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<em>Donnie Cruz (Login Donnie.Cruz)[color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]Brian,
So, refute my "own prejudices."
Let me illustrate and simplify my understanding of YOUR LOGIC that the law of silence is not prohibitive:[/color]
<ol>[*][color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]Scripture does not specify this prohibition: "Thou shalt not worship Mary, 'Mother of God.'"[/color]
</li>[*][color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]You argue that silence of Scripture is not prohibitive.[/color]
</li>[*][color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]You argue that silence of Scripture does not prohibit instrumental music[/color]
</li>[*][color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]It follows your logic that Scripture does not prohibit both "Mary" and "IM"[/color]
</li>[*][color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]It further follows your logic that if it's OK to worship with musical devices...[/color]
</li>[*][color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]It further follows your logic also that it's OK to worship Mary, "Mother of God."[/color]</li>[/list]
Those advocating instrumental music may say, "Yeah, yeah, the Almighty says to sing and make melody in our hearts, BUT, He hasn't said a word either way about instrumental music."<em>Donnie Cruz (Login Donnie.Cruz)
Posted May 25, 2012 12:27 AM
You do not fool me -- you know exactly my specific reference to "the Virgin Mary, 'Mother of God.'"</em>
Wouldn't know, man, that's a term found in Catholic theology. I'm not Catholic. God told the children of Israel not to worship anything other than Him. The point is, He spoke specifically to this very thing. The Almighty hasn't said a word either way about instrumental music.
<em>Ken Sublett (Login Ken.Sublett)You lie TO God and ABOUT God. That's why He has not given you eyes to see or ears to hear.
The change agents reject the concept of "Law of Silence," because that expression is not found in Scripture. Yet its PRINCIPLE is definitely found in the Old and New Testaments alike when we are told not to add to or take from God's Word:God does not speak to the wise or Sophists: Scribes and Pharisees, Hypocrites named by Christ in Ezekiel 33 as self-speakers, singers and instrument players. God IS silent because Jesus said that God HIDES from them. God sends them strong delusions and makes them foolish
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The Spirit OF [preposition] Christ defined the future Ekklesia or Church of Christ both inclusively and exclusively in the prophets. In Isaiah 57
In Isaiah 50 Christ defined the future MOCKING and SMITING of Messiah in a musical sense by the Levites
In Isaiah 55 Christ outlawed spending ou money for the Free Water of the Word. Beginning in the wilderness the only ROLE is to read the word for its' comfort and doctrine. Equating the Word and Spirit is universal.
In Isaiah 58 Christ outlawed speaking our own words or seeking our own pleasure.
That doesn't prevent Rick Atchley from using buffoonery to mock the Law of Silence.
2. Since honoring the commands of Christ for the future reign of Christ defined inclusively and exclusively to MARK those who mock His word.
3. The Spirit OF Christ in Jeremiah 23 says that is blaspheming the Holy Spirit of Christ
The New Wineskins Magazine builds on the foundation of Al Maxey, Edward Fudge and others. This was part of the Jubilee movement--from Nashville a city set on seven hills--when Rubel Shelly, Max Lucado, Rick Atchley and others thought the time was right to RESTRUCTURE all Churches of Christ into defacto Christian Churches or Baptist Churches.
H. Leo Boles proving that the Christian Church invented the Law of Silence.
Boles: "Areas of silence," "liberty of opinion," and "the realm of expediency" are trite phrases used by leaders in the "Christian Church" and have been coined and put on a par with the teachings of the New Testament. It is just another way of saying that the opinions of men may guide the people of God, and that some of the people of God should submit to the opinions of men. There was unity with God's people so long as they respected the slogan, "Where the scriptures speak, we speak; and where the scriptures are silent, we are silent"; but when brethren began to claim the authority to speak where the New Testament is silent, and impose their opinions upon other brethren, division and separation were the inevitable results.
W.R. Walker, in Christian Standard, May 27, 1939, said: "There are two areas in our religious living in which the authority of Christ must be recognized. The first embraces all his teaching and that of his inspired followers, the `vocal area' ; but there is another area, the `area of silence."' He further said:
"I am persuaded that Christ has authority in the `areas of silence.'
Christ, by his silence, in every situation concerning which
he has left no direct teaching,
has bestowed on me this authority to act for myself."
Boles: Here are the two standards or rules recognized
.....by many in the "Christian Church,"
..........namely, that of "walking by faith,"
..........and that of "walking by opinion."
W.R. Walker calls the opinions of man in the "areas of silence" "the authority of Christ." This is tantamount to saying that man's opinions in the "areas of silence" are of equal force with the word of God.
I join issue with him on this point. There can be no unity in the "area of silence," as there can be no unity on opinions when each man claims the authority to do what is right in his own eyes. This would violate every scripture that God has given instructing his people to be "of the same mind, the same judgment of one accord."