Al Maxey twists Josephus speaking of the baptism of John the Baptist.
Anyone willing to help steal the church house of widows will have no trouble musically mocking Jesus.
Al Maxey, like too many, professioned himself believeing what those who hired him believe. Now, he has flipped but does not follow Charles Spurgeion and find himself another home.
Al Maxey Acts 2:38 the word EIS.
Like his baptist mentors, all uses "theology" to decide that EIS means that we are baptized BECAUSE we are saved, before the remission of sins, before receiving A holy spirit, before having Christ add us to His church, before out spirits are translated into a kingdom not of this world and not produced by OBSERVATIONS.
You can search all of the Greek literature and never find EIS used as BECAUSE. In fact is is used as FOR our perfection. That doesn't prevent people from rewriting Scripture to fit their own career path.
Al Maxey seems to have really lost it in his hostile attack on all of those who will not bow when HE pipes. I need to tell all preachers that the PIPERS were trying to get Jesus and others to BOW TO BAAL in singing the lament (initiation in the Phallic Journey hurts) and dancing the Dionysus (new wineskin god) choral dance: remember David's naked dance when aroused by plucking his harp and making himselve VILE (the praise word of pagans) with the dancing girls?
You are pretty slick, willie, if you can untangle the PASSOVER which was roast lamb ONLY FROM the Feast of Unleavened Bread which wad enmeshed. No one would be silly enough to LUMP the "law of giving" with the Lord's Supper just because it often follows closely to cut down the disturbance.
You will note that this involved a cycle of days:
Lev 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
Lev 23:3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your DWELLINGS.
Now, when you are attacking good men you are NOT working so you have violated the LAW of God and are fleecing the widows. Next, I hope that you note that the Passover was a PERSONALor FAMILY observance and had NO connection to THE CHURCH HOUSE. That is your authority to pluck the guitar in your HOUSE but not in the face of God: the word PSALLO specificially OUTLAWS the guitar pick. David gives you the SAME authority to dance naked with the camp followers: when do you plan to begin?
Lev 23:4 These are the feasts of the Lord, even HOLY CONVOCATIONS, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
Lev 23:5 In the FOURTEENTH day of the first month at EVEN is the Lords passover.
Now, I have tried to tell Al that getting drunk on wine and bread constituted the BABYLONIAN "passover" which Esther managed to keep the Jews from endulging in. The Rabbi added pagan rituals to the Passover where everyone was bound to get blind drunk. The "Jews" in Jerusalem were not Israelites but Kenites or mostly Arabs. That is why John called them a generation of VIPERS and refused to baptize most, and Peter called a CROOKED generation which points to the Skolion Singers where the assembly was a "war of musicians" just as Al is promoting. This true PASSOVER silenced the drunken four cups ritual and Jesus is OUR true PASSOVER: we eat His flesh when we eat His WORDS which are SPIRIT and LIFE.
Now, the DIRECT COMMAND written by the Spirit of Christ made the bread and fruit of the vine on the FOLLOWING DAY but was often merged:
Lev 23:6 And on the FIFTHEENTH day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
Now, read closely, Al, the eating of BREAD is the larger festival so it is okey dokey if Jesus eats bread before, during or following eat the KILLED passover. I suspect that the law of silence or necessary inference would say that you might even nibble on a boiled calf during the day.
Mark 14:12 And the first day of unleavened bread,
when they KILLED the passover, his disciples said unto him,
Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest EAT the passover?
Now, Al missed the simple simon fact that the PASSOVER what you EATS
is the passover WHAT you kills
and THAT does not mean that God in Christ VIOLATED the Law. SO you flunk on what must be a FULL TIME use of the fleeced widow's wool on a HATE campaign against those who REFUSE to do what faithful groups have NEVER DONE which is to MAKE MUSIC when Christ the Spirit is our only teacher when the preacher TEACHES that which has been taught. So, Al, they are OBLIGATED to teach that Jesus CAST OUT the musical minstrels LIKE DUNG.
Al is on his crusade lusting to find Jesus BREAKING THE LAW about Passover to give HIM the authority to BREAK THE LAW and add INSTRUMENTS when from Genesis to Revelation the same SPIRIT OF CHRIST associates instruments with Lucifer (Zoe), warriors, prostitutes and Sodomites. No, the animal sacrifices were a CIVIL ceremony just like the GENTILES because that is what God abandoned them to when they PLAYED meaning sexually and musically turning back to their old trinity.
Lev 23:7 In the FIRST day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
What meaneth SERVILE WORSHIP? The word "worship" means SERVILE work and the WORSHIP LEADER did SERVILE work kinda like LEGALISM. The faithful preacher does SYNAGOGUE and not pagan worship. MUSIC must be the most WORKS and TIME intensive ACT you could PERFORM for what all but morons knew to be ENTERTAINMENT ONLY and in fact ABUSIVE to many older people who are INFIRM and therefore you don't SELF PLEASE or create EXCITEMENT unless you INTEND to hurt them.
The Levitical Warrior Musicians did SERVICE which means HARD BONDAGE using the word ABAD which points directly to Abaddon who is part of the STARRY HOST to which God had ABANDONED them (Acts 7, etal, etal). David's authority was a STARGAZER. Therefore you cannot do APOLLYON work on the First or Seventh REST days and we readers know that John called them SORCERERS in Revelation 18.
His MUSES or LOCUSTS in John's symbolism were singers, musicians, craftsmen and GRINDERS who made a piping noise when they spread their legs as religious prostitutes.
REST meant REST as in the word REST and never meant WORSHIP. Isaiah 58 even OUTLAWS Al speaking his own words and doing his own pleasure. This was direct command in the wilderness, the practice of the synagogue EXAMPLED by Jesus, the meaning of ekklesia as "school of the Bbile," the definition of synagogue in Romans 15, the examples of Paul on mission, the direct command to Timothy and the universal practice of the church before SINGING as an ACT was added 400 years too late. I read enough mumbling on the forums to know that a large part of the charge of LEGALISM is the "boring" preacher doing expository preaching rather than bumping and grinding to get their bodies PRIMED for what the Vinyard Mother, Carol Wimber and all pagan writers, called having a SEXUAL-LIKE CLIMAX with the spirits.
A Holy Convocation means to REST, READ and REHEARSE the Word residing in any APT tribal elder or evangelists. That defined the Qahal, synagogue or "church in the wilderness" which OUTLAWED the ALARM which meant making instrumental noises and "a joyful noise before the Lord." That was the practice of the synagogues which "never had a praise service" based on LAW and minimal common decency when you assemble to "speak that which is written ONE TO ANOTHER" where the SPEAK words excludes the MUSICA word.
Lev 23:8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord seven days: in the SEVENTH day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
The FIRST and SEVENTH day of the cycles were for what became the synagogue practice. Sabbath does not mean seventh but REST: the Greek word PAUO is a dedicated word most often used in the literature meaning to STOP the music.
THE Levitical Warrior Musiciand performed SERVILE work:
1 Chron 25:1 David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed this service:
SERVILE work was OUTLAWED for the FIRST and SEVENTH day REST
Abodah (g5656) ab-o-daw'; from 5647; [WORSHIP] work of any kind: - act, bondage, / bondservant, effect, labour, ministering (-try), office, service, servile, -itude), tillage, use, work, * wrough
Instruments and LOUD REJOICING
were outlawed for the "church in the wilderness" which SYNAGOGUED or constituted the EKKLESIA according to STEVEN who accused the CIVIL Jews and NOT Jews of worshiping the STARRY HOST because of MUSICAL IDOLATRY.
The Passover and Unleavened bread OUTLAWED doing SERVILE work which silenced the Musical Worship Team.
It may be interesting that as Judas was prophesied to try to ALARM or TRIUMPH OVER Jesus (the singing with instruments) that the Judas Bag wa for "carrying the mouthpieces of wind instruments" and was not a PURSE and always pictured attached to the FLUTE CASE of new wineskin, perverted singers and dancers. The SOP Jesus hand ground for Judas has the same ROOT meaning as PSALLO based on "grinding you into a fine powder" and therefore NOT a musical word except fot the Bow, Lyre and By PLUCKING by Apollo or Abaddon the FATHER of such ritauls and who can be ENJOYED in any NEW STYLE WORSHIP VENUE.
The harps were NOT played on the SEVENTH say sabbath because even tuning the strings was considered WORK. PSALLO lets you pluck your bow to shoot those you use the RACA words against. As a disciple of Abaddon you do WORK on the first day and John calls that SORCERY. You can, if you USE the MUSES (vile prostitute musicians) you are also authorized to SHOOT OUT LOVE ARROWS.
When the Passover was eaten [that which had been killed], Jesus took the bread and juice of UNLEAVENED BREAD eating and INSTITUTED the Lord's Supper NOT part of the finished PASSOVER which was ROAST LAMB.
Al, PASSOVER does not mean BREAD AND JUICE. You KILL the passover and you EAT the passover: you don't not KILL the unleaven bread other than the "animal-planty thingies" inside.
Now, you have lost what seems to be the ONLY REMAINING "approved example" of Jesus BREAKING THE LAW so you can AUTHORIZE the use of instrumental music: if you want to do what was always identified as "females and the effeminate" thingy then GO AHEAD. But, if you can find God Himself breaking the LAW a hundred times you CANNOT scrub off the UNIVERSAL connection between MAKING MUSIC and MAKING the MUSICIAN. All of the PLUCKING examples used by Tom Burgess and dittoed by everyone else point DIRECTLY to older males PLUCKING the harp to get a "youth minister" ready to be plucked--his pubic hair already plucked.