John T. Willis: 2. "Sing" is vocal; "make melody" is instrumental. Psalms 33:2-3; 144:9; 149:1, 3 make this crystal clear. Amos 5:23 further verifies this reality.
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Melody means a series of single tones. Instruments cannot make musical melody:
7. For he wiped out his enemies on every side,
and annihilated his adversaries the Philistines;
he crushed their power even to this day.
8. In all that he did he gave thanks to the Holy One, the Most High, with ascriptions of glory;
he sang praise with all his heart, and he loved his Maker.
9. He placed singers before the altar,
to make sweet melody with their voices.
10. He gave beauty to the feasts, and arranged their times throughout the year, while they praised God's holy name, and the sanctuary resounded from early morning.
I have begun a review of this utterly false teaching: Jesus said that doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge. Danger!
The problem of the Theolokrats is that most cannot define?
What is a disciple?
What is a church as Ekklesia.
When Paul speaks of comming together, assemblying or gathering he most often uses "synagogue" words: there was no praise service in the synagogue or church in the wilderness.
Paul ABSOLUTELY forbids any of what Jesus called the hypocritic arts and crafts.
Only after the godly elders have SHUT DOWN the theatrical band of soul stealers then Paul defines the Ekklesia or synagogue both inclusively and exclusively.
I will update this paper shortly. Never doubt it those who are tasked to confiscate churches of Christ do not CARE as long as their fleeces do not catch. You can quote Scripture all day long and it will not, cannot, make any difference to them. The unwillingness to dialog is the MARK of the BEAST defined as "a new style of singing or drama."