Author’s Note: I really, really hate the look of the stage pictured, but I wanted a very ‘average’ looking stage.
I’m going to fully admit that this post is pure opinion. Someone somewhere probably has an equally valid opinion that is the complete opposite of mine. But it’s my blog so I’m gonna say it: Generally speaking churches (and parents) should ban kids from the stage.
SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN?
Ban the kids from the stage? Didn’t Jesus say “suffer the children and forbid them not?” (Matthew 19:14). Yes, yes he did, and I believe ever word. But I do not believe that Jesus meant that we should let our children run wild and turn the stage, filled with band instruments, music stands and microphones into a scene from the Lord of the Flies. Suffering the children is not a prohibition against teaching our children to walk in obedience and to respect the property of others.