Friday, July 29, 2011
Church in the Entertainment Business
The following is a repost from 4/18/08. It is by Henry A. Ironside (1876-1951), and sounds as if he is addressing today's church!
The Church of God has gone into the entertainment business! People must be amused, and as the church needs the people's money, the church must supply the demand and meet the craving! How else are godless hypocrites to be held together? So the picture show and entertainment...take the place of the gospel address and the solemn worship of God. And, thus, Christless souls are lulled to sleep and made to feel "religious" while gratifying every carnal desire under the sanction of the sham called church! And the end? What an awakening [in eternity]!
cited in The Berean Call, 11/00, p.3