IS PREDESTINATION A FACT? Only in the sense that God establishes a FORK IN THE ROAD: If you take the WRONG road you are PREDESTINATED to follow the WAY to life or death. HOW can we tell when a person is PREDESTINATED to the way to heaven:
<font color=blue>Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this,
they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord:
and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.</font>
When they use the word : BIBLEIDOLATRY you can bet that they want YOU to worship THEIR fallse words.
<font color=blue>G1392 doxaz? dox-ad'-zo From G1391 ; to render (or esteem) glorious (in a wide application):(make) glorify (-ious), full of (have) glory, honour, magnify
G1391 doxa dox'-ah From the base of G1380 ; glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literally or figuratively, objectively or subjectively):--dignity, glory (-ious), honour, praise, worship.</font>
I told you that Paul's ONLY worship words mean to GIVE HEED TO THE WORD. You cannot possibly reject the WORD without failing to JUSTIFY or declare that the FATHER is RIGHTEOUS. By CONTRADICTING the Word you call God a LIAR.
If the "pastors" have used music on you instead of "mining the Word of God" you want to take the harps as literal. However, then you must confess that the PLACE was not in heaven but on Mount Sion. "Heaven" can means "just out there."
Note that the 144,000 are on Mount Sion.
<font color=blue>AND I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion,
and with him an hundred forty and four thousand,
having his Fathers name written in their foreheads. Rev 14:1</font>
Father is the THOUGHT and Son is the WORD and Spirit is the BREATH in ALL classical trinity formulations: Only in latter-day, Nashville churches of Christ did anyone hallucinate that the SPIRIT was a little person who can FIT into their carnal bodies. His NAME is the WORD of God: the Living Word and the Written Word. If you have HIS Spirit moving YOUR spirit then your HANDS will not wave and clap but ACT upon the Word- ONLY.
John was in HIS OWN SPIRIT on the Lord's Day which is the only place to be: don't do no Rock and Roll.
What they heard was from heaven.
<font color=blue><>And I heard a VOICE from heaven,
AS the VOICE of many waters, and
ASthe VOICE of a great thunder: and I heard
the VOICE of harpers harping with their harps: Rev 14:2
And I heard a SOUND from heaven
LIKEthe roar of rushing waters and
LIKEa loud peal of thunder. The SOUND I heard was
LIKE that of harpists playing their harps. Rev 14:2NIV</font>
Why do the WORDLESS preachers NOT bring in THUNDER MACHINES. The sounding brass in 1 Cor 13 pointed to machines to do the WORK of creating sounds to SHOCK and AWE inspire the silly "worshippers." Why not have a WATER RUSHING machine: Lawrence Welk made millions on a BUBBLE MACHINE.
Whey do you let the SORCERER or WIZARD tell you that they PLAYED harps when John says THIS IS A PARABLE:
the VOICE of the ODE was LIKE the sound of many harpers?
But, for the LIVING one must SPEAK the GOSPEL which excludes music--unless you are SPIRITUALLY DEAD or being taken captive.
Here is how Plato shows the difference between a GOOD MAN and an EVIL MAN:
<font color=purple>You mean, I said, if I understand you aright,
that there is one sort of narrative style which may be employed
by a truly good man when he has anything to say,
and that another sort will be used
by a man of an opposite character and education.
Then he will adopt a mode of narration such as we have illustrated out of Homer,
that is to say, his style will be both imitative and narrative;
but there will be very little of the former, and a great deal of the latter. Do you agree?
Certainly, he said; that is the model which such a speaker must necessarily take.
But there is another sort of character who will narrate anything, and,
the worse lie is, the more unscrupulous he will be;
nothing will be too bad for him: and he will be ready to imitate anything,
not as a joke, but in right good earnest, and before a large company.
As I was just now saying,
he will attempt to represent the roll of thunder, the noise of wind and hall, or the creaking of wheels, and pulleys,
and the various sounds of flutes; pipes, trumpets, and all sorts of instruments:
he will bark like a dog, bleat like a sheep, or crow like a cock;
his entire art will consist in imitation of voice and gesture,
and there will be very little narration. </font>
If good men who "has anything to say" would never IMITATE the sounds, why would anyone hallucinate that a GOOD MAN with anything to SAY would actually use music and instruments which only one of OPPOSITE TO GOOD would do by ABUSING God and His WORD and removing the GLORY God put into it.
We said that a MUSICAL INSTRUMENT is defined as a MACHINE for performing a hard piece of WORK or for producing "shock and awe" in the theaters where THEY said that they were hearing the voice of the GODS and YOU were under the bondage of the FRIGHT mechanic: Fright or fear is another name for APOLLO who is the devil who unleshed the MUSES (prostitute-singers which were synonyms) to STEAL your souls.
<font color=blue>And I heard a VOICEfrom heaven,
LIKEthe sound of many waters and
LIKEthe sound of loud thunder, and
the VOICE which I heard was
LIKE the sound of harpists playing on their harps. Rev 14:2NAS</font>
What they heard was a VOICE: Paul commanded SPEAK for the assembly and the word SPEAK excludes poetry AND music.
Jesus SPOKE in the Synagogue. Paul SPOKE in the mission churches and is never said to have SUNG.
Therefore, John who connects SINGING and INSTRUMENTS with SORCERERS which DEFACTO takes aw
<font color=blue>And they sung [ode=no tune] as it were a new song [ode] before the throne,
and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song
but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. Rev 14:3</font>
NOW IS JUDGEMENT COME UPON THE FALSE PROPHETS who lies TO God and ABOUT God:
<font color=blue>And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven,
having the everlasting gospel to preach
unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation,
and kindred, and tongue, and people, Rev 14:6
SAYING with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Rev 14:7</font>
SAYING is LEGO: <font color=blue>g3004 A primary verb; properly to lay forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; </font>
You simply CANNOT be a REgenerated Christian with A holy spirit if you CANNOT grasp that SPEAK never allows SINGING."
Why does the preacher want MUSIC? Because HE is not a REGENERATED person and HE hates the Word of God. Saying or Speaking is:
<font color=blue>logikos [logos] ) the organs of speech
A. of or for speaking or speech, logikê, hê, speech, OPPOSITE to mousikê
Eph 5: WEB LOQUENTES vobismet ipsis in psalmis et hymnis et canticis spiritalibus cantantes et psallentes in cordibus vestris Domino
Loquor [Sanscr. lap-, to talk, whisper; to speak, talk, say (in the lang. of common life, in the tone of conversation, indicate or express clearly</font>
Only by SPEAKING the Words of God in Christ do you WORSHIP God: Paul's UNIQUE worship word means to GIVE HEED to the Word.
<font color=blue>Acts 15:35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, TEACHING and PREACHING the word of the Lord, with many others also.</font>
NO singing in Antioch for all of that time or ANY place where Paul conducts synagogue. NONE.
<font color=blue>Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that PREACH him, being READ in the synagogues every sabbath day.</font>
Only in devotion to the word can we submit to God:
<font color=blue>Proskuneo (g4352) pros-koo-neh'-o; from 4314 and a prob. der. of 2965 (mean. to kiss, like a dog licking his master's hand); to fawn or crouch to, i.e. (lit. or fig.) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore): - worship. </font>
Plato spoke for those John identified as STILL ALIVE rather than the DEAD for which Paul expressed HOPE and not a PATTERNISM for Christian worship.
<font color=blue>"If a man, then, it seems, [398a] who was capable by his CUNNING of assuming (pantomimic art)
every kind of shape and IMITATING all things should arrive in our city, bringing with himself
- the POEMS which he wished to EXHIBIT,
we should fall down and worship him as a holy and wondrous and delightful creature,
NOR is it LAWFUL for such a man to arise among us,
- and we should SEND him AWAY to another city,
after POURING myrrh down over his head and CROWNING him with fillets of WOOL (taring and feathering him)
who would IMITATE the DICTION of the GOOD man and would tell his tale
in the patterns which we prescribed in the beginning, when we set out to EDUCATE our SOLDIER." </font>
CONCLUSION: if you are a DEAD VIRGIN and your family is worried that you are LOST and UNCONSCIOUS, then John says that they are ALIVE and not SUFFERING and they SING just as ALIVE as the living people IMITATE the sounds of all kinds of things. PLATO SAID THAT:
However, if you are STILL ALIVE the angel says PREACH THE GOSPEL using the WORD SPEAK and we know that excludes MUSIC or POETRY.
Plato agrees and says that if you have such silly parasites the TAR AND FEATHER them and ride them out of town on a rail.
Thus saidth the Word of TRUTH. NO ONE PLAYS HARPS EVEN AMONG THE CONSIOUS DEAD. If you have a LIVING PREACHER you have the authority to dismiss him if he DOES NOT preach or teach THAT WHICH HAS BEEN TAUGHT.