I wonder why an omnipotent deity like Yahweh needs people like this to carry out his “Master Plan”?
All together at camp, it’s well over 200. Ages 1 month to 17 years old. Let’s say 225. 225 kids for a week.
It’s simply the best mission work on the planet. Very rarely is there an opportunity to present God’s Word and the plan of salvation to so many for so long. It pays off. I venture to say that more souls come to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ in that week, proportionally, than in the entire year of our outreach efforts in most of our churches. This week we saw 25 individuals come to salvation.
Even without exact details it is utterly disgusting that some children will be coerced into making some sort of religious statement regarding their“sinful nature” – a mandatory requirement when asking for “salvation”.
Coercion in any other field is considered immoral and unethical and in some instances illegal. Yet here, by his own admission, a re-born fundamentalist Young Earth Creationist has a captive audience.
Makes my skin crawl.
So, lest any of you haters out there think we spend a week screaming about Hell…read above and take a hike. Of course, we do talk about Jesus, a lot, as that need really is greater than any of the others. We try hard to fill all the needs.
Which tells you that, while some good may be done in helping some of the kids that come from disadvantaged backgrounds, the primary motivation is coerced conversion. And while children at this age may well not fully convert, due to lack of genuine understanding, they have already been set on a path of potential life-long religious indoctrination.