Dancing and Noise
all things be done decently and in order. 1 Cor. 14:40.
The things you have described . . . the Lord has shown me would take place
just before the close of probation. Every uncouth thing will be demonstrated.
There will be shouting, with drums, music, and dancing. The senses of rational
beings will become so confused that they cannot be trusted to make right decisions.
And this is called the moving of the Holy Spirit.
Spirit never reveals itself in such methods, in such a bedlam of noise. This
is an invention of Satan to cover up his ingenious methods for making of none
effect the pure, sincere, elevating, ennobling, sanctifying truth for this
time. . . . A bedlam of noise shocks the senses and perverts that which if
conducted aright might be a blessing. The powers of Satanic agencies blend
with the din and noise, to have a carnival, and this is termed the Holy Spirit's
working. . . . Those participating in the supposed revival receive impressions
which lead them adrift. They cannot tell what they formerly knew regarding
should be given to this kind of worship. The same kind of influence came in
after the passing of the time in 1844. The same kind of representations were
made. Men became excited, and were worked by a power thought to be the power
of God. . . .
women, supposed to be guided by the Holy Spirit, held meetings in a state
of nudity. They talked about holy flesh. They said they were beyond the power
of temptation, and they sang, and shouted, and made all manner of noisy demonstrations.
. . . Satan was moulding the work, and sensuality was the result. The cause
of God was dishonored. Truth, sacred truth, was leveled in the dust by human
agencies. . . .
my testimony, declaring that these fanatical movements, this din and noise,
were inspired by the spirit of Satan, who was working miracles to deceive
if possible the very elect.
to be on our guard, to maintain a close connection with Christ, that we be
not deceived by Satan's devices. The Lord desires to have in His service order
and discipline, not excitement and confusion.
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