by Lena Arnold
Conclusion & Resources
After having studied mime and it close cousin the clown; and reviewed scripture on appropriate praise and worship, I am inclined to agree with the opponents of pantomime (mime). I do not believe that it is acceptable form of worship to a holy God. It is entertainment, engineered to manipulate a counterfeit worship experience and generate a soulish, emotional response. Many of today’s churches have abandoned worship in spirit and in truth in exchange for entertainment and fleshly pursuits and virtually every ministry where entertainment is a priority, mimes can be found?
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Colossians 3:17 God expects His people to pursue excellence in all that they do. There is nothing honorable or excellent about using pagan practices to worship a sovereign, Holy God.
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (2 Timothy 3:5-7)
(Pantomime) “may be a practice of the world but the Church of Jesus Christ has no office or place for actors by any name or description. Therefore, the speechless skits or plays by church actors with white gloves, performing a religious theme, should not be found in any Apostolic or Pentecostal Church throughout the world.” (2015, para 1).
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