Together for Greater Ministry Impact '04Revised 5.20.13 Together for Greater Ministry Impact '04 REVIEW sponsored in part by Pepperdine University : Blueprint Tour, Ministry Impact '04. Victor Knowles, Milton Jones. Before you join you should review their universally distorted view of instrumental music as "worship." I have posted some of the KEY SCHOLARS to prove that they have no concern for the facts of the Bible or history.
When the NACC speaks of UNITY they mean, "Since you are such legalists for obeying the direct command for the synagogue or Church in the wilderness onward" against any vocal or instrumental rejoicing including rhetoric or anything the preacher says beyond obeying the direct command, approves examples and necessary inferences for centuries of church history" WE want to unity by Infiltrating and diverting YOUR property and flock into OUR fold and then we will have unity.
When Rick Atchley speaks of unity he means We took your youth to hear christian bands to teach them to leave our movement. That would be fine if you did not intend to sow massive discord and lie TO God and ABOUT God and 2,000 years of faithful Disciples of Christ who attend the SCHOOL of Christ and do not engage in ceremonial legalism.
SEE RICK ATCHLEY ON INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.
See David Young intent on confiscating another church and proof that this is fulfilled prophecy at these end times: the MARK of the BEAST is musical performance and the beast is "a new style of music or drama" and the IDOL is the REPRESENTING imagined facts by the use of rhetoric, singing or music..
Christian Standard Interview with Rick Atchley
The Christian Standard and the NACC has hitched its hopes for UNITY by pushing the use of Instrumental Music (called noise by God) understanding that from the beginning it would sow massive discord but add "body" count to the commercial side of religion. Isaac Errett mocked denominational unity or harmony and said that it had no meaning outside a local assembly. Any Disciples of the Word can prove that all of the "instrument" proof texts turn into lies because there is no need or desire to understand that ALL of the contexts mark instruments as the CAUSE or RESULT of refusing to listen to God when He offered them The Book of The Covenant of Grace and they rejected it by mocking Him with vocal and instrumental rejoicing (outlawed for the Church of Christ -- the Rock -- in the wilderness).
NACC 2013 Victorius using Rick Atchley perhaps to boast of being victorious.
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: that split the east from the west churches and history is filled with records of people imposing musicj. Music derived from mystery meant in all paganism including the sacrificial systems "making the lambs dumb before the slaughter." Jesus identified the doctors of the law as "taking away the key to knowledge." He called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: in the Ezekiel 33 version marked for avoidance "self-speakers, singers and talented instrument players." The MARK in several Old Testament versions is "we will NOT speak that for which we take away the living of widows and honest workers:
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 PATTER of foundation:
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.
THE ONLY MEANING OF LITERAL WORSHIP:
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 masters 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.2.121WORSHIP IS ALSO IS USED FOR THE LYING WONDERS OF PSEUDO PERFORMERS BELIEVING THAT THEY ARE A GOD.
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 Scriptures, 2 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;
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 theōn E.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 kala Id.Grg.447a; of epideictic orators, Arist.Rh.1391b26; of a musician, Ael.VH9.36: c. part., e. hupertheōn Pl.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 houseTHE END OF THE ROAD FOR MUSICAL DISCORDERS WITH OR WITHOUT MACHINES
Mouseios , on, Aeol. Moisaios , a, on, (Mousa)
A. of or belonging to the Muses, hedra E.Ba.410 (lyr.); Moisaion harma the car of Poesy, Pi.I.8 (7).67; lithos M. a monument of song, Id.N.8.47. II. musical, kelados AP9.372.
Eur. Ba. 410 ChorusMouseion , to/,
Would that I could go to Cyprus, the island of Aphrodite, where the Loves, who soothe  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,  to Pieria, beautiful seat of the Muses, the holy slope of Olympus. There are the Graces, there is Desire; there it is  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  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  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,  for he did not restrain his youth, keeping it hidden in his pocket1and ignorant of fine deeds.
Pind. N. 8  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  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  makes hardship painless. Truly, the song of victory existed long ago, even before the quarrel arose between Adrastus and the race of Cadmus.
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 mouseia Ar.Ra. 93; to Numphōn nama te kai m. logōn Pl.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;
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.
Ex-Church of Christ Blueprint Church of Christ
Lynn Anderson Psallo justifies Instrumental Music and sowing of Discord. This is just a small number of false teachings cused at Oak Hills Church (Ex Church of Christ). The plan was for quiet strings in an extra room: this has sowed massive discord and now arrived it its planned destination of a full Rock and Roll performance. The ex-congregation just stands in shock and awe. Rick Atchley promised not to "have instrumental music on Sunday until Jesus returned" but being post modern that meant what he REALLY thought inside."Getting IM into a Church of Christ has failed in over 90% [only about 10 out of 13,000] of the supported efforts by the Christian Church. Concerted efforts by Christian Churches is to place preachers into Churches of Christ as visiting teachers from time to time. Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, TX is one of the targets of the Christian Churches. In reality the preachers and leaders of the Churches of Christ who allow this have their sympathies with the Christian Church and are wolves enter in among the Churches of Christ.Because Terry Rush is touted in freeing people from the OLDEN BIBLE, we note a review of his comments about instrumental music which totally repudiates ALL of the Bible, the actions of Jesus Christ and all known history. Very rough notes but lots of links for those ready to quit enabling false and delusional preachers of discord.
Their objective is to 'steal' established congregation and become part of the Christian Church movement. Several years ago when the Richland Hills church was going through bankruptcy, debts of over $3,000,000 (not sure of the exact amount), Rick would not have attempted to bring in IM. Nor make the open change to the Christian Church. Now that the church has enjoyed having hugh debts wiped off the books, he brings in IM.
The Purpose Driven Cults insists that you get the new property, change the bylaws and get the finances in order and THEN you pounce and confess that you have been diverting their "gifts to the Lord' to satisfy their own lust.
This should come as no supprise. Rick has always promoted the Christian Church above the Church of Church, and the hard working people who have been paying his paycheck. One example of his loyalty to the Christian Church can be gleamed from the link below.
America's Largest A Cappella Church to Host Second-Annual Ministry Impact Conference
Fort Worth's Richland Hills Church of Christ, the largest a cappella congregation in America, is making good on Minister Rick Atchley's promise to seek unity between churches of Christ and Christian churches by preparing to welcome hundreds of leaders to Ministry Impact '05: GO.
In Fact, Rick Atchley's church has SHRUNK from 6,400 to about 3,600 since the HOSTILE TAKEOVER by the NACC began.
FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) September 4, 2005 -- Following the success of last years Ministry Impact conference at Crossroads Christian Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, Provision Ministry Group has announced that Ministry Impact 05: GO" will be held at the Richland Hills Church of Christ in Fort Worth, October 26-28.
Over 300 Christian leaders attended Ministry Impact 04, and as many as 500 ministers and elders are expected for this years event, which is being hosted by the largest a cappella church of Christ congregation in America.
Ministry Impact is the only conference of its kind, designed to train and inspire leaders from the independent Christian churches and a cappella churches of Christ. Other conferences have focused on the topic of unity between the two groups, which were formally separated in 1906
That's a lie: The Christian church did not exist until beginning in 1927 and ending in 1971.
but Ministry Impact is not a unity" event; its a united event. It is a one-of-a-kind, once-a-year opportunity for Christian church and church of Christ leaders to come together for ministry training.
Since 1906 believers from both streams of the Restoration Movement have written papers, preached sermons and hosted debates on the subject of unity between the churches of Christ and Christian churches. After nearly 100 years of talking about unity and praying about unity, Ministry Impact provides ministry leaders with an opportunity simply to be united. This years conference theme, GO," was inspired by Christs Great Commission in the gospel of Matthew.
Rick Atchley, senior minister at the Richland Hills Church of Christ, made his support for unity clear when he spoke at the 2003 North American Christian Convention an event primarily attended by Christian Church members. There he told nearly 10,000 cheering attendees, I plan to devote the second half of my life to seeing reconciliation among the a cappella and instrumental churches of Christ and Christian churches."
Rick Atchley added a Sabbath Instrumental "service" and promised that instruments would not be added on Sunday until Jesus returns. However, that was then and now is now and he did REALLY mean that.Now Atchley and the church he serves are making good on his promise by preparing to welcome hundreds of Christians both from a cappella churches like their own and churches from which they have long been estranged. By doing so, they hope to become more successful at fulfilling the commission that inspired this years conference: Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. And ADDING instruments if you want unity.
1. Tom Burgess in Documents on Instrumental Music reviewed. Psallo and Instrumental Music: Proofs do not prove anything but the "music-homosexuality" connection. See more on Strabo's definition of the worship of Apollo or Abaddon or Apollyon: his MUSES are the locusts or musical performers in the book of revelation.
2. Tom Burgess More Review of Plutarch: if Psallo authorizes "church music" it authorizes a homosexual gatherings.
3. Tom Burgess on Moralia confirms the "Music-Heresy-Perversion" connection which has no historical exception. 10/20/04
4. Tom Burgess on John Chrysostom: are the anti-instrumentalists ignorant rurals? 10/21/04 What about Paul and Martin Luther and John Calvin and Zwingli and--everyone who believed the Bible as authority.
THE PROOF TEXTS POINTED TO AS AUTHORITY TO DELIBERATELY SOW DISCORD AND ATTEMPT TO UNITE BY VICTORY OVER TRUTH IS THAT 100% OF THE TIME THE "MUSICAL" REFERENCES ATTACH TO "RELIGIOUS" PROSTITUTION AND HOMOSEXUALITY.
Ancient literature from Babylonian tablets and beyond agree with Johannes Quasten. In Music and Worship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, beginning on page 41 He uses many of the church Fathers and Classical resources we also rely upon:
"Philodemus considered it paradoxical that music should be regarded as veneration of the gods while musicians were paid for performing this so-called veneration. Again, Philodemus held as self deceptive the view that music mediated religious ecstasy. He saw the entire condition induced by the noise of cymbals and tambourines as a disturbance of the spirit.
He found it significant that, on the whole, only women and effeminate men fell into this folly.
Accordingly, nothing of value could be attributed to music; it was no more than a slave of the sensation of pleasure, which satisfied much in the same way that food and drink did.
Similar opinions may be found in the writings of Philo. On one occasion he spoke of the Jewish "Feast of Fasting," used by the Greeks for the Day of Atonement:
"Now, many a man from the false religions, which are not ashamed of criticising what is noble, will ask: how can there be a feast without carousing and overeating, without the pleasant company of hosts and guests, without quantities of unmixed wine, without richly set tables and highly stacked provisions of everything that pertains to a banquet, without pageantry and jokes,
bantering and merry-making to the accompaniment of flutes and citharas, the sound of drums and cymbals and other effeminate and frivolous music of every king,
enkindling unbridled lusts with the help of the sense of hearing. For in and through the same [pleasures] those persons openly seek their joy, for what true joy is their they do not know.
Women's singing was a vital part of all pagan worship. In very early times women became priestly singers of the gods in the temple.
"Women and girls from the different ranks of society were proud to enter the service of the gods as singers and musicians. The understanding of this service was universal: these singers constituted the 'harem of the gods'." (End of Quasten)
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. Deuteronomy 8:17
And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. Deuteronomy 8:19
Like the nations the LORD destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 8:20
"Of particular interest is the way that early modern playwrights, music theorists, and theater apologists addressed this conflated language of the "enemy," by echoing the same connections between sexuality and playing found in the most virulent antitheatrical tracts. As this paper will demonstrate, by "playing" with the conflated language, these writers defended their art,
justifying their existence in a society that was both seduced and repulsed by them. By claiming the polemical antitheatrical language, these players escaped from the ideological margins to which their opponents had tried to relegate them.Using the artifices of mimesis (imitation) and comedy they pointed out and
defused their opponents' anxieties about music, theater, and sexuality, creating a space for players in the cultural mainstream." Resource
Thomas Campbell's proposal for many reforms in the church included the name THE CHURCH OF CHRIST or THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. The Stoneites influenced out of the O'Kelly movement picked the name of CHRISTIAN (the name of a believer) for the name of the BODY of Christ. The Reformers or Disciples later called themselves after a name already in use as The Church of Christ.
The was never A UNITY between these groups because the churches of Christ had no denominational organization to unite to the Stoneites which did. These groups had a radically different view of the Bible, faith and practice and influenced many groups. UNITY was applauded by those who didn't even know what the others believed. Maybe it had something to do with a "budget."
"As a matter of fact only one church in 1870 in Memphis had adopted an organ and there were only six churches in Tennessee at the turn of the century. The leading Southern writer, David Lipscomb, did not see it as important at the time.
Lipscomb wrote as late as 1878 that:
"We do not think anyone has ever claimed authority from Scriptures to use the organ in worship. They only claim it is not condemned. It is used as an assister in worship...Prayer, praise, thanksgiving and making melody in the heart (mind) unto the Lord are acts of worship ordained of God, but no authority do we find for for the organ." (Sounding Brass and Clanging Cymbals, J. E. Choate and William Woodson". (p. 78)
Therefore, is is deceiving to claim to be RE-uniting a SECT which was never in organic or theological unity. The dividing of individual churches of Christ broke the unity when leaders brought mechanical instruments into the assembly to ASSIST the worship. Churches of Christ normally had to desert their own property to escape what Luther called the ensign or MARK OF BAAL and most scholarship rejected as being pagan, paganizing and destroying the ability of the church to function as A School of the Bible.
Ultra liberal Christian churches intend to "unite" but on their own terms. While claiming just the ability to AFFIRM one another or even confess to having DISCORDED the church by refusing to be dominated by instruments, the result in a tiny number of churches of Christ has been to add choirs but under the misnomer of Musical Worship Teams which Rubel Shelly promises can help "lead you into the presence of God." Most conservative Christian churches do not want and will not tolerate new additions who will continue to teach AGAINST instruments. It is something like a WOLF planning to unite with a LAMB.Click to see Victor Knowles and the usual misrepresentation of churches of Christ.
PURCHASE WORSHIP SOFTWARE HERE, THEY BLAB. I told my preacher that if he just handed out the 'software' copy I could come to church, get a copy and return home.
See that the Stone Campbell Movement is a new SECTARIAN movement turning the facts upside down.
Note that the Christian churches changed with time but still retains the charismatic view which surfaced at Cane Ridge, Kentucky in the form of physical and mental breakdowns which are quite identical to ancient and modern devil worship. This involved a direct involvement of the separate "holy spirit person" who guided one into the still-retained views of John Calvin but clearly Calvinism which did not originate with Calvin.
The churches of Christ have never been "spasmotic" and grasped that SPIRITUAL meant RATIONAL or of the human spirit or mind.
J. F. Burnett proves that Barton W. Stone never ceased to be a member of the Christian church which opposed in may issues the Reformers, Disciples of Christ or churches of Christ whose core beliefs were articulated (but not originated) the views of a large majority of religious people.
The Stone Campbell sectarians attempt to guide both conservative Christian churches and very liberal churches of Christ back to an extremeism which the majority will never accept.
This movement has solicited several unbiblical preachers of churches of Christ (who pay them for what they don't receive). Several of these participants have their own COMMERCIAL TRAFFICKING businesses and some are very CULTISH.
Lynn Anderson of Hope Network is in Max Lucado's area: both are advocates of Promise Keepers which is a cult. They work with conservative churches in the area without the elder's permission to give credibility to their effort to move churches into a form of the Christian Church which the conservative Christian churches have to worry about.See Holy Entertainment and Pagan Parallels: reviewing Lynn Anderson
See more neo-pagan parallels in the new STONE-CAMPBELL urge to return to the High Places of Cane Ridge.
Seeking to reunite or How to SELL OUT your Church? Rick Atchley, Rubel Shelly, Mike Cope and Randy Harris do not represent the so-called a cappella church of Christ. Their goal is to build 5500 Christian churches. See our index of Rubel Shelly Sermon Reviews. These people do not have the obstacle of having to defend the Epistles of the Apostles who are written off as divided and divisive.
These "unity" movements always seem to be a venue to TRAFFICK schemes, bookings or books. The effect is to SOW DISCORD within churches which WILL NOT accept instrumental music AS worship. Indeed, the "Sectarians" who discorded the early churches tried to scam the judge in Newbern, Tennessee by confessing that IF instruments became part of the "worship" then it would be SINFUL. They were not slick enough to convince the judge that instruments were just to AID the worship. However, worship is GIVING HEED to God in Christ by "giving attendance to the public reading of His Word." There is nothing you can do in a human performance sense which does not obey the "Lucifer principle" to bleed off worship due only to a Holy Spirit God Who WILL NOT accept worship which does not take place in the human spirit devoted to the truth. The new PLACE is the human heart or spirit.
The Christian Chronicle as the official ORGAN of the people trying to subvert people into instrumental "worship" has had to confess that--after the most divisive period in our history--onlu 5 out of more than 1300 congregations have added instruments. Even then, it is in some shady extra-worship service event which they dub THE THIRD SERVICE.
In the true church of Christ on earth there is NO MOVEMENT to divide or UNITE. Jesus Christ died to build an EKKLESIA and that is not a HIGH FINANCED CHURCH PLANT which is a burden laden upon people just like the temple in Jerusalem. The church of Christ or church of God in Christ has always existed. In the 19th century Barton W. Stone attempted to reproduce a METHODIST form of charismatic experience. That included a mind-control form of preaching and singing. The GOAL was to push people into some kind of MANTIC expression known as "prophesying" in the pagan world. At that time he believed that the external effects on the body was proof of the Holy Spirit acting upon the people. He came to acknowledge that this was not true.
Men like Thomas Campbell came out of the reformed Presbyterian movement in Scotland. That movement included open fellowship in the form of allowing OTHER Presbyterian sects to commune WITHOUT having their little token which had the LEADERS certifying the LAITY as suitable to take the yearly communion.
The Campbells DID NOT JOIN the more charismatic CHRISTIAN church but in 1832 when the two ALREADY DIVIDED groups worked together it was IN FACT the "Christian church" ministers agreeing with the Campbells.
However, the church at Caneridge was not called a "christian church." The Campbells used "the church of Christ" because it had been in used from the beginning:
"While these congregations were still lacking in some areas, the progress they made towards restoring the ancient order of things is important. One more item worthy of note is the tombstone of William Rogers at the Cane Ridge meetinghouse near Paris, Kentucky. It simply reads:
Born In Campbell Co., VA.
July 7, 1784,
Removed With His Father To
Caine Ridge, Bourbon Co., Apr. 1798
United With The Church Of Christ
At Caine Ridge In 1807
Died Feb. 15, 1862
In The 78th Year Of His AgeAt the time William Rogers "united with the church of Christ at Caine Ridge," Alexander Campbell was but a young man in his teens, still living in Ireland. The "church of Christ" was not started by Campbell, nor does it follow his teaching. The church of Christ (Rom. 16:16) was established at Jerusalem on the first Pentecost after the death of Christ -- you can read of it in the second chapter of the book of Acts. The seed of the Kingdom is still the word of God (Luke 8:11). David A. Padfield
While there were some instruments FORCED into churches such as at Midway, Kentucky, it was AFTER the civil war that Standard Publishing attempted to suck everyone into a DENOMINATIONAL structure: even little children could pay up and become LIFE MEMBERS long before Jim Bakker.
James Madison wrote that
"There are two methods of curing the mischiefs of faction: the one, by removing its causes; the other, controlling its effects.
"Again, there are two methods of removing the cause of faction: the one,
by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence;
the other, by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests.
"It could never be more truly said that of the first remedy that it was worse than the disease. Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be a less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imports to fire its destructive agency.
"The second expedient is as impracticable as the first would be unwise. As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed." (James Madison, Number Ten, The Federalist Papers)
Dallas Ministry Impact
Crossroads Christian Church, Christian Churches and a cappella Churches of Christ:,These people will use Moses and Aaron as the example of DYNAMIC DUO: the Christian church and the "a cappella churches of Christ." Because the Christian Church is totally committed to FORCING churches of Christ to agree with them, it will be interesting to see which Group represents MOSES and which represents AARON trying to reunite after the TERMINAL SOWING OF DISCORD by Aaron representing the priestly class.
About the time the EXODUS was outed as the new PARADIGMISM to replace the old PATTERNISM, Rubel shelly and John York DITTOED it as THEIR new patternism for church organization and worship.
The problem is thatMoses received from God The Book of the Covenant of Grace.
ALL of the people had a FOUNDING meeting and agreed to the Covenant of Grace being restored and followed.
However, God put them through the 40 DAY PLAN to test the people. If we think of this as 40 years that about fits the pseudo-uniting of the ANGLICANS with the Campbell PRESBYTERIAN background in 1832. If you add 40 years that reaches to 1872.
"As a matter of fact only one church in 1870 in Memphis had adopted an organ and there were only six churches in Tennessee at the turn of the century. The leading Southern writer, David Lipscomb, did not see it as important at the time.
Lipscomb wrote as late as 1878 that:
"We do not think anyone has ever claimed authority from Scriptures to use the organ in worship. They only claim it is not condemned. It is used as an assister in worship...Prayer, praise, thanksgiving and making melody in the heart (mind) unto the Lord are acts of worship ordained of God, but no authority do we find for for the organ." (Sounding Brass and Clanging Cymbals, J. E. Choate and William Woodson". (p. 78)
Aaron acted the role of pagan priests and made the people a golden calf. This speaks of rejecting the Word and turning to the musical worship of the Egyptian Triad.
God turned them over to worship the "starry hosts" because this was their PRAYER.The priestly class was continued to violate the Law of Moses which included adding instrumental music (long after David) for the RITUALISTIC dedication and purification of TEMPLES and NATIONS and the like-the-nation's rituals. Only at key times did the PROPHETS attempt to silence the music.
Therefore, the INVISIBLE message that the "musical" churches are purveying is that those who are WORD focused should JOIN them at the foot of Mount Sinai.
THE NAME OF THE CHURCH
It will NEVER happen--because it is part of prophecy--that a "musical" church will ever remove their instruments (weapons) and their musicians (warrior Levites)
Therefore, the meaning of UNITY is that non-musical (non idolatrous) churches MUST join or affirm the correctness of the SECTARIANISM introduced by the post-war musicial group used to collect the surplus, ill-gotten gain from profiteering and carpetbagging during and following the civil war.
This makes trying to "get in bed" with someone who will tolerate you a very strong incentive for men who have no credibility in churches of Christ (never musical in 2,000 years) to get on the PROGRAM to sell books.
However, it should not be comfortable to know that you are one who will lend your self-promoted name to people who OPPOSE those who purchased them a mega church just to give away.
The false teaching of the Christian church is that the "a cappella" churches of Christ digressed from the Christian Church and therefore broke the unity. Nothing could be further from the truth. The "Christian" church idea came out of the Anglican background of the Methodists. While they subscribed to the High Church right to change Scripture with the times, it is a fact that this AUTHORITY was never voted on by those who proposed it. Alfred T. DeGroot identifies those who follow the HIGH CHURCH patternism as the Christian Church as THE CHURCH. Those who do not he calls A SECT.
For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: (ekklesia=synagogue) Heb 2:14
Died C. 110 Ignatius to the Ephesians
And if those that corrupt mere human families are condemned to death, how much more shall those suffer everlasting punishment who endeavour to corrupt the Church of Christ, for which the Lord Jesus, the only-begotten Son of God, endured the cross, and submitted to death! Whosoever, "being waxen fat," and "become gross," sets at nought His doctrine, shall go into hell.
In like manner, every one that has received from God the power of distinguishing, and yet follows an unskilful shepherd, and receives a false opinion for the truth, shall be punished.
"What communion hath light with darkness? or Christ with Belial? Or what portion hath he that believeth with an infidel? or the temple of God with idols? " And in like manner say I, what communion hath truth with falsehood? or righteousness with unrighteousness? or true doctrine with that which is false?
AD 250: Of the Apostolic Constitutions: The first six books are an adaptation of the Didascalia Apostolorum, written in Syria about AD 250. Long before there was an organization named "The Catholic Church" the church was recognized to be part of the universal whole wherever it existed.
"But this peace and haven of tranquillity is the Church of Christ, into which do thou, when thou hast loosed them from their sins, restore them, as being now sound
354-430 Augustine of Hippo
For the Jews slew Christ, lest they should lose their place.
When we have to do with Pagans, and show this coming to pass in the Church of Christ, which before was predicted of the Name of Christ, of the Head and Body of Christ, lest they think that we have forged these predictions, and from things which have happened, as though they were future, had made them up, we bring forth the books of the Jews
1780: "The Church of Christ meeting in Morrisons Court, between 1772 and 1782. They had 180 members in 1818. This group also worshipped each Lord's day. As to the order of services, they followed the pattern of Acts two where "they continued in the Apostle's doctrine, and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers" (Acts 2:42). Realizing the importance of doctrinal purity, they explained "it is necessary to guard both against too much and too little forbearance; and especially in respect to the external order of the society."
In 1818 a church in New York sent a letter to "the churches of Christ, scattered over the earth," asking them for a statement of their views and practices. These letters were later printed in The Christian Baptist, a paper edited by Alexander Campbell (1788-1866).
AD-1788 Alexander Campbell is born in Scotland. Came to America in 1809, to join his father who had came here in 1807. The church of Christ had already been in existence several hundred years before his birth.
Thomas Campbell published His Declaration and Address in 1809. Because the Bible speaks of "the church of God" but identifies it as IN CHRIST, he identified the ideal church as the church of Christ. Of course, the church had been known as the church of Christ for hundreds of years:
Dearly beloved brethren, why should we deem it a thing incredible that the Church of Christ, in this highly favored country, should resume that original unity, peace, and purity which belongs to its constitution, and constitutes its glory? Or, is there anything that can be justly deemed necessary for this desirable purpose, both to conform to the model and adopt the practice of the primitive Church, expressly exhibited in the New Testament?
1811: Of Alexander Campbell, Richardson, chapter XX, notes;
He also thought much of some things in the writings of John Walker, from whose "Address to the Methodists in Ireland" he extracts the following passages as worthy of special attention:
"4. It is no part of the work of grace to mend the corrupt nature. That nature is as bad, as wholly evil, in a believer as in an unbeliever; as bad in the most established believer as in the wickedest; as bad in Paul the apostle, just finishing his course and ready to receive the crown of righteousness, as in Saul of Tarsus, a blasphemer and a persecutor of the Church of Christ
The Campbells [as opposed to those with an Anglican background] would have known from John Calvin that the church is THE CHURCH OF CHRIST. Those pseudo-"a cappella" representatives have not been elected and they tend to take the name of CHRIST off their identifier.
1828: Thomas Campbell
Constitution of a Congregation in Ohio.
"WINDHAM May 27th, 1828, was constituted the Church of Christ in Windham, upon the declared and manifest faith and obedience of the ancient apostolic gospel, as delivered by the Apostle Peter to the Jews on the day of Pentecost, Acts ii. and afterwards by the same Apostle to the Gentiles, assembled in the house of Cornelius, Acts x. and by the Apostle Paul, to both Jews and Gentiles in Antioch in Pisidia, xiii. and as declared by all the Apostles in the apostolic writings: which writings, taken in their due connexion with the Old Testament, and the preceding books of the New,
this church assumes as the only, and all-sufficient rule of faith and obedience; withal, assuming the New Testament as being as perfect a rule, directory, and formula for the faith, worship, discipline, and government of the New Testament church, and the particular duties of its members; as the Old Testament was, for the faith, worship, discipline, and government of the Old Testament church, and the particular duties of its members, Compare Mal. iv. 4. with Math. xxviii. 18-20. It is farther declared that this church, fully recognizing the constitutional unity of the body of Christ, and determined by the grace of God, in obedience to the apostolic doctrine, to maintain and promote this unity, both within itself, and with all the declared and obedient disciples of the Lord Jesus, extends its fellowship to all such as have obeyed the gospel according to the above scriptures, by immersion into the one faith once delivered to the saints, as the same is expressly declared in the portions above cited; and who continue to justify their profession of said faith by a life of practical holiness, (according to the law of Christ.) Under the profession of the faith and obedience specified and provided for, in the above declaration, the undernamed disciples, in obedience to the Great Head of the church, and for the performance of the duties which, under him, they owe to each other, and to all men, have unanimously agreed to form themselves into a church to be designated as above. Done in presence of Bishops Thomas Campbell and Marcus Bosworth, invited to preside and assist for said purpose. After the enrolment of the members, Reuben Ferguson, lately an exhorter and preacher of the Methodist order, was duly and unanimously chosen a Bishop of said church; and ordained by the imposition of the hands of the said bishops and others, elderly members of said church, or assisting with it, by request, upon the occasion."
[The Christian Baptist, July 7, 1828, pp. 456-457.]
When the predicted fracture of restructure in the Christian churches led to the Disciples liberalism, the Christian churches sorta confiscated "churches of Christ--instrumental" creating more confusion.
THE INFILTRATED ENDORSEMENT MESSAGE
The BIG SCAM is that ALL of the participants REPRESENTING what they call the A Cappella church of Christ have declared that they are more related to the "Christian church" than to the Churches of Christ which by Scripture and history have not ADDED instrumental music AS worship. Here are the primary participants:
THE BLUEPRINT TOUR
Bob Russell, Southeast Christian Church
Ben Merold, Harvester Christian Church
Allan Dunbar, North American Christian Conv.
Barry McMurtrie, Crossroads Christian Church
Rick Atchley, Richland Hills Church of Christ
Rubel Shelly, Family of God at Woodmont Hills
Mike Cope, Highland Church of Christ
Randy Harris, Abilene Christian University
Rick Atchley, preacher at Richland Hills Church of Christ (Richland Hills, TX) and one of the headlining speakers at Ministry Impact '04, makes his support for this "unity for a purpose" movement plainly clear: "I believe with all my heart, in my lifetime, we can have a family reunion. I plan to devote the second half of my life to seeing reconciliation among the a cappella and instrumental churches."
We now know that Max Lucado got a "vision" to remove Christ from the consiousness of the church and add instrumental music. However, he got his 100% false teachings about music in the Bible from the Farmer's Branch church.
To a question, he responds, "you are going to find a lot of a cappella churches that are gonna' start saying 'Sunday morning we are going to be a cappella, but after that, we are going to let a lot of freedom reign,' which is pretty much what we do at Richland Hills. You walk into our youth center Sunday morning or Wednesday night: and I'm telling you--Christian rock an' roll is just blasting'" (p. 9).
PAUL INSPIRED BY CHRIST says, "Go ahead, make My Day!"
Hebrews 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying,
Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Hebrews 12:27 And this word, Yet once more,
signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, [Thank you lord!]
as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Mŏvĕo A .: movit et ad certos nescia membra modos, Tib. 1, 7, 38: ut festis matrona moveri jussa diebus, to dance, Hor. A. P. 232: moveri Cyclopa, to represent a Cyclop by dancing (gesticulating), id. Ep. 2, 2, 125: et fila sonantia movit, struck, Ov. M. 10, 89: citharam cum voce, id. ib. 5, 112: tympana, id. H. 4, 48; to disturb: novis Helicona cantibus, Manil. Astron. 1, 4: signum movere loco, to move from the place,
a. To excite, occasion, cause, promote, produce; to begin, commence, undertake:
RICK ATCHLEY: Christian rock an' roll is just blasting'" (p. 9). Teaching YOUR Youth to LEAVE Your MOVEMENT.
MARK: kharag-ma kha^, atos, to, (kharassō) 3. metaph., mark, stamp, character, to tēs monados sēmantikon kh. sēman-tikos ,[epeidan ho salpigktēs sēmēnē to polemikon X.An.4.3.29,] Give the signal to strike the flag in the EKKLESIA and to BEGIN WAR.
phōnē sunthetē s. meta khronou Id.Po.1457a14; logos . . esti phōnē s. kata sunthēkēn
BEASTS Therion III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature cowardly, in Satyric drama.
Vile, worthless, Kolax a flattererer, fawner, parasite (a Greek sacrificial musician was called a parasite). A GOES sorcerer, wizard, epodes (singer). SOPHISTES expert musician, instrument player, makes melody in holy places. Pharmakeus (Sophistes) Therion is defined as hē mousikē aei ti kainon thērion tiktei SATYRIC DRAMA
Always a new style of music and drama. SIGN for those tribulated because of their Love of the WORD to FLEE!
Mousikē professional musicians, more accomplished in speaking before a mob, elegant, delicate
Kainon a new style of music, a new style of drama, newly-invented, new techniques, sophists, therion to hunt or chase.
Kolax. A. flatterer, fawner, Ar.Pax756, Lys.28.4, Pl.Phdr. 240b, etc.; tukhēs kolakes Antipho Soph.65; pantes hoi k. thētikoi kai hoi tapeinoi k. Arist.EN1125a1, cf. 1108a29, Thphr.Char.2.1; parasite, Eup.159.1, Antisth. ap. D.L.6.4.2. in later Gr., = Att. goēs, Moer. p.113 P.Image: Imāgo , ĭnis, f. cf. imitor, I.an imitation, copy of a thing, Juv. 7, 29: hoc tibi sub nostra breve carmen imagine vivat, quid natum totiens falsis Ludis imaginibus? phantoms, Verg. A. 1, 408: I. Transf., a reverberation of sound, an echo
The Seirenes, Satyrs, Nymphs (brides) Then sounded the womanish song of the Bassarides, making Phrygian festival for Lyaios of the Night, and the hairy company of Satyroi rang out with mystic voice. All the earth laughed, the rocks bellowed, the Naiades [Water-Nymphs] sang alleluia, the Nymphai circled in mazes over the silent streams of the river, and sang a melody of Sikelian tune like the hymns which the minstrel Seirenes pour from their honeytongued throats.
All the woodlands rang thereat: the trees found skill to make music like the hoboy, the Hadryades [Tree-Nymphs] cried aloud, the Nymphai sang, peeping up halfseen over her leafy cluster.
Sŏno I. Neutr., to make a noise, to sound, resound: aes sonit, the trumpet sounds, plectra, Prop. 4 (5), 7, 62. tympana, * Caes. B. C. 3, 105, 4 [PSALLO OUTLAWS THE PLECTRUM]
Pythius in longā carmina veste sonat, sings, pours forth, accompanies on the lyre, id. 2, 31 (3, 29), 16; cf.: sonante mixtum tibiis carmen lyra,
Cantus , ūs, m. id., I. the production of melodious sound, a musical utterance or expression, either with voice or instrument; hence, song, singing, playing
1. With the voice, a singing, song; in full, cantus vocum,
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,
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved,
Let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
See my review of the total lecture
Join the forum of those DISCORDED by Richland Hills
Rick can tell you how to fire your deacons and replace them with PROFESSIONAL "MINISTERS." He can also tell you how the team can appoint DEACONESSES to oversee the flock. He can tell you about MUSIC and lading people down with TEMPLES or mega churches.
See the RIP OFF of the Latter Rain at Rubel Shelly's Jubilee (for the Atonement, as always)
See the dialog and rebuttal of Rick Atchley's USING women leaders and professionals to replace the not-always-manageable-deacons.
On July 10, 2003, a singular event took place at the evening service of the North American Christian Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rick Atchley, pulpit minister of the Richland Hills Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas, made an overture for unity to 8,500 people packed in the Indiana Convention Center. The entire transcript of his talk can be found in the Autumn 2003 One Body. In part, Atchley said,
"Several years ago I spent some time really searching for the heart of God, asking Him to give me a mission in the second half of my life that was so big only He could do it.And I can speak for them and I can tell you tonight I believe with all my heart, in my lifetime, we can have a family reunion. I can imagine a day soon when our churches are partnering together to send mission teams into the world to do local outreaches in our city, to feed the hungry, to help the wounded in every major city in America. I can imagine the vision of our Restoration forefathers being restored and the prayer of Jesus being fulfilled. For a hundred years we have served God a part . . . only God knows what we can do the next hundred years serving Him together.
And God put something on my heart. I shared it that next Sunday in all three services of our church. I shared with them that God wants me to devote myself for the rest of my life to seeing reconciliation among the a cappella and instrumental Churches of Christ and Christian Churches in the world I can't pretend to speak for all of the a cappella churches but I can speak for a lot of them.
In 2006 Rick outed his secret agenda to add instrumental music in the worship. Because there is no other possibility, he twisted every Biblical and historical testimony against music into "God commanded instrumental praise and we must not disobey."
Unity is always easy if you betray those you are waged to protect!
KEN IDLEMAN, PRESIDENT, OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, JOPLIN, MISSOURI What an opportunity for growth! With the dynamic teaching team they are assembling, Ministry Impact '04 promises to be a great challenge for me and my church."
60th Annual Pepperdine University Bible Lectures: Dancing at Arm's Length
Partial review of Victor Knowles promoting "unity"
MILTON JONES, MINISTER, NORTHWEST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SHORELINE, WASHINGTON " " " " TO FULFILL OUR MISSION God has used restoration movement churches over the past two centuries to impact the world in dynamic ways through church planting, world missions and wide-ranging ministries. This October, leaders of a cappella churches of Christ and independent Christian churches from all across the United States will be gathering in Texas for MINISTRY IMPACT '04
TOGETHER, seeking to learn how the power of what we have done separately can be multiplied when done together. I'm looking forward to this conference with great expectations. I firmly believe that God is bringing us together for a purpose to bring glory to Himself through the ministry of a united church, intent on reaching a dying world with a living gospel."
Milton Jones can tell you how to change his "ministry" from the church of Christ to that of the "Christian church." He can tell you how to pervert the Bible and all of history to PROVE that instrumental music is authorized. He can tell you about the woes of postmodernism but use the same scams to drive away the "owners" of the property using a LAWYER. He can tell you that the creed in the deed prohibiting instruments is SECTARIAN and can get the members into great legal troubles. He can tell the black members that to resist the change to instrumental music is the same as RACISM. His wife can become MUSIC MINISTER. Therefore, in education and disposition Milton Jones is a member of the Christian Church who INFILTRATED and DIVERTED the widows out of their church house. 18 years of my work went with it. Thank God that most of the faithful founders are dead.
Review: Milton Jones Defending Instrumental Music in Worship
Milton Jones: No Dispensational Distinctions.
Milton Jones: Psallo and Psalm 150 And Instrumental Music
Lucian of Samosata and Church Fathers
NO commands, examples or necessary inferences?
DAVID FAUST, PRESIDENT, CINCINNATI BIBLE COLLEGE AND SEMINARY, CINCINNATI, OHIO God is looking for leaders he can use to liberate His children. He doesn't need perfect leaders, just available leaders. This conference is an effort to get our brothers together, discover how we can complement one another, and get down to the work of reaching the world with the gospel."David Faust pretending 'unity' at Freed Hardeman University actually delivered the whole pro-instrumental lecture. Because there is no other option we are just being honest to say that he also lied about all of the Bible.
David Faust claims that Instrumental music was prophesied!
David Faust cannot find ANY testimony of Jesus about music?
Wow! Just like Moses and Aaron. Problem is that the AARON or priestly figure led the Israelites into musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. The result was that Joshua, the general, had to lead the people into the PROMISED LAND which now became the KILLING FIELDS.
The EXPERIENCING GOD endorced by Milton Jones tells you how YOU can be the MOSES or even CHRIST for your time and place. If these people convince you that YOU must liberate His Children then don't be surprised that God will send you strong delusions in the form of strong deluders. Anyone who can read the Bible and history and NOT catch on to the idolatry-music connection has been so deluded.
"I do not choose Him, He chooses me, loves me, and reveals His eternal purposes for my life." "I cannot know the activity of God unless He takes the initiative to let me know." God's whole plan for the kingdom depends on His direct work through the people.
Rubel Shelly: See an index of collected writings and sermon reviews by Rubel Shelly. In noting that Rubel Shelly seems to turn the Word of God upside down, or fails to even consider the context, you have to grasp that to him, postmodernism means that ALL TRUTH has been lost to us.
Index of Sermons. Note especially that Rubel Shelly and John York follow the FAD of the Exodus as a pattern for church organization and worship.
Randy Harris see a review of The Second Incarnation here:
That they have discovered and are practicing a more spiritual, God-pleasing kind of religion than that known by the thousands of preachers, elders and disciples who have labored and served our brotherhood for the last 200 years.
That none but them know, understand and appreciate the grace of God. Long before some of them were born, great men of God taught us about God's saving grace.
That none but them understand the blessings and benefits of the indwelling Holy Spirit in the Christian's life.
That our concept of restoration means restoring a specific congregation from first century days.
That they have discovered a new and superior approach to Bible interpretation. With that they claim to have found the true nature of the church. In reality, it is the old, emotion-based, subjective approach of Protestantism. Their Bible is a story book, serving only as a source for quotes for sermons, but not for regulating and guiding the faith, worship and practice of the church.
That all of us but them are only interested in the doctrines and practices of the church and not truly dedicated to Christ and trying to be like him.
That all but them are narrow, bigoted, and legalistic.
That we claim that we are a perfect church and that we have attained complete compliance with every aspect of Christ's will for us. Do you claim that?
MARVIN PHILLIPS, MARVIN PHILLIPS MINISTRIES, TULSA, OKLAHOMA TOGETHER... PROVISION MINISTRY GROUP PRESENTS: CONFERENCE SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27 6:00pm
Pat Boultinghouse tells us how she found her freedom from the old Biblical restrictions while working for Howard Publishing Co. of West Monroe, LA. With the help and encouragement of Alton and John Howard, she and her husband launched Image magazine, precursor of Wineskins. She tells of working with influential leaders of the change movement such as Joe Beam, Ruble Shelly, Lynn Anderson, Jeff Walling, Mike Cope, Terry Rush and Marvin Phillips (p. 135).
She asks, "Do we lift up our Lord and draw others to him when we rigidly hold to human traditions and a fifties culture" (p.141). I remind her and others of like-mind that the limitations on women in the leadership and worship of the church originated with the apostles in the first century, not the 1950s.
Ministry Impact 2004: Blueprint Tour: The End-Time TRAFFICK fulfillmnt
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX--(MARKET WIRE)--Aug 24, 2004 -- This fall, leaders and representatives from the a cappella churches of Christ and independent Christian churches -- two related but estranged religious groups -- will be reuniting...for three days. As many as 1,000 ministers and elders are expected to gather October 27-29 at Crossroads Christian Church in Grand Prairie, Texas for "Ministry Impact '04: Together," a conference designed to train and inspire leaders from two separate groups of churches that ironically trace their roots to a "Christian Unity" movement.
Today the "Ministry Partners" in the Provision Ministry Group provide financial resources, management services and leadership support through investment options, church loans, new church planting, real estate services, construction consultation, master planning and church site design.
At Stadia we want to help plant 5500 new Christian Churches in every state and province in North America by 2025. We will do this by finding, training, deploying, and supporting church multiplication leaders who will plant church-planting churches with the unchurched as the primary target.
The VIRTUAL Christian church preachers would tell you that it is alot easier to INFILTRATE and DIVERT peacable churches of Christ.
CDF Visioneering has emerged as a natural outgrowth of CDF's mission to "help people build churches that build people." By moving beyond the way it's always been done, CDF Visioneering uses tools and methods developed by secular destination architects - coupled with their own God-inspired church visions β to plan and design sites with eternal value and Kingdom impact.
ARCHITECTURAL EVANGELISM: Visioneering Studios, a unique design-based ministry specializing in Christian church and para-church campus development (including schools, mixed-use, camps), was founded in order to bring world-class placemaking and design paradigms, principles and architects to the mission of "helping build churches that build people." Its design principals are applying lessons from the last two decades of collective experience with entertainment, retail, master planned community and resort industry leaders such as Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Creative, HOK Sport, DMJM and HNTB and applying them to high-impact church projects across the country. The results are "shoving the envelope" and "launching the bar" of church design nation-wide.
Max Lucado: God calls us to do the same. Over the last few months, I've sensed our Master urging us to expand our dreams for San Antonio. He calls us to a fresh vision: a vision of a city-impacting church.As the details of this vision crystallized for me, I shared them with our elders.
They prayed, pondered, and tested the ideas and, ultimately saw them as God's will for Oak Hills.
The purpose of this presentation is to share several strategic decisions that will posture Oak Hills to make,
with the Lord's guidance, a citywide impact. We call you to dedicate the next forty days (August 31 to October 9) to prayer, asking God to give us all strength to obey his call. Like the Apostle Paul, we desire to say, "...I obeyed this vision from heaven..." (Acts 26:19 CEV)
Isocrates, Speeches and Letters
For arrogance partakes of dignity--a quality held in high esteem--and men of that character are regarded as more high-minded
than those who champion equality,
just as those who are warlike are regarded as superior to those who are peaceable.
For the latter are neither seekers after what they do not have nor staunch guardians of what they possess,while the former are effective in both respects-
both in seizing whatever they covet and in keeping whatever they have once made their own.
29, 2004 Crossroads Christian Church Grand Prairie, Texas God called Moses and Aaron together to free His children from the bondage of Egypt. Today, He is calling Christian leaders together to free the world from the bondage of sin. Ministry Impact '04 will provide resources and encouragement to that end."
THE INFILTRATED WARFARE MESSAGE
A key PROOF TEXT in one of the partner's link is their MANTRA with a hidden "stinger."That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth;
..........that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: Psalm 144: 12
That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store:
..........that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets: Psalm 144: 13
That our oxen may be strong to labour;
..........that there be no breaking in, nor going out;
.......... that there be no complaining in our streets. Psalm 144: 14
Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord. Psalm 144: 15
While this sounds noble, it carries the message prominent in the growing shepherding or discipling ministries in those who have BROKEN IN, complain and sow discord. Why shouldn't it sound that way if you READ the passage in its warfare context which begins in verse one:
BLESSED be the Lord my strength,
........which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: Psalm 144:
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust;
........ who subdueth my people under me. Psalm 144: 2
Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him! Psalm 144: 3
........ Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away. Psalm 144: 4
I am not sure that God agreed with the Psalmists. The psalm is inspired in that it faithfully records these sentiments that man is "such a worm as I." However, God saw infinite worth in mankind who was created in His image. Man is not VANITY or like vanity: the resurrection was always the hope of spiritual people.
THE INFILTRATED MUSIC MESSAGE
The Greek Psallo translated as MELODY and then perverted as HARMONY is NOT a musical word but is a WARFARE word. The source is APOLLO who is the "father of twanging bowstrings to send singing arrows to 'make melody' or grind to bits your literal heart. The inherent message of all religious music is that he ALSO shoots the arrows of Pan or Cupid: love arrows. Singing or ODEING in the external sense is related to LIFTING YOU UP through mental excitement. The goal is HERESY which is to lift you up to carry you away for their own USES. The word also means "To lift them up to cut their throats."Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Psalm 144: 5
Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. Psalm 144: 6
Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children; Psalm 144: 7
Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood. Psalm 144: 8
I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. Psalm 144: 9
The word SONG is Dabar which is the WORD OF GOD. Sing is g7891 from g7788 and speaks of a STROLLING MINSTREL.
Shuwr (h7788)shoor; a prim. root; prop. to turn, i. e. travel about (as a harlot or a merchant): - go, sing. See also 7891.
And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell. Is.57:9
The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas. Eze.27:25
And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot. Isaiah 23:15
The SONG OF THE PROSTITUTE or Lucifer is:
"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
The next word for SING is:
Zamar (h2167) zaw-mar'; a prim. root [perh. ident. with 2168 through the idea of striking with the fingers]; prop. to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument, i. e. play upon it; to make music, accompanied by the voice; hence to celebrate in song and music: - give praise, sing forth praises, psalms.
Note: the word PSALLO or "melody" specificially EXCLUDES the plectrum. You must STRIKE STRINGS or TWANG them with your FINGERS because you are SHOOTING HYMNS with your instruments.
Zamar (h2168) zaw-mar'; a prim. root [comp. 2167, 5568, 6785]; to trim (a vine): - prune.
The Psaltery always speaks of polluting: instruments could even be made of "animals that died of themselves" and were therefore LIFELESS INSTRUMENTS which has the same meaning as CARNAL WEAPONS:
Nebel (h5035) neh'-bel; or nebel nay'-bel; from 5034; a skin- bag for liquids (from collapsing when empty); hence a vase (as similar in shape when full); also a lyre (as having a body of like form): - bottle, pitcher, psaltery, vessel, viol
Nabel (h5034) naw-bale'; a prim. root; to wilt; gen. to fall away, fail, faint; fig. to be foolish or (mor.) wicked; causat. to despise, disgrace: - disgrace, dishonour, lightly esteem, fade (away, - ing), fall (down, -ling, off), do foolishly, come to nought, * surely, make vile, wither..
Nabal (h5036) naw-bawl'; from 5034; stupid; wicked (espec. impious): - fool (-ish, -ish man, -ish woman), vile person.
The familiar spirit of the witch of Endor was an EMPTY SKIN BAG: an old wineskin. It has the same meaning as the NEBEL:
Owb (h178) obe; from the same as 1 (appar. through the idea of prattling a father's name); prop. a mumble, i. e. a water-skin (from its hollow sound); hence a necromancer (ventriloquist, as from a jar): - bottle, familiar spirit.
And 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? Is.8:19
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
The sounding brass was a Hi-Tek bronze echo chamber used to produce STAGE THUNDER and to drive the enemy into panic:
THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 1 Cor 13:1
Sounding Brass is the Greek:
Chalkos (h5475) khal-kos'; perh. from 5465 through the idea of hollowing out as a vessel (this metal being chiefly used for that purpose); copper (the substance, or some implement or coin made of it): - brass, money.
Chalao (g545) khal-ah'-o; from the base of 5490; to lower (as into a void): - let down, strike.
Chasma (g5490) khas'-mah; from a form of an obsol. prim. chao, (to "gape" or "yawn"); a "chasm" or vacancy (impassable interval): - gulf
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Lu.16:26
Psalm 144 continues with a hidden message:
It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword. Psalm 144: 10
Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood: Psalm 144: 11
Taunt songs or "burdens" were the most common way of SPEAKING VANITY. The word is:
Shav (h7723) shawv; or 7775 shav; from the same as 7722 in the sense of desolating; evil (as destructive), lit. (ruin) or mor. (espec. guile); fig. idolatry (as false, subj.), uselessness (as deceptive, obj.; also adv. in vain): - false (-ly), lie, lying, vain, vanity.
EXCEPT the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Ps.127:1
Psalm 41 prophesied that Judas would not TRIUMPH OVER Jesus. That word is:
Ruwa (h7321) roo-ah'; a prim. root; to mar (espec. by breaking); fig. to split the ears (with sound), i. e. shout (for alarm or joy): - blow an alarm, cry (alarm, aloud, out), destroy, make a joyful noise, smart, shout (for joy), sound an alarm, triumph.
And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it. Ps.41:6
By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. Ps.41:11
The word VANITY is a form of singing AS the idolatry of the heart.
Shavah (h7775) shav-aw'; fem. of 7773; a hallooing: - crying.
Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the Lord in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities? Je.8:19
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Mark 7:6
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Mark 7:7
Contrary to the widespread, a Hypocrite is not one who refuses to try to "worship" with machines and performers (actors). Nor are people hypocrites because they are involved with their OWN congregation and neither time nor inclination to visit INSTRUMENTAL churches to AGREE that they no longer believe that it was SATAN who introduced music to steal worship due only to God.
A hypocrite in the Greek world is
hupokrinτ -reply, make answer, expound, interpret, explain, speak in dialogue, hence play a part on the stage, deliver a speech, declaim, of orators and rhetoricians, use histrionic arts, exaggerate, musicians, singers
Similar Latin:canto ,
I. a. [cano], freq. in form, but mostly agrees in meaning with cano.
I. Neutr., to produce melodious sounds (by the voice or an instrument), to sound, sing, play (class. in prose and poetry; rare in Cic.).
II. Act., to make some person or thing the subject of one's singing, playing, or song (cf. cano, II.).
III. In the lang. of religion, as v. n. or a., to use enchantments, charms, incantations, to enchant, to charm
The word VAIN is:
Maten (g3155) mat'-ane; accus. of a der. of the base of 3145 (through the idea of tentative manipulation, i.e. unsuccessful search, or else of punishment); folly, i.e. (adv.) to no purpose: - in vain.
Mataioo (g3154) mat-ah-yo'-o; from 3152; to render (pass. become) foolish, i.e. (mor.) wicked or (spec.) idolatrous: - become vain.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Ro.1:21
Ezekiel makes this same prophecy about vain worship. The MOUTH religion is specificially defined as SINGING and MAKING MUSIC:
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