Pastor Mike Bamiloye famous with Mount Zion Movies, has raised an alarm over the attitude of church instrumentalists which he said calls for concern.
According to Pastor Mike Bamiloye, most church instrumentalists are either sleeping or surfing the internet with their phones when a Pastor is preaching. The Nigerian gospel film maker further stated that this attitude, is universally agreed upon. Here’s what he wrote on his Facebook page;
I HAVE A SERIOUS CONCERN
The Church Instrumentalists.
Those Young Men and Boys that play Musical instruments in the Church.
I don’t Understand Many of Them.
I come Across them everywhere I have gone.
As if their Attitudes have been Universally Agreed upon.
You will be Preaching, They will be
Fiddling with Guitar Strings.
You will be Teaching, many of them will be Sleeping or browsing.
Messages of great importance will be blaring out to the Congregation,
They will be using their Keyboard to Confirm what the Preachers are saying.
When Everyone is in sober reflections on the vital message, they will be playing Nollywood mood music.
AND THE ALTAR CALL IS MADE AND PEOPLE ARE COMING OUT FOR SALVATION OR REDEDICATION OF LIFE,
THEY WILL BEGIN TO PLAY:
“I surrender All…”
TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO THE ALTAR.
BUT THEY MOST OF THE TIME DONT SEE THE REASON FOR THEM TO REDEDICATE THEIR LIVES TO JESUS.
AND THEY RARELY COME OUT FOR ALTAR CALLS.
I am Sorry, Maybe it is Only me that has observed this.
Pastor Mike Bamiloye had before now, slammed Pastors who bring comedians to the altars as he further stated that comedy shows in church is a sin. Sharing a video of Pastor Paul Adefarasin laughing at a comedy show in his church, ‘House On The Rock’, he wrote;
“As per COMEDY in Church Meetings and Events!!
I want to address Christians – ALL denominations – this morning without prejudice!
For a long while I have questioned the inclusion of COMEDY in Church events. What do I question? The fact that the comedians brought in are allowed to make jokes of scriptures, the Blood of Jesus, speaking in tongues, the throne of grace etc.’ AND WE SIT THERE LAUGHING!
What are we laughing at? What is funny? Mocking God and Christ and the Holy Spirit and the Word is funny????
We hear of other religions where they are obsessed with protecting the image of their Leader and we gleefully allow people to MOCK our Leader JESUS CHRIST and the Holy Spirit and thereby indirectly MOCKING GOD!!! They look at us with disdain because we are BAD AMBASSADORS of our faith!
Lukewarmness and cynicism has crept slowly into the life of Christians. We pull ourselves down publicly, abuse leaders of the gospel will glee, mock certain commandments of God. YET when we run into trouble who do we call upon???
Bible has already stated that towards the end times there will be mockers of the gospel and preachers doing wrong. WHY ARE YOU ALLOWING YOURSELF TO BE ONE OF THEM???
We come into Facebook and spew out curses and abuses – mock the commandments especially when it comes to forgiveness issues and honour of parents etc and we go to church and lift up hands and voices to WHO??? HE who we MOCK with DISOBEDIENCE? We quickly mouth monotonous words – God is in control! Amen! It is well! Praise God etc but do we HONOUR HIM with our words and actions??? We are humans and not perfect but SHOULD WE MOCK THE CORE COMPONENTS OF OUR FAITH???
I was thinking of all this since Friday when a comedian was allowed in the stage at the EXPERIENCE to use a scripture in the Old Testament as foundation for his jokes! I LAUGHED also but later felt badly convicted and I said I will speak out – then this morning I received the message below in my whatsapp and I said – somebody feels the same way I do. It is long but worth reading