There was a time when Pentecostals warned themselves and anyone else who would listen not to become entangled and dependent on the ‘things of the world’. Pentecostals were suspicious of the passing fads of stylish clothing, the latest hair-do, glitzy new consumer products. They were also—as it turns out rightly—suspicious that the powerful new mass media could be a seductive lure, tricking people into the empty values of the consumer market culture. Perhaps it is time for a rebirth of that ethic of simplicity, that suspicion of ‘the things of this world’, for which the early Pentecostals were so famous.
Harvey Cox The Globalization of Pentecostalism (394).
Whew! Boy it is ever VERY different today!! Shows how much too we have move away from our early teachings on holiness and sanctification.