The founder of Mount Zion Drama Ministry, ‘Mike Bamiloye’ has expressed his discontent at the inclusion of comedy in church events.
According to the Nigerian actor, including comedy in church events was a mockery of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Bamiloye who revealed he was present at the just-concluded 'Experience 2016' stated that he laughed at the jokes cracked at the event but after much reflection, felt bad and had to speak out.
Speaking through his YouTube page, he said;
"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!"
"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"
"So there it is: what is the stance you will take??? Join the revelers or stand against MOCKERY in the name of COMEDY in Church activities and events??? I have said my own!"
The evangelist appears to be angry at the fact that these comedians use the scripture for their jokes.
Mike Bamiloye is well-known for Christian movies which he acts and also produces. He featured in movies such as 'Perilous Times', 'The Haunting Shadows' and a host of others.