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Where purpose is lacking, abuse is inevitable. What is the purpose of God’s Altar ?
A Pastor has voiced his opinion on the invitation of comedians to the Church.
In this trending video, the pastor asked several questions like, ”have you heard comedian go to Osun shrine before? Have you heard comedian go to the mosque before, why are we desecrating the holy things of the Lord?”
The pastor who shared his thought while preaching noted that ”God will hold the pastor accountable and the comedian accountable” for this unholy act.
Our Beloved Brother, Pastor Mike Bamiloye also addressed this issue last year and some Pastors are still allowing it on God’s altar.
Pastor Mike Bamiloye wrote : As per COMEDY in Church
I want to address Christians – ALL denominations – this morning without prejudice!
For a long while I have questioned the inclusion of COMEDY in Church events. What do I question? The fact that the comedians brought in are allowed to make jokes of scriptures, the Blood of Jesus, speaking in tongues, the throne of grace etc.’ AND WE SIT THERE LAUGHING!
What are we laughing at? What is funny? Mocking God and Christ and the Holy Spirit and the Word is funny????
We hear of other religions where they are obsessed with protecting the image of their Leader and we gleefully allow people to MOCK our Leader JESUS CHRIST and the Holy Spirit and thereby indirectly MOCKING GOD!!! They look at us with disdain because we are BAD AMBASSADORS of our faith!
Lukewarmness and cynicism has crept slowly into the life of Christians. We pull ourselves down publicly, abuse leaders of the gospel will glee, mock certain commandments of God. YET when we run into trouble who do we call upon???
Bible has already stated that towards the end times there will be mockers of the gospel and preachers doing wrong. WHY ARE YOU ALLOWING YOURSELF TO BE ONE OF THEM???
We come into Facebook and spew out curses and abuses – mock the commandments especially when it comes to forgiveness issues and honour of parents etc and we go to church and lift up hands and voices to WHO??? HE who we MOCK with DISOBEDIENCE? We quickly mouth monotonous words – God is in control! Amen! It is well! Praise God etc but do we HONOUR HIM with our words and actions??? We are humans and not perfect but SHOULD WE MOCK THE CORE COMPONENTS OF OUR FAITH???
I was thinking of all this since Friday when a comedian was allowed in the stage at the EXPERIENCE to use a scripture in the Old Testament as foundation for his jokes! I LAUGHED also but later felt badly convicted and I said I will speak out – then this morning I received the message below in my whatsapp and I said – somebody feels the same way I do. It is long but worth reading –
FROM ANONYMOUS ……
I was brought up under very rigid church atmosphere ,to humor during a sermon was almost Like a sin,,
Then came ” knowledge” we felt we had been too religious ,somewhat and somehow ,we threw away the baby with the bath water..
We introduced fun into services,
From dance steps to many other things ,
” to the pure all things are pure “, we must have quoted .
What we failed to see is the side effects of entertainment:
– The spirit of lasciviousness prevailed .
Then the latest miasma ..
Sad enough, recently I found myself laugh at one of such instances ,and quickly I Checked myself ” are you losing your mind ” I asked myself –
Comical jokes and ridiculous jokes poked at scripturally awed activities!!!!!!
– Jokes about casting out demons ( when fewer believers actually cast out Demons )
– Mockery about tongues ( called a communication with the Father )
– Gifts of the spirit used as comedy and to generate hilarity ( whereas fewer believers walk in the gifts )
– Ministry of angels used as comical relief ..
– Judgment seat of Christ made to look like theatre too.
– Most vitally, preachers of the gospels in humor mannequin for laughs and fun.
The list goes on ..
What exactly is happening???
The Yorubas say ” it’s a bastard who uses his left hand to describe his fathers house ”
We mustn’t be so behaved .
We should know the importance of the above activities, things Christ purchased( made available ) with His blood, found only in His spirit
They can’t be used for drama and comedy to laugh and jeer or cheer!!!
IT MUST STOP !
WHAT DO YOU THINK?- We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
If you are not a Christian, and would like to become a Christian. Simply say - "LORD Jesus, thank you for forgiving me of my SINs, today I am deciding to follow you. Accept me into your family, in Jesus name I pray. Amen "
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