The Next Joel Osteen? Pint Sized Preachers

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  1. Thousand Hills

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    There has been a many a pastors, including Baptist pastors, who has put their children at the pulpit out of pride rather then wisdom and glory to God. That being said there is no age limit.
     
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    TH.....I just viewed the previews & this kinda nonsense just turns my stomach. I view it as child exploitation ....and it appears clear the motivation (on the video it suggests money). I hope it the show expounds beyond the obvious Pentecostal Rif Raff thats blatant in their exploitation to other Churches.
     
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    Many years ago there was a young man picking cotton down in Alabama.

    As he went along he said, "Lord, it sure is hot out here."

    He picked a while longer and then said, "Lord, this row sure is long."

    He picked some more and then said, "Lord, this bag sure is getting heavy."

    Farther down the row he exclaimed, "Praise the Lord I've been called to preach."
    :tongue3::tongue3::tongue3:

    That little boy on stage is really sad. One day he might truly believe he's been called to preach and cause more damage than good. What a shame.
     
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    Just make sure that this little boy has a cotton pickin' grin every time he "preaches"......:tongue3:
     
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    I can still see Marjoe Gortner, who was one of the youngest preachers back in the late 40's. I think he was 4 or 5 years old. Then in the 70's it came out he wasn't all of what the Pentecostal folk had been led to believe.
     
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    Yes, nothing new at all.

    Capitol Hill Baptist Church (SBC, now home to 9Marks Ministries and Mark Dever) which according to its website has been "always doctrinally conservative," often opened its pulpit to girl evangelists.

    "Child, 10 Preaches First Sermon Here" (Washington Post, July 9, 1926, p. 10):

    "In a short, spirited sermon, in which she denounced the devil as "a liar and the father of lies," 10-year-old Betty Weakland, of Los Angeles, Calif., said to be the youngest preacher in the world, conducted her first services in Washington last night"

    "[She] urged her hearers to "come to Jesus." She shouted her sermon in a loud voice, which could be plainly heard in all portions of the well-filled church."

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    Can they meet the requirements of an elder in Scripture? I think the answer is clearly no. It is a disgrace to the institution, IMO. One of the reasons I believe an elder "must" be the husband of one wife (married) in order to care after God's family (v. 5)
     
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    When I was youngster back in the 1940s, a child evangelist named "Little David" Walker came to my home town. Out of curiosity, we all went to hear him. The auditorium was fullo. I don't remember what he preached, but he had all the moves and mannerisms.

    I Googled him and learned that he preached all the way into the 1990s.

    That same Google search also revealed a bunch of kid preachers--almost all some former of Pentecostal.

    Kanon,the kid in the video Thousand Hills linked us to, had a notebook on his little pulpit. A four-year-old, able to read?
     
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    Shouldn't those who stand in front of a congregation at the pulpit have more wisdom than a five year old?

    To me it seems nothing more than a show on par with those creepy kindergarten-age beauty pageants.
     
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    Here he is...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxfThlCcfHI
     
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    Well I threw up in my mouth just a little and had to stop that video half way.

    But if they're willing to submit themselves to his "teaching", then anything could happen at that church.
     
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    If you stopped halfway through you may have missed the worst part.

    He actually describes how he duped the brothers and sisters and conned them out of thier money.

    And the sad part is that his succesors are out thier right now, con artists, stealing money from retirees and grandmothers....and doing it joyfully. :BangHead:
     
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    I wouldn't watch it in the first place. I've seen children "preaching"and it's something I cannot stomach.
     
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    I agree.
    It was making me sick, so I had to stop it!
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    Now....why isn’t it making anybody in this Church sick?!?!
     
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    Not one thing about that kid preaching feels right, sounds right, or is right.

    My wife listened from the background, not knowing what I was watching and said the presence, and the tone of voice sounded sinister.
     
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    There was no name calling, just an explanation of the feeling it brought, and the feeling and tone was sinister, child or not. :type:
     
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    But is he worse than Joel? ROFL!@
     
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    Off subject.
    Thanks, I guess. I recall while in seminary, we had to go to Pentecost churches and study what was going on in them. What I saw, I agree with
    what Marjoe said and what Walter Martin said in his book. It was a money making deal.
    We would tape the speaking in tongues and the interpretation, so often same sounds difference interpretation.
    I believe A.A. Allen was one on the big ones of that type when I was in school, and he was a mess.
    But many of those fellows can put on a show.
     
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    We would tape the speaking in tongues and the interpretation, so often same sounds difference interpretation.

    If one of you folks had jumped up proclaiming to have the Gift of Interpretation explaining that person had just promised to donate $1000.00 to the church for that special program they have going..., things would have gotten a lot quieter in there. :thumbs:
     

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