Chuck Swindoll said:
In vain I have searched the Bible, looking for examples of early believers whose lives were marked by rigidity, predictability, inhibition, dullness and caution. Fortunately, grim, frowning, joyless saints in Scriptures are conspicuous by their absence. Instead, the examples I find are of adventurous, risk-taking, enthusiastic and authentic believers, whose joy was contagious, even in times of full trial. Their vision was broad, even when death drew near. Rules were few and changes were welcome. The contrast between then and now is staggering.