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Scripture sound like I did you a favor, "taking" all those liberals! You're welcome. What's your real name scripture? I'd love to grab lunch.The deeper issue is that of being willing to rupture the local congregation in order to have an individual's way, rather than instrumental music. A group was willing to rupture the body in order to have instruments and to carry its young into captivity.
The original fundamental issue involving it was that it represented the foremost characteristic of those who were unwilling to place secular authority over religious authority, and to place denominational development as more important than congregation autonomy. Such emblems as the flag, secularism, hierarchical development were all greater threat than instrumental music. But instrumental music became a SYMBOL of all these digressive developments.
The Disciples thought that applying modern techniques to worship and church organization would bring droves of people to their meeting places. Today, the Disciples are roughly 600,000 in membership, and are begging their people to study the Bible more.
Someone remarked that the average young person in the church is not familiar with the contents of John 3:16. It would be interesting to know how many person know the Beatitudes, difference between the New Testament and the Old Testament, or how grace in conditioned on obedience. Some parents are shocked when they realize the gap between their knowledge and that of their children.
I have decided to not challenge the one addicted to mythology any more. Frankly, I have better things to do.Even when people use common words such as rants, they do not know that this defines their WORSHIP services. I am not sure whether you can RANT by writing: the historic scholars demanded teaching in writing because the simple mind could be swayed by RANTING. Ranting was that charismatic arousal by religious rites creating PANIC named after PAN the god of the cappellas.
Plut. Adulator 12
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It was this that ruined Sicily, by styling the tyranny of Dionysius and Phalaris nothing but justice and a hatred of villanous practices. It was this that overthrew Egypt, by palliating the ling's effeminacy, his yellings, his enthusiastic rants, and his beating of drums, with the more plausible names of true religion and the worship of the Gods.
It was this that had very nigh ruined the stanch Roman temper, by extenuating the voluptuousness, the luxury, the sumptuous shows, and public profuseness of Antony, into the softer terms of humanity, good nature, and the generosity of a gentleman who knew how to use the greatness of his fortune. What but the charms of flattery made Ptolemy turn piper and fiddler?" What else put on Nero's BUSKINS and brought him on the stage ? Have we not known several princes, if they sung a tolerable TREBLE, termed Apollos when they drank stoutly, styled Bacchuses; and upon wrestling, fencing, or the like, immediately dubbed by the name of Hercules, and hurried on by those empty titles to the commission of those acts which were infinitely beneath the dignity of their character?
Hercules introduced those ACTS called sodomy into religious worship as in the Jerusalem Temple. If you had read Romans 1 you would understand that the EFFEMINATE nature of the PROGRESSIVES is both the expression and cause of what Plato called GENDER BLEED. Singing that religious style was the CAUSE of effeminancy: if you act it you will become it. The Levites sang FALSETTO and the ORGANUM singers in the Sistine Chapel (caper, cappells, goat shrine) were castrated and thus pleased the Pope more than the FALSETTOS. When you hear that WHINE it might signal more than a tornado.
God used SPEAK, READ, LISTEN words to absolutely EXCLUDES Hercules doing his works on you.
Is that one of those hilarious screaming goats?I have decided to not challenge the one addicted to mythology any more. Frankly, I have better things to do.
I believe the addicted one is a mere "goat" among the gods. They say once you go "PAN" you can't come back. I feel he must be happy.
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[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]After Jason's initial post, he's responded only twice so far. It appears that only a few questions have been asked up to this point. Let's not miss this opportunity to "ask away." I gather that while he may be willing to answer difficult questions, let's be conversational. [/color]Just checking in from Well House. Hope all is well, I miss you guys!
[color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]Jason, your ID, please? So, when was the last time you posted?[/color]
My responses to Rocnar-Rancor belong in the SCHOOL thread and I will fit them in. Rocnar may be speaking for Jason. First, I will note and challenge Jason and all of the LUites in these last days to explain what part of[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]After Jason's initial post, he's responded only twice so far. It appears that only a few questions have been asked up to this point. Let's not miss this opportunity to "ask away." I gather that while he may be willing to answer difficult questions, let's be conversational. [/color]