While muslims are teaching their kids to recite the qur’an cover to cover, lets see what Christian children get to do with their youth pastors. In desperate bid to appear relevant and cool some youth pastors seem to be krunking it up a notch. And sadly there’s little time or none spent studying the Bible. Or I could just be wrong.
“If God withdrew the Holy Spirit tomorrow, my church would function just the same; we wouldn’t even know He was gone.” -Anonymous
Oh, if the apostle Paul would only have thought to do this on Mars Hill. Maybe, just maybe, they would have listened to his message more intently…or if Stephen, would have used this technique, maybe he would have escaped the stoning…
It is hard for me to see this kind of foolishness going on under the banner of Christ. If this isn’t an example of Laodicea Church Romping, I don’t know what is.
If only the martyrs in Foxes Book of martyrs knew how to krunk…maybe they would not have been killed for their faith. I am thinking of the persecuted church in china and north korea….maybe if we teach them how to krunk, things will change.
Nice. Just further proof that when you do something outside the Bible, you are headed for disaster. I think the greatest thing that ever happened to me was getting canned as a youth “pastor” at my former church. The fact that there’s no Biblical mandate for youth ministry and that my goal was to put the responsibility back where it belonged on the parents (Deut. 6, Eph. 5:21 – 6:4) to disciple and evangelize their kids was not taken to with open arms to say the least.
But “…we have to have a youth ministry…we have to let kids worship in ‘their’ way…” yada yada, on and on. By emphasizing the catering of Christ to kids, there has been a generation of spiritual brats created that are reactive rather than proactive. They only worship when the environment suits their needs. You know, some fog, lights and a band that knows 4 chords and 5 songs and makes teenage girls cry.
I guess God had no way of saving kids before youth ministry….although I seem to remember something about a guy named Timothy….
Soli Deo Gloria!