Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sorry Reverend, but I think you're wrong
I've been mulling over this for a week now... it was a casual comment. They may well be the most dangerous, the casual comments that is. They're the ones we can so fully believe that we no longer examine them for truth.
'Church must of course, be entertaining for them'
(this comment was made after I explained that I kept our 21mo in church with us so that he was taught to sit respectfully. That we were here for church, not playtime with friends)
hmm... after much deliberation, I officially 'think not'
Maybe this is why in excess of 50% of Christian youth, abandon their faith? (I'm being very generous with that figure too)
So much effort is put into keeping the kids entertained... disney movies at church, boppy singing and so on... are the children actually understanding the meaning of anything godly with the focus being like this?
Not from church, they're not.
They 'like' coming to church because it's entertaining - but what foundation is that of a lifelong faith? What is there to hold onto when life gets tough?
The foolish man built his house on the sand.
The foolish church placed it's children on foundations of entertainment.
When the rains came down and the floods rose, all the children were washed away... and went seeking entertainment elsewhere.