Al Maxey: Frequency of Lord's Supper, Attacks Legalists, patternists, sectarian, hypocriteJuly 23 2006 at 3:55 PM
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The Qahal or synagogue or church in the wilderness was a SET-TIME-PLACE for everyone to assemble. The Holy Convocation was to READ or REHEARSE the Word which would be in the memory of ANY competent elder. This outlawed instruments or loud rejoicing which was a signal for WAR. Jesus modeled this, Paul Commanded it and every early church obeyed. Al would be better served finding an honest job and deciding how to pay the widows back for all the money he fleeced performing a PRIESTLY role which Jesus died to Remove.
Instead, All will continue to mislead and teach false dogma based on very poor Biblical and historical knowledge. His THESIS is to find all of the ACTS which were added without a direct command and which did not get the people killed. This gives authority to add instrumental music WITHOUT getting killed.
Of Course, Zechariah prophesied of the Branch and the kingdom. After that final "prophesying" by even girls and finally by Cornelius Zechariah says that if a person continues to wear the prophets garb and do the singing, dancing, playing instruments like bowing to Baal at which you usually got WOUNDED or MARKED, the parents were commanded to kill him.
Al Maxey: One of the most moving moments in our worship as the family of God is when we surround the table of our Lord and partake together of the elements of the Lord's Supper. This is a commemorative feast filled with purpose and promise. It lies at the very core of our Christian experience. It symbolizes our unity and oneness, as well as the basis of our being. We are enriched and enlivened each time we engage in this eucharistic event.
Paul commanded that we NOT self Pleasure which identifies any creation of mental excitement which Jesus died to remove. He commanded that we speak with ONE MIND and ONE MOUTH using "that which is written" or "scripture." The purpsoe was to edify or EDUCATE, glorify God by speaking HIS words, comfort through the Scriptures and PREVENT DISUNITY when men like Al Maxey climbs into the saddles of poor widows.
Jesus said and Paul repeated that the Lord's Supper simply PREACHED the death of Jesus Christ. You have to go "beyond the sacred pages" to get the supernatural feast.
The Eucharist is a spin off of the Agape which, like the Marzeah in Amos, was a feast WITH and FOR dead ancestors. This was somewhat mixed up with the EUCHARIST which is not a Biblical concept:
It would be useless to look for analogies between the funeral banquet and the Eucharistic supper, yet it should not be forgotten that the Eucharistic supper was fundamentally a funerary memorial.
The Lord's Supper was to show forth or PREACH the death of Christ and had no mystical supernatural meaning beyond that. The Agape feed the poor and the clergy as "clouds without water" were not to FEAST with the poor. Even when there were DIVERSE feasts in different areas, they all held the LOR'D DAY as special.
Didache CHAPTER 14
Didache 14:1 But on the Lord's day, after that ye have assembled together, break bread and give thanks, having in addition confessed your sins, that your sacrifice may be pure.
Didache 14:2 But let not any one who hath a quarrel with his companion join with you, until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be polluted,
Didache 14:3 for it is that which is spoken of by the Lord . In every place and time offer unto me a pure sacrifice, for I am a great King, saith the Lord, and my name is wonderful among the Gentiles.
All continues to insinuate that some person's false belief about the Lord's Supper is a "genuine tragedy of history." What means it then if Al Maxey keeps confusing the Agape or Eucharist with the simple Lord's Supper by giving DIVINE permission to do it at any time one pleases.
Al Maxey: One of the genuine tragedies of history, however, is that this precious time together has too Frequently been the Focus of Fierce Feuding within the Family of God. Brethren have Fussed,Fought and Fragmented over virtually every aspect of the Lord's Supper, thus turning this celebration of unity into an occasion for division. The saints in the city of Corinth had so lost sight of the spiritual significance of this event that Paul had to rebuke them, saying, "You come together not for the better but for the worse" (1 Corinthians 11:17). "Therefore when you meet together, it is not to eat the Lord's Supper" (vs. 20). Their focus was so far afield that what they were doing could not properly even be referred to as the Lord's Supper. It had devolved from the profound to the profane.
Corinth assembled EACH first day of the week to take the Lord's Supper. This was not the agape because this feed the poor on their way to find day work EACH morning. Paul demanded that if they were HUNGRY then they eat at home.
This obviously was an established pattern or no one would have complained.
1 Cor 11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
Paul had just addressed the uncovered women prophesiers (mad women) outside of the assembly. Women had been the primary operatives in pagan religion involving singing and playing instruments. Verse 17 begins to discusse the SYNAGOGUE or School of the Bible.
When they come together the word is from the idea of SYNAGOGUE.
G4905 sunerchomai soon-er'-khom-ahee From G4862 and G2064 ; to convene, depart in company with, associate with, or (specifically) cohabit (conjugally): accompany, assemble (with), come (together), come (company, go) with, resort.
Come together in the church:
1 Cor 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
G1577 ekklesia ek-klay-see'-ah From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564 ; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):assembly, church.
The "church in the wilderness" was the Qahal or synagogue: they met only to read or rehearse the word and REST from rituals. Numbers 10 outlaws the triumph or alarm which meant to "blow loud instruments and make a joyful noise before the Lord." This was held EVERY Sabbath day.
The later more institutional synagogue officially met EACH Sabbath but was often open for prayer or for "bible classes" available to all ages and compulsory for boys aged 5 to 7 when Jesus came.
Jesus promised to build His EKKLESIA whose rules are ALL violated by Al Maxey. This is similar to the Greek SYNAGOGUE. When Paul speaks of people who gather or assemble he uses a form of SYNAGOGUE while the total gathering or "church house" was the Ekklesia. Just as the elders must "teach that which has been taught" and there are NO preachers in the local congregation, the faithful Jews READ the Word of God and "preaching" was to explain any unclear passage. That is what Timothy commanded Timothy and we have no evidence that he ever PREACHED on "bad brethren" and would have surely been honeyed and feathered if he attempted to sing or play an instrument.
Plato in Republic Book III did not envision (nor did the Bible so translate) that such piping and strumming have any "abiding value" but as the Septuagint translates Amos, music was just "fleeting pleasure." In no sense did Plato permit the parasites of Lucian to take the place of the god.
The ZOE group imported an expert to convince people of the Platonic Fallacy. That is that he identifies the MIMICS or imitators, singers and musicians as usually imitating women and created GENDER BLEED or GENDER CROSSOVER. All of the evidence that when a speaker turned from SPEAK or SAY to any kind of lisping, lilting style of rhetoric it was both a MARK and a MANUFACTURER of effeminancy.
"If a man, then, it seems, [398a] who was capable by his cunning of assuming (pantomimic art) every kind of shape and imitating all things should arrive in our city, bringing with himself
the poems which he wished to exhibit, but (we) should say to him that there is no man of that kind among us in our city,
we should fall down and worship him as a holy and wondrous and delightful creature,
nor is it lawful for such a man to arise among us, but we ourselves, for our souls' good, should continue to employ the more austere and less delightful [soft, effeminate] poet and tale-teller,
and we should send him away to another city,
after pouring myrrh down over his head and crowning him with fillets of wool (taring and feathering him. Others might expect to be honeyed and cottoned and sent out of town)
who would imitate the diction of the good man and would tell his tale
in the patterns which we prescribed in the beginning, when we set out to educate our soldiers."
Therefore the UNIVERSAL pattern was to REST and READ one out of seven days. The Jews were quarantined from SABBATH worship conducted by pagans which did about what Al Maxey's worship does. The SABBATH outlawed sending out ministers or even SPEAKING your own words. If he PERFORMS in singing or any other PERFORMING ARTS he is MARKED by all literate history as PARASITES. If you see him singing, swaying around, swinging his ARMS in the air or clapping you are WARNED that you have allowed a LEECH to attach to the life blood of poor widows.
Kolax , flatterer, fawner, Ar.Pax756, Lys.28.4, Pl.Phdr. 240b, etc.; tuchês kolakes Antipho Soph.65 ; pantes hoi k. thêtikoi [HIRELING, camp follower] kai hoi tapeinoi k. Arist.EN1125a1 , cf. 1108a29, Thphr.Char.2.1; parasite, Eup.159.1, Antisth. ap. D.L.6.4.
Ar.Pax756 Can't Post Aristophanes who uses STREET LANGUAGE.2. in later Gr., = Att. goês, or aiazô , [like wailing Musical Minstrels whom Jesus cast out like DUNG.
Undoubtedly the comic poet who  mounted the stage to praise himself in the parabasis would deserve to be handed over to the sticks of the beadles. Nevertheless, oh Muse, if it be right to esteem the most honest and illustrious of our comic writers at his proper value, permit our poet to say that he thinks he has deserved a glorious renown
Arist.EN1125a2, Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 4.III. Other traits generally attributed to the great-souled man are a slow gait, a deep voice, and a deliberate utterance; to speak in shrill tones and walk fast denotes an excitable and nervous temperament, which does not belong to one who cares for few things and thinks nothing great.
II. lisping pronunciation of korax, Ar.V.45.
When Jesus came the major pagan enemy would be SUN worship. Therefore, the Sunday REST is not for worship but to QUARANTINE people from the rituals by which Al Maxey makes a living: Jesus called all performance speakers, singers or musicians HYPOCRITES. He pointed directly to Isaiah and Ezekiel 33 which SINGLES out speakers, singers and musicians as HYPOCRITES.
Paul or anyone could travel anywhere and be able to find the EKKLESIA or school of the Bible on the FIRST DAY of EVERY WEEK. Al knows of no exception which would have Paul getting to a Troas and finding that they had SUPPED on Friday and returned to their farms.
Al Maxey Lord's Supper: Part Two
|July 27 2006, 1:47 PM |
Al Maxey: In the centuries since the establishment of the Lord's Supper various issues have arisen which not only challenge our thinking, but at times our unity as well. Each generation has faced the specter of theological debate, and even the formation of factions, over matters pertaining to this "feast divine." Is the fruit of the vine to be fermented or unfermented? Should it be drunk from one cup or may multiple cups be used? Are we to practice open or closed communion? May it be taken to the sick and homebound who were unable to commune with the congregation? Is white grape juice acceptable, or is red the only approved color? Do the elements actually become the literal body and blood of Jesus? And on and on it goes, ad infinitum .... ad nauseam.
Remember that the synagogue or "church in the wilderness" was a SET-TIME-PLACE. There was nothing superstitious about the SEVENTH day for rest except the Sabbath for worship and the Tithe were of Babylonian origin. This was the say of our Saturn or Chaldee 666 who was to be feared.
By calling the local people into thousands of "assemblies" they could REST and not get entangled with the fear producing superstitious rituals of Canaanite Baalism or other form. Because SUN worship was the enemy in the New Testament, it is IMPORTANT to set a day to again QUARANTINE people from paganism.
Next, you need a SET TIME PLACE so that people outside of the villages know when to assemble. Some people might spend all day going to and from the assembly just as our ancestors did. This writer went to church with a horse-drawn wagon made from an old Auto Chassis. We DIDN'T go back Sunday night or Wednesday night.
Proportional giving is a LIE: those who PROSPERED gave to the DESTITUTE but only if they were willing. Al needs to preach againgt the COLLECTION PLATE or is in deep doodoo.
Justin First Apology: Chapter LXVII.-Weekly Worship of the Christians.
And we afterwards continually remind each other of these things. And the wealthy among us help the needy; and we always keep together; and for all things wherewith we are supplied,
we bless the Maker of all through His Son Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Ghost. [this was SPEAKING Biblical hymns because Paul said SPEAK and not MUSICATE]
And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits;
then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things.
They knew this because of the DIRECT COMMAND about how to assemble:
1 Tim 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Till I come, give attendance to [public] reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.1Ti.4:13
To that reading and musing the Word (promoted by T. Campbell) Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper and to that Paul commanded the Lord's Supper and the early church WAS NOT CONFUSED.
Al Maxey will defend the command to ASSEMBLE to hear him preach and to TAKE UP A COLLECTION.
We will see that there was no confusion about serving the Lord's Supper to the sick later. Sabbath REST meant that the pagans would be busy with WORSHIP on the Sabbath. Lord's Day REST meant that the pagans would be busy with their own worship. By having the assemblies in small private groups they could not be seduced by HUCKSTERS.
AL Maxey's look at all of the DIVERSITIES seems pointed to giving authority to use instrumental music without getting punished. However, Sunday as a day of REST precludes PREACHING or promoting any kind of arousal singing and expecially instruments. This "power" is identified as SORCERY or WITCHCRAFT intending to DECEIVE the whole world. This defines the end time PROSTITUTE RELIGION in Revelation 18.
That is why the Lord's Supper as well as singing hymns as prayers were often in a private room. You simply do not make a show and tell out of preaching, praying hymns and taking the Lord's Supper.
Forgive me if Itake a side trip to show that the TRADITIONALISM was mostly invented in the 1930s and the preachercraft (the craftiest craft of all according to A. Campbell) will NEVER fight against the LAW of preaching, the Law of singing and the Law of giving: all were heresies which took hundreds of years.
2 Cor 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.
Kapeleuo (g2585) kap-ale-yoo'-o; from kapelos , (a huckster); to retail, i.e. (by impl.) to adulterate (fig.): - corrupt
Kapêl-euô , A. to be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade. ' drive a trade, of Darius, Hdt.3.89; k. ta mathêmata sell learning by retail, hawk it about,2 Ep.Cor.2.17; traffic in grants of citizenship, [church memberships?] of prostitutes, ton bion playing tricks with life, [p. 876] corrupting it, AP9.180 (Pall.).
You remember what is said of those who SEE GODLINESS AS A MEANS OF FINANCIAL GAIN? Well, that sees CHURCH as a place for OCCUPATION. However, there is no preacher named. The elders are the only authorized Pastor-Teachers. They need little qualification of the speak and teach "that which has been taught."
We will look at this issue elsewhere. Justin continues:
Then we all rise together and pray, and, as we before said, when our prayer is ended,
bread and wine and water are brought, and the president in like manner offers prayers and thanksgivings, according to his ability, and the people assent, saying Amen; And they who are well to do, and WILLING, give what each thinks fit;
and there is a distribution to each, and a participation of that over which thanks have been given, and to those who are absent a portion is sent by the deacons.
[Note] Most "wines" were boiled to concentrate and prevent spoiling. When consumed, up to 20 parts of water were added but at least 3 or 4. This was much like our modern "concentrated" fruit juices.
and what is collected is deposited with the president, who succours the orphans and widows and those who, through sickness or any other cause, are in want, and those who are in bonds and the strangers sojourning among us, and in a word takes care of all who are in need. But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead.
Any confusion arose later when the Agape to feed the POOR in the mornings go confused with the Lord's Supper as the "eucharist."
Al Maxey is an able bodied man and he should be ashamed for riding on the backs of widows and honest working people.
There simply is NOT funding for what Al Maxey is doing: fighting ghosts and MIS reading Scripture and all known history.
Singing as an ACT OF WORSHIP was not added before close to the year 400. Therefore, there is no CLUE that there was any MUSIC concept in the Bible or church of Christ. In fact, the Musical Idolatry at Mount Sinai as a terminal sin was identified by Moses when he said "it is SINGING that I hear." All forms of excited singing is outlawed by the "pleasure" word in Romans 15 and because ALL singing words were identified as enchantment or SORCERIES. That is why the holy whore in Revelation 17-18 using singers, musicians and techne including RHETORICIANS are said to have DECEIVED the nations as SORCERERS.