From Kris Vallotton:
God has roles we are supposed to fulfill. The Apostle Paul writes a great deal about these roles. Husbands are to love their wives and Christ loves the church. As the church submits to Christ so should wives submit to their husbands. He did not leave children out either as we see in the key verses. Honor your father and mother. Parents do not provoke your children but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. That means we are charged with raising our children by teaching them the word of God and applying the discipline God outlines when needed.
Today’s generation of youth have been raised as buddies of their parents and the results are evident. The church has not helped as youth are removed from the sanctuary where they might hear the Gospel and are instead given pizza parties and anything but discipline and instruction. Even younger children are not helped by a diet of veggie tale Christianity along with treatment as if they were adults. Eight year old children should not be getting baptized beloved. Yes, they can say they love Jesus and maybe recite what prayer their Sunday School teacher taught them but they cannot conceptualize sin so how can they repent?
Here’s a 4-year old “preacher…”
Here’s another (disturbing) example of what happens when we turn the mic over to children:
Then fast forward to their teen years and their parents are confused when they are immersed in the world. As bad as this is how much worse is it if your parents are caught up in the apostate church? While I was not seeking this answer, Kris Vallotton of Bethel Church provided it this week with the above linked article that should scare us as Christians and parents. Let us reason together once more through his depraved mind and see what the devil has in plans for your children if you stay in apostasy.
“How many times have you seen a child move in the supernatural in church? I’m shocked to see that in most modern congregations, children are relegated to a lower seat of authority than adults. Jesus Himself said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these,” (Matthew 19:14). Did you get that? It’s time that the Body of Christ begins to walk in the profound truth that the Kingdom belongs to children, too! What if prophetic words, supernatural healings, and anointed worship included our littlest family members?” – Kris Vallotton
Dear Lord. Kris Vallotton believes children should not have a lower seat of authority than their parents! His delusion is so thick he cannot see that while children will of course share in the kingdom, we are still on earth. He also clearly has no clue about scripture as the Matthew verse does not encourage you to treat children as you would adults. The kingdom belongs to those who have the faith of little children. Charismatic churches are chaotic enough with the adults let alone to allow the children to run roughshod. I have seen the mockery some churches have made of the organized church service by pretending children have the same authority as adults. Beloved it is also spiritually cruel to the children who love to please, play make believe and who could not possibly understand what is going on.
It is nothing short of spiritual child abuse.
Think how hard it is for the flesh to not give into the accolades an adult pastor receives and you think a child can handle it? Do we understand spiritual warfare at all? Do we understand the demonic and what we open our child up to? We are to provide them discipline and instruction; not our heretical beliefs and access to supernatural evil.
Anthony Wade is the minister for 828 Ministries devoted to the purity of doctrine