This article was written from church in Oklahoma that bears repeating.  Pastor Weger writes: “Today there is an evil that is rapidly spreading throughout the church.  The devil has convinced many churches that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people in hopes of winning them.”

“Churches today are toning down their testimony and ‘winking’ at sin that they once opposed.  Their plan is to reach the masses.  But providing entertainment is found nowhere in the scriptures as a function of the church.”

“Think with me, were the prophets of old persecuted because they amused the people or because they refused to amuse the people?”

“The mission of amusement fails to affect the desired end.  Amusement produces no converts…and it works havoc on new converts.  The need today is HOT Bible preaching so understood and felt that it sets men on FIRE!”

Wise words, indeed!  Our gaol is not to humor people but “set them on fire.”