Pepperdine 2013 Annual Bible Lectures Mike Cope

Apollyon or Abaddon is the ONLY Personified Spirit: He is the king of the LOCUSTS or MUSES.

Mike Cope Pepperdine Spirit Filled
Plato Laws 2: music and dance from animal and children's play. Music from Apollo or Apollyon or Abbadon Written 360 B.C.E

Apollo or Apollyon or Abbadon is the God of music and father of the Seeker Center form of "religion." The Bible identifies this as spiritual adultery. He is certainly rising with a flourish as we watch.


John. T. Willis said that MELODY demands Musical instruments. Any literate Bible reader knows that the sounds of musical instruments as "machines for doing hard work:

1. Silencing the Word of God by inducing KOMA or making the lambs dumb before the slaughter.

Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites made noise in the HOLOCAUST of Goats or Children. Apostates think that if we no longer burn goats of infants the INSTRUMENTAL NOISE is still the PATTERN for MOCKING Jesus in so-called Worship observations to which the kingdom DOES NOT COME


2. Instrumental noise--never called music--was also the MARK of BEING CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
     Because from Revelation 18 it is the way to dispose of SORCERERS.

The command is to SPEAK that which is written for our learning. Thosee whom God has strongly deluded literaly read that Paul commanded SINGING Psalms, hymns and Spiritual songs.

Vocal or Instrumental Psallo is NOT Psallō IN THE HEART or SILENT.  The Key factor in the Christian Assembly is that both male and female remain silent "so that we might all come to a knowledge of THE TRUTH or the Word of God.
Religious Music was performed by WOMEN or EFFEMINATE Males.  They both thought that their condition and public persona proved that they spoke for the "gods."  Paul then rebuffs all mediators in song and sermon but the READER because:

1Tim. 2:5 For there is ONE GOD
        and one mediator between God and men,
        the MAN Christ Jesus;

Paul prevents and outbreak of WRATH or an ORGY

The Evil Psallo  I. In gen., to play upon a stringed instrument; esp., to play upon the cithara, to sing to the cithara: “psallere saltare elegantius,Sall. C. 25, 2  canituri,”  SING and cantare marked as SORCERY.    saltare et cantare; Cic. Catil. 2.10.23   Suet. Tit. 3

Saltatio   Dancing was originally closely connected with religion. Plato thought all dancing should be based on religion, as it was, he says, among the Egyptians. It has been shown under Chorus that the chorus in the oldest times consisted of the whole population of a city, who met in a public place to offer up thanksgivings to the god of their country by singing hymns and performing dances. These dances, which, like all others, were accompanied by music,

The EPHOD worn by David when he went NUDO

In that regard, epic's position is parallel to that of rhetoric. Beginning with Aristotle's Rhetorica (1404a), [Mike Cope The Hieros Gamos] critics of rhetorical performance have ascribed to lively delivery the same effect as that of acting. There is a persistent association between theatrics, bad rhetoric and effeminacy.

Rhetoric was forever at pains to disentangle itself from unwanted associations with female deception and histrionic art, because it was viewed as the art of socially weak women and slaves,and rhetoricians of all ages have assiduously fought against any trace of bodily and vocal practice associated with these groups.

However, from the examples that I have just used, it is evident, I believe, which art of music I consider appropriate in the training of the orator and to what extent.

Nevertheless, I think that I need to be more explicit in stating that the music which I prescribe is not the modern music which has been emasculated by the lascivious melodies of the effeminate stage and has to no small extent destroyed the amount of manly vigor that we still possessed.

I refer rather to the music of old with which people used to sing the praises of brave men and which the brave themselves used to sing. 

But this fact does not justify degeneration into sing-song or the effeminate modulations now in vogue. There is an excellent saying on this point attributed to Gaius Caesar while he was still a boy:

"If you are singing, you sing badly; if you are reading, you sing."

The Evil Psallo psallere saltare   ēlĕgans   I. In the ante-class. period in a bad sense, luxurious, effeminate, fastidious, nice: elegans homo non dicebatur cum laude “mulier (Phrynewith formo

saltātorI.a dancer (generally among the Romans with an accessory contemptuous signif.), Cic. Off. 1, 42, 150; id. Mur. 6, 13; id. Deiot. 10, 28; id. Fin. 3, 7, 24; Quint. 1, 12, 14; 11, 3, 89; Suet. Calig. 54; id. Ner. 6; Macr. S. 2, 10 al.

--saltātĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I. a dancing; concr., a dance, Quint. 1, 11, 18 sq.; 2, 18, 1; Scipio Afric. ap. Macr. S. 2, 10: “multarum deliciarum comes est extrema saltatio,Cic. Mur. 6, 13; id. Brut. 62, 225; id. Fin. 3, 7, 24; Quint. 11, 3, 128; Suet. Tit. 7 al.Plur., Plaut. Stich. 5, 2, 11.
--dēlĭcĭae , ārum, f. (sing. dēlĭcĭa , ae, f.; [delicio; that which allures, flatters the senses], delight, pleasure, charm, allurement; deliciousness, luxuriousness, voluptuousness, curiosities of art; sport, frolics, etc. (freq. and class.; for syn. cf.: voluptas, libido, delectatio, oblectatio, delectamentum, oblectamentum).
mŭlĭer , II. Transf., as a term of reproach, a woman, i. e. a coward, poltroon: “non me arbitratur militem, sed mulierem,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 8, 4.

Cic. Catil. 2.10.23 In these bands are all the gamblers,
        all the adulterers, all the unclean and shameless citizens.
        These boys, so witty and delicate,
        have learnt not only to love and to be loved,
            not only to sing and to dance,
            but also to brandish daggers and to administer poisons;
       and unless they are driven out,
       unless they die, even should Catiline die, 
       I warn you that the school of Catiline would exist in the republic.
But what do those wretches want? Are they going to take their wives with them to the camp? how can they do without them, especially in these nights? and how will they endure the Apennines, and these frosts, and this snow?
      unless they think that they will bear the winter more easily
      because they have been in the habit of dancing naked at their feasts. O
war much to be dreaded, when Catiline is going to have his bodyguard of prostitutes!

Suet. Tit. 3 While yet a boy, he was remarkable for his noble endowments both of body and mind; and as he advanced in years, they became still more conspicuous.
        He had a fine person, combining an equal mixture of majesty and grace;
        was very strong, though not tall, and somewhat corpulent.
Gifted with an excellent memory, and a capacity for all the arts of peace and war; he was a perfect master of the use of arms and riding; very ready in the Latin and Greek tongues,
        both in verse and prose; and such was the facility he possessed in both,
        that he would harangue and VERSIFY extempore.
        Nor was he unacquainted with MUSIC,
                but could both SING and PLAY upon the HARP sweetly and scientifically.
        I have likewise been informed by many persons,
                that he was remarkably quick in writing short-hand,
                would in merriment and jest engage with his secretaries
                in the imitation of any hand-writing he saw, and often say, "
                that he was admirably qualified for forgery."

The Evil Psallo includes: Phrȳ , ēs, f., = Phrunē.
I. A celebrated hetśra in Athens, so wealthy that she offered to rebuild the city of Thebes after it had been destroyed by Alexander: “nec quae deletas potuit componere Thebas Phryne,Prop. 2, 6, 6; cf. Quint. 2, 15, 9; Val. Max. 4, 3, ext. 3.—
II. A Roman courtesan, Hor. Epod. 14, 16.—
Quint. Inst. 2 15.9 So also according to general opinion Phryne was saved not by the eloquence of Hyperides, admirable as it was, but by the sight of her exquisite body, which she further revealed by drawing aside her tunic. And if all these have power to persuade, the end of oratory, which we are discussing, cannot adequately be defined as persuasion.

componere   Plin. praef. § 25: carmen,Cic. Mur. 12, 26: “carmina,Tac. Or. 12; id. A. 3, 49: “epistulasblanditias tremulā voce,T

2. In a bad sense, soft, effeminate, unmanly, weak (syn. effeminatus): “philosophus tam mollis, tam languidus, tam enervatus,Cic. de Or. 1, 52, 226: “Sabaei,Verg. G. 1, 57: “viri molles, i. e. pathici,Liv. 33, 28; Sen. Ep. 87: “disciplina,effeminate,
III. A procuress, Tib. 2, 6, 45.

The Evil Psallo includes:  căno , cĕcĭni, cantum (ancient I.imp. cante = canite, “once canituri,Vulg. Apoc. 8, 13), 3, v. n. and a. [cf. kanassō, kanakhē, konabos; Germ. Hahn; Engl. chanticleer; kuknos, ciconice; Sanscr. kōkas = DUCK; A. With carmen, cantilenam, versus, verba, etc., to sing, play, rehearse, recite
Rev. 8:12 And the fourth angel sounded,
        and the third part of the sun was smitten,
        and the third part of the moon,
        and the third part of the stars;
        so as the third part of them was darkened,
        and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
Rev. 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven,
        saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe,
        to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of
        the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels,
        which are yet to sound!
ka^na^kh-ē , Dor. -Kha, , (kanassō) Od.6.82; odontōn men k. pele gnashing of teeth, Il.19.365, Hes.Sc.164:
k. aulōn sound of flutes, Pi.P.10.39 (pl.), B.2.12, cf. S.Tr.642 (lyr.); of the lyre, h.Ap.185.
ka^na^kh-eō , a Verb expressing various sounds, kanakhēse de Khalkos
A.r ang, clashed, Od.19.469; kanakhousi pēgai plash, Cratin.186; kanakhōn holophōnos alektōr crowing, ., k. melos to let a song ring loud, A.R.4.907.

khalkos    “sidēros de kai kh. polemōn organaPl.Lg.956a  SUITABLE FOR OFFERINGS IN TEMPLES OR ANATHEMA
organon , to, (ergon, erdō) A.instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing,
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.
Sal. Cat. 25 In the number of those ladies was Sempronia, a woman who had committed many crimes with the spirit of a man. In birth and beauty, in her husband and her children, she was extremely fortunate;
        she was skilled in Greek and Roman literature;
        she could sing, play, and dance, *
        with greater elegance than became a woman of virtue,
and possessed many other accomplishments that tend to excite the passions. But nothing was ever less valued by her than honor or chastity. Whether she was more prodigal of her money or her reputation, it would have been difficult to decide. Her desires were so ardent that she oftener made advances to the other sex than waited for solicitation. She had frequently, before this period, forfeited her word, forsworn debts, been privy to murder, and hurried into the utmost excesses by her extravagance and poverty. But her abilities were by no means despicable; she could compose verses, jest, and join in conversation either modest, tender, or licentious. In a word, she was distinguished by much refinement of wit, and much grace of expression.

* Sing, play, and dance] “Psallere, saltare.” As psallo signifies both to play on a musical instrument,  
  and to sing to it while playing, I have thought it necessary to give both senses in the translation.

However  Psallō.   used in Scripture does NOT include plucking a harp to make music.

Even the Vocal or Instrumental Psallo  II. In partic., in ecclestiacal Latin, to sing the Psalms of David, Hier. Ep. 107, 10; Aug. in Psa. 46; 65; Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 15

Everyone in Corinth wanted to speak their own sermons and sing their own songs. They wanted to speak in their own tongue or MINOR DIALECT while most in Corinth could understand Koine Greek. Unless there was someone to translate they should keep silent.

1Cor. 14:15 What is it then?
        I will pray WITH the spirit,
        and I will pray WITH the understanding also:
        I will sing WITH the spirit,
        and I will sing WITH the understanding also.

SPEAKING connected to TONGUES includes Playing Musical Instrument.


1Tim. 2:5 For there is ONE GOD
        and one mediator between God and men,
        the MAN Christ Jesus;

1. Jesus ALWAYS says that He is the SON of God.

2. The Jews claimed

John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not;
    but for Blasphemy;
    and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

3. Jesus called those who accused Him with blasphemy, BLASPHEMERS.

John 10:36 Say ye of him,
    WHOM "Whom" is not the "Father."
    Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world,
    because I said, I am the SON OF GOD
John 10:37 If I do NOT the works of my Father, believe me not.

Another rebuke of the always-pagan triads:

John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not;
        for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them,
        I ascend unto MY Father, and your Father; and to MY God, and YOUR God.

Jesus gave His promise only to those who were not tardy-doubters:

John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath SENT me, even so SEND I you.
John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost :

John 20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

Tardy and Doubting (faithless) Thomas blurted:

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God
John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me,
        thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
John 20:30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

John the Corrects Tardy-Doubting-Faithless Thomas and all Christians:

John 20:31 But these are written,
        that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, [Not Jehovah-Elohim[
        the Son of God;
        and that believing ye might have life through his name.

You are OF the wold and not able to be Washed with water INTO the Word or Logos or Regulative Principle unless you can confess that:

Mike Cope's frog boiling has paid off at Highland Church of Christ remodeling to turn other people's investment into a 'theater for holy intertainment.' That means to make a spectacle of Jesus and HIS Word by USING all of the hypocritic arts and crafts by which Jesus MARKED the Scribes and Pharisees.

Update 11.05.13

John T. Willis Instrumental Music.  You have to conclude that a major Bible guru who has spent decades misleading young preachers has NEVER read the Bible or is Purpose Driven or destined to become an angle of light.

John T. Willis Women as Worship leaders (considering elders and preachers at Highland.) John T. Willis nor any of the lookalikes understand that Paul silences MEN AND WOMEN so that "everyone can be saved and come to a knowledge of the Truth.  The direct command from the wilderness onward was to PREACH the Word by READING the Word on the REST days.  Rest from the laded burdens means the "arousal songs" of the Scribes and Pharisees whom Jesus called hypocrites.  In Ezekiel 33 the Spirit OF Christ Who does not live in Abilene identified self-speakers, singers and instrument players.  Anyone who attended the calls to assembly were also called hypocrites because the instrumental PATTERN meant that no one intended to let the Word of God have any effect on the people. The Word as Dabar or Logos is the Regulative Principle: it is opposite of any cute self-reference from a prancing preacher, singing, poetry or playing instruments.

THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST DEFINED THE MARKS OF IDOLATERS and SORCERERS IN ISAIAH 8. There is no Biblical or other historic exception to the rule that Religious Teknocrats (craftsmen, sophist) are Purpose Driven to use mechanical machines to induce soothsaying (Miriam and the Levites) which is also sorcery (the lusted after fruits in Revelation 18 as ministers of the Babylon mother of harlots."

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

This is how the strongly deluded are able to perform lying wonders which are miracles but the "spirit" is defined as the spirit OF Abaddon or Apollyon who is the Leaders of the Muses. The Muses and Graces were known as dirty prostitutes and a religious prostitute is anyone who sells their body part or skills to corrupt the Word by seling their stuff at retail.

[19] et cum dixerint ad vos quaerite a pythonibus et a divinis qui stridunt in incantationibus suis numquid non populus a Deo suo requirit pro vivis a mortuis

-strīdō  to make a shrill noise, sound harshly, creak, hiss, grate, whiz, whistle, rattle, buzz: stridentia tinguunt Aera lacu, V.: cruor stridit, hisses, O.: belua Lernae Horrendum stridens, V.: horrendā nocte (striges), O.: mare refluentibus undis, V.: aquilone rudentes, O.: videres Stridere secretā aure susurros, buzz, H.

H7442 rânan raw-nan' A primitive root; properly to creak (or emit a stridulous sound), 2. tremulous sound of a mast or pole "Shaken by the wind" also the sound of a torrent. Vibrate the voice TRILL which is the WOMEN'S sound of Halal.  This as "vocal or instrumental rejoicing" including any high-sounded self-speak was OUTLAWED by Christ the Rock for the Church in the Wilderness and this never changed.
-cantus , ūs, m. id., 2. With instruments, a playing, music: “in nervorum vocumque cantibus,Cic. Tusc. 1, 2, 4; id. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “citharae, Hor. C. 3, 1, 20: horribili stridebat tibia cantu,Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,Hor. C. 3, 7, 30:
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum. Ov. M. 7, 195; 7, 201: “at cantu commotae Erebi de sedibus imis Umbrae ibant,Verg. G. 4, 471: “magici,

-măgĭcus , a, um, adj., = magikos, I.of or belonging to magic, magic, magical (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “artes,Verg. A. 4, 493: “magicis auxiliis uti,Tib. 1, 8, 24: “arma movere,Ov. M. 5, 197: “superstitiones,Tac. A. 12, 59: “vanitates,Plin. 30, 1, 1, § 1: “herbae,id. 24, 17, 99, § 156: “aquae,Prop. 4, 1, 102 (5, 1, 106): di magici, that were invoked by incantations (as Pluto, Hecate, Proserpine), Tib. 1, 2, 62; Luc. 6, 577: “linguae,” i. e. hieroglyphics, id. 3, 222; “but lingua,skilled in incantations, Ov. M. 7, 330; Luc. 3, 224: “cantus,Juv. 6, 610: “magicae resonant ubi Memnone chordae,mysterious, id. 15, 5.
-rĕ-sŏno   qui (cornus) ad nervos resonant in cantibus, carmina resonantia chordis Romanis, to the strings, “in vocibus nostrorum oratorum
-pŏētĭcus , a, um, adj., = poiētikos,
I.poetic, poetical: “verbum,Cic. de Or. 3, 38, 153: “non poëtico sed quodam oratorio numero et modo,id. ib. 1, 33, 151: “di,represented by the poets,
Mŏdus , 2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode: “vocum,Cic. Div. 2, 3, 9: “musici,Quint. 1, 10, 14: “lyrici,Ov. H. 15, 6: “fidibus Latinis Thebanos aptare modos,Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 12: Bacchico exsultas (i. e. exsultans) modo, Enn. ap. Charis. p. 214 P. (Trag. v. 152 Vahl.): “flebilibus modis concinere,Cic. Tusc. 1, 44, 106: saltare ad tibicinis modos, to the music or sound of the flute, Liv. 7, 2: “nectere canoris Eloquium vocale modis,Juv. 7, 19.—Fig.: “verae numerosque modosque ediscere vitae,moral harmonies, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 144.—
The familiar spirit is a dry, empty wineskin. It serves as the echo chamber of the nebel which means 'VILE.' It has the same meaning as the harp and the sounding gongs in 1 Cor. 13.
The Wizzard is one who thinks that they can hear the Word of God "beyond the sacred page."  John called them sorcerers because they used rhetoric, singers and instrumentalists to STEAL the Word and money from others Yiddeoniy (h3049) yid-deh-o-nee'; from 3045; prop. a knowing one; spec. a conjurer; (by impl.) a ghost: - wizard.
"In Isa 8:19 the 'obhoth and yidh'onim are spoken of those who 'chirp and mutter." These terms refer to the necromancers themselves who practiced ventriloquism in connection with their magical rites. In Isa 29:4 it is said 'Thy voice shall be as an 'obh, out of the ground.'... They are stamped in these passages, as in the Witch of Endor narrative, as deceivers practising a fraudulent art. By implication their power to evoke spirits with whom they were in familiar intercourse is denied." (Int Std Bible Ency., ency, p. 690)

H178  ’ôb obe From the same as H1 (Ab, Ab, Lord, Lord sayers: apparently through the idea of prattling a father’s name); properly a mumble, that is, a water skin (from its hollow sound); hence a necromancer (ventriloquist, as from a jar):—bottle, familiar spirit.

Pȳthon ,, I. the serpent slain, according to the myth, near Delphi by Apollo, who was fabled to have been called Pythius in commemoration of this victory, Ov. M. 1, 438;
To the law and to the testimony:
        if they speak not according to this word,
        it is because there is no light in them. Isa 8:20


Updade 10.06.12
John T. Willis Topsy-Turvy on Instrumental Worship
John T. Willis is part of the ACU stated Purpose as to restructure all of the ANTI-instrumental churches of Christ. Jesus said that doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge. All Biblical knowledge has been lost as
Highland Church of Christ (which fed the non-institutional sowing of discord) is adding Instrumental "worship" as soon as they can convert the sanctuary into a Theater for Holy Entertainment.

Brandon Scott Thomas of the Zoe (Eve, Venus) movement will fulfill prophecy and introduce the rise of the Mother Goddess worship. Zoe is defined as the BEAST and female instructing principle.  The BEAST in revelation is defined as A New Style of Music and Drama. Plato noted that when you see this happening people INTEND to change the LAWS.

9.25. 13

Mousagetēs 1 doric for Mousēgetēs leader of the Muses, Lat. Musagetes, of Apollo, Plat.

Strabo Geography [-10.3.10] And on this account Plato, and even before his time
Pythagoreians, called philosophy music 

andthey say that the universe is constituted in accordance with harmony,
assuming that every form of music is the work of the gods.
And in this sense, also, the
Muses are goddesses,
Apollo is leader of the Muses,
poetry as a whole is laudatory of the gods.

And by the same course of reasoning they also attribute to music the upbuilding of morals, believing that everything which tends to correct the mind is close to the gods.

Now most of the Greeks assigned to Dionysus, Apollo, Hecate, the Muses (9 women team), and above all to Demeter, everything of an orgiastic or Bacchic or choral nature, as well as the mystic element in initiations; and they give the name "Iacchus" not only to Dionysus but also to the leader-in-chief of the mysteries, who is the genius of Demeter.

Not surprisingly, the theory is a radical-some might say crazy-departure from the past, being based on tiny strings vibrating in 10-dimensional space-time… In superstring theory, the subatomic particles we see in nature are nothing more than different resonances of the vibrating superstrings, in the same way that different musical notes emanate from the different modes of vibration of a violin string.”


Revised 5.17.13 Neither ANTI-instrumental hermeneuts nor the ANTI-anti-instrumentalists deny the Biblical, historical and the Campbell teaching that Qahal, synagogue, ekklesia or Church of Christ (the Rock) is A School of Christ or A School of the Word of Christ.  Singing as an ACT (that legalism word) was first imposed in the year 373: Strong Delusions and Lying Wonders define the doctors of the Law whom Jesus said "take away the key to knowledge." Jesus defines their METHOD by calling the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. In the Ezekiel 33 version the Spirit OF Christ named self-speakers, singers and instrument players.  A hypocrite in the texts points exclusively to religious performers.


spiro, a breathing or gentle blowing of air, a breath, breeze (syn.: aura, flatus).
1. The air: imber et ignis
2. An exhalation, smell, odor:
3. Breathed air, a breath:
C.1. In abstr., a breathing:   to stop the breath, suffocate, choke,
2.  the breath of a god, inspiration: by a divine inspiration,
3. The breath of life, lifeto expire, die
4. a sigh 
5. In gram., a breathing or aspiration  
6. The hiss of a snake 
II.  Trop.
A. A haughty spirit, haughtiness, pride, arrogance; also, spirit, high spirit
B. (Mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose.) Spirit, soul, mind.
b. Transf. (like anima, and the Engl. soul), a beloved object 
2.  Spiritus, PERSONIFIED, a spirit (late Lat.); the Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit,
Cod. Just. 1, 1, 1
an evil spirit,
Christum et per Spiritum Sanctum,

AND: Notice the SPIRIT of Phoebus (Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon) is:

II .(a).  SPIRITUM Phoebus [Phoebus Apollo] mihi, Phoebus artem Carminis dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration, Camenae, spiritus ore tonat the desiring, coveting soul), Britannica
phoibos , ē, on (accented phoiban in B.12.139 Pap.):—
A.pure, bright, radiant,hudōrHes.Fr.274, Lyc.1009; hēliou phoibē phlogiA.Pr.22; “aiglaB. l.c.
II. as pr. n., Phoibos, ho, Phoebus, i.e. the Bright or Pure, an old epith. of Apollo, “Ph. ApollōnIl.1.43, al.; rarely inverted, “Apollōn phoibos20.68, Hes.Fr.194: then alone as pr. n., Il.1.443, Alcm.61, etc.
2. prophet

Euripides Ion

Strong though thy beak beyond the feather'd kind,
bow shall reach thee. Towards the altar, see,
A swan comes sailing: elsewhere wilt thou move

Thy scarlet-tinctured foot? or from my bow
The lyre of Phoebus to thy notes attuned
Will not protect thee; farther stretch thy wings;

Go, wanton, skim along the Delian lake,
Or wilt thou steep thy
melody in blood

[170] Ah, ah! what is this new bird that approaches; you will not place under the cornice a straw-built nest for your children, will you? My singing [psalmoi] bow will keep you off. Will you not obey?

Never in recorded literature does the PSALLO words mean to make Musical Melody.
Carmen  I. In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumenta
carmen tuba,  carmine vocali clarus citharāque   allusion to playing on the cithara [harp, Guitar]
A Laded Burden. A magic formula, an incantation:
Cămēna (not Cămoena ), I.a Muse  sing, whence carmen]
B. Meton., poetry, a poem, song: “summā dicende Camenā,”  
II. Deriv: Cămēnālis , e, adj., of or relating to the Muses (post-class.):

II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song, “m. stugeraA.Eu.308 (anap.); “euphamosId.Supp.695 (lyr.); “kanakhan . . theias antiluron mousas
If a lyre is included or even permitted the Spirit OF Christ was wise enough to use such a compound word.

Pind. O. 9 The resounding strain of Archilochus, the swelling thrice-repeated song of triumph, sufficed to lead Epharmostus to the hill of Cronus, in victory-procession with his dear companions. [5] But now, from the bow of the Muses who, shooting from afar, send a shower of such arrows of song as these on Zeus of the red lightning-bolt and on the sacred height of Elis, which once the Lydian hero Pelops [10] won as the very fine dowry of Hippodameia. And shoot a winged sweet arrow to Pytho; for your words will not fall to the ground, short of the mark, when you trill the lyre in honor of the wrestling of the man from renowned Opus.

Hes. Th. 1 Zeus the aegis-holder bright-eyed Athena, and Phoebus Apollo... And one day they taught Hesiod glorious song while he was shepherding his lambs under holy Helicon, and this word first the goddesses said to me— [25] the Muses of Olympus, daughters of Zeus who holds the aegis: “Shepherds of the wilderness, wretched things of shame, mere bellies, we know how to speak many false things as though they were true; but we know, when we will, to utter true things.”
Stu^ger-os  A.hated, abominated, loathed, or hateful, abominable, loathsome  Aidēs” [Hades],  Erinuōn Avengers, mētēr [MOTHER] stugeras arēset' Erinus; daimōn, polemos, gamos, penthos,
Euphēm-os  A.uttering sounds of good omen, “aetosArist.HA618b31: usu. in derived senses,
2. mild, softening II. in positive sense, fair-sounding, auspicious, “muthoiepos
euphamon d' epi bōmois mousan theiat' aoidoiA.Supp.694
3. fair-spoken, “eis to daimonion
kela^dos , ho, poet. word, A.a noise as of rushing waters: generally, loud noise,
2. of musical sound, “k. lurasId.IT1129 (lyr.), cf. Cyc.489 (anap.).
II. loud clear voice, as of an oracle,
2. chirp of the tettix, Ael.NA1.20;  [THE LOCUST PARABLE]

Tettix , cicala, Cicada plebeia or allied species, a winged insect fond of basking on trees, when the male makes a chirping or clicking noise by means of certain drums or 'tymbals' underneath the wings, This noise is freq. used as a simile for sweet sounds, Plato calls them hoi Mousôn prophętai, but they also became a prov. for garrulity, lalein tettix Aristopho10.7 : t. polloi ginomenoi nosôdes to etos sęmainousi Thphr.Sign.54 . They were thought to sing continually without food or drink, Ar.Nu. 1360, Pl.Phdr.259c; or on a diet of air and dew,
Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, 
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol, 
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3   II. Pass., make merry, enjoy oneself,

Pind. I. 6 Just as we mix the second bowl of wine when the men's symposium is flourishing, here is the second song of the Muses for Lampon's children and their athletic victories: first in Nemea, Zeus, in your honor they received the choicest of garlands,
Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
        and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; 
        as it is written in the book of the prophets,
        O ye house of Israel,  have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices
        by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, 
        and the star of your god Remphan, 
        figures which ye made to worship them: 
        and I will carry you away beyond Babylon

tŏno , A. Neutr., to make a loud, thundering noise, to roar, rattle, crash, etc. (cf.: “crepo, strepo): tympana tenta tonant,
tympănum , A. Esp., as beaten by the priests of Cybele, Also by the Bacchantine females, B. Trop., a timbrel, etc., as a figure of something effeminate, enervating:tympana eloquentiae,

Mousagetēs 1 doric for Mousēgetēs

leader of the Muses, Lat. Musagetes, of Apollo, Plat.

Strabo Geography [-10.3.10] And on this account Plato, and even before his time the Pythagoreians, called philosophy music; and

they say that the universe is constituted in accordance with harmony,
assuming that every form of music is the work of the gods.
And in this sense, also, the
Muses are goddesses,
Apollo is leader of the Muses,
poetry as a whole is laudatory of the gods.

And by the same course of reasoning they also attribute to music the upbuilding of morals, believing that everything which tends to correct the mind is close to the gods.

Now most of the Greeks assigned to Dionysus, Apollo, Hecate, the Muses (9 women team), and above all to Demeter, everything of an orgiastic or Bacchic or choral nature, as well as the mystic element in initiations; and they give the name "Iacchus" not only to Dionysus but also to the leader-in-chief of the mysteries, who is the genius of Demeter.

The CENI is defined by the Spirit OF Christ in the Wilderness and in the Prophets and prophecies made more certain by Jesus.  The Apostles were eye-- and ear--witnesses of the risen Lord Who returned as The Holy Spirit (breath, wind) in the upper room. They mark as false teachers anyone who does not teach that PATTERN of foundation which the Hermeneuts deny exists.

Matthew 28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
        All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore,
        and teach all nations,
        baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
        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. Matthew 28:20

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

Paul commanded that we SPEAK that which is written for our learning (Romans 15).  He also commanded that we fill up with SPIRIT (Word in Col 3:16) and Teach and Admonish with the Biblical material which includes "teaching psalms." This is in contrast to the drinking songs of the crooked race of the symposia where the goal was to become "fluted down with wine."

Both singing in the pagan sense and beating on "instruments of delusion" was worship IN THE FLESH which Paul rejects in Philippians 3 because it permitted the "conscision or dogs" to destroy the rest Jesus died to give us from the laded burdens of the arousal songs by Jews or Gentiles.

In contrast, if you use one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our learning you MUST keep the arousal singing and beating on instruments quiet and permit melody (or grace) to be IN the heart where grace means the divine influence of the GRACE which hath appeared teaching us to DENY the world's religions.


Matt. 28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but somedoubted.

G4352 proskuneō pros-koo-neh'-o From G4314 and probably a derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss,
like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, that is, (literally or figuratively)
prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore):—worship.
Proskun-eō obeisance to the gods or their images, fall down and worship, c. acc., Hdt.2.121
2.  esp. of the Oriental fashion of prostrating oneself before kings and superiors, abs., Hdt.1.119, 8.118: c Plat.
TRUTH: Rep. 398a 3. welcome respectfully, respect, “prosekunēsa sou ta grammata” That which is written ; ta hiera g. the Holy Scriptures2 Ep.Ti.3.15, J.Ap.1.10;

Ev.Jo.4.23,  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship him
2 Timothy 3.15  From infancy, you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.

J. Ap. 1.10 There have been indeed some bad men, who have attempted to calumniate my history, and took it to be a kind of scholastic performance for the exercise of young men.  for, as I said, I have translated the Antiquities out of our sacred books;

1Tim. 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to [public] reading, to exhortation [comfort], to doctrine.
1Tim. 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
        which was given thee by prophecy, [teaching]
        with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
1Tim. 4:15 Meditate upon these things;
        give thyself wholly to them;
        that thy profiting may appear to all.

1 Tim 4.13 heōs erkhomai prosekhe anagnōsei, paraklēsei, didaskalia.
Prosekhō (Cypr. poekhō (q.v.)) and prosiskhō : aor. proseskhon:—
3. turn to or towards a thing, “p. ommaE.HF931: mostly, p. ton noun turn one's mind, attention to a thing, be intent on it, ; “p. dianoia eis to rhēma KuriouLXXEx. 9.21.
cf. Ex.34.11: also p. apo tōn hagiōn, tōn grammateōn, ib.Le.22.2, Ev.Luc.20.46; “p. tou phagein haimaLXX De.12.23; p. hina mastigōthēs ib.2 Ch.25.16.
b. metaph., devote oneself to the service of any one, esp. a god, Pi.P.6.51 (dub.).

Anagn-ōsis , eōs, ,
A.recognition, Hdt.1.116.
2. reading, Pl.Euthd.279e, Arist.Po.1462a17 (prob. l.), Rh.1414a18, etc.: pl., Aristeas 283.
b. reading aloud, Hp.Vict.2.61, Sor.1.49, Act.Ap.13.15, : in pl., public readings, Pl.Lg.81ce; “-ōseis theō poioumenos

para-klēsis , eōs, ,
A.calling to one's aid, summons, hoi ek paraklēseōs sugkathēmenoi a packed party in the assembly, D.18.143.
II. exhortation, address, “pros ton okhlonTh.8.92 ; ou p. heurontes, alla parainesin grapsantes not a mere address to their feelings, but counsel to act rightly,
III. consolation, LXX Is.30.7, Na.3.7, Ep.Hebr.6.18,

di^daska^l-ia , ,
A.teaching, instruction, Pi.P.4.102, Even.1, Hp.Lex2, X.Cyr.8.7.24, Pl.R.493b, etc.; d. poieisthai, c. acc. et inf., Th.2.42; d. parekhein serve as a lesson, ib.87; ek d., opp. ex ethous, Arist.EN1103a15.
3. official instructions, PLips.64.24 (iv A. D.); pros didaskalian for information, POxy. 1101.4 (iv A. D.).

Paul ALWAYS repudiate the performers and performances before he defines the role of the church.

1Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
1Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

And these
women are carried about over the temples, sacrificing and practising divination day by day, spending their time with fortune-tellers, and begging priests,

and disreputable old women;
and they keep up
old wives' whisperings over their cups, learning charms and incantations from soothsayers, to the ruin of the nuptial bonds. And some men they keep; by others they are kept; and others are promised them by the diviners

IRONICALLY, proskunoimenanautonhōshieronkaithaumastonkaihēdun, Pl.R.398a: of Lying Wonders

Thaum-astos , Ion. thōm- , ē, on, th. lokhos gunaikōn, “thaumaston poieis, hos .II. admirable, excellent
of the Furies, A.Eu.46; Aeschylus, Eumenides 34
III. to be worshipped, “oudeis m' areskei nukti thaumastos theōnE.Hipp.106.
Nux 3. in Comparisons, of anything dark and direful, nukti eoikōs like night, of Apollo[Abaddon, Apollyon]
 in his wrath, Il.1.47, cf. 12.463, Od.11.606
III. Nux as pr. n., the goddess of Night,Il.14.259, Hes.Op.17,Th.123,211 ; N. oloē ib.224. Nux as pr. n., the goddess of Night,Il.14.259, Hes.Op.17,Th.123,211 ; N. oloē ib.224.
Plato. Republic [398a] who was capable by his cunning of assuming every kind of shape and imitating all things should arrive in our city, bringing with himself the poems which he wished to exhibit, we should fall down and worship him as a holy and wondrous and delightful creature, but should say to him that there is no man of that kind among us in our city, nor is it lawful for such a man to arise among us, and we should send him away to another city, after pouring myrrh down over his head and crowning him with fillets of wool, 
Commentary Epideik-nu_mi -nuō 2. . more freq. in Med., show off or display for oneself or what is one's own, mousikan orthan e. give a specimen of his art. of a rhetorician lecturing, Id.Phdr.235a; “polla kai kalaId.Grg.447a; of epideictic orators, Arist.Rh.1391b26; of a musician, Ael.VH9.36: c. part., e. “hupertheōnPl.Lg.648d.
The idea suggested by proskunoimen and hieron, that the poet is a sort of theos or theios [god or goddess] anēr, is now elaborated with ironical politeness. The images of the gods were anointed, and crowned with garlands, not only on great occasions (cf. Cic. Verr. IV 77), but also at other times, according to Proclus, who remarks on this passage muron autēs (sc. tēs poiētikēs) ...Apropos of the present passage, Dio Chrysostom and other ancient writers cited by Ast refer to the anointing of swallows by Greek women: kai keleuei mala eirōnikōs (so Ast: MSS eirēnikōs) stepsantas auton eriō kai murō katakheantas aphienai par' allous: touto de hai gunaikes epi tōn khelidon ōn poiousi (Dio Chr. Or. 53 p. 276 ed. Reiske). To this custom Ast supposes that Plato is alluding, the poets being as it were faithless and garrulous swallows (cf. khelidonōn mouseia), as well as to the Pythagorean precept ‘not to admit swallows into the house’

Mouseios , on, Aeol. Moisaios , a, on, (Mousa)
A. of or belonging to the Muses, “hedraE.Ba.410 (lyr.); Moisaion harma the car of Poesy, Pi.I.8 (7).67; lithos M. a monument of song, Id.N.8.47II. musical, “keladosAP9.372.
Eur. Ba. 410 Chorus
Would that I could go to Cyprus, the island of Aphrodite, where the Loves, who soothe [405] mortals' hearts, dwell, and to Paphos, fertilized without rain by the streams of a foreign river flowing with a hundred mouths. Lead me there, Bromius, Bromius, god of joy who leads the Bacchae, [410] to Pieria, beautiful seat of the Muses, the holy slope of Olympus. There are the Graces, there is Desire; there it is [415] lawful for the Bacchae to celebrate their rites.

Pind. I. 8 Even when he was dead songs did not forsake him; beside his pyre and tomb the Muses of Helicon stood, and poured over him the many-voiced dirge. It proved to be the will of the immortals [60] to make a noble man, even when dead, a theme for the hymns of goddesses; and even now this brings up a subject for words, and the Muses' chariot rushes forward to shout praises in memory of Nicocles the boxer. Honor him, who won the garland of wild Dorian celery in the Isthmian valley; since [65] he too was once victorious over all that lived around him, battering them with his inescapable hands. He is not dishonored by the offspring of his father's distinguished brother. Therefore let another young man weave for Cleandros a garland of tender myrtle in honor of the pancratium, since the contest of Alcathous and the young men of Epidaurus welcomed him before in his success. A good man may praise him, [70] for he did not restrain his youth, keeping it hidden in his pocket1and ignorant of fine deeds.

1 Reading kolpō (Theiler, Slater) or kolpou (Young) rather than keia.

Pind. N. 8 [40] Excellence grows among skillful and just men up to the liquid air, as a tree shoots up fed by fresh dew. The uses of friends are of all kinds; those in times of toil are the highest, yet delight also seeks to set a trustworthy pledge before the eyes. Megas, to bring your soul back to life again [45] is not possible for me. Empty hopes end in vain; but it is easy to set up, for your fatherland and for the Chariads, a monument of the Muses in honor of the twice illustrious feet of two men. I rejoice in letting fly a boast suitable to such a deed; and with incantations a man [50] makes hardship painless. Truly, the song of victory existed long ago, even before the quarrel arose between Adrastus and the race of Cadmus.

Mouseion , to/,
A. shrine of the Muses, seat or haunt of the Muses, Aeschin. 1.10: hence,
2. home of music or poetry, mouseia thrēnēmasi xunōda choirs chiming in with dirges, E.Hel.174 (lyr.); aēdonōn m. choir of nightingales, Id.Fr.88; parodied “khelidonōn mouseiaAr.Ra. 93; “to Numphōn nama te kai m. logōnPl.Phdr.278b (but mouseia logōn, hoion diplasiologia ktl. gallery of tropes, ib.267b): generally, school of art or letters, to tēs Hellados m., of Athens, Ath.5.187d, cf. Plu.2.736d; to tēs phuseōs m., a phrase of Alcidamas censured by Arist. Rh.1406a25.
IV. Mouseia, ta , festival of the Muses, Paus.9.31.2: sg., Ath.14.629a; “ta M. thusai

Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians [Muses], and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
A craftsman is any person trained as a religious professional: they THINK that God needs help
Revelation 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.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Rev. 2.09.13
The Book of Revelation only blesses you when you READ it: reading or hearing the Word is the Christ Ordained pattern beginning with the church in the Wilderness. History only continues to be real when you read it.  While none of it is metrical and you cannot "sing" it or use it to "make music". the Jews added accent points to the reading (speaking) to make certain that no one in the future could add their own comments or uhs and ahs and I think.

Pepperdine/NACC Christian Worship Depicted in Revelation?
The sounds above Zion (the church) in prophetic types by Christ and in final warning in Revelation are signs to MARK AND AVOID those who have had their candlestick removed and ABANDONED to the worship of the COSMIC or Creature which is well recorded as instrumental idolatry at Mount Sinai. The next event will be Cast Alive into the Lake of Fire for taking the mark (mind control) of the Beasts (a new style of music and drama claiming to lead you into the presence of God.)

The  NACC 2013 Victorious lectureship uses the same BOOK OF REVELATION and some of the same speakers.  Since Richard Hughes now gets his data direct through Spiritual Formation (witchcraft) and others seem to deliberately violate the text (the holiness of sin a turn of the century thingy) it is predictable that the very passages they cover are exactly the ones promising to  cast alive into the lake of fire the Sorcerers--self-speakers, singers, instruments and craftsmen inluding ALL of the STAFF invasion.

Kyle Idleman will cover Revelation 11-18. First, we will look at Revelation 11 which defines the Killing of the Two Witnesses:

Randy Harris 2013 will Lead you into COSMIC worship of the COSMOKRATOR. Revelation 4-5 Marks for Avoidance when you hear the SOUNDS up above Zion (the Church of Christ)

Review of Randy Harriss 2013 NACC on Revelation 4-5
NACC SAYS: Also on Wednesday morning, Randy Harris of Abilene Christian University will usher us into heaven’s throne room in Revelation 4-5.

Rick Atchley 2013 NACC on Revelation 19
Rick Atchley also working with Mike Cope and Pepperdine to DEprograme young ministers of the Church of Christ on Revelation 19 which defines what is happening as the BEASTS making their MARKS.

RICK ATCHLEY Etal handled by David Faust finally confesses
Rick Atchley: The era of the progressive Church of Christ is over.

Well, we discipled the children of those progressive churches

        for a whole generation to grow past us Boomers.
        They never heard the sermons we heard.
        They never heard the rationale for a cappella music.

We sent them to youth rallies and Church of Christ events
        with some of the finest Christian bands in the world.
  We discipled our children to leave our Movement!

Since Ken Cukrowski and Elaine Heath used so often are calling for the FALLING OF A HOLY FIRE these assemblies are PROMISED it in Revelation and this would be a good year to have the TWO WITNESSESS--the Prophets and Apostles--come alive just in time we can shout Hallelujah!” as:
Revelation 19:3NIV   And again they shouted:
      The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever.
Isaiah and John reserved that for the Viper Race or Crooked Race

We understand that believing in the 'postmodern' prank there is no pretense to teaching the text as it has been taught. When people betray the first Writer and began to fracture it into songs and sermons the text becomes myth and the seduced generation cannot understand the difference between the myths of the preacher and singers and the Word of God.  Therefore, while the theologians and book writers (Pharisees and Scribes) speak only to those with no God-given role and no God-given dole as the MANY, the FEW will stay in the shelter of truth until the storm blows over.

As a foundation to understand that no once-Bible college has or can remain faithful to it's fleeced owners, the FEW should understand that the MANY will always speak on their own and pretend that they have never read anything beyond the sacred pages of other "scholars" to defend their career path.

Arnobius Against the Heathen Book I
"Nay, rather, to speak out more truly, the
augurs, the dream interpreters, the soothsayers, the prophets, and the priestlings, ever vain, have devised these fables;

for they, fearing that their own arts be brought to nought,
and that they may extort but scanty contributions from the devotees, now few and infrequent,
whenever they have found you to be willing
........ that their craft should come into disrepute,
........ cry aloud, the Gods are neglected,
........ and in the temples there is now a very thin attendance.

For ceremonies are exposed to derision,
........and the time-honoured rites of institutions once sacred
........ ........have sunk before the superstitions of new religions.

And men--a senseless race--being unable, from their inborn blindness, to see even that which is placed in open light,

dare to assert in their frenzy what you in your sane mind do not blush to believes." (Arnobius, Against the Heathen, Ante-Nicene Fathers, VI, p. 418).

Mike cope A Cappella Music  says:

“Yes, I know you served the poor, you lived an exemplary life of compassion, justice, and worship — but you used a piano in worship . . . .”)
        Most are talking about the strengths of the
tradition — a tradition that is preserved by several tribes.

Mike Cope Women Worship Leaders

  1. Why not grasp that Jesus said that doctors of the Law take away the Key to Knowledge
  2. He called the Scribes and Pharisees (writers and rhetoricians), hypocrites.  In Isaiah 6 and especially Ezekiel 33 the Spirit OF Christ named entertainment preachers, singers and instrument players. This was the MARK of those who have no intention of being Disciples through the Word.
  3. In the prophets Christ warns about "the lying pen of the Scribes."  Most on the doctoral level have had to subscribe to the pattern that when God abandoned Israel to the worship of the starry host "a" spirit told them that God commanded THEM to promote Levites as Soothsayers or Sorcerers with instruments to ward off any godly person,.
The scholars missed the Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness which defined:
Inclusive of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word
Exclusive of vocal or instrumental rejoicing including slick preaching.

The Jacob-Cursed tribe of Levi was assigned to the worship of the starry host which Mike etal use as a "spirit assigned" pattern.
Theologians are not likely to be Bible Students: The Spirit OF Christ in the prophets (only) repudiates the Civil-Military-Clergy complex as parasites and robbers.  God had abandoned them to Babylonianism because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. For Bible disciples I will post some Revelation from the "olden" Bible.

Jer. 10:21 For the pastors are become brutish, [stultus silly, fatuous, slipperiness, lubricity, levitas effeminata,id. 8, 3, 6
               and have not sought the LORD:
               therefore they shall not prosper, [
               and all their flocks shall be scattered. [
              To charm
, please, delight, flatter, fondle:
sensum voluptate,

Jer. 10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come,
        and a great commotion out of the north country,
        to make the cities of Judah desolate,
        and a den of dragons.

Commōtĭo  a rousing, exciting, agitation, commotion,
     jūcundĭtas , agreeableness, pleasantness, delight, enjoyment dēlectātĭo
There is no reason to expect a theologian to know "all about Eve." Jesus said that truth had been hidden in parables from the pretenders from the foudation of the world.  Jesus also knew all about Eve or Zoe.
Moderatrix omnium commotionum,
a rousing, exciting, agitation, commotion mŏdĕrātrix , īcis, f. moderator.
I. She who moderates or allays; a directress, mistress, governess (mostly Ciceron.): “sibi,Plaut. Cist. 2, 2, 3.—

Drăco , “in templa referre dracones,

Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
thērion , to (in form Dim. of thēr),
A. wild animal, esp. of such as are hunted,
In Trag. only in Satyric drama,
3. beast, esp. as hostile and odious to man, of Typhon, of the Satyrs,
III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature, , cf. Eq.273; kolaki, deinō thēriōPl.Phdr.240b; Kolax , a^kos, ho,
A.  flatterer, fawner, parasite II.  lisping pronunciation of korax, Ar.V.45.

 “ mousikē aei ti kainon thērion tiktei” 

mousikę aei ti kainon thęrion 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.; poiętikoi kai m. andres Pl.Lg.802b ;
kuknos [minstrel]  kai alla zôia; peri aulous - professional musicians, mousikos kai melôn poętęs, 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

, ētos, ho, A. sorcerer, wizard epōdos Ludias apo khthonosE.Ba.234
2. juggler, cheat, “deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēsPl.Smp.203d; “deinon kai g. kai sophistēn . . onomazōnD.18.276; “apistos g. ponērosId.19.109; “magos kai g

Sęmeion  2. sign from the gods, omen Kathair-eô to s. to take it down, strike the flag,
      as a sign of
.; kathairein to s. to take it down, strike the flag, as a sign of dissolving an assembly, 
; to tēs ekklēsias s. Ar.Th.278;
      3. of sorcerers, bring down from the sky, selęnęn [sign in the moon]. 
       V. less freq. like the simple [heresy] hairein, take and carry off other people's "church."

[1] Golden lyre, rightful joint possession of Apollo and the violet-haired Muses, to which the dance-step listens, the beginning [sema] of splendid festivity; and singers obey your notes, whenever, with your quivering strings, you prepare to strike up chorus-leading preludes.

Sęmeion 2. sign from the gods, omenwonder, portent, kai terata Plb.3.112.8, Ev.Matt.24.24, Ev.Jo.4.48, cf. IPEl.c., D.S.17.114; phobęthra kai s. ap' ouranou Ev.Luc.21.11 ; esp. of the constellations, regarded as signs, duetai sęmeia E.Rh.529 (lyr.), cf. Ion 1157. 
Teras  A marvel, wonder, portent

Plb.3.112.8 and foreseeing and anticipating in their imaginations what would happen if they were utterly defeated. All the oracles preserved at Rome were in everybody's mouth; and every temple and house was full of prodigies and miracles: in consequence of which the city was one scene of vows, sacrifices, supplicatory processions, and prayers. For the Romans in times of danger take extraordinary pains to appease gods and men, and look upon no ceremony of that kind in such times as unbecoming or beneath their dignity
Thera^p-eia; aguiatides th. worship of Apollo Agyieus, E.Ion187;
The Kingdom of God does not come with observation: religious services or lectureships.

Kathair-eô to s. to take it down, strike the flag, as a sign of dissolving an assembly, And.1.36; to tęs ekklęsias

PreacherMike Conversation with Rick Atchley
Doctors of the Law "take away the key to knowledge" says Jesus.  That is why God sends strong delusions to those who do not defend the Word they are waged to teach.  Strong Delusions are marked by Lying Wonders which are the performing ARTISTS such as rhetoricians, singers and instrument players.  Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees (the occupational class) hypocrites: in Ezekiel 33 the Spirit OF Christ named speakers, singers and instrument players. These are specificially the ones called to what Ezekiel called "workshops of evil" where prophesiers go to steal words one from another.

In the face of the greatest sowing of discord (counting numbers) the Church has known, Rick Atchley is called in to speak on the Book of Revelation: Mike is also focused on the book:

Annie notes:
Rick Atchley will sjpeak at Pepperdine on the 7 churches and all of Revelation.
Matt Dabbs notes:
I hope you stick with your game plan you laid out in the video. I agree 100% when Rick says it is about the beginning of new things. Rev 21:5 is probably my favorite verse in the whole Bible – “Behold, I am making everything new!” I love that. It just gives me chills. He doesn’t say he is going to but that he is in the process of doing it right now.

You will not hear that the beginning of NEW things absolutely OMITS the Abominable, the Sorcerers and the Dogs: these will be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.  The watching world is embarrassed at the New Style Worship replacing the School of the Word and "teaching our youth to leave our movement" is treachery and will soon come to a sudden end. Whether real or virtual, the watching "audiences" are troubled enough to flee church, friend and family.  I will quote what a disciple of the first century would understand. Because I am not waged and have recorded history to appeal to, I don't have to prove anything: those who give themselves "grace" to sow discord have the burden to prove that John was not testifying of the horrors of his own and coming terror.

Since quoting real Bible is not allowed, I will post several research articles between now and the next lectureship: it is the habit of "scholars" to quote short passages and then fill in a long story based on their own "spirit."  Any student can connect the dots and understand that making ALL THINGS NEW does not authorize these men to invent an IMPROVED patternism for the church.  Instead, Revelation 21 specificially EXCLUDES those always identified as hypocrites or PERFORMING CRAFTSMEN Scripture and recorded history names a SORCERERS and excludes from even polite civil society.

Revelation first speaks of the Spiritual Kingdom or New Jerusalem in heaven. Jesus said DON'T GO OUT to the lectureships where people get paid to tell you they have the kingdom.  God translates saved spirits into a heavenly kingdom and the earthly counterpart is a SAFE HOUSE to protect the godly FROM the laded burdens and burden laders. Jesus said that the kingdom does not come with observation: that means Religious Observations the end-time church is falling into.


See Rick Atchley and Chris Seidman confessing to instrumental delusions.

Churches of Christ are Safe Houses to keep God's people SAFE from those BLOWING winds of change as their destined task.

Isaiah 4: 4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion,
         and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof
        by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. [Baptism of WIND and FIRE]
Isaiah 4: 5 And the Lord will create upon 
        every dwelling place of mount Zion,
        and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day,
        and the shining of a flaming fire by night:
        for upon all the glory shall be a defence.

Dwelling: 168. ohel, o´-hel; from 166; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance):—covering, (dwelling)(place), home, tabernacle, tent.

Assembly: 4744. miqra, 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.

Christ, the Rock, ordained the Qahal, Synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness.  The godly people were never called out of their REST except to assemble loacally to Read and Rehears the Word of God.  The Campbell's knew that:

Church is A school of Christ
Worship is Reading and Musing the Word.
You cannot go beyond that without "making the lambs dumb before the slaughter"--the meaning of mustery or music.  That is why there is not a command, example or remote inference for godly people to assemble for congregational singing with or without instruments.

Isaiah 4: 6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat
        and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.

4268. machaceh, makh-as-eh´; or machcçeh, makh-seh´; from 2620; a shelter (literally or figuratively):—hope, (place of) refuge, shelter, trust

Ambrācŭlum   a shady place, bower, arbor, Verg. A. 9.25
B. Transf a school: “in solem et pulverem, ut e Theophrasti doctissimi hominis umbraculis,Cic. Brut. 9, 37: “ex umbraculis eruditorum in solem atque in pulverem,id. Leg. 3, 6, 14.—

Dŏcĕo  I. to teach, instruct, inform, show, tell, etc. (for syn. cf.: edoceo, perdoceo, erudio, praecipio, instituo) to instruct or inform one
E-rŭdĭo fulness of Greek learning. 
pŏpŭlāris I. of or belonging to the people, proceeding from or designed for the people.
I. In gen.: “populares leges,” i. e. laws instituted by the people.
dictio ad vulgarem popularemque sensum accommodata,id. de Or. 1, 23, 108: “oratio philosophorum, popularis oratio,
laudes, in the mouths of the people, B. Subst.: pŏpŭlārĭa , ĭum, n. (sc. subsellia), the seats of the people in the theatre,
            the common seats
, to win popularity, Juv. 3, 37.

Verg. A. 9.25
For, wise in war,
Aeneas, ere he went, had left command
they should not range in battle-line, nor dare,
whate'er might hap, to risk in open plain
the bold sortie, but keep them safe entrenched
in mounded walls. So now, though rage and shame
prick to a close fight, they defensive bar
each portal strong, and, patient of control,
from hollow towers expect th' encircling foe.

DSS War Rules [The Rule of the Trumpets: the trumpets] of alarm for all their service for the [ . . . ] for their commissioned men, 17[by tens of thousands and thousands and hundreds and fifties] and tens. Upon the t[rumpets . . . ]

[ . . . ] )8[ . . . ] 19[ . . . which ] 20 [,, . they shall write . . . the trumpets of Col. 3 the battle formations, and the trumpets for assembling them when the gates of the war are opened so that the infantry might advance, the trumpets for the signal of the slain, the trumpets of 2 the ambush, the trumpets of pursuit when the enemy is defeated, and the trumpets of reassembly when the battle returns.

On the trumpets for the assembly of the congregation they shall write, "The called of God." 3 0n the trumpets for the assembly of the chiefs they shall write, "The princes of God." On the trumpets of the formations they shall write, "The rule of God." On the trumpets of the men of renown [they shall write], "The heads of the congregation's clans."

, ātis, f. securus,
I. freedom FROM care, unconcern, composure.
vacandum [be free from labor, not busied, idle, at leisure; to have leisure or time:] omni est animi perturbatione,
II. Transf., object., freedom from danger, safety, security
Security to ENABLE: unaffected, natural veritas verborum
securitas inaffectatae orationis,quietness, Quint. 11, 1, 93;
Perturbātĭo , ōnis, f. perturbo,
I.  confusion, disorder, disturbance.
B. Mental or personal disturbance, disquiet, perturbation: oratio,  orationis et ad vitae societatem, religio duceret,
d. A theory, doctrine, or system based upon reason; science, doctrine, system, philosophy, Cynicorum ratio, [The Dogs]
saltationis ac musicae rationis studiosi
Măgus , a, um, adj. 1. magus, . magic, magical (poet.): artes,Ov. Am. 1, 8, 5: “manus, id. Med. fac. 36: carmen, Sen. Herc. Oet. 467.
Ars , artis, f. v. arma, I. skill in joining something manner of thinking, so far as it is made known by external actions (syn.: doctrina, sollertia, calliditas, prudentia, virtus, industria, ratio, via, dolus).
1. With the idea extended, any physical or mental activity, so far as it is practically exhibited; a profession, art (music, poetry, medicine, etc.) rhetorical and, at a later period, for grammatical treatises. (a). Rhetorical:
musicam, litterarum cognitionem et poëtarum PROFESSION
Carmen , ĭnis, n. (old form cas-men , Varr. L. L. p. 86 Bip.) [Sanscr. çasto declaim, praise; cf.: camilla, censeo], “citharae liquidum carmen,” “lyrae carmen,Prop. 2, 1, 9
Playing on the guitar with liquidus  A. Flowing, continuing without interruption: sinnginggenus sermoni
Paul absolutely outlawed the Dogs or Cynics from the Worship IN SPIRIT:

Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision,
        which worship God in the spirit,
        and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Canicula Dogs, catamites, insana, Diogenes, CAPELLA
Cyrenaica pleasure is the only good. Good in a pleasing agitation of the mind or in active enjoyment. hedone. Nothing is just or unjust by nature, but by custom and law.

Cynĭcus ,  (doglike). I. Subst., a Cynic philosopher, a Cynic, Cic. de Or. 3, 17, 62; id. Fin. 3, 20, 68; Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 18; Juv. 13, 121: “nudi dolia,” i. e. of Diogenes, id. 14, 309.—Hence, adj.: Cynĭcus , a, um, Cynic: “institutio,Tac. A. 16, 34: “cena,Petr. 14; and in * adv.: Cynĭcē , after the manner of the Cynics, Plaut. Stich. 5, 4, 22.—
Verg. A. 9.634
Of such loud insolence and words of shame
Ascanius brooked no more, but laid a shaft
athwart his bowstring, and with arms stretched wide
took aim, first offering suppliant vow to Jove:

The Father heard, and from a cloudless sky
thundered to leftward, while the deadly bow
resounded and the arrow's fearful song
hissed from the string; it struck unswervingly
the head of Remulus and clove its way
deep in the hollows of his brow. “Begone!
Proud mocker at the brave!
-Aristotle Poetics [941b] if convicted. Theft of property is uncivilized,
        open robbery is
shameless: neither of these has any of the sons of Zeus practiced,
        through delight in fraud or force.

        Let no man, therefore, be deluded concerning this or persuaded
        either by
poets or by any perverse myth-mongers into the belief that,
        when he
thieves or forcibly robs (churches), he is doing nothing shameful,
        but just what the gods themselves do.1
                That is both unlikely and untrue;
                and whoever acts thus unlawfully is neither a god at all
nor a child of gods;
1 Cp.Plat. Rep 378 ff., Plat. Rep. 388 ff.
Hermes is specially in mind, as notorious for his thefts and frauds; cp. Homer Iliad 5. 390; 24. 395, etc. [Hermes is the mark of the New Hermeneutic: based on lies]
DSS: And they, teachers of lies and seers of falsehood,
.........have schemed against me a devilish scheme,
to exchange the Law engraved on my heart by Thee
.........for the smooth things which they speak to Thy people.

DSS: And they withhold from the thirst the drink of Knowledge, (Amos 5, 6, 8, Isa 5)
        and assuage their
thirst with vinegar,
        that they may
gaze on their straying,
their folly concerning their feast-days (Jubilee, Feast of Tabernacles) on their fall into their snares.

DSS: And at the beginning of their weeks
for the season of Jubilee.
All my life the engraved Precept shall be on my tongue
as the fruit of praise
and the portion of my lips.
18 DSS:
I will groan with the zither of lamentation all grief-stricken mourning and bitter complaint
.........until iniquity and wickedness are consumed

and the disease-bringing scourge is no more.

DSS: Then will I play on
the zither of deliverance
and harp of joy,
on the tabors of prayer and the pipe of praise
without end.

Rick Atchley claims that "a spirit" told him to preach the sermons leading to adding religious performers in the so-called worship services. The Spirit OF Christ who inspired the prophets said that hypocrites were rhetoricians, singers and instrument players.  Jesus quoted Ezekiel 33 to mark the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites. These are the ones SELLING the product of the "doctors of the law."  Jesus said that they take away the key to knowledge.  That is their professionn: that is what they do.

Revelation 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write;
        These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars;
        I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

The Seven Spirits of God would rest on the man Jesus of Nazareth: God made Him to be both Lord and Christ and Grace and Word and Righteousness.  Pseudo-scholars are left with absolutely no words to add says Christ in Isaiah 58 after telling us NOT to spend our food money  on the WORDS of any man.

Psa. 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
Psa. 33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
Psa. 33:6 By the (1) word of the
                            (2) LORD were the heavens made;
                                      and all the host of them by
                      the (3)  breath of his mouth.
Psa. 33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

Parables to fool the foolish Scribes and Pharisees: speakers, singers, players. [Matthew 13]

Psa. 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD:
        let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Psa. 33:9 For he spake, and it was done;
        he commanded, and it stood fast

The Menorah was in the Holy Place typifying the TRUE Church or Synagogue which began in the wilderness. Any preacher, singer or instrument player who went near or into any holy place was commanded by God to be executed. God did not command the Levites to make worship music.

Is. 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,
        and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Is. 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
        the spirit of wisdom
        and understanding, the
        spirit of counsel
        and might,
        the spirit of knowledge
        and of the fear of the LORD;
Is. 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD:
        and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
         neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

Is. 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:
        and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth,
        and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

a breathing or gentle blowing of air, a breath, breeze
1. The air: imber et ignis, spiritus et gravis terra
2. The breath of a god, inspiration:
2. Spiritus, personified, a spirit

Eph. 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
        may give unto you
        the spirit OF wisdom and
        revelation [OF] in the knowledge of him:

Spirit NEVER speaks of a "people" who can be taken captive by those who PEDDLE.


Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Matthew 7:22

Prophēt-euō  one who speaks for a god and interprets his wil
A. to be a prophētēs or interpreter of the gods, “manteueo, Moisa, prophateusō d' egōPi. l.c.; tis prophēteuei theou; who is his interpreter? E.Ion 413
IV. to be a quack doctor, mania . . prophēteusasa with oracular power, Pl.Phdr.244d:

-Prophętęs interpreter, expounder of the will of Zeus, of Tiresias, Pi.N.1.60; Bakkhou p., perh. of Orpheus, E.Rh.972; [Dionusou p., of the Bacchae, Id.Ba.551
Delphic Apollo, [Abaddon, Apollyon] Dios p. esti Loxias patrosA.Eu.19; of the minister [female] and interpreter at Delphi, Hdt.8.36,37  Mousôn prophętai interpreters of the Muses, 

Prophętis  [fem. of prophętęs] of the Pythia 2. prophet's wife, LXXIs. 8.3.
(Puthia). The priestess of Apollo at Delphi who pronounced the oracles. See Delphi; Oraculum
Puthios  in h.Ap.373], a, on, ( [Pu_thô] ) Pythian, i.e. Delphian, epith. of Apollo, l.c., Pi.O.14.11, etc. (P. alone is f.l. in E. Ion 285); enPuthiou

"Singing served as a means of inducing ecstatic prophecy (speaking in tongues). Thus the essential relationship between music and prophecy can be clearly seen. This relationship also explains why the expression for "making music" and "prophesying" was often identical in the ancient tongues. origen contra celsum 8.67.
      The Hebrew word
Naba signifies not only "to prophesy" but also "to make music." (Quasten, Johannes, Music and Worship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, p. 39)

Dialog of Phaedrus and Socrates notes:

It might be so if madness were simply an evil ;but there is also a madness which is a divine gift,
and the source of the chiefest blessings granted to men.
For prophecy is a madness, and the prophetess at Delphi and the priestesses at Dodona 
when out of their senses have conferred great benefits on Hellas,
both in public and private life, but when in their senses few or none.

Revelation 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die:
        for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 

Ekklesia, Synagogue or Church is A School of Christ (Christ, Paul, Campbells, etal) therefore, the ONLY role of the elders as sole PASTOR-TEACHERS is to teach that which has been taught. Therefore, anyone who has something NEW is identified by Peter as a false teacher.

Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent.
         If therefore thou shalt not watch,
        I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Revelation 3:4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments;
        and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment;
        and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life,
        but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
Revelation 3:6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Having "a" spirit tell you to remove CHRIST from your public confession seems like a terminal fall from grace.

Paul begins with the message from Jesus Christ--now in His Holy Spirit state--and ends with "hear what the Spirit saith to the churches." No one at Pepperdine will have anything new to ADD claiming that "a" spirit told them how to sow masssive discord.

Arnobius, Musical Mocking VI, p. 479).

"Mocking the belief that Mellonia introduces herself into the entrails, or Limentinus, and that they set themselves to make known what you seek to learn, Arnobius asks--

May it not happen, may it not come to pass, although you craftily conceal it, that the one should take the other's place, deluding, mocking, deceiving, and presenting the appearance of the deity invoked? If the magi, who are so much akin to soothsayers, relate that, in their incantations, pretend gods steal in frequently instead of those invoked; that some of these, moreover, are spirits of grosser substance, who pretend that they are gods, and delude the ignorant by their lies and deceit." (Arnobius Against the Heathen 

The magicians or soothsayers sang their incantations but Arnobius warned that other "gods" or evil spirits seemed to steal in and, instead of divine truth, delivered lies and deceit. No one can justify  instrumental music and performance worship from the Bible or history without lying to God and about God.

"If any one perchance thinks that we are speaking calumnies, let him take the books of the Thracian soothsayer (Orpheus the inventor of musical soothsaying), which you speak of as of divine antiquity; and he will find that we are neither cunningly inventing anything, nor seeking means to bring the holiness of the gods into ridicule, and doing so: for we shall bring forward the very verses which the son of Calliope uttered in the Greek, and published abroad in his songs to the human race through out all all ages."

"With these words she at the same time drew up her garments from the lowest hem ,
And exposed to view formatas inguinibus res ,
Which Baubo grasping with hollow hand, for
Their appearance was infantile, strikes, touches gently.
Then the goddess, fixing her orbs of august light,
Being softened, lays aside for a little the sadness of her mind;
Thereafter she takes the cup in her hand, and laughing,
Drinks off the whole draught of cyceon with gladness."
(Arnobius Against the Heathen, Ante-Nicene, VI, p. 499).

Sophos   A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, harmatēlatas s. Pi.P.5.115, cf. N.7.17;   A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, harmatēlatas s. Pi.P.5.115, cf. N.7.17;

Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.), cf. Ar.Ra.896 (lyr.), etc.; tēn tekhnēn -ōteros ib.766; “peri tiPl.Lg.696c; glōssē s. S.Fr.88.10;

John was speaking of the immediate future and as a warning for future events where evil people decided to restructure the Boby of Christ.

Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:
        for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;
        and there was no more sea.

For now, that defines the Church of Christ as the reign of Jesus Christ.  He came to destroy the Old Jerusalem, it's worship center, it's clergy and it's harps: they NEED the harps to RESTORE the Sacrificial system.

Galatians 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia,
        and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
Galatians 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God,
        the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out:
        and I will write upon him the name of my God,
        and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem,
        which cometh down out of heaven from my God:
        and I will write upon him my new name.

Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,
        coming down from God out of heaven,
        prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying,
        Behold, the tabernacle of God IS with men,
        and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people,
        and God himself shall be with them,
and be their God.

The Tabernacle was a Tent of Witness: the altar was to gather people to one place to preven pagan altars or pagan churches.  There was never any so-called music involved with the Tabernacle.

Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
        neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.


Rev 21:5 And HE that sat upon the throne said,
        Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me,
        Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Rev 21: 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
        I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Rev 21: 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.


Rev 21: 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, [He that believeth not. will not comply. Not to be trusted.]
and the abominable, Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Jewish boys were forced to "wear the hate of hermes" and perform vile acts even in the holy places.

52 - Many of the people, every one who forsook the law, joined them, and they did evil in the land;

53 - they drove Israel into hiding in every place of refuge they had.
54 - Now on the fifteenth day of Chislev, in the one hundred and forty-fifth year,
they erected a desolating sacrilege upon the altar of burnt offering.
They also
built altars in the surrounding cities of Judah,
1 Maccabees 1:54  et iusserunt civitatibus Iudae sacrificare
                       imposed as a condition of membership

33 - Then they fortified the city of David with a great strong wall and strong towers, and it became their citadel.
34 - And they
stationed there a sinful people, lawless men. These strengthened their position;
35 - they
stored up arms and food, and collecting the spoils of Jerusalem they stored them there, and became a great snare.
36 - It became an
ambush against the sanctuary, an evil adversary of Israel continually.

2 Maccabees 3 - Harsh and utterly grievous was the onslaught of evil.

4 - For the temple was filled with debauchery and reveling by the Gentiles,
             who dallied with harlots and
             had intercourse with women within the sacred precincts,
             and besides brought in things for sacrifice that were unfit.

and murderers, phon-eus   is so much more justly accounted a murderer

and whoremongers,
        pornos , ho,    A. catamite, Ar.Pl.155, X.Mem.1.6.13, D.22.73,

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,
Dem. L. 4.11 He is an enemy to his own parents but a friend to Pausanias the whoremonger, and though he swaggers like a man he allows himself to be used like a woman. He lords it over his own father but submits to degenerates. He regales his fancy with things by which all are disgusted, with foul language and with stories by which his hearers are pained; yet he never ceases to talk, as if he were a simple fellow and the soul of frankness

1 Cor 5:[9] I wrote to you in my letter to have no company with sexual sinners;

and sorcerers,

Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying,
        Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee;
        and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee;
        and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Revelation 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 [Pharmakon] were all nations deceived.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

pharma^kos (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.
Exodus 7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
Exodus 7.11 vocavit autem Pharao sapientes et maleficos et fecerunt etiam ipsi per incantationes aegyptias et arcana quaedam similiter
        sophos  A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, “mantisId.Th.382Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.),lso en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 (lyr.);

incantātĭo , ōnis, f. id., enchanting, enchantment (post-class.): “magicae, Firm. Math. 5, 5: incantationum vires,
pharma^kon 3. enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm, spell
2.   c. gen. also, a means of producing something, “ph. sōtērias” [salvation] Id.Ph.893; “mnēmēs kai sophias ph.

"Applied to Persian priests or astrologers of Babylon. Pharmakos (g5333) an adjective signifying "devoted to magical arts," is used as a noun, "a sorcerer," especially one who uses drugs, potions, spells, enchantments, Rev 21:8, in the best texts (some have pharmakeus) and 22:15" Vine

aoidos [a^], ho, ( [aeidô] ) singer, MINSTREL, polla pseudontai a. Arist.Metaph.983a4 : c.gen., goôn, chręsmôn aoidos,, of the cock, Theoc.18.56.

Epōdē , Ion. and poet. epa^oidē ,

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

Watching and giving all of your attention to Musical Worship Teams then you are worshipping THEM  and it is not a good testimony to your character.

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Re.18:2

and idolaters, and all liars,

If you make certain that slick speakers and "musical worshipers" suck up all of the attention demanded by Christ and His WORD, they you are an idolater. If you claim that Scripture is not FILLED with condemnation of musical instruments used by those "who make the lambs dumb before the slaughter" then you ARE a liar.

pseudēs  lying, false, untrue, of things, Opposite. “alēthēs, ps. logoiHes.Th.229; “muthoi” 
If you do not speak "that which is written for our learning" then you ARE preaching and singing myths and this was always considered lying to fool the fools.

shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.



Rick Atchley's and all of his defenders uses the Burnt Offering for God-Abandoned Israel as the pattern for "instrumental praise" which he says is not God's Command. It might be. God permitted the Jacob-Cursed tribe of Levi to burn goats and children

From the Golden Calf: From the earliest times (c. 4000 BCE), there were triads formed of Enlil, Anu and Enki. The second triad was formed from Ur, moon-god of Ur, Utu sun-god of Sippar, and Nana goddess of Erech (ibid., p. 296). The moon-god of Ur can be identified with Sin. The Semitic term Bel was used among the Babylonian Semites derived from Baal in the same sense as it was used by the other Semites and in addition used it as master or lord (ibid.).

The Israelites rose up in PLAY or musical idolatry at Mount Sinai: the trinity was Osiris, Isis and Hathor: The Canaanites were under Assyro-Babylonian dominance from 3000 to 1700 BCE. Even by circa 1400 BCE, their influence was still so great that all correspondence with Egypt and the Pharaoh was conducted in Babylonian,

The Trinity of Rubel Shelly at Sodom when those who rose up to PLAY attacked.

The Trinity of Rubel Shelly at Sodom when those who rose up to PLAY attacked.

The Egyptian trinity worshipped musically at Mount Sinai.

-Gallus , i, m., = Gallos Strab., 2. (Acc. to II. A., of or belonging to the priests of Cybele; hence, transf.) Of or belonging to the priests of Isis, Gallic: “turma,the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.

-turma  Iliae,id. C. S. 38: cristatae exercitus. Claud. III. Cons. Hon. 133; id. in Ruf. 2, 343: “Alexan dri,Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 64: “feminea,Ov. P. 4, 10, 51: “Gallica,” i. e. of priests of Isis, id. Am. 2, 13, 18.

-Fēmĭnĕus , a, um, adj. id., II. Transf., with an accessory notion of contempt, womanish, effeminate, unmanly: vox, Quint, 1, 11, 1; cf. Ov. A. A. 3, 286: “pectus,Ov. M. 13, 693: “amor praedae,Verg. A. 11, 782: “lunae femineum et molle sidus,Plin. 2, 101, 104, § 223.

Gal 5:12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves! CHRYSOSTOM IDENTIFIES those who drive you out of your homeland:
That by lying about the Spirit OF Christ universal condemnation of music a the MARK of telling God to "Shut your face."
    For they had compelled them to abandon their own fatherland, their liberty, and their heavenly kindred, and to seek an alien and foreign one; they had cast them out of Jerusalem which is above and free, and compelled them to wander forth as captives and emigrants.....But in truth neither the eye nor any other part of us is to blame, but the depraved will only.

    But if you will not allow this, why do you not mutilate the tongue for blasphemy, the hands for rapine, the feet for their evil courses, in short, the whole body?
      For the ear enchanted by the sound of a flute hath often enervated the soul; and the perception of a sweet perfume by the nostrils hath bewitched the mind, and made it frantic for pleasure. Yet this would be extreme wickedness and satanic madness. Note 1.

ALL musical terms speak of enchantment or SORCERY: why else would people LIE about the Bible, lie TO God and lie ABOUT God? A note reads:

Note 1: Paul wishes that the circumcisers would not stop with circumcision but go beyond it to mutilation (make themselves eunuchs) like the priests of Cybele. A severe irony and similar to the one in Philip. iii. 2, 3, where Paul calls the boasters of circumcision “the Concision.” Self mutilation was a recognized form of heathen worship especially in Pessinus in Galatia and therefore quite familiar to the readers. Thus by their glorying in the flesh the Galatians relapsed into their former heathenism,--Schaff and Lightfoot. The Revised Version here has, “would even cut themselves off,” the American Committee has, “would go beyond circumcision.”—G.A.]

These are the DOGS Paul told us NOT to permit into the assembly in Phi 2: that is why worship must be IN THE PLACE of the human spirit and not acted out.

Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters,
        and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
AFTER He had turned them over to worship the starry host. Chris in the Prophets says that Rick Atchley and Mike Cope are WRONG: God never commanded king, kingdom, civil, military or clergy to do HIS work.

In Isaiah 30 the Spirit OF Christ (not another people) identified the MARKS in Sight and Sound affirmed by Mike Cope and Rick Atchley.

And his breath [SPIRIT], as rushing water in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX

Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX

and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm, to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX

For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX

And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and with harp. Isaiah 30:32 LXX

For thou shalt be required before thy time: has it been prepared for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur. Isaiah 30:33 LXX


Theophilus Autolycus II
Chapter XXVIII.-Why Eve Was Formed of Adam's Rib.

Therefore said Adam to Eve, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh." And besides, he prophesied, saying, "For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they two shall be one flesh; " which also itself has its fulfilment in ourselves. For who that marries lawfully does not despise mother and father, and his whole family connection, and all his household, cleaving to and becoming one with his own wife, fondly preferring her? So that often, for the sake of their wives, some submit even to death.

This Eve, on account of her having been in the beginning deceived by the serpent, and become the author of sin, the wicked demon, who also is called Satan, who then spoke to her through the serpent, and who works even to this day in those men that are possessed by him, invokes as Eve. And he is called "demon" and "dragon," on account of his [a0podedrake/nai] revolting from God. For at first he was an angel. And concerning his history there is a great deal to be said; wherefore I at present omit the relation of it, for I have also given an account of him in another place.
        58 Referring to the bacchanalian orgies in which " Eva " was shouted, and which the Fathers professed to believe was an unintentional invocation of Eve, the authoress of all sin.

The word "abomination" is also key to understanding the context. In Hebrew, the word "to 'evah," (abomination) is almost invariably linked to idolatry. In the passages from which both verses are taken, God tells Moses to tell the people not to follow the idolatrous practices of the people around them, people who sacrificed their children to Molech, or who masturbated into the fire to offer their semen to Molech, for example. Chapter 20 starts off with the same warning.

"To 'evah" also means "something which is ritually unclean," not something evil in itself, like rape or theft. Eating pork or having sex during menstruation are ritually unclean.

Worship Androgyny The Pagan Sexual Ideal


Philology at the University of Zurich, comments upon this testimony: “Scholars at one time gave advice not to believe in slander of this sort, but we can hardly be sure. Parallels from initiations elsewhere are not difficult to find.”33 In other words, Burkhardt recognizes that there was something going on related to the cultic nature of the event, not simply a frenzied lack of control.34 Examples of “religiousandrogyny can be found in various forms in Syria and Asia Minor in the third century BC,35 but its clearest and closest expression in that area comes from the Roman Empire at the beginning of the Christian era. It is well documented that the Great Mother under the names of Atargatis or Cybele had androgynous priests, called Galli, who castrated themselves as a permanent act of devotion to the goddess.36 A particular version of the goddess is worshipped under the name of Artemis

from the people of Yahweh (Deut 23:2; cf. cf. Isa 56:3–5) and the command against cross-dressing [equally a pagan cultic common place, as we noted above] (Deut 22:5). Since the context refers to pagan worship activities like child sacrifice to Moloch (18:21; 20:1–5) and the calling of ghosts and spirits (20:6, 27), “religious” homosexual androgyny may well be implied. Further proof is (a) the use of the term tôebâ, translated “abomination” or “detestable custom,” which evokes the notion of pure and impure worship; (b) the reference to both male and female “shrine” prostitution in Deut 23:18; (c) the mention of the “quarters of male shrine prostitutes in the temple of the Lord and where women did weaving for [the goddess] Asherah.” According to Richard J. Pettey, Asherah: Goddess of Israel (American University Studies VII, Vol. 74; New York: Peter Lang, 1990) 25ff., Asherah shows similarities to . For other work on Asherah, see Tilde Binger, “Asherah in Israel [New Translation of Khirbet el-Kom Inscription],” JSOT 9 (1994) 3–18; John Day, “Asherah in the Hebrew Bible and Northwest Semitic Literature,” JBL 105 (1986) 385–408; William G. Dever, “Asherah, consort of Jahweh: New Evidence from Kuntillett Arjrűd,” ASORB 255 (1984) 21–37; Judith M. J. Hadley, “The Fertility of the Flock: The Depersonalization of Astarte in the Old Testament,” in On Reading Prophetic Texts (Leiden: Brill, 1996) 115–133; Othmar Keel, Gods, Goddesses, and Images of God (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1997); Saul M. Olyan, Asherah and the Cult of Jahweh in Israel (SBLM 34; Atlanta: Scholars, 1988); Mark S. Smith, “God Male and Female in the Old Testament: Yahweh and His Asherah,” TS 48 (1987) 333–340 

Pausanias Attica   and Anagyrus a sanctuary of the Mother of the gods. At Cephale the chief cult is that of the Dioscuri, for the in habitants call them the Great gods. [2] At Prasiae is a temple of Apollo

Catullus 63  The worship was orgiastic in the extreme, and was accompanied by the sound of such frenzy-producing instruments as the tympana, cymbala, tibiae, and cornu, and culminated in scourging, self-mutilation, syncope from excitement. and even death from hemorrhage or heart-failure (cf. Lucr. 2.598ff.; Varr. Sat. Men. 131 Büch.ff.; Ov. Fast. 4.179ff.). The worship of the Magna Mater, or Mater Idaea, as she was often called (perhaps from identification with Rhea of the Cretan Mt. Ida rather than from the Trojan Mt. Ida), was introduced into Rome in 205 B.C. in accordance with a Sibylline oracle
In Revelation 17 John warns about the Babylonian Mother of Harlots.
[9] mater: Cybele was the Magna Mater Idaea of the Romans, as well as mater deorum; cf. intr. note; Hymn. Cyb.mētera moi pantōn te theōn, pantōn t' anthrōpōn

[9] tubam Cybelles: as the blare of the tuba is the summons and incitement to warriors, so is the beat of the tympanum to the votaries of Cybele; the phrase is further explained by tua initia .[9] mater: Cybele was the Magna Mater Idaea of the Romans, as well as mater deorum; cf. intr. note; Hymn. Cyb.mētera moi pantōn te theōn, pantōn t' anthrōpōn
[13] pecora: cf. Ov. Ib. 457pecus Magnae Parentis” (mother of the Galli)
In Revelation 18 he warns about the "lusted after fruits." These are the same fruits Amos warned about as the sign that "God had been there and would not pass by again..

Gallus , i, m., = Gallos Strab., A. [select] Galli , ōrum, m., the priests of Cybele, so called because of their raving, a priest of Cybele, Mart. 3, 81; 11, 74; cf. Quint. 7, 9, 2: “resupinati cessantia tympana Galli,Juv. 8, 176.—And satirically (on account of their emasculated condition),
2. (Acc. to II. A., of or belonging to the priests of Cybele; hence, transf.) Of or belonging to the priests of Isis, Gallic: “turma,the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.

"Asherah (symbolized by errect poles with fertility symbols pouring out the top): She is the Queen of Heaven, in other languages and ages identified as Ashtoreth, Athirat, Astarte, and Ishtar. Yahweh, the Hebrew God elevated to become the sole deity , was Her consort.

Her "male" priestesses were known as kelabim, the faithful "dogs" of the Goddess,

who practiced divinatory arts,
danced in processions,
and served as hierodules, qedeshim,
in the company of other priestesses.

Elements of the goddess worship were largely erased in a cultural purge c. 630 BCE by King Yosiah, at the behest of Yahweh's priests, who required supremacy.

Since the Hebrew term, qedeshim, “sacred ones,” parallels the way the Syrian priests (galli ) were described as “holy” (hieroi ), there does seem to be reason to conclude, with Nissinen, that “the qedeshim were thought of as men who had assumed an unusual gender role and thereby expressed their life-long dedication to the deity” (Homoeroticism). Ringgren, Religions 167, mistakenly says that this was the only kind of homoeroticism prohibited by Scripture, for he fails to see the “theological” connection between androgynous homosexuality, “religious” or not, and pagan monism. In other words, there does seem to be some similarity between the assinnu of Mesopotamia and the qedeshim of Canaan. Egyptian goddess worship (Ishtar, Astarte, Isis or Anat) is also evident in Jeremiah 7:18 and 44:17–25—see Robert P. Carroll, Jeremiah: A Commentary (OT Library; Philadelphia: Westminster, 1986) 213 and 734–735.

33Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults (London: Harvard University Press, 1987) 105.

34Richard Seaford, “In the Mirror of Dionysus,” in The Sacred and the Feminine in Ancient Greece (ed. Sue Blundell and Margaret Williamson; London/New York: Routledge, 1998) 133, shows that transvestism functions as a right of passage into the cult of Dionysus. In the cult “females may be like males and males like females” (131). This is because “liminal inversion of identity [is] required for mystic initiation.” Such “confusion” is also seen not merely between male and female but also between “human (or god) and animal, and between living and dead” (132L).

Heredotus II XLVIII To Bacchus [Dionysus], on the eve of his feast, every Egyptian sacrifices a hog before the door of his house, which is then given back to the swineherd by whom it was furnished, and by him carried away.
In other respects the festival is celebrated almost exactly as Bacchic festivals are in Greece, excepting that
the Egyptians have no chorals.
They also use instead of phalli another invention,
consisting of images a cubit high, pulled by strings, which the women carry round to the villages.
A piper goes in front, and the women follow, singing hymns in honour of Bacchus. They give a religious reason for the peculiarities of the image.

35Ibid. 31. See Nissinen, Homoeroticism 149, n. 73.

36See Lucian, De Syria Dea 50–51.

50. On certain days a multitude flocks into the temple, and the Galli in great numbers, sacred as they are, perform the ceremonies of the men and gash their arms and turn their backs to be lashed. 
        Many bystanders play on the pipes the while many beat drums;
        others sing divine and sacred songs. All this performance takes place outside the temple,
        and those engaged in the ceremony enter not into the temple.

51. During these days they are made Galli. As the Galli sing and celebrate their orgies, frenzy falls on many of them and many who had come as mere spectators afterwards are found to have committed the great act. I will narrate what they do. Any young man who has resolved on this action, strips off his clothes, and with a loud shout bursts into the midst of the crowd, and picks up a sword from a number of swords which I suppose have been kept ready for many years for this purpose. He takes it and castrates himself  and then runs wild through the city, bearing in his hands what he has cut off. He casts it into any house at will, and from this house he receives women's raiment and ornaments.  Thus they act during their ceremonies of castration.

Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom [Hieros Gamos]  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.

Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.



Rev. 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls,
          having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Rev. 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,

The FRUITS are the same as the SUMMER BASKETS in Amos
Rev. 18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee,
        and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee,
        and thou shalt find them no more at all.

Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee;
         and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee;
         and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Revelation 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.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Hom. Od. 4.219. Such cunning drugs had the daughter of Zeus, drugs of healing, which Polydamna, the wife of Thon, had given her, a woman of Egypt, for there the earth, the giver of grain, bears greatest store [230] of drugs, many that are healing when mixed, and many that are baneful; there every man is a physician, wise above human kind; for they are of the race of Paeeon. Now when she had cast in the drug, and had bidden pour forth the wine, again she made answer,Then the other Trojan women wailed aloud, but my soul [260] was glad, for already my heart was turned to go back to my home, and I groaned for the blindness that Aphrodite gave me, when she led me thither from my dear native land, forsaking my child and my bridal chamber, and my husband, a man who lacked nothing, whether in wisdom or in comeliness.

Pharmakon  3. enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm, spell,

"Applied to Persian priests or astrologers of Babylon. Pharmakos (g5333) an adjective signifying "devoted to magical arts," is used as a noun, "a sorcerer," especially one who uses drugs, potions, spells, enchantments, Rev 21:8, in the best texts (some have pharmakeus) and 22:15" Vine

pharmakos 1
I. a poisoner, sorcerer, magician, NTest.
II. one who is
sacrificed as an atonement for others, a scape-goat, Ar.; and, since worthless fellows were reserved for this fate, pharmakos became a general name of reproach, id=Ar., DemThey are of the race of Paeon, Apollo, Abaddon,  Apollyon

Paian-ias , ou, ho, A. paean-singer. The physician of the gods, 2. title of Apollo (later as epith., Apollôni Paiani)
Paean, i.e. choral song, addressed to Apollo or Artemis (the burden being ię or iô Paian, v. supr. 1.2),
2. song of triumph after victory,

THAT' why Paul never used a word for external melody:  Psallo in the heart means to TOUCH or PLUCK the heart.

A. singing, chanting, E.Rh.923, etc.
II. chant, choral song, “melōdias poiētēsPl.Lg.935e, cf. 812d; lullaby, ib.790e: generally, music
Plat. Gorg. 513a  and so therefore now, whether it is your duty to make yourself as like as possible to the Athenian people, if you intend to win its affection and have great influence in the city: see if this is to your advantage and mine, so that we may not suffer, my distinguished friend, the fate that they say befalls the creatures who would draw down the moon—the hags of Thessaly;1 that our choice of this power in the city may not cost us all that we hold most dear. But if you suppose that anyone in the world can transmit to you such an art as will cause you

tas Thettalidas: [Th. sophisma a Thessalian trick, E.Ph.1407; ] the Thessalian women were very skilful in sorcery and poisoning. They stood in close relation to the night-goddess Hecate; hence people ascribed to them the power to draw the moon from the heavens. Strepsiades says in Ar. Nub. 749 gunaika pharmakid' ei priamenos Thettalēn | katheloimi nuktōr tēn selēnēn kthe. Cf. Hor. Epod. 5. 45 quae sidera excantata voce Thessala | lunamque caelo deripit. For this, however, the goddess exacted punishment, for Suidas says hai tēn selēnēn kathairousai Thettalides legontai tōn ophthalmōn kai tōn paidōn (v. l.podōn) steriskesthai. eirētai epi tōn heautois ta kaka epispōmenōn paroimia. Cf. also Plin. N. H. XXX. I. 2 (6). Aristophanes' designation of them under the name pharmakis

1.2.5 The tribes of female flute-players,1 quacks, vagrants, mimics, blackguards;2 all this set is sorrowful and dejected on account of the death of the singer Tigellius; for he was liberal [toward them]. On the other hand, this man, dreading to be called a spendthrift, will not give a poor friend [5] wherewithal to keep off cold and pinching hunger. If you ask him why he wickedly consumes the noble estate of his grandfather and father in tasteless gluttony, buying with borrowed money all sorts of dainties;

1Ambubaiarum , "Women who played on the flute."  “[ambubajarum ministeria,”]  It is derived from a Syrian word; for the people of that country usually excelled in this instrument. “Pharmacopolae is a general name for all who deal in spices, essence, and perfumes.

2Mendici, mimae, balatrones . The priests of Isis and Cybele were beggars by profession, and under the vail of religion were often guilty of the most criminal excesses. Mimae were players of the most debauched and dissolute kind; and balatrones, in general, signifies all scoundrels, buffoons, and parasites, who had their name, according to the old commentator, from Servilius Balatro. “Balatrones hoc genus omne”, for omne hoc balatronum genus, is a remarkable sort of construction.

Jesus CAST OUT the minstrels LIKE DUNG. Here is what he thought of them:

They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept Lu.7:32

Agora (g58) ag-or-ah'; from ageĺiro, (to gather; prob. akin to 1453); prop. the town-square (as a place of public resort); by impl. a market or thoroughfare: - market (-place), street

THESE will be identified as the SECTARIAN HYPOCRITES of preachers who just PERFORM but are not faithful, singers, musicians, "theater builders and stage managers," grinders (prostitutes) one and all.

The  Old Jerusalem as the Pattern for Instrumental "Worship" is defined as the Mother of Harlots and Sodom.

Is. 1:10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
          Rev. 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city,
          which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
Is. 1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD:
         I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts;
         and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
Is. 1:12 When ye come to appear before me,
         who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
Is. 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths,
        the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

Is. 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

Many Biblical scholars[45] and theologians point out that although Rome was the prevailing pagan power in the 1st century when the Book of Revelation was written, the symbolism of the whore of Babylon refers not to an invading infidel of foreign power, but to an apostate false queen, a former "bride" who has been unfaithful and who, even though she has been divorced and cast out because of unfaithfulness, continues to falsely claim to be the "queen" of the spiritual realm.[46][47][48] This symbolism did not fit the case of Rome at the time. Proponents of this view suggest that the "seven mountains" in Rev 17:9 are the seven hills on which Jerusalem stands and the "fall of Babylon" in Rev 18 is the fall and destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD[49] The dress of the whore of Babylon is similar to the Jerusalem High Priest (Exodus 28:6).

Several Old Testament prophets referred to Jerusalem as being a spiritual harlot and a mother of such harlotry (Isaiah 1:21; Jeremiah 2:20; Jeremiah 3:1–11; Ezekiel 16:1–43; Ezekiel 23, Galatians 4:25). Some of the these Old Testament prophecies as well as the warnings in the New Testament concerning Jerusalem are in fact very close to the text concerning Babylon in Revelation, suggesting that John may well have actually been citing those prophecies in his description of Babylon.[50]

For example, in Matthew 23:34–37 and Luke 11:47–51, Jesus himself assigned all of the bloodguilt for the killing of the prophets and of the saints (of all time) to the Pharisees of Jerusalem, and, in Revelation 17:6 and 18:20,24, almost identical phrasing is used in charging that very same bloodguilt to Babylon. This is also bolstered by Jesus' statement that "it's not possible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem." (Luke 13:33).[51]

Rev 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain,
        and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem,
        descending out of heaven from God,

The Spiritual Jerusalem is the Church (Ekklesia, Synagogue) of Christ

Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field,
        and Jerusalem shall become heaps,
        and the mountain of the house as the high places [pagan worship] of the forest.
Micah 4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass,
        that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains,
        and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
Micah 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob;
        and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths:
        for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Zechariah 14:8 And in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem,
        half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.

In Isaiah 50 denouncing all of the Civil-Military-Clergy which had been ABANDONED, He prophesied of those who SMITE and PLUCK Him in a violent and sexual lway.

Isa 50:5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear,
        and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.

Isa 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, 
        and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair:
        I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Isaiah 50.6 [6] corpus meum dedi percutientibus et genas meas vellentibus faciem meam non averti ab increpantibus et conspuentibus


Per-cŭtĭo  Carries the always-violent message of Psallo
(With the idea of the verb predominating.) To strike, beat, hit, smite, shoot, etc. (cf.: ico, pulso, ferio).

I. (With the notion of the per predominating.) To strike through and through, to thrust or pierce through (syn.: percello, transfigo).
Pulso.  Of military engines. Of musical instruments: “chordas digitis et pectine eburno,to strike, play upon, Verg. A. 6, 647: “chelyn,Val. Fl. 1, 139: “pectine nervos,Sil. 5, 463: “cymbala,Juv. 9, 62.—Of things: “pulsant arva ligones,Ov. Am. 3, 10, 31; id. M. 11, 529: “nervo pulsante sagittae,Verg. G. 4, 313.
        Always Violent: A. In gen., to urge or drive on, to impel, to set in violent motion,
        to move
, agitate, disturb, disquiet:—

Pello, Always Violent: 1. To drive out or away, to thrust or turn out, expel, banish; esp. milit., to drive back, discomfit, rout the enemy (freq. and class.; syn.: fugo, elimino, deicio)
         4. Of a musical instrument, to strike the chords, play: “nervi pulsi,struck,
 Cic. Brut. 54, 199
: “lyra pulsa manu,Ov. M. 10, 205; cf.: “classica pulsa,” i. e. blown
In Particular b. To strike, play a musical instrument (poet.): “lyram,Ov. Am. 3, 12, 40; Val. Fl. 5, 100.—

Ov. Am. 3.12 Elegy XII: He complains that the praises he has bestowed on his mistress in his verses, have occasioned him many rivals.

In Isaiah 55 the Water of the Word is free and you must NOT spend your money on what is not bread because.   there will NOT and CAN NOT be traders in the house of the Lord.

In Isaiah 58 the Spirit OF Christ outlawed seeking our own pleasure or SPEAKING OUR OWN WORDS.

In Psalm 41 and especially the preserved copy at the Dead Sea defines in agonizing details how Satan would attack.

The War Rules specificially shows how to perform the ALARM along with the HOLOCAUST.
DSS: "The priests shall blow the trumpets of massacre, and
the Levites and all the blowers of the ram's horn
.........shall sound a battle alarm,
.........and the foot soldiers shall stretch out their hands against the host...
and at the sound of the alarm
.........they shall begin to bring down the slain.
All the people shall cease their clamor,
.........but the priests shall continue blow the trumpets of massacre."  - War Scroll
As a MARK of a Church of Christ or A School of the Word there are and CANNOT be merchants or traders.

Zech 14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.

Kennaniy (h3669) ken-ah-an-ee'; patrial from 3667; a Kenaanite or inhabitant of Kenaan; by impl. a pedlar (the Canaanites standing for their neighbors the Ishmaelites, who conducted mercantile caravans): - Canaanite, merchant, trafficker.

Kasday (h3779) kas-dah'ee; corresp. to 3778; a Chald an or inhab. of Chalda; by impl. a Magian or professional astrologer: - Chaldean

Musica , ae, and mu-si(ce- , e-s, f., = mousikę, the art of music, music; acc. to the notions of the ancients, also every higher kind of artistic or scientific culture or pursuit: musicam Damone aut Aristoxeno tractante? ,i. e. comic and dramatic poetry,   musice antiquis temporibus tantum venerationis habuit, 

Similar meaning and Peter outlawed private interpretation or further expounding.

Exe-ge-tice , es, f., = exęgętikę, the art of interpretation, exegesis,
Exēg-ētikos 2. [select] explanatory
- , e-s, f., = magikę (sc. technę), the magic art, magic, sorcery
, ae, f., = mageia, the science of the Magi, magic, sorcery (post-class.),  
, hę, theology of the Magians, m. hę Zôroastrou Pl.Alc.1.122a .  He may have been, however, an ecstatic priest-singer, or zaotar, who used special techniques (especially intoxication) to achieve a trance.
Rev. 22:3 And there shall be no more curse
        but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

2 Co.1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience,
        that in simplicity and godly sincerity,
        not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God,
        we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to youward.

2 Cor 1:12 gar kaukhēsis hēmōn hautē estin, to marturion tēs suneidēseōs hēmōn, hoti en hagiotēti kai eilikrinia tou theou, kai ouk en sophia sarkikē all' en khariti theou, anestraphēmen en kosmō, perissoterōs de pros humas:

: the foregoing personified, as wife of Hephaestus, Il. 18.382.—Pl., Kharites, the Graces, handmaids of Aphrodīte, Il. 5.338, Il. 14.267, Il. 17.51, Od. 6.18, Od. 18.194.

, Ion. -, h(, prop.A.cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, as in carpentry, tektonos, hos rha te pasēs eu eidē s. Il.15.412; of the Telchines, Pi.O.7.53; entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32 1d; of Daedalus and Palamedes, X.Mem.4.2.33, cf. 1.4.2; in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8, etc.; in driving, Pl. Thg.123c; in medicine or surgery, Pi.P.3.54; in divination, S.OT 502 (lyr.); “dusthanatōn hupo sophias eis gēras aphiketoPl.R.406b; s. dēmēgorikē, dikanikē, ib.365d; peri Homērou s. Id.Ion 542a; “ou sophia alla phusei poieinId.Ap.22b; “sēmainontes tēn s . . ., hoti aretē tekhnēs estinArist.EN1141a12: rare in pl., Pi.O.9.107, Ar.Ra.676 (lyr.), IG12.522 (vase, v B.C.).

2Cor. 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God:
        but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

17 ou gar esmen hōs hoi polloi kapēleuontes ton logon tou theou, all' hōs ex eilikrinias, all' hōs ek theou katenanti theou en Khristō laloumen.

kapēl-euō ,
A. to be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade, Hdt.1.155, 2.35, Isoc.2.1, Nymphod.21, IG11(2).161 A16 (Delos, iii B. C.), BGU1024 vii 23 (iv A. D.); di' apsukhou boras sitois kapēleu' drive a trade, chaffer with your vegetable food, E.Hipp.953.
Hdt. 1.155 [3]
Cyrus was told how to NEUTER males:

“O King, what you say is reasonable. But do not ever yield to anger, or destroy an ancient city that is innocent both of the former and of the present offense. For the former I am responsible, and bear the punishment on my head; while Pactyes, in whose charge you left Sardis, does this present wrong; let him, then, pay the penalty.
        [4] Grant, then, forgiveness to the Lydians,
        and to
make sure of their never rebelling against thee, or alarming thee more,
        send and
forbid them to keep any weapons of war,
                  command them
to wear tunics under their cloaks, and to put buskins upon their legs,
......        ....and make them bring up their sons to cithern-playing (Kitharizein), singing (psallein),
...        .......and shop-keeping (Hucksterism).  So wilt thou soon see them become women instead of men,
                  and there will be no more fear of their revolting from thee

II. c. acc., sell by retail, “ton herpinHippon.51.
2. metaph., k. ta prēgmata, of Darius, Hdt.3.89; k. ta mathēmata sell learning by retail, hawk it about, Pl. Prt.313d; “k. ton logon tou theou2 Ep.Cor.2.17; so eoiken ou kapēleusein makhēn will not peddle in war, i. e. fight half-heartedly, A.Th. 545; “k. Khariti tēn amoibēnEpicur.Sent.Vat.39; k. tēn politeian traffic in grants of citizenship, D.C.60.17; k. tēs hōras anthos or tēn hōran, of prostitutes, Ph.2.394,576; eirēnēn pros Rhōmaious Khrusiou k. Hdn.6.7.9; tukhē kapēleuousa . . ton bion playing tricks with life, corrupting it, AP9.180 (Pall.).

Rev 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

Rev 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

Rev 21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

Rev 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Rev 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

Rev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

Rev 21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

Rev 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

Rev 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

Rev 21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

THOSE WHO WILL BE OUTSIDE OF THE KINGDOM: of Lucifer the singing and harp-playing prostitute in the garden of Eden and the End time church:

You will notice that Lucifer has REPLACED two of the stones with musical instruments.
Ezekiel 28.13  in deliciis paradisi Dei fuisti omnis lapis pretiosus operimentum tuum sardius topazius et iaspis chrysolitus et onyx et berillus sapphyrus et carbunculus et zmaragdus aurum opus decoris tui et foramina tua in die qua conditus es praeparata sunt
fŏrāmen , ĭnis, n. id., I. an opening or aperture produced by boring, a hole (rare but class.): neque porta neque ullum foramen erat, qua posset eruptio fieri, outlet, Sisenn. ap. Non. 113, 27: “foramina parietum et fenestrarum,Col. 9, 15, 10: inventa sunt in eo (scuto) foramina CCXXX., * Caes. B. C. 3, 53, 4: “tibia tenuis simplexque foramine pauco,Hor. A. P. 203; Ov. M. 4, 122: “alii (scarabei) focos crebris foraminibus excavant,Plin. 11, 28, 34, § 98: foramina illa, quae patent ad animum a corpore (shortly before, viae quasi quaedam sunt ad oculos, ad aures perforatae; and: quasi fenestrae sint animi), * Cic. Tusc. 1, 20, 47.

Tībĭa , ae, f.,
I. the large shin-bone, tibia (cf. sura).
I. Lit.: “alterum (os) a priore parte positum, cui tibiae nomen est,Cels. 8, 1 fin.: “et in crure (recedit) tibia a surā,id. 8, 11.—

That describes the Lucifer worship: she/he/it was the singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden of Eden.

 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot. Isa 23:15

Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered. Isa 23:16

And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the Lord will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth. Isa 23:17

Lucifer is ZOE in her modern incarnation while HALAL is the "praise" song of David making himself vile.

Rev 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it:
        for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

2Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
        are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
        through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
        that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
        having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2Peter 1:17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory,
        when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory,
        This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
2Peter 1:18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard,
        when we were with him in the holy mount.
2Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
        whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
        until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
2Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Epilusis (g1955)ep-il'-oo-sis; from 1956; explanation, i.e. application: - interpretation.
Epiluo (g1956) ep-ee-loo'-o; from 1909 and 3089; to solve further, i.e. (fig.) to explain, decide: - determine, expound.

Epi-lusis  A. release from, e. phobôn [fear] didou A.Th.134 (lyr.): abs., exemption from banishment, [purgatory?]. The word dissertio also carries the idea of trying to REMOVE fear by explaining away any worry about keeping laws.
2. . solution, “sophismatōnS.E.P.2.246; explanation, 2 Ep.Pet.1.20,
3089 luō loo'-o A primary verb; to “loosen” (literally or figuratively):—break (up), destroy, dissolve, (un-) loose, melt, put off.

Sophisticus    I. sophistic, sophistical; res admodum insidiosa et sophistica, neque ad veritates magis quam ad captiones reperta, Gell. 18, 2, 6: “ostentatio,sophistically: “interpretari legem et cavillari,

Interpret the a law in a mocking manner

Ostentatio  I. In gen., a showing, exhibition, display, A. An idle show, vain display, pomp, parade, ostentationB.A false, deceitful show, pretence, simulation, deception,  Captivus Simulation  under pretence of a divine command\
, a, um, adj. captus, capio, A. Of men, taken prisoner, captive. Taken by force 

Cavillor I.a. [cavilla], to practise jeering or mocking; or (act.) to censure, criticise; to satirize in jest or earnest, to jest, etc. (syn.: jocari, ludere, illudere).  II. Meton., to reason captiously, to use sophisms, to quibble
Sophos A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238
A Merchant Class will not, can not, be in a Church of Christ. The command is to "use one mind and one mouth" to teach that which is written for our learning." (Romans 15)
2Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:
        but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

1Peter 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

A Church of Christ is A School (only) of Christ (only): Elders are commanded to teach that which has been taught. The command is to PREACH the Word by READING the Word.  This is the ONLY way you can aid the Church:

Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
In prophecy the church will be like a Safe House to escape what these people want to IMPOSE to keep from working.

Rev 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it:
        and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

Rev 21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

Rev 21:26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

Rev 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth,
        neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie:
        but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers,
        and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.


Galatians 5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision,
        why do I yet suffer persecution?
        then is the offence of the cross ceased.

Galatians 5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

John Chrysostom understood Paul's message.

Chrysostom's Commentary on Galatians:

Galatians 5:1.-"With freedom did Christ set us free; stand fast therefore.115 ."
Ver. 12.
"I would that they which unsettle you would even cut themselves off." And he says well "that unsettle you."
"A man that is heretical after the first and second admonition refuse." (Tit. iii: 10) If they will,
let them not only be circumcised, but mutilated.
Where then are those who dare to mutilate themselves; seeing that they draw down the Apostolic curse, and accuse the workmanship of God, and take part with the Manichees? ... But if you will not allow this, why do you not mutilate the tongue for blasphemy, the hands for rapine, the feet for their evil courses, in short, the whole body?
For the ear enchanted by the sound of a flute hath often enervated the soul;
and the perception of a sweet perfume by the nostrils hath bewitched the mind, and made it frantic for pleasure .

A. Based on the words Paul uses pointed to the emasculated priests of the mother goddess, 

Catullus,Carmina 63     Notes
Thy timbrel, Mother Cybele, the firstings of thy rite,
And as her tender finger-tips on bull-back hollow rang
She rose a-grieving and her song to listening comrades sang.

"Up Gallae, hie together, haste for Cybele's deep grove,
Hie to the Dindymnean dame, ye flocks that love to rove;
The which affecting stranger steads as bound in exile's brunt
My sect pursuing led by me have nerved you to confront

The raging surge of salty sea and ocean's tyrant hand
As your hate of Venus' [ZOE] hest your
manly forms unmann'd,
Gladden your souls, ye mistresses, with sense of error bann'd.
Drive from your spirits dull delay, together follow ye
To hold of Phrygian goddess, home of Phrygian Cybebe,
Where loud the cymbal's voice resounds with timbrel-echoes blending,
And where the Phrygian piper drones grave bass from reed a-bending,

Where toss their ivy-circled heads with might the Maenades
Where ply mid shrilly lullilooes the holiest mysteries,
Where to fly here and there be wont the she-god's vaguing train,
Thither behoves us lead the dance in quick-step hasty strain."
Hdt. 1.155 [3]  “O King, what you say is reasonable. But do not ever yield to anger, or destroy an ancient city that is innocent both of the former and of the present offense. For the former I am responsible, and bear the punishment on my head; while Pactyes, in whose charge you left Sardis, does this present wrong; let him, then, pay the penalty.
        [4] Grant, then, forgiveness to the Lydians,
        and to
make sure of their never rebelling against thee, or alarming thee more,
        send and
forbid them to keep any weapons of war,
                  command them
to wear tunics under their cloaks, and to put buskins upon their legs,
......        ....and make them bring up their sons to cithern-playing (Kitharizein), singing (psallein),
...        .......and shop-keeping (Hucksterism).  So wilt thou soon see them become women instead of men,
                   and there will be no more fear of their revolting from thee

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