Reformed Theology Was laughter Here Before The Fall?  Calvinism

Was laughter Here Before The Fall?

Reformed Theology Was laughter Here Before The Fall?  Calvinism
Was laughter Here Before The Fall?

I am currently writing a talk for leadership training weekend, entitled "living in a fantasy land" the truth is this guys our entertainment culture has totally swamped our minds. Whatever you may think of Leonard Ravenhill he had a point when he said "We've swapped entertainment in our churches because we've lost the power of God." I think Piper is right to point us back (and I'm saying this as a 25 year old youth leader who can be a bit crazy at times) to seeking the solemnity of God. Yesterday I looked up in the Bible how many times Laughter and mirth are found one of the only few places I deem it to be positive is in Nehemiah where the people are told not to grieve but to eat drink and have mirth. But the main thrust I think of our Christianity should be "It is better to go to the house of mourning than the house of laughter."

Another quick point I do believe laughter was not a product of the fall, it is a gift from God? So what are your thoughts? Something must be said that in the UK reformed Baptists are seen as little too serious all the time and this can be a turn off to the world and youth…

http://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/breaking-my-addiction-to-entertainment

I am currently writing a talk for leadership training weekend, entitled "living in a fantasy land" the truth is this guys our entertainment culture has totally swamped our minds. Whatever you may think of Leonard Ravenhill he had a point when he said "We've swapped entertainment in our churches because we've lost the power of God." I think Piper is right to point us back (and I'm saying this as a 25 year old youth leader who can be a bit crazy at times) to seeking the solemnity of God. Yesterday I looked up in the Bible how many times Laughter and mirth are found one of the only few places I deem it to be positive is in Nehemiah where the people are told not to grieve but to eat drink and have mirth. But the main thrust I think of our Christianity should be "It is better to go to the house of mourning than the house of laughter."

Another quick point I do believe laughter was not a product of the fall, it is a gift from God? So what are your thoughts? Something must be said that in the UK reformed Baptists are seen as little too serious all the time and this can be a turn off to the world and youth…

http://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/breaking-my-addiction-to-entertainment

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