Presenting the Gospel through mimes, rock music, etc.

 

 

Many believers present the Gospel through mimes, theatrical scenes, puppets, and so called Christian concerts where contemporary music (such as rock music, disco music, etc.) is played. These means are used to attract people in order to evangelize them. So they think that in the Kingdom of God the end justifies the means.

Beloved, I exhort you to evangelize, but I exhort you not to use these means to attract people to you because they are human means, they are carnal and worldly means, which neither Jesus first nor the apostles then ever used when they evangelized people. They did not need these tricks because they were full of the Holy Spirit and the power of the Lord was present with them to work miracles and to heal the sick, and people, hearing or seeing the miracles and the healings which they did, felt attracted to their meetings, and when there were no miracles or healings, people felt attracted to Jesus and to the apostles by their authority. Even John the Baptist, who, unlike Jesus and the apostles, performed no miraculous sign, did not resort to these tricks to attract people to him because he was a man full of the Holy Spirit. Read the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the Acts of the apostles and you will notice that both in the ministry of Jesus and in the ministry of the apostles there were no carnal means.

However, what happens when there is no manifestation of the Holy Spirit? What happens when the Gospel is not preached with the power of God? It happens what we see with our eyes and we hear with our ears, that is, it happens that believers become actors, they paint their faces, they play the music of which young people are fond, in order to attract the world, not realizing unfortunately that by so doing the world has attracted them and trapped them.

Paul says: “And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules” (2 Timothy 2:5 – NKJV). As you can see, we must run the race (which is set before us) according to the divine laws (and the apostles are an example of people who ran the race according to the divine laws), thus refusing to conform ourselves to this present evil age. Therefore, we must not imitate those who want to bring the Gospel to the world through puppets, mimes, theatrical scenes, diabolical music, and other improper things, for these people have conformed themselves to this world.

Let no one deceive you with his sophisms: the Gospel must be preached in the Holy Spirit, in power and in much assurance. We must follow the example of the apostles, and we must not rely on the lust of the flesh or on the lust of the eyes or on the pride of life. Expose with boldness these worldly things, and if your Church encourages them I exhort you not to have fellowship with these things.

 

 

 

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