drama veteran, Mike
Bamiloye, of the
Mount Zion Film
unleashed a missile
pastors and their
bringing comedians to the altar as part of church
programmes and activities. Writing on his social
media handle, 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
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…
” to the pure all things are pure “, we must have
quoted .What we failed to see is the side effects
– The spirit of lasciviousness prevailed .
“Sad enough, recently I found myself laugh at one
of such instances ,and quickly I Checked myself ”
are you losing your mind ” I asked myself .
Comical jokes and ridiculous jokes poked at
scripturally awed activities!!!!!!
– Jokes about casting out demons ( when fewer
believers actually cast out Demons )
– Mockery about tongues ( called a
communication with the Father )
– Gifts of the spirit used as comedy and to
generate hilarity ( whereas fewer believers walk in
the gifts )
– Ministry of angels used as comical relief ..
– Judgment seat of Christ made to look like
– Most vitally, preachers of the gospels in humor
mannequin for laughs and fun.
The list goes on…What exactly is happening???
The Yorubas say ” it’s a bastard who uses his left
hand to describe his fathers house…”
A lot of pastors in Nigeria have created a religious
and comedy mix with a view to drawing a crowd to
preach to. Opinion is divided on the propriety of
this concept. But with a religious leader in the
mold of Mike Bamiloye condemning it out-rightly,
it remains to be seen what other notable pastors
like Paul Adefarasin of House On The Rock, Lekki,
Emmanuel Olumide of Calvary Bible Church, Idimu,
Ayo Oritsejafor of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri,
and a host of others will say about it