We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

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


Emily said...

Wow, that was... I want to say "chilling" or "surreal" but I don't know if either of those are accurate. Perhaps, "eerie?" It does sound like he's talking about today's church!! I wonder what he'd say if he DID see it in its current state?

A Watchman on the Wall said...

It seems that more and more the church is sliding further and further away from Truth and into a false sense of security leading to deception.

I agree with Emily - WOW.!!.