Show me the verse where Christ or any apostle warned against instruments.
Now I can show you plenty about killing, about being prideful, about denying Christ, placing something or someone ahead of God, lying, stealing, cheating, being sexually immoral, hating, ridiculing, obeying the government, etc.
We know that some worship took place at the Temple, we know that instruments were often used there.
WHERE IS THE WARNING AGAINST THEM!!!!
This isn't like power point or bound hymnals that did not exist in 45 AD. Instruments existed, they had been used as part of Jewish worship for century upon century.
Did these men who so boldly proclaimed the truth at risk of death lack the boldness to say \"Stay away from instruments\"? The instruments were there speak up and tell us!False
: I am surprised that there are so many people doing what they know will sow discord that have NEVER caught on to to the STORY LINE of the Old or New Testament. On my worse days I would say that most preachers are afflicted with a terminal case of Biblical illiteracy.
Card Class slow ones of the slow group would wonder why the SERPENT in the garden of Edne is really defined as a "musical enchanter(ess) which any one famiiar with serpent worship where they worked out cube root problems on clay tablets would understand. Why would it not count that Christ in the prophets saw the King of Tyre as a personification of the "singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden of Eden." Or why personified as the king of Babylon would go into "hell" with his harps and burried alive harpists (he has been excavated). Or why no singer or player could come NEAR any holy thing without getting killed. Did they "just have a bad mental attitude."
You don't grasp the TWO THREADS which any reader would look for in any history.
The Spiritual people lived under the Covenant made by Christ to Abraham and restated by Paul in Galatians 3.
After the fall from that grace because of MUSICAL IDOLATRY at Mount Sinai God turned the Levi tribe over to WORSHIP THE STARRY HOST.
Guess you missed Jacob's warning in Genesis 49 NOT to attend the assemblies of Levi.
Guess they were not teaching Acts 7 when you "passed through" the universities.
Otherwise, being alert and taking food you would ask? WHUT THAT? God abandoned them to
worship the STARRY HOST? WHUT THAT? Whut means worship of the starry host.
Maybe I need to worry about that before spreading HATE against those who can read.
Christ ordained The Church of Christ in the wilderness: the word is Qahal (synagogue) or ekklesia in Stephen's warning which got Him killed by those who "thought" they were doing God's will AT THE TEMPLE. Guess you missed "whut means Holy Convocation" each REST day (from rituals) to READ and REHEARSE the Word of god.
By the direct commands of Christ the Rock that HOLY convocation did not permit anything which was UNHOLY. Now, the Levites were an old Egyptian baby burning cult who "made the lambkins scream out a messate from Molech." That ALARM which Judas tried on Jesus outlawed:Vocal or instrumental rejoicing.
Now, if you grasp that the Church of Christ was NEVER more than a school of the Word of God with NO staff infection, even Simple Simons understand 'maybe I should not sing, clap, vibrate my body and play instruments while God is teaching us His Word." But, alas, didn't cover that at ACU etal.
The NATIONAL sacrificial system (not worship) was IMPOSED when the elders said that they wanted a SENIOR PASTOR instead of God so they could worship LIKE the nations: Egypt, Canaan, Assyria, Babylon with their own ziggurat at Temple called Sodom and the Mother of harlots.
God warned that the kings "given in His anger" would rob, steal and drive them into captivity and death. One of the most evil things God says that the king and his MINISTRY TEAM would take their girls for the guys and the young boys to make and blow "instruments of chariots" and be the first killed in battle.
No one but the Civil watchers and the Levites not on duty are the only ones who WORSHIPPED which always meant to FALL ON YOUR FACE in holy terror when all of that EXORCISM NOISE was to "make the lambs dumb before the slauthter." Yes, they musicallly mocked Jesus as prophesied and fulfilled.
The SYNAGOGUE always existed for the SPIRITUAL PEOPLE in every small town where the so colled "worship" was directly commanded by Christ and carried out:
Acts 15:21 For Moses
of old time hath
in every city
them that preach
in the synagogues every sabbath day.
That ALWAYS happened while the Levites were PROFANING the Sabbath (making music) because they had already been abandoned by God.
Jesus EXAMPLED the synagogue by standing up to READ and then SITTING down decently to permit feedback.
The EKKLESIA used by Jesus met roughly every week for VERBAL DISCUSSION ONLY. The singers, players and other pollutants were consigned by Jesus to the MARKETPLACE where Jesus consigned the pipers, singers and dancers.
Paul used synagogue words and Simple Simon knew that by direct command and universal respect never had a praise service. Simple Simony could understand why.
Paul EXCLUDED the diversities in Romans 14 which would be any thing which arose out of the human mind and specificially in the marketplace where the sects defined by DIET would cross pathes. In Romans 15 He outlawed SELF PLEASURE which any Greek novice could tell you outlaws all of the HYPOCRITIC artsand crafts or anything which creats "mental excitement."
Paul practiced that in histravels and DIRECTLY COMMANDED Timothy to;
Give attention to the public READING of the Word to Doctrain (contained in the read portion) and exhortation which means encouragement.
Silly Suzy was never so deprived that she or he would even THINK that SINGING externally as an ACT for the "school of the Bible." That was left for an Assyrian who tried out SINGING as an act to sing HIS OWN songs and so violate the direct commands. That ACT did not begin in some congregations until the year 373 and THAT came to split the east from the West churches.
All historic scholars and all founders of denominations denounced any of the AROUSAL practices when they attended SOLELY to READ the Word, discuss it and do the "evangelism act" of the Lord's Supper.
I am quite sure that none of the troublers have ever dared to speak of any of the prophets writing by the Spirit of Christ who RADICALLY repudiate the whole sacrificlal system and the Civil-Military-Clergy sect as robbers and parasites,.
Most of the temple was in the hands of foreigners and there is no reference of musical sacrifices which has ceased shortly after the Return on the old grand scale. They were called ROBBERS by Jesus.
No NON-Levite would have been INSIDE the walls if they maked an animal slaughter.
No Levite (singer, player) could come CLOSE to any holy thing.
No civillian had ever done worship with singing and instruments at the temple.
There were thousands of synagogues where they READ the Scripture and preachers like Jesus went OUT to preach.
No honorable Jew did not know that music was a mocking part of paganism always connected to sexuality and homosexuality.
Did you know that Jesus CAST OUT the musical minstrels with a word meaning LIKE DUNG.
The New Testament is filled with words directly condemning musical paganism
The word SPORT or PLAY probably didn't get covered at ACU or the preacherling-changelings would blush out loud when they said that the New Testament does not condemn.
Do you think that the Babylon mother of harlots (Reve 17) using lusted after fruits (Rev 18) as speakers, singers and instrument players John called SORCERERS has nothing to say. Oh! Didn't cover that when I "passed through."
And yet I am certain that there is one poster who if you heaped ANTI instrument passages on him all day would say "well that's just your opinion" or "that doesn't count."