The seven ones is almost always used to say that these are the ONLY THINGS we should consider in fellowship: they mean that if something is NOT included in this list it is not--in Leroy Garrett's words--not part of the gospel but the opinions of divided and divisive apostles but only for our "thinking about." However, Ephesians specificially OUTLAWS everything but teaching the WORD: that is why God DOES NOT INCLUDE preachers, singers or instruments, or family life ministers. All of the PERFORMING roles are by Jesus and the Greek literature defined as the Hypocritic Arts and Crafts.
In John 17 UNITY was based on the fact that the SON spoke only what was revealed to Him from the Father whom He said was within. If we are SUBJECT to the Son then we will speak what He delivered face-to-face and prserved by inspiration and leaving us an "example" which is defined as a written record.
Men like Paul and Peter considered themselves as having DELIVERED that word as their memory of their face to face revelation from the Son. In Ephesians 4 Paul confirmed what Peter warned about
TRUTH HAD BEEN DELIVERED
This would MARK as a false teacher those who did not "sing that which is written" (using sing in error)
and the elders who refused to "teach that which HAS been taught."
Paul identifies the UNITY of the spirit--the MINDS of the body--which must for all times be based on the UNITY established by God in Jesus Christ.
Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.
When the hole in the donut if filled there isn't any room for us to FILL up the SILENCES.
Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Pastor-teacher is a hyphenated word: the Elders are to Feed by Teaching "that which is written." There are no Worship Teams (a blasphemy word) or GuitarIST which is a synonym for PARASITE which defined the loud NOISE makers (never called music) to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter priest." He is called a HERETIC because he "Lifted up the lambs to CUT THEIR THROATS" intending to eat the meat himself.
Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Because the saints are STUDENTS, there is no task for anyone who does not train the members of the church.
The Word EDIFY means EDUCATE: Romans 15 says you speak "that which is written" using one MIND and one MOUTH to educate.
Eph 4:13 Till we all come in
A. the unity of the faith, and of
B. the knowledge of the Son of God,
C. unto a perfect MAN,
D. unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Stature: 2244. helikia, hay-lik-ee´-ah; from the same as 2245; maturity (in years or size): age, stature. [Comrad, not playmate]
Revelation came in PARTS. When the PERFECTED revelation camen then the IN PART revelation would cease. That means YOUR Apostle or Prophet is a change agent from hell.
THE SEVEN ONES which specificially PERMITS AND ADDS numbers 8 through 100 out of their OWN imagination which God says is evil continually.
If they had read a bit further they would understand that Paul ALWAYS outlaws the 93 DIVERSITY.
Why is the church to be EDUCATED according to that which is written. WHY are they to be a school of the Bible--only?
Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro,
and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness
whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Craft in Revelation 18 or Techne includes "speakers, singers and instrument players" which John and all evidence charge with being SORCERERS: Sorcerers burn.
Panourgia (g3834) pan-oorg-ee'-ah; from 3835; adroitness, i.e. (in a bad sense) trickery or sophistry: - (cunning) craftiness, subtilty.
3835. panougos, pan-oor´-gos; from 3956 and 2041; all-working [ergon], i.e. adroit (shrewd): crafty.
A musical instrument is a machine for doing hard WORK from ERGON. This was always to MAKE WAR or to induce the arousal in religious ritualism.
Organon , to, ( [ergon, erdô] 3.a hard piece of work, a hard task, Il.: also, a shocking deed or act,
3. musical instrument
Before giving a non-authorized pastor the right to impose what he knows destroys the unity but makes more money, it would be "scholarly" to see how Paul's words are used in his language.
Aristotle Politics 1341b and all the instruments that require manual skill. And indeed there is a reasonable foundation for the story that was told by the ancients about the flute. The tale goes that Athena found a flute and threw it away. Now it is not a bad point in the story that the goddess did this out of annoyance because of the ugly distortion of her features; but as a matter of fact it is more likely that it was because education in flute-playing has no effect on the intelligence, whereas we attribute science and art to Athena...And since we reject professional education in the instruments and in performance (and we count performance in competitions as professional, for the performer does not take part in it for his own improvement, but for his hearers' pleasure, and that a vulgar pleasure, owing to which we do not consider performing to be proper for free men, but somewhat menial; and indeed performers do become vulgar,
This is what Paul outlawed to be replaced with "speaking that which is written."
Panourg-êma A. knavish trick, villainy, sophistry, Gal.5.251; cf. panourgeuma.
Sophis-tikos Artistic or poetic, This includes the techne or craftsmen who perform as sorcerers in Rev 18.
Techn-ê , A.art, skill, cunning of hand, soothsayer, to learn a thing professionally, hence title of various treatises on Rhetoric (v. VI; but rather tricks of Rhetoric, OF the rhapsoidikos, poetlc
Clement Against Heresies
To me, therefore, that Thracian Orpheus, that Theban, and that Methymnaean,-men, and yet unworthy of the name,-seem to have been deceivers, who, under the pretence of poetry corrupting human life, possessed by a spirit of artful sorcery for purposes of destruction, celebrating crimes in their orgies, and making human woes the materials of religious worship, were the first to entice men to idols;
nay, to build up the stupidity of the nations with blocks of wood and stone,-
that is, statues and images,-
subjecting to the yoke of extremest bondage the truly noble freedom
of those who lived as free citizens under heaven
by their songs and incantations. Technites
Both in Hebrew and Greek a BURDEN is a song which creaths spiritual anxiedy (laded burden) or the self-pleasure in Romans 15 which is a reproach (exposing one's pudenda)
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Eph 4:15
the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth,
according to the effectual working in the measure of every part,
maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Eph 4:16
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Eph 4:17
Having the understanding darkened,
being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them,
because of the blindness of their heart: Eph 4:18
Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. Eph 4:19
But ye have not so learned Christ; Eph 4:20
But that isn't the way Christ taught you! Eph 4:20
If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: Eph 4:21
HOW WE DO CHURCH without a human HEAD.
Eph. 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man,
which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Eph. 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Eph. 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Eph. 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying,
speak every man truth with his neighbour:
for we are members one of another
More spiritual discord and damage has been created by falsely quoting parts of this chapter than just about any passage. The UNITY in DIVERSITY in Corinth is just the opposite: they were diverse but NOT united.
ALL groups are divided and divisive: that is why Paul outlawed doubtful disputations in Romans 14. These are anything which arise out of the human imagination. In Romans 15 he defined the Synagogue and included only using ONE mind and one mouth to teach "that which is written." Even the Lord's Supper he defines as a teaching activity with no magic power.