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Goal: Jesus said that God will not even see worship which is not "in spirit." That does not mean "out of your mind." It does not mean doing "things" as long as we have a good mental attitude. Rather, it means that worship takes place only in our mind which is "in spirit" or "in the spirit." Jesus said temples were not the PLACE for worship. Therefore, "in spirit" is the PLACE for Christian worship of a pure or holy Spirit God.Paul does not use the "worship" word in an approved way except "in the spirit." John was "in the spirit" on the Lord's Day. The human spirit is most often the same to the human mind, as "the Holy Spirit of God" is to the "Mind of Christ."Second, Jesus said that worship is "in truth." In those passages perverted to get "music" Romans 15 defines "truth" as "that which was written." In Ephesians 5 it is "the spirit" and in Colossians it is "the Word of Christ." Jesus said: "My Words are spirit and life." That seems to exclude Fanny Crosby and Twila Paris.
Terry L. Miethe: Instrumental Music at ACU writes as an early advocate of the use of instrumental music. He identifies me as an IDIOT but I propose to show that you can even be the GREEK EXPERT at ACU whom Terry L. Miethe gave a standing ovation for hacking an old phrase: "The Future of Our Religious Past" and Majoring in Minors. We will review this paper.Paul instructed the evangelist to "give attendance to the public reading of the Word." Modern converts with Bibles have enough, "thank you very much."Worship is to be our lifestyle and not something we go do just on Sunday. Church as "ekklesia" was like county court and had no worship performers. Believers who assembled were identified as "synagoguing" in one form or another. The synagogue was school of the Bible and continuing education by the local Bible teachers. Synagoguing was in opposition to the temple system where "rituals" were performed by doctors of the law who "took away the key to knowledge" and collected widow's mites. The American Restoration Movement momentarily restored that to mean that church was "the school of Christ."
Therefore, these files are the product of personal worship which is giving heed to Christ and His word, and "in the spirit" or mind. If you want to worship you will have to learn how to do it in your own mind or spirit as you search for truth.
Paul insisted that elders must "teach the word as it has been taught and refute error." It is not grace-centered or honest to ignore the host of professionals dedicated to destroying the church in any of its form. The primary goal is to silence the Word. The driven purpose is to turn church into "holy entertainment."
Religious cults hatch almost daily because too many would love to have a quick fix for all problems. The prevailing cults in most protestant groups flow out of the view that the "Christendom era" just ended and that the Bible has no meaning. This opens the door for charismatic leaders to claim that they are the solution sent by God. Post Modernism admits to being schizophrenic and the new, improved religions are built on principles Machiavelli and Hitler used.
This is my newly-hatched summary so bear with me. Kenneth Sublett, Hohenwald, Tenn.
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American Restoration Movement Top
American Colonial Religion Top
Ancient Near Eastern GLOSSARY (Babylonia) Top
Ancient Near Eastern (Babylonian)Tablets Top
Apocalyptic Literature Top
Apocryphal - Deuterocanonical Top
Authority, Biblical Top
Awakening: Charismatic Top
Babylon, the Two
Bible, Textual Studies Top
Campbell, Alexander Christian System Top
Cane Ridge Kentucky
Catholic Encyclopedia Top
Change Agents Top
Church Top Clapping Hands as Worship Top
Throughout the Bible and lots of secular history, clapping of hands was to insult the loosers. Hand clapping is defined by the same word as "driving a tent peg into the brain." It is a MARK that a people have been captured. In the new Purpose Driven Cult it is a way to train up immature children to become immature adults addicted to self-directed worship. Hand clapping and singing says more about one's gender than they may want to be known.
Classical Literature Top
Core Gospel, the Top
Bishop Ussher said that God created the WHOLE universe in 4004 B.C. Lightfoot making fun of Ussher making fun said: "No. God created the universe at 9:00 AM, October 23, 4004 B.C. and closer than that he couldn't calculate." Preachers say if you will buy my books and call me to lecture I will show you how God did it. Science says, "no, the universe was created 20 billion years ago and we know exactly how it was done back to within one trillionth of a second and if you will give me money and take my course I will give you the secret. Ooops! it was really only 10 billion years ago." Jesus said that God had always revealed in parables from the foundation of the world and Job and Jeremiah confirm it. God will tell you free of charge.Cults Top
See Home Builders Madison notes on Infiltration and diversion using entertainmentDancing Jeff Walling Top
We have collected some of the modern and historical papers on "dancing with God" as a religious ritual.Deaconesses and Female leadership Top
Index of historical documents and personal papers on the deaconess: 36 documents on creeds, councils and ancient commentary.Dead Sea Scrolls Top
Devil Worship Top
Discernment, Spiritual TopSerpent and Devil worship. 61 Ancient and Modern Documents. Scholars close to the ancient languages clarify the Biblical claim that Satan introduced music in an attempt to silence the voice and Word of God.
Paul said that God blinded the Israelites at Mount Sinai and they would not see or hear until they turned toward Christ. Peter promised the gift of A holy spirit at baptism and in 1 Peter 3:21 he called this "a clear conscience" or a clear view as a co-perceiver of God's word.Egypt Top
Edersheim Alfred Top
Alfred Edersheim (I have had contact from his family) was a Jew who converted to Christianity. He was (is) one of the greatest scholars of the Jewish Religion including the worship in the Temple and Synagogue. Because he was schooled as a Jew and wrote for Chrisitans we see the history of the Jews, the life of Jesus and other facts in a uniue way.
Erasmus Index Top
Exodus Pattern for Church Worship and Community Top
The latest coming out of "christian" universities and the pulpits more and more manned by philosophers, theatrical experts and communications experts is that rather than the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai which doomed Irael being an utter defeat, it is actually re constructed by Rubel Shelly and others as asFamiliar Spirit Top
The "familiar spirit" of the witch of Endor is defined as an empty wineskin. Because it was hollow, one could mumble and whisper into it and claim to speak from the dead. The word "nebel" or harp has the same meaning while the "booming gongs" of 1 Corinthians 13 was the hi-tek bronze vase used as a bell or echo chamber to panic the enemy into cowardice. All pagans believed or claimed that the gods or demons lived in musical instruments.Fathers, Church Top
Fathers, Church 57 Ancient DocumentsGiving as worship Top
Grace Centered Cult Top
Hands, Lifting "holy" hands Top
Heglian Dialectic Top
The communistic method of resolving conflict by a pretending to compromise but "facilitating" people to compromise upon the facilitator's views or the views of those who hired the "comflict resolution team."Hitler TopAntionio Gramsci: Post Modernism Defines Narrative Theology
Hohenwald, Tennessee Top
Holy Spirit Top
Holy Spirit, Word of Christ Connection Top
Holy Spirit A Direct Experience Top
"Facilitated" by the Jubilee movement in Nashville, some churches have been driven into seeing worship as whatever gets the charismatic juices flowing. This began as an offshoot of the Willow Creek Movement of holy entertainment.Instrumental Music By Authors Top
Instrumental Music By Authors Over 300 ancient and modern documents on music as worship. TheInstrumental Music Chronological Top
Jubilee and the Y2K expectations Top
Kabbalah: Law and Temple as Judgment Top
Kingdom of God Top
Koran Top Lifting Hands as Ritual
Paul always identifies prayer as "praying in the spirit." That means praying in the homan mind or spirit even as Jesus demanded that ALL worship be in the PLACE of the human mind (nous) which is the holy place(naos) where God meets us. He does not define a pecking order of leading prayer but the spiritual qualifications for both male and female to pray "in their spirit."Locke, John Top
John Locke is largely responsible for the political and religious freedom we enjoy. Locke warned that a church is not a "Christian" group which does not depend upon the document of the church, the Bible, as its authority for faith and practice. We have cross referenced Locke with Thomas Campbell's Declaration and Adress.Machiavelli: The Prince Top
Machiavelli: The Prince. How to take over others property.
Rubel Shelly appeals to Machiavelli to explain why it is so difficult to move people from their old beliefs about the Bible into a new "global" view of faith and worship.Mail Responses Top Medieval TopRubel Shelly: The Machiavelli FAX of Life Resisting Change(From:Faith Matters)
Melody, making in the hear
Melody has roots in the twanging bow which sends the "singing" arrow into your heart to kill you. It is related to grinding the enemy to death and the SOP Jesus fed Judas.Meriwether Lewis Top Miracles Top
Seems like all of life is a miracle. Certainly answered prayer is supernatural. However, the term "answered prayer" and "a miracle" have different meanings. In fact, Jesus got Himself threatened with death to suggests that "miracles are rare." A miracle is "God's design of certifying that this teacher or leader has been commissioned by him." (Luke 4:27). Those in the synagogue flew into an orge of wrath and tried to throw Him off a high hill. So, if answered prayer is a miracle Jesus said "there won't be many."Narrative Theology Top
Necromancy Top Nicean Creed Socrates Scholasticus Top Paganism Parables Top
See how the Godhead is defined using parables which Jesus said had been used from the foundation of the world to keep truth out of the hands of clergy.
Post Modernism Top
Praise Leader as Mediators Top
Praise Singing as a Ritual Top
Promise Keeper Top
Purpose Driven Cults Top
ReformationRestoration Movement American Top
We are not aware of any Restoration Movement Web Site which does not defend the instrumental music sect. Therefore, this has been a highly popular site which adds Biblical quotations and cross links the RM writers with earlier scholars who, for instance, universally rejected music--including self-composed hymns--for the duration of church history.Seeker-Sensitive Centers Top
Serpent Worship - Devil Worship - Music Top
Rubel Shelly etal Sermon Reviews Top
Shepherding and Circles of Membership Top
Serpent Worship Top
Singing as Worship Top
There is no command to sing as an act of worship in the New Testament. The direct command it to TEACH one another. In Romans 15 the resource is "that which has been written," In Ephesians 5 the Spirit and in Colossians 3 it is the Word of Christ. Jesus said that His Words ARE spirit and life. Singing in the Greek world was a purely "secular" activity while speaking was a religious activity. Melody is not Harmony but the word "melody" speaks of the grinding into powder by the warriors chant. It is derived from the twanging bowstring sending a singing arrow into your heart. It is related to the SOP Jesus had fed Judas: the Judas Bag carried "mouthpieces of wind instruments." Even what David did as "worship" was speaking to himself with the Word and "musing" on it or making melody in his own heart or spirit--even on his bed at night.Spiritual Worship Top Soothsaying Top
Soothsaying, Necromancy, Witchcraft. The serpent in the garden is not identified as a "snake" except in the sense of hissing or whispering. The Hebrew word defines the peoples skilled in enchanting or "charming" people into sin or out of their property by the mind-altering magic of music. The word "Chaldean" is almost equivalent to the word "astrologer." Jubal "handled" musical instruments where handled means "without authority." The familiar spirit of the witch of Endor was an empty wine or water skin. By mumbling into its hollow space it became like a "nebel" or the sounding brass of 1 Cor 13. People have still not grown above the superstition of being fooled that a musical performer is speaking the voice of angels or gods.Speaking in Tongues Top
Spectacle Worship Top
Sprinkling or Immersion Top
Sunday Versus Sabbath Top
The synagogue always existed although it is normally called an assembly. Music was outlawed during these assemblies which were for instruction (Num. 10:7). The "people's congregation" worshiped in study of the word and in their own personal prayers. The temple was for the civil-state rituals. By analogy, Washington Cathedral is primarily for state "worship rituals."Tabernacle Top
God ordained the tabernacle "within the camp" of Israel to be the symbolic sign of God's presence and the people's easy access. After Israel rose up to play in musical idolatry at Mount Sinai, God appointed the Levites to guard the Tabernacle against the approach of the people who were now "strangers." They were never in the Tabernacle or Temple during animal sacrifices.
Willow Creek and Holy Entertainment Top
Wineskins, the new kingdom and gospel Top
Women in Worship Click for Deaconesses above Top
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