Perry Noble’s ugly caricatures and generalizations of churches other than his own get just a little tiring. A few days ago, a post complimenting John Piper made a quick U-turn into a rant against reformed believers. Now he turns a blog praising a young evangelical leader into an attack on the “church world.”
Someone may be asking, “Isn’t he younger than you?”
Yep…by about four years…which brings another myth that church world has held on to for WAY too long…
…that in order for us to learn from someone…they must be the “older/wiser” person who has had YEARS of experience.
That’s just not true!
Pride is the thought behind that statement!
Can you show me where in the “church world” that myth is held? Anyone with a basic knowledge of the Bible knows that youth is never an impediment to the Holy Spirit’s work. You could create a team of Biblical all stars from young men: Joseph, Daniel, David, Samuel, Timothy and even Jesus himself. Why would you suppose literate Christians think age matters more than God’s hand?
Yes, we in the “church world” do balance our openness to youth with the Biblical command to respect the elderly, though I’m quite certain that that proper respect is not motivated by pride.
The church world usually measures leaders by their wisdom and fidelity to Scripture, not by Perry Noble’s birthday.