If you have noticed all of the massive sowing of discord has oozed out of preacher's workshops which have become distribution centers of mad teachings facilitated by USING musical worship teams USING music. That has always been identified as sorcery or witchcraft: for one Warlock there are ten thousand witches THEY say. Since Feminist Theology you can just be a wannabe.
It is not remotely possible that honest preachers could give themself any room to decided to JOIN any of Beam's list of sects. Even with Phd's they cannot NOT say "God didn't say anything about that." Paul in 2 Corinthians 3 would suggest that they TURN to Christ (be baptized) rather than being turned backward by pseudo scholors.
Some people PRESUME to be elders who are as APT to howl at the moon as APT to be teachers. Paul commanded HOW to conduct ekklesia / synagogue or SCHOOL OF CHRIST since there would not be a mouse hole for the rhetoricians, singers, players, dancers or actors to get inside: Philippians 3 Paul OUTLAWED them by placing worship IN THE SPIRIT rather than IN THE FLESH. That leaves the assembly time to let Jesus do the teaching.
What is it about TEACH THAT WHICH HAS BEEN TAUGHT is impossible to grasp if get trained by professional rabbi?
If anyone can find any authority or rationale for people WRITING their own Scripture by cutting-N-pasting verses together to present THEIR OWN message just pipe up. Otherwise you may not know of a Church of Christ.
If you can find any authority for fruity-loopys writing their own falsetto, hand waving, hand clapping, body gyrating nitty-witty praise ditties just "Chime" in. Otherwise you are enduring WORSHIP services whereas Jesus died to peel religionism off people's backs especially the LADED BURDENS which are the nerve frazzling so-called Contemporary Christian Music. The first century Jesus is still alive and well and He visits ONLY where they sit down, shut up and listen to Jesus being PREACHED as He is READ and discussed.
When ALL of the evidence says TEACH the Word of Christ it is impossible for a disciple of Christ to question Him about doing MORE that teaching that which He commanded to be taught. Can't GROW really big and glow with civic pride? Fine! Just fine! If you teach what God the father taught to Jesus the Son you CANNOT grow and glow. Disciples are pilgrims in an alien world and Jesus does not even pray for the world people lust to suck in.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
1Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
That's why those OF the world have no trouble cheating, lying and stealing the church house of widoes so they can provide a VENUE for their worldly race--at your expense.
Cancers grow--the kingdom SPREADS.
Habakkuk 2:18 What profiteth the graven image (guitar)
....that the maker thereof hath graven it;
....the molten image [trumpet), and a teacher of lies,
....that the maker of his work trusteth therein,
....to make dumb idols?
Habakkuk 2:19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, (claranet)
....Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach
....! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver,
....and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple:
....let all the earth keep silence before him.
O thou, that wakest on thy seven-string'd lyre
<font color="#FFFFFF">....Sweet notes, that from the rustic lifeless horn
....Enchant [rev 18:23] the ear with heavenly melody,
....Son of Latona, thee before this light
....Will I reprove. Thou camest to me, with gold
....Thy locks all glittering, as the vermeil flowers
....And now my son and thine, ill-fated babe,
....Is rent by ravenous vultures; thou, meanwhile,
....Art to thy lyre attuning strains of joy.[not grieved]?
God DOES NOT JUDGE by what He hears or sees: do musicians invading the School of Christ think--like all pagans--that they have to AWAKEN God or sing songs to put Him to sleep: can they REALLY partner with the Holy Spirit (Jesus Christ)? Can a mite be yoked to an elephant?
Amos condemned using the Warriors instruments in the holy places. What is acceptable making war is not acceptable in the Assembly of Christ: unless you are engaged in worship wars.
We have shown that the Levites performed as SOOTHSAYERS with Instrumental Accompaniment.
Do you really want them to ENCHANT the pants off you. John called them SORCERERS with instrumental accompaniment. Do you know what God says will happen to sorcerers?
We even have a mention at a later date of a similar custom in connection with the cult in Jerusalem, where certain Levites, called me'oreim, 'arousers," sang every morning this verse from Ps 44: 'Awake, Lord, awake! Do not abandon us for ever." The Talmud tells us that Johy Hyrcanus suppressed the practice because it recalled too readily a pagan custom.
A similar practice is attested in connection with the cult of Herakles-Melkart. According to Menander, as he is quoted by Josephus, the king Hiram, who was a contemporary of Solomon, rebuilt the temples of Tyre and, 'he was the first to celebrate the awakening of Heracles in the month of Peritius." (de Vaux, p. 247)
In an inscription from Cyprus, in one from Rhodes and in several from around the district of Carthage, there are references to important personages who bear the title Mqm"lm which we can translate as 'arouser of the god." (de Vaux, p. 247).
Christ speaking ONLY through the Prophets and Apostles spoke of Tyre where the burned infants as they did in Jerusalem to the beat of wind, string and percussion instruments:
Isaiah 23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day,
....that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years,
.... according to the days of one king:
....after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
What is the song of the prostitute:
Isaiah 23:16 Take an harp, go about the city,
....thou harlot that hast been forgotten;
....make sweet melody, sing many songs,
....that thou mayest be remembered.
Isaiah 23:17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years,
....that the LORD will visit Tyre,
....and she shall turn to her hire,
....and shall commit fornication
....with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.
This parallels the captivity of Judah which was cured of idolatry at the Temple and quickly deserted it so that only the Synagogue (Church of Christ in the wilderness) remained: they PREACHED Moses by READING Moses in the synagogue. That is the UNIQUE worship word used by Paul and Peter.
If those who DO gladly receive the Words of Jesus and are baptized ARE proven to be pilgrims and aliens Jesus came to seek and save and "translate their spirits into a heavenly kingdom" is there any wonder that the WORLD works so hard to keep you captive? Disciples WILL NOT love to have it so even when it WILL cause them to be despised and rejected of the world (Kosmos).