What Did Discerning Godly Men See Coming?
“A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats.”
~ C.H. Spurgeon
Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy. The more joy you have in the Lord the less entertainment you need…when you can say, ‘Thou, O Christ, art all I want.’ But listen, be careful: it may strip you of everything else you have; you may lose some of your best friends who think you’re fanatical; they don’t mind you being kind or good, but you become holy and zealous…”
~ Leonard Ravenhill
“I believe that entertainment and amusements are the work of the Enemy to keep dying men from knowing they’re dying; and to keep enemies of God from remembering that they’re enemies….tens of thousands, perhaps millions, have come into some kind of religious experience by accepting Christ, and they have not been saved.”
‘But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some. But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”
~ God (2 Timothy 2:16-19)
Godly men saw it coming, and the elect have seen that it has indeed come already!
2 Timothy 4:3
‘For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.’
— By Judah Ayling