Events of Spiritual Revelation - 1975 - Preached at Love's Temple in Monroe, GA.
"I told you, I said the other day there'd be a move in the earth that would gather all the false together, it would be a miracle-working thing. Now where the world is going to lose out and get overthrown is: The Bible said it would be so close it would deceive the very elect if it was possible. The world is expecting to be deceived by some ugly cruel beast-looking fellow that's gonna climb up on a throne, and pop a whip, and make everybody do obeisance to him. But I tell you this and I've told you before, the world will be deceived by the working of miracles."
"We're not gonna have no basketball and baseball and all of this kind of stuff out in the world, it's of the devil. "Love not the world neither the things that are in the world. For all that is of the world is the lust of the flesh and the pride of life, and it passeth away. But he that doeth the will of God abideth forever." Basketball is of the devil, baseball is of the devil, and every other paganistic roman game is of the devil. Now you say, "Brother Pike you mean it's wrong for me to get out there, and my little boy, to play ball?" If your little boys want to get out there and play ball, or they wanna play horseshoe, if they wanna turn flips, if they wanna go in water, whatever they wanna do, as long as they're decent there's nothing wrong with it. When I was a child I spake as a child. But when grown people start getting into paganistic practices it's of the devil. It's the carnal mind that's enmity with God, and it will cause you to lose your soul."