Monday, August 6, 2012

Worst Youth Group Ever – It’s Documented

Worst Youth Group Ever – It’s Documented

Pastors have seen "Youth Groups" get out of control before.  On youth retreats kids smoke cigarettes and worse stuff.  Showers draw peeping Toms.   Kids “hook up” and have to be peeled off each other.
Bullying and taunting can lead to total disrespect for authority and can reach unbelievable levels.

One “Man of God” could not take it anymore.
On one trip the youth went over the line it seems.
Minister Elisha was traveling on a round trip from Samaria.
He had a problem with the group of boys whose number was reported as 42 lads.
Perhaps the same sex grouping ratcheted up the ill tension in the unruly fellows.

Documented below is how Minister Elisha reacted to the bad behavior and the account
of what happened to the disrespectful mob of adolescent males on a trip from Bethel to Mount Carmel.   

    2 Kings 2:23-25 New American Standard Version
“23 Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!” 24 When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number. 25 He went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.”

Word to pastors – there’s hope

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