<em>Jesus identified the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites. He quotes from Isaiah but the same message about mouth religion is in Ezekiel 33.
There, Christ the Spirit, named entertaining speakers, singers and instrument players.
Hypocrite in the Greek literature points first to rhetoricians and including CANTUS or the musical performers.
A Pharisee is also one who added their own opinions and taught them as doctrine. From Isaiah 55 they knew about the free water of the Word but missed Isaiah 58 which outlaws seeking our own pleasure or speaking out own words. The Pharisees knew that they could not eat up the widows homes unless they fabricated some good songs and sermons (no singing in the synagogue)
You will remember that at the Jerusalem Council, the fact that both Jew and Gentile was prepared for the kingdom is that they had attended synagogue where the Word of God was PREACHED by being READ. The overseer made sure that the reader did not add anyy opines.
by Ken Sublett December 23, 2010 at 11:20 pm </em>
When scriptures were READ they were also explained. See Nehemiah 8:8.
The Greek word hypocrites in Mark 7:6
From G5271; an actor under an assumed character (stage player), that is, (figuratively) a dissembler (hypocrite): hypocrite.
So Jesus was accusing them of being actors pretenders. They pretended to be diligently obedient but yet they made rules that nullified Gods law.
There is nothing in the context of Mark 7 about singing or instruments. So if you apply the passage to instrumental music, you would be doing the very thing you condemn. Pretty much the same thing the Pharisees were doing.
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Remembering that the Spirit OF Christ spoke through the Prophets and never through the Scribes and Pharisees. Christ also warned about the Lying Pen of The Scribes who kept a record of a NOT-commanded kingdom which God had abandoned to worship the Starry Host BECAUSE of musical idolatry. Poets and song writers were not permitted to write true history and wrote only "what might have been if WE had been in charge." That is what LU is promoting as using your imagination where God has been silent.