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  • Re: Milllersville Church of Christ: Defends Instrumental Apostasy
    • Ken Sublett (Login Ken.Sublett)
      ConcernedMembersMadison
      Posted Oct 14, 2017 8:57 PM

      Rancor and all of the NOT APT elders and Static Evangelists love to make fun of the STEPS leading to salvation or the Remission of sins. Paul listed them all in Romans 10 but the faith-onlys can only READ one or two verses.

      Paul writes a commentary on the good, bad and ugly in the Old Testament. The sin beyond redemption was Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted Idolatry "send back across the sea" to get their Egyptian gods and worship.

      One folly is people claiming to "travel back to the time of Jesus to understand what He REALLY TAUGHT. Close to all send back to Babylon and the religion of the Mother of Harlots (including Jerusalem): she uses effeminate speakers, singers or instrument players. John called them SORCERERS and says as Isaiah 30 prophesied CAST THEM ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.

      When the people refused to hear the voice of God, they were made blind and deaf and fell into idolatry at Mount Sinai. Moses promised ANOTHER PROPHET LIKE ME whom the people WOULD hear.

      Deut 30: 11 For this commandment which I command thee this day,
      .....it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
      Deut 30: 12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say,
      .....Who shall go up for us to heaven,
      .....and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
      Deut 30: 13 Neither is it beyond the sea,
      .....that thou shouldest say,
      .....Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto US,
      .....that we may HEAR it, and DO it?
      Deut 30: 14 But the word is very nigh unto thee,
      .....in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.


      The LAW commanded that the godly people remain in their isolated settlements where refreshing would be to listen to the Word PREACHED by being READ. That excluded vocal or instrumental rejoicing. The Law of Moses did not authorize a king or any kind of INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.

      Proving that there is no such distinction between Jew and Gentile Paul repeats Moses for those who were or would fall back to the music-induced perversion and idolatry.

      Remember, that the Purpose Driving any kind of performance music and especially "musical worship teams" is CLAIMED to 1)Bring Christ into your presence or 2) lift the AUDIENCE into the presence of God.

      Romans 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law,
      .....That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

      Romans 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise,
      .....Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (
      .....that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

      Rom. 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep?
      .....(that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

      Rom 10:8 But what saith it?
      .....The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth,
      .....and in thy heart: that is,
      .....the word of FAITH, [rhema or spoken LOGOS: the Regulative Principle]
      .....which we PREACH;


      There are many passages such as the self-pleasure in Romans 15 which SILENCES music or any performance arts and crafts always defined as PARASITIC.

      DEFINING THE MEANING OF THE SERPENT:

      "The Hebrew verb means to dance to music, vocal and instrumental. See Judges 19:2, 1 Chron. 13:8)" (Cook) "This was playing before the ark, as it slowly made progress; that is, there were evolutions and marching figures and religious dances. There was music, vocal and instrumental." (Beecher, quoted in Peloubet's Selects Notes, 1903, p. 269-270).

      Of this use of music and dance to induce ecstasy one writer said:

      "And the people celebrated this feast with burnt-offerings and thank-offerings, with eating and drinking, i.e. with sacrificial meals and sports, or with loud rejoicing, shouting, antiphonal songs, and dances, in the same manner in which the Egyptians celebrated their feast of Apis (Herod. 2, 60, and 3, 27)." (Keil and Delitzsch, Vol. II, p. 222).

      Not to be overlooked here is the accompaniment of music and dancing which, with the character of the ensuing phenomena, makes the diagnosis (of idolatry) certain." (Schaff-Herzog, Ecstasy, p. 71).

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

      This was a SIN BEYOND REDEMPTION and the people wandered until all of the older generation died and did not enter into the promised land. While they were wandering for 40 years they continued to worship Moloch by using loud music to silence the HOLOCAUST of Goats or infants.

      Here is a picture of those claiming that God leads them into instrumental noise because He COMMANDED it under the law: that is a lie.

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      The Spirit OF Christ promises that God will drive HIS ENEMIES INTO HELL using these same instruments which "Lucifer the singing and harp-playing prostitute" brought with him/her/it into the garden of Eden.

      SAYING THAT MUSICAL MACHINES IN THE REVERENT WORSHIP OF GOD IS PROBABLY INTENTIONALLY SPREADING HATRED TO THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER VIOLATED THE DIRECT COMMAND FROM THE WILDERNESS ONWARD.

      THE FIRST STEP LEADING TO SALVATION IS BEAUTIFUL FEET WHO GO AND PREACH WHAT JESUS COMMANDED: THAT EXCLUDES SONGS OR SERMONS.



      Pi.N.7.81 Pindar, Nemean Odes 7

      [9] For he lives in a city that loves music, the city of the Aeacidae with their clashing spears; [10] and they very much want to foster a spirit familiar with contests.

      If someone is successful in his deeds,
      .....he casts a cause for sweet thoughts into the streams of the Muses.
      .....For those great acts of prowess dwell in deep darkness,
      .....if they lack songs,
      .....and we know of only one way to hold a mirror up to fine deeds

      [15] if, by the grace of Mnemosyne with her splendid headdress,
      .....one finds a recompense for toils in glorious song.
      [17] Skillful men know the wind that will come on the day after tomorrow,
      .....and they do not suffer loss through the love of gain.
      The rich man and the poor man alike travel together to the boundary of death.
      [20] And I expect that the story of Odysseus came to exceed his experiences,
      .....through the sweet songs of Homer,
      .....[22] since there is a certain solemnity in his lies
      .....and winged artfulness,
      .....and poetic skill deceives,
      .....seducing us with stories,
      .....and the heart of the mass of men is blind.


      May the rest of my days approach benevolently. Anyone who knows the truth will declare whether I follow a path that is out of tune, singing a twisted5 song.

      [70] Sogenes, of the Euxenid clan, I swear that I did not overstep the line when I hurled,
      .....like a bronze-cheeked javelin,
      .....my swift tongue—a throw that disqualifies
      .....a man's strong neck from the sweat of the wrestling-match,
      .....before his limbs fall under the burning sun

      The tabulation of musical passages "contains a rather disproportionate number of metaphorical sentences, where music or its instruments are not to be understood literally but are used as similies or rhetorical figures. The most celebrated of these poetical passages is Paul's glorification of love in I Cor. 13." (Interpreter's Dict of the Bible, Music, p. 466).

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











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