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G. C. Brewer notes that the piano player and song leader in a luncheon club were missing: two "gospel" preachers rose to the occasion and made themselves "human." (A Medley on the Music Question, p. 11-12, Gospel Advocate, 1948)One of the documents I have ridicules the modern concept of MELODIA (An ODE to be Sung). The point missed at ALL of the factories he notes is the common use of PARALLELISM. God says what He wants us to do and then as antithesis says what we are NOT to do. That prevents the Sectarians from using their LAW OF SILENCE: Quote part of the verse and then be SILENT about the DON'T DO THIS.
There is NO Doctor of the Law you know who can READ the text by the Purpose Driven Christ when you just quote a WORD and say that give YOU the authority to IMPOSE all kinds of LEGALISM on you and YOU should agree or YOU should leave (Madison's Elders.)
<font face="arial" size="4">The WRATH the men were forbidden to let BREAK OUT is the word ORGE or ORGY: when God pours out His wrath on you He forces you to CALL IN THE CLOWNS or PANS. The ELDERS have to do with the SPEAKING or curing spiritual BLINDNESS but they have no authority or ability to take MY part of meditating IN THE HEART about what is spoken. The obscene and blasphemous teams say "watch US as we worship and if YOU do what WE do then YOU will be worshiping." Blasphemy is a terrible charge to escape: much more vile than chopping off heads in the name of religion.
PLATO Rep. 493d that it is wisdom to have learned to know the moods
and the pleasures of the motley multitude in their assembly,
whether about painting or music or, for that matter, politics?
For if a man associates with these and offers and exhibits to them his poetry
or any other product of his craft or any political. service,
and grants the mob authority over himself more than is unavoidable,
the proverbial necessity of Diomede will compel him to give the public what it likes,
but that what it likes is really good and honorable,
have you ever heard an attempted proof of this that is not simply ridiculous?”5
katagelaston is a strong word. “Make the very jack-asses laugh” would give the tone
“impartial persons have to say with a sigh that . . . they have heard no argument advanced for it but such as might make the angels and almost the very jack-asses weep
That's the reason the "hens" flee when they discover that they are under a "chicken hawk.
The only meaning of physical worship is to bow down or fall on your face like a fawning dog. The godly Jews attended synagogue or SCHOOL on their rest day and were quarantined from the house in the place called Jerusalem. God never commanded anything connected with EARTHLY Jerusalem which is called Bondage or Sodom. The Jews and Samaritans argued over the place of worship but Jesus told the woman at the well that spiritual worship is in the PLACE of the Spirit. Unless you are engaged in bondage you don't assemble to WORSHIP by performing certain rituals: worship is giving attention to something or some one: you cannot give attention to God and His Word if someone is sucking up all of the air and attention to themselves.Is singing authorized in the Church Of Christ?
A Church of Christ is--by definition--built upon or EDUCATED by the Prophets and Apostles as the meaning of Holy Scripture. The end-time robbers of temples build upon the CURSE of the Laws of the Monarchy. The Prophetic Types define the REST-SCHOOL of the synagogue then and the Church as the Kingdom of Christ over which HE rules as prophet, priest, king, word, light and SOLE Teacher. Jesus fulfilled "that which was written concerning Him." The Apostles were eye- and ear- witnesses and left us a MEMORY of the CERTIFIED PROPHETIC GOSPEL. Peter Said that certified gospel is NOT subject to private interpretation because it came by God breathing the Word into Jesus of Nazareth WHOM HE MADE TO BE both Lord and Christ. He said that NOT teaching the revealed Word is left as a MARK to identify false teachers who are Purpose Driven and cursed spirits.Is singing authorized in the Church Of Christ?