"Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men : and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver." Acts 19:19 KJV
What is curious arts?
In this modern word it is literature, music and comedy. They’ll say you’ve some form of magical arts then if you could practice any of these.
Many of the believers who have been practicing secret sorceries confessed their deeds and brought their incantation books and charms and burned them. However these days, these are not destroyed. When a comedian or musician is born again, they say their books together also have been made holy, and straightaway they perform in church.
Acts 17:16 says, "Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry."
Won’t you be stirred up in your spirit when what used to be church is now full of curious arts; literature, music and comedy? What do they want these for? O, pastor you don’t know, it is dreamy, eccentric, fun and ultimately irresistible for it is it now comedy bringing people to church. What used to be burned in the early church is in today’s church taking centre stage, an evangelical tool - just not right my friend!
But when they destroyed those curious arts, "So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed" Acts 19:20.
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