New Wineskins: Galatians Authorizes Instrumental Music by Jay Guin

On God's Salvation, Galatians, and the Instrument

6.11.11 While making a profession out of the length of "hell" is seems obvious that the 'patternism' is repeated throughout the Bible and the "progressive churches" speaks of a way to CONSUME the spirits of people by substituting the songs and sermons of Christ with rhetoric, singinging and playing instruments Christ called hypocrites.  The purpose of all sacrificial musicians--called parasites in Greek--was to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter. The heretic (sectarian) is defined as the sacrificial priest who lifted up the lambs to cut their throats. Then, the musicans made noise during the "burnt offering" of goats and infants.

The Fire That Consumes The Fire starter or Musical Minister(ess) for Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon: "Hell" was just outside of Jerusalem: maybe coming to a church near you.

Mark 9 the Worm that Dieth Not. What if it turns out that this identifies the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites or maggots who live off those already spiritually dead because of being shut out of the kingdom by all of the performing arts intending to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter. Believe it: all sacrificial musicians were callled "parasites" and the heretic was the priest who "lifted them up to cut their throats" made dumb before the slaughter.

Robert Ballad The Case for Instrumental Music.
Robert Ballard: This book refers to theover 180 places in the Bible where instrumental music is used to praise God.
Nevertheless, there is not a single instance of the church--beginning in the wilderness as the Qahal or synagogue--every assemblying to sing with instrumental accompaniment. From the Jews and the Marzeah (Amos) onward including the Agapae, people engaged in many "religious practices." The cult or feast of the dead or the feast of Martyrs usually engaged great outbursts of wailing, eating and playing instruments. These "Funeral" activities infiltrated the assembly and adopted in modern rituals.
        Malachi 3 defines music as marks of Sorcerers when Messiah came.
        Malachi 4 defines the "baptism" of Spirit (Wind) and Fire for this Viper Race.

5.02.11 See Danny Dodd and Royce Ogle on Legalism

John T. Willis 2. "Sing" is vocal; "make melody" is instrumental. Psalms 33:2-3; 144:9; 149:1, 3 make this crystal clear. Amos 5:23 further verifies this reality.  People forget that God turned Israel over to worship the starry host because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. The Levites were under the KING and the COMMANDERS of the army: they made war and not worship. We will examine these passages in context.

Click Below to prove that in Galatians Paul implicates witchcraft as well as the gender-bent of the priests of the Mother goddess: Paul hoped that they would cut off all of their tools of their trade.

Strong Delusions produces lying wonders.

See Matthew 28 warning about Lying Wonders


Jay Guin is a good lawyer: he has come up with a new foundational authority for instrumental music.  However, his premise that God commanded the king, kingdom, temple, animal sacrifices and the associated instrumental noise is wrong: there is no historic scholarship among the church fathers that God commanded that which was the result of "firing" God and demanding a human king.

by Jay Guin
New Wineskins September - October, 2010

Click to see Part One
Rev  10:23 5p; 9 Pm 10:26  Revised 11.09.10

Part Two: using Galatians to authorize imposing instruments
Part Three using the KINGDOM to justify instrumental music

Jay Guin New Wine Skins Patternism
New Ray Downen material
The Unlawful Burnt Offering with the warrior's instruments.
Dunning-Downen 1 this is my review of Dwayne E. Dunning's instrumental  book
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Dunning-Downen 5

Olan Hicks  1
Olan Hicks Ray Downen 2
Jay Guin: The instrumental debate in the Restoration Movement goes back to Civil War times, meaning that we’ve had 150 years to refine and sharpen our arguments. Both sides have gotten pretty good at making them — and at ignoring what the other side says.

It is true that most protestant groups began to impose instruments prior to the Civil war.   A free black Methodist minister found that a divided and broke church could raise money by having a musical performance. That worked so well that he added instruments.  However, none of the groups which flowed rapidly into the Campbell movement used instruments: all were divided when instruments as money making machines were added.  What became the Church of Christ was never "joined" to what became the Disciples of Christ: they had nothing in common especially with Barton W. Stone which rejected the name, baptism and the atonement.

It’s often been said, by both sides, that the dispute is ultimately all about hermeneutics, and indeed , it is. But the fork in the road is not where we normally say. It’s not really about what the early Christian bishops wrote, nor about the meaning of psallō, nor about how to read the silences of the scriptures. Not really. Of course, those arguments matter and need to be addressed, but they aren’t the core of the disagreement.

The psallo word was outed for the first time in 1878 but the Disciple's authority denied that it was a musical word. Nevertheless, ALL of the sowing of discord is based heavily on the meaning of PSALLO.  Because it never worked, thee latest authority is that of the Sacrificial System where they burned goats which began with the Scape Goat (Azazel, the Devil) which probably moderated the Levites history of burning infants to Molech: that began in Egypt and consumed Israel in the Wilderness.

It’s really about who God is and his eternal plan for his people. Did God send Jesus to save us to worship a cappella? Or did he have entirely different purposes in mind? That’s the question.


From the Church of Christ in the Wilderness Christ's Disciples attended Qahal, synagogue or Church in the wilderness
It was INCLUSIVE of REST, Reading and Rehearshing the Word of God: that which disciples do.
It was EXCLUSIVE of vocal or instrumental rejoicing: that which reverent Disciples WILL never want to do.
By, Destroying the Jew's Covenant with Death He removed the Scribes and Hypocrites whom He called hypocrites: in Ezekiel 33 He names performance preachers, singers and instrument players always known as parasites.

By giving us HIS Spirit through His Word any reader will be able to withstand those always known as witches or sorcerers.

No, God the Father made Jesus of Nazareth to be both Lord and Christ: He would be the visible and audible Word of God transferred by the Father through His Spirit or BREATH.  Jesus did not speak on His own but spoke what He heard. That is the identifier of a faithful SON.  Jesus came to remove the laded burdens and burden laders.

A Burden in both Hebrew and Greek is a song which repeats over:  If from God it is a judgmental statement: if from men it intends to "create spiritual anxiety through religious ritual." This in turn takes you captive to the music man.
Matt. 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said,
         I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
        because thou hast HID things from the WISE and prudent,
        and hast revealed them unto babes.

Sophos , ē, on, A.  skilled in any handicraft or art, clever

Jay Guin Celebrates wise men who have forced people to meet in the presence of SOPHHISTS and mocks those who refuse with the same stigmata of those who REFUSE to be forced to be circumcised.  History knows that loud group music BINDS people to the tribal leader: not to family or to God.
Pind. N. 7 But it is by your favor that, even so, Sogenes the son of Thearion, distinguished by his excellence,
        Is celebrated in song as glorious among pentathletes.
        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.

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: [15] if, by the grace of Mnemosyne with her splendid headdress, one finds a recompense for toils in glorious song.

Skillful men know the wind that will come on the day after tomorrow, and they do not suffer loss through the love of gain. The rich man and the poor man alike travel together to the boundary of death.

[20] And I expect that the story of Odysseus came to exceed his experiences,
        through the sweet songs of Homer,
        since there is a certain solemnity in his lies and winged artfulness, and poetic skill deceives,
        seducing us with stories, and the heart of the mass of men is blind.

For if [25] they had been ABLE to see the truth, then mighty Aias, in anger over the arms, would never have planted in his chest the smooth sword

Mantis  Sibulla:— diviner, seer, prophetho mantis mantin ekpraxas eme, of Apollo and Cassandra, Id.Ag.1275; of the Pythian priestess, Id.Eu.29;  (of Dionysus), cf. Or. 363
3. Adj., toude manteōs khorou of this prophetic band, dub. in S.Fr.113.
II. a kind of grasshopper, the praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, Theoc.10.18,
Mainomai , fut of Bacchic frenzy, “mainomenos DiōnusosIl.6.132; “eis tēn poiētikēnD.S.14.109; “kata tinosLuc.Abd. 1; “huph' hēdonēsS.El.1153.
Aesch. Seven 369 [380] Yet Tydeus, raging and eager for battle, shouts like a serpent hissing at high noon, and lashes skilled Oecles' son, with the taunt that he cringes in cowardice before death and battle. With such cries he shakes three overshadowing plumes, [385] his helmet's mane, while from under his shield, bells forged of bronze therein ring out a fearsome clang. He has this haughty symbol on his shield: a well-crafted sky, ablaze with stars, and the brightness of the full moon shining in the center of the shield, [390] the moon that is the most revered of the stars, the eye of night.

Sophos , Mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.
3.  subtle, ingenious, opp. amathēs also en oiōnois, (BIRD OF OMEN) kithara, E. IT662, 123
sophōs, as an exclamation of applause, kithar-a , Ion. kithar-ē [tha^, ,
A. lyre, Hdt.1.24, Epich.79, E.Ion882 (anap.), etc.; cf. kitharis. II. = kitharos
Eur. Ion 882 O you, who cause a voice to sing from your seven-stringed lyre, a voice that lets lovely-sounding hymns peal forth in the rustic lifeless horn, [885] son of Leto, I will blame you before this light. You came to me, your hair glittering with gold, when I was plucking into the folds of my robe yellow flowers [890] to bloom with golden light; grasping my white hand in yours, you led me to the bed in the cave, hearing me call on my mother, god and consort, [895] shamelessly paying homage to Aphrodite. I, the unhappy one, bore you a son, whom in fear of my mother I placed in that bed of yours, [900] where you joined with me, the miserable, the unfortunate one, in unhappy union. Alas! and now my son and yours, oh cruel one, is gone, torn apart, a feast for birds; [905] but you are singing to the lyre, chanting hymns.

No historic church missed that: the Catholics never used and clould not use instruments to accompany congregational singing: God made sure that he HIDES from them because the Father gave the Spirit and the Son spoke that Spirit WITHOUT METER.
Matt. 11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Matt. 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father:
        and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father;
        neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son,
        and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
Matt. 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
        for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matt. 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

ON THE OTHER HAND, Circumcision was commanded under the Covenant made with Abraham. When the Monarchy ceased to follow the Law of Moses circumcision was still a condition of being a child of the Covenant.  Paul ignored the Monarchy
Gal. 3:20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
Gal. 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid:
        for if there had been a law given which could have given life,
        verily righteousness should have been by the law.
Gal. 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin,
        that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Gal. 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law,
        shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Gal. 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ,
        that we might be justified by faith.
Gal. 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Gal. 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Gal. 3:27 For (what I mean is) as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Gal. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, t
        here is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal. 3:29 And if ye be Christ’s,
         then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.



The Law of Moses (which did not include sacrificial instrumental sounds) was given for the CIVIL regulation of the Civil-Military-Priestly complex who were ALWAY attached to the King and kingdom in all nations: the people did not worship in this system.

Christ, the ROCK, ordained the Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness for the GODLY people.
        It was INCLUSIVE of rest (from religious ceremonial) Reading and Rehearsing the Word: what disciples do.
        It was EXCLUSIVE of "vocal or instrumental rejoicing."

If you understand the role of synagogue as a School (only) of the Word of God (only) you would be burned if you thought you had to AID God.


Catholic Encyclopedia.

Every seven years, that is in the year of release, during the feast of Tabernacles, 
the Law was to be read before all the people according to the command found in Deut., xxxi, 10.

But this enactment was probably soon found to be impracticable;
        and thus the Jewish authorities arranged to read on every sabbath,
        commencing with the sabbath after the feast of Tabernacles in one year of release
        and ending with the feast of Tabernacles in the next year of release,
        a portion of the Law so calculated that the whole Pentateuch would be read through in seven years.

This would in some way the commandment be fulfilled. Some time later,
        the Jews of Palestine lengthened the sections for each sabbath
        in such a manner that he entire Law could be read in three years (Talm. Babyl. Megillah, 29b).

Miqra (h4744) mik-raw'; from 7121; something called out, i. e. a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal: - assembly, calling, convocation, reading.

So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. Ne.8:8

And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. Is.4:5


Numbers 10.[7]  [7] quando autem congregandus est populus simplex tubarum clangor erit et non conciseululabunt

Academia congregation. Collect into a flock,  where plato taught, scholars are called Academici, and his doctrine Philosophia Philosophia Academica,

in distinction from Stoica, Cynica, etc., Cic. de Or. 1, 21, 98; id. Or. 3, 12; id. Fin. 5, 1, 1 al.
Cic. de Orat. 1.  [21] Neque vero ego hoc tantum oneris imponam nostris praesertim oratoribus in hac tanta occupatione urbis ac vitae, nihil ut eis putem licere nescire, quamquam vis oratoris professioque ipsa bene dicendi hoc suscipere ac polliceri videtur, ut omni de re, quaecumque sit proposita, ornate ab eo copioseque dicatur.
ē-lŏquor  I. v. dep. a., to speak out, speak plainly, to utter; to pronounce, declare, state, express: Rhetorical, Eloquent, ornate  B. Trop., to adorn, decorate, set off; to commend, praise, extol; to honor, show honor to, distinguish:
Quint. Inst. 10 1.7 [7] I know that some speakers make a practice of learning lists of synonyms by heart, in order that one word out of the several available may at once present itself to them, and that if, after using one word, they find that it is wanted again after a brief interval, they may be able to select another word with the same meaning and so avoid the necessity of repetition. But this practice is childish and involves thankless labour, while it is really of very little use, as it merely results in the assembly of a disorderly crowd of words, for the speaker to snatch the first that comes to hand. The philosophy of the Acadamy, A. For The philosophy of the Academy: “instaret academia, quae quidquid dixisses, Dixisses: to say, speak, utter, tell, mention, relate, affirm, declare, state, assert


Well, since a cappella was invented by the castrated opry singers in France imported to perform in the Sistine Chapel where instruments were not allowed, I doubt that Jesus had a cappella or any form of music in mind since sacrificial instruments made exorcism noise never called music. Of the one Hymn He Hymned at the family Passover.
Humneo in Prose, celebrate in a hymn, commemorate, 2 .descant upon, in song or speech, II. tell over and over again, harp upon, repeat, recite, Proverbs 1:20, sing, recite the form of the law, Id.Lg.871a: chant X.Ages.11.2
John 3:32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.
John 3:33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent
the words of God:
        for God giveth not the Spirit by measure (metron) unto him.

Metron II.metre, Ar.Nu.638, 641, etc.; opp. melos (music) and rhuthmos (time), Pl.Grg.502c, etc.; logouspsilouseismetratithentes putting into verse, Id.Lg.669d; taenmetrôipepoiêmenaepêX.Mem. 1.2.21 .
Since none of the Bible is by measure or metric, I suspect that He left "music" as a MARK.

Jay Guin
etal appeal to the sacrificial music as "the worship of the starry host" to which God abandoned Israel because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. However, none of the Bible is metrical by Godly design because it was intended to be PREACHED by READING and discussing it.

DICKINSON "While the Greek and Roman songs were metrical,

the Christian psalms were anitphons, prayers, responses, etc., were unmetrical;and while the pagan melodies were always sung to an instrumental accompaniment, the church chant was exclusively vocal" (Edward Dickinson, History of Music, p. 54)

"The chant of ancient Hebrews was rhythmical, but probably free of fixed meter. Perhaps the only exceptions were the dancing songs of women, usually accompanied by percussion instruments." (Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible, p. 466).

"While the Greek and Roman songs were metrical, the Christian psalms were anitphons, prayers, responses, etc., were unmetrical; and while the pagan melodies were always sung to an instrumental accompaniment, the church chant was exclusively vocal" (Edward Dickinson, History of Music, p. 54).

"All the music employed in their early services was vocal, and the rhythmic element and all gesticulation were forbidden" (Frank L. Humphreys, The Evolution of Church Music, p. 42).

"One of the developments in which Beza was of great assistance was in Reformed psalmody. Zwingli had opposed music in public worship and it was a century or so after his death before the Reformed Churches in which his influence was strong departed from that precedent. Calvin did not go as far as Zwingli, but confined the use of music to congregational singing in unison of metrical versions of the Psalms and Canticles." (Kenneth Latourette, p. 760).

God in Christ made an absolute MARK that if you impose MUSIC in His Bible Class you are FORCED to ignore the written Words of the Living Word.


The burden Jesus removed was:

Phortizo (g5412) for-tid'-zo; from 5414; to load up (prop. as a vessel or animal), i.e. (fig.) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety):- lade, be heavy laden.
Epôidos , on, epaidô A. singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal wounds, epôidoi muthoi Pl.Lg.903b .  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,

God never planned to replace HIS Word with silly, erotic praise songs and children Rocking and Rolling on Route 666.


Jesus died to remove us from the laded burden imposed by the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites which Christ in Ezekiel 33 identifies as entertaining preachers, singers and instrument players.

Burdens in Hebrew and Greek are forms of songs which tent to repeat over and over as vain repitition which is called witchcraft or sorcery because it causes spiritual anxiety which destroys the REST.

See how Jesus identified a LADED BURDEN as music in both Hebrew and Greek
See the meaning of REST which means, as did SABBATH, stop the speaking, singing, playing
See how arousal instrumental music is the definition of Heresy
And it’s the most important question in the entire debate. You see, once we decide that God is the sort of God who might damn over a piano, we begin to worry about whether he might also damn over how we use the church treasury, whether women wear hats to church, or whether elders are re-affirmed. Once you envision a God who damns over such things, there’s really no end to the rules that your God might damn you over.

2Chr. 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

2Chr 33:7 And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:

characters or symbols, ib.168; mark, token on the lot of Ajax, 7.189; so, device or bearing on a shield, by which a warrior is known, freq. in A.Th., as 387, 404, E.El.456 (lyr.); of the seal set on a box, tônd' apoiseis s. S.Tr.614; mark made by an illiterate person,

Rev 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

G4592 semeion say-mi'-on Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of G4591 ; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally

Sêmeion 2. sign from the gods, omen Kathair-eô to s. to take it down, strike the flag, as a sign of dissolving an assembly, And.1.36; to tês ekklêsias, 3. of sorcerers, bring down from the sky, selênên.  V. less freq. like the simple [heresy] hairein, take and carry off

Gal. 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
2 Tim 3: 10 But thou hast fully known
        my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

2 Tim 3: 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra;
        what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

2 Tim 3: 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2 Tim 3: 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse,
[wandering stars], and being deceived.


1114.  goes, go´-ace; goao (to wail); properly, a wizard (as muttering spells), i.e. (by implication) an imposter:  seducer.

Goês , êtos, ho, Used with:

2. Juggler, cheat, deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistês Pl.Smp.203d ; deinonkai g. kaisophistên . . onomazôn D.18.276 ; apistos g. ponêrosId.19.109 ; magoskai g. Aeschin.3.137 : Comp. goêtoteros Ach.Tat.6.7 (s. v. l.). (Cf. Lith. žavēti 'incantare'.)
pharmakos (on the accent v. Hdn.Gr.1.150), ho, , A. poisoner, sorcerer, magician,LXXEx.7.11 (masc.), Ma.3.5 (fem.), Apoc.21.8, 22.15.
Epôidos [epaidô] I.singing to or over: as Subst. an enchanter, Eur.: c. gen. acting as a charm for or against, Aesch., Plat. 2. pass. sung or said after, morphês epôidonc alled after this form, 
II. in metre, epôidos, ho, a verse or passage returning at intervals, a chorus, BURDEN refrain, as in Theocr.
Goêt-eia , , A.witchcraft, jugglerytês hupokriseôs D.S.1.76 ; hêdonês di' ommatôn
hupo-krisis II. Att., playing a part on the stage, 2. an orator's delivery, Arist.Rh.1386a32, 1403b22, 1413b18, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.96, Phld.Rh.1.195 S., 201 S. (pl.); hoikatatên hu. rhêtores orators who depend on their delivery, opp. to the authors of written speeches, Arist.Rh.1404a18. 3. metaph., playing a part, hypocrisy, outward show, Phoc.2 B, Plb.35.2.13, LXX 2 Ma.6.25, Ev.Matt. 23.28, al., Luc.Somn.17. 4 .hupokrisin, as Adv., after the manner of, delphinos hu. Pi.Oxy.408.69 ( = Fr.235).

Sophis-tês ,
ou, ho, master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, meletan sophistais prosbalon Pi.I.5(4).28 , cf. Cratin.2; of MUSICIANS, sophistês

So, also, certain others of these
ecstatics become entheast or inspired when they hear cymbals, drums, or some choral chant;

as for example, those who are engaged in the Korybantic Rites, those who are possessed at the Sabazian festivals, and those who are celebrating the Rites of the Divine Mother.

Others, also, are inspired when drinking water, like the priest of the Klarian Apollo at Kolophon; others when sitting over cavities in the earth, like the women who deliver oracles at Delphi; others when affected by vapor from the water, like the prophetesses at Branchidæ; and others when standing in indented marks like those who have been filled from an imperceptible inflowing of the divine plerome.

2. That likewise, an evidence that a condition of the Soul is a principal source of the art of divining is shown by the facts that the senses are held in check, fumes and invocations being employed for the purpose;

and that by no means everybody, but only the more artless
young persons, are suitable for the purpose.

3. That likewise, ecstasy or alienation of mind is a chief origin of the divining art; also the mania which occurs in diseases, mental aberration, abstinence from wine, suffusions of the body. fancies set in motion by morbid conditions or equivocal states of mind, such as may occur during abstinence and ecstasy, or apparitions got up by technical magic. 12

12. Goeteia (goetia), or "black magic."

God damned Israel nationally because they engaged in musical idolatry on the day they were supposed to rest--Sabbath means rest and never worship.  He consigned them to return to captivity and death.
Rev. 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him,
        with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast,
        and them that worshipped his image.
        These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

G2342 thērion thay-ree'-on Diminutive from the same as G2339 ; a dangerous animal:—(venomous, wild) beast.
G2339 thēra thay'-rah From θήρ thēr (a wild animal, as game); hunting, that is, (figuratively) destruction:—trap.

thêrion , to (in form Dim. of thêr), 
III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature, ôdeilotatonsuthêrionAr.Pl.439 , cf. Eq.273; kolaki, deinôithêriôiPl.Phdr.240b ; Krêtes, kaka th. Epimenid.1 ; dusnouthetêton th., of poverty, Men. Georg.78; mous ikêaeit ikainon thêriontiktei Anaxil.27 , cf. Eup.132; tide, eiautoutouthêriouêkousate; said by Aeschines of Demosthenes, Plin.Ep.2.3.10; th. sunestiômenon, of woman, Secund. Sent.8.
IV. Astron., the constellation Lupus,
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, 

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.
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. 

thêraô 1. to hunt or chase wild beasts,

Rev 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
Scripture pronoucnes WOES on Israel both in Isaiah and Amos because they conducted musical rituals in their temples.

But, none of these have to do with the Ekklesia or Synagogue which Christ (the Rock) defined inclusively and exclusively. One who is a faithful Disciple of Christ will not engage in a legalistiic dispute with the Master Teacher.

Jay Guin: For any student of Restoration Movement history, the fruit of our teaching is seen in our countless divisions. Of course, we aren’t alone. The Baptists and many other denominations are severely divided as well. But that hardly excuses our behavior. Rather, it just tells us that we aren’t alone in our failure to understand who God really is.

What is known as The Church of Christ never changed its position since the time of Jesus. The Catholic church never thought about "congregational singing with instrumental accompaniment." In the first place they grasped that none of the Bible is metrical and cannot be sung. The Bible wlas read--as commanded--and discussed: there were no ACTS of worship which people do trying to appease a God they do not belong to.

When rich patrons added instruments--you don't say no to a king--they were used by the monks and professionals to play around and that is how harmony was discovered. Later, the organ was never a part of the Mass but were signals for the processional, intermissions and recessionals.

There was no congregational "singing" as in tunefulness until after the Reformation. The Psalms (only) had to be radically rewritten before they could be sung in unison.  Only slowly were parts added.

The Campbells never participated in a church with instruments as did not the Baptists and others. They refused to conform when the Disciples added organs to their churches.

The Churches of Christ insisted that they were not Disciples in the 1906 first census of churches. No division. Those disciples who introduced organs into their congregations forced literate disciples to leave but they did not "start" the church of Christ.

Jay Guin: (Imagine that a father tells his son to cut the grass. The son agonizes over whether the instructions should be interpreted to permit him to listen to his iPod while he works — or does the father’s silence imply a prohibition?

IMAGINE that Jesus Christ issued a direct Command:
Matt. 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
        All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matt. 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:
Matt. 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.
And  Jay DENIES that Jesus has all authority until the end of the age.  He says, instead of having a school of the Words of Christ so we can TEACH disciples to OBSERVE what He commanded, we WILL NOT do that: we hear voices in silence which says that WE will not go into the field and work. We will NOT go to the Bible School. We will not OBSERVE what Jesus commanded. WE will observe what He has NOT commanded because "He hath not said 'thou shalt not sing, clap and play' and be unruly in school.  God in Christ GIVES Jay the power to do that.  In fact, Jesus will HELP him by sending him strong delusions which was the Purpose Driving all charismatic paganism.

Jay Guin: He fights with his sisters over the correct interpretation and even divides the family, because he loves the father too much to tolerate the presence of those who disagree. He soon begins to wonder whether “grass” includes weeds. He agonizes so much he never cuts the grass — but he presents his father with an excellent grammatical analysis of the command.)


The Christian Churches sected out of the Disciples finally in 1971 for the same reason churches of Christ never belonged to that denomination.  Churches of Christ kept on NOT using machines for worship which they had NOT done from the time of Christ.


H. Leo Boles proving that the Christian Church invented the Law of Silence.

"Areas of silence," "liberty of opinion," and "the realm of expediency" are trite phrases used by leaders in the "Christian Church" and have been coined and put on a par with the teachings of the New Testament. It is just another way of saying that the opinions of men may guide the people of God, and that some of the people of God should submit to the opinions of men. There was unity with God's people so long as they respected the slogan, "Where the scriptures speak, we speak; and where the scriptures are silent, we are silent"; but when brethren began to claim the authority to speak where the New Testament is silent, and impose their opinions upon other brethren, division and separation were the inevitable results. 
W.R. Walker, in Christian Standard, May 27, 1939, said: "There are two areas in our religious living in which the authority of Christ must be recognized. The first embraces all his teaching and that of his inspired followers, the `vocal area' ; but there is another area, the `area of silence."' He further said:
        "I am persuaded that Christ has authority in the `areas of silence.' 
            Christ, by his silence, in every situation concerning which
            he has left no direct teaching, 

            has bestowed on me this authority to act for myself."  
Here are the two standards or rules recognized by many in the "Christian Church," namely, that of "walking by faith," and that of "walking by opinion." W.R. Walker calls the opinions of man in the "areas of silence" "the authority of Christ." This is tantamount to saying that man's opinions in the "areas of silence" are of equal force with the word of God. 

I join issue with him on this point. There can be no unity in the "area of silence," as there can be no unity on opinions when each man claims the authority to do what is right in his own eyes. This would violate every scripture that God has given instructing his people to be "of the same mind, the same judgment of one accord."

Luke 6:42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother,
        Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye,
        when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
        Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye,
        and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.


A. one who answers:
I. interpreter or expounder,tēs di' ainigmōn phēmēsPl.Ti. 72b; “oneirōnLuc.Somn.17, etc.
II. in Att., one who plays a part on the stage, actor, Ar.V.1279, Pl.R.373b, Chrm. 162d, Smp.194b, X. Mem.2.2.9, etc.
Aristoph. Wasps 1275 Leader of the Chorus
[1275] Oh! blessed, oh! fortunate Automenes, how enviable is your fortune! You have three sons, the most industrious in the world; one is the friend of all, a very able man, the first among the lyre-players, the favourite of the Graces. The second is an actor, and his talent is beyond all praise.

Plat. Rep. 373b
but we must proceed to swell out its (city) bulk and fill it up with a multitude of things that exceed the requirements of necessity in states, as, for example, the entire class of huntsmen, and the imitators,1 many of them occupied with figures and colors and many with music—the poets and their assistants, rhapsodists, actors, chorus-dancers, contractors2—and

1 thēreutai and mimētai are generalized Platonic categorie:
tTêreutês deinos. “A mighty hunter,” a very Nimrod. For the notion of the chase in erotics, The sharpestsighted hunter in the world is Love, for finding what he seeks and only that.”
2. of an orator, poikilos hu. kai perittos (of Dem.) Phld.Rh.1.197 S.; one who delivers, recites, declaimer,epōnTim.Lex. s.v. rhapsōdoi; rhapsodist, D.S.14.109, 15.7; this sense or sense 11.1 is possible in PCair.Zen.4.44 (iii B. C.).
3. METAPHOR, pretender, dissembler, hypocrite, LXX Jb.34.30, 36.13, Ev.Matt.23.13, al.
Poikilos  2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōnId.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoiId.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); “skhēmatismoi

Pind. O. 6 [80]
and honors Arcadia, the home of fine men, it is that god, son of Sostratus, who with his loud-thundering father fulfills your good fortune. I think I have on my tongue a shrill whetstone, which steals over me (and I am willing) with fair-flowing breaths. My mother's mother was the nymph of Stymphalus, blossoming Metopa, [85] who bore horse-driving Thebe, whose delicious water I drink, while I weave my embroidered song for heroic spearmen.

Pind. N. 4 [10] and Timasarchus' wrestling, as a prelude to my song. And may it be welcomed by the home of the Aeacids, with its fine towers, that light which shines for all, with justice that defends the stranger. And if your father Timocritus had still been warmed by the strength of the sun, playing embroidered notes on the cithara [15] and bending to this strain, he would have often celebrated his triumphant son,

Pind. O. 1 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.
(Luke 6:43-44 ESV)

43 "For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44 for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush.”

Jay Guin: Rather than seeking to justify a body of teaching that has led to sin, that is, division upon division — we should instead re-investigate the scriptures to see what God truly calls us to be.

Luke 6:47 Whosoever
        cometh to me, and
        heareth my sayings, and
        doeth them,
        I will shew you to whom he is like:
Jesus New.Wineskins.Instrumental.Galatians.Music.Jay.Guin.html.html or any form of music: the PATTERNISM is to teach what Jesus COMMANDED to be taught.  Remember that Jesus is speaking in parable to HID himself from the World or SOPHISTS.

Jesus didn't COMMAND instruments or any form of music: the PATTERNISM is to teach what Jesus COMMANDED to be taught.  Remember that Jesus is speaking in parable to HID himself from the World or SOPHISTS.

Therefore, if you teach that instruments are required then you are not teaching what Jesus commanded. No rationalization will change that.

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:


Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, 
        and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
        by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

, atos, to, A.knavish trick, villainySOPHIST. panourgeuma. Panourgeo play the knave, similr to citharizo
Sophis-teia , , A.sophistry, D.S.12.53, Plu.2.78f, D.L.2.113, etc.; opp. sophia [skill], Ph.1.10; s. mantikê, of Balaam, Apollon name of a number. The number of a man

Jesus didn't COMMAND instruments or any form of music: the PATTERNISM is to teach what Jesus

Luke 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep,
        and laid the foundation on a rock: [That Rock was Christ)
        and when the STREAMS [and winds] arose,
        the stream beat vehemently upon that house,
        and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

Sal-euōcause to rock, make to vibrate or oscillate, Pass., to be shaken to and fro, waver, totter, reel, “ Hedone show pleasure from Kharizo (Grace)
2. gratify or indulge a humour or passion “glōssēerōti
3. in erotic sense, grant favours to a man, Ar.Ec.629 (anap.), Pl.Smp.182a, Phdr.231c, 256a,
2 Thess 2:1 NOW we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 Thess 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken [like a trumpet sound] in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2 Thess 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 

Speaking Of Rick Atchley: "You are going to find a lot of a cappella churches that are gonna' start saying Sunday morning we are going to be a cappella, but after that, we are going to let a lot of freedom reign, which is pretty much what we do at Richland Hills.

You walk into our youth center Sunday morning or Wednesday night: and I'm telling you; Christian rock an' roll is just blasting" (p. 9).

"And Euripides does likewise, in his Bacchae, citing the Lydian usages at the same time with those of Phrygia, because of their similarity:

But ye who left Mt. Tmolus (Sardis was on this mt.), fortress of Lydia,
revel-band of mine
, women whom I brought from the land of barbarians as my assistants and traveling companions,uplift the tambourines native to Phrygian cities, inventions of mine and mother Rhea. (ZOE)

And again, happy he who, blest man, initiated in the mystic rites, is pure in his life, . . . who, preserving the righteous orgies of the great mother Cybele, and brandishing the thyrsus on high, and wreathed with ivy, doth worship Dionysus.

Come, ye Bacchae, come, ye Bacchae, bringing down (double entendre) Bromius, (boisterous one) god the child of god, out of the Phrygian mountains into the broad highways of Greece.

Bromi-os , a, on, (bromos)
A. sounding, “phormigxPi.N.9.8; noisy, boisterous, whence,
2. Adj. Bromios, a, on, Bacchic, E.HF893 (lyr.), etc.; B. kharis, of the Dionysia,

Pindar Nemean 9
For Chromius of Aetna Chariot Race ?474 B. C.

Muses, we will go in victory (Nike) procession from Apollo's shrine in Sicyon to newly-founded Aetna, where the doors flung open wide are overwhelmed by guests, at the prosperous home of Chromius. Make a sweet song of verses! For, mounting his chariot of victorious horses, he gives the word to sing for the mother and her twin children [5] who jointly watch over steep Pytho. There is a saying among men: a noble deed when it is accomplished should not be buried silently in the ground; and divine song is suited to boasting. But we will wake the shouting lyre and the flute in honor of the very pinnacle of horse-contests, which Adrastus established for Phoebus by the streams of the Asopus.

Eur. Her. 893

[875] Alas alas! lament; the son of Zeus, flower of your city, is being cut down. Woe to you, Hellas! that will cast from you your benefactor, and destroy him as he dances in the shrill frenzy of Madness

[885] Soon has the god changed his good fortune; soon will his children breathe their last, slain by a father's hand.

The dance begins without the cymbals' crash, with no glad waving of the wine-god's staff—

Woe to these halls!

Toward bloodshed, [895] and not to pour libations of Dionysus' grape.

O children, make haste to fly!

That is the chant of death, of death, to the music of pipes.

Ah, yes! he is hunting the children down. Never will Madness lead her revel rout in vain.

Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, 
        and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
        by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness
whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

Fluctuo  fluctus, to move in the manner of waves, i. e. to wave, rise in waves, undulate, to move to and fro, be driven hither and thither
I. Trop., to be restless, unquiet, uncertain, doubtful; to rage, swell; to waver, hesitate, vacillate, fluctuate,  Oratio II. In partic., formal language, artificial discourse,
Oratio E. A prayer, an address to the Deity (eccl. Lat.): “respice ad orationem servi tui,Vulg. 3 Reg. 8, 28: “per orationes Dominum rogantes,id. 2 Macc. 10, 16: “pernoctans in oratione Dei,id. Luc. 6, 12.—Also absol., prayer, the habit or practice of prayer: “perseverantes in oratione,Vulg. Act. 1, 14: “orationi instate,id. Col. 4, 2; cf. Gell. 13, 22, 1.

. To put into quick motion, to move or drive violently or rapidly, to hurl, shake, rouse, excite, provoke, incite, stimulate, promote,
Circumfero to bear something or carry around  “lyram in conviviis,Quint. 1, 10, 19
Lyra , ae, f., = lura, I. a lute, lyre, a stringed instrument resembling the cithara, fabled to have been invented by Mercury and presented to Apollo,
Luke 6:49 But he that
        heareth, and
        doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth;
        against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell;
        and the ruin of that house was great.


Jay Guin: The Bible is filled with texts that speak to this issue, but I thought I’d point out a series of passages that are rarely discussed in this context. We begin in Galatians 2 —
(Galatians 2:3-5 ESV) 3 But even Titus, who was with me, was not forced to be circumcised, though he was a Greek. 4 Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in — who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery — 5 to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you.

Imposing instruments into a peaceable church is always built upon the foundation of the Monarchy which God granted because He had already abandoned them to worship the starry host because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.

The burnt offering of the goats to Israel is the foundation upon which the claim is made that God commanded US to make the musical noise.  However, Christ in the prophets says that God had not commanded instruments.

Nevertheless instruments are imposed because it is assumed (falsely) that the Law of Moses commanded instruments.

Therefore, those who impose instruments are guilt of the above proof text.  Those who have never in recorded history of the church used instruments refuse to submit to the instrumental sectarians.

Gal 2:18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
Gal 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
        and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God,
        who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the LAW, then Christ is dead in vaun
The CROSS points to more than just executing someone:

G4716 stauros stow-ros' From the base of G2476 ; a stake or post (as set upright), that is, (specifically) a pole or cross (as an instrument of capital punishment);
        figuratively exposure to death,
        that is, self denial;
        by implication the atonement of Christ: cross.
        metaph. of voluntary suffering

4717. stauroo, stow-ro´-o; from 4716; to impale on the cross;
        figuratively, to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness:  crucify.

Baptism has the same meaning:

[16] et nunc quid moraris exsurge baptizare et ablue peccata tua invocato nomine ipsius

I. to wash off or away, to wash, cleanse, purify.  “abluere sitim,to quench abluere sibi umbras, to remove darkness (by bringing a light), Of the washing away of earth by a shower, Varr. R. R. 1, 35.—In eccl. Lat., of baptism: munere divinitatis abluti,

II. Trop., of calming the passions: omnis ejusmodi perturbatio animi placatione abluatur, be removed (fig. derived from the religious rite of washing in expiation of sin),


Aluô be deeply stirred, excited:1. from grief, to be distraught, beside oneself be weary, ennuyé,epitôn sumposiôn   sumposi-on , to, A.drinking-party, symposium, Thgn. 298,496, Phoc.11, Alc.Supp.23.3, Pi.N.9.486. from joy or exultation (rarely), to be beside oneself, Od.18.333, A.Th.391,


Rick Atchley: You walk into our youth center Sunday morning or Wednesday night: and I'm telling you; Christian rock an' roll is just blasting" (p. 9).

Paul begins by describing his visit with the apostles, and points out that Titus, a Greek, was not required to be circumcised. However, there were members of the Jerusalem congregation who insisted that Titus be circumcised, but Paul did not yield “even for a moment.” Why? To “preserve” the gospel for the Gentiles.

The synagogue was the ONLY place the civillians assembled and the only worship word was "to give heed to the Word." No one had to be circumcized to attend the synagogue. Paul in romans 14 implicated some pretty bad sects: he said you can attend but not to doubtful disputationss. No one asks whether you are circumcised before you can enter a Church of Christ: no one is asked whether they believe in instruments or not. However, where people impose musical instruments they automatically EXCLUDE those who have a rudimentary knowledge of the Bible and reverence and Godly fear.

Jay Guin:  Now this decision by Paul proved very fateful. He was hounded by the circumcision party throughout his missionary journeys, and the churches he founded were torn apart by those who argued the necessity of circumcision. It would have been much easier just to submit to their scruples and have Titus and other Gentile converts circumcised. It would have kept peace in the church. In a sense, it would have produced unity. It would have ended the controversy!

The new believers had two backgrounds to prove that there was only RARE impulses to sing their own songs or play instruments.
First, both Jews and Gentiles were wise enough not to attend the pagan, musical and sexual assemblies. They went to synagogue to hear the Word PREACHED by being READ.

Second, they both knew that music was only something the childish or perverted engaged in in the name of their gods.
But Paul refused to submit “even for a moment.” Why? Well, for two reasons. First, if Gentiles had to be circumcised to be saved, conversion of Gentiles would have been harder. Paul wasn’t willing to slow his mission — seeking and saving the lost — for peace.
We looked at this above:

Circumcision was commanded under the Patriarchal and Mosaic dispensation but it was not related to the Spirit.

Vocal and Instrumental rejoicing was OUTLAWED when God turned the Civil-Military-Priestly complex over to worship the starry host: that's who they worshipped. You cannot even hallucinate making instrumental noise when Jesus comes to be our ONLY teacher when the elders teach that which HAS been taught

Jay Guin want to IMPOSE instruments in the "school of Christ" when Scripture and all historic scholarship proves that it is connected to Lucifer as the source, People raising panic and threatening sodomy by vocal and instgrumental PRAISE. It is connected to animal sacrifices which God DID NOT COMMAND. It was connected around all pagan temples or "worship centers" with male and female prostitutes.
And he thinks that Circumcision which was a NATIONAL identifier but NOT connected to the human spirit gives him authority to IMPOSE that which Christ outlawed.

The Qahal, synagogue or Church in the wilderness quarantined the goodly SECTOR outside the gates and as the loud noise (not music) profaned the Sabbath, the godly civilians were limited to their quarters where they could hold synagogue.  
It was INCLUSIVE of Rest (from rituals), Reading and Rehearsing the Word.  

It was Exclusive of "vocal or instrumental rejoicing."  

This word translated Alarm or Triumph would be the SIGN that Judas was trying to make Jesus panic and turn coward.  

Those promoting instruments rely WHOLLY on the curse of the sacrificial system especially Hezekiah's plague stopping slaughter with the MILITARY instruments. All recorded history knows that music has a way of "creating spiritual anxiety through religious rituals." This was the laded burden Jesus peeled off our backs along with the burden laders. In both Hebrew and Greek a "burden" is a style of singing which creates "mental excitement" which Paul outlaws with the SELF-pleasure in Romans 15 pointing to all of the performing or hypocritic arts.  

By definition, the unlawful tithes and offerings and most of the spiritual energy will be used up rehearsing and performing a "spectacle of worship" which is defined as a lying wonder of those God has sent delusions. NEXT VERSE: The context is always ignored:  

Second, as Paul argues, requiring circumcision as a requirement to be saved (or stay saved!) contradicts the “truth of the gospel.”

Not true: the Jews said that you had to be circumcised and keep the law to be RIGHTEOUS. Being righteous meant that you could ask to be baptized.  Jay Quin knows of no Church of Christ which asks about circumcison which to the elementary mind has nothing to do with the weekly School of the Word.
(Galatians 2:11-14 ESV)

Jay Guin:  11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. 13 And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, "If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?"
Notice what happened in Antioch. Cephas (the apostle Peter) refused to eat with the uncircumcised Gentile Christians “fearing the circumcision party.” To get along with brothers who had scruples, Peter broke fellowship with fellow Christians! There are things we can and should do to submit to brothers with scruples, as Paul teaches in Rom 14, but breaking fellowship with fellow Christians is not one of them!

Good for Jay: if someone wants to IMPOSE circumcision on you just SAY NO.
If Jay wants to impose MUSIC on you just say no. Polite society tared and feathered professional performers.

"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.

"Philodemus takes offense at the fact that, in cultic music, the inner sentiment is lacking while this so-called worship is offered to the gods only for payment.

"Philo, too, stressed the necessity of religious inwardness in preference to the cult of sacrifice:"God has no joy in sacrifices, my dear sir, even if one should offer him hecatombs, for everything belongs to him.

Celsus said that it was well known that "music pertained only to the lowest gods, the demo ns,and that the highest divine being had no NEED of melodies and sounds. And again, Philo claimed that:

"One cannot truly offer thanks to God as the vast majority of men do, with external effects, consecrated gifts and sacrifices..., but rather with songs of praise and hymns - not such as the audible voice sings, but such as are raised and re-echoed by the invisible mind. (Philo, De Plantations 126 (II 148 Cohn-Wendland) Quoted by (Quasten, p. 5)

Dionysus had the power to inspire and to create ecstasy, and his cult had special importance for art and literature. Performances of tragedy and comedy in Athens were part of two festivals of Dionysus, the Lenaea and the Great (or City) Dionysia. He was also honoured in lyric poems called dithyrambs. In Roman literature his nature is often misunderstood, and he is simplistically portrayed as the jolly Bacchus who is invoked at drinking parties. In 186 bce the celebration of Bacchanalia was prohibited in Italy.

Dionysus (also spelled Dionysos) is the Greek God of ritual dance and sacred mysticism, of death and new life. He can be gentle or provoke the wildness within us all, literally able to drive both his followers and his enemies mad. Euripedes called him 'most gentle and most terrible'. Dionysus is the patron of poetry, the song, and drama, and of course wine and its intoxication effects. He was credited with the invention of wine making and its use on Earth and this became almost his chief attribute in his Roman form - Bacchus. Unlike Pan for instance, Dionysus is counted as one of the twelve major Gods of Mount Olympus.

"The older Dionysian festivities were ecstatic affairs; worshippers often overcome with ecstasy and religious fervor. They formed thyasi (holy bands) and waved thyrsoi (fennel wands bound with vine leaves and tipped with ivy). Dancing by torchlight to the rhythm of the flute and the tympanon (kettledrum),

while they were under the god's inspiration, the bacchantes were believed to possess occult powers, the ability to charm snakes and suckle animals, as well as preternatural strength that enabled them to tear living victims to pieces before indulging in a ritual feast (omophagia).

The main feature of his worship was called sparagmos: the tearing apart of a live animal, the eating of its flesh, and the drinking of its blood.

Believers considered they were partaking of the God's body and blood.

Pythagoreans Britannica Members

"The Orphic creeds were the basis of the Pythagorean brotherhood, which flourished in southern Italy beginning in the 6th century BC. The Pythagoreans were aristocratic fraternities that sometimes had a political scope. Their main achievements, however, lay in the fields of music, geometry, and astronomy. They discovered that these subjects could be explained by numbers and ratios.

Combining Orphic eschatology (the study of the last things, especially death and afterlife) with their discoveries, they invested music, geometry, and astronomy with religious values.

"According to their doctrine, the original home of the soul was in the stars. From there it fell down to earth and associated with the body.

"Thus, man was a stranger on the earth, and he had to strive to liberate himself from the ties of the flesh and return to the soul's celestial home.

What we do know is that the Synagogue outlawed "vocal or instrumental rejoicing." The Latin calls the synagogue an ACADEMY which was the opposite to the Academy of the Cynics or the old style praise howlers: Dogs

No synagogue ever had any form of "music" and "singing" was called cantillation used to make the inspired word understandable to everyone.  None of the congregations used singing as in "let her rock and roll" which is one of the "F" words.  You could attend any congregation and not have to worry about mussic.  So, trying to compare what the  priest did to your foreskin with a piece of dull flint as a PATTERNISM to authorize instruments is not something Jay learned from Perry Mason.

Jay Guin: Indeed, Paul declared Peter’s refusal to fellowship the Gentiles as “not in step with the truth of the gospel,” and he says Peter “stood condemned” for this sin! Peter, the Rock, leader of the apostles, stood condemned because he drew the lines of fellowship too narrowly — so he could get along with brothers with scruples. Think about that one long and hard.

Psalm 41 prophesied that Judaswould try to IMPOSE musical performance on Jesus: Jesus called the MEN of that generation CHILDREN (gay troubadors): He consigned the pipers who wanted to INITIATE new members to singing or lamenting and dancing while being INITIATED to the marketplace.

Did someone suggest there is safety in withdrawing from those who don’t honor our scruples? That we should break fellowship just to be sure of our salvation? It doesn’t work that way! Indeed, the fact that we see condemnable conduct as a path to safety demonstrates how very far removed our thinking can be from the truth of the gospel.


Churches of Christ had no organized fellowship with the Disciples other than a few preachers shaking hands and wanting to do joint projects. Alexander Campbell joked about their being "unity" with those he began to oppose over organization and premillennielism.

The Church of Christ under that name never in recorded history engaged in singing with instrumental accompaniment: most of the Disciples opposed the forced introduction.

Because there was no fellowship in a participating sence since about 1849, it is FALSE to say that they broke fellowship with those who broke fellowship among themselves when the organ (only) was imposed.

Jay Guin: But why didn’t Paul just have Titus circumcised — making peace in the brotherhood — and yet teach the truth of the matter? Why wouldn’t it have been enough to teach the truth of the freedom the gospel grants while submitting to the scruples of the legalists just to get along? Well, because freedom that can’t be exercised isn’t freedom.
(Galatians 2:16 ESV)

6 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
Why didn't the Disciples tolerate instruments instead of secting out over instruments. Maybe it is because there is no connection between friendly fellowship and the SCHOOL OF THE WORD.

The use of instruments was IMPOSED because it was part of the curse of animal sacrifices which needed exorcism noises to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter."

Jay's friends use the Burnt Offering of GOATS for Israel (trying to restore fellowshi) wiith the military Levites making NOISE: Christ in the prophets said that sacrifices and BURNT OFFERINGS were not commanded.

Therefore, imposing instruments is THE meaning of legalism. Furthermore, it if was BY FAITH then Jay could find Jesus commanding instruments. Therefore, he has no FAITH to rest on.  The CENI is Jesus's command that the Apostles "teach what HE commanded to be taught." Because He did not command instruments, then it is NOT by faith, and Jay Guin is teaching people to VIOLATE the direct commands of Jesus Christ.

Faith justifies, and works do not. If we submit to those who teach a works-based gospel, we affirm their teaching, and that contradicts “the truth of the gospel.” It’s not an option.
Rom. 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

Plăcĕo  1. In scenic lang., of players or pieces presented, to please, find favor, give satisfaction: “primo actu placeo, Ter. Hec. prol. alt. 31: cui scenico placenti
2. Placere sibi, to be pleased or satisfied with one's self, to flatter one's self, to pride or plume one's self:
        scaenĭcus (scen- ), a, um, adj., = skēnikos,  
        I. of or belonging to the stage, scenic, dramatic, theatrical (class.).
        I. Lit.: “poëtae,dramatic poets, Varr. L. L. 9, § 17 Müll.: “artifices,players, actors 
       “gestus,Cic. de Or. 3, 59, 220: “modulatio,Quint. 11, 3, 57:
        2. scaenĭca , ae, f., a female player, an actressorgana,
Orgănum , i, n., = organon, I. an implement, instrument, engine of any kind
Vitr. 10, 1.—Of musical instruments, a pipe, Quint. 11, 3, 20; 9, 4, 10; Juv. 6, 3, 80; Vulg. Gen. 4, 21; id. 2 Par. 34, 12 et saep.

Organon , to/, (ergon, erdō) . instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing
A. 3. musical instrument, Simon.31, f.l. in A.Fr.57.1 ; ho men di' organōn ekēlei anthrōpous, of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c ; aneu organōn psilois logois ibid., cf. Plt.268b ; “o. polukhordaId.R.399c, al.; “met' ōdēs kai tinōn organōnPhld.Mus.p.98K.; of the pipe, Melanipp.2, Telest.1.2.
Ergon 1. in Il. mostly of works or deeds of war, “polemēia e.
3. a hard piece of work, a hard task, Il.: also, a shocking deed or act, Lat. facinus, Od.:— also, khermadion labe Tudeidēs, mega ergon a huge mass, Il.

Rom. 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.

Aedificatio, I. Abstr., the act of building, a building or constructing. II. Concr., a building, a structure, edifice,
III. Figurative, building up, instructing, edification.
    Absolute: loquitur ad Aedificationem 
    aedificationem Ecclesiae,Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 12 ; ib. Eph. 4, 12.
1Cor. 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh
1Cor. 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
Loquor a. [Sanscr. lap-, to talk, whisper; Gr. lak-, elakon, laskô], to speak, talk, say (in the language of common life, in the tone of conversation;  
B. Act. 1. To speak out, to say, tell, talk about, mention, utter, name, declare, show, indicate or express clearly

Logos Speak opposite of myty, poetry, meter
Logik-os , ē, on, (logos) A. of or for speaking or speech, merē l. the organs of speech, Plu.Cor.38: logikē, , speech, opp. mousikē, D.H. Comp. 11; “l. phantasiaexpressed in speech, Stoic.2.61.

"JUSTIFIED" does not mean SAVED. We are justified by The Faith of Jesus Christ if we fear God and work righteous deeds. That qualifies one to be baptized where we are SAVED.

Some want to narrow “works of the law” to the Law of Moses. We don’t need to cover that question because, regardless of the meaning of “law,” we know what “faith” means. And Paul’s point is not so much that “law” is bad as “faith” is sufficient. The important thing, then, is the definition of “faith.”


Tertullian: Chapter IV. All Theatrical Performance is Based on Idolatry

Lest any one think that we are dealing in mere argumentative subtleties,
..........I shall turn to that highest authority of our "seal" itself.
..........When entering the water,
..........we make profession of the Christian faith in the words of its rule;
..........we bear public testimony that we have renounced the devil, his pomp, and his angels.

Well, is it not in connection with idolatry, above all, that you have the devil with his pomp and his angels? from which, to speak. briefly-for I do not wish to dilate-you have every unclean and wicked spirit.

If, therefore, it shall be made plain that the entire apparatus of the shows is based upon idolatry, beyond all doubt that will carry with it the conclusion that our renunciatory testimony in the laver of baptism has reference to the shows, See the Story of Genun (Jubal). And Enoch.

        which, through their idolatry, have been given over to the devil, and his pomp,
        and his
angels. We shall set forth, then, their several origins,
        in what
nursing-places they have grown to manhood;
        next the
titles of some of them, by what names they are called; 

then their apparatus, with what superstitions they are observed; (then their places, to what patrons they are dedicated; ) then the arts which minister to them, to what authors they are traced.

If any of these shall be found to have had no connection with an idol-god,
it will be held as free at once from the taint of idolatry, and as not coming within the range of our baptismal abjuration

Organon , to, ( [ergon, erdô] ) I. an implement, instrument, engine of any kind (mostly post-Aug.), Col. 3, 13, 12.--Of military or architectonic engines (whereas machina denotes one of a larger size and more complicated construction)
A. instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing
3.musical instrument, Simon.31, f.l. in A.Fr.57.1 ; homen di'  organôn ekêlei anthrôpous, of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c ; aneuorganôn psiloislogois ibid., cf. Plt.268b ; o. poluchordaId.R.399c , al.; met'ôidês kai tinôn organôn Phld.Mus.p.98K. ; of the pipe, Melanipp.2, Telest.1.2

         Ergon  [Ergô], 1. in Il. mostly of deeds of war, polemêïaerga,
         3.a hard piece of work, a hard task, Il.: also, a SHOCKING DEED AOR ACT
Strabo Geography 10.3.16

Of the rites of Dionysus condemned by Paul in First Corinthians and the wine drinking musical worship in Ephesus:

Also resembling these rites are the Cotytian and the Bendideian rites practiced among the Thracians, among whom the Orphic rites had their beginning. Now the Cotys who is worshipped among the Edonians, and also the instruments used in her rites, are mentioned by Aeschylus; for he says,

O adorable Cotys among the Edonians, and ye who hold mountain-ranging instruments;

And he mentions immediately afterwards the attendants of Dionysus: one, holding in his hands the bombyces (reed flute),

toilsome work of the turner's chisel, fills full the fingered melody, the call that brings on frenzy, while another causes to resound the bronze-bound cotylae. (cupped cymbals or vases) "and again, stringed instruments raise their shrill cry, and frightful mimickers from some place unseen bellow like bulls,and the semblance of drums, as of subterranean thunder, rolls along, a terrifying sound.

Note:In connection with this bold use of "semblance" (eikôn) by Aeschylus, note Strabo's studied use of "resembles" (eoike, twice in this paragraph) and "unlikely" (apeikos). Others either translate eikôn "echo," or omit the thought.

The sounding brass (echoing) in First Corinthians thirteen was a Greek military instrument or hollow vase. It is directly related to the Chaldean which is a synonymn for astrologer. It was used like the familiar spirit or "old wineskin" of the witch of Endor to call up a ghost from the subterranean world. By whispering and murmuring into the skin the client heard mysterous sounds which were interpreted as from the gods. At the same time, it was used as a musical instrument or weapon to try to panic the enmy with the noise.

Charles Spurgeon Psalm 149 Ver. 3. Let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. They who from hence urge the use of music in religious worship, must, by the same rule, introduce dancing, for they went together, as in David's dancing before the ark (Jud 21:21). But whereas many Scriptures in the New Testament keep up singing as a gospel ordinance, none provide for the keeping up of music and dancing; the gospel canon for Psalmody is to "sing with the spirit and with the understanding." --Matthew Henry.

And this passage tells us. It’s believing “in Jesus Christ.” The faith Paul preaches is not a systematic theology. It’s what we confess just before we’re baptized. The faith of a 12-year old coming to Jesus, confessed in a sentence, is enough. You don’t have to take two semesters of hermeneutics or church history to have faith.
Matt. 23:13 But woe unto you,
      scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
      for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men:
      for ye neither go in yourselves,
      neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in

John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him;
    but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him,
    lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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.
Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.
The Church of Christ is the Kingdom of Christ:
Col. 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
    and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Col. 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood,
     even the forgiveness of sins:
He that believeth AND is baptized shall be saved. Mark 16:16

Believeth Greek: pist-euo  trust, put faith in, rely on a person, thing, or statement
        2. comply, hôs ouch hupeixôn oude pisteusôn legeis; [625] Are you resolved not to yield or believe
Luke 7:29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans,
      justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
OPPOSITE to apisteô

but he that believeth not shall be damned
Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers
      rejected the counsel of God against themselves,
      being not baptized of him
He that believeth not refuses to comply: he denies that God is honest in demanding baptism
He that COMPLIES and is baptized shall be saved.
He that COMPLIES NOT shall be DAMNED for denying baptism.
Once they have DENIED Christ, He has denied them for ever more.
Apist-eô to be apistos, and so, I. disbelieve, distrust, was distrusted, i.e. no one could be sure of knowing, it is not believed to be possible, shifty.

Disobedient, disloyal, II. = apeitheô, disobey, to be faithless

He that BELIEVETH NOT is not a brother.

1Cor. 6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

II. = apeitheô, preferred apisteô, disobey, to be DISOBEDIENT, shifty, they refuse to comply, They are not to be trusted, and so of persons and their acts, not trusty, faithless, Act., mistrustful, incredulous, suspicious, Treacherously, cause to REVOLT from. also kleptô meaning: seize or occupy secretly, effect or bring about clandestinely, gamon, to be 'smuggled in' get rid of imperceptibly

114 atheteo, opposite to set aside a treaty, i.e. (by implication) to disesteem, neutralize or violate: cast off, despise, disannul, frustrate, bring to nought, reject. To be struck off a register, deal treacherously
   A. 1 Ki 2:[16]  If the man said to him, They will surely burn the fat first, and then take as much as your soul desires; then he would say, No, but you shall give it me now: and if not, I will take it by force. [17]  The sin of the young men was very great before Yahweh; for the men despised the offering of Yahweh.
  B. Gal. 3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
  C. 1Th. 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. [holiness means A holy spirit]
    1Th. 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

Alethes denies that God is honest
2. c.dat., refuse one's assent

3. deal treacherously with, break faith with

  Is. 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
   Is. 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
  Is. 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward


Galatians 5:1 ESV)
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
See Galatians 5 where Paul defined any of the hypocritics arts and crafts as witchcraft.

Paul declares circumcision for the sake of fellowship or salvation to be a “yoke of slavery.” Indeed,
Galatians 5:2-4 ESV)

2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. 3 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. 4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.
Yes, a Christian can fall from grace. One way to do it is to defeat the gospel by insisting on salvation by some means other than faith in Jesus.
Gal. 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you,
        whosoever of you are justified by the law; 
        ye are fallen from grace.
Gal. 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;
        Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

2Peter 2:1  But there were false prophets also among the people,
        even as there shall be false teachers among you,
        who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
        even denying the Lord that bought them,
        and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways;
        by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness,
          as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time.
          Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves
          with their own deceivings [delusions] while they feast with you;

          All musicians and rhetoricians are equated to parasites.

Entrupo (g1792) en-troo-fah'-o; from 1722 and 5171; to revel in: - sporting selves.
gamêliôi lechei [marriage couch-bed] hêdonais, playing in the wind, exult over, treat haughtily or contemptuously, made a mock of, tinos sumphorais, III. use or abuse at pleasure

entru^ph-aō ,
*A. revel in, delight in, c. dat., “exousiaE.Fr.362.24; “gamēliō lekheiMen.535.8; “hēdonaisD.S.19.71, cf. Luc.JTr.21; in good sense, “dikaiosunēPh.2.258; of persons, “PelopidaPlu.Pel.30; “en tiniD.C.65.20; in bad sense, “en tais agapais2 Ep.Pet.2.13; komai anemois enetruphōn it was playing in the wind, Chaerem.1.7: abs., X.HG4.1.30, Ph.1.666.
II. treat haughtily or contemptuously,tiniE.Cyc. 588, Plu.Them.18, Alciphr.1.35; exult over,tinos Ath.279c; “en tiniLXXHb.1.10: abs., Plu.Alc.23:—Pass., to be made a mock of, Id.Lys.6, Caes.64.
III. use or abuse at pleasure, tois nomois, tois sunousi, Luc.Abd.10, Merc.Cond.35,al.

Paison paizô [pais]
to play (on an instrument), Hhymn. II. to sport, play, jest, joke, Hdt., Xen., etc.; p. pros tina to make sport of one, mock him,

A.  Preparation of the Military for the holocaust

2Chr. 29:25 And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD [court]
        with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps,
                according to the commandment of David,
                and of Gad the king’s seer,
When Hezekiah SET the levites in the house or court the word is con-stĭtŭo , or brought in the persons "to station or post troops somewhere, to draw up, set in order.  They work for the KING and not the priests.  In the house was in the inner court where innocent animals were slaughtered.
B.  Preparation of the priests for the holocaust

  and Nathan the prophet:
for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.

A.  2Chr. 29:26 And the Levites stood with the instruments of David,
B.  and the priests with the trumpets.  [Commanded by  Moses A prophet]
Steteruntque stand as opposed to sitting, to stand firm, stuck fast. Of military to stand in the ranks or under arms
Senentes To hold, keep, have in the hand,
2Chr. 29:27 And Hezekiah commanded
        to offer the burnt offering upon the altar.
                And when the burnt offering began,
B.  the song of the LORD began also with the trumpets,
A.  and with the instruments ORDAINED by David king of Israel.
Could that be any clearer? Rick Atchley and Jay's friends never read the text.

Jer. 7:21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
        Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
Jer. 7:22 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:

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

There is no compromise with legalism allowed. If we teach or practice a circumcision as a test of fellowship, as a mark of the church, or as a salvation issue, we are required to “keep the whole law.” It’s not because circumcision is part of the Law of Moses. Circumcision was actually part of God’s covenant with Abraham, made centuries earlier. It’s because circumcision is not faith.

If you mutilate the Scriptures and say that God commanded YOU "to do instrumental praise" and use the sacrificial system to which God ABANDONED Israel because of musical idolatry then you HAVE fallen from Grace,

If you want to be saved by faith in Jesus, you must recognize the sufficiency of faith in Jesus. (Paul does not, of course, teach license. Those with a genuine faith will seek to do God’s will and won’t live in rebellion, as Paul explains in Galatians 2:17-21 and 5:16-26.)

(I get so upset when an author declares that we might fall from grace by worshiping with an instrument, and then cites Galatians 5:4 as authority — when Galatians 5:4 teaches the opposite! We can fall from grace by basing salvation and fellowship on something other than faith in Jesus and love for others.)
(Galatians 5:5-6 ESV)

5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.
How could Paul speak more plainly? Hope comes “by faith.” The only thing that “counts for anything” is “faith working through love.”

If we take Paul at his word here at the culmination of his epistle, the reason circumcision can’t be a test of fellowship or a salvation issue or even something that “counts for anything” is that it’s neither faith nor love. Obviously, people of faith and love can be circumcised (or sing exclusively a cappella), but they can’t insist that faith is inadequate unless combined with exclusively a cappella music.

No one associates "ACappella music" with salvation. Singing is PURPOSE DRIVEN to teach the inspired word of God. We don't care if you "go all the way" and emasculate yourself: you will not be asked to do show and tell.


For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Phil 3:3

Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. Phil 3:2

G2699 katatomē kat-at-om-ay' From a compound of G2596 and τέμνω temnō (to cut); a cutting down (off), that is, mutilation (ironically):—concision. Compare G609 .

Noting that in the Greek world musicians even after people got wise and shut down the sacrificial altars were still called PARASITES because they didn't want to work for a living.

The Iamblichus

There are some, however, who suppose there is likewise, the subject-race of a tricky nature, artful, and assuming all shapes, turning many ways, that personates gods and dæmons and souls of the dead like actors on the stage; and that through these everything that seems to be good or bad is possible. They are led to form this judgment because these subject-spirits are not able to contribute anything really beneficial as relates to the soul, nor even to perceive such things; but on the other hand, they ill treat, deride, and often impede those who are returning to virtue.

They are likewise full of conceit, and take delight in vapors and sacrifices.

5. Because the begging priest with open mouth attempts in many ways to raise our expectations. 13

13. The agurtes or begging priest generally belonged to the worship of Rhea or Cybele, the Mother [Zoe]. He is frequently depicted in a most unfavorable light. Apuleius speaks of a company of these emasculate priests in the eighth book of the Metamorphoses. They are also described in the Republic of Plato: "Agurtæ and Mantics frequent the houses of the rich and persuade them that they possess a power granted by the gods to expiate,

by sacrifices and chants any unjust act that has been committed and that they induce the gods by blandishments and magic rites to help them.

They collected money in this way, and they also followed the selling of nostrums and telling of fortunes."  

Gal 5:12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!  
Anastatoo (g387) an-as-tat-o'-o; from a der. of 450 (in the sense of removal); prop. to drive out of home (Psallo has the same meaning), i.e. (by impl.) to disturb (lit. or fig.): - trouble, turn upside down, make an uproar, to stir up, excite, unsettle to excite tumults and seditions in the state to upset, unsettle, minds by disseminating religious error
HERE IS THE WAY TO CRUCIFY JESUS CHRIST Again: ANASTATOO (387) drive out, make an uproar, unsettle people, disseminating religious error

The Cross means to STOP this:

G388 anastauroo an-as-tow-ro'-o From G303 and G4717 ; to recrucify (figuratively):--crucify afresh.

The Cross means:
figuratively to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness:

Why are YOU so anxious to agitate and LIGHT THE FIRES which Jesus died to wash away?


> Lucian 50 - And on set days the multitude assembles in the sanctuary, and many Galloi (emasculated) and the religious men that I spoke of perform their ceremonies; and they cut their own arms and beat one another on the back.

And many stand there playing flutes and beating timbrels, and others sing inspired and holy songs.
        This is done outside the temple,
        and they who perform it do not come into the temple.

> Lucian In some places in Egypt, for the song of Linus or Osiris,
        a peculiar melody seems to have been used. Savary says that, in the
temple of Abydos,
        "the priest repeated the seven vowels in the form of hymns,
         and that musicians were forbid to enter it."

51 - And on these days Galloi are made. For while the rest are playing flutes and performing their rites, frenzy soon enters into many
Wherefore great Mother of gods, and Mother of beasts,
And parent of man hath she alone been named.
Her hymned the old and learned bards of Greece....
Do name Idaean , giving her

Escort of Phrygian bands, since first, they say,

From out those regions 'twas that grain began
Through all the world. To her do they assign
The Galli, the emasculate, since thus
They wish to show that men who violate
The majesty of the Mother and have proved
Ingrate to parents are to be adjudged
Unfit to give unto the shores of light

A living progeny. The Galli come:

And hollow cymbals, tight-skinned tambourines
Resound around to
bangings of their hands;
The fierce
horns threaten with a raucous bray;
The tubed pipe excites their maddened minds
In Phrygian measures; they bear before them knives,
Wild emblems of their frenzy, which have power
The rabble's ingrate heads and impious hearts
To panic with terror of the goddess' might.

All honour to that king of the Scythians, whoever Anacharsis was,
..........who shot with an arrow one of his subjects who imitated among the Scythians
mystery of the Mother of the gods, as practised by the inhabitants of Cyzicus,

beating a drum and sounding a cymbal
strung from his neck like a priest of Cybele,
..........condemning him as having become effeminate among the Greeks,
..........and a teacher of the disease of effeminacy to the rest of the Cythians.

Apollo Aeschylus, Eumenides (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.)

Aesch. Eum. 174Chorus

And he
brings distress to me too, but he shall not win his release; even if he escapes beneath the earth, he is never set free. [175] A suppliant, he will acquire another avenger from his family.
Note 1: 1 As Agamemnon was slain by Clytaemestra and Clytaemestra by Orestes, so Orestes shall be slain by one of his own race. miastôris properly "polluter."

Miastôr 1 [miainô] I. a wretch stained with crime, a guilty wretch, a pollution, Lat. homo piacularis, Trag.

The painting of Orestes is the UNIVERSAL meaning of musical warfare.

[178] Out, I order you! Go away from this house at once, leave my prophetic sanctuary, [180] so that you may not be struck by a winged glistening snake Note 1 shot forth from a golden bow-string, and painfully release black foam, vomiting the clots of blood you have drained from mortals. [185]

It is not right for you to approach this house; no, your place is where the punishments are beheading, gouging out of eyes, cutting of throats, and where young men's virility is ruined by destruction of seed; where there is mutilation and stoning, and where those who are impaled beneath their spine moan long and piteously. [190]

Do you hear what sort of feast is your delight? You are detested by the gods for it. The whole fashion of your form sets it forth. Creatures like you should live in the den of a blood-drinking lion, and not inflict pollution on all near you in this oracular shrine. [195] Be gone, you goats without a herdsman! No god loves such a flock.

Enters from the inner sanctuary.

Note 1 The arrow sped from Apollo's gold-wrought string is called a "winged glistening snake" because it stings like a serpent's bite. There is also a latent word-play: ophis "snake" suggests ios "snake's poison" which also means "arrow."

ophis a serpent, snake, Il., Hdt., Trag.:--metaph., ptênon ophin, of an arrow, Aesch. [The first syll. is sometimes made long, when it was pronounced (and perh. ought to be written) opphis, v. ocheô.]

Paul makes clear what he means by “love” —
(Galatians 5:13-14 ESV)
13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Freedom means that I am free from YOU or any clergy intending to use, abuse and fleece me? You are free to do anything you wish.  You do not have the freedom to INVADE or infiltrate MY church and turn it into a theater for holy entertainment as in ROCK AND ROLL.
How can you love someone when you teach people how they can sow discord in their own congregations?

Gal. 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest,
        which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal. 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Gal. 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Witchcraft is
G5331  pharmakeia far-mak-i'-ah From G5332 ; medication (“pharmacy”), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative):--sorcery, witchcraft.

G5332 pharmakeus far-mak-yoos' From φάρμακον pharmakon (a drug, that is, spell giving potion); a druggist (“pharmacist”) or poisoner, that is, (by extension) a magician:sorcerer.

Rev 18:22 And the
voice of harpers, and musicians [Apollyon's muses or locusts] and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, [theater builders and stage managers] of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone [called a pipe, made a wistling sound to attract] shall be heard no more at all in thee;

Rev 18:23 And the
light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

Arnobius, Against Heresies, book IV

soothsayers receive their knowledge of their art from the Phythian god, and why does he so often give and affort answeres equivocal, doubtful, dteeped in darkness and obscurity." (Arnibious, Ante-Nicene, VI, p. 470)

But it is only poets whom you have thought proper to allow to invent unseemly tales about the gods, and to turn them shamefully into sport?

What do your pantomimists, the actors, that crowd of mimics and adulterers?

not abuse your gods to make to themselves gain,
and do not the others find enticing pleasures in the wrongs and insults offered to the gods?
At the public games, too, the colleges of all the priests and magistrates take their places, the chief Pontiffs, and the chief priests of the curiae; the Quindecemviri take their places, crownedwith wreaths of laurel ,
        and the flamines diales with their mitres; the augurs take their places,
                 who disclose the divine mind and will
                and the chaste maidens also, who cherish and guard the ever-burning fire;
the whole people and the senate take their places; the fathers who have done service as consuls, princes next to the gods, and most worthy of reverence; and, shameful to say, Venus, the mother of the race of Mars, and parent of the imperial people, is represented by gestures as in love, and is delineated with shameless mimicry
as raving like a Bacchanal, with all the passions of a vile harlot .
The Great Mother, too, adorned with her sacred fillets, is represented by dancing;
Reveling kōmos , merry making, “deipna kai sun aulētrisi (flute girle) kōmoiPl.Tht.173d;
in honour of gods, tois en astei Dionusiois pompē
hence of the chorus in the Attic drama kh. donakōn row of reeds, i. e. Pan's pipe,
hieron kh. histate NumphaisAr.Nu.271 (Brides in Revelation 18)
choir, band of dancers and singers, h. Ven.118, Pi.N.5.23, Fr.199; “sumphōnia kai khoroiEv.Luc.15.25.
Hairesis haireō I. a taking especially, esp. of a town, Hdt., etc.; basilēos hair. the taking by the king, Hdt. 2. means for taking a place 4. a sect, school, etc.: esp. a religious sect, such as the Sadducees and Pharisees,
Jesus called the Pharisees, Hypocrites and in Ezekiel 33 named slick preachers, singers and instrument players.
HaireōII. take, get into one's power, nēas ib.13.42; esp. take a city, 2.37, S.Ph.347, etc.; overpower, kill, . of passions, etc., come upon, seize
2. catch, take, “zōon heleinIl.21.102; take in hunting, Hes.Sc.302, Hdt. 1.36, etc.; overtake, in a race, Il.23.345; get into one's power, entrap, with double sense, overcome and win, “heletēn diphron te kai anere

The Slaughter priest: Anaireô, anêirêka (aneir-dub. in Com.Adesp.18.6D.): (v. haireô): --take up, anelontes apo chthonos having raised the victim from the ground, so as to cut its throat (cf. aueruô), take up and carry off, bear away, esp. prizes. of oracle's answer to inquiry

II. make away with, destroy, of men, kill, Hdt.4.66; pollous anairôn A.Ch.990 ; se men hêmetera psphos a. E.Andr.517; thanatois a. Pl.Lg. 870d ; ek politeias toiauta thêria a. Din.3.19 , etc.

“Faith working through love” is all about believing in Jesus in such a way that we are led to truly love our neighbors. True faith works — through love. Faith serves because faith loves.

And here we find the mission of God in a phrase. God saved us, through faith, so that we could be added to his Kingdom and join with him in serving the world in love. That’s God’s mission, and those are what matter. Nothing else “counts for anything.”

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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.
Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people.
        And the Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved

Baptism is to SHOW HOW we are saved by Grace Through Faith:

Or as Paul writes,

(Galatians 6:14-15 ESV)
14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
To those with eyes and ears, instrumental music was outlawed for the synagogue and that never changed. Legalists need a law to tell them not to do "rock and role" when Jesus comes to be our only Teacher when we teach that which has been taught.

Circumcision doesn’t count for anything. Neither does uncircumcision. What matters is “a new creation,” that is, being transformed to be like Jesus. And that’s what matters — because Jesus showed us how to love our neighbors by how he lived. Living like Jesus, therefore, is the true mark of a Christian (someone who is Christ-like!).

Rom. 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
In Galatians, therefore, Paul shows us a better hermeneutic. Rather than picking apart the many biblical passages about circumcision and debating endlessly whether it’s still a command, Paul tells us to ask: Is it about faith in Jesus? Is it about love for our neighbor? Is it about being transformed to be like Jesus?

  Gen 26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven,
            and will give unto thy seed all these countries;
            and in thy seed [singular] shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

    Gen 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge,
             my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

1Co.7:19 7 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing
        but the keeping of the commandment
s of God
Ga.5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision;
but faith which worketh by love.
Ga.6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision,
but a new creature.

Ja. 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works,
        when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
Ja. 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works,
        and by works was faith made perfect?
Ja.2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith,
        Abraham believed God,
        and it was imputed unto him for righteousness:
        and he was called the Friend of God.

Peter understood and discipled Jews who WALKED by the same rule. Gentiles were accepted on the same basis:

        But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness,
              is accepted with him. Ac.10:35

Rom 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Rom 2:7 To them who by patient
continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

Heb.11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Rom 2:8 But unto them that are contentious,
 and do not obey the truth,
 but obey unrighteousness,
 indignation and wrath,

Ro.10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
Ro. 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

2 Thess 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

2 Thess 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

And if we sing, without or without a drum kit, in praise of Jesus, Lord of the Universe and Son of God, it’s about faith in Jesus. And if we sing, with or without a guitar, to edify our brothers and sisters in the faith and to draw an unbelieving visitor to his knees so that he’ll declare,

See Clement from Tom Burgess

For if people occupy their time with pipes, and psalteries, and choirs, and dances, and Egyptian clapping of hands, and such disorderly frivolities,

they become quite immodest and intractable, beat on cymbals and drums, and make a noise on instruments of delusion ; for plainly such a banquet, as seems to me,

is a theatre of drunkenness. For the apostle decrees that, "putting off the works of darkness, we should put on the armour of light, walking honestly as in the day, not spending our time in rioting and drunkenness, in chambering and wantonness."

Let the pipe be resigned to the shepherds, and the flute to the superstitious who are engrossed in idolatry. For, in truth, such instruments are to be banished from the temperate banquet, being more suitable to beasts than men, and the more irrational portion of mankind.

Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal'; a prim. root [comp. 2470]; prop. to bore, i. e. (by impl.) to wound, to dissolve; fig. to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute): - begin (* men began), defile, * break, defile, * eat (as common things), * first, * gather the grape thereof, * take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound

For we have heard of stags being charmed by the pipe, and seduced by music into the toils, when hunted by the huntsmen.

And when mares are being covered, a tune is played on the flute -a nuptial song,l, as it were.

And every improper sight and sound, to speak in a word, and every shameful sensation of licentiousnes"-which, in truth, is privation of sensation-must by all means be excluded;

and we must be on our guard against whatever pleasure titillates eye and ear, and effeminates. For the various spells of the broken strains and plaintive numbers of the Carian muse corrupt men's morals, drawing to perturbation of mind, by the licentious and mischievous art of music.

Paull commanded that we use onemind and one mouth to speak "that which is written for our learning" as the only way to EDIFY.  Edification means education here: you cannot educate the spirit or mind when beating on drums of delusion.

“God is really among you!” (1 Corinthians 14:25 ESV), then it’s also about love. And if our singing helps us draw closer to Jesus, to become more like him, by elevating our thoughts and feelings, instructing and admonishing one another with gratitude, then it’s about being transformed — even if there’s a piano playing while it happens.

You see, the very notion that whether the instruments are right or wrong might depend on silences or the writings of Clement of Alexandria utterly misunderstands the nature of the gospel. The gospel is simply not about such things.

1Cor. 5:7  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

1Cor. 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

1Cor. 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

1Cor. 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

pornos , o(,
A. catamite, Ar.Pl.155, X.Mem.1.6.13, D.22.73, Alex.242, etc.
2. sodomite, D.Ep.4.11, Phalar.Ep.4.
3. in LXX and NT, fornicator, LXXSi.23.16, 1 Ep.Cor.5.9, al.
II. idolater, Suid.

10 ou pantōs tois pornois tou kosmou toutou ē tois pleonektais kai harpaxin ē eidōlolatrais, epei ōpheilete ara ek tou kosmou exelthein.

Jesus will not PRAY for the World:
Jer. 7:16 Therefore pray not thou for this people,
        neither lift up cry nor prayer for them,
        neither make intercession to me:
        for I will not hear thee.
Jer. 11:14 Therefore pray not thou for this people,
        neither lift up a cry or prayer for them:
        for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.
Jer. 14:11 Then said the LORD unto me,
        Pray not for this people for their good.
John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world,
        but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world,
        but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
Kosmos , o(, A.order, kata kosmon in order, duly, “eu kata k.Il.10.472, al.; ou kata k. shamefully, Od.8.179;
pl., ornaments, A.Ag.1271; “hoi peri to sōma k.Isoc.2.32: metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, Id.9.9 (pl.), Arist.Rh.1408a14, Po.1457b2, 1458a33; hadumelē k. keladein to sing sweet songs of praise, Pi.O.11 (10).13 (s.v.l.).

kosmon tonde oute tis theōn oute anthrōpōn epoiēsen, all' ēn aei kai estin kai estai pur Heraclit.30; “ho kaloumenos hupo tōn sophistōn k.X.Mem.1.1.11

God HIDES Himself from the wise or SOPHISTS.
Sophis-tēs , ou, o(, A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun(harp player) A.Fr.314, cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistē Thrēki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn (melody in the holy place)
pleonekt-ēs , ou, o(,
A. = ho pleon ekhōn, one who has or claims more than his due, greedy, grasping, Th.1.40,
        etc.: as Adj. logos p. a greedy, arrogant speech, Hdt.7.158:
        Sup. “pleonektistatosX.Mem.1.2.12.
2. en panti pleonektēn tōn polemiōn making gain from their losses, Id.Cyr.1.6.27.
3. metaph. in Math., of to huperteles,

Paul did not COMMAND "laying by in store" and said it was NOT a commandment: He gave them instructions or ORDER for the collection.  They should lay BY THEMSELVES something from the first work day which was the Lord's Day.  No collections were to be made AFTER he arrived and he might spend the winter. His presence would put pressure to give and he called that EXTORTION.

is stirring people to charismatic ecstasy: Paul outlawed SELF pleasure or "creating mental excitement." Jesus outlawed the laded burden which are SONGS which "create spiritual anxiety through religious rituals."  The LYING WONDERS of those deluded speak of performance in the religious ceremony.

Harpax , a^gos, o(, h(, (harpazō)
A. [select] robbing, rapacious, Ar.Eq.137, v.l. inFr. 628, X.Mem.3.1.6; “lukoiLyc.1309 (v.l. Atrakas): also c. Subst. neut., “harpagi kheileiAP9.272 (Bianor): Sup. “harpagistatosPl.Com. 57.

Rapio Charis. p. 39 P.), v. a. [root harp; Gr. harpê, a bird of prey, harpagê, harpazô; Lat. rapidus, rapax, rapina. lupê] , to seize and carry off, to snatch, tear, drag, draw, or hurry away, = violenter sive celeriter capio  Nasonis carmina rapti, i. e. torn from his home, borne far away,

a song, poem, verse, oracular response, prophecy, form of incantation, tune, air, lay, strain, note, sound

Hor. C. 1, 7, 23;Q. Horatius Flaccus, Odes (ed. John Conington)

Let others Rhodes or Mytilene sing,
Or Ephesus, or Corinth, set between
Two seas, or [Baccho] Thebes, or [Apollo] Delphi, for its king
Each famous, or Thessalian Tempe green;

1Cor. 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company,    
        if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater,
        or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner;
        with such an one no not to eat.

Eat Esthio That would EXCLUDE those identified by diet in Romans 14 if they brought their "doubtful disputations" into the assembly.

Everyone preached the Gospel of the KINGDOM: only those saved at baptism are added to the Church, the Kingdom of God.  The Gospel includes how to conduct ourselves in the Kingdom which is The School of God through His Word.  The GOOD NEWS is that Jesus casts out the laded burdens and the burden laders: Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites identified by Jesus as slick speakers, singers and instrument players.

But, Scripture is NOT Silent.  It's just the fact that when you think so God sends you strong delusions so that you cannot read black text on brown paper.

And freedom isn’t freedom if we can’t exercise it. If concerns for fellowship and “unity” make it impossible to ever actually exercise our freedom, then we contradict Paul’s decision regarding Titus. Rather, we submit to those who would “bring us into slavery.” That’s not unity. Rather, that’s returning to Egypt.

Returning to Egypt is what the Israelites did when they rose up to PLAY in musical idolatry.
In Exodus 31 Moses outlawed profaning the Sabbath: the word Chalal means to "play the flute, steal other people's property, pollute or prostitue.

In Exodus 32 the people VIOLATED that direct command,
engaged in musical idolatry and God abandoned them to worship the starry host.   They were sent from Egypt back to Babylon.

Freedom in Christ is freedom FROM whatever might be imposed based on human imagination.  

The "gospel" of Jesus had as its core the freedom of believers from being these religious "pack animals" or "cargo ships." Jesus spoke one essential of the gospel when He that the agents or mediators were fired:

All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Matthew 11:27
Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:29

The burden Jesus removed was:

Phortizo (g5412) for-tid'-zo; from 5414; to load up (prop. as a vessel or animal), i.e. (fig.) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety):- lade, be heavy laden.
Epôidos , on, epaidô A. singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal wounds, epôidoi muthoi Pl.Lg.903b .  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,


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