Everett Ferguson Congregational singing in the Early Church.
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Of course, readers understand that after the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai Christ further defined the synagogue or Qahal. Jacob had cursed the tribe of Levi, told us not to enter into covenant with them or attend their synagogues or QAHAL.
Doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge and overdo it selling the diluted free word.
You cannot remotely grasp SYNAGOGUE or EKKLESIA an think of music ENHANCING the Word of God when everyone likes knowing that they are not going to SING the Psalms much less obey the command to SPEAK that which is written for our learning.
Ferguson Misses the fact that Jesus and the Apostles in accordance with practices and definitions DICTO or spoke "A" hymn and went out until the next appointed year.
Ferguson quotes lots of historic clergy but only that within the bullseye of his thesis. The rest of the story proves that they RECITED hymns and psalms as commanded.
Furthermore, this continuous chanting, singing, praying and bowing is within the context of the IDLE CLERGY recorded history calls parasites if they are not MINISTERS of the WORD.
This staying up all night so you can sing to the sun rising in the east and at fixed times during the day and night identifies a monastic cult of men who missed the point of the MANY "if they will not work neither shall they eat." We have this same CULTISH practice of getting out of bed to pray for 40 days that god will let you GROW by teaching false doctrine.
This is a work in progress.
ACappella has been best defined by Everett Ferguson. However, give him credit before computers but making ACappella into a CULT permits him to claim or extrapolate all forms of SINGING as WORSHIP from solos to group singers. During this time ORGANUM in the PLACE of the Capella has been puffed up so that simpletons tolerate any outrage of "performers" as long as they include SINGING. The attackers on this forum say that if you SING then adding instruments does not stop the SINGING. The earliest Christian Church attackers says that YOU can sing and make melody in your heart without preventing others to sing, play, clap, shout, hug or kiss at the same time.
I tell you absolutely: The scholars who claim to be your THOUGHT LEADERS do not have a remote clue about the meaning of the ASSEMBLY (ekklesia, synagogue). Nor can they grasp the meaning of PURE THRESKIA as opposed to IMPURE THRESKIA nor the meaning of WORSHIP.
When you read the rest of the story you will discover that all musical forms were imposed by the MONKISH communities from Pagan and Jewish babble gender-bent clergy who fleeced the lambs to live in idle meditation as work and draft dodgers. Places like Pepperdine, ACU and LU have REVEALED themselves by what they call SPIRITUAL FORMATION: you can get a PhDuh in "Spiritual Formation" which is blasphemy. They use MONKISH "scholars" and women to lead you into Ignatian Meditations where all of the meditations include the BLESSED MOTHER OF GOD. Terms like Kairos,Ethos or Renovare are defined by Revelation 17 where the Babylon Mother of Harlots has unleashed the "lusted after fruits" as self-speakers, singers, instrument players and "grinders" meaning prostitutes. John calls them SORCERERS and says the will be (are) cast alive into the lake of fire.
"Candles from the Catholic Encyclopedia: The word candle (candela, from candeo, to burn) was introduced into the English language as an ecclesiastical term, probably as early as the eighth century. It was known in classical times and denoted any kind of taper in which a wick, not uncommonly made of a strip of papyrus, was encased in wax or animal fat.
We need not shrink from admitting that CANDLES, like incense and lustral water, were commonly employed in pagan worship and in the rites paid to the DEAD.
But the Church from a very early period took them into her service, just as she adopted many other things indifferent in themselves, which seemed proper to enhance the splendour of religious ceremonial.
We must not forget that most of these adjuncts to worship, like MUSIC, LIGHTS, perfumes, ablutions, floral decorations, canopies, fans, screens, bells, vestments, etc. were not identified with any idolatrous cult in particular; they were COMMON TO ALMOST ALL CULTS.