What About "Youth Ministers"?

That question was raised by a well-known editor in his paper. He wrote:

"Where in the Bible does it mention a Youth Minister? It is in the verse right after the one that mentions the Pulpit Minister, the Sunday School Class, and the song leader. A youth minister is merely a minister who focuses most of his efforts on a special group.

There you have the answer! It is a truthful answer. You can read about the Youth Minister (position) in the very next verse after you find the verse that tells about the Pulpit Minister (position). Of course, no such verse exists! Neither of these modern-day professional Ministers (clergy) is found in God's word. The assertion of the editor seems to be that if you can't find Pulpit Minister in Scripture then this proves the Youth Minister employee position is acceptable to God. The Youth Minister, like the Pulpit Minister, is another hired professional clergy position; a practice that Church of Christ Churches (C of C Churches) have borrowed from the other denominations. They have these Church employees, hence, C of C Churches follow suit.

Let me give a parallel to the editor's absurdity: Where in the Bible does it mention the religious rite of sprinkling water on a baby? It is in the verse right after the one that mentions the religious rite of sprinkling water on an adult, the Sunday School Class, and the song leader.

Let me try again: You can read of the Youth Minister in the verse right after the one that mentions the Pope, the College of Cardinals, and the Minister of the Church.

All of the above are found in the verses right after the ones that mention the Single Minister, the Hospital Minister, the Visitation Minister, the Minister of Concern, and the other like Church employees.

Is it any wonder so many people believe that you can prove anything by the Bible? People can indeed "prove" anything by the Bible that they are determined to "prove'' by it (cf. Ezekiel 14:1-5). Little wonder that there is so much error and confusion in the religious world and in and among C of C Churches in particular. You can take that method of "reasoning" and justify in one's own eyes almost every religious error in the world. It is a sad day for the people of God. -- CAH.