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  • Stan Cook is Wrong!
    • Ken Sublett (no login)
      Posted May 5, 2008 9:38 PM

      Stan Cook:The best way to know what the scriptures teach is to understand the original Greek language. The main scripture used to refute IM opposition is Ephesians 5:19. Consider this: the part of Ephesians 5:19 where Paul wrote: “…sing and make melody in your hearts…” can be misleading when read from the KJV. The original Greek says: “adontes kai psallontes”. Adontes means “singing”, then “kai” is a conjunction (also used in Acts 2:38 in “repent and [kai] be baptized”) meaning the joining of two separate actions. Obviously repenting and being baptized are not one and the same action, but two separate actions, which is also true in Ephesians 5:19: “singing” plus another action: “psallontes”, meaning to pluck a stringed instrument. By the way, it’s really stretching it to claim that the “plucking” here is plucking the heart strings, or the vocal chords. Therefore, the Christians in the first century, since they understood the original Greek language, would have read that as “Sing and pluck a stringed instrument”.

      If the truth be known, there are three actions. First, is SPEAKING and that is directed one to another. The Resources are the Inspired Text.

      Both the singING and makING are in the HEART and directed to GOD. Stan wants to translate that as:

      Singing and Playing a Harp IN your heart.

      Now, Stan, that might be painful. IN the HEART is a PLACE as Johnn 4 makes certain and the action is secret and TO GOD and not FROM a performance crew TO the paying AUDIENCE who pay TOO MUCH to hear always silly sounding singers and poor players: better to steal CDs.

      The OBJECT is to hold BIBLE CLASS so we teach, admonish, comfort with Scripture (Rom 15) and glorify God: no one can BE your mediator to "lead you into the presence of God." That smacks of the Abomination of Desolation standing in the Holy Place (podium) Claiming to be Christ Who died to get to be Mediator and "worship leader." Now, here is a little study of the words SPEAK which could have been Hebrew Cantillation which is not TUNEFUL but rhythmic prose.

      SPEAK defines the style of presenting the Psalms which were NOT metrical.
      Singing AND plucking the heart strings was directed TO GOD.
      The parallel in Colossians 3 to deny the INSTRUMENT urge is to "Sing with GRACE in the heart." Both melody and grace were elements of the public teaching style. Psallo has absolutely NO musical content.





      Let me say it again with all of the respect these people deserve: they are lying about God and to God because THEY have their own agenda which now allows them to LIE and CHEAT and STEAL and feel justified because "they have a higher use for YOUR property."
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