Scripture’s Silence Concerning Age-Segregation - Scott Brown
Why is youth ministry, something not found in Scripture, wrong when there are many things within the church today that are also not found in Scripture?
Scott Brown explains in this video that we see that positive commands and examples regarding the youth and worship in Scripture each call for age-integrated discipleship and worship in the church. We also see throughout Scripture how it is the responsibility of parents to disciple their own children.
Age-segregation goes against Scripture in two ways. First, to engage the church in systematic youth ministry adds to Scripture regarding how youth are to be taught. Second, such a practice takes away from God’s commands for parents to teach their own children.
In addition, age-integration is plainly taught in Scripture. The Bible is clear about this matter. When you split youth up according to age, it goes against Scripture. These methods of discipleship are clearly laid out in Scripture. We ought not to employ our own methods instead of what God has commanded.
Deuteronomy 12:32 (NKJV) – “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.”
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