Florida Hospital Children's Musical Makes a Sham Out of Bible Story

On Sabbath evening, October 6, Florida Hospital Church children presented a musical titled Danny & the Shacks.

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In this musical, the Prophet Daniel is portrayed as the head-banging leader of a rock band. He also ‘sings’ rap music following his deliverance from the den of lions. The whole presentation has the bizarre feel of being in a nightclub or a secular movie house. You be the judge.


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This presentation was directed by female Pastor Vivian Cook. After the presentation, the Florida Hospital Church served chicken wraps and ice cream, although the Prophet Daniel and his three friends are known for their dietary wisdom and restraint in Daniel chapter 1. Vivian Cook's husband, Tim, is the CEO of Florida Hospital, a hospital that has approved Yoga as one of their therapeutic procedures.

Florida Hospital Church staff.

This is the same church that presented a disturbing children’s Christmass play on December 1 last year.

I have a message for those in charge of our work. Do not encourage the men who are to engage in this work to think that they must proclaim the solemn, sacred message in a theatrical style. Not one jot or tittle of anything theatrical is to be brought into our work. God's cause is to have a sacred, heavenly mold. Let everything connected with the giving of the message for this time bear the divine impress. Let nothing of a theatrical nature be permitted, for this would spoil the sacredness of the work. {Ev 137.2}
I am instructed that we shall meet with all kinds of experiences and that men will try to bring strange performances into the work of God. We have met such things in many places. In my very first labors the message was given that all theatrical performances in connection with the preaching of present truth were to be discouraged and forbidden. Men who thought they had a wonderful work to do sought to adopt a strange deportment and manifested oddities in bodily exercise. The light given me was, "Give this no sanction." These performances, which savored of the theatrical, were to have no place in the proclamation of the solemn messages entrusted to us. {Ev 137.3}
The enemy will watch closely and will take every advantage of circumstances to degrade the truth by the introduction of undignified demonstrations. None of these demonstrations are to be encouraged. The precious truths given us are to be spoken in all solemnity and with sacred awe.--Manuscript 19, 1910. {Ev 138.1}


“As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths” (Isaiah 3:12).

“….do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’  You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods” (Deut. 12: 29-31).