Paul outlaws Dionysus Worship: The progressives bear a MARK.

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August 31st, 2016, 8:45 pm #11

Scripture points to all of the follies of human superstition which are destructive but handy devices by which evil men take the masses captive and harnesses them to expand their mercinary motives. For instance, after the fall BACK to idolatry at Mount Sinai Moses begins with the vain and emptiness created by the Sumerians (c. B.C. 4000) who assumed ownership of all of the God-given living of the hunter-gatherers.

Paul wrote to innoculate the Disciples of Christ from the orgies of Dionysus Worship involving Apollon as the leader of the muses (locusts) who could lull you to sleep in the noon day sun and then give you the sting of death.

According to Philo, the gods of the pagans exploit this weakness of men.
For the sake of a better effect,
and with the intention of more easily cheating their devotes,
that they have set their lies to melodies, rhythms and meters.."


The ACT of singing as a required legalism allows evil men to set THEIR lies to melodies to PREVENT Jesus from being the ONLY RABBI when APT elders "teach that which has been taught." The song book or PRAYER BOOK is NOT that which God's Spirit wrote for our LEARNING.

Dave dodges the Bible blaming me for telling him that there is no command, example or remote inference of God VIOLATING his REST by calling people out of THEIR BESTOWED REST to engage in group singing with or without instruments.

There is no command, example or remote inference of any of the many NAMED assembles where the people engaged in group singing with or without instruments.

No one chanted any human compositions in the assembly until about the year 373 when Constantine paid the unwashed pagan bishops and then only in the MONKISH setting but not when the people gathered.

There is no MELODY word in Scripture which includes tunefulness.
MELODY even now is a "series of single notes."
The ONE GOD THE FATHER breathed SPIRIT without metron or musical melody.
Jesus never SANG in any of His defined Scripture as the Prophets or other mentions of Messiah.

So Dave or one of his NUMEROUS personalities which he may never have met thinks that hacking this forum will excuse him or "them" from working desperately hard to prevent any of the WORDS of Jesus either spoken OR sung.

If God has SUPPLIED everything we need they what shall we say that YOU need THEM to go beyond and REPLACE the universal command to SPEAK what God commands? You sing only to mother goddess who can also be male.

Now, Dave if you need to enthuse over self-exhibitionists SELLING stuff then never let me stand in your way.



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September 1st, 2016, 3:49 pm #12

Paul in commanding the SPEAKING of the Biblical Text wrote that ODE and PSALLO must be IN the heart and therefore SILENT as Paul demanded silence of any thing anyone claimed as a revelation. He, on the other hand, would speak only that which was provided by God for EDUCATION.

For those unable to read the series of ANTITHETICAL PARALLELS leading up to the command to SPEAK, the Progressives as ANTI-church of Christ which feeds them and buys their merchandise, are the only ones who are HISTORYLESS.

C. Leonard Allen now in control of your children: Note the use of the term “movement” in the following excerpts from page 5: “This attitude toward the past characterized the early movement. … Propelled by such an attitude toward the past, restoration movements like ours easily develop a kind of historylessness. By this term I refer to the perception that, while other churches or movements are snared in the web of profane history, one’s own church or movement stands above mere human history. In the process it creates exhilarating (and damaging) illusions. Among Churches of Christ it often has meant that we simply discounted eighteen centuries of Christianity as, at worst, a diseased tumor or, at best, an instructive failure.

http://www.piney.com/Restoration-Roots.html

There are only a few HYMNS defined as the hallels in THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN FOR OUR LEARNING.

Hallel (Hebrew: הלל‎‎, "Praise") is a Jewish prayer, a verbatim recitation from Psalms 113-118, which is used for praise and thanksgiving that is RECITED by observant Jews on Jewish holidays.

Jesus and the apostles did not SING a HYMN and WENT OUT (a good pattery?): the Dicto or recited a hymn as that masculine mark. Tradition says that Number 137 was to be sung to announce the arrival of John the Baptist. Using these HYMNS regularly was considered idolatry. Hymns by people ARE Idols.

"Hymn" is a steal word used of something written by a human and now considered so SUPERIOR to that which is written that it SILENCES even the singing of psalms, hymns or spiritual songs. And so people are made dumb before the slaughter because the TEACHING PSALMS are OUTLAWED in modern cults.

If all else fails for those who say that SINGING WHATEVER is a Direct Command for an ACT of worship and it is a sin NOT to collect around the Maypole and skip, the HISTORY Foster, Hughes and other ditto heads, reads something like this and there is no church council which APPROVED their NEW WINESKINS THEOLOGY as the MARK that Dionysus has forced the NOT-APT elders to bow to Baal and take the initiation.

Hymnody then and now was a human's effort to ENHANCE and silence the Biblical Text. The result is that CLAIMING the Blue Book as a Commanded ACT (legalism) probably deludes and makes it impossible to ever become a RESTORED Church of Christ: In Isaiah 58 that OUTLAWS seeking your own pleasure or SPEAKING YOUR OWN WORDS.

Hymnody developed systematically, only after the emperor Constantine legalized Christianity (AD 313); and it flourished earliest in Syria, where the practice was possibly taken over from the singing by Gnostics and Manichaeans of hymns imitating the psalms. The Byzantine Church adopted the practice; in its liturgy, hymns maintain a much more prominent place than in the Latin liturgy; and Byzantine hymnody developed complex types such as the kanon and kontakion (qq.v.; see also Byzantine chant). Saint Ephraem--a 4th-century Mesopotamian deacon, poet, and hymnist--has been called the "father of Christian hymnody." Britannica Online

In the West, St. Hilary of Poitiers composed a book of hymn texts in about 360. Not much later St. Ambrose of Milan instituted the congregational singing of psalms and hymns, partly as a counter to the hymns of the Arians, who were in doctrinal conflict with orthodox Christianity. In poetic form (iambic octosyllables in four-line stanzas), these early hymns--apparently sung to simple, possibly folk melodies--derive from Christian Latin poetry of the period.

By the late Middle Ages trained choirs [Worship Teams as proof of an ABOMINATION] had supplanted the congregation in the singing of hymns. Although new, often more ornate melodies were composed and many earlier melodies were elaborated, one syllable of text per note was usual. Some polyphonic hymn settings were used, usually in alternation with plainchants, and were particularly important in organ music.


Only by the forced introduction of simple organs by commercial interests where Cathedrals were build at FAIR TOWNS to get in on the fleecing, did the Monks (monkish) and professional composers first LEARNED about harmony because they had ten fingers

The Precenter is called "the first heresy largely pervading the church"

Congregational singing in the liturgy was re-established only during the Reformation, by the Lutheran Church in Germany.

The early chorale (q.v.), or German hymn melody,
was unharmonized and sung unaccompanied,
although harmonized versions, used by varying combinations of choir, organ, and congregation, appeared later.

Swiss, and later, French, English, and Scottish Calvinism promoted the singing of metrical translations of the psalter (see psalmody), austerely set for unaccompanied unison singing. English and Scottish Protestantism admitted only the singing of psalms. English metrical psalms were set to tunes adapted from the French and Genevan psalters. These were fairly complex melodies written on French metres. The English psalter used only a few metres, and the custom of singing each psalm to its “proper” tune was soon replaced by the use of a few common tunes. The common metre 8, 6, 8, 6 (the numbers give the number of syllables in each line), a form of English ballad metre, remains the archetypal English hymn metre.
Kenneth Latourette, A History of Christianity, p. 760).


If you say that GOD COMMANDED SINGING as an ACT
And God did NOT do any such thing but rebukes the singy-clappy persona
The the Spirit OF Christ in Jeremiah 23 calls that despising the Word of God which is the word BLASPHEMY.

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September 5th, 2016, 2:46 pm #13

Scripture points to all of the follies of human superstition which are destructive but handy devices by which evil men take the masses captive and harnesses them to expand their mercinary motives. For instance, after the fall BACK to idolatry at Mount Sinai Moses begins with the vain and emptiness created by the Sumerians (c. B.C. 4000) who assumed ownership of all of the God-given living of the hunter-gatherers.

Paul wrote to innoculate the Disciples of Christ from the orgies of Dionysus Worship involving Apollon as the leader of the muses (locusts) who could lull you to sleep in the noon day sun and then give you the sting of death.

According to Philo, the gods of the pagans exploit this weakness of men.
For the sake of a better effect,
and with the intention of more easily cheating their devotes,
that they have set their lies to melodies, rhythms and meters.."


The ACT of singing as a required legalism allows evil men to set THEIR lies to melodies to PREVENT Jesus from being the ONLY RABBI when APT elders "teach that which has been taught." The song book or PRAYER BOOK is NOT that which God's Spirit wrote for our LEARNING.

Most pagans had a WORLD VIEW and all had similar "gods" under different names. When God finally granted the ELDER'S wish for a king he would both SLAUGHTER and WORSHIP like the nations or gentiles. When God abandoned the Jews to worship the starry host because they already practiced that instrumental-trinitarian-perverted PLAY (Acts 7 etc. etc.) ANY disciple of Christ would be able to SEE and HEAR and not use anything connected with the God-Abandoned Monarchy.

Both Israel and Judah are included under the MARK which no "progressive" or "post Bible" selling their learning at retain (corrupting the word or prostitution) can grasp. Jude says that they were FOREORDAINED and they say they ARE predestined with a crown which no one can pry off.

The Spirit OF Christ speaks only in the Prophets and other prophecies concerning SHILOH or the REST God promised to ABRAHAM'S children and the LAW had no effect on that promise (Gal 3).

This BIBLE text will prove Alexander Campbell's Sermon on the Law. Then as now, if a preacher could find a word or phrase anywhere in the LIBRARY he would use it and abuse it if he could SELL IT AT RETAIL or Prostitute the Word.

2Cor. 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
2Cor. 7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.


phtheiro phtheiresthai pros tous plousious, of hangers-on and flatterers, hēdonas apo . . ponōn” Anon. ap. Stob.4.31.84; “akouō se lurōdou [one who sings to a lyre, ODOS harmonia] gunaikos, Callistr.Stat.7. metekheirizeto de tēn luran, hē de isarithmous tais Mousais exēpto tous phthoggous: ho gar khalkos kai neuras 3. to be morally corrupted,

Identical to those boasting about "Infiltrating and Diverting your congregation:

Of the lyre Pllayer Plut. Sull. 33 and of taking away or bestowing kingdoms at his pleasure. [2] He conducted the sales of confiscated estates in such arrogant and imperious fashion, from the tribunal where he sat, that his gifts excited more odium than his robberies. He bestowed on handsome women, musicians, comic actors, and the lowest of freedmen, the territories of nations and the revenues of cities

Corrupting the WORD as a title of GOD as the Regulative Principle is so serious that the command to SPEAK or READ cannot be misunderstood by anyone. Those who appeal to those ABANDONED by God and sentenced to captivity and death is not permitted to read. Jesus says that God HIDES from the Wise or Sophists: self-authoring speakers, singers, instrument players or actors. Jesus marks them as hypocrites. The Spirit of CHRIST debunked the notion that God commanded king, kingdom, temple, animal slaughter, performing sorcery with instruments with property stolen from the poor. Israel defines the nation as a whole before the Civil War caused by slavery building Solomon's HOUSE when God promised David a tent or FAMILY. If God abandoned all of them to worship the starry host and burn infants, then how can anyone SELL the notion that their GOD needs someone to enable him?

Hos. 13:8 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
Hos. 13:9 O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.
Hos. 13:10 I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes?
Hos. 13:11 I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.
Hos. 13:12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid.
Hos. 13:13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.


Of a tiny remnant,

Hos. 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
Hos. 13:15 Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind [spirit, not a people] shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.

Hos. 14:2 Take with you WORDS, and turn to the LORD: say [Dico] unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our LIPS.


VERBUM whence eirō and rhēma, what is spoken or said; cf. Goth. vaurd; Germ. Wort; Engl. word, a word; plur., words, expressions, language, discourse, conversation, etc.
RHEMASpeak as RHEMA is the opposite of ERGON mostly deeds of WAR as in "worship wars." 4. deed, action, “erg' andrōn te theōn te” Od.1.338 ; “theskela e. Trōōn set in motion by a god: wonderous works " God-inspired (keleuō)“, th. Hermēs” Coluth.126.

Hermēs , [KAIROS] Hermes, son of Zeus and Maia, 3. ho tou Hermou astēr the planet Mercury,

John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words [VERBUM] that I speak unto you, they are SPIRIT, and they are life.


The WORDS which Jesus SPEAKS are derived from God's Spirit or BREATH and WORDS and SPEAK are the means of conveying God's Spirit or Mind. Loquor is defined as speak, say in the tone of conversation or even whisper.

Jesus noted that the Sons of God SPEAK but the sons of the Devil DO and therefore rest on THEIR ability
Speak as RHEMA is the opposite of ERGON mostly deeds of WAR as in "worship wars." 4. deed, action, “erg' andrōn te theōn te” Od.1.338 ; “theskela e. Trōōn

God is not--CAN NOT--be worshipped with the words or works of your human hands: the attempt proves that you believe that God is incompetent. That is the meaning of the PRAISE LEADER who makes certain that the gods do not fail you--again.

Hos. 14:3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of OUR hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.


WORK of our hands is OPERA as in religious observations "to which the kingdom does not come." to bestowpains, to employ Mūsa , ae, f., = Mousa,muse, one of the goddesses of poetry, music, and the other liberal arts. A. A song, a poem: “musa procax,” Hor. C. 2, 1, 37: “pedestris,” a style of poetry bordering on prose. Mousa singing to the lyre as a "burden".

Plato warning about limiting the contact with the muses:

Plat. Rep. 411a Now when a man abandons himself to music to play upon him and pour into his soul as it were through the funnel of his ears those sweet, soft, and dirge-like airs of which we were just now speaking, and gives his entire time to the warblings and blandishments of song, the first result is that the principle of high spirit, if he had it,
[411b] is softened like iron and is made useful instead of useless and brittle. But when he continues the practice without remission and is spellbound, the effect begins to be that he melts and liquefies till he completely dissolves away his spirit,


Music had value in the sense of training warriors: they studied music, dancing and gymnastics to prepare men to go into war and be agile and kill and not be killed.



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September 5th, 2016, 10:08 pm #14

For the lesser informed, the notion that Paul explicitly "outlawed Dionysus worship" is not accurate, given that the god Dionysus is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible.

Instead, Paul gives a general admonition: "Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry" (1 Cor. 10:14 KJV).

Moreover, whereas the New Testament does occasionally mention a few pagan deities, it certainly doesn't fixate on them; hence, such deities do not appear on every page of every chapter in the New Testament, as some would have us believe. The New Testament is more concerned with presenting and explaining the Gospel of Christ than with pagan deities. So, it goes without saying that faithful Christians do not focus their lifestyles on pagan subjects.
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September 5th, 2016, 10:50 pm #15

Scripture points to all of the follies of human superstition which are destructive but handy devices by which evil men take the masses captive and harnesses them to expand their mercinary motives. For instance, after the fall BACK to idolatry at Mount Sinai Moses begins with the vain and emptiness created by the Sumerians (c. B.C. 4000) who assumed ownership of all of the God-given living of the hunter-gatherers.

Paul wrote to innoculate the Disciples of Christ from the orgies of Dionysus Worship involving Apollon as the leader of the muses (locusts) who could lull you to sleep in the noon day sun and then give you the sting of death.

According to Philo, the gods of the pagans exploit this weakness of men.
For the sake of a better effect,
and with the intention of more easily cheating their devotes,
that they have set their lies to melodies, rhythms and meters.."


The ACT of singing as a required legalism allows evil men to set THEIR lies to melodies to PREVENT Jesus from being the ONLY RABBI when APT elders "teach that which has been taught." The song book or PRAYER BOOK is NOT that which God's Spirit wrote for our LEARNING.

Scholars agree that Peter quotes from the Hebrew Scrolls but Jesus quotes from the Septuagint. That total collection included the writings of the Maccabees as the history in the so-called years of silence between the Old and New Testaments.

Many godly Jews had fled Jerusalem when the clergy got their offices as high bidders. Even young men were forced to "wear the hat of Hermes" and serve as prostitutes IN Herod's Temple.

Disciples are STUDENTS and nothing beyond being a School of Christ (say the Campbells and the Bible) is a Church of Christ.

The Tilting Toward Babylon began at the final Jubilee held in Nashville and in Rome. The THESIS was the New Wineskin which would stretch to fit the "ever fermenting gospel". That was the first abomination alluded to in many passages: it just flits past your eyes in fractions of verses and no one asks "Saved or Safe by Grace through Faith" from WHAT? Ephesians 2:1 defines the FROM WHAT we are kept SAFE by grace (which teaches) and faith (which obeys)

Eph. 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph. 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.


You might enjoy reading what Jesus read or heard READ when He attended synagogue where the pattern was to PREACH the WORD by READING the WORD<font size="8">.




Jesus said that the MEN were BOYS piping trying to get Him and others to lament or sing and dance. That was the Dionysus initiation into the always-gay priesthoods.</font>
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September 6th, 2016, 8:35 pm #16



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September 11th, 2016, 1:41 pm #17


I just checked and Dionysus is still not in the KJV Bible. I am old school. Ken have you cherry picked from another translation? Again?
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September 11th, 2016, 3:42 pm #18

Neither is:

Your song book (a hymn is a prayer so you use a PRAYER BOOK)
Your command to SING which is OPPOSITE to SPEAK
Your claiming that MELODY means HARMONY which produces KOMA
Your LAW of Laying By in Store to divert the money from the poor
Your READING as an ACT even if we read verse 3d.
Your prayer LEADER as an act of worship.
Your Preacher (a Kerusso is a HERALD without a GO BUTTON)
Your violation of the Direct command and example of self-assembly once on the first day of the week. Since you do not intend to hold a SCHOOL for DISCIPLES, the multiplication of times and event is LADING BURDENS Jesus died to REMOVE. He synagogued on two first days of the week and they DIDN'T sing or pass the plate. The ministers like Timothy WORKED so that He could "minister" to the poor and not be ministered to.

Dionysus, like Nimrod, was-is a god of many names. If you SING that which is not written for our learning you might be drunk on the wine of Dionysus: You don't have to know him for him to know you. Apollon is the personified "spirit" and the leader of the Muses, Locusts, adulterers and you won't tell people about Apollon as a name of the Jew's god when they were turned over to worship the starry hose. The SERVICE the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites performed has the same meaning as Abaddon or Apollon. All I can tell you is that the "god" of the progressives working DESPERATELY HARD will not be Jesus or His Father because His kingdom does not come to religious OBSERVATIONS.
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September 22nd, 2016, 9:36 pm #19

Scripture points to all of the follies of human superstition which are destructive but handy devices by which evil men take the masses captive and harnesses them to expand their mercinary motives. For instance, after the fall BACK to idolatry at Mount Sinai Moses begins with the vain and emptiness created by the Sumerians (c. B.C. 4000) who assumed ownership of all of the God-given living of the hunter-gatherers.

Paul wrote to innoculate the Disciples of Christ from the orgies of Dionysus Worship involving Apollon as the leader of the muses (locusts) who could lull you to sleep in the noon day sun and then give you the sting of death.

According to Philo, the gods of the pagans exploit this weakness of men.
For the sake of a better effect,
and with the intention of more easily cheating their devotes,
that they have set their lies to melodies, rhythms and meters.."


The ACT of singing as a required legalism allows evil men to set THEIR lies to melodies to PREVENT Jesus from being the ONLY RABBI when APT elders "teach that which has been taught." The song book or PRAYER BOOK is NOT that which God's Spirit wrote for our LEARNING.

In the Worship of the Dead Garnier (1909) observes what Scripture makes clear.

It has been concluded by those who have studied the subject that the gods best known among the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Babylonians, such as Cronus, Saturn, Bel, II, Thoth, Hermes, Bacchus, Mercury, Osiris, Dionysius, Thammuz, Apollo, Horus, Mars, Hercules and Jupiter, are all one and the same god, each being the separate deification of him under different aspects and attributes .


Of the Jews who claim that the NEW COVENANT is made with the Jews and Gentiles still have the same right to join in. This is the prevailing teaching at once-Christian universities and defunct churches: Hermes or KAIROS is the "conductor of dead spirits into HELL. The Spirit OF Christ in Isaiah 30 says that the MARKS will be the sounds of wind, string and percussion instruments. These are the same instruments "Lucifer (from Halal) the singing and harp-playing prostitute brought with him-her-it into the garden of Eden. They are the instruments of the "lusted after fruits" as craftsmen, singers, instrument players under the same Babylon Mother of Harlots. The Spirit OF Christ marked them in the prophets and apostles. Those who are strongly deluded allow Hermes or Kairos to lock them into the Jewish Covenant with Death and Hell.

Is. 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Is. 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Is. 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
Is. 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

Remembering that The Word or Logos is the Regulative Principle which the neo-pagans (casting visions) DENOUNCE with hissing and venom.

The Word of God and the Spirit of God appeal to the heart and conscience and the moral and spiritual part of man, opening his eyes to the truth, to the good of righteousness, to the promises of the future, and to the mercy of God, changing thereby his mind 358 THE WORSHIP OF THE DEAD and affections, and producing in him hope in, and love towards God. But the ritual of idolatry appealed only to the senses, imagina- tion, and the psychical or natural part of man

The word 'psychical " is from " the soul," or " natural life," ^and it is the term used by the Apostolical writers
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to distinguish that which is natural," or characteristic of man by nature,
.....from that ' which is spiritual, and it is usually translated in the New Testament by the word " natural." It refers to the passions, sentiments and affections which are called forth by the things of time and sense, and includes, not merely the grosser passions, but the feelings and sentiments evoked by music and art and anything of merely rnaterial beauty and grandeur.

This was the character of the ancient Paganism. It appealed solely to the senses. Its splendour and magnificence, the stirring: and solemn strains of its music, its sumptuous surroundings, its air of mystery and awe, its mighty ; temples, whose vast and silent aisles and " gloom impressive told a god dwelt there," had a powerful effect on the senses and imagination, calling forth in the more religious those temporary emotions and passing sentiments of piety, which men, at all times, have mistaken for spirituality, but which are purely psychical feelings,

if. i.e., feelings produced, not by any appeal to the conscience and moral faculties, which is the effect of religious truth, but entirely by these appeals to the senses and imagination. Hence, not only was the trust and dependence of the Pagan placed on material and created things, but his mind and affections were absorbed in that which was natural and sensual. His very piety was the outcome of imagination and psychical feeling, and the greater his devotion the more effectually did this false piety shut out from his mind everything of a moral and spiritual nature, and blind him to the demands of true righteousness

The Pagan devotee was thus wholly separated from the true God, — accursed, or cut off, from His guidance and protection ; and Scripture implies that there are legions of evil spirits ever ready to enter into, or delude and pervert, the minds of those deprived of that protection, and thus complete and confirm their separation from God.


After Rick Atchley and a band of purpose driven discorders began to question God's power of command, example or even inference for a devoted Disciple (only) of Christ through His Word, Rick claims that "a" spirit told him--after a decade--that God COMMANDED the instrumental praise which was the soothsaying or sorcery of the Jews whom God had TURNED OVER to worship the starry host. Scripture and this writer prove that they have taken the fork in the road and led a few dozen others into the NACC camp regularly denouncing the Church of Christ which FEEDS them in violation of the command NOT to pay for the "free water of the Word."

But that which made the Pagan devotee still more hopelessly accursed or cut off from God was the fact that the gods he worshipped and trusted in, and whose guidance and assistance he sought, were those very evil spirits

It is not to be supposed that the ancient Pagans, any more than ' Ovid, Fasti, lib. iii. ; Potter, bk. ii. chap. ii. p. 201

THE MORAL ASPECT OF PAGANISM 359 modern Spiritualists [Spiritual formation, Lectio-Divina by feminists at LU], avowedly worshipped evil spirits, or that Paganism in its ultimate form, when its chief god was identified with the Prince of Evil, was the result of a deliberate and sinister design by a succession of wicked men, working with one accord from generation to generation with that purpose in view.


Judas didn't know that he was the Devil's GOAT until Jesus hand-fed him the SOP which has the same meaning as the code-word PSALLO.<font>

Everything points to the fact that it was the result of a process of gradual development, in which men, ignorant of the true God, were led to adopt, little by little, the different features on which the system was built up; and that the guiding spirit, from first to last of this development, was him "who deceiveth the whole world," "the I spirit which worketh in the children of disobedience," and who by this means obtained for himself the open worship of the bulk of the human race, and became in very truth, as stated by the Apostle, " the god of this world." </font>

Apollon or Abbadon a name of the SUN god to which the Levites SERVED with instrumental prophesying is the ONLY personified "spirit" and the leader of the Locusts which are the MUSES (like Graces) noted as usurping SHEPHERDESSES and dirty adulteresses.</font>
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