I Wonder If Sunday School Is Destroying Our Kids
Several years ago I met with a woman distraught by her son’s rejection of Christianity.
She said, “I did everything I could to raise him right. I taught him to be like the ‘heroes of faith,’ with the faithfulness of Abraham, the goodness of Joseph, the pure heart of David, and the obedience of Esther.”
She wondered why he rejected Christianity.
I wondered why it took him so long.
Look at almost any Sunday school curriculum. You’ll find:
- Abraham was faithful, and God made him the father of a nation. So be faithful like Abraham.
- Joseph was a good little boy (unlike his “bad” brothers), and God made him Prime Minister of Egypt. So be good like Joseph.
- David had a pure heart (unlike his brothers), and God made him King of Israel. So have a pure heart like David.
- Esther was an obedient girl. God made her Queen of Persia and she saved God’s people. So be obedient like Esther.
- Finally, if we fail to be good, Jesus will forgive us (a “P.S.” tacked onto the end).
What’s so bad about these Sunday school lessons? Continue reading.
2 responses to “Interesting Reblog from Beliefs of the Heart”
Children must be taught the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. Without the holy spirit the word of God is religion and it does not work. It becomes boring and ineffective. Jesus Christ never introduced any religion. He brought the gospel – good news. Also, Sunday schools should engage in fun activities regularly because children easily get bored. People handling the Sunday School must be filled with the holy spirit to teach God’s children. If not it will just be another primary school.
I agree. Sometimes, the kids can see it if the teacher’s aren’t into what they are teaching and lose heart!