Review of Truitt Adair's Review of Rick Atchley on Instrumental Music.

Truitt Adair is one of the few who have looked at Rick Atchley's spirit-guided lurch into distorting all of the Bible and recorded history. Most at the preacher level do not grasp that the Bible is a history of the Hebrew people and that national history is split down the middle when Israel rose up to play in musical idolatry of the Egyptian trinity at Mount Sinai. They repeated the eating, drinking, playing instruments and playing with one another just as they had under control of the Egyptians. Christ in the prophets alerts us to the fact that they repudiated His Grace just on the safe banks of the Red Sea.

A. Like any good debater, Rick targets the weakest and most foolish arguments he has heard and read in opposition to his position and demolishes those arguments. (1)

1. He correctly denies the view expressed by some that instrumental music in the Old Testament was an unauthorized innovation of David (Amos 6:4-5) and that at best, God merely tolerated it as He did polygamy and never really approved of it.

He correctly points out that God commanded instrumental music in the Old Testament and was praised by it.

9.1.11 Added notes on Amos: if you miss reading Acts 7 you will not understand why the clergy murdered him

That's not a fact: all of the evidence proves that David changed the role of the Levites whom Ezekiel says caused the nation to fall. That was when Zadok was demoted until into Solomon's reign.

First: Jacob looked forward and defined the path the Hebrews would follow until the were destroyed and any disciple needs to know better than to say that God commanded instrumental music in the worship of the people.

Second: the redactors were looking backward and defined the path they would follow to their destruction.

See some history of the Jacob-Cursed tribe of Levi
Gen. 49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren;
        instruments of cruelty are [h3627 psaltery, weapon]
        in their habitations. [stabbing, burning Bello ]
Iniquitas B. Unfairness, injustice, unreasonableness: luxuria, praetoris, unreasonable demands in the shape of taxes,

Both the Sabbath and the tithe or "taxes" came from Babylon.

Cruelty h2555 unjust gain Habitations h4380 Stabbing, a sword a furnace, boiling
         Instruments:  7015. qiynah, kee-naw´; from 6969; a dirge (as accompanied by beating the or on instruments):—lamentation.       
6969. quwn, koon; a primitive root; to strike a musical note, i.e. chant or wail (at a funeral):—
                       lament, mourning woman [from CAIN]
Remember That Cain was of the wicked one and Paul said that Eve was totally deceived as a wife is taken before her husband.
When God turned the Hebrews over to worship the starry host it is because they fell into musical idolatry of the Egyptian (etal) trinity.  The worship of Egypt, Egypt, Canaan, seduced Hebrews and Babylonians were much the same.

The Levites--an old Egyprian infant burning sect--were under the KING and commanders of the Army.


Verg. A. 11.660 
Swift through the midmost slaughter proudly strides
the quiver-girt Camilla, with one breast
thrust naked to the fight, like Amazon.
Oft from her hand her pliant shafts she rains,
or whirls with indefatigable arm
a doughty battle-axe; her shoulder bears
Diana's sounding [sŏno] arms and golden bow.
Sometimes retreating and to flight compelled,
the maiden with a rearward-pointing bow
shoots arrows as she flies. Around her move
her chosen peers, Larina, virgin brave,
Tarpeia, brandishing an axe of bronze,
and Tulla, virgins out of Italy
whom the divine Camilla chose to be
her glory, each a faithful servitress
in days of peace or war. The maids of Thrace
ride thus along Thermodon's frozen flood,
and fight with blazoned Amazonian arms
around Hippolyta; or when returns
Penthesilea in triumphal car
'mid acclamations shrill, [Ulŭlo halal] and all her host
of women clash in air the moon-shaped shield.

Fēmĭnĕus , II. Transf., with an accessory notion of contempt, womanish, effeminate, unmanly

Clash:
exsulto (exult- ),to run riot, to revel;
2. Of an orator or an oration, diffuse, prolix: “fiunt pro grandibus tumidi ... laetis corrupti, compositis exsultantes,

The "halal" or praise word is the source of Lucifer.

Gen. 49:6 O my soul,
        come not thou into their secret;
        unto their assembly,
        mine honour,
        be not thou united:
                for in their anger they slew a man,
                and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
Gen. 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel:
        I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Divido I. To force asunder, part, separate, divide (very freq. and class.; cf.: distribuo, dispertio; findo, scindo, dirimo, divello, separo, sejungo, segrego, secerno).
And don't forget that they volunteered to slaughter 3000 including their own "brethren" for engaging in musical idolatry.

"The triumphal hymn of Moses had unquestionably a religious character about it; but the employment of music in religious services, though idolatrous, is more distinctly marked in the festivities which attended the erection of the golden calf." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).  See Musical Idolatry at Mount Sinai

Exod 32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow,  and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; 
        and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play
Ludo  A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing,
B. To sport, dally, wantonly Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song: carmina pastorum,
Exodus 32:25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked;
        (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)
Exodus 32:26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said,
        Who is on the LORD’s side? let him come unto me.
        And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

Here is what Moses commanded:

Exodus 32:27 And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
        Put every man his sword by his side,
        and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp,
        And slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.
Exodus 32:28 And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses:
        and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
The worship of the starry host (Acts 7) was guarded by the Levites who would kill any civillian who came near any holy thing or place.
Numbers 18:1 And the LORD said unto Aaron,
        Thou and thy sons and thy father’s house with thee
        shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary:
        and thou and thy sons with thee
        shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.
Numbers 18:2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee,
        that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee:
        but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.
Numbers 18:3 And they shall keep thy charge,
        and the charge of all the tabernacle: 
                only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar,
                that neither they, nor ye also, die.
The noise is never call music and the godly people were excluded. The loud noise was to force everyone present to bow or fall on their face which is THE meaning of their worship.

God did not command king, kingdom, temple, slaughter of innocent animals or the exorcism sounds which accompanied the "worship of the starry host." Please do not skip Act 7.

If you say that God Commanded Instrumental Music as Worship.
And God did not command Instrumental Music as Worship.
Then Christ The Spirit in Jeremiah 23 says that you are a blasphemer.

This Paper PROVES that it was David Who misused the Levites in Jerusalem: called Sodom.

Chris Seidman on Psallo and Harps in Revelation as authority: it becomes much easier if you believe that the people under the "praised God with instrumental by command."

See the musical idolatry of the Egyptian Trinity at Mount Sinai as a terminal fall from Grace

See how Christ in the Prophets understood this event.

If, as Stephen confirms, the Exodus and Amos story proves that God turned the nation over to WORSHIP THE STARRY HOSTS, what "gods" were they abandoned to worship even when they called him Jehovah?  Christ through the prophets said they had a covenant with death: the Marzeah defined by Amos and the sacrificial system defines that abandonment by God at Mount Sinai. This points to Baal.

The entire Bible and the Jewish Encyclopedia makes it absolutely certain: it was Sabazianism or the wide-spread Dionysus (Bacchus) worship or the god of the OLD winekins. Plutarch makes it clear that the Jews lost their "place and their god" and worshipped Dionysus. Apollo (Abaddon, Apollyon) was the sun god and all sun gods were worshipped on the seventh day of the week: both the sabbath as WORSHIP and the tithe derived from Babylon.  The synagogue on the Rest days calculated from the Sun and Moon were called REST and not worship: this quarantined thee godly people from any of the performance-based worship on the Sabbath.  Modern Sabbath worship pretending to honor the Lord's death at the Lord's Supper is just another Mark of end-time Sabazianism including the New Wineskins mantra.

Chrisit who guided them separated out the Qahal, synagogue or church of Christ in the wilderness to conduct School of the Word of God. That never changed and Jesus added the Lord's Supper which is another teaching visual aid. In addition He as the Spirit in His post-glorified state and leads worship which in the New Testament is giving heed to the Word of Christ in the Prophets and apostles.

7.12.11

Truitt Adair: 3. It should be understood at the outset that brother Atchley is on a mission to pursuade others to his understanding of instrumental music and is finding receptive audiences. In his first session he said that his lessons would be available on the Richland Hills website and on DVD so that others could “hear what we are saying and doing.”

His task is enabled if the non-instrumentalists accept that God commanded anything connected with the Monarchy.

I am surprised that their effort has been a failure based on the money and numbers of people discorded. However, we should expect that we will not be able to find an ekklesia of Christ and we may have to meet at night and in the dark:
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?

He also said, “I think becoming a both/and church could inspire many other churches of Christ to be courageous in their Kingdom efforts.”

Based on the accounts posted by their  agents, the NACC thanks him very much.

RECORDED HISTORY INCLUDING THE BIBLE PROVES THAT HE IS "MISSIONAL." HERE ARE THE MARKS.   The Mount Sinai event also proves that there is no redemption and therefore God leads you into Babylon defined in Revelation 17-8. When the blind follow the blind they also fall into a "ditch" which means a PIT.

Rick and the whole flock should grasp that according to the prophecies by Christ (repudiating the lying pen of the Scribes) and Luke 17 Jesus defines their effort as ANTI-kingdom of Christ. After all, music from mystery in all sacrifical systems (goats burned) was tasked "to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter."  Even Silly Sally understands that when the rhetoricians rhetors, the singers sing and the players pluck there must be an INTENTION to make sure that Jesus does not get a word in edgewise.
Lk 17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come:
        but woe unto him, through whom they come!

Jesus has named the Scribes and Pharasees  hypocrites: in Isaiah and Ezaekiel 33 these are slick speakers, singers and instrument players.
According to Philo, "the gods of the pagans exploit this weakness of men. For the sake of a better effect, and with the intention of more easily cheating their devotees, they have set their lies to melodies, rhythms and meters."
Skandal-istēs , ou, ho, prob. A. acrobat who performed on a trapeze trap or snare laid for an enemy, skandala poieisthai
Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more:
        but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock
        or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren,
        mark them which cause divisions and offences
        contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

Rick Atchley certainly never heard Paul preach or practice anything other than the Word of God. On the contrary, Paul used words which excludes "mental excitement" or doubtful disputations or private opinions which do not edify or educate.. Godly people build or educate the church on the Prophets and Apostles:

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
Revelation 2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 
nik-ē   2. later, generally, mastery, ascendancy, etc., in all relations, nikēn   diasōzesthai to keep the fruits of victory, X.Cyr.4.2.26, cf. 4.1.15.
II. pr. n., Nike, the goddess of victory, Hes.Th.384, cf. Pi.I.2.26, etc.; “Nikē Athana PoliasS.Ph.134, cf. E. Ion457 (lyr.), 1529.
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Exa^pa^taō
1. [deceivebrotōn phatisdedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois exapatōnti muthoi” (“phatin Sgr:”) O. 1.29
Myth: 2. fiction (Opposite. logos, historic truth), Pi.O.1.29 (pl.), N.7.23 (pl.), Pl.Phd.61b, Prt.320c, 324d, etc. Hes. WD 194

Hes. WD 194
[185] Men will dishonor their parents as they grow quickly old, and will carp at them, chiding them with bitter words, hard-hearted they, not knowing the fear of the gods. They will not repay their aged parents the cost of their nurture, for might shall be their right: and one man will sack another's city. [190] There will be no favor for the man who keeps his oath or for the just or for the good; but rather men will praise the evil-doer and his violent dealing. Strength will be right, and reverence will cease to be; and the wicked will hurt the worthy man, speaking false words against him, and will swear an oath upon them

Poikilos 2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, id=Pind.; so, poikilon kitharizōn  [harp, guitar]

3. intricate, complex, Hdt., Soph., etc.: —adv., poikilōs audōmenos speaking in double sense, Soph.

Pind. O. 1 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,
Yes, there are many marvels, and yet I suppose the speech of mortals
        beyond the true account can be deceptive,
        stories adorned with embroidered lies;
[30] and Grace, who fashions all gentle things for men, confers esteem and often contrives to make believable the unbelievable. But the days to come are the wisest witnesses.
Poieō , A make, produce, first of something material, as manufactures, works of art
2.
create, bring into existence,genos anthrōpōn poieinId.R.576a;  
tēs lexeōs the forms (modes) used in poetry, such as entreaty, threat, command, Id.Po.1456b9); ta tēs kōmōdias
Lexis 2. diction, style, enthade l. the style used here (in courts of justice), Pl.Ap.17d; Mousēs l. poetical diction
7. a figure in Dancing, Ar.V.1485: mostly in pl., figures, gestures (cf. skhēmation),
skhēma  skhēmata pros ton aulon [flute] orkheisthaiX.Smp.7.5; en . . mousikē kai skhēmata . . kai melē enesti figures and tunes, Pl.Lg.655a;

Lk 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
        and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
If the kingdom is within you then worship is IN SPIRIT as the place as opposed to temples or megachurches.  Those who are terminally condemned are those who try to make the kingdom visible in ceremonial legalism: this is the ultimate insult to God making you capable of doing what you think He left SILENT.

YOU CANNOT FIND THE KINGDOM OR CHURCH OF CHRIST BY SIGHT, SOUND OR SMELL

Lk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come,
        he answered them and said,
The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

The ekklesia / synagogue was A School of Christ (Campbells) defined for Rest, Reading and rehearsing the Word of God.  Peter restricts the upbuilding part as the prophets by Christ in Spirit and the prophecies made more perfect by Jesus of Nazareth.  God made Jesus to be both Lord and Christ with the power to fully define the prophets.  He defines the nature of the future church including baptism in Isaiah.

Impure religion or Threskia would involve the "laded burden" which would be religious rituals calculated to arouse spiritual anxiety pretending with lying wonders that they were revealing God to the paying audience.

Jesus said and everyone understood that Worship was in the PLACE of the now sanctified spirit as it is devoted to The Spirit of truth: the Words of Jesus
Latin:
Observātĭo
,
A. An office, duty, service (eccl. Lat.): “Dei sui et expiationis,Vulg. 2 Esdr. 12, 44: “in observationibus sicut fas est,id. 1 Macc. 12, 11.—
1 Macc 12:11 - We therefore remember you constantly on every occasion, both in our feasts and on other appropriate days, at the sacrifices which we offer and in our prayers, as it is right and proper to remember brethren.

Jesus commanded us to pray in our private places.

Observationi operam dare,Plaut. Mil. 2, 6, 5: “siderum,Cic. Div. 1, 1,
Opĕra , A. Care, attention, exertion bestowed on any thing:
alicui,to attend to one, listen to him, Plaut. Trin. 4, 2, 52: “sermoni,Cic. Leg. 2, 1, 4:
B.  An observation, remark; a precept, rule (post-Aug.), Plin. 17, 21, 35, § 163: “dare observationes aliquas coquendi,id. 22, 23, 47, § 99: sermonis antiqui,Suet. Gram. 24.—

C. I
n partic., circumspection, care, exactness: “summa erat observatio in bello movendo,Cic. Off. 1, 11, 36.—

D. Regard, respect, esteem, reverence (post-class.): religionibus suam observationem reddere, Christianitatis, [Christian ClergyCod. Th. 12, 1, 112: divina,ib. 12, 1, 104.—
rĕlĭgĭo piety, religion, both pure inward piety and that which is manifested in religious rites and ceremonies; “hence the rites and ceremonies, as well as the entire system of religion and worship, the res divinae or sacrae, were frequently called religio or religiones (cf. our use of the word religion):
E.  Display, outward show (eccl. Lat.): “non venit regnum Dei cum observatione,Vulg. Luc. 17, 20.— “p. patheōn allotriōn

F. Observance: dierum,” [Days] Gell. 3, 2, 3.

Your personal experiences is YOU putting YOU at the center and most people are skandalized that a person could mount the pulpit. YOU have nothing to bring.
Pathos
A. that which happens to a person or thing 2. what one has experienced, good or bad my experience todrama tou pathous pleon
II. of the soul, emotion, passion (“legō de pathē . . holōs hois hepetai hēdonē ē lupēArist.EN1105b21), “sophiē psukhēn pathōn aphaireitai”[take away for oneself to be robbed or deprived of a thing a heretic]
p. poiein to excite passion
V. RHETORID., emotional style or treatment, to sphodron kai enthousiastikon p. Longin.8.1; “pathos poieinArist. Rh.1418a12; “pragmata p. ekhontaPlu.2.711e, etc.: pl., “pathē diestōta hupsous
Sophia , Ion. -, , prop. A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, Hephaestus [Lucifer]and Athena  in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8, e divination
Allotriōn[estrange from, made an enemy, alienated, fall into other hands]
Greek:
Paratēr-ēsis , patheōn allotriōn
empirical observation, OPPOSITE. logismos  p.  so kata historian ē p.
histor-ia  A. inquiry, systematic or scientific observation, 2. knowledge so obtained, information,
II. written account of one's inquiries, narrative, history, “hai tōn peri tas praxeis graphontōn hi.
Praxis , A. doing, transaction, business, on a trading voyage
2. result or issue of a business, esp. good result, success
action in drama, opp. logos,
4. magical operation, spell, P 2. practice, i.e. trickery, treachery,
VII. public office, dioikētheisa p.
VIII.
discourse, lecture of a rhetorician or philosopher,

Lord hasn't all of the workshops, guest appearances and fame and fortune said THE KINGDOM is where I preach.  You are an affront to God and the disciples who understand that worship is IN SPIRIT as devoted to THE TRUTH.

Lk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

The Israelites refused to hear God without Moses as mediator: they were made blind and deaf and there is nothing between Moses and Jesus which has spiritual application except the Church of Christ in the Wilderness. Moses promised another prophet like him

John 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
John 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; [place]
        and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
John 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh,
        when ye shall neither in this mountain, [place] nor yet at Jerusalem, [place]worship the Father.
John 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship:
        for salvation [the Saviour]  is of the Jews.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is,
        when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit [place] and in truth: f
        or the Father seeketh such to worship him.
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ:
        when he is come, he will tell us all things.
John 4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
This sinful woman knew than all of the scholars in the modern world: she knew that the Purpose Driven Christ came to "tell us all things." We don't get to be the teller or seller.

A baptized believer is a disciple of Christ: He adds you to Hiis School and then puts our spirit in a safe house:

Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,    
        and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 

The Israelites as Rick's foundation had a covenant with death; Amos speaks of that evil worship.

Skotos (“ho”.) O. 1.83gnōman kenean skotō kulindeiN. 4.40tai megalai gar alkai skoton polun humnōn ekhonti deomenaiN. 7.13prophasisaretan es aipun ebale skoton” fr. 228.

Pind. N. 4 [30] When toils have been resolved, festivity is the best physician; and songs, the skillful daughters of the Muses, soothe with their touch. And warm water does not wet the limbs so gently [5] as praise that accompanies the lyre. Speech lives longer than deeds; whatever words the tongue, with the favor of the Graces, draws from the deep mind.

A man who did not understand this proverb would appear to be inexperienced in battle: since “it is likely that the doer will also suffer.” The laws of song and the hurrying hours prevent me from telling a long story, [35] and I am drawn, by a magic charm on my heart, to touch on the new-moon festival. Nevertheless, although the deep salt sea holds you around the middle, strain against treacherous plots. We will be seen arriving in the light far above our enemies. But another man, with an envious glance, [40] broods in the darkness over an empty thought that falls to the ground. As for me, I know that whatever excellence ruling destiny gave me, time will creep forward and bring it to its appointed perfection. Weave out, sweet lyre, right now,

Pind. N. 7 For he lives in a city that loves music, the city of the Aeacidae with their clashing spears; [10] and they very much want to foster a spirit familiar with contests. If someone is successful in his deeds, he casts a cause for sweet thoughts into the streams of the Muses. For those great acts of prowess dwell in deep darkness, if they lack songs, and we know of only one way to hold a mirror up to fine deeds:

Propha^s-is , eōs, , (prophainō) 2. falsely alleged motive (or cause), pretext, pretence, excuse, pretence, ostensibly, pretence that public debts are owing,
III. persuasion, suggestion, dub.l.in S.Tr.662 (lyr.)

Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
 
Jesus quotes from Isaiah and Ezekiel 33 which names slick speakers, singers and instrument players.

Lk 17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

Lk 17:23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

Lk 17:24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth [+thunder] out of the one part under heaven,
        shineth unto the other part under heaven;
        so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

I SUGGEST THAT ALL OF THE Skandal-istēs   LINE UP FOR THE FITTING OF A MILLSTONE.

Paul calls this the Lying Wonders of those send a strong delusion so that they believe a lie and are damned.

Truitt Adair: In the second lesson he stated, “My love for the Bible compels me to say what I’ve said this morning. I cannot in good conscience allow people to teach as Bible what the Bible doesn’t teach.

People have complained about threatening rhetoric.

You have to conclude that Rick has never read the context of the proof-text paper handed to him by Chris Seidman and David Faust as an agent of the NACC. He repeats word for word the out of sequence argument on the White Paper.  Becuase doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge God left a written record and Jesus said that SPEAKING the Word of God was receiving the Spirit WITHOUT METER as the word often means. Since there is NO meter in the Biblical text no one ever sung (sang) in a tuneful sense.  If Rick and the NACC had done some research on the words READ and SPEAK they would have discovered that patriarchal gods NEVER SING or are sung too.  If you want to teach and admonish you speak or read: you never teach with effeminate "praise teams" singing about making love to God. That was the message of the writer of Psalm 149.

The only way to verify that you are not being led by a son of the Devil--who speaks on his own--is to follow the unchanging example:
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time
        hath in every city
        them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Peter outlawed Doubtful Disputations which is "further expounded" and left a written memory to MARK false teachers.  See 2 Peter 2 where Peter defined musical corruption.

And 2 Peter 3 the End Time Mockers

That is the pattern Paul commanded to timothy: singing as an ACT was imposed and caused division after Constantine began paying pagan priests to become unwashed bishops. That is documented as the year 373 and split the east from the west.

Because we have not understood that the Bible includes the history of the Civil-Military-Clergy thread which was antithetical to the Prophetic thread, men like Rick Atchley have taken the record of EVENTS in a God-abandoned worship of the Starry Host and made them DIRECT COMMANDS for the godly people guided by Christ in the prophets and prophecies made more perfect by Jesus of Nazareth.

Truitt Adair: I. LIKE MOST WHO ADVANCE A LARGE NUMBER OF ARGUMENTS TO PROVE A POINT, SOME OF THE ARGUMENTS PRESENTED ARE STRONGER THAN OTHERS. WE WILL FIRST LOOK AT SOME OF THE BETTER ARGUMENTS

A. Like any good debater, Rick targets the weakest and most foolish arguments he has heard and read in opposition to his position and demolishes those arguments. (1)

1. He correctly denies the view expressed by some that instrumental music in the Old Testament was an unauthorized innovation of David (Amos 6:4-5) and that at best, God merely tolerated it as He did polygamy and never really approved of it.

He correctly points out that God commanded instrumental music in the Old Testament and was praised by it.

I have collected most of recorded history beginning with clay tablets and I deny that God ever commanded instruments to make music and praise him.

If remotely true to the Biblical text who, where and why were loud noise made by instruments? Assuredly, since we know the meaning of SYNAGOGUE we know that Christ OUTLAWED vocal or instrumental noises and any kind of elevated speech when the people rested FROM pagan worship services and atted the School of the Word of God. If David praises--makes himself vile--in the firmament how can that be a command for the Kingdom of Christ which is NOT in any external acts or works. #150 is a halal and not a true psalm.

THE BOOK OF AMOS

If you hobble those who deny that Amos approved instruments IF they had a good attitude or IF you hobble those who deny that God COMMANDED anything within the Monarchy, by marking them as weak and foolish, you have made it increasingly impossible for honorable people to open their mouth; assuredly you have made it impossible to ever be invited to the Workshops of Evil. If they have been DEMOLISHED already by Rick Atchley (eating from the NACC white paper) why did the effort to reincarnate churches of Christ as Christian Churches fail so miserably?  Why is it that all of the Bible and recorded history is still recorded for us to read and have not been burned in heaps?

If you read Acts 7 you will discover that Stephen connected Amos to the "rising up to play" at Mount Sinai: this was the musical idolatry of the Egyptian (etal) trinity.  There is no historic scholar I have found who does not repudiate the WAY the nation of Israel carried out their sacrificial system.  While David ordained the Levites to stand gurard to keep the "commoners" away from their national ziggurat under the king and commanders of the army, in Israel the musical performers became a pleasure for the rich who stole from the poor.  The singers went INTO their temple which according to Moses would be a death penalty.


The Agape was a funerary feast with and for the dead much like the marzeah condemned in Amos 5 and 6.

That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall; Am.6:4

That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David; Amos 6:5

That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph. Amos 6:6

Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed. Amos 6:7

Marzeach (h4798) mar-zay'-akh; formed like 4797; a cry, i. e. (of grief) a lamentation: - mourning.

For thus saith the Lord, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my peace from this people, saith the Lord, even lovingkindness and mercies. Jer 16:5

The Marzeah in Amos 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Battle of Baal and Yahm
Aloud they [summon the assembly of the gods/ do cry to those near]. They invite

the distant ones / those far away, to the assembly of `El
they summon/do cry: "`El remains seated
[in his
marzeah/banqueting hall/among his cult-guests (dM)] . . .

The shame of the Eternal One
The
shameful conduct of the usurper . . .
O gods, (to) the house of your lord . . .
[Who surely
travels (S)
lest he go (D/G) quickly
the Runner will not walk (dM)] through the land, . . .
who
goes in the dust (of) destruction
a mess of mud on the ground . . .

Comments: Smith believes lines 7-8 should be interpreted "Either literally, as `El walking through the underworld, or an allusion to `El being "dead drunk," or both metaphorical, and ironic, as the marzeah serves as the setting for feasts for the dead and for the living mourning the dead (p. 145).

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

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

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

See Plato define the Greek Symposium.

See John Mark Hicks urging the Lord's Supper is a Jubilating SACRIFICIAL-LIKE feast with God.

Terry Briley at Lipscomb: "The book of Isaiah begins with an analysis of Israel's worship. Outwardly, there's nothing wrong. But their hearts are not engaged and their lives are disconnected from their worship."

See the BAAL CYCLE OR EPIC

Resource: Photograph by Bruce and Kenneth Zuckerman, West Semitic Research. Courtesy Claremont Graduate School.

The MRZH Tablet

"The tablet seen here is a contract having to do with the setting up of an association called the MRZH (marzeah). This association was a group of people who got together regularly in a special room in someone's home to celebrate and hold banquets, probably for religious reasons. Some scholars think they may have practiced certain rituals to honor and mourn the dead. We do know that the biblical prophets Amos and Jeremiah disapproved of whatever rituals were involved; see Amos 6:7 and Jeremiah 16:5. Commentary by Marilyn J. Lundberg.

"NO command of God was ever so ascribed to man. The use of the instruments of music in the Old Testament were of man, not of God." (Tract on music, Lipscomb).

"Surely these inspired statements are sufficient to show that David made, invented, and commanded the use of instruments of music in divine worship. Where does revelation explain that God made, invented, appointed, or commanded the use of instrumental music in ordained worship of that age? On the basis of plain declarations, the contention that David introduced the idea is founded; in the absence of such testimony that God is the author, we reject the opinion that God authorized the practice." (L.O. Sanderson, p. 350).

In 2 Chronicles 29 used to prove that God commanded instrumental worship, the Levites STOOD in ranks in silence during the regular blood letting and offering.  However, Hezekiah's EXTRA sacrifice to Israel involved the BURNT OFFERING where the playing of instruments was under the Command of King David.

"From the beginning, then, it was not so. Neither is it a part of or aid to Christian worship. Since there is no record of God ordaining the practice, he must have simply tolerated or indulged it, just as he did regarding some ignorance, kings, divorces, and polygamy" (Sanderson, p. 351).

God tolerated the musical performance of the Levites (only) because He had turned them over to worship the starry host. God always permits those who reject Him to do whatever they wish.

"It was by the hand or commandment of the Lord and his prophets that the Levites should praise the Lord; for so the Hebrew text may be understood:

"and it was by the order of David that so many instruments of music should be introduced into the Divine service." (Adam Clark, Commentary on 2 Chron. 29:25).

Then Clark says:

"But were it evident, which it is not, either from this (2 Chron. 29:25) or any other place in the sacred writings, that instruments of music were prescribed by Divine authority under the law, could this be adduced with any semblance of reason that they ought to be used in Christian Worship? No..." (Adam Clark, Commentary, Vol. II, PP. 690-691).

"I believe that David was not authorized by the Lord to introduce that multitude of musical instruments into the divine worship of which we read; and I am satisfied that his conduct in this respect is most solemnly reprehended by this prophet; and I further believe that the use of such instruments of music in the Christian church is without the sanction and against the will of God; that they are subversive of the spirit of true devotion...if there was a woe to them who invented instruments of music, as did David under the law, is there no woe...to those who introduce them?" (Adam Clark, Commenting on Amos 6:5).

"...Scriptures do condemn the use that David made of the instruments in worship--Amos 6:5: 'Woe to them... that chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David;' and Amos 5:23: 'Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.' The condemnation of the instruments of music in this passage turns on the phrase like David--it does not say like David's, which could refer only to the instruments, but like David is the use that David made of the instruments. David did not invent the musical instrument--Jubal invented the instruments (Gen. 4:21)--but David invented them for worship--they were David's innovation." (Wallace, p. 177).

"Amos, we are told, is the sharpest critic of musical instruments in pre-Christian times. through him God expresses a preference for justice and honesty over bloody sacrifice and its attendant music of song and instruments. This sentiment, we are told, was revolutionary, making part of a similar change felt over the civilized world... And overall view of the evidence, McKinnon thinks, reveals a relationship between the three elements: a higher conception of God, a rejection of sacrifice, and a rejection of musical instruments." (Green, William M, Pepperdine College, in Restoration Quarterly, v. 19, 1966).

"To hear a man's or woman's voice sing Handel's solo... beats through one's chest with some sort of a throb depending on how well he or she is singing, and how much you respond to this kind of music. But no matter how much you may 'enjoy' Handel's solo, the words are not meant to be entertainment." (Schaeffer, Edith, Christianity is Jewish, p. 1)

"Amos stressed "that violations of the moral law could not be remedied by means of festive rites, offerings, or liturgical indulgence on the part of the sinner. In point of fact, God was already standing beside the altar (Am. 9:1ff), poised and ready to shatter it. No ritual, however, elaborate and symbolic in nature, could possibly substitute for the sincere worship of the human spirit, grounded in high moral and ethical principles." (Harrison, p. 895).

"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 Canaan. 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 and mosque. 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).

F. B. Bruce is one of the best known modern writer and one might expect that he would defend the denominational practice. However, he like most who rest on their scholarship tell the truth. He wrote--

"...these same people were punctilious in their religious observances. Never did such abundant sacrifices smoke to Yahweh from the altars at Dan and Bethel and other sanctuaries in Israel; and the note of praise rose regularly and loudly from tongue and harp. Was not this the worship in which Yahweh delighted? So they thought, but the voice of Yahweh through His prophet told a different story." (F.F. Bruce, Israel, p. 58).

Bruce shows, along with the LXX, that (1) music was used as worship, (2) they thought that God would delight in it, but (3) God condemned it. This refutes those who deny that Amos said anything about music and it supports the clear statement and context of the book of Amos.

Most ancient scholars not only condemn music as worship but show that it had its origin in pagan superstition and was the product of the poets (songs as magical incantations)--

"It was only permitted to the Jews as sacrifice was, for the heaviness and grossness of their souls. God condescended to their weakness, because they were lately drawn off from idols; but now, instead of organs, we may use our own bodies to praise him withal." (Chrysostom on Psa. 149, Vol. iii, p. 634).

"It is foreign also to the piety of Clement that the (song) instituted for drinking companies, to be sung in the convivial feasts of the Gentiles... As if he [Clement] did not know that Psalms, not 'wine songs,'... were recited at the close of the Supper... I say that so great a profanation of the Psalms is most severely condemned by God in the third [commandment] of the Decalogue and Amos 5:23; 6:5" (Joseph Bingham, Antiq. of the Christian Church, Vol. 2, p. 485 quoting Clement).


Rick has done the set-up with the younger generation which will be the hiring leadership of the future.

David Lipscomb noted that the Disciples "invented" the word "psallo" to try to justify the split within the Disciples/Christian churches.  It seems clear that the NACC and sympathizers radically interpreted Amos to say that their only problem was a bad mental attitude. Because violent men take the kingdom by violence most preachers were intimidated not to look any further. As the "unity" movement by the NACC grew it was fatal to your career path to preach the truth that God DID NOT command anything about the Monarchy to which He abandoned them when the "elders" (always) demanded a national or secular leadership: God understood that to mean that they wanted to worship like the nations.

Unfortunately, Truitt Adair has affirmed Rick Atchley by denouncing as weak and foolish the Bible and historic scholarship: if he has demolished the historiic scholarship then Rick Atchley's job is half finished. However, I would challenge anyone to find any historic pre-theology scholarship which does not know that Christ in the prophets repeats the condemnation over and over: WHY NOT, in ordaining the Holy Convocation for the godly people's REST He outlawed vocal and instrumental rejoicing including elevated forms of speaking intending to intimidate the flock.  The Sabbath or Rest day was to protect the godly people FROM the seventh day worshipers which always worshipped the SUN or starry host.

If you missed the message of Acts 7 Stephen repudiated the whole Jewish national system as a result of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai:  HE was brave enough to tell the truth like Amos. He was willing to lose his life and not just his "standing in the priesthood."

FACT:

The Levi tribe was abandoned to worship the starry host and all credible Bible students understand that the unlawful monarchy, monarch, temple, slaughter of innocent animals and the accompanying exorcism noise could not be an ABANDOMENT and an ENDORSEMENT at the same time.. Jacob in Genesis 49 had sorted out the reign of the tribe of Levi and warned us not to make a covenant with them or to attend their assemblies. Jacob leaped over the Monarchy and told us to accept the king out of Judah.

If YOUR God enjoys FEASTING with you while you burn the fat (John Mark Hicks) then shame on you for making yourself the superior feeder, houser and sexually complant enabler.

Genesis 49.5 Symeon et Levi fratres vasa iniquitatis bellantia

Gen. 49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren;
        instruments (weapon, psaltery)
        of cruelty are in their habitations.
                 (stabbing, dig through furnace, for burning
                 Bellor fight,  carry on war,

The Levites--an old Egyprian infant burning sect--were under the KING and commanders of the Army.

Verg. A. 11.660 
Swift through the midmost slaughter proudly strides
the quiver-girt Camilla, with one breast
thrust naked to the fight, like Amazon.
Oft from her hand her pliant shafts she rains,
or whirls with indefatigable arm
a doughty battle-axe; her shoulder bears
Diana's sounding [sŏno] arms and golden bow.
Sometimes retreating and to flight compelled,
the maiden with a rearward-pointing bow
shoots arrows as she flies. Around her move
her chosen peers, Larina, virgin brave,
Tarpeia, brandishing an axe of bronze,
and Tulla, virgins out of Italy
whom the divine Camilla chose to be
her glory, each a faithful servitress
in days of peace or war. The maids of Thrace
ride thus along Thermodon's frozen flood,
and fight with blazoned Amazonian arms
around Hippolyta; or when returns
Penthesilea in triumphal car
'mid acclamations shrill, [Ulŭlo halal] and all her host
of women clash in air the moon-shaped shield.

Fēmĭnĕus , II. Transf., with an accessory notion of contempt, womanish, effeminate, unmanly

Clash:
exsulto (exult- ),to run riot, to revel;
2. Of an orator or an oration, diffuse, prolix: “fiunt pro grandibus tumidi ... laetis corrupti, compositis exsultantes,
Gen. 49:6 O my soul,
        come not thou into their secret;
        unto their assembly,
        mine honour,
        be not thou united:
                for in their anger they slew a man,
                and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
Gen. 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel:
        I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Divido I. To force asunder, part, separate, divide (very freq. and class.; cf.: distribuo, dispertio; findo, scindo, dirimo, divello, separo, sejungo, segrego, secerno).

Besides being totally wrong in approving what Amos condemned if we "just have a good mental attitude", blaming churches of Christ for being pretty ignorant is someone conceiveing to deceive: they missed the clear history of the Old Testament and the fact that the Synagogue of Christ as a school only is built upon the foundation of the Prophets and apostles.  Since other prophets guided by  Christ repudiate the ACTIONS of their worship: why would false teachers be left only with Amos to repudiate?

John Chrysostom Homilies Temple and Sacrifice [ c. ad 347-407] Note
Speaking for all historic scholarship.

The meaning is: Stephen was accused of speaking against "the customs,"-sacrifices, temple, feasts, etc. Therefore he significantly points to that critical conjuncture. from which these "customs" date their introduction: namely, the Provocation at Horeb.
Prior to that, he tells of "living oracles," life-giving precepts:
after it, and as its consequence, sacrifices, etc.,
those statutes
which were not good, and ordinances by which a man shall not live,
as God says by Ezekiel.

Not a word of sacrifice till then: and the first mention is, of the sacrifices offered to the calf. In like manner, "they rejoiced," "the people ate and drank, and rose up to play:" and in consequence of this,
the feasts were prescribed: kai eufrainonto, fhsin: dia touto kai eortai.-'Epishmainetai might be rendered, "he marks," "puts a mark upon it" (so the innovator, who substitutes, touto kai Dauid epishmainomenoj legei): we take it passively, "there is a mark set over it-it is emphatically denoted." In the active, the verb taken intransitively means "to betoken or announce itself," "make its first appearance."-
In the Treatise adv. Judaeos, iv. §6. tom. i. 624. C. St. Chrysostom gives this account of the legal sacrifices: "To what purpose unto Me is the multitude of your sacrifices? etc. (Isaiah i., 11, ff.)
Do ye hear how it is most plainly declared, that God did not from the first require these at your hands? Had He required them, He would have obliged those famous saints who were before the Law to observe this practice. Then wherefore has He permitted it now?

In condescension to your infirmity. As a physician in his treatment of a delirious patient, etc.:thus did God likewise. For seeing them so frantic in their lust for sacrifices, that they were ready, unless they got them, to desert to idols: nay not only ready, but that they had already deserted, thereupon He permitted sacrifices. And that this is the reason, is clear from the order of events.
 
After the feast which they made to the demons, then it was that He permitted sacrifices: all but saying: `Ye are mad, and will needs sacrifice: well then, at any rate sacrifice to Me.
 
"But even this, He did not permit to continue to the end, but by a most wise method, withdrew them from it ...
For He did not permit it to be done in any place of the whole world,
but in Jerusalem only.

Anon, when for a short time they had sacrificed,
he destroyed the city.

2Chr 28:16 At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him.
2Chr 28:24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
2Chr 28:16 At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him.
2Chr 28:24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.

Ahaz took the quarantined horrors of animal slaughter outside of Jerusalem: this caused a plague to fall on the city and kingdom.

Rick atchley takes Hezekiah's bringing the sacrifice BACK under cover as HIS pattern for making instrumental praise (whatever that is). Christ through Isaiah and Jeremiah says that God had never commanded sacrifices or burnt offerings: the scapegoat imposed after Nadab and Abihu went into a holy place was for Azazel or the Devil. The burnt offering with instrumental noise as Ricks pattern was probably to Dionysus.  In Ezekiel 33 they returned to burning infants.

Since Rick under the NACC has taken the sacrificial INSTRUMENTS public one wonders what lies in store? If he had done that under the Law and violated the quarantine he would be Plagued by God Who demanded that they hid The Worship of the Starry Host.

See 2 Chronicles 33 to see the END OF THE ROAD.
And finally, according to Plutarch, Sabazius became associated with the Jewish "sabbath", as heretical Jews worshipped Dionysus Some sources say these Sabazius-worshipping Jews brought the cult of Sabazius to Rome Further still, some believe that Sabazius was another title for the Sibyls of Thrace, and others believe Sabazius was a Cretan demigod from whom the name "Zeus" was derived.

If that upsets you just remember that Christ in the prophets spoke of the Lying Pen of the Scribes who wrote about the temple.  Jesus used Ezekiel 33 to accuse the Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites naming rhetoricians, singers and instrument players.

All of the Restoration Scholars agreed because they were Bible Scholars and not performers.

"NO command of God was ever so ascribed to man. The use of the instruments of music in the Old Testament were of man, not of God." (Tract on music, Lipscomb).

"Surely these inspired statements are sufficient to show that David made, invented, and commanded the use of instruments of music in divine worship. Where does revelation explain that God made, invented, appointed, or commanded the use of instrumental music in ordained worship of that age? On the basis of plain declarations, the contention that David introduced the idea is founded; in the absence of such testimony that God is the author, we reject the opinion that God authorized the practice." (L.O. Sanderson, p. 350).

        "From the beginning, then, it was not so. Neither is it a part of or aid to Christian worship. Since there is no record of God ordaining the practice, he must have simply tolerated or indulged it, just as he did regarding some ignorance, kings, divorces, and polygamy" (Sanderson, p. 351

“The neighboring gods of Phoenicia, Canaan, Moab—Baal, Melkart, Astarte, Chemosh, Moloch, etc—were particularly attractive to Jerusalem, while the old Sem calf-worship seriously affected the state religion of the Northern Kingdom...the worship of the sun, moon, stars and signs of the Zodiac became so intensely fascinating that these were introduced even into the temple itself (2 Ki. 17:16; 21:3-7; 23:4, 12; Jer. 19:13; Ezek. 8:16; Amos 5:26)” (Int Std Bible Ency., Idolatry, p. 1448)


2Kings 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
2Kings 17:7 For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,
2Kings 17:8 And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

Even though the Law of Moses turns Israel over to worship the starry host and imposed sacrifices which came with that form of worship, the Law of Moses contains no hint about the use of musical instruments even when slaughtering the innocents. Rick's proof text in Hezekiah's plague stopping exorcism proves that the instruments DAVID HAD COMMANDED were used during the burnt offering. But, Christ says that God had not commanded sacrifices or burnt offerings.

2Kings 17:15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.
Vānĭtas , “Magicae vanitates,
Măgus , i, m., and măga , ae, f., = magos. I. In the masc., a Magian, a learned man and magician among the Persians: II. In the fem., a female magician, enchantress: cantusque artesque magarum, v. l. Ov. M. 7, 195
     Cantus , ūs, m. id., I. the production of melodious sound, a musical utterance or expression, either with voice or instrument; hence, song, singing, playing, musiccarmen is prop. the contents or substance of the song
(while
A. Prophetic or oracular song: “veridicos Parcae coeperunt edere cantus,Cat. 64, 306; cf. Tib. 1, 8, 4.—
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum

Hes. Th. 11 And one day they taught Hesiod glorious song while he was shepherding his lambs under holy Helicon, and this word first the goddesses said to me— [25] the Muses of Olympus, daughters of Zeus who holds the aegis: “Shepherds of the wilderness, wretched things of shame, mere bellies, we know how to speak many false things as though they were true; but we know, when we will, to utter true things.”
2Kings 17:16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God,
        and made them molten images,
        even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven,
        and served Baal.
2Kings 17:17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire,
        and used divination and enchantments,
        and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD,
        to provoke him to anger.
2Kings 17:18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel,
        and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.

When the Levites "prophesied" the word means "soothsaying."

Augŭrĭum , A. Any kind of divination, prophecy, soothsaying, interpretation: “auguria rerum futurarum,
C. The art of the augur, augury: “cui laetus Apollo Augurium citharamque dabat,Verg. A. 12, 394 (v. Apollo and augur): “Rex idero et regi Turno gratissimus augur
Verg. A. 12.394
Quickly to his side
came Iapyx, dear favorite and friend
of Phoebus [Abaddon, Apollyon], upon whom the god bestowed
his own wise craft and power, Iove-impelled.
The gifts of augury were given, and song,
with arrows of swift wing:

Apollo's harp shot forth love arrows and hymns.
Mutos Thamyris damnatus in annos, Ore simul citharaque.
silent, in the literal sense, as opposed to the arts of prophecy and music, and in the secondary sense of obscure, in connexion with ‘inglorius.’ Cic. uses the phrase of arts which do not require speaking: “

Ars , so far as it is practically exhibited; a profession, art (music, poetry), artis, f. v. arma, jurisprudence and eloquence, Liv. 9, 42: “ars grammatica, [scribere]” grammar, Plin. 7, 39, 40, § 128: “rhetorica,Quint. 2, 17, 4: musica,poetry, Ter. Hec. prol. 23: “musica,music, Plin. 2, 25, 23, § 93: “medicae artes,the healing art, medicine, Ov. H. 5, 145; so, “ars Apollinea, [Orpheus, Ov. M. 11, 8: ars, both the art of soothsaying,]id. Tr. 3, 3, 10: “magica,

Inglōrĭus , a, um, adj. 2. in-gloria, I. without glory or fame, not glorious, ingloriou

cĭthăra , I. the cithara, cithern, guitar, or lute (very freq. in the poets
II. Meton., the music of the cithara, or, in gen., of a stringed instrument, the art of playing on the cithara,
2Kings 17:19 Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God,
        but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

Mic 1:5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel.
..........What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria?
..........and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

Mic 1:6 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.
 
Sirach in Ecclesiasticus 48

1. Then the prophet Elijah arose like a fire, and his word burned like a .

      2. He brought a famine upon them, and by his zeal he made them few in number.
      3
. By the word of the Lord he shut up the heavens, and also three times brought down fire.
      4
. How glorious you were, O Elijah, in your wondrous deeds! And who has the right to boast which you have?
      5
. You who raised a corpse from death and from Hades, by the word of the Most High;
      6
. who brought kings down to destruction, and famous men from their beds;
      7
. who heard rebuke at Sinai and judgments of vengeance at Horeb;
      8
. who anointed kings to inflict retribution,
            and prophets to succeed you.

O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help. Hosea 13:9

I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes? Hosea 13:10
I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath. Hosea 13:11

Because the prophets were guided by the Spirit of Christ, before literally blaspheming against that Spirit one should look at the statements in Psalms and Prophets to prove that violent men use violent means to get their own way and not be cowed into silence:

[Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria, Who oppress the poor, Who crush the needy, Who say to your husbands, "Bring wine, let us drink!" Amos 4:1NKJV

Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them. Am.5:11

For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel,

and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment,

but behold oppression;

for righteousness,

but behold a cry. [proclaim assemblies] Isaiah 5:7

And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every ALTAR, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god. Am.2:8

That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph. Am.6:6

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning,

that they may follow strong drink;

that continue until night,

till wine inflame them Isaiah 5: 11

Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. Am.5:23

That chant [hum, scatter words "tongues"] to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David; Am.6:5

THEY And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts:

but they regard not the work of the Lord,

neither consider the operation of his hands. Isaiah 5: 12

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: Amos 8:11

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. Amos 8:12

Therefore my people are gone into captivity, BECAUSE they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Isaiah 5:13

And I will turn your feasts [religious festivals] into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Am.8:10

Therefore HELL hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their POMP, and he that rejoiceth,shall descend into it. Isaiah 5: 14

And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me,
[The basket of summer fruit is the same lusted after fruits in Revelation 18.
The end is come upon my people of Israel; I WILL NOT again pass by them any more. Am 8:2

Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. Is.56:11

And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the Lord: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy. Je.15:3

And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place;




Texas! Apollo has landed and unleashed the locusts (muses)

 

Thy POMP is brought down to the graves,

-sublīmis , B. In partic., of language, lofty, elevated, sublime (freq. in Quint.): “sublimia carmina,Juv. 7, 28: “verbum,Quint. 8, 3, 18:
carmen song, poem,
6. On account of the very ancient practice of composing forms of religion and law in Saturnian verse, also a formula in religion or law, a form:
barbaricum,id. M. 11, 163.—With allusion to playing on the cithara:
    Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis,
    APOLLO and since he communicated oracles in verse, god of poetry and music, presiding over the Muses and homosexual worship.

they shall CAST them forth with silence. Am 8:3

Jesus cast out the musical minstrels "like dung"
and the noise of thy VIOLS: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms [maggots] cover thee. Is.14:11

Self-interest in social affairs made for self-indulgence in matters of religion.  The northern sanctuaries were crowded with worshippers who, in the main, were rejoicing in the erotic religious rites that were the concomitant of a pagan Canaanite Baal worship. 
Prophets and priests associated with the sanctuaries profited from the lavish gifts of the worshippers, and naturally condoned these exercises in the name of religion,
     
appearing completely oblivious
to the conditions of rapid decay
      which lay immediately underneith the surface of social life.”
      (Harrison, R. K., Introduction to the Old Testament, Eerdmans, p. 886)


The situation was analogous in Corinth.  The Christian profession demanded that the Corinthians should forego the old heathen enjoyments.  But instead of rejoicing in their deliverance through Christ the Corinthians were dissatisfied and long for the old pagan celebrations.  It was not so much the participation in pagan sacrificial feasts which tried out the Lord but the dissatisfaction with the restrictions on their new faith.” (Lenski on 1 Cor.,  p. 399)

Isaiah 23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years,
        according to the days of one king:
        after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
Isaiah 23:16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten;
        make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
STEPHEN GOT INTO TROUBLE FOR REPUDIATING WHAT RICK IS IMPOSING

God had not commanded sacrifices: To think so is pretty evil.

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

Zimrah (h2172) zim-raw'; from 2167; a musical piece or song to be accompanied by an instrument: - melody, psalm.

Amos 5:24 BUT let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Amos 5:25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

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

Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is The God of hosts.

6:1 WOE to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came

Amos 6:4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

Amos 6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;

Amos 6:7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.

Mirzach (h4797) meer-zakh'; from an unused root mean. to scream; a cry, i. e. (of joy), a revel: - banquet.

 If they had "a good mental attitude" God still would not accept the manner in which they acted out their religion. Most scholars in history agree.

This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake oracles to give unto us: Acts 7:38 to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively

To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt, Acts 7:39

Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. Acts 7:40

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

Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3
Pind. I. 6
Just as we mix the second bowl of wine when the men's symposium is flourishing, here is the second song of the Muses for Lampon's children and their athletic victories: first in Nemea, Zeus, in your honor they received the choicest of garlands,

Aristoph. Ach. 5 Just imagine how this blow struck straight at my heart! On the other hand, what joy Dexitheus caused me at the musical competition, when he played a Boeotian melody on the lyre! But this year by contrast!

Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven;

as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness? Acts 7:42

Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. Acts 7:4

Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen. Acts 7:44

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 7:45

Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. Acts 7:46

Skenoma (g4638) skay'-no-mah; from 4637; an encampment, i.e. (fig.) the Temple (as God's residence), the body (as a tenement for the soul): - tabernacle.

Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; 2Pe.1:13

Skenoo (g4637) skay-no'-o; from 4636; to tent or encamp, i.e. (fig.) to occupy (as a mansion) or (spec.) to reside (as God did in the Tabernacle of old, a symbol of protection and communion): - dwell.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Jn.1:14

Skenos (g4636) skay'-nos; from 4633; a hut or temporary residence, i.e. (fig.) the human body (as the abode of the spirit): - tabernacle.

But Solomon built him an house. Acts 7:47

Oikos (g3624) oy'-kos; of uncert. affin.; a dwelling (more or less extensive, lit. or fig.); by impl. a family (more or less related lit. or fig.): - home, house (-hold), temple.

Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet. Acts 7:48

Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Acts 7:49

Hath not my hand made all these things? Acts 7:50

Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. Acts 7:51

Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: Acts 7:52

Jesus came to DETHRONE the Jewis Sacrificial system which was based on a blood and flesh lust with robbing the poor to keep the flesh-pots filled and the horrors of the slaughter of the innocent hidden behind closed doors and their screams hidden by the instrumental Levites.

That logically leads most historic scholars to deny that God commanded musical worship

Adam Clark: Verse 5. And invent to themselves instruments of music, like David] See the note on 1 Chron. xxiii. 5; and see especially the note on 2 Chron. xxix. 25.

I believe that David was not authorized by the Lord to introduce that multitude of musical instruments into the Divine worship of which we read,

and I am satisfied that his conduct in this respect is most solemnly reprehended by this prophet;
and I farther believe that the use of such instruments of music, in the Christian Church,

is without the sanction and against the will of God;
that they are subversive of the spirit of true devotion, and that they are sinful.

If there was a woe to them who invented instruments of music, as did David under the law, is there no woe, no curse to them who invent them, and introduce them into the worship of God in the Christian Church?

Albert Barnes: p 303

"they employed on their light, enervating unmeaning music, and if they were in earnest enough, justified their inventions by the example of David... The word can mean no other than devise.

He introduced into the Temple-service the use of the stringed instruments, the kinnor, (the lyre) and the nebel (the harp) in addition to the cymbals.

Whence these, in contrast to the trumpets, are called the instruments of David." (Barnes, Albert, Amos, p. 308

"When Amos (6:5) caustically chastises the nouveaux riches and their 'artistic' extravagance, he stressed for the first time the age-old feud between the professonal and dilettante (orig. tr):

They chant idle songs to the sound of the harp
and fancy to play their instruments like David.
-- (The Int. Std. Bible Dict., p. 457).

Messiah did not come to UPDATE a legalistic (music, rhetoric) system of worship but to PUT DOWN that which was against us. The shadow or skia means a totally erroneous system: Christ in Isaiah said that they had a Covenant with Death. That is why they burned animals when Christ says God had not commanded anything Rick Atchley's spirit is revealing to him.

Ski^a , as, Ion. ski^ē , ēs, , A. shadow, Od.11.207; skia antistoikhos hōs like the shadow that is one's double.
3. shade of one dead, phantom, Od.10.495, A.Th.992 (lyr.), S.Aj.1257; “spodon te kai skianId.El.1159; human affairs, of worthless things,
4. evil spirit, IV. an uninvited guest, introduced by another

Isaiah 28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
Isaiah 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Isaiah 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
Isaiah 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

In Isaiah 66:4 scornful is defined as:
Empaiktēs , ou, o(, A. mocker, deceiver, LXX Is.3.4, 2 Ep.Pet.3.3, Ep.Jud. 18.
Empaig-ma , atos, to/,
A. jest, mocking, delusion, LXX Is.66.4; magikēs empaigmata tekhnēs ib.Wi.17.7.
Prospaizō , fut.
2. abs., sport, jest, “p. en logoisPl.Phdr.262d, cf. Lg. 653e, 804b; opp. spoudazein, Id.Euthd.283b.
3. laugh at, make fun or sport of, tini Men.Epit.182, Plu.2.197d, Caes.63; satirize, tiniD.L.4.61, 7.164:—Med., App. l.c.

Paizō
4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16.
5. play amorously, “pros allēlous

As at Mount Sinai.

Again: The Marzeah in Amos 5 identifies a form of pagan religion and the worship was the RESULT of of a bad attitude toward God and His Word: no "good mental attitude" would prove what most preachers preach.

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

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

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

THIS WAS RISING UP TO PLAY AND THE PLAY OF DAVID WHERE EVERYONE GOT A SHARE OF FOOD. This was the story of David's Naked dance.

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

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

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

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

Plutarch said that the "god" of the Jews was Dionysus under various titles and that all of their rituals worshipped dionysus. This was one of the sects Paul silenced in Romans 14 so that the synagogue could take place in Romans 15: Jesus sings to the Gentiles when believers "use that which is written for our learning using one mind and one mouth."

Our "silly" brethren said that because all recorded history understood that.  The people of Israel had moved David's warrior instruments into their temple on Mount Gerizim. Like Nadab and Abihu who got to the incense altar which imposed the death sentence. God had abandoned them to this worship of the starry host exactly like the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.  Christ in the prophets proves that God did not command sacrifices or burnt offering so the practice was proof that God had ABANDONED and not COMMANDED them.

Most historic scholars who address this issue agree that this musical, perverted worship was NOT God's command.

This comes from Theodoret after singing as an ACT (that legalism word) was imposed in the year 373.  However, it was in Justin Martyr's papers according to George Girardeu

Thus the unknown author of a treatise among Justin Martyr's works:

Quest. If songs were invented by unbelievers with a design of deceiving, and were appointed for those under the law, because of the childishness of their minds, why do they who have received the perfect instructions of grace, which are most contrary to the aforesaid customs, nevertheless sing in the churches just as they did who were children under the law?

Ans.
Plain singing is not childish, but only the singing with lifeless organs, with dancing and cymbals, etc. Whence the use of such instruments and other things fit for children is laid aside, and plain singing only retained.'

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series I, Vol. XIV, John Chrysostom, Homily I (c. 349–407

[1.] They that are spectators of the heathen games, when they have learned that a distinguished athlete and winner of crowns is come from any quarter, run all together to view his wrestling, and all his skill and strength; and you may see the whole theater of many ten thousands, all there straining their eyes both of body and mind, that nothing of what is done may escape them. So again these same persons, if any admirable musician come amongst them, leave all that they had in hand, which often is necessary and pressing business, and mount the steps, and sit listening very attentively to the words and the accompaniments, and criticising the agreement of the two. This is what the many do.

"Again; those who are skilled in rhetoric do just the same with respect to the sophists, for they too have their theaters, and their audience, and clappings of hands, and noise, and closest criticism of what is said.

"And if in the case of rhetoricians, musicians, and athletes, people sit in the one case to look on,
in the other to see at once and to listen with such earnest attention;
what zeal, what earnestness
ought ye in reason to display,
when it is no musician or debater who now comes forward to a trial of skill,

but when a man is speaking from heaven, and utters a voice plainer than thunder? for he has pervaded the whole earth with the sound; and occupied and filled it, not by the loudness of the cry, but by moving his tongue with the grace of God.

And what is wonderful, this sound, great as it is, is neither a harsh nor an unpleasant one, but sweeter and more delightful than all harmony of music, and with more skill to soothe; and besides all this, most holy, and most awful, and full of mysteries so great, and bringing with it goods so great, that if men were exactly and with ready mind to receive and keep them, they could no longer be mere men nor remain upon the earth, but would take their stand above all the things of this life, and having adapted themselves to the condition of angels, would dwell on earth just as if it were heaven.

[2.] For the son of thunder, the beloved of Christ, the pillar of the Churches throughout the world, who holds the keys of heaven, who drank the cup of Christ, and was baptized with His baptism, who lay upon his Master's bosom with much confidence,

this man comes forward to us now; not as an actor of a play, not hiding his head with a mask, (for he hath another sort of words to speak,) nor mounting a platform, nor striking the stage with his foot, nor dressed out with apparel of gold, but he enters wearing a robe of inconceivable beauty. For he will appear before us having "put on Christ" (Rom. xiii. 14; Gal. iii.

27), having his beautiful "feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace" (Eph. vi. 15); wearing a girdle not about his waist, but about his loins, not made of scarlet leather nor daubed outside with gold, but woven and composed of truth itself.

Now will he appear before us, not acting a part, (for with him there is nothing counterfeit, nor fiction, nor fable,) but with unmasked head he proclaims to us the truth unmasked;
        not making the audience believe him other than he is by
carriage, by look, by voice,
        needing
for the delivery of his message no instruments of music, as harp, lyre, or any other the like, for he effects all with his tongue, uttering a voice which is sweeter and more profitable than that of any harper or any music.

Justin to Trypho Chapter XXII.-So Also Were Sacrifices and Oblations.

"And that you may learn that it was for the sins of your own nation, and for their idolatries and not because there was any necessity for such sacrifices, that they were likewise enjoined, listen to the manner in which He speaks of these by Amos, one of the twelve, saying:

Take thou away from Me the multitude of thy songs and psalms; I will not hear thine instruments. But let judgment be rolled down as water, and righteousness as an impassable torrent. Have ye offered unto Me victims and sacrifices in the wilderness, O house of Israel? saith the Lord. And have ye taken up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Raphan, the figures which ye made for yourselves? And I will carry you away beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is the Almighty God.

Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria: those who are named among the chiefs have plucked away the first-fruits of the nations:

the house of Israel have entered for themselves.

Pass all of you unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye unto Hamath the great, and go down thence to Gath of the strangers, the noblest of all these kingdoms, if their boundaries are greater than your boundaries.

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

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

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

And again by Jeremiah: "Collect your flesh, and sacrifices, and eat: for concerning neither sacrifices nor libations did I command your fathers in the day in which I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt.'
I believe that this has been the chink in the armor taught by very latter-day scholars. The only spiritual covenant was made by Christ to Abraham: Paul leapfrogs the entire Monarchy and reconnects us to Abraham by baptism where we become sons of God and Abraham:
Galatians 3:12 And the law is not of faith:
        but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
        being made a curse for us: for it is written,
        Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles
        through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:27 [what I means is] as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Truitt Adair 2. He also quotes from some non-instrumental sources who in attempting to explain the presence of harps in Revelation 15:2-3, said, “It says they were holding the harps, it doesn’t say they were playing them.” While I do not believe the presence of harps in heaven, held or played, authorizes instrumental music in the assembly of the church on earth, neither would I use the foolish argument he quotes.

Scripture says the HELD the harps: try falling on your face and playing literal harps: all of these sounds-like created panic as the Levite musicians created panic. The other angel speaking to the LIVING was to PREACH THE GOSPEL because judgement is comming soon.  They "apprehended" the Word of God.

To fool those trying to fool others, the word holding means to APPREHEND and never means to PLAY. The harps are from God and the Greek literature is filled with images of us SPEAKING with the instrument God gave us.

Truitt Adair B. Rick presents some concepts which are true and beneficial. These are presented to prove that instrumental music is acceptable for the church. I do not believe he proves his conclusion but some of the concepts upon which he bases the arguments are valid.

1. He says, “I believe the gospel is barrier enough for unregenerate man...Why would we put up any barrier to Christ’s message that was not absolutely demanded by faithfulness to scripture?” Who would argue with that? When a person puts his trust in Christ and is baptized for the forgiveness of sin, God accepts him and adds him to His Church.

Wow! The Gospel is GOOD NEWS: it reads "come to me all ye that labor and are heaven laden and I will give you rest.

That's what He thinks: The command for anyone worthy of food and shelter is that he must GO and preach the gospel.  Those who are righteous and just based on their own community can by faith and baptism receive A holy spirit or A good conscience so they can apprehend (hold) the Word of God in their own now-holy spirit.  The gospel freedthem from the loaded burden of the Scribes and Pharisees Jesus called Hypocrites and the Exekiel reference names speakers, singers and instrument players. The gospel freed them from the tempe tax--sons don't pay taxes. The gospel removed the whole evil temple organization and freed them to attend synagogue to Rest, Read and Rehearse the Word of God as the SIMPLE PATTERN for the kingdom of Christ.
Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:
        and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Peter and the eleven preached the gospel on the day of Pentecost and there was NO music of any kind which by definition STANDS in the way of hearing the Word of Christ.  I think Rick is worried about obstacles to joining his institution.  However, he was not worried about the owners who were forced to cast themselves out of THEIR synagogue. How many of those and others will have a total disdain for the church when it knows that we have to IMPOSE loud vocal and instrumental performance to LEAD them to Christ. Everyone knows that the rhetoricians, singers and instrument players Christ identified as hypocrites in Ezekiel 33 are EXHIBITIONISTS and know that all of the ATTENTION (the worship word) will be sucked up by them.

Hupokrinô reply, make answer
2. expound, interpret, explain [outlawed by Peter as private opposition] II. Att., speak in dialogue, hence play a part on the stage, be an actor, kômôidian, of orators and rhetoricians, represent dramatically, use histrionic arts, exaggerate,

Often appears with: Pharisaios 1 a Pharisee, Separatist (from pharash, to distinguish), one of a sect who separated themselves from other Jews as affecting superior holiness.

Including the
Latin canto to produce melodious sound (by the voice or an instrument), to sound, sing, play (class. in prose and poetry; rare in Cic.). 2. Of an actor, to represent a part, to act, tragoedias [goat singers],
This is THE GOSPEL or good news: no more laded burdens or burden laders: Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites meaning rhetoricians, singers and instrument players.  Nimrod and modern medicine knows that music is destructive to a large part of the population: when you USE music and musicians you EXCLUDE that population which cannot tolerate "decibel poisioning" which destroys their mental health and hearing.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

People gladly received the Word and were baptized because they KNEW the burden imposed by the Jewish clergy who fleeced the widows for maing long prayers or "hymns."

RICK ATCHLEY ETAL IMPOSE THE BURDEN JESUS REMOVED AS GOSPEL

The burden in Greek includes:

Epōd-os , on, (epadō A. singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal wounds, “epōdoi muthoiPl.Lg.903b.

Myths are opposite to Logos: Logos is the opposite of poetry or music. Mythos is female and effeminate: Logos is masculine and normal.

b. Subst., enchanter,e. kai goēsE.Hipp. 1038 (but “goēs e.Ba.234): c. gen., a charm for or against,ethusen hautou paida epōdon Thrēkiōn aēmatōnA.Ag.1418 ; e. tōn toioutōn one to charm away such fears, Pl.Phd.78a.

2. Epōdos, ho, verse or passage returning at intervals, in Alcaics and Sapphics, D.H.Comp.19 ; chorus, burden, refrain, Ph. 1.312 : metaph., ho koinos hapasēs adoleskhias e. the 'old story', 

The Burden Jesus removedwas:
-Phortos 

A. load, freight, cargo, Od.8.163, 14.296, Hes.Op. 631, Hdt.1.1, S.Tr.537, and later Prose, as PEnteux.2.11 (iii B. C.), Plu.Marc.14, Luc.VH1.34; epoiēsanto me ph., expld. as pepragmateumai, prodedomai, phortos gegenēmai, Call.Fr.4.10P.; ph. erōtos, of Europa on the bull, Batr.78, cf. Nonn.D.4.118.
2. metaph., heavy load or burden, ph. khreias, kakōn, E.Supp.20, IT1306; cf. phortion.
II. Att., vulgar stuff, rubbish, balderdash, Ar.Pax748 (anap.) Pl.796.
III. mass of detail, 'stuff', in semi-colloquial sense, Aret.CD1.4

PAUL KNEW THIS AND WAS INCLUSIVE of using one mind and one mouth to speak "that which is written for our learning."

BURDEN IS: Airo (h142) ah'ee-ro; a prim. verb; to lift; by impl. to take up or away; fig. to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind); spec. to sail away (i.e. weigh anchor); by Heb. [comp. 5375] to expiate sin: - away with, bear (up), carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt, put away, remove, take (away, up).

Rom. 15:1  We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 

G700 aresky ar-es'-ko Probably from G142 (through the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by implication to seek to be so):please.

Aeirō , II. raise up, exalt, “apo smikrou d' an areias meganA.Ch.262, cf. 791 
esp. of pride and passion, exalt, excite, hupsou ai. thumon grow excited, S.OT914

BURDEN IS:  Epoiēsanto A. make, produce, first of something material, as manufactures, works of art,
Explained as pepragmateumai, prodedomai, phortos gegenēmai,

That marks legalists.

A. Pragmateuomai 
work at at thing, labour to bring it about, take in hand, treat laboriously, be engaged in. Work at writing religious poetry for use around the shrine or Hieros the temple of Athena for the hierodoulo
     Hierodoulos  Nethinim 1 Esdras 1:2 especially of the temple courtesans at Corinth and elsewhere also male prostitutes.
Str.8.6.20, 6.2.6; Neokoros

BURDEN IS:  4. after Hom., of Poets, compose, write, p. dithurambon, epea, Hdt.1.23, 4.14; “p.
Represent in verse, or poetry, invent, represent, myths, comedy, tragedy 

BURDEN IS: Erōs , ōtos, o(, acc. erōn —love, mostly of the sexual passion, name of the klēros Aphroditēs,
     III. of the Levites, “Kurios autos klēros autouLXX De.18.2:

Aphrodite or ZOE is the Musical Worship Minister: that is a burden Jesus died to PRY OFF.

BURDEN IS: 2. metaph., heavy load or burden, ph. khreias, kakōn, E.Supp.20, IT1306; cf. phortion.
Eur. Supp. 20 Before the temple of Demeter at Eleusis. On the steps of the great altar is seated Aethra. Around her, in the garb of suppliants, is the Chorus of Argive mothers. Adrastus lies on the ground before the altar, crushed in abject grief. The children of the slain chieftains stand nearby. Around the altar are the attendants of the goddess. 
BURDEN IS: II. Att., vulgar stuff, rubbish, balderdash, Ar.Pax748 (anap.) Pl.796.
Aristoph. Peace 748 Chorus
The Chorus turns and faces the audience.

Undoubtedly the comic poet who [735] mounted the stage to praise himself in the parabasis would deserve to be handed over to the sticks of the beadles. Nevertheless, oh Muse, if it be right to esteem the most honest and illustrious of our comic writers at his proper value, permit our poet to say that he thinks he has deserved a glorious renown. First of all, he is the one who has compelled his rivals no longer [740] to scoff at rags or to war with lice;
        and as for those Heracleses, always chewing and ever hungry,
        he was the first to cover them with ridicule and to chase them from the stage;
he has also dismissed that slave, whom one never failed to set weeping before you, [745] so that his comrade might have the chance of jeering at his stripes and might ask, “Wretch, what has happened to your hide? Has the lash rained an army of its thongs on you and laid your back waste?” After having delivered us from all these wearisome ineptitudes and these low buffooneries,
        he has built up for us a great art, like a palace with high towers,
       [750] constructed of fine phrases, great thoughts and of jokes not common on the streets.
Moreover it's not obscure private persons or women that he stages in his comedies; but, bold as Heracles, it's the very greatest whom he attacks, undeterred by the fetid stink of leather or the threats of hearts of mud. 
THE burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. Isa 17:1

Laden is:
Impure Religion is:
Phortizo (g5412) for-tid'-zo; from 5414; to load up (prop. as aa vessel or animal), i.e. (fig.) to overburden with ceremony or spiritual anxiety: - lade, be heavy laden.
Threskeia (g2356) thrace-ki'-ah; from a der. of 2357; ceremonial observance: - religion, worshipping.

Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, Col.2:18  
THE MUSIC IS AN OBSTACLE TO THOSE CAST OUT OF THEIR OWN SYNAGOGUE:

Congregational singing has never been an obstacle to those who want to be a participant rather than aspectator of FABULA.

So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. Rom 1:15

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
          for it is the power of God unto salvation
          to every one that believeth;
          to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Rom 1:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
          that whosoever believeth in him
          should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;
          but that the world through him might be saved. John 3: 17

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words,
hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken,
the same shall
judge him in the last day. Jn.12:48

Here are some of those WORDS:

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
          and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15
He that believeth
and is baptized shall be saved;
          but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:16

But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected (despised)
        the counsel
of God against themselves,
        being not baptized of him. Luke 7:30

However, he doesn’t represent what I believe when he says, “That’s what churches of Christ have done with our position on instrumental music.”

2. Rick says, “Abuse of a practice is never a sound reason for disuse of that practice.”

But, Rick has not--maybe cannot--catch on to the fact that the Campbells being Bible literate tried to restore:

Church is A School of Christ
Worship is Reading and Musing the Word.
That's what Christ ordained for the church of Christ in the wilderness

Truitt Adair:  This is true. Instrumental music should not be rejected because some have used it in a self-serving way. It is the practice itself which should first be questioned. If it can be shown that it is authorized in the first place, then it should be done in the right spirit with the right motives. Rick is correct when he emphasizes that God always requires a right heart and attitude in our worship.

3. In lesson two Rick observes, “Most members of churches of Christ...don’t have trouble with instrumental music anymore... And for several decades now, there’s this giant elephant that’s been in the room and we don’t talk about it.” Later he will add, “Most of our schools...don’t even try to teach the anti-instrument doctrine anymore. Most of our pulpits don’t teach it.

We (2)  are creating [DELIBERATELY] a serious credibility gap because we don’t even attempt any longer to defend from the Bible what we practice.” In lesson three he passionately states, “We cannot continue to ask our kids to hold on to a practice we’re not defending, Biblically.” I agree that it is time we start teaching what we believe regarding music in the church and why we believe it.

HERE IS THE CONFESSION OF THE SATANIC PATTERNISM WE KNEW ALL ALONG:

Everyone is aware that since the NACC was officially delisted from the Disciples of Christ in 1971 after the Restructure in 1968. Men like Leroy Garrett had begun what he calls his infiltrated colleges much earlier. The so-called Unity meetings by the NACC cut out some dupes and began using the "mask" of unity but coming into the meetings "loaded and cocked" with their very detailed "White Papers" using all of the mentions of instruments in a Topical Bible totally ignoring the story line which proved the opposite.  When these meetings like Jubilee began the plan was to do an end run around the older generation and cut out the "prime" youth and begin their lies about al of the Bible and recorded history--bruising and cutting logic and human decency.

See Rick Atcley-Chris Seidman on Instrumental Music Delusion in New Wineskins Magazine.

Boasting that the Progressive movement has finished its task, Rick Atchley confesses what we have been telling you from the beginning.

Rick Atchley: The era of the progressive Church of Christ is over.

Back in the 80’s you could go to any major city, especially in the South,
        and you could find a progressive Church of Christ —
        and if they would preach grace,
        and if they would put words on a screen,
        and if they would let divorced people place membership, they would grow.

The generation of Boomers has enough denominational loyalty that they’re going to find the least legalistic Church of Christ they can find, and that’s where they’re going to attend.

Well, we discipled the children of those progressive churches for a whole generation to grow past us Boomers.
They never heard the sermons we heard.
They never heard the rationale for a cappella music.
We sent them to youth rallies and Church of Christ events with some of the finest Christian bands in the world.
We discipled our children to leave our Movement!”

They’re not leaving the kingdom of God, and I’m not saying that — so please hear me say,
        I’m not placing the health of the Movement above the kingdom of God — I
        want my kids to love Jesus, but I do think that Churches need to understand.
        If you look at most of the “progressive Churches of Christ” across the country,
        they’re plateaued. In fact, they are in decline.

They are older and smaller, and their kids are gone. Their kids have fond memories of growing up in that church. The church taught them about Jesus, but now they are somewhere else.

You know, when I hear some of those old arguments about music, because of my history, even though I disagree, at least I can connect the dots and see how you got there. My children don’t even have the graph paper! “An Afternoon with Rick Atchley and Chris Seidman, Part 4” (New Wineskins, September – December 2010)
It is absolutely certain that the preachers have been cuckoled by the NACC using a few pampered dupes to accept their white paper filled with black lies. There is not one passage they have not used to justify their destroying their own denomination.
I fear that NOT ONE of them understands the difference between a SCHOOL OF JESUS CHRIST and a theater for entertaining the goats.

I remember one of the members boasting that he had convinced another preacher never to preach another sermon against instruments. This is proof that the BOASTED ABOUT infiltration and diversion was the reason many preachers were intimidated especially since their new Phd depended on agreeing with the men infiltrated from the Christian Church or the Baptists..

Truitt Adair continues:

Rick Atchley made no new and Biblically profound arguments in favor of instrumental music. True, he stated them very well, and with great contemporary appeal. However, all of his “better” arguments in favor of the instrument have been presented and debated for hundreds of years in “Christiandom” and for at least 100 years by those in the Restoration Heritage.

Rick Atchley noted that he had been working his hidden agenda for a long time: we think 10 to 12 years before "a" spirit stopped him and told him it was time to preach that sermon. Of course we know that Rick had been very vocal in his agenda to seduce churches of Christ into His loyalty to the Christian  Church.

Truitt Adair: The sad truth is, because we have not studied this issue in our churches for several decades, a whole generation has never heard nor dealt with many of these arguments. Therefore, they sound new and fresh and appealing to those who are not familiar with them and have not heard Biblical and logical answers to them. He put a new face on several traditional arguments in favor of instrumental music. These are his four best arguments for the instrument:

That proves that the intimidation worked: my experience over 80 years is that preachers never understood that the Bible is not a history of the world but a history of the Hebrew nation which began when God "picked out" Abraham from a band of caravan robbers and participants in Babylonianism which was the beginnning-- and end-- time Babylon Mother of harlots (Revelation 17) who used lusted after "fruits' (same as in Amos) as rhetoricians, singers and instrument players:

John called them sorcerers and consignes the "dogs" (Cynic, Catamite) and "sorcerers" to be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.  Christ led Isaiah 30 to define the "For Whom" God comes in judgment and for whom "hell" was prepared: the way to know that you are being driven their quite violently is the sound of wind, string and percussion instruments: these were the instruments Lucifer as the singing and harp-playing prostitute brought when he/she/it was cast as profane out of heaven.


"Cast as profane" has the same meaning as "halal" which is the PRAISE word used by David. #15 is not a psalm but a halal meaning "to make a fool of yourselves" because these were the boast or taunt songs since David was king and the Levites were under the King and commanders of the army: they made violent war with vile treatment of the enemy and not worship.

If you can hold on to the fact that God TURNED THEM OVER to worship the starry host because of the musical idolatry of the Egyptian trinity.  The Worship of the Monarchy was therefore defined by Amos and Stephen: history recognizes that the god of the Jews was Dionysus or Bacchus who under different forms is the foundation of most paganism.

Truitt Adair: 1. It is authorized in scripture. Rick will show from the Old Testament that instrumental music was commanded and blessed by God. 
That's absolutely untrue: Rick Atchley missed Mount Sinai 101a: when they rose up to PLAY this was musical idolatry where the golden calf points to the trinitarian worship they had always practiced in Egypt.  God turned them over to "worship the starry host" and sentenced them to return to "beyond Babylon" for captivity and mostly death.

God had given them The Book of The Covenant of Grace which continued the Patriarchal order which had no religious rituals to perform. The rules of the Covenant were conditional but commanded no sacrificial system.

The Law of Moses gave them The Book of The Law and assigned the tribe of Levi to control things: after the elders fired God and demanded a king like the nations, God understood that they wanted to WORSHIP like the nations. He abandoned them to the kings to carry out the conditional captivity an death sentence.
If you think that anything in the Cursed Monarchy was God's command rather than God's abandonment you should read First Samuel Eight.

The Sacrificial System (not worship) was common to all of the Goyim or national systems: Egypt and Babylonian in specific identity.

If you will read 2 Chronicles 29 with a little more care, you will notice that it was Hezekiah's plan to conduct a purification or exorcism service to stop the plague which fell when the sacrificial system was taken from behind closed gates. After the purification they went throughout the city and burned down all of the "denominational churches."  Hezekiah burned Goats as a way to appease Israel and Azazel: the devil.  Just before Rick Atchley's PATTERNISM they burned infants because that is what they did in Egypt, Tyre and Jerusalem.

Adam Clark: In Second Chronicles when we see the dedication of the temple with animal sacrifices, we hear it repeated

that David made the instruments for David to praise therewith.
And the
priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the Lord,

1. which David the king had made to praise the Lord, because his mercy endureth for ever,

when David praised by their ministry;

2. and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood. 2 Chronicles 7:6

Verse 5. Four thousand praised the Lord] David made this distribution according to his own judgment, and from the dictates of his piety;

but it does not appear that he had any positive Divine authority for such arrangements.
As to the instruments of music which he made
they are condemned elsewhere;
see Amos vi. 5, to which this verse is
allowed to be the parallel.

Here, however, the author of this book states

he had the commandment of the prophet Nathan, and Gad the king's seer;
and this is stated to have been the commandment of the Lord by his prophets:
but the Syriac and Arabic give this a different turn-

"Hezekiah appointed the Levites in the house of the Lord, with instruments of music, and the sound of harps,

and with the HYMNS of DAVID,
and the
HYMNS of GAD, the king's prophet,
and of [Hymns of] NATHAN, the
king's prophet:

for
David sang the praises of the Lord his God,
as from
the mouth of the prophets."

See Second Chronicles 33
After the blood atonement for the king, kingdom, temple and staff, Hezekiah THOUGHT that he would offer the burnt offering of Goats to try to appease Israel which was alread the "Instrumental Sectarians" apparently bringing the musicians into the holy places (Amos). They laughed at Hezekiah just as the modern instrumental sectarians mock the "appeasers" knowing they can take them captive.
Matthew Henry notes that: "Some think that goats were chosen for the sin-offering because, by the disagreeableness of their smell, the offensiveness of sin is represented: others think, because it was said that the demons which the heathens then worshipped often appeared to their worshippers in the form of goats, God therefore obliged his people to sacrifice goats, that they might never be tempted to sacrifice TO goats. (cappella in Greek: a goat and a starry constellation)

The Goat was sacrified to Dionysus because they were harmful to the Vine. This is the SOURCE of the loud instrumental noise--never called music.

Nadab and Abihu went into a holy place and the Day of Atonement and the Scape-goat offered to Azazel or the devil as punishment.

Book of Enoch 8:1 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all

8: 2 colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they

8: 3 were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, 'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course o
This was a CIVIL
2Chr. 29:25 And he SET [in ranks] the Levitescymbals, with psalteries, and with harps,
ccording to the
in the house of the LORD with commandment of David,  and of Gad the king’s seer[The worship of the starry host got its commands from a STARGAZER]
2Chr. 29:27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar.
       
and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets. {only the trumpets}
And when the burnt offering began,
2Chr. 29:26 And the
Levites
STOOD [in military ranks] with the instruments of David
the song of the LORD began also with the trumpets
        and the priests with the trumpets. and with the instruments ordained by David king of Israel.
No honorable disciple can miss the fact that making NOISE during the BURNT OFFERING was commanded by the King. There are other parallel passages: Nehemiah looked all of the way back to David for A Temple Exorcism Ceremony. David commanded the instruments.
1 Chr 25:1  David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed this service:

The Levites were an old Infant Burning sect in Egypt: they worshipped Molech in the wilderness, in Amos's record and in Jerusalem.
-Exodus 15:[20] sumpsit ergo Maria prophetis soror Aaron tympanum in manu egressaeque sunt omnes mulieres post eam cum tympanis et choris
Payne insists that the Hebrew of 1 Chronicles 25:1 unambiguously identifies these leaders as military commanders, an interpretation favoured by several Bible translations. (Payne, p 423-4; NASB, NIV, NKJV, NRSV, Jerusalem Bible) If military commanders had a particular interest in the appointment of musicians, it suggests a strong link between music and warfare.
HOW DO WARRIORS PROPHESY WITH INSTRUMENTS TO PANIC THE ENEMY:
-Prophe-ta  I. a foreteller, SOOTHSAYER prophet... oraculorumque interpretes, sacerdotes Aegyptiorum, quos prophetas vocant, [Priestess of Egpt prophetess call out] Aegyptius, propheta primarius

PHRASE: Aegyptius, propheta primarius 1.  Aegyptius,
2.  Prophetai
3.  Primarius I. one of the first, of the first rank, chief, principal, excellent, remarkable,
primarius parasitus,

Christ in the prophets such as Nehemiah note that the sacrificial system was because of their sin and that the Civil-Military-Clergy complex were robbers and parasites.

Părăsītus , i, m., = parasitos, lit. one who eats with another; hence, I. In gen., a guest (pure Lat. conviva): parasiti Jovis, the gods, Hence, parasitus Phoebi, a PLAYER. actor, II. In partic., in a bad sense, one who, by flattery and buffoonery, manages to live at another's expense, a sponger, toad-eater, parasite
    -Comically, of a whip: ne ulmos parasitos faciat, that he will make his elm-twigs stick to me like parasites, i. e. give me a sound flogging, he tutelar deity of parasites was Hercules, Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 79.

Hercules was the father of the perverted worship in the Abomination of Desolation

Notes from 2 Maccabees defining the Abomination of Desolation
The tensions which led to the Jewish revolt were exacerbated when the Jewish high priest, a Hellenist himself, offered a sacrifice to Heracles (Hercules) who was a Greek symbol of homosexuality.
"The Hithpa'el of nb', in the ancient texts, refers to ecstasy and delirium rather than to the emission of a 'prophecy'." (de Vaux, Roland, The Bible and the Ancient Near East, p. 243 Doubleday

"Maniac inspirations, the violent possession which threw sibyls and priestesses into contortions--the foaming lip and streaming hair and glazed or glaring eyes-- have no place in the self-controlling dignity of Christian inspiration. Even Jewish prophets, in the paroxysm of emotion, might lie naked on the ground and rave (1 Sam. xix. 24); but the genuine inspiration in Christian ages never obliterates the self-consciousness or overpowers the reason. It abhors the hysteria and stimulation and frenzy which have sometimes disgraced revivalism and filled lunatic asylums." (Pulpit Commentary, 1 Cor., p. 460).
CHRISTIANS KNOW THAT THE CHURCH IS BUILT (INSTRUCTED) BY THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS: not by a king abandoned to worship the starry host as the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai requested. 

Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched. Jeremiah 7:20

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel;
Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. Jeremiah 7:21
21. Put ... burnt offerings unto ... sacrifices ... eat flesh--Add the former (which the law required to be wholly burnt) to the latter (which were burnt only in part), and "eat flesh" even off the holocausts or burnt offerings. As far as I am concerned, saith Jehovah, you may do with one and the other alike. I will have neither (Isa 1:11 Ho 8:13 Am 5:21,22). JFB

 
For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor commanded them I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. Amos 5:21
in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
        concerning
burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22
Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Amos 5:22
     Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs;
     for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. Amos 5:23
BUT this thing commanded I them, saying,
       Obey my voice, and I will be your God,
                 and ye shall be my people:
       and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,  that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23 
BUT let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream Amos 5:24

Amos 5:25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

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

Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day,
        I have even sent unto you all MY servants the PROPHETS, daily rising up early and sending them: Jeremiah 7:25

Yet they HEARKENED NOT unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers. Jeremiah 7:26

Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them;
       but they will not hearken to thee:
       thou shalt also call unto them; 
       but they will not answer thee. Jeremiah 7:27

Amos 5:26 BUT ye have borne the tabernacle of your and Moloch and Chiun [#666] your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

They burned infants to the beat of instruments in 2 Chron 28 just before the PURGE and EXORCISM and in chapter 30 just AFTER Hezekiah's ceremony SOLELY to get the priests to return to Jerusalem to help defend it.

Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity
beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

This was the sentence conditionally imposed because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.  Canaan as the promised land became the Killing Fields as God let the kings lead them into
I BELIEVE THAT THE MUSICAL DECEIVERS HAVE TURNED THEIR CONGREGATION OVER TO THE WORSHIP OF THE DEVIL: history universally identifies the Devil and the "father" of musical instruments used in worship. In the 2 Chronicles proof-text, the worship of Azazel the result of mocking the Nadab and Abihu example.

Truitt Adair: He will stress the presence of “harps in heaven.”

The "elders" of note "fired" God, demanded a king and the king imposed musical instruments for the cursed sacrificial system.

The "beast" in the literature to which John probably points and even his definitions are to hide the truth from the Civil-Military-Clergy complex Rick Atchley imagines for his authority is defined by the Greek literature as:

Thêrion , to (in form Dim. of thêr), 
III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature, “ō deilotaton su thērionAr.Pl.439, cf. Eq.273; kolaki, deinō thēriōPl.Phdr.240b; “Krētes, kaka th.Epimenid.1; dusnouthetēton th., of poverty, Men. Georg.78; “ mousikē aei ti kainonthērion tiktei Anaxil.27, cf. Eup.132; ti de, ei autou tou thēriou ēkousate; said by Aeschines of
The Cynics were "dogs" and they howled out an old style praise tune to seek partners for the night. Paul said for us to worship IN THE SPIRIT because of the "dogs" howling to get in. History is pretty solidly in associating religious performers as homosexuals. Music and the Effeminate
Johannes Quasten. In Music and Worship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, beginning on page 41 He uses many of the church Fathers and Classical resources we also rely upon:

"Philodemus considered it paradoxical that music should be regarded as veneration of the gods while musicians were paid for performing this so-called veneration. Again, Philodemus held as self deceptive the view that music mediated religious ecstasy. He saw the entire condition induced by the noise of cymbals and tambourines as a disturbance of the spirit.

He found it significant that, on the whole, only women and effeminate men fell into this folly.

Accordingly, nothing of value could be attributed to music; it was no more than a slave of the sensation of pleasure, which satisfied much in the same way that food and drink did.

"Women and girls from the different ranks of society were proud to enter the service of the gods as singers and musicians. The understanding of this service was universal: these singers constituted the 'harem of the gods'." (End of Quasten)

"Hebrew music... was used in the luxurious times of the later monarchy the effeminate gallants of israel, reeking with perfumes, and stretched upon their couches of ivory, were wont at their banquets to accompany the song with the tinkling of the psaltery or guitar (Am. v1. 4-6), and amused themselves with devising musical instruments while their nation was perishing... music was the legitimate expression of mirth and gladness, and the indication of peace and prosperity." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 590).

Kolax A. flatterer, fawner, parasite,
II. lisping pronunciation of korax, Ar.V.45.
2. in later Gr., = Att. goēs,
Goēs , ētos, ho,
A. sorcerer, wizard epōdos Ludias apo khthonosE.Ba.234
2. juggler, cheat, “deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēsPl.Smp.203d; “deinon kai g. kai sophistēn . . onomazōnD.18.276; “apistos g. ponērosId.19.109; “magos kai g

Sophis-tēs , ou, ho,
A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn” [MELODY IN THE SHRINE]
3. later of the rhētores, Professors of Rhetoric, and prose writers of the Empire, such as Philostratus and Libanius, Suid.; “Apollōnidē sophistē [Abaddon, Apollyon]

PHARMAKIA identifies the speakers, singers and instrument players in Revelation 18: John called them sorcerers and says they will be (are) cast alive into the lake of fire.
Perhaps prophetic of our time in Revelation 17-18 where the lusted after fruits served under the Babylon mother of harlots. John called the singers and musicians sorcerers (pharmakon), said they HAD deceived the whole world and consigned to be cast alive into the of fire.

That's what Christ said in Isaiah 30 defining for whom hell was created.

Thêrion  III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature, hê mousikê aei ti kainon thêrion tiktei

Of the phrase

mousikê aei ti kainon thêrion tiktei

A.  Mousikos, musical, agônes m. kai gumnikoi  choroi te kai agônes ta mousika music,  

II. of persons, skilled in music, musical, X.l.c., etc.; poiêtikoi kai m. andres Pl.Lg.802b ; kuknos [minstrel]  kai alla zôia; peri aulous - professional musicians, mousikos kai melôn poêtês, use with singing, skilled in speaking before a mob. Melody,

Jesus cast the musical minstrels out "like dung."

B. aei always
C. kainos , esp. of new dramas, the representation of the new tragedies,  (Aphrodisias dedicated to Aphrodite (ZOE); comedy, sexual love, pleasure, a woman's form of oath, Aster or Venus or ZOE.
Therion
D. Tikto mostly of the mother 
E. of Rhea one of the zoogonic or vivific principles

Rev. 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

Bestĭa , ae, f. perh. akin to fera and to belua,
2. As a term of reproach (cf. belua and our beast): “mala tu es bestia,Plaut. Bacch. 1, 1, 21; id. Poen. 5, 5, 13.—And, humorously, of the odor of the armpits (cf. ala and caper), Cat. 69, 8.—

Cănis
(cănes
a. A shameless, vile person, Plaut. Most. 1, 1, 40; Ter. Eun. 4, 7, 33 Donat. ad loc.; Hor. Epod. 6, 1; cf. id. S. 2, 2, 56; Petr. 74, 9; Suet. Vesp. 13. —

See The Fires that Consume.

Revelation 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God,
        which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation;
        and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels,
        and in the presence of the Lamb:

Thu_moō , A. make angry, provoke, LXX Ho.12.14(15): once in Trag., “hōste thumōsai phrenasE.Supp.581. restive, Id.Ant. 477, X.Eq.1.10; thumousthai eis keras vent fury with the horns, Virgil's irasci in cornua, E.Ba.743; cf. “aoidos es keras tethumōtai

kera^s , to, Ep. gen. Kera^os, Att. contr. kerōs; Ep. dat. kera^i (elided) or kerai or
2. of musical instruments, horn for blowing, sēmēnai keratiX.An.2.2.4, c the Phrygian flute, because it was tipped with horn (cf. Poll.4.74), “aulein k.Luc.DDeor.12.1; “kai kerati men aulein Turrēnoi nomizousi

Tursēnos , , ē, on, salpigx, kōdōn, A.Eu. 567, S.Aj.17; cf. “kēros
kōdōn ,
A. bell, “hup' aspidos de khalkēlatoi klazousi k. phononA.Th.386, cf. 399, E.Rh.308; khalkostomou kōdōnos hōs Tursēnikēs, i.e. a trumpet, S.l.c. (where Sch. expl. kōdōn as to platu tēs salpiggos, i.e. the mouth of the trumpet, cf. Ath.5.185a, Poll.2.203); carried on rounds of inspection to challenge sentries, “tou kōdōnos pa enekhthentosTh.4.135; “ephodeuein kōdōniPlu.Arat.7, cf. Luc.Merc.Cond.24, Sch.Ar.Av.843.
2. crier's bell, hence tauth' houtos monon ou kōdōnas exapsamenos diaprattetai 'is his own trumpeter', D.25.90: metaph., k. akalanthis hoti lalon to zōon Sch.) Ar.Pax 1078 (perh. kuōn is the true reading, v. App. Prov.1.12); cf. krotalon.
Kuōn  later, in a coarse sense, Ar.V.1402; rhapsōdos k., of the Sphinx, S.OT391, cf.A.Fr.236 (lyr.); of men, “kakai k.Il.13.623; implying recklessness, 8.299, 527, Od.17.248, 22.35; also of offensive persons, compared to yapping dogs,
3. of the Cynics, “areskei toutois kunōn metamphiennusthai bion. 339.8: hence, Cynic philosopher, Arist.Rh.1411a24, AP7.65 (Antip.), of the “Bakkhai, Lussas k.E.Ba.977
Perhaps this is the religious and secular rulers giving up their thrones and rules.  For certain you cannot play the harps while falling down.  The spiritual concept of HOLDING your harps is to APPREHEND the Word of God:

CLASS NUMBER ONE:
Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book,
         the FOUR BEASTS and four and twenty ELDERS
         fell down before the Lamb,
         having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours,
                which are the prayers of saints.

When Jesus and the apostles HYMNED a hymn both hymn and the Latin "dico"means to SPEAK or recite: none of the Bible is metrical so you cannot sing it in four part Atchley.

Revelation 5:9-10 And they sung a new song, SAYING,
        "Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof:
         for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood
        out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
        And hast made us unto our God kings and priests:
        and we shall reign on the earth. "
CLASS NUMBER TWO
Revelation 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of MANY ANGELS
        round about the throne and the beasts and the elders:
        and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand,
        and thousands of thousands;
Revelation 5:12
SAYING with a loud voice,
       
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches,
        and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing."


CLASS NUMBER THREE for the living
Revelation 5:13 And EVERY CREATURE which is in heaven, and on the earth,
        and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them,
        heard I
SAYING,
                "Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power,
                be unto him that sitteth upon the throne,
                and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. "

REVELATION 14 the same warning of judgment:

AND I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Fathers name written in their foreheads. Rev 14:1

What they heard was from heaven--in the atmosphere over Zion.

And I heard a voice from heaven
..........like the sound of many waters and
..........like the sound of loud thunder; the voice I heard was
..........like the sound of harpers playing on their harps Revelation 14:2RSV

Keladeo sound as flowing water 2. of persons, shout aloud, atar keladēsan Akhaioi, in applause. keladeonti amphi Kinuran phamaiPi.P.2.15: c. acc. cogn., “k. humnous” lSound of the grasshopper, ring bells, of the flute, sing of, celebrate loudly.
However, the LITERAL sounds in Revelation 18 John calls "sorcerers."  The "heaven" are terms used in paganism and the role of Christ is to replace them: 
Ouranos vault or firmament of heaven, sky  
Hesperos, hos kallistos en ouranō histatai astēr22.318; “ouranos asteroeis6.108,al.
2. heaven, as the seat of the gods, outside or above this skyey vault, the portion of Zeus (v. Olumpos),  15.192, cf.Od.1.67,
Heaven-gate, i. e. a thick cloud, which the Hōrai lifted and put down like a trap-door, 5.749, 8.393; so, later, hoi ex ouranou the gods of heaven,

Opora III. metaph., life's summer, the time of youthful ripeness, Pi.I.2.5 ; tereinan mater' oinanthas opōran (v. oinanthē) Id.N.5.6 ; ripe virginity, A.Supp.998, 1015 ; “o. Kupridos
Therefore, rather than worship the creature and the heavens, we are commanded worship God Who MADE all of these things:

Rev. 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven,
        having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth,
        and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Rev. 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him;
        for the hour of his judgment is come:
        and worship him that MADE heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Rev. 14:8 And there followed another angel,
        saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city,
        because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

You will note that little brother and sister singers do not compose their own songs.  In Revelation 14 all of the SOUNDS LIKE are sounds which create terror or alarm: the angel to the LIVING warns of impending judgment and commands PREACH THE GOSPEL.

When you hear the SOUNDS LIKE harps pointing to things which create spiritual anxiety, this is Christ's SIGN that judgment is soon. If you are living and on the earth the ANTITHESIS: you are commanded to preach the gospel for time is short.

Read the WHOLE story here

Truitt Adair: He will talk about the presence of Jesus and the early disciples in the Jewish Temple where instruments were certainly used.

We need a quote on that!

The sacrificial system had been effectively dead since just after the Return from captivity. The priesthood bought his office as highest bidders and most godly youth had fled the city rather than being turned into singers an prostitutes in the actual covered Holy and Most Holy Place. The race of VIPERS or the Crooked race were not fit to hear the gospel and may have been Edomites.  The Godly people including Jesus attended the Synagogue on rhe REST day: He stood up to READ and then decently sat down. There was not praise service in the Synagogue which people attended for worship which was uniquely "giving heed to the Word of God."  They went into the outer courts because that's where the people were and preached the gospel.

The fact that Jesus was not instantantly executed PROVES that He never went INTO any holy place or near any holy thing. Not even a Levite (singer-musician) could enter or come close to any holy thing or place: they aided the slaughter priests by making "noise to make the lambs silent before the slaughter."

Furthermore, no Levite, used as Warrior Noise makers and later under the king and commanders of the army--could come near the holy places of the sanctury or they would be executed. The patternism is that if a musician enters into the body of Christ as fulfilment of the Holy Place he / she / it is worthy of death.

Num 18:2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister BEFORE the tabernacle of witness. [never IN]

H8334 sharath shaw-rath' A primitive root; to attend as a menial or worshipper; figuratively to contribute to:--minister (unto), (do) serve (-ant, -ice, -itor), wait on. 

Num 18:3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle:
        only they shall
not come nigh
the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar,
        that neither they, nor ye also, di
e.

Nadab and Abihu violates several commandments.

All of the non-Levites were called STRANGERS: therefore, if you were not of the tribe of Levi with the assignment to serve you could not even minister to the priests outside of the Temple-proper.  Therefore, no member of the "church" could come near the Tabernacle and none of the "ministers" could ENTER it.

"A stranger," that is, one, neither a priest nor a Levite, who should intrude into any departments of the sacred office, should incur the penalty of death. ROBERT JAMIESON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That also removes any modern cleric from imposing the tithe.

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

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

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

Truitt Adair: In summary he states, “there is not a hint in the Bible that God was ever anything but pleased by instrumental praise.” What he does not and cannot show, however, is a single passage of scripture which authorizes or even hints at the use of instrumental music in the worship of the New Testament church. 

RICK ATCHLEY BUILDS UPON THE FOUNDATION OF PRIESTS AND LEVITES

A Church of Christ is built upon the foundation of the Prophets and Apostles.

Christ spoke through the writing prophets and universally repudiated the Civil-Military-Clergy complex as robbers and parasites.

All National Histories include the always pagan sacrificial system as well as the civillian Godly thread

Jer. 8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.

Jer. 8:8 How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is WITH US? LO, CERTAINLY IN VAIN MADE HE IT; THE PEN OF THE SCRIBES IS in vain.

8267. sheqer, sheh´-ker; from 8266; an untruth; by implication, a sham (often adverbial):—without a cause, deceit(-ful), false(-hood, -ly), feignedly, liar, + lie, lying, vain (thing), wrongfully.

Even the stork in the heavens knows her times; and the turtledove, swallow, and crane keep the time of their coming; but my people know not the ordinance of the LORD."How can you say, 'We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us'? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie. The wise men shall be put to shame, they shall be dismayed and taken; lo, THEY HAVE REJECTED THE WORD OF THE LORD, and what wisdom is in them? Jeremiah 8:8-9 RSV 

Jer. 8:9 The wise MEN ARE ASHAMED, THEY ARE DISMAYED AND TAKEN: LO, THEY HAVE REJECTED THE WORD OF THE LORD; and what wisdom is in them?

Jer. 8:10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on John,  

That the Pharisees puffed up unto strange boasting,
        were wont to pretend that the Divine Word was with them and in them,
        and therefore foolishly affirmed that they had advanced to marvellous wisdom, 
        the Spirit Itself will testify, 
        since Christ says by the Prophet Jeremiah unto them, 
                How do ye say, WE are wise, and the word of the Lord is with us?
                For nought to the scribes became their lying pen;
                the wise men were ashamed, were dismayed and taken;
                what wisdom is in them? because they rejected the word of the Lord.

For how are they not taken rejecting the Living and Hypostatic Word of God, receiving not the faith to Him-ward, 
        but dishonouring the Impress of God the Father, and refusing to behold His most true Form (so to say)through His God-befitting Authority and Power?

Rick Atchley missed the fact that Christ ordained the CENI in no uncertain terms:

After the terminal fall from Grace because of Musical Idolatry, Christ ordained the Qahal, Synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness: then and now the object was to teach the Word of God by Reading and Rehearsing or discussing it.

See Nehemiah 8 defining how the Holy Convocation of the godly people was held: there simply was no need to load people down with the spiritual anxiety of ceremonial legalism.
Neh. 8:7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites,
        caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place.
995. biyn, bene; a primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e. (generally) understand:--attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill(-full), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand(-ing), view, (deal) wise(-ly, man).
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.
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.
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.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
        All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore,
        and teach all nations,
        baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them
        to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
        and, lo, I am with you alway,
        even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Truitt Adair:  2. It inheres in the Greek word, “psallo.” Rick asks, “if the Holy Spirit’s purpose was to forbid instrumental music, why did he use a word so commonly associated with it?” Rick argues that the predominant use of “psallo” in the Septuagint and in the writings of Josephus was “playing an instrument.”

Utterly False: psallo is NEVER used meaning "playing on an instrument." If you miss Lexicon 101a you miss the fact that they do not DEFINE words but show how they are used in context. Psallo NEVER means more than "pluck with your finers and never with a plectrum" when defining a harp.  Scripture always uses separate words for Sing and play and the name of the instrument.

Isaiah 23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
Isaiah 23:16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.

1. H3658 kinnôr kin-nore' From an unused root meaning to twang; a harp:—harp.

2. H5059 nâgan naw-gan' A primitive root; prop to thrum, that is, beat a tune with the fingers; especially to play on a stringed instrument; hence (generally) to make music:—player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play (-er. -ing).

3 H7892 shı̂yr shı̂yrâh sheer, shee-raw' The second form being feminine; from H7891 ; a song; abstractly singing:—musical (-ick), X sing (-er, -ing), song.

Truitt Adair: 3. It is implied in the command to “sing psalms.” Rick points out that Psalms 33, 92 and 150 all mention praising God with various instruments. He then asks, “Doesn’t it seem odd to you that the Holy Spirit would command us to sing Psalms we are forbidden to practice?”

There is no COMMAND to sing songs: the Command in all of the never-musical passages is to SPEAK the word of God.  There are 57 true mizmors and history says that these were the songs RECITED.

Note:The headings of Psalms is thought by some to be attached to the bottom:

BEGINNING CYCLE ENDING CYCLE Antithesis
REJOICE in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. Psalm 33:1 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. Psa 33:21
Praise the Lord with  harp:
  H1984 halal boast, make foolish, feign self mad
[1] sing unto him with the [2] psaltery [kithara]
and an
instrument of ten strings. [psalterium] Psalm 33:2
Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee. Psa 33:22
Psa. 33:3 [1] Sing unto him a new song; [2] play skilfully with a loud noise
    the "alarm," a rapid series of nine or more very short notes.

Play this in Church: you are BOUND
Loud noise is specificially what is outlawed for the synagogue or church in the wilderness. h 8643 Teruah from 7321 Clamor, acclamation of joy or a battle cry, jubile, shoutiing.
H1984 halal boast, make foolish, feign self mad
H1966 hêylêl From H1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning star:—lucifer.

You know, God turned them over to worship the starry host.
 
( A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed.)
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1

1 Sam 21:13 And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad [H1984] in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard

However, in a "worship sense"

"Playing on musical instruments is prohibited on Sabbaths and holy days, and even to engage a non-Jew to play for Jews on Sabbath is considered a 'shebut' or disturbance of the Sabbath rest." Second, "music, except at marriage ceremonies, is generally prohibited, in token of mourning for the destruction of Jerusalem." (Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. IX, p. 432, quoted by Kurfees).

"It is still banned by rigid adherents to old ways; but in ordinary conservative congregations it is unhesitatingly employed at weddings and other services on week days" (Isadore Singer, Jewish Encyclopedia, p. 134).

That's why Godly, Bible-literate people cast themselves out of their own synagogue.

#150 is not a psalm but a halal meaning to make yourself vile, to make a fool of yourself: these instruments all point to making war or making love. This is a boast song which threatened the enemy that if they don't turn coward they will be Robbed, Raped and Raptured.  Real or acted out homosexuality was the way to prove your superiority.

H1984 hâlal haw-lal' A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify:—(make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal, make), fool (-ish, -ly), glory, give [light], be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, [sing, be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine

The godly people attended synagogue on the Sabbath which quarantined them from the temple. On the other hand, the Levites abandoned to worship the starry host are said to have PROFANED the Sabbath which word means blow the flute, steal people's inheritance, pollute or prostitute. This is the word defining "Lucifer cast as profane out of heaven."

(A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.)

IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: Psalm 92:1

H3034 Yada yaw-daw' A primitive root; used only as denominative from H3027 ; literally to use (that is, hold out) the hand; physically to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively to bemoan (by wringing the hands):

To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Psalm 92:2

Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn [murmuring] sound. Psalm 92:3

The Song was: Shiyr (h7891) sheer; or (the orig. form) 7788 (1 Sam. 18:6), shoor; a prim. root [rather ident. with 7788 through the idea of strolling minstrelsy]; to sing: - behold [by mistake for 7788], sing (-er, - ing man, -ing woman).

Shuwr (h7788) shoor; a prim. root; prop. to turn, i. e. travel about (as a harlot or a merchant): - go, sing. See also 7891.

People who have watched "worship teams in action" see this persona: it assuredly attracts a different kind of flock.  This would never be something a mature male would do before David reversed things:
1Samuel 18:6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick

This is not a COMMAND for others to do what the psalmist did. A Nebel is
H5035 nebel nêbel neh'-bel, nay'-bel From H5034 ; a skin bag for liquids (from collapsing when empty); hence, a vase (as similar in shape when full); also a lyre (as having a body of like form):—bottle, pitcher, psaltery, vessel, viol.

h5034 Nabal

Delitzsch, Psalms: The word "psalm", which is derived from the Greek word psalmos, is a translation of the Hebrew term mizmor, which is the title standing at the head of fifty-seven of the psalms. Thus it is evident that not every psalm has the superscription "psalm". But it is this word which has come to be the designation of the whole book.

Thus we see that although the one hundred and fifty units are called in the Scriptures the Book of Psalms, only fifty-seven of them bear the superscription psalm (mizmor) in the Hebrew Old Testament. The title which the Book of Psalms bears in Hebrew is Sepher Tehillim - the Book of Praises. It is this Hebrew word tehillim....  In Hellenistic Greek the corresponding word psalmoi' (from psa'llein = zimeer) is the more common; the Psalm collection is called bi'blos psalmoo'n (Luke 20:42; Acts 1:20) or psaltee'rion, the name of the instrument (psanteerîn in the Book of Daniel)

"The name of psaltery entered Christian literature in the 3rd century B.C. translation of the Old Testament called the Septuagint where, in the Psalms, nebel was translated psalterion. Thus, Nebuchadnezzar's idolatrous ensemble included the Aramic psantria. Notice, also, that the book of Psalms has also become known as the Psalter (or psalterium), from the hymns sung with this harp. Source

# 47 and 81 are not psalms: While mizmor can be performed with an instrument, these psalms or mizmors are not aboup playing instruments

When the scholars translated the Septuagint into the Greek language the word "psallo" was used for a few psalms because ALWAYS in the Greek world the word pointed to making war, to smiting people, to musical seduction with the harp: it is never translated as melody in the TUNEFUL sense nor does it have any more musical content than the English word pluck or smite: Psallo means to smite with the fingers and NEVER with a plectrum: that outlaws guitar picks, flutes, organs, trumpets etal.  Rather than being permissive it is NARROWLY RESTRICTIVE and never has any musical content unless it is a harp; which is SMITED with the fingers to make a sound like the bow string.

What the translators were SPEAKING on these 57 mizmors was the inherent making war or making perverted love understood by ANY Greek kid.
Psalmos also appears in the LXX as equivalent to the Hebrew word neginah [5058]. This Hebrew term is used to describe a wide variety of songs. Neginah is translated by psalmos in Lam 3:14 (song), in Lam 5:14 (music) and in Ps 69:12 (song). It is striking to observe that in the LXX translation of Lam 3:14 and Ps 69:12, psalmos, or its verbal form, is used for songs that are not only uninspired but are in fact the product of the wicked, even drunkards, who mocked God and His word. The Hebrew term neginah is used elsewhere in the Hebrew Scriptures of: the songs of the wicked, Job 30:9 (song); the inspired praise of God, Psalm 61 title (Neginah-a song performed on a stringed instrument); and the uninspired praisd of the Lord composed by King Hezekiah, Is 38:20 (my songs).

5059.  nagan, naw-gan´; a primitive root; properly, to thrum, i.e. beat a tune with the fingers; expec. to play on a stringed instrument; hence (generally), to make music:—player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play(-er, -ing).
H5060 nâga‛ naw-gah' A primitive root; properly to touch, that is, lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication to reach (figuratively to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy,

Psa 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up;
        and the reproaches
of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
Psa 69:10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

Psa 69:11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

Psa 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me
;
        and I was the song of the drunkards.

Negiynah (h5058) neg-ee-naw'; or nÿgynath neg- ee- nath'; from 5059; prop. instrumental music; by impl. a stringed instrument; by extens. a poem set to music; spec. an epigram: - stringed instrument, musick, Neginoth [plur.], song

The Psallo word is the FORCE used on laggards:

Several means were used to force citizens to attend the assemblies; the shops were closed; circulation was only permitted in those streets which led to the Pnyx [ekklesia]; finally, a rope covered with vermilion was drawn round those who dallied in the Agora (the market-place), and the late-comers, ear- marked by the imprint of the rope, were fined.

Jesus consigned the pipers, singers and dancers to the marketplace.

Truitt Adair: He also states that “the first Christians...would’ve known exactly what it meant.” My question is, if they knew that “make melody” meant to “play an instrument,” why was the New Testament Church exclusively a capella and why was the instrument opposed in Patristic writings for hundreds of years?

Rick’s assertion that “psallo” included instrumental music in the Koine Greek of the New Testament disagrees with every recognized Greek lexicon and with such undisputed Greek scholars among us as Everett Furguson and Hugo McCord. For documentation on the meaning of Psallo, I refer you to “A Cappella Music in the Public Worship of the Church,” by Furguson (p.16-27) and “Sing His Praise,” by Rubel Shelly, (p.60- 74.) McClintock and Strong’s Cyclopedia of Biblical Knowledge says, “The Greek word “psallo” is applied among the Greeks of modern times exclusively to sacred music, which in the Eastern Church has never been any other than vocal, instrumental music being unknown in that Church, as it was in the primitive Church.” (Vol. VIII, p.739)

The word "psallo" is never at any time or place meant "musical" melody. The Gree Melos is the word Paul would have used if he had even thought that you could make modern melody while fulfilling the OPERATIVE direct command to SPEAK the Biblical text.

Speaking is EXTERNAL but singing and melody (or grace) is INTERNAL because the external practices would destroy the teaching-learning process. Paul defines the assembly clearly and no one misunderstood that EVER, NEVER. They simply imposed a form for of non-metrical singing about the year 373 ad.

SPEAKING THE WORD BY READING THE WORD
1Tim. 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
1Tim. 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
        which was given thee by prophecy, [teaching]
        with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

MAKING MELETAO IN THE HEART.
1Tim. 4:15 Meditate upon these things;
        give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

G3191 meletaō mel-et-ah'-o From a presumed derivative of G3199 ; to take care of, that is, (by implication) revolve in the mind:—imagine, (pre-) meditate. attend to study  esp. practise speaking, con over a speech in one's mind, practice, exercise,
2. attend to, study, ou dunamai akousai, touto meletōn (sc. to akousai) Hdt.3.115; “plēthous doxas memeletēkōsPl. Phdr.260c.
5. abs., study, train oneself, Ar.Ec.164, Th.1.80, X.HG 3.4.16; ēn to hippikon memeletēkos6.4.10: c. dat. modi, “toxō m. kai akontiōId.Cyr.2.1.21; en meletōnti by want of practice, Th.1.142.
ib.

Mĕdĭtor , ātus, 1,
I. v. dep. a. and n. Sanscr. madh-a, wisdom; Gr. mathos, manthanō, mēdomai; cf.: medeor, re-med-ium, etc.; act., to think or reflect upon, to muse over, consider, meditate upon; neutr., to think, reflect, muse, consider, meditate; to design, purpose, intend, etc.; constr. with acc., with ad, de, with dat., with inf., with a rel.-clause, or absol. (class.).

 If Paul had wanted to indicate musical melody he was smart enought to have done that.
Melos , eos, to, A. limb, in early writers always in pl., Il.7.131, Pi.N. 1.47, etc. (kata melos is corrupt for kata meros in
B. esp. musical member, phrase: hence, song, strain, first in h.Hom.19.16 (pl.), of the nightingale (the Hom. word being molpē), cf. Thgn.761, etc.; “melē boōn anaulaS.Fr.699; esp. of lyric poetry,
3. melody of an instrument, “phormigx d' au phtheggoith' hieron m. ēde kai aulosThgn.761; “aulōn
This is the MARK of Apollo.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
        whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just,
        whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely,
        whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,

MAKING LOGIC IN THE HEART.
think on these things.

Cōgĭto ,
I.  to pursue something in the mind (cf. agito, II.), i. e.
I. To consider thoroughly, to ponder, to weigh,
b. [ cōgĭtāta , ōrum, n. subst., reflections, thoughts, ideas: “
log-izomai ,
2 Corinthians 5.19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do:
        and the God of peace shall be with you.

THE RHETORICAL AND MUSICAL PERFORMERS WILL NOT GIVE YOU TIME TO MEDITATE.

The sacrificial system was effectively dead and there is no "musical Sacrifices" in the inner court OFF LIMITS to the godly people. All of the godly people attended synagogue and they would know that "vocal and instrumental rejoicing' including an elevated form of speeking (rhetoric=hypocrite) was outlawed. They had never sung a songin the synagogue. They had only heard the TRUMPETS of the hypocrite announcing his OFFERING. They knew that singing with instruments was almost exclusively a female prostitute mark: if they saw a male singing and playing an instrument they knew that "he was drunk, perverted or just having fun."

The Judas bag was carried by  Judas because he was a thief: the son of perdition.  In Greek literature and numerous vase paintings the Judas Bag was always the box attached to the spotted flute case below. The SOP has the same root meaning as "psallo" and was the SIGNAL for Satan to enter into Judas. One can suspect that modern Judas Goats are seen by  God and the "fleeing owners" with the same persona..


 
RICK ATCHLEY ON # 81 which is not a mizmor:

3. Rick argues from Psalm 81:1-3 that the command to praise God with instrumental music pre-dated the Law of Moses, therefore it was not part of the “law that was nailed to the cross.”

This same argument is used by Seventh Day Adventists to prove that the Sabbath law is still in effect. This is a really poor and unbiblical argument. Rick should be ashamed to make such an argument. By this same logic we could bring in animal sacrifices and a host of other Old Testament practices that pre-dated the law of Moses.

Psa. 81:0 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph.
Psa. 81:1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

HOWEVER JACOB HAD WARNED:

Gen. 49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren;
        instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
Gen. 49:6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret;
        unto their assembly,
        mine honour, be not thou united:
        for in their anger they slew a man,
        and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
Gen. 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel:
         I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

WAITING FOR MESSIAH  THE GODLY PEOPLE DID NOT JOIN LEVI

Gen. 49:8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise:
        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.

This is the Set-up for judgment: when God sings you are in trouble.  When women and children or the effeminate rule over you look out for the END OF THE STORY.

From the prevailing Greek influence the priests of the Mother Goddess must be male but perform the role of females.

God is realy saying YOU GO RIGHT TO IT ABANDONED PEOPLE!

Psa. 81:2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
[3] sumite psalmum et date tympanum psalterium iucundum cum cithara
"Hebrew music... was used in the luxurious times of the later monarchy the effeminate gallants of israel, reeking with perfumes, and stretched upon their couches of ivory, were wont at their banquets to accompany the song with the tinkling of the psaltery or guitar (Am. v1. 4-6), and amused themselves with devising musical instruments while their nation was perishing... music was the legitimate expression of mirth and gladness, and the indication of peace and prosperity." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 590)

Psalm.Delitzsch.Psalm.html

Moreover, we must take into consideration the facts that the compass of the tenor extends even into the soprano, that the singers were of different ages down to twenty years of age, and that Oriental, and more particularly even Jewish, song is fond of falsetto singing. We therefore adopt Perret- Gentil's rendering, chant avec voix de femmes, and still more readily Armand de Mestral's, en soprano; whereas Melissus' rendering, "upon musical instruments called Alamoth  
Tympanum
A. Esp., as beaten by the [emasculatedpriests of Cybele, Lucr. 2, 618; Cat. 63, 8 sq.; Verg. A. 9, 619; Ov. M. 3, 537; 4, 29; 4, 391; id. F. 4, 213; Plaut. Poen. 5, 5, 38; Caes. B. C. 3, 105; Curt. 8, 11, 20; 8, 14, 10; Tac. H. 5, 5, —Also by the Bacchantine females, Ov. M. 11, 17.—Beaten by the Parthians as a signal in battle in place of the tuba, Just. 41, 2, 8.—
B. Trop., a timbrel, etc., as a figure of something effeminate, enervating: “tympana eloquentiae,Quint. 5, 12, 21: “in manu tympanum est,Sen. Vit. Beat. 13, 3.—

Tympanotriba ,
I. a taborer, a timbrel-player, a term of reproach for a soft, effeminate person (alluding to the priests of Cybele), 

T. Maccius Plautus, Truculentus, or The Churl
STRATOPHANES (to PHRONESIUM.) What say you? Why have you dared to say that you love another man?

PHRONESIUM I chose to.


STRATOPHANES Say you so, indeed? I'll first make trial of that. Do you, for the sake of such a shabby present, vegetables, and comestibles, and vinegar-water, bestow your love upon an
effeminate, frizzle-pated, dark-haunt frequenting, drum-drubbing debauchee
(608)
7 , a fellow not worth a nutshell?
GETA What new thing's this? Do you dare, you rogue, to speak ill of my master, you spring-head of vice and perjury?

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

"Women and girls from the different ranks of society were proud to enter the service of the gods as singers and musicians. The understanding of this service was universal: these singers constituted the 'harem of the gods'." (Quasten)

BEGINNING OF ANOTHER COMMAND

Psa. 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

WHERE IS THAT COMMAND?
Num. 10:2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.

Num. 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.

-būcĭno (bucc- ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. bucina, I. to blow the bucina, to sound or give a signal with the trumpetimpers.; cf. Gr. salpizein): “cum bucinatum est,Varr. R. R. 2, 4, 20: “saepe declamante illo ter bucinavit,Sen. Contr. 3 praef.: “bucinate in neomeniā tubā,Vulg. Psa. 81 (80), 4: “Triton conchā sonaci leniter bucinat,App. M. 4, p. 157, 3; cf. bucina, II. C.

H8628 tâqa‛ taw-kah' A primitive root; to clatter, that is, slap (the hands together), clang (an instrument); by analogy to drive (a nail or tent pin, a dart, etc.); by implication to become bondsman (by handclasping):—blow ([a trumpet]), cast, clap, fasten, pitch [tent], smite, sound, strike, X suretiship, thrust.
Psa. 81:4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

        Num. 10:8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets;
        and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.

Psa. 81:5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony,
        when he went out through the land of Egypt:

        where I heard a language that I understood not.
Psa. 81:10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt:
        open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

No 'worship teams'

THE MUSICAL PRELUDE TO SLAUGHTERING OR BURNING ANIMALS OR PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF GOD

Psa. 81:11 But my people would not hearken to my voice;
        and Israel would none of me.
Psa. 81:12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust:
        and they walked in their own counsels.
Psa. 81:13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me,
        and Israel had walked in my ways!
Psa. 81:14 I should soon have subdued their enemies,
        and turned my hand against their adversaries.
Psa. 81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him:
        but their time should have endured for ever.

This is common: THIS is what YOU do but this proves that YOU do not intend to hear MY VOICE.

Truitt Adair: 6. He makes the argument that “Jesus never deals with the issue.”

When you do not love the TRUTH Jesus sends you strong delusions so you believe your own lies: anyone willing to deliberately sow massive discord without being able to read BLACK text ond BROWN paper and define words is following an UNholy spirit of delusion. In fact the girlish Levites beat the flesh off Jesus with their FLUTES just as Psalm 41 prophesying the outlawed mocking would not be by Judas:

Mark 10:34 And they shall mock him,
        and shall scourge him,
        and shall spit upon him,
        and shall kill him:
        and the third day he shall rise again.
Latin Illudo  as a female: Applied as a term of reproach, effeminate men, eloquence, rhētor but with idea of contempt, caneret,A. Of men: “si absurde canat, of the crooked race, a reed pipe, a guitar, crowing of a hen tibiae , tubaeGallus , i, m., = Gallos Strab., A. Galli , ōrum, m., the priests of Cybele, on account of their emasculated condition) Gallic:turma, the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.  “resupinati cessantia tympana Galli,
Tac. Ann. 14.52 Of Nero:  They further alleged against him that he claimed for himself alone the honours of eloquence, and composed poetry more assiduously, as soon as a passion for it had seized on Nero. "Openly inimical to the prince's amusements, he disparaged his ability in driving horses, and ridiculed his voice whenever he sang

Verg. A. 9.634
Of such loud insolence and words of shame
Ascanius brooked no more, but laid a shaft
athwart his bowstring, and with arms stretched wide
took aim, first offering suppliant vow to Jove:

The Father heard, and from a cloudless sky
thundered to leftward, while the deadly bow
resounded and the arrow's fearful song
hissed from the string; it struck unswervingly
the head of Remulus and clove its way
deep in the hollows of his brow. “Begone!
Proud mocker at the brave!

Paizo, 4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16. 5. play amorously, “pros allēlousX.Smp.9.2

Prospaizō, prospaizousa tois ōmois komē playing over, II. c. acc., theous p. sing to the gods, sing in their praise or honour, Pl.Epin.980b: c. dupl. acc., humnon prosepaisamen . . ton . . Erōta sang a hymn in praise of Eros, Id.Phdr.265c.

2. banter, “tous rhētorasId.Mx.235c, cf. Euthd.285a; p. ton kuna, ton arkton, , humnon pr. ton Erōt        
Mark 14:65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face,
        and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: (sing, lament, dance)
        and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.

-[298] This god too hath prophetic power, [Bakcheusimos]

for there is no small prophecy inspired by Bacchic frenzy;
for whenever the god in his full might enters the human frame,

he makes his frantic
votaries foretell the future.

You rejoice whenever many people are at your gates, [320] and the city extols the name of Pentheus. He too, I think, delights in being honored. Kadmos, whom you mock, and I will crown our heads with ivy and dance, a gray yoke-team but still we must dance; [325] and I will not be persuaded by your words to fight against the god. For you are mad in a most grievous way, and you will not be cured by drugs, nor are you sick without them.
Maniôdês
A. like
madness, noseumata Hp. Aër.7, cf. Coac.475.
2. like a
madman, crazy, Kunas,    
II. causing madness, Dsc. 1.68, 4.68; himasthlê Panos Nonn.D.10.4 .Pan is horn footed

Kunas: Kuôn II. as a word of reproach, freq. in Hom. of women, to denote shamelessness or audacity; applied by Helen to herself rhapsôidos of the Bakchai, Lussas k. E.Ba.977  Lussao rave, be mad, erotic. also of offensive persons, compared to yapping dogs

[977] To the hills! to the hills! fleet hounds of madness, where the daughters of Cadmus hold their revels,

goad them into wild fury
against the man disguised in woman's dress
, a frenzied spy upon the Maenads.
Rhapsoidos stitching songs together. Reciter of poems, of Aoide
Used with "hypokrites" 5. = eppsdê, spell, incantation

3. of the Cynics, areskei toutois kunôn metamphiennusthai bion. Catamites.

Epôidos 
A.
singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal wounds, epôidoi muthoi
b. Subst.,
enchanter, e. kai goês E.Hipp. 1038 (but goês e. Ba.234): c. gen., a charm for or against,
c. c. dat.,
assisting, profitable,

2. Pass., sung to music, phônai Plu.2.622d ; fit for singing, poiêtikên e. parechein S.E.M.6.16 .
2. epôidos, ho, verse or passage returning at intervals, in Alcaics and Sapphics, D.H.Comp.19 ;
chorus, burden,
Mark 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him,
        and bowing their knees worshipped him.
Luke 7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation?
        and to what are they like?
Luke 7:32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace,
        and calling one to another, and saying,
        We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced;
        we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

Auleō to be played on the flute,ho Bakkheios rhuthmos ēuleitoX. Smp.9.3
Phrugion aulēsen melosAlcm.82, cf. Hdt. 1.141, 2.60, Pl.Prt.327a:

Truitt Adair: and “Instrumental music is a non-issue in the Book of Acts.” What is admitted is that instrumental music in the church is mentioned in neither the gospels nor the Book of Acts. This seems to do more to disprove rather than prove his position. Perhaps the weakest and silliest argument he makes is the mention of “music and dancing” in the story of the prodigal son. A close rival is the assertion that “nowhere in the New Testament is congregational singing specifically authorized.” Even if that is true, which I deny, it has nothing to do with whether or not instrumental music is authorized. Telling someone they are wrong about congregational singing being authorized doesn’t prove that instrumental music is authorized for congregational worship.

The synagogue excludes all hypocritic performance: God doesn't need it and when you hear a rhetorician or sophist you know that he is pulling the wool over your eyes getting it off as fleece. Jesus "synagogued" with the people several times and there is no mention of music. Paul synagogued out on mission and never mentioned music: only Ephesus and Colossee seems to have been plagued with people just out of paganism and thought that they also heard "spirits."  Paul EXCLUDES all such performance before he defines synagogue as "speaking with one mind and one mouth that which is written."

Simple Simons know that you don't make musical noise when Jesus comes to be our ONLY teacher when the elders teach that which is written. Again, the synagogue is defined totally. Both Jew and Gentile would understand the morality issues because they had attended synagogue. Timothy was wise unto salvation because Christ defined the future REST inclusively and exclusively. Since the prophets were read in the synagogue and not that Christ calls "the lying pen of the Scribes" He names speakers, singers, instrument players, hypocrites:

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time
        hath in every city
        them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

There are in fact many allusions to musical idolatry in the book of acts. We have shown that Stephen pointed tothe musical idolatry at Mount Sinai as recorded by Amos in Acts 7. The rejoicing in the works of their hands was musical performance.

Mark Henderson: Instrumental music is a non-issue.
        You don’t see a discussion in the Book of Acts.
        There is nothing in the New Testament that even remotely resembles
        the detailed instructions for worship that we saw in the Old Testament.
        The New Testament simply has nothing to say about instruments in worship.

The Old Testament commands and encourages the use of instruments, and the heavenly vision includes instruments in the picture.

In between, the New Testament says nothing about instruments in worship, so how did we end up with this anti-instrument heritage?
Acts 13:5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached 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:
Magos [a^, ou, ho, Magian, one of a Median tribe, Hdt.1.101, Str. 15.3.1: hence, as belonging to this tribe,
2. one of the priests and wise men in Persia who interpreted dreams, Hdt.7.37, al., Arist.Fr. 36, Phoen.1.5, Ev.Matt.2.1.
3. enchanter, wizard, esp. in bad sense, impostor, charlatan, Heraclit.14, S.OT387, E.Or.1498 (lyr.), Pl.R.572e, Act.Ap.13.6, Vett. Val.74.17: also fem., Luc.Asin.4, AP 5.15 (Marc. Arg.).
II. magos, on, as Adj., magical, “magps tekhnē prattein tiPhilostr.VA1.2; “kestou phōneusa magōteraAP5.120 (Phld.). (Opers. maguš 'Magian'.)
Acts 14 Paul gets violent with those practicing the Abomination of Desolation. 

These false teachers missed the Abomination of Desolation which makes the universal association between religious music and perverted males or prostitutes.  Reading Acts 7 should have warned them about musical idolatry at Mount Sinai and Amos and reading Acts 14 might help.

When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in human form!" Acts 14:11

Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes (Mercury) because he was the chief speaker. Acts 14:12

The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them. Acts 14:13

2 Maccabees 6:2 - and also to pollute the temple

> in Jerusalem and call it the temple of Olympian Zeus,
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and to call the one in Gerizim the temple of Zeus the Friend of Strangers, as did the people who dwelt in that place.

It is a historical fact that the Jews anticipated that the Messiah would be Bacchus of Dionysus--the perverted new wineskin god. See the resources in 2 Maccabees and the SYMBOLISM of building gymnasiums.

Truitt Adair: 7. After listing Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16, James 5:13 and I Corinthians 14:26, Rick states, “There is no New Testament command to sing only a capella. To say that “sing” means “sing only” is a human inference that comes dangerously close to speaking where God has not spoken.” He illustrates his point by saying that an invitation to come to his ranch and sing songs doesn’t mean one couldn’t bring his guitar. That may be true, but if I really wanted someone to play the guitar at a party, the only way to be sure would be to say, “By the way, don’t forget to bring your guitar to accompany our singing.” If my wife invites someone over for a cup of tea it does not mean they can’t put cream and (7) sugar in it. However, if I order a cup of tea, I am not authorizing the waiter to put cream and sugar in it unless I tell him to. When God wanted singing with instrumental accompaniment in the Old Testament, he certainly knew how to ask for it. I believe if he wanted instrumental accompaniment in the church he would have asked for it that way. Presuming otherwise might come dangerously close to “speaking where God has not spoken.”

The Direct action commanded is to SPEAK
1. That which is written for our learning with one mind and one mouth Romans 15
2. The Will of God, Spirit or the inspired text (Ephesians 5)
3. The Word of Christ (Colosians3)

This is Paul's common, clergy-fooling way of using antithesis:

EPHESIANS 5

Paul used antithetical parallelism to denounce outward singing or instrumental noise.

II. Antithetical Parallelism--The thought of the first line is expressed by an antithesis in the second;
or is counterbalanced by a contrast in the second. This parallelism is very common in the Book of Proverbs:

(a) The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge,
{but} The mouth of the fool blurteth out folly.

Prov., xv, 2.
(b) Soundness of heart is the life of the flesh,
{but} Envy is the rot of the bones.
--Proverbs 14:30.

The thoughts of the righteous are right,
But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. Proverbs 12:5 (NKJV)
Notice Pauls use of parallelism: The word SPEAK is the opposite of POETRY or MUSIC. Therefore,

Eph. 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise,
        BUT understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Eph. 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
        BUT [instead] be filled with the Spirit;

Eph. 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
        {BUT} singing and making melody IN your HEART to the Lord;

Jesus said that worship must be in SPIRIT as the opposite of PLACES. Therefore, rather than follow the pagan religions be faithful to the Christ-ordained synagogue which was exclusive of "vocal or instrumental rejoicing."

THERE IS NO SINGING COMMANDED. THE WORD IS SPEAK.
IF YOU GRASP THAT SYNAGOGUE IS A SCHOOL OF THE WORD THE DISCORDERS ARE SILENCED
The SPEAKING is the opposite of poetry or music: the Ephesians were one of the two churches which had to be warned about singing in the churh when it had been outlawed in the synagogue well attended by Gentiles.

SPEAKING that which is written for our learning is the thesis: aeido and psallo is the antithes as the root definition would beclear to the Ephesians.
Singing speaks of making noise or sounds with the voice or any inanimate thing

Aeidō
, hence of all kinds of vocal SOUNDS, crow as cocks, Pl.Smp..223c; HOOT as owls,
hoi tettiges [LOCUSTS] khamothen asontai —of other sounds, TWANG, of the bow-string, Od.21.411; whistle, of the WIND through a tree, Mosch.Fr.1.8; ring, of a stone when struck, Theoc.7.26:—prov., prin nenikēkenai adein 'to CROW too soon', Pl.Tht.164c.—Constr.:—a. tini sing to ONEOd.22.346; also,
vie with one in singing, sing of, chant,
Aoid-ē a 5. = eppsdē, spell, INCANTATION, 

PSALLO is never used for musical melody.
Psallō , fut. In a primary sense:
Pluck, pull, twitch, ps. etheiran pluck the hair, A.Pers.1062: esp. of the bow-string, toxōn kheri psallousi neuras twang them, E.Ba.784;kenon krotonLyc.1453; ek keraos ps. belos send a shaft twanging from the bow, APl.4.211 (Stat. Flacc.); so miltokharēs skhoinos psallomenē a carpenter's red line, which is twitched and then suddenly let go, so as to leave a mark, AP6.103 (Phil.): metaph., “gunaikas ex andrōn psogos psallei, kenon toxeuma
The twang of the harp aroused the same spiritual anxiety as twanging the bow: thereofre, Paul loutlawed the "laded burden" and demanded that they enjoy the REST Jesus died to give us.
Eur. Ba. 784 Pentheus
Already like fire does this insolence of the Bacchae blaze up, a great reproach for the Hellenes. [780] But we must not hesitate. Go to the Electran gates, bid all the shield-bearers and riders of swift-footed horses to assemble, as well as all who brandish the light shield and pluck bowstrings with their hands, so that we can make an assault against [785] the Bacchae. For it is indeed too much if we suffer what we are suffering at the hands of women.

8. Rick’s emotional appeal to allow gifted musicians to honor God by using their God-given musical gifts in the assembly is a very weak argument. This supposes that it could be shown that instrumentation is one of those gifts today, and that all spiritual gifts may be used in the worship assembly of the church. This argument proves too much, far more than Rick would likely agree with. Is he really asserting that every gifted person, regardless of what the gift is, should use that gift in the assembly?

THIS IS RANK LEGALISM: the flow of information is from God to us.  A musician might aid "worship" in Ricks' mind but worship is literally falling on your face or giving attention to the reading of God's Word. What Rick is defining is "how to suck in the seekers to pay my bills." Worship must be silent or reverent or God is till a Consuming Fire (Hebrews12)

EPHESIANS 4, THE GIFTED LEADERS TO SILENCE PERFORMANCE TO ENABLE EKKLESIA

Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
        and some, pastors and teachers
 

WHY?

Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Most of recorded history notes that music arouses fear and spiritual anxiety because it taps into the very nature of a human with the power of Fear or Flight: the other drug-induced or music-induced feeling is that of sexuality which is sold as the "spirit" inside.

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1Corinthians 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

1Corinthians 14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

2Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:

There is no way to EDIFY a person by letting them watch a musical performance by a whiney-piney praise team allof which sounds like they have a gender problem. That would not be surprised since the Serpent in the garden of Eden was a musical enchanter(ess)


HOW?
Eph 4:13
Till we all come in 
        A. the unity of THE faith, and of
        B. the knowledge of the Son of God,
        C. unto a perfect MAN,
        D. unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Stature: 2244. helikia, hay-lik-ee´-ah; from the same as 2245; maturity (in years or size):  age, stature. [Comrade, not playmate

You cannot go BEYOND THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN: that is a direct command made over and over.  If you go BEYOND that which is written with the SOLE PURPOSE 

Eph. 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, 
        that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Eph. 3:9 And to make all men see
        what is the fellowship of the mystery,
        which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God,
        who created all things by Jesus Christ:

HOW?
Eph 4:13
Till we all come in 
        A. the unity of THE faith, and of
        B. the knowledge of the Son of God,
        C. unto a perfect MAN,
        D. unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Stature: 2244. helikia, hay-lik-ee´-ah; from the same as 2245; maturity (in years or size):  age, stature. [Comrade, not playmate

CHURCH MUST EXCLUDE ALL OF THE CUNNING CRAFTSMEN.
Panourgia (g3834) pan-oorg-ee'-ah; from 3835; adroitness, i.e. (in a bad sense) trickery or sophistry: - (cunning) craftiness, subtilty.

-Panourg-êma  A. knavish trick, villainy, S.El.1387 (lyr.), LXX Si.1.6 (v.l.); sophistry, Gal.5.251; cf. panourgeuma.

-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 Telchines, Pi.O.7.53; entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32 1d; of Daedalus and Palamedes, X.Mem.4.2.33, cf. 1.4.2; in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117 -HH 4 483 What skill is this? What song for desperate cares? What way of song? For verily here are three things to hand all at once from which to choose, —mirth, and love, and sweet sleep. [450] And though I am a follower of the Olympian Muses who love dances and the bright path of song —the full-toned chant and ravishing thrill of flutes —yet I never cared for any of those feats of skill at young men's revels, as I do now for this:

PAUL THEN DEFINES THE SOLE ROLE OF THE EKKLESIA OR SYNAGOGUE IN HIS WORDS.

NOW YOU CAN HOLD THE ASSEMBLY
 
Eph. 4:15 But speaking the truth in love,
        may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:


HOW DO WE GET ACCESS TO THE TRUTH

The Church is a school (only) of the Word of Christ (only).  Paul
Eph. 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise,
        but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Eph. 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;

It is "prophetic" that the agents who man the podiums (put down in 1 Corinthians 1 and takers of the shekals do not KNOW the meaning of a Christian or a Disciple; worship is going to Jesus' Bible class where HE is the only performer if we "teach that which has been taught."

Acts 7:37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel,
A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:

A CHURCH OF CHRIST HAS TWO ROLES: TEACHERS AND DISCIPLES

Heb. 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers,
        ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God;
        and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

HERE IS THE LAW OF DELIVERING CHRISTIAN ORACLES

1Pet. 4:11 If any man speak,
        let him speak as the oracles of God;
if any man minister,
        let him do it as of the ability which God giveth:

that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
SINCE RICK ATCHLEY DOES NOT KNOW THE MEANING OF EKKLESIA HE SHOULD NOT BE IMITATED AS HE DRIVES IT INTO DELIBERATE AND MASSIVE DISCORD.

SINCE RICK ATCHLEY DOES NOT KNOW THE MEANING OF A "DISCIPLE" WHY FOLLOW SOMEONE WHO LEADS YOU INTO A RADICAL MISUNDERSTANDING OF BLACK TEXT ON
BROWN PAPER.

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