Street Preaching is another example of where Christianity has gone out completely against the Bible.
Street preaching is good. Many of God’s Prophets throughout the Bible practiced this type of preaching. When done correctly, it is a good way to reach those who are seeking the truth. And the good news is that street preaching has not lost its popularity amongst today’s Christians. The bad news, on the other hand, is that the preaching jobs are forced upon innocent young teens. I say innocent because they don’t have the maturity, much less the courage, to stand up to Mr. Preacherman and say no.
Nowhere in the Bible will you see that God sends the young ones out to do His work, especially not when it comes to bringing in the lost. Nowhere. Absolutely NOWHERE!
Oh Mr. Preacherman knows the job is his! But he doesn’t want the persecution that might befall him. So in order to ease his conscience, he passes it down to the easy-to-control teens within the congregation. And he does it in such a way to make them feel important so they won’t refuse his satanic request.
These teens have not yet acquired enough wisdom to make their own life decisions. Nor have they overcome their own temptations; and in many cases, they don’t even know who or what God really is. Yet they are sent out to do the work of a minister.
How shameful. Not for the youth, but for the youth leaders and for the ministers who encourage such ministry.
Nowhere in the Bible will you find such a ministry. Nowhere. Not in the Old Testament, nor in the New. The only passage that comes close to youth ministry is when Jesus is found in the temple with the religious leaders at the age of 12. This was a one-time event that is recorded in the Bible where Jesus shared His wisdom before His time was come to minister.
But please note: Jesus had that interaction with the religious leaders, not with the lost and unbelieving. There is a HUGE, huge difference there. A huge difference.
The chapters of Hebrews 5 and 6 make it very clear that no one is to do ANY preaching of the gospel until they have matured and moved on to perfection! But Christianity is well rehearsed in ignoring scriptures such as these. As a matter of fact, they pride themselves in their immaturity and in their hypocrisy! I kid you not!
Throughout the Bible you will find that God taught and conditioned His ministers before He sent them out to do any kind of work for him. You can see this in the stories of Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Elijah, Peter, Paul and many others. The disciples of Jesus did not have that much time with Jesus before they were sent out; however, Jesus made sure that they were well equipped to preach the message that needed to go out at that point in time.
So then, if street preaching is meant for the preacher, who then is left to preach within the church? Stay Tuned.