it
imitated the dying hisses of the serpent
3. mouthpiece of the aulos,
The serpent was a Musical Enchanter
Nachash (h5172) naw-khash'; a prim. root; prop. to
hiss, i. e. whisper a (magic) spell;
gen. to prognosticate: - * certainly, divine, enchanter,
(use) * enchantment, learn by experience, * indeed,
Nachash "snake, serpent" with nshk "bite"
provides a link between two verses in Amos speaking of
the impossibility of escape Amos 5:19 and 9:3 -
nachash often either carries overtones
of the serpent in Eden (Gen 3) or of the mythology of Canaanite cultures (Is 27:1).
"The spirits were thought to speak in murmurings
or piping sounds (Isa 8:19), which could be imitated
by the medium (witch or ventriloquist)...Most spiritual
and popular was the interpretation of dreams.
It also was the case
that mediums intentionally would convert
themselves into a semi-waking trance. In this way the suitable mediums
attained to a certain kind of clarvoyance,
found among various peoples.
This approaches the
condition of an ecstatically
In Greece, too, oracles were pronounced by the
Phythian prophetess who by vapors and the like was aroused to a practice of
the mantic art. (Int Std Bible Ency, p. 2466)
God in Christ made the only spiritual Covenant with Abraham
specificially promising that His SEE (Jesus) would bless all
nations and not just the Hebrews. You can skip all of the rest
until Jesus came and saved us by faith when we are baptized INTO
Christto become a son of Abraham.
THE EGYPTIAN CAPTIVITY
After over 400 years the people were essentially Egyptian: God
said that righteousness would have left them in Egypt to self
destruct. However, to fulfill His promise He brought them
out of Egypt and into the Wilderness.
When God gave The Book of The Covenant of Grace as the only
spiritual Covenant God in Christ made with Abraham, the people
agreed to keep it but refused to listen to it. Moses
was commanded in Exodus how to organize in groups down to ten
families for INSTRUCTING the people: God never
instituted any institute which is not A School of the Word.
BEFORE THE LAW OF MOSES
Ex. 18:19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give
thee counsel, and God shall be with thee:
In Exodus 31 the command to OBSERVE the rest days (not
called worship) was to prevent the outbreak of musical
and other forms of idolatry. Operating on the Law of
Silence since they refused to listen, the people quickly fell
back into Egyptian worship on the REST day.
Be thou for the people
that thou mayest bring
the causes unto God:
Ex. 18:20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws,
and shalt shew them the
way wherein they must walk,
and the work that they
Ex. 18:24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in
law, and did all that he had said.
Ex. 18:25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made
them heads over the people,
rulers of thousands,
rulers of hundreds,
rulers of fifties,
rulers of tens.
While Moses was getting the Tablets and The Book of The Covenant
the people rose up in musical idolatry. God gave them The
Book of The Law and sentenced the nation to "beyond Babylon"
meaning no return. The Levites EXECUTED 3,000 of the people and
God commanded that they "stand in ranks" and execute any godly
person who came into any of the horrors of the sacrificial
Exodus 32 the people who had REFUSED to listen to
God fell into musical idolatry of the Egyptian--etal trinity.
The Jews would not be able to HEAR the Word or READ the word
until they converted or were baptized into Christ.
Dt 18:13 Thou
shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
Dt 18:14 For these nations, which thou shalt
unto observers of times, and unto diviners:
but as for
thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
Dt 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto
thee a Prophet from the midst of thee,
brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall
root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of
The Spirit OF Christ ordained the days of Holy Convocation
and defined the purpose both inclusively and exclusively.
Aliquem, of pupils, to hear a teacher, i. e. to
receive instruction from, to study under. to
hear a person or thing with approbation, to
assent to, agree with, approve, grant,
allow: C.To hear, to listen to,
the Qahal or Synagogue or Church in the wilderness and
you will undertand what Jesus endorsed and commanded with the
word ekklesia. To that, the Lord's Supper was added as a
showing forth or evangelism visual aid.
And he read therein before the street that
was before the water gate from the morning until midday,
before the men and the women, and those that could
understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive
unto the book of the law. Ne 8:3
Qara (h7121) invite, mention,
(give) name, preach, (make) proclaim (- ation), pronounce, publish, read,
Because of musical idolatry the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned
Levites were turned over to worship the starry host (Acts 7).
The nation was sentenced to beyond Babylon with no return. The
godly people were quarantined from the normal pagan or Jewish
rituals and attended Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ (the
Rock) in the wilderness. It was EXCLUSIVE of vocal or
instrumental rejoicing or what we call preaching.
JESUS SYNAGOGUED ON TWO FIRST DAYS OF THE WEEK.
Paul used synagogue words to speak of "coming together,
assembling or gathering." This assembly is defined
exclusively and inclusively as what the Campbells restored
as A School of Christ. They defined WORSHIP as READING and
Musing the Word of God. Hard to miss that if you have read
the SCHOOL as the only time and place God called people out on
their REST day.
International Standard Bible
know that the synagogue (ekklesia, church) had no praise
service. Philo also said that it was impossible to praise
God audibly with one's one words. Therefore, worship
or singing was silent or as Paul would say: "In the
heart." That is a fact because singing
as an ACT was imposed from the east in the year 373
because "it was common in all pagan cults."
Thus these meetings,
which at first were only held on Sabbaths and feast days,
came also to be held on other days, and at the same hours with the services
in the temple.
The essential aim,
however, of the synagogue was not prayer,
Philo calls the synagogues
where the philosophy of the fathers and all manner of virtues were taught"
but instruction in the Law for all classes of the people.
"The rabbi Simon ben
Shetach, brother of the queen Salome Alexandra and the
president of the Sanhedrin, opened the first beth ha-sefer,
house of book, in Jerusalem. His
example was followed, and little by little a whole system of public
came into existence. Some thirty years after the death of
Christ, in about the year 64 A.D., the high
priest Joshua ben Gamala promulgated what may be considered
as the first
legislation: there was nothing wanting--the parents were
obliged to send their children to school, there were
punishments for idle children and those too often absent."
(Quoted in Wilson, Hermon O. and Womack, Morris M., Pillars
of Faith, p. 192).
Josephus-Apion 2 permitting the people to
leave off their
other employments, and to assemble together for the hearing of the law, and learning it exactly, and this not once or twice,
or oftener, but
which thing all the other legislators seem to have
Both Jew and Gentile were wise unto salvation because they
attended the synagogue: the Greeks attended synagogue to escape
the pagan rituals. Jesus refused to pray for the WORLD: He
certainly does not call the world into a ritual "worship
Men and brethren,
children of the stock of Abraham,
whosoever among you feareth God,
to you is the word of
this salvation sent. Acts 13:26
For they that dwell at
Jerusalem, and their rulers,
because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets
which are read every sabbath day,
they have fulfilled
them in condemning him (Setting Him at Nought). Acts 13:27
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time
THE ABSOLUTE PATTERN MOMENTARILY RESTORED BY THE CAMPBELLS
hath in every city
them that preach
in the synagogues every sabbath day.
And he came to Nazareth,
where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he
went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood
up for to read. Lu.4:16
Anaginosko (g314) an-ag-in-oce'-ko;
from 303 and 1097; to know again, i.e. (by extens.) to read: - read.
For if the ministration of
condemnation be glory,
This pattern was commanded by the Spirit OF Christ (the Rock),
observed by the godly Jews, was attended and endorsed by the
example of Jesus, was continued when the first two "Lord's Days"
the disciples knew when and where to synagogue. The
ekklesia is similar since it was unlawful to discuss any
material not handed down by a higher authority.
much more doth the ministration of
righteousness exceed in glory. 2 Cor. 3:9
But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. 2Co.3:15
Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my
knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Ep.3:4
And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the
Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from
I charge you by the Lord,
that this epistle
be read unto all the holy brethren. 1Th.5:27
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the
words of this prophecy, and keep those things which
are written therein: for the time is at hand. Re.1:3
And I wept much, because no
man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
And after the reading of the law and the
the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye and
brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the
people, say on. Ac.13:15
Anagnosis (g320) an-ag'-no-sis; from
314; (the act of) reading: - reading.
But their minds
were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail
untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in
Till I come, give
attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 1Ti.4:13
For if the ministration of condemnation be glory,
much more doth the ministration of righteousness
glory. 2 Cor. 3:9
For even that which was
made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the
glory that excelleth. 2 Cor. 3:10
For if that
which is done away was glorious, much more that
which remaineth is glorious. 2 Cor. 3:11
Seeing then that we have
such hope, we use great plainness of speech: 2 Cor.
And not as Moses, which put
a vail over his face,
that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to
the end of that which is abolished: 2 Cor. 3:13
But their minds were blinded: for until this day
.........the same vail untaken away
.........in the reading of
the old testament;
.........which vail is done
away in Christ. 2 Cor. 3:14
But even unto this
day, when Moses
the vail is
upon their heart. 2 Cor. 3:15
Nevertheless, when it shall
turn to the Lord, [converted, baptized]
vail shall be taken away. 2 Cor. 3:16
Now the Lord
IS that Spirit: and
the Spirit OF the Lord is, there is
liberty. 2 Cor. 3:17
"Not surprisingly, most
Israelites declined the prophet's invitation to enter into a dialog with Yahweh. They
preferred a less demanding religion of cultic observance
either in the Jerusalem Temple or in the old fertility cults of
This continues to be the case: the religion of
compassion is followed only by a minority; most religious
people are content with decorous worship in synagogue, church, temple
HOWEVER THE PATTERN OFTEN REPEATED IS
"The ancient Canaanite religions were still
flourishing in Israel... the Israelites were still
taking part in fertility rites and sacred sex there, as we see in the
oracles of the prophet Hosea, Amos' contemporary.
(Armstrong, Karen, A History of God, p. 47).
"The word that is employed
for this "anaginosko, anagnosis) is the technical
term for the cultic
of the Old Testament in the synagogue. By applying
this terminology to the reading of his own epistles
he not only ascribes the same authority to the apostolic
word as to the Old Testament writings...he also combines a
quotation from the Old Testament with a word of Jesus and
introduces the whole with the familiar formula: 'for the
Scripture says.'" (Ridderbos, Hermon, Paul, P. 483 an
Outline of His Theo., Eerdmans)
But as for you, continue in what you have
and have become convinced of, because you know those from
whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known
make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that
the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good
work. 2 Tim 3:14-17
JESUS CONSIGNED THE PIPERS, SINGERS AND DANCERS TO THE
The Agora in
Athens was the marketplace: this was the designated
place for speakers, singers, instrument players, dancers,
sellers of meats and bodies of young boys--the chorus leaders
were implicated. The ekklesia was an official CIVIL body
of mature Greeks located up on the PNYX.
A higher authority supplied the material for discussion
as did the Civil Synagogue. The mature citizens heard
evidence, discussed or debated and reached a conclusion: the
synagogue was a syllogism in action.
The psallo word in its secondary sense was a polluted red rope
which slaves used to force people away from the singing boys and
girls and up to the ekklesia. If they were
reluctant, they would show up at the ekklesia (church), be fined
and not permitted to join in the discussion. Except when
invaded the official synagogue was not the place for any kind of
musical or theatrical performance.
God did not suddenly get
smart and shut down His old system of worship and decide
to start all over. It is a fact that the NATIONAL
sacrificial system was IMPOSED
when God "turned them over to worship the starry hosts" because of musical
idolatry at Mount Sinai. (Stephen in Acts 7 etc., etc.).
remained unchanged from the wilderness onward to when
Jesus gave Himself as Spirit to be the sole Teacher. To
that, Paul explained and the historic church observed the
Lord's Supper. This was to show forth or preach the Death
Therefore, the ekklesia had no other
task but "making known the manifest wisdom of God."
The Campbells defined correctly "church" as "a
school of Christ" and "worship" as "reading and musing the
Word of God." To that, you add at your peril and
certainly the discording of a fraction of the "Bible
class." That happened in the yer 373 when "singing" as
part of the assembly was added. Under the New
Covenant any believer who becomes a disciple by learning,
being baptized has their sins removed has A holy spirit or
A good conscience. By removing sin from our mind or spirit
EACH individual is given the ability and responsiblity to
become a disciple. That is why the church is a ONE ANOTHER
assembly and has no clergy and no funding to support one.
ALWAYS FORBIDS MODERN "WORSHIP" RITUALS OR LEGALISM.
SEE EPHESIANS 4
Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and
with every wind of doctrine,
of men, and cunning craftiness whereby
they lie in wait to deceive;
CHURCH MUST EXCLUDE ALL OF THE CUNNING CRAFTSMEN OR SOPHISTS
-Fluctuo fluctus, to
move in the manner of waves, i. e. to wave, rise
in waves, undulate, to move to and fro,
be driven hither and thither
I. Trop., to be restless, unquiet,
uncertain, doubtful; to rage, swell; to
waver, hesitate, vacillate, fluctuate,
Oratio II. In
partic., formal language, artificial discourse,
-Oratio E. A prayer, an
address to the Deity (eccl. Lat.): “respice
ad orationem servi tui,” Vulg.
3 Reg. 8, 28: “per
orationes Dominum rogantes,” id.
2 Macc. 10, 16: “pernoctans
in oratione Dei,” id. Luc.
6, 12.—Also absol., prayer,
the habit or practice of prayer: “perseverantes in oratione,” Vulg. Act. 1, 14: “orationi instate,” id. Col. 4, 2; cf. Gell. 13, 22,
-cĭto . To
put into quick motion, to move or drive
violently or rapidly, to hurl, shake,
rouse, excite, provoke, incite,
Panourgia (g3834) pan-oorg-ee'-ah; from 3835;
adroitness, i.e. (in a bad sense) trickery or sophistry:
- (cunning) craftiness, subtilty.
knavish trick, villainy, S.El.1387 (lyr.), LXX Si.1.6
(v.l.); sophistry, Gal.5.251; cf.
1Cor. 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you
seemeth to be wise
[sophos] in this world,
let him become a fool,
that he may be wise.
1Cor. 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness
For it is written,
He taketh the wise
in their own craftiness.
1Cor. 3:20 And again,
The Lord knoweth the thoughts
of the wise, sophōn
that they are vain.
-Sophia A. cleverness
or skill in handicraft and art, as in carpentry, tektonos, hos rha te pasēs eu eidē s. Il.15.412; of the
hē entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32 1d; of Daedalus
Margites Fr.2; but in
this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en
(lyr.), cf. Ar.Ra.896
O. 1 Water is best, and gold, like a blazing
fire in the night, stands out supreme of all lordly wealth.
But if, my heart, you wish to sing of contests,  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  the son of Cronus,
when they arrive at the rich and blessed hearth of Hieron,
who wields the scepter of law in Sicily
of many flocks, reaping every excellence at its peak, and is
glorified  by the choicest music, which we men
often play around his hospitable table. Come, take the
Dorian lyre down from its peg,
idle tales or words, Hdt.7.10.ē;
Lovely is the son of Leto,  whom she, the Delian,
once bore in the fruitful valleys, golden-haired,
skilled at the
and also the one who
glories in her well-aimed arrows. 
For the mother, leaving the famous birth-place,
brought him from the ridges of the sea to the heights
with its gushing waters, which celebrate the revels
A. to be fond
let loose one's whole tongue
, speak without
of persons, one who is all
tongue, speaker, of Pericles,
'hymn', cf. eipon):
1. song or lay accompanied by music,
of none effect
cf. 1.4.2; in music
and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483,
cf. 511; in poetry,
c. lines, verses, esp. of spoken lines
in the drama, Ar.Ra.862,
: sg., verse, line of poetry, Hdt.4.29,
I. bear or carry a load, “en
HOW TO MARK A FALSE CHURCH
Panegurizo would define a
public festival, to enjoy oneself,
make a set speech, sound as at a festival, of flutes,
etc. A. celebrate or attend a public
festival, panēgurias p. keep holy-days,
“Olumpia kai Karneia p.” 2. frequent
fairs or markets, App.Pun.116.
a set speech in a public assembly,
deliver a panegyric
2. Pass., sound
as at a festival, of flutes, etc., Heraclit.All.9.
-Panegurikos A. of
or for a public festival or assembly, “hoi okhloi hoi p.” Isoc.12.263;
poluteleia, kosmos, Plu. 2.608f.
Galatians 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God,
ye did service unto
them which by nature are no gods.
Galatians 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or
rather are known of God,
how turn ye again to
the weak and beggarly elements,
whereunto ye desire
again to be in bondage?
Galatians 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times,
Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed
upon you labour in vain.
generally, solemn, festive
, logos festival oration,
such as those pronounced at the Olympic games, panegyric
, al.; Isokratēs en tō p.
in his Panegyric
p. eidos tēs rhētorikēs] Phld.Rh.2.251 S.
; “ta p.
, of Isocrates himself,
; -ōterai diēgēseis
, “p. lēroi
, showy, ostentatious
; of persons, pompous
“gunē sobara kai p.
Adv. -kōs showily
, “p. kateskeuasmenos
” Id.Cam. 16
, Posidon.36 J.
Sobaros A. rushing,
violent, anemos . . pheretai s. Ar.Nu. 406;
Opposite hesukhos keep quiet, keep
still, gentle, cautious,
a rousing tune, Ar.Ach.674;
of a triumphal procession,
to/, 2. music to which a song is set, tune,
properly, correctly, “en
incorrectly, inopportunely, “par
Aristoph. Ach. 674
Includes: Thrupto softness, delicacy,
daintiness II. luxuriousness,
wantonness, women exposed, hubris
I invoke thee, Acharnian Muse, fierce and fell as the
devouring fire; sudden as the spark that bursts from the
crackling oaken coal when roused by the quickening fan to
fry little fishes, while others knead the dough or whip
the sharp Thasian pickle with rapid hand, so break forth,
my Muse, and inspire thy tribesmen with rough, vigorous,
HOW TO MARK THE ASSEMBLY OF CHRIST FROM
THE WILDERNESS ONWARD.
an assembly of the citizens regularly summoned, the
A. assembly duly
summoned, less general than sullogos,
[more debate] Th.2.22, Pl.Grg.456b,
call an assembly,
Th.2.60, 8.97, X.HG1.6.8
II. in LXX, the Jewish
congregation, De. 31.30,al.
, A. assembly, concourse, meeting of
persons, whether legal or riotous, at Athens, of any
special public meeting or assembly, OPPOSITE
the common ekklēsia,
THE ASSEMBLY MEANS READ, SPEAK, DIALOG, REACH A "SYLLOGISM"
CONCLUSION, TEACH THROUGH THE LORD'S SUPPER, DISMISS AND GO
HOME. NO INSTITUTE SO NO STAFF INFECTION. THAT GOT TO
HEAVY FOR SOME PEOPLE.
(ÉKKŔNOĚA), from ek, out of, and klesis, a calling (kaleo
to call), was used among the Greeks of a body of citizens
gathered to discuss the affairs
of State (Acts
#1577 ekklesia - assembly, called out ones,
set apart ones,
congregation; in Hebrew this word is #6951 qahal
(kahal) - a "synagogue" (E. W. Bullinger, Commentary
on Revelation, p. 165-166), an assemblage,
congregation, company from the root #6950 qahal
meaning specifically a coming together, an assembling, a
convocation, congregation; this word is used mostly
for religious purposes (see William Wilson's Old
Testament Word Studies, p. 92)
LXX uses the word
ekklesia to translate the Hebrew
means to call, to assemble, and the noun form means a
congregation or assembly. Solomon is called
koheleth the Preacher,
translated by the LXX ekklesiastes.
The earliest known occurrence of the word is found in Job 30:28, ‘I cried in
the congregation’. In the books of the law, qahal is rendered by the
Greek word sunagoge,
showing that the synagogue is the beginning of the New
Testament church. Stephen in his speech which ended in his
martyrdom referred to the history of Israel, and dwells for
considerable length upon the one great leader Moses, saying
in Acts 7:38:
‘This is he, that was in the CHURCH in the wilderness with the
angel which spake to him in the mount Sinai’.
The people of Israel, looked upon as ‘a
called-out assembly’ were ‘the Church’ of that period."
Jesus absolutely did NOT change
what the CIVILLIANS had always done. The mission of
Christ was to MAKE DISCIPLES never called "ritual
Under the Law, a seven year
- Gather (h6950) the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates,
that they may hear, and that they may learn,
- and fear the Lord your
God, and observe to do all the words of
this law: Deut 31:12
This is the synagoguing which also outlaws
instruments and loud rejoicing:
- Gahal (h6950) kaw-hal'; a prim.
root; to convoke: - assemble (selves) (together), gather
- Qahal (h6951) kaw-hawl'; from
6950; assemblage (usually concr.): - assembly, company,
This continued as a weekly assembly or
the church in the wilderness.
THAT OUTLAWED RHETORIC, POETRY, SINGING, INSTRUMENTS AND
OTHER CARNAL WEAPONS INTENDING TO PROMOTE THEIR OWN OPINIONS NOT
CONNECTED TO THE BIBLE.
The Qahal, synagogue or church in the wilderness included
"Resting, reading and rehearsing" the Word often in the heads of
APT elders speaking for Moses. It EXCLUDED vocal or
instrumental rejoicing: after all who need a LAW to sit down and
be quiet when God is speaking to us when the elders "teach that
which has been taught."
Every seven years, that is in the year of
release, during the feast of Tabernacles, the Law was to be read before all the people according
to the command found in Deut., xxxi, 10. But this enactment
was probably soon found to be impracticable; and thus the
Jewish authorities arranged to read on every sabbath, commencing with the sabbath
after the feast of Tabernacles in one year of release and
ending with the feast of Tabernacles in the next year of
release, a portion of the Law so calculated that the whole Pentateuch would be read
through in seven years. This would in some way
the commandment be fulfilled. Some time later, the Jews of
Palestine lengthened the sections for each sabbath in such a
manner that he entire Law could be read in three years
(Talm. Babyl. Megillah, 29b).
Miqra (h4744) mik-raw'; from 7121;
something called out, i. e. a public meeting
(the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal: - assembly, calling,
loquentes vobismet ipsis in psalmis et
hymnis et canticis spiritalibus cantantes et psallentes in
cordibus vestris Domino
Loquor [Sanscr. lap-, to talk, whisper;
speak, talk, say (in the lang. of common life, in the tone of conversation;
To speak out,
The word SPEAK connected to the synagogue, ekklesia or church
word or that by which the inward thought is expressed
1. plea, pretext, ground, I (i.e. my conduct) would have
admitted of an explanation,
b. plea, case, in Law or argument
2. statement of a theory, argument, my
teaching, Ev.Jo.5.24, of arguments leading to a conclusion,
c. in Logic, proposition,
whether as premiss or conclusion,
4. thesis, hypothesis, provisional ground,
5. reason, ground
IV. inward debate of the
1. thinking, reasoning
V. continuous statement,
narrative (whether fact or fiction), oration, etc. (cf. legô (B)
OPPOSITE Metrical or melody
-LOGIKOS ( [logos] )
OPPOSITE Epagoges Bringing in aids.
b. incantation, spel
A. of or for speaking or speech,
the ORGANS of speech,
Hagio-logos, on, A. speaking holy
things, dub. in 1Enoch1.2.
G2980 laleo lal-eh'-o A prolonged form of an
otherwise obsolete verb;
to talk, that is, utter words:--preach, say, speak
(after), talk, tell, utter. Compare G3004 .
OPPOSITE to Mousikę,
OPPOSITE to MUSICAL ORGANS:
-Of musical instruments, a pipe, an organ, water-organ: organa
Organikos A. serving as organs or instruments, instrumental,
esp. of war-engines, of musicians, practical, by way of
instruments, making more use of instruments.
Musical ORGANS are then defined as OPPOSITE
OPPOSITE to rhetoric
or CONFLICTING elements.
Opposite of eloquence Agones which is the CONTEST with
elelizomenos move in coilsr or spiresof the serpent.
Meaning a colission:
III. cause to vibrate, megan d' elelixen Olumpon, of
Zeus, ib.1.530, cf. 8.199; phorminga e. make its strings
quiver, Pi.O.9.13; asteropan elelixais Id.N.9.19 . .
agôniôi elelizomenos podi mimeo -Pass., quake, tremble,
quiver, elelichthę guia Il.22.448 ; elelikto, of a brandished
13.558; amphi de peplos elelizeto possin h.Cer.183 ; megas
d' elelizet' Olumpos h.Hom. l.c.; phorminx [Apollyon's Lyre]
Sug-krousis , eôs, hę,
collision, hoplôn [Carnal Weapon] II. in Music, rapid
alternation of two notes, trill, III. Rhet.,
collision of contradictory statements,
2Cor. 10:4 (For the weapons HOPLON instruments
of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty
through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
3. suited for prose, ho hęrôios semnos kai ou l.
Demetr.Eloc.42 ; to l., opposite to megaloprepes, II.
possessed of reason, intellectual, 2. dialectical,
argumentative, hoi l. dialogoi of Plato, logical, l.
OPPOSITE to rhętorikoi,
Jesus identified the rhetoricians, singers and instrument
players as HYPOCRITES by pointing to Isaiah and
Ezekiel. The SPEAKING in the ekklesia is defined as OPPOSITE
to poety, music and rhetoric.
Aristotle, Rhetoric: I. Rhetoric is a counterpart of
Dialectic; for both have to do with matters that are
in a manner within the cognizance of all men and not
confined to any special science. Hence all men in a
manner have a share of both; for all, up to a certain
point, endeavor to criticize or uphold an argument, to
defend themselves or to accuse.  Now, the majority of
people do this either at random or with a familiarity
arising from habit. But since both these ways are possible,
it is clear that matters can be reduced to a system, for it
is possible to examine the reason why some attain their end
by familiarity and others by chance; and such an examination
all would at once admit to be the function of an art.
 Now, previous compilers of “Arts” of Rhetoric
have provided us with only a small portion of this art, for
proofs are the only things in it that come within the
province of art; everything else is merely an accessory.
And yet they say
nothing about enthymemes which are the body of proof,
but chiefly devote
their attention to matters outside the subject;
 for the
arousing of prejudice, compassion,
anger, and similar emotions
has no connection
with the matter in hand, but is directed only to the
or the only thing to which their attention is devoted (20)
is how to put the judge into a certain frame of mind.
They give no account of the artificial proofs which
make a man a master of rhetorical argument.
The essence of sophistry consists in the moral
purpose, the deliberate use of fallacious arguments.
In Dialectic, the dialectician has the power or
faculty of making use of them when he pleases;
when he does so deliberately, he is called a sophist.
In Rhetoric, this distinction does not exist; he who uses
sound arguments as well as he who uses false ones are both
known as rhetoricians.
Sophis-tęs, 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”
(religious melody) II. from late v B.C., a
Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar,
rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money,
Sophos A. skilled
any handicraft or art, clever, mostly of poets
and musicians, Pi.O.1.9,
en kithara s. E.IT1238
2Cor. 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry,
as we have received
mercy, we faint not;
2Cor. 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of
not walking in craftiness,
nor handling the word of God deceitfully;
but by manifestation
of the truth commending ourselves
to every man’s conscience
in the sight of God.
2Cor. 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them
conversation, discussion, debate, argument
, 2.common language, talk, II.speech,
language articulate speech, language,
conclusion, inference from premisses
II. endowed with speech, “zōa”
Phôn-ę 3. any
opp. inarticulate noise (psophos）“, ph.
also esp. of vowelsound, opp. to that of consonants, Pl.Tht.203b,
literary criticism, of sound,
opp. meaning, Phld.Po.5.20
Therefore SPEAK is Opposite to Organon:
Organon , to, ( [ergon, erdô] ) (ergon,
A. instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing
3. musical instrument, Simon.31,
f.l. in A.Fr.57.1 ; ho
of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c
ibid., cf. Plt.268b
Phld.Mus.p.98K.; of the
pipe, Melanipp.2, Telest.1.2
Because Musical Instruments perform WORK: they are
Ergon [Ergô] I.work,
1. in 1. in Il.
mostly of works or deeds of war, “polemēia
3.a hard piece of work, a hard task, Il.:
also, a shocking deed or act,
The synagogue or ekklesia was to assemble the people but the
PURPOSE was to assemble their minds. The TEXT is that which is
written with no authority to introduce your own. You dialog the
facts and ASSEMBLE your conclusions. From that the law and
common sense excluded the performing arts or artists.
III. Rhet., inference from written to unwritten
in the Logic of
, a syllogism
or deductive argument
, defined provisionally as an
argument in which, certain things being posited, something
different from them necessarily follows, APr.24b18
, cf. 47a34
, al.; of several kinds, e.g.
; o( dialektikos
; sts. opposed to epagōgē
which springs out of induction, APr.68b15
OPPOSITE Epagoges Bringing in aids.
b. incantation, spell [all musical
5. process of
b. esp. in the Logic of Aristotle, argument
induction (cf. “epagō”
The Sulligos was like the Ekklesia and Synagogue (all Greek
Words). While HOW you say something is important the use
of RHETORIC as performance is radically outlawed by Paul
defining what we do "at church."
NECESSARILY opposite to POETRY:
, on,, on,
If you cannot understand the WELL DOCUMENTED DEFINITIONS then
BLAME the preacher, singers and musiciians whose INTENTION
throughout the Bible and common sense is to KEEP THE BIBLE
CHAINED to the PULPIT because the PREACHER has chained the
DIALOG Jesus died ot give us to PREVENT you from being a body
II. not artificial, unpolished, D.H. Lys.8; esp. unpoetical,
a. logos, OPPOSITE. poiętikę, Id.Comp.1; ta apoięta,
opposite ta pepoęmena, a.
hupothesis not used as material for poetry,
hupothesis , A.proposal, proposed action, II.subject
proposed (to oneself or another) for discussion, 2. in
the syllogism, the preliminary statements of fact
(whether proved or not) from which inference starts,
i. e. the premisse, starting point, raw material
Of all churches near you since the attack of the
Christianity in this hour has
been reduced to format, formalism, ego building
dreams and visions of grandeur, emotional worship and worldly, soulical music--all abominations
to the Lord, a spectacle to
the holy angels and a delight to devils! Yet in the heart of
God, nothing of these things constitutes the true, essential
substance of Christianity.
local assembly desperately seeking to find a way to add to
their numbers, as if this had some significance in God's
mind. Leadership has become so far removed from the
Lord's heart that it has adopted a worldly, secular
mentality and cloaked it in Bible terminology, i.e. elders,
pastors, deacons, teachers, prophets, etc. Governing
principles that determine the growth rates of
businesses and corporate establishments have become the
“It is the bounded duty of every
Christian to have no dealings with the “evangelistic”
monstrosity of the day:” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952
“In connection with what is styled “Divine
worship” today, the great majority of professing Christians
follow the dictates of their own wisdom, or
inclination of their fleshly lusts, rather than Holy
Scripture. Others mechanically follow the traditions
of their fathers, or the requirements of popular custom. The
result is that the Holy Spirit is grieved and quenched by
the worldly inventions of carnal men, and Christ is outside
the whole thing. Far better not to worship God at all, than
to mock Him with human “will worship”
(Colossians 2:23). Far better to worship Him scripturally in
the seclusion of our homes, than fellowship
the abominable mockery that is now going on
in almost all of the so-called “churches”.” —A. W. Pink
“Spiritual worship must be
distinguished sharply from soulical worship,
though there are few today who discriminate between them.
Much, very much, of our modern socalled worship is soulical,
that is, emotional. Music which makes one
“feel good,” touching anecdotes which draw tears, the magic
oratory of a speaker which thrills his
hearers, the clever showmanship of professional
evangelists and singers who aim to ‘produce an
atmosphere’ for worship and which are designed to move the
varied emotions of those in attendance, are so many examples
of what is soulical and not spiritual at all.
True worship, spiritual
worship, is decorous, quiet, reverential, occupying
the worshipper with God Himself; and the effect is to
leave him not with a nervous headache
(the inevitable reaction from the high tension produced
by soulical activities) but with a peaceful
heart and a rejoicing spirit.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)
|Scribes, Pharisees, Hypocrites
|The REST Jesus died to give us; Stop the
speaking, singing, playing
people come to you, as they usually do
- and sit
before you to listen to your words, but they do not put them
their mouths they express devotion,
their hearts are greedy for
unjust gain. Ezek 33:31
- Indeed, to them
you are nothing more than one who sings
love (amorous) songs
- with a
- and plays an
- for they hear
- but do
not put them into practice. Ezek 33:32
unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matt 11: 28
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly
in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your
souls. Matt 11: 29
Phortizo (g5412) for-tid'-zo; to
load up (as
a vessel or animal), figurative: to overburden with ceremony or spiritual
- lade, be heavy laden. (Lots of "invoices")
Epôidos , on, epaidô
- Phoros (g5411) for'-os;
from 5342; a load (as borne,) i.e. (fig.) a tax (prop. an Tithes
and offerings individidual
assessment not in time
A. singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal
b. Subst., enchanter, e. kai goęs
(but goęs e. Ba.234): a charm for or against,
c. c. dat., assisting, profitable,
2. Pass., sung to music, phônai Plu.2.622d ; fit for
ho, verse or passage returning at intervals,
DON'T PANIC: If you speak the WORD you CANNOT be
popular. If you speak the WORD you will be despised and rejected
by MOST. If you NUMBERS won't add up: you may be doing
something which is risky and right. Never take a talley:
David did that and could never come before God again.
Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect,
which cry day and
night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.
Nevertheless when the
Son of man cometh,
shall he find faith
on the earth?
Luke 18:9 And he spake this parable unto certain
which trusted in
themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
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