Tulsa Workshop

The Tulsa Workshop, Stone Campbell Movement, instrumentalists representing non-instrument churches of Christ. You will notice that the Christian Chronicle is still spreading the falsehood that the SPLIT occurred in 1906.  Of course, the implication is that the Church of Christ SPLIT from the Christian Church because of musical instruments. The fact is that a few men shook hands in 1832 agreeing to work together at some level: the working document written by John Smith and agreed to ba all of the participants was violated before the ink dried. The agreement if honored would have prevented any kind of denominational oversight, making of creeds and adding instruments.  The people who did not attend thought it a joke and Alexander Campbell denied that a few hand shakes could unit the two foundational understanding. This is defacto proof that what became the Disciples / Christian Church and what became The Churches of Christ were not then or never united. The Stoneites had nothing in common with the Campbellites and Stone denied the Atonement.

3.20.12

John Mark Hicks, Johnny Melton, Bobby Valentine: A Gathered People Revisioning the Assembly as Transforming Encounter


7.12.11
Review of Truitt Adair's review of Rick Atchley.  Preachers are shooting blanks and keeping their career path safe as long as they agree that Amos (by the Spirit of Christ) condemned only their "attitude." And as long as they say that God commanded anything in the cursed king, kingdom, temple, sacrificial system at which they made exorcism noises never called music. The church is built upon the Prophets and Apostles all who radically condemn the the Civil-Military-Clergy complex as robbers, parasites and hypocrites (defined as speakers, singer and instrument players). There is NO historic scholar who did not agree that Amos was condemning the use of instruments in Samaria.

When Ahaz took the sacrifices and noise (never music) outside of Jerusalem he violated God's law which quarantined the horrors behind closed doors .  If you become a Levite singer outside of the Temple in Jerusalem the PATTERN is that God will send a plague upon you.


When William Miller (aka Seventh Day Adventists) prophesied the return of Jesus Christ the Disciples got involved and the need to organize was the need to "save all of the Jews SO THAT Jesus could return."
The Christian Church or NACC began in 1927 and was finally delisted by the Disciples in 1971 at which time men like Leroy Garrett was actively involved as a "campus minister."
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No congregational singing in the Bible or early pre-reformation history.
Paul warned that failing to love the truth (the Word) will cause God to send you strong delusions so that you believe your own lie: the mark or proof is that you are tasked and CHAINED to perform ceremonial legalism as "worship services." While it is pure vanity it is the mark God left for those OF TRUTH and OF FAITH. They are the ones who see the universal command to TEACH the word by READING it or SPEAKING it without any changes. That was the command for all heralds (kerusso,  presbyter) who has NOTHING to say on his own.

IF YOU SEE READ OR SPEAK AND READ SING OR MAKE MUSIC THEN YOU ARE PART OF SOMETHING OF BIBLICAL PROPHECY.

Logos versus Mythos: Word versus Music Logos (modern) is rational of the word and STRAIGHT: Mythos and Sophia (postmodern) are irrational and Gender-Confused. Mythos Nomoi (traditional law)
(a) Eros is approved, and its excesses condoned, when directed towards superior youths approaching manhood.
(b) It appears to be condemned, in so far as parents forbid their boys to hold converse with “erastae.” The explanation of this ambiguous attitude must be sought in the principle laid down above, that the moral quality of an act depends upon the conditions of its performance.
GRACE is Kharizo 2. gratify or indulge a humour or passion, 3. in erotic sense, grant favours to a man,
give up as a favour by dropping a law aimed at him,
 Grace Centered Magazine:  3.06.11. This forum has a Church of Christ thread dedicated to abusing those who do not deliberately reject the clear teaching of the Word and recorded history. A common lie is that the Church Fathers had nothing bad to say about the use of instruments based on Scripture. We have refuted that to prove that NO ONE used instruments in the churches but refute the Jews who did because they had been abandoned to Canaanite Baalism or the worship of the starry host.

Tulsa Workshop 2010 confesses desire for unity with the NACC which has gobbled up the workshop as part of its "unity" imperative.  All of the key speakers are those who have violently twisted the Scripture to have the "spirit" tell them to IMPOSE that which God imposed on Israel as the worship of the starry host because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.  It may BE a command since strong delusions produces lying wonders which speaks of all of the hypocritic actors Jesus identified as speakers, singers and instrument players.

Click for Tulsa Workshop 2011 The theme will be "Unchained!" "If the Son makes you free, then are you free indeed!
In fact the root meaning of music is mystery which "makes the lambs dumb before the slaughter." Nimrod and modern medicine understands that people can be enchained and controlled by sound just as they can be seduced by the latest perfume. All AIDS to the Word of God are called sorcery.
 
Logos is:

Opposite Epagoge 2. bringing in to one's aid, introduction
4. allurement, enticement,tais elpisi kai tais e.D.19.322.
b. incantation, spell, in pl., Pl.R.364c, Lg.933d; Hekatēs phaskōn epagōgēn gegonenai saying that Hecate had put it under a spell, Thphr.Char.16.7.
7. leading away into captivity, captivity, LXX Is.14.17: generally, distress, misery, ib.Si.23.14 (pl.), cf. Hsch.

YOU WILL BE DELIBERATELY AND WILLINGLY TELLING CHRIST IN THE PROPHETS AND APOSTLES THAT THEY ARE LYING.

We are commanded to SPEAK the WORD of Christ specificiially in the Prophets (by Christ) and Apostles as eye-- and ear--witnesses of Jesus of Nazareth who fulfilled or made the prophecies more perfect:
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together
        groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together
        for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Eph 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men,
        as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
IN MATTHEW 23 JESUS SAID THAT TRUTH HAD BEEN HIDDEN IN PARABLES FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.

He knew that the WORD could be hidden in clear sight for the corrupters of the Word: selling learning at retai.

The NACC and Rick Atchley will tell you that the church is built upon the foundation of King Hezekiah's animal slaughter to appease a god who made the temple (court: never house) unfit for such slaughter.  However, at their "church house" where their god lived they were buring infants just before Hezekiah and just after he died.  That is because the Levite noise makers (they never made music) were an old Moloch infant burning cult in Egypt and Israel worshipped Moloch in the wilderness AFTER God turned them over to worship the starry host BECAUSE of musical idolatry.  See Ray Dowen''s version.

However, Christ in the prophets (off limits to the musical idolaters) said

But this was NOT from the beginning:

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

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

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. Jer 7:23

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. Jer 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: Jer 7:25

Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers. Jer 7:26

Logos is:

Opposite Epagoge 2. bringing in to one's aid, introduction
4. allurement, enticement,tais elpisi kai tais e.D.19.322.
b. incantation, spell, in pl., Pl.R.364c, Lg.933d; Hekatēs phaskōn epagōgēn gegonenai saying that Hecate had put it under a spell, Thphr.Char.16.7.
7. leading away into captivity, captivity, LXX Is.14.17: generally, distress, misery, ib.Si.23.14 (pl.), cf. Hsch.

TAKE THE TEST BEFORE TULSA

CHRIST speaking through the prophets said.


Isa 8:19And when they shall say unto you,
        Seek unto them that have familiar spirits,
        and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:
                should not a people seek unto their God?
                for the living to the dead

-incantātĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I. an enchanting, enchantment (post-class.): “magicae, Firm. Math. 5, 5: incantationum vires,Tert. Hab. Mul. 2.
-măgĭcus , a, um, adj., = μαγικός,
I. of or belonging to magic, magic, magical (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “artes,Verg. A. 4, 493: “magicis auxiliis uti,Tib. 1, 8, 24: “arma movere,Ov. M. 5, 197: “superstitiones,Tac. A. 12, 59: “vanitates,Plin. 30, 1, 1, § 1: “herbae,id. 24, 17, 99, § 156: “aquae,Prop. 4, 1, 102 (5, 1, 106): di magici, that were invoked by incantations (as Pluto, Hecate, Proserpine), Tib. 1, 2, 62; Luc. 6, 577: “linguae,” i. e. hieroglyphics, id. 3, 222; “but lingua,skilled in incantations, Ov. M. 7, 330; Luc. 3, 224: “cantus,Juv. 6, 610: magicae resonant ubi Memnone chordae,mysterious, id. 15, 5.

-epōdē , Ion. and poet. epa^oidē , h(,
A. song sung to or over: hence, enchantment, spell,epaoidē d' haima..eskhethonOd.19.457, cf. Pi.P.4.217 ; “ou pros iatrou sophou thrēnein epōdas pros tomōnti pēmatiS.Aj. 582 ; of the Magi, Hdt.1.132 ; “meliglōssois peithous epaoidaisinA.Pr. 174, cf. S.OC1194 ; “epōdas epadeinX.Mem.2.6.10 sq.; “epōdais haliskesthaiAnaxandr.33.13; “oute pharmaka..oud' au epōdaiPl.R. 426b ; thusiai kai e. ib.364b ; “tas thusias kai teletas kai tas e.Id.Smp.202e, etc.: c. gen. obj., charm for or against..,toutōn epōdas ouk epoiēsen patērA.Eu.649.
II. apptly., = epōdos 11, Poet.Oxy.661.21 (pl.).

Pindar, Odes 4:[216] Aphrodite [ZOE] of Cyprus brought the maddening bird to men for the first time, and she taught the son of Aeson skill in prayerful incantations, so that he could rob Medea of reverence for her parents,
"In Isa 8:19 the 'obhoth and yidh'onim are spoken of those who 'chirp and mutter." These terms refer to the necromancers themselves who practiced ventriloquism in connection with their magical rites. In Isa 29:4 it is said 'Thy voice shall be as an 'obh, out of the ground.'... They are stamped in these passages, as in the Witch of Endor narrative, as deceivers practising a fraudulent art. By implication their power to evoke spirits with whom they were in familiar intercourse is denied." (Int Std Bible Ency., ency, p. 690)"In Isa 8:19 the 'obhoth and yidh'onim are spoken of those who 'chirp and mutter." These terms refer to the necromancers themselves who practiced ventriloquism in connection with their magical rites. In Isa 29:4 it is said 'Thy voice shall be as an 'obh, out of the ground.'... They are stamped in these passages, as in the Witch of Endor narrative, as deceivers practising a fraudulent art. By implication their power to evoke spirits with whom they were in familiar intercourse is denied." (Int Std Bible Ency., ency, p. 690)
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony:
        if they speak not according to this word,
        it is because there is no light in them.


There is no command for instruments to accompany imposed sacrifices in the Law of Moses.
The "testimony" is by the Spirit of Christ: there is no command for instruments in the testimony.
The Prophets speaking by Christ REPUDIATED the Civil-Military-Clergy as robbers and parasites.

THERE WILL BE SOUND BUT NO LIGHT AT TULSA
Israel rose up to PLAY at Mount Sinai. All of those planning to sow discord by adding instruments rise up to PLAY.  They simply do not understand that throughout the Bible including Paul and Peter the PLAY at Mount Sinai is a PATTERNISM which disciples are commanded NOT to follow. And yet all of the "scholars" get waged to tell you that God WANTS you to PLAY while pretending to worship Him. Play means to play musical instruments as "pretend worship" when God has commanded you to KEEP His day of REST.  Play is playing with one another: Romans 1 defines the terminal fall from grace at Mount Sinai proving that religious musicians have always been effeminate and PRODUCE the same effect in the awed spectators.

When people mock people at least trying to be faithful to the Word of Christ, Paul would say that they are under strong delusions: the MARK of strong delusions is performing religious ceremonies with all of the performing (hypocritic) arts and crafts.

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

    Lying is -Pseudes  2. fiction (opposite logos, historic 
           -
    Muthos
            2. fiction (Opposite logos, historic truth)
logos , o(, verbal noun of leg (B), with senses corresponding to leg (B) II and III (on the various senses of the word v. Opposite Pathos or peacher's tales
Opposite epagogue; , 2. bringing in to one's aid, introduction, 4. allurement, enticement b. incantation, spell, leading away into captivity. Opposite poetry, metrical songs or speech, music.

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

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

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

THERE ARE GOOD REASONS WHY "THE BUSSES DO NOT COME" AND THE NACC "UNITY" PLOY REAPED ONLY A DOZEN OR SO OUT OF THEIR CLAIMED 28,000 CONGREGATIONS.  Never believe lying wonder workers: Christ will not allow them to speak the Word as it has been taught.

This is an end-time fulfillment (I hope) of the Babylon mother of harlots (Rev 17) who uses lusted after fruits (same as in Amos) as slick speakers, singers and instrument players. As the Levitical instrumentalist "prophesied with instruments" and are defined as SOOTHSAYERS, John calls them SORCERERS in Revelation 18 who HAD deceived the whole world.

The Vote is in and you have nothing to gain at Tulsa other than to be aggitated by singing boys and girls.

IF THEY SAY THERE IS NOTHING AGAINST INSTRUMENTS DURING THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST TREAT THEM LIKE SAYING THE EARTH IS FLAT.


 George Girardeau speaking for all knowledgeable Bible students    

In the first place, it will be noticed from the account of the triumphant rejoicing on the shore of the Red Sea that the men sang only: "Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying," etc. What can be gathered from this simple singing of the males of Israel, in praise of God for their great deliverance, in favor of instrumental music in worship, it is rather difficult to see.

In the second place, it was Miriam and the women who used instruments of music on the occasion: "And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went after her with timbrels and with dances."

See Exodus 32 as the PATTERN of all falls from Grace: all falls were the result of imposing musical instruments (machines for doing hard work mostly in making war or creating the shockand awe of religious spectacles used to fleece the lambs.
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In Exodus 31 God warned against letting loose or lose custody of singing, playing and being entertained when the assembly was Called.
    In Exodus 32 the people depending on God's SILENCE to permit their IMAGINATION rose up to play in musical Idolatry.
In Deuteronomy 31 Moses defined SONGS as to be SPOKEN for instruction from God (only):
In Deuteronomy 32 in the SECOND LAW the musical idolatry was repeated.
  1. Individuals are Disciples (only) of Christ (only) and only when the elders SPEAK and teach that which has been taught.
  2. It is logical that the doctors of the Law whom Jesus said "take away the key to knowledge" insist that God DOES not speak: rather "a" spirit tells them that they can fabricated their own Commands, Examples and Necessary Inferences IF you want to be their disciple.
  3. If your shepherds fail to warn you and you FALL into the Devil's trap (His children speak on their OWN) you will never get up.
  4. God abandoned the Israelites to be destroyed by their own people and sentenced the rest to "worship the starry host."
Deut 31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them,
        that this song shall testify against them as a witness;
        for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed:
        for I know their imagination which they go about,
        even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
  • All false teachers who claim that a "spirit" gives them the authority to speak and impose where God has been silent.
  • That is proof that they cannot read and just make laughingstocks of themselves and their disciples.
  • Paul said of the Corinthians that fools love to be fooled because they have no love for the truth.
  • They will hurt you in more ways you can imagine if you tamper with "god's anointeds."
  • God says that no human has the wisdom to ADD to the Word of God:
Cōgĭtātĭo , ōnis, f. cogito, i. e. co-agito; cf. Varr. L. L. 6, § 43; Cic. Off. 1, 6, 19; Paul. ex Fest. p. 66, 7 Müll..
I. Abstr., a thinking, considering, deliberating; thought, reflection, meditation (in good prose, and very freq.).
A. Concr., a thought, opinion, judgment; a resolution, design. plan, project:  “posteriores enim cogitationes (ut aiunt) sapientiores solent esse,Cic. Phil. 12, 2, 5 (transl. of hAi deuterai pōs phrontides sophōterai): “ista cogitatio de triumpho,id. Att. 7, 3, 2
B. In Cic. several times, thought as an intellectual power, the ability of thinking, power or faculty of thought, the reasoning power
săpĭo , īvi or ĭi (sapui, Aug. Civ. Dei, 1, 10; id. Ep. 102, 10; but sapivi, Nov. ap. Prisc. p. 879 P.; id. ap. Non. 508, 21: I. saPisti,Mart. 9, 6, 7: “sapisset,Plaut. Rud. 4, 1, 8), 3, v. n. and a. [kindr. with opos, saphēs, and sophos], to taste, savor; to taste, smack, or savor of, to have a taste or flavor of a thing (cf. gusto
b. To suggest, be inspired by : “quia non sapis ea quae Dei sunt,Vulg. Matt. 16, 23; id. Marc. 8, 33.—
c. Altum or alta sapere, to be high-minded or proud: “noli altum sapere,Vulg. Rom. 11, 20: “non alta sapientes,
Sophos , ē, on, A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, harmatēlatas s. Pi.P.5.115, cf. N.7.17; “kubernētēsA.Supp.770; “mantisId.Th.382; “oiōnothetasS.OT484 (lyr.); of a sculptor, E.Fr.372; even of hedgers and ditchers, Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.), cf. Ar.Ra.896 (lyr.), etc
lso en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 (lyr.)
MOSES DEFINED THE SYNAGOGUE FOR TEACHING THE WORD OF GOD:
        The synagogue continued when the leaders returned to their tribes and SPOKE the instructions of God:
        The synagogue EXCLUDES vocal or instrumental rejoicing:
                this was always the MARK of people making the lambs dumb before the slaughter.

Deut 31:28 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes,
        and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and
H6950 qâhal kaw-hal' A primitive root; to convoke:—assemble (selves) (together), gather (selves) (together).

Deut 31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

Deut 31:30 And Moses SPAKE in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

Moses didn't SING this song He SPOKE it because comprehension was the purpose: teaching and admonishing.

lŏquor

I. nf. loquier, Naev. ap. Gell. 1, 24, 2), v. dep. n. and a. [Sanscr. lap-, to talk, whisper; Gr. lak-, elakon, laskō], to speak, talk, say (in the lang. of common life, in the tone of conversation; cf. Quint. 9, 4, 10; 11, 3, 45).
II.  Transf.
A.To speak, declare, show, indicate or express clearly: oculi nimis arguti quemadmodum animo affecti simus, loquuntur, rē-scrībo imperial rescription
2. In partic., in milit. lang., to enroll anew, to re-enlist: “rescriptae ex eodem milite novae legiones,Liv. 9, 10.—
3. In milit. lang., to transfer from one kind of troops to another: “Caesarem decimam legionem ad equum rescribere,Caes. B. G. 1, 42 fin.
Logos Rational discourse 2. [select] statement of a theory, argument, ouk emeu alla tou l. akousantas prob. in Heraclit.50; logon ēde noēma amphis alētheiēs discourse and reflection on reality, Parm.8.50; dēloi houtos ho l. hoti . . Democr.7; ouk ekhei logon it is not arguable, i.e. reasonable, to be explained, ; ho ton l. mou akouōn my teaching, Ev.Jo.5.24, of arguments leading to a conclusio,
V. inward debate of the soul Pl.Tht.189e
THIS IS A CLEAR STATEMENT THAT PAUL MADE CLEARLY IN EPHESIANS 5
Notice that Paul often uses forms of parallelism

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)

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 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;
Eph. 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

This is true because you cannot SPEAK and SING at the same time in an external sense.
John 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain;
        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, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is,
        when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:
        for 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.


You cannot worship a Spirit God in houses built by human hands or by the works of human hands.
Phil. 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Phil. 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus,
        and have no confidence in the flesh.
Plat. Theaet. 189e Socrates
As the talk which the soul has with itself about any subjects which it considers. You must not suppose that I know this that I am declaring to you. But the soul, as the image presents itself to me,
       when it thinks, is merely conversing with itself, asking itself questions and answering,

psu_kh-ē , “ ps. pneumaXenoph. ap. D.L.9.19; kardia psukhēs kai aisthēsios arkha]

kardi-a , h(, Ion. kardiē , Ep. kra^diē (kardiē esp. as the seat of feeling and passion 3. mind, “hōs anoon kradiēn ekhesIl.21.441; “kradiē porphureOd.4.572; “kradiē protiosset' olethron5.389; “ei theasē tois tēs kardias ophthalmoisCorp.Herm. 4.11, cf. 7.2; dialogismoi anabainousi en k. Ev.Luc.24.38.

aisth-ēsis ,organ or seat of sensation, also of the mind, perception, knowledge of a thing, “
[190a] affirming and denying. When it has arrived at a decision, whether slowly or with a sudden bound, and is at last agreed, and is not in doubt, we call that its opinion;
        and so I define forming opinion as talking and opinion as talk which has been held,
        not with someone else, nor yet aloud,
        but in silence with oneself.


Plat. Soph. 263e

Stranger
Well, then, thought and speech are the same;
        only the former, which is a silent inner conversation of the soul with itself,
       
has been given the special name of thought. Is not that true?

Theaetetus
Certainly.

Stranger
But the stream that flows from the soul in vocal utterance through the mouth has the name of speech
Logos is:

Opposite Epagoge 2. bringing in to one's aid, introduction
4. allurement, enticement,tais elpisi kai tais e.D.19.322.
b. incantation, spell, in pl., Pl.R.364c, Lg.933d; Hekatēs phaskōn epagōgēn gegonenai saying that Hecate had put it under a spell, Thphr.Char.16.7.
7. leading away into captivity, captivity, LXX Is.14.17: generally, distress, misery, ib.Si.23.14 (pl.), cf. Hsch.
Opposite. phusis, Stoic.2.206; ou sophia oude l. estin en tois zōois]
sophia , Ion. -, h(, prop. A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art 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, etc.; in driving, Pl. Thg.123c; in medicine or surgery, Pi.P.3.54; in divination, S.OT 502 (lyr.)
Opposite. muthos, as history to legend, Ti.26e; “poiein muthous all' ou logousPhd.61b,
Opposite. prooimion, ib.1415a12
intelligent utterance, Opposite. phōnē, Arist.Pol.1253a14; “l. esti phōnē sēmantikē kata sunthēkēn
prose, Opposite. poiēsis, Id.R.390a; opp. psilometria, Arist.Po.1448a11; opp. emmetra, ib.1450b15 (pl.); l. touto tōn metrōn (sc. to iambeion

SONGS were always spoken or recited: the purpose was to instruct others and the style would be cantillation or an elevated pitch and sound level as in rhetoric.

con-grĕgo , āvi, ātum, 1B. Trop. (rare; mostly in Quint.), to collect, accumulate: “argumenta infirmiora,Quint. 5, 12, 4: “verba,id. 9, 3, 45; cf. “turbam (verborum),id. 10, 1, 7; cf. congregatio, II.

Ekklêsi-a  A. assembly duly summoned, less general than sullogos, Th.2.22, Pl.Grg.456b,  , II. in LXX, the Jewish congregation, De. 31.30,al. 2. in NT, the Church, as a body of Christians, Ev.Matt. 16.18, 1 Ep.Cor.11.22 ; “ kat' oikon tinos e.Ep.Rom.16.5 ; as a building, Cod.Just.1.1.5 Intr., etc.



1.04.11 When people speak out of their own imagination instead of the Word as Spirit by Christ in the Prophets and Apostles, Christ calls it blasphemy.  Of Hezekiah's Plague stopping exorcism used to say that "God commanded instrumental praise and we must not be disobedient" Christ calls them BLASPHEMERS.

See Christ defining Blasphemy of The Holy Spirit
For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor  commanded them
        in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
         concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22
But this thing commanded I them, saying,
         Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: (CENI)
         and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, (CENI)
         that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23
Jer 23:17 They say still unto them that despise me,
        The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace;
        and they say unto every one that walketh
        after the imagination of his own heart,
        No evil shall come upon you.  "You can SOW discord and steal from the owners"
    Despise tthe Word of God of God and using your own words is:
Blasphēm-eō , pf.
A. beblasphēmēkaD.18.10:—speak profanely of sacred things, “eis theousPl.R.381e; offer rash prayers, Id.Alc.2.149c; b. kata tinosutter imprecations against, Aeschin.1.180.
2. speak ill or to the prejudice of one, slander,peri tēs emēs diatribēsIsoc.15.2, cf. D.l.c., ib.82; “b. kata tinosIsoc.12.65, cf. Arist.Fr.44; “hosa eis hēmas eblasphēmēsanD.51.3; “b. tinaBabr.71.6, Ev.Luc.23.39, etc.: abs., Phld.Lib.p.8 O.:—Pass., to have evil spoken of one, “beblasphēmēmenousId.Vit.p.12 J., cf. 1 Ep.Cor.10.30.
3. speak impiously or irreverently of God, blaspheme, “eis ton KurionLXX Da.3.29(96); “eis to pneuma to hagionEv.Marc.3.29; eis ta theia Vett. Val.58.12; “tous theousId.67.20: abs., LXX 2 Ma.10.34, al., Ev.Matt.9.3.
Rev. 7.27.10
Psalm 2:1 WHY do the heathen rage,
        and the people imagine a vain thing?
Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
        and the rulers take counsel together,
        against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,
Psalm 2:3 Let us break their bands asunder,
        and cast away their cords from us.
Psalm 2 prophesied of people who would want to CAST OF the bindings to Christ and His Word in order to chain them to themselves.

Jesus in John 17 identifies the WORLD using the word COSMOS. We know exactly the name of the world ruler, his cult and worship practices.  Jesus refused to preach the gospel to them and even said that he would NOT pray for the World.  Only a tiny remnant will come OUT of the world instead of wanting to UNITE with the World.

A Gathered People: Revisioning the Assembly as Transforming Encounter  by John Mark Hicks, Johnny Melton and Bobby Valentine.  These people really lust to drag you back under the sacrificial system which was the worship of the starry host to which God abandoned them because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. LU is in big trouble. THE BOOK for your review.

I hope you will read the summary of the TRANSFORMING method of Jesus Christ which EXCLUDES rhetoricians, singers and instrument players as always perverted and performing sorcery as John confirms in Revelation 18 of the "lusted after fruits" working for the Mother of Babylonian Harlot.

History 101 knows that the Church of Christ was not part of the Cane Ridge witchcraft and held NO DOCTRINE in common with the Disciples. Barton W. Stone thought that UNION trumped doctrine and there were some UNIONS of meeting in the same building.  Of course, that did not involve the Church of Christ at large, was opposed and ceased when the "Catholic, Church of England, Methodist, Christian Church" movement began to add instruments. The first organ was introduced in the Free Black Methodist church AFTER they discovered that loss of income could be made up with a musical: it worked so well that they added it to the "worship."

Rick Atchley is back again after he twisted all of the Bible and history out of shape to SUBVERT a non-instrumental church: of course, the NACC under DAvid Faust that year helped subvert with the usual white paper filled with 100% black lies.  Rick intended to subvert the church into a "christian" church from the beginning but boiling frogs takes time.

Edward Fudge sees beyond the sacred page but his take on A cappella is filled with error.  a cappella meant the pope's castrated team singing organum.  It is really lying to claim that NOT using "machines for doing hard work" is just OUR TRADITION.
See some of the perverted background to A Cappella or the goat singers pointing to Pan and the worship of the starry host.
Marvin Phillips will team up with Victor Knowles to discuss ONE CHURCH.  Of course, the mantra that the Church of Christ sected out of the Christian Church is the worst kind of deliberate deception. The lie of the Stone-Campbell Movement
See Burnett to prove that the Church of Christ and the Disciples have no common roots and no common view of Scripture: it is obvious from all of these experts that they follow the Disciples creed that historic councils and our changed culture must be used to interpret the Bible.

See H. Leo Boles to show that the Christian church even before the NACC has always been on the attack to try to force churches of Christ to add instruments: apparently there is some deep psychological guilt which can only be cleansed by confessing that instruments are Scriptural.
The Disciples tell the truth that the movements were based on separate foundations. The lie is continued in Restoration Roots but we know that the Millennial Harbinger was launched to oppose the Millerites tallen over by Ellen G. White. The Disciples got SPOOKED and decided that THEY had to save the Jews to make it possible for Jesus to return and establish an earthly kingdom.  The Jubilee and most of the false movements had the same impulse to GET TOGETHER to enable Jesus to return.  Hughes etal mistake the Campbell's THE PROTESTANT THEORY quote to be his own: it was not.  Campbell MOCKED the idea that a handfull of UNITERS made it so.

Victor Knowles is mister "sow discord among churches of Christ." From Pepperdine in 2004

For the NACC to lie that the Church of Christ SECTED away from THEM in 1906
is a confession that THEY were the Disciples of Christ in 1906 who had already sowed massive discord with their instruments and denomination intending to "include ALL of Christendom."  They WILL NOT in fact say that they agree with the Disciples when WE know that it was they who SECTARIANIZED OUT in 1926-27.

Terry Rush has about the best TWISTED VIEW of instrumental music but obviously has never read the Old Testament and does not know the story line. As long as preachers do proof-texting to support their thesisi there will always be division: that is their job. I have included a summary to prove that the Elite Civil-Clergy was added as a curse BECAUSE of musical idolatlry. The prophets speaking by the Spirit of Christ called them robbers and parasites. Speaking of the Law as SHADOW proves that it was a COVENANT WITH DEATH and that is exactly what the mean as "kings set over us" need to keep people from grasping that they do not have a ROLE and they have no FUNDING other than stealing from the widows like the Scribes and Pharisees whom Jesus called hypocrites by pointing the slick speakers, singers and instrument players.

Jeff Walling will bring lots of buffoonery (the mark of WRATH in Hebrew) and may be the first one -- not invited -- to announce to people that NOT using instruments was just our TRADITION.  I think Jeff is the spitting image of George Whitefield trained in THEATER but who used theatrics to promote his contribution to the First Great American Awakening which was birthed out of witchcraft as was Cane Ridge the birthplace of the Disciples.

WATCH THIS PAGE FOR WARNINGS ABOUT THE BAIT AND SWITCH WRESTLING MATCH. 2004 Review of Tulsa Workshop

Rick Atchley is on the billborard for 2008: is there some reason that one who lied about every Biblical and historical witness AGAINST instruments is still DEmothing or Destoring the church?  I know that "numbers and $s count" but some prime examples proves that, first, God does not let you get away with lying TO Him and ABOUT Him.  Second, people may set like owls on a log and you THINK that they are laughing WITH you but they are silently weeping that the wrath of God has been poured out meaning that He sends singers, jesters and Buffoons.  His finances are not going well nor does his boasted 6,400 members to get him a seat on the pillar measure up with a consistent mid 3000 number and a dwindling income.  The church Max built is having second thoughts.

Looks like someone spiked the fleece Max and Lynn Anderson's eldersare setting out.  With 40% involved in financeing the new leap it sounds like they still have some split ends. I am told that the participate PRE APOSTASY was 90% participation. When people discover that elders are so dishonorable that they will BAIT AND SWITCH or divert monies to their own ends there is NO LAW OF GIVING and I am still anticipating that some men involved in hostile takeovers will do some hard time on the rock: if not now then later because Isaiah says that HELL is prepared and God BEATS people there with the same wind, string and percussion instruments Lucifer--the singing and harp-playing prostitute--brought with him/her/it into the garden of Eden.

"The collection guaranteed adequate funds for the down payment on the Journey Fellowship initiative, so we are moving forward with remodeling the Bluebonnet Dance Hall into an auditorium. We lacked enough money to build a new facility at Crownridge, however. So we, like Gideon, set out another fleece and explored the idea of reducing the size of the building."

We are informed by a still resisting member-leader that they are having second thoughts.

You can tell which way the Navigating Winds are blowing by seeing which end the smoke is coming from. Those Wade Hodges has selected to represent churches of Christ are clearly NOT. They are already changed or changing to be more like the Christian Church by confiscating peaceable churches of Christ.

The NACC is reaping a few tares with their pseudo-unity lectures: as at Freedhardeman U, the non-instrumentalists are always caught with their rants down because there is no KNOWLEDGE BASE other than "the law of giving" and "historical examples."  We have added:

David Faust who snookered FU and who CO-conspired with Rick Atchley in the Hostile Takeover.
First, we will look at the Temple Dedication: False teachers see this as God's charismatic fit when He heard the 120 trumpets make ONE SOUND.  Bible students know that it MARKED God removing His symbolic presnece, His Grace under the Mercy Seat and the Word once under the Mercy Seat.  So, the NACC is promoting the Sabazianism of the Jews.

Second, David Faust Claims that God PROPHESIED Instrumental music for the church.  Just like all of the experts at Guru there will not be ONE who knows the story line of the Old Testament.

Third, David Faust claims that Jesus did not address Instrumental Music.
Jesus identified the Scribes and Pharisees etal as HYPOCRITES by pointing to the prophecy by Isaiah which is included in Ezekiel. God speaking to Ezekiel identifies slick speakers, singers and instrument players as HYPOCRITES and those who ATTENDED were hypocrites just wanting to be entertained by the hypocrites. ALL of the Greek world indentified singers and musicians as ENCHANTERS: indeed John identifies the Mother of Harlots (Rev 17) and calls the singers and musicians and other "craftsmen" SORCERERS.  No Phd will find any exception to that and to the homosexuality-religious music connection.

All of the book writers for the NACC quote many of the ancient authors to prove that PSALLO means playing the harp when their examples just means PLUCK. And ALL of their examples which they smooth over identify senior males PLUCKING a harp to seduce a "youth minister" who was normally castrated (a capella) or sex changed for that task.

John Waddey compiles the following:

Our latest search for unity began with the "Restoration Summit" meeting at Ozark Bible College in Joplin, MO in 1984. The principle leaders from our brotherhood were Alan Cloyd, Ruel Lemmons and Rubel Shelly. Don DeWelt led the Independent Christian Church preachers. Lemmons and DeWelt are both deceased, and Cloyd in now longer active. Rubel Shelly, Calvin Warpula and Rick Atchley are chief promoters among our people and Victor Knowles is a principle leader of the Christian Churches. At the beginning, there were four attitudes seen among our people:

1. A warm enthusiastic reception by some wh o had little or no concern about the doctrinal problems involved.
2. A cautious willingness by some to investigate the matter, to see if there is any possibility of positive good to be realized.

3. Others were
suspicious of compromise and refused to participate.
4. A number were militantly opposed to the whole idea and determined to block it.

We have posted some of the very false teaching by Ray Downen and Dwaine E. Dunning who express sentiment toward taking an AXE to the non-instrumental position.

Victor Knowles is founder and executive director of POEM (Peace on Earth Ministries), located in Joplin, Missouri. He has served as editor of the quarterly magazine ONE BODY since its inception by Don DeWelt in 1984. He and his wife Evelyn also write a monthly newsletter, THE KNOWLESLETTER. Victor is a coordinator of the annual unity meeting known as The Restoration Forum. He has authored a number of books and has been published in IMAGE, WINESKINS, INTEGRITY, CHRISTIAN STANDARD, THE LOOKOUT, PULPIT HELPS, MOODY, and many other journals. He has spoken at the International Soul Winning Workshop, Pepperdine University Bible Lectures, North American Christian Convention, National Prayer Clinic, National Missionary Convention, South Pacific Christian Convention, and several national and international Bible conferences and Christian writers' conferences. POEM does evangelistic and humanitarian work in Poland, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Cuba, and India. Victor, son of a minister and poet, is a 1968 graduate of Midwestern School of Evangelism. His work ethic is based upon a statement by C. S. Lewis, "All that is not eternal is eternally useless."

Victor Knowles does a repeat of Tom Burgess who cannot get a single Biblical or historical fact correct. Both make a big push on the PSALLO word but it simplle means to PLUCK or TWITCH. It is primarily a WARFARE word and also speaks of shooting "love arrows." The proof texts which they use are available and all EXAMPLES are of older males unmanly plucking the harp to groom young boys.

You should read what Victor pours out on the heads of ANTI-instrumentalists who he attacks with this term because they believe that using instrumental music in the face of a Holy God when He is conducting classes is a SIN. The literature of these two thousand years is universally in favor of calling such discorders sinners because they are subconscious or unconsious pagans. If not then presuming to be a teacher and being totally ignorant without any original research surely must be a sin beyond redemption. Alfred repeats the old Tom Burgess research.

See more on Strabo's definition of the worship of Apollo or Abaddon or Apollyon: his MUSES are the locusts or musical performers in the book of revelation.

A. Ralph Johnson in Instrumental Music, Sacred or Sinful.

Isaiah 25, Isa 25: Isaiah Chapter 25: The branch of the terrible one is a song to be accompanied with instrumental music.

2. Tom Burgess More Review of Plutarch: if Psallo authorizes "church music" it authorizes a homosexual gathering.

3. Tom Burgess on Moralia confirms the "Music-Heresy-Perversion" connection which has no historical exception. 10/20/04

4. Tom Burgess on John Chrysostom: are the anti-instrumentalists ignorant rurals? 10/21/04 What about Paul and Martin Luther and John Calvin and Zwingli and--everyone who believed the Bible as authority.

5. Tom Burgess on Kurfees versus Thayer and Grimm: Quotes from: G. C. Brewer, A Medley on the Music Question, Gospel Advocate, Nashville 1948. Burgess uses the same Krewson arguments. LATEST 11/08/05

Charles Daily Northwest College of the Bible Part One 11/30/04 .... Part One A .....Part Two .... THRESKIA or CHARISMATIC = perverted.

Milton Jones is the preaching minister for the Northwest Church in Seattle, Washington. He also serves as a professor at Puget Sound Christian College and on the board of Christian Relief Fund where he focuses on the care of AIDS orphans in Sub Sahara Africa. Milton has authored eight books including his latest, The Other Side of the Keyboard. He is married to Barbie Jones and has two sons, Pat and Jeremy. The compelling narrative of how God brought together the Northwest Church of Christ and the Shoreline Christian Church to be one congregation and how He blessed the merger.

This writer hired Milton Jones as a campus minister to the University of Washington. Pickings were easier in a Christian Church College. They, in fact, converted Milton so that he is a DEFACTO member of the Christian church. He unfairly manipulated the people to abandon the CREED IN THE DEED under the Lawyer's ploy that the members would be liable if brought up on charges of being SECTARIAN. After driving away the older owners of the property his wife became the "worship minister" and instruments were added using the CHANGE AGENTS GRADUALISM beginning with a '"musical worship team" replacing the Lord's Table.

This was the plow in most "unity meetings":

When the Witty-Murch unity movement was before our people, Bro. H. Leo Boles confronted Bro. Claude F. Witty with six pertinent questions:

1. Are you not a self-appointed representative of the churches of Christ?
2. Have you told Murch and his brethren there can be no unity until he puts the organ aside and gives up the missionary societies?

3. For union you say that both sides must move. Now what will the churches of Christ have to give up?

4. What will they have to begin teaching that they are not now teaching?

5. What will they have to begin practicing that they are not now practicing? What will they have to quit teaching and practicing in order to effect this union?

6. The Christian Church has gone off. It has organized measures to 'perpetuate the cause of division.' How can it come back without abandoning these things? How can we 'go to them till they abandon the things which caused the division?

His so-called success story of BONDING the two groups is, like most of the pseud-non instrumental side, is bonding of a confiscated church of Christ with a Christian Church. Milton follows the Tom Burgess - Victor Knowles quite violent attack on the ANTI-instrumentalists. Consistent with the "musical side" they violate every principle of logic, Bible scholarship and the universal testimony associating instrumental music with paganism. And yet, not in the vilest pagan temple could the singers and musicians enter into the holy precincts. The Levitical Warrior Musicians who made NOISE and not MUSIC could not enter into the Holy Place as typical of the body or church of Christ EVEN TO CLEAN OUT THE GARBAGE.

An e-mail from 2004 Tulsa Workout: "Ashamed October 12 2004, 5:47 PM

I am from the Tulsa area, and attended the workshop for the first time this past year. Mr. Lancaster was leading singing the night I was there. All I can say is I actualy was embarrased by the actions on stage. I can't for the life of me imagine how our leaders seem to think they are more important than they really are. People a Song leader aka worship leader is not there for our amusement (entertainment) If I wanted to be entertained I would go somewhere else. It is a song leaders job to start the song and get the CONGREGATION into an active worship. It seems like some of these guys think we should just sit back and let them perform. The dancing actualy made me blush in embarasment. I actualy thought to myself Man I hope nobody I know sees me here, and Man I'm glad I didn't invite anyone to go with me to this. What a absolute tragedy.

I'll take my small congregation of singers over you and your praise team any day of the week and twice (literally) on Sunday.

As for those of you who have dealt with these problems on a daily basis. I'm sorry for you, and I pray God gives you strength.

This will be as exciting as PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING because everyone knows that it is THEATER and both actors support the instrumental music position. Sowing Discord is not a problem when you have VISIONS or hear audible voices.

The Stone Campbell Movement is another driving force of the Christian churches to continue trying to suck up churches of Christ using the bad lie that the MOVEMENTS were from the same roots and the STONEITE movement related to witchcraft and the Shouting Methodists should have PRIORITY over the "weaker brothers."

J. F. Burnett in 1921 denies that Barton W. Stone joined the Disciples of Christ. The so-called Stoneites never agreed with much that the Campbellites or Reformers or Disciples or churches of Christ believed.

January 2, 2006 Wade Hodges

Wade Hodges: Every year thousands of folks from Acapella Churches of Christ and a few from Independent Christian Churches gather at the Tulsa Fairgrounds for the Tulsa International Soul-Winning Workshop. Plans are well underway for the 2006 Workshop, which will take place on March 23rd thru the 25th.

Here is why about half of the OWNERS flee when the MUSICAL TEAMS begin performing a capela which is Not connected to the approved example of Jesus or the direct commands of Paul

The word A capella is a PREDJUICED WORD. A capella has nothing to do with the simple singing or SPEAKING the Word one to another. The Pope brought a Musical Worship Team of castratos when he returned from his "Babylonian Captivity." They were used in the Sistine Chapel where it was unlawful (and unscriptural) for the official Mass to use musical instruments. If it would be an insult to the Pope why wouldn't it be an insult to Jesus Christ who said of the ones and twos--with no human mediators in song and sermons--come REST, come learn of Me. The Catholic never did worship with "congregational singing and instrumental accompany" and the Catholic Encyclopedia defends the role of congregational singing as being te ideal.

The Look to the Hills conference this year used an "expert" to try to prove that mimesis was NOT proof of sexual disfunction. However, all of the evidence proves that it is:

"The development both of religion and of the arts can be traced back in a continuous line to the hunting era. The group ritual of the primeval tribesmen were the origin not only of all religious ceremonial, but also of the drama and of poetry and music, while magic gave birth to the visual arts."

"Awed by the mysteries of his own spirit no less than by those of nature, primitive man was likely to attribute to divine influence

any abnormal emotional state, whether above or below the usual level. Medicine men customarily went into states of trance in which they were believed to be in communication with the gods, and many tribes supposed lunatics and sexual deviants to be divinely possessed. (Parkes, Henry Bamford, On Gods and Men, p. 30).

"Of particular interest is the way that early modern playwrights, music theorists, and theater apologists addressed this conflated language of the "enemy," by echoing the same connections between sexuality and playing found in the most virulent antitheatrical tracts. "As this paper will demonstrate, by "playing" with the conflated language, these writers defended their art, justifying their existence in a society that was both seduced and repulsed by them. By claiming the polemical antitheatrical language, these players escaped from the ideological margins to which their opponents had tried to relegate them.

Using the artifices of mimesis (imitation) and comedy they pointed out and--

-defused their opponents' anxieties about music, theater, and sexuality,
creating a space
for players in the cultural mainstream."

"The papacy also continued the practice of creating castratos (boys castrated before puberty to keep their singing voices high-pitched) for their own entertainment, long after it had fallen in disfavor throughout Italy."

"Into this artificial world came the castrati, who had first gained a place in Italian churches for their 'angelic' voices. Castratos are said to have been the world's first superstars, because of the great sums paid to them for their singing, and scheduled engagements that took them to cities across Europe, to please their enthusiastic followers.

"How can we hear their music today, since we have no more castratos to listen to? Well, during the current renaissance in Baroque music, some castrato roles have been carefully recreated by counter-tenors also known as male altos or sopranos. Other musici parts are sung by women who use a natural alto or soprano range, but adopt a style which attempts to make the music sound appropriately 'masculine', at least for male roles. There is much debate as to which is better--but keeping in mind the fact that most early composers wrote 'trouser' roles for women to sing, and that castratos frequently presented women's roles, especially in their youth, it would seem that gender stretching is an original part of this music, and perhaps one reason for its continuing dramatic impact."

"Allegory and metaphor elevated the art over the humdrum of life. The Baroque belittled theatrical realism and dramatic truth as commonplace. It created the castrato, a creature without sex but with a heavenly voice instead. It saw the emergence of virtuosity which transported the listener into a world of marvels.

The Baroque invented sentimental shepherds and shepherdesses
...........with salon manners and salon language.

It created melodies with virtuoso ornaments and opera
........... became a theatre in which singing replaced ordinary speech.

It invented the wig and female knickers with flounce, lace and ribbons, all of which was to imbue reality with a more poetic character. It created the gallant style and the theory of affections, which isolated and catalogued human emotions and feelings. The opera was the most eloquent manifesto of the escape from reality into a better world.

The ZOE group OUTED like all a capella fellas brought in an expert to relieve their fears about the PLATONIC FALLACY. Of course, Plato and all literate writers knew that all of the theatrical (hypocritical) arts were MANNED by boys UNmanned.

You can tell by the "warriors" on the a capella side that this MATCH HAS BEEN THROWN:

Wade Hodges: Our theme is "For the Good of the World, To the Glory of God." Our list of confirmed speakers includes Rick Atchley, Chuck Booher, Mike Cope, Allan Dunbar, Max Lucado, Marvin Phillips, Bob Russell, and Jeff Walling.

Pray tell how will the world profit if the new MISSIONARY SOCIETY gets spinning to promote religionism rather than make DISCIPLES who NEED NO ONE TO TEACH THEM if the preacher preaches "that which has been preached?"

ADDED NOTES: "As early as 1882, Sewell and Harding were urging that a separation be brought about to identify that part of the Christian Church fellowship which supported the organ and the society. Lipscomb, at the time, rebuffed his brethren who called for such division. He sought no compromise, but hoped that the church would not suffer division."

"By 1897, Lipscomb was reconciled to the fact that division had already occurred and the supporters of the innovations would be satisfied with nothing less than a complete take-over of the churches... (Adron Doran, J.E.Choate, The Christian Scholar, p. 59

That was the same scam tried in 1909 when the Disciples Denomination published their AIMS for everyone--that they all may be one.

Wade Hodges: A highlight of this year's workshop will be special evening sessions featuring tag-team keynotes by preachers from Acapella Churches of Christ and Independent Christian Churches. I'm especially looking forward to the Friday night keynote when Max Lucado and Bob Russell will speak together.

This will be a SHAM battle because Max Lucado does not represent churches of Christ and holds the same badly informed view of instrumental music. Which side wins? One suspects that the side the leaders of the workshop have PRE PLANNED.

When the Witty-Murch unity movement was before our people, Bro. H. Leo Boles confronted Bro. Claude F. Witty with six pertinent questions:
1. Are you not a
self-appointed representative of the churches of Christ?

Max Lucado received a vision to remove the name of CHRIST and to add instrumental music. At first it was to be soft strings in an out of the way room. Now, it is fully istrumental and I understand the SABBATARIAN worship (Saturn=666) is Rock and Roll which has to be controlled. The argument was the typical fiction inherited from Farmer's Branch which perverted every Biblical musical term and name of instrument. However, that doesn't matter in the postmodern, post Christendom era. However, it is a fact that his VISION came from Farmer's Branch White paper which this writer was dared to refute. Here is how Max Lucado's vision contradict all facts.

Wade Hodges: One hundred years ago, Acapella Churches of Christ and Independent Christian Churches were officially recognized as two separate "tribes."

I believe that the Disciples denomination had been in operation for many years. It is a fact that no one was so naive as to use the PSALLO word as authority for music until the year 1878. It was Garrisons boast to "take the south for the society within 5 years." That meant a flull fledge denomination intended to include ALL CHRISTENDOM with even children being paid members.

THERE HAD NEVER BEEN ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN THE STONEITES OUT OF CANE RIDGE AND THE REFORMERS DEVOTED TO THE WORD AND NOT TO RITUALS. One of those was the Shouting Methodists as an ACT of worship. My wife came out of that area as a Pilgrim Holiness who could never PRAY THROUGH.

THE SOCIETY TRIED TO CLAIM EVERYONE AS LIFE MEMBERS OBLIGATED TO BUY ALL OF THEIR RESOURCES FROM THEM.

THE CENSUS TAKER KNEW THERE WAS NO WAY FOR THEM TO CLAIM CHURCHES OF CHRIST WHICH WERE RADICALLY DIFFERENT

A SEPARATE CENSUS WAS TAKEN TO EXCLUDE CHURCHES OF CHRIST.

THIS IS WHAT CHURCHES OF CHRIST REFUSED TO JOIN

THE MOVEMENT WAS BIRTHED WITH THE INTENTION OF A WORLD-WIDE INSTITUTION TO INCLUDE "ALL OF CHRISTENDOM"

You can see below that the OFFICIAL counting was not recognized until the INSTITUTION described above had been INSTITUTED.

ADDED NOTES: Postscript:

"Dr. Herman Norton, author of Tennessee Christians, tells the story about the first division usually identified with the U.S. Religious Census of 1906. A preacher by the name of A. I. Myhr came to Tennessee to work for the "organized" missionary societies to win over Tennessee churches of Christ into the ranks of the "organ" and "society" Christian Church. Myhr worked for twenty years (I890-1910) with this one objective in mind. He was supported by the editors of the Christian Standard and the Christian Evangelist.

At the time of his resignation as Secretary of the Tennessee Missionary Society in 1910, he had not won over a single church of Christ in Nashville and met with poor success in both Middle and West Tennessee.

The United States Religious Census officially recognized that two Restoration churches did in fact exist in the 1910 publication.

"Dr. Norton wrote in the Tennessee Christians that during the twenty-year effort in Tennessee, Myhr had succeeded in "engendering a bitter partisan spirit in almost every congregation in the state." And he added, "where there had been one communion, admittedly in discord, when he arrived in the state,

there were now two separate and distinct bodies with no meaningful communication between them" (Tennessee Christians, p. 123).

"When Dr. Shelly came to Nashville some twelve or so years ago, the churches of Christ were at peace. The churches cooperated in many good works. Goodwill prevailed on every hand. This is, sadly, no longer true!"

MANY WHO WERE INSTRUMENTAL REMAINED IN THE DENOMINATION.

HOWEVER, the NACC began in 1927 as a convention for vocational Christian leaders. Since the 1960s, the NACC has been an annual four-day summer convention attracting many vocational and non-vocational Christian leaders and their families. In recent years, the convention has drawn approximately 10,000-15,000 people.

The identifier churches of Christ has been taken and well known to EXCLUDE the instrument.

Disciples of Christ Ultimately, these New Testament churches are very similar to the Churches of Christ. The Disciples of Christ are more liberal, however.

Their second break from the Christian Church/churches of Christ in 1968 was due to the fact that they wanted to become more unified and centralized again. They have moved back to a general stream of Protestantism and now consider themselves a denomination. They have a general assembly that meets every two years demonstrating a profound difference from both the Church of Christ and the Christian Churches/churches of Christ. In fact, there are many overlappings which make it difficult to drawn distinct lines between the three main divisions of the Restoration Movement.

THEY CONFISCATED THE NAME Christian Church/churches of Christ which was birthed to include INSTRUMENTAL churches which still had the name CHURCH OF CHRIST on their sign.

This was then and is used now as an effort to insinuate that there is any connection with those already identified as "the churches of Christ." This forced many congregations to identify themselves as The Church of Christ - Non Instrumental.

The Stoneite group which began in the dark forests of Cane Ridge, in bourbon county, was built on the foundation of witchcraft which had oozed out of the First Great American Awakening and that from Salem Witchcraft. This is strikingly similar to "christian" DEVIL WORSHIP in fairly modern Iraq.

"The prophets of God were not like the raving Pythoness of heathen temples, nor are the saints of God converted into whirling dervishes by an influence which is the author. There can be little doubt that Paul would have severely reprobated such scenes as frequently occurred during the revival of which we are speaking.

"He would have said to the people substantially what he said to the Corinthians. If any unbeliever or ignorant man come to your assemblies and hears one shouting in ecstasy, and another howling in anguish; if he sees some falling, some jumping, some lying in convulsions, others in trances, will he not say ye are mad?" (Hodge, History Presbyterian Church quoted in Barton W. Stones' Biography, p. 368, 369)

The Stoneite churches in the beginning had no distinct connection to the Reformers which has John Calvin to think for speaking where the Bible speaks, the name CHURCH OF CHRIST, firing of non Bible teaching clergy and many other things he called his Restoration Movement.

Conkin notes that--

"This primitivism had great appeal among lay people and continued as a central motif of the later Restoraion churches. Otherwise, it is misleading to refer to these New Light churches as predecessoors of the later Christian-Disciples movement, for in so many ways, beginning with the explosive conversions and the physical exercises and the spiritual gifts, the first New Light churches were closer to later Pentecostals than to contemporary Disciples or the Churches of Christ." (Conkin, p. 132)

"Until 1820 the small Christian movement grew slowly, with its greatest strength in Ohio and Kentucky, but with a scattering of small congregations in Tennessee and Indiana.... He (Stone) early became a baptist but would not make proper baptism a condition of membership.

But by 1820 the movement was clearly baptist, and Stone was able to persuade several small Baptist associations to affiliate with Christian, no major doctrines, but only the issue of names, separated many freewill Baptists from Stone.

By 1820, as Stone indulged in more doctrinal controversies with Presbyterian critics, he elaborated a rather consistent free-will, or complete atonement, profile of beliefs, with a unique conception of faith. He used the word faith for simple belief in the gospel message." (Conkin, p. 146)

While some congregations agreed to forget doctrine and meet in unity which Stone put over truth the was never any roots or connections between the two groups.

The Stoneite preacher drifted into the Churches of Christ, most christian churches in Kentucky converted and only slowly did Stone come to accept Campbell's views. At the beginning there was no difference between the Stoneites and the Baptists but the presumed resting on the Bible for faith and practice. However, this so called CENI principle is articulated in the Bible and was accepted by most church fathers and founders of denominations.

The Disciples tried to "count" the churches of Christ but an honest census man knew better. Therefore, the only thing that happened in 1906 was that churches of Christ refused to be counted just as would the Presbyterians and ALL OF CHRISTENDOM which they wanted to count.

Wade Hodges: Since then, we've traveled in the same direction, but walked down separate paths that have rarely intersected. After many years of prayer and conversation, there is a realization among a growing number from both tribes that We may worship differently, but we worship the same God. Our congregations may not be cookie-cutter replications of each other, but we are still committed to the same mission. Our evening co-keynotes are one way we're acknowledging and celebrating the unity that already exists between our two tribes.

In the same DIRECTION? Not quite. The movement the churches of Christ refused to be DRAFTED INTO because it had not theological connection and no urge to joine a denomination, became the Disciples of Christ denomination with the "conservatives" left out in the cold the RESTRUCT continued the fragmentation all based on no respect for the Word.

"W. T. Moore calls attention to an important result of the union which should not be overlooked: 'From the Campbellian point of view this union had its drawbacks. At the time it was consummated the 'Reformers' were practically sweeping everything before them in the Baptist churches of Kentucky, Ohio, and other places where the 'Christians' had attained considerable influence.

But the union seriously affected the trend of the Baptist churches toward the Reformatory movement. Many of those who had sympathy with the Reformation utterly refused to become associated with a movement which had coalesced with Unitarians and Pedobaptists.' This charge was false, but it had the semblance of truth, and, for a time, it did much injury." (Davis, M. M., Restoration Movement in the 19th Century, p. 157).

By the time of the "union" Samuel Rogers' notes that the UNION was in fact the demise of the Stoneite Movement:

"Then followed a wave of 'Campbellism' that swept the Christians off their feet, and aggregated about eight thousand accessions to the Disciples.

No Christian churches long survived in Tennessee, their cause was ruined in Kentucky and never has regained its former strength or prestige.

Of the southern Ohio Christians a majority of the preachers embraced Campbellism prior to 1837, and only about one thousand church members remained." (Jenning, Walter W., Origin and Early History of the Disciples of Christ, p. 197, Standard).

Churches of Christ no more SPLIT OFF from this group than they SPLIT OFF from the Presbyterians. Here is what they rejected and what the New Missionar Society pushing the MISSIONAL church with APOSTLES and PROPETS will try to do.

Maintaining Unity

Bob Russell -- Christian Church will defend INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
Max Lucado
-- had vision to remove CHRIST and add INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.

They both use the same collection of false information to prove their point.

After all, the TAG TEAM are both on the same side!

Watch which end the SMOKE comes out and you will know that Wade Hodges is not Navigating the Winds of Change but BLOWING the winds of change. The Agenda of the Tulsa Soul-Selling Working is visible for all to see.

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