What is the biblical justification for segregation within a body of believers/church?
Agreed, but its worth considering that when the church exploded across the world, the kids were not seperated from the parents/adults. Given the overall lack of parental discipline and insistence on chemical discipline most kids in our culture recieve I can see some justification for seperation of the kids.Children need to hear the gospel and in a way they can understand, they have shorter attention spans and cant sit still for as long as adults can.
Good question, Arrie.
That first and most extreme example that comes to mind is sunday school.
I know the history and original purpose behind sunday school, but what is the biblical justification for continuing it?
...and if there is a biblical justification for it, what is the biblical justification for segregating people by age or life condition (marital status, etc...)?
Let's consider though...was this the manner that God's people were taught in the bible though? Did they do something similar in order to facilitate learning, or are we bringing in secular/natural methods into the church because it "makes sense" to do it that way?It is not about Biblical justification. It is about the ages of believers and their ability to learn.
A 6 year old has different learning abilities from a 15 year old and a 21 year old has different abilities than a 70 year old.
We all learn at different levels and Sunday School just like high school is done to maximize the person's ability.
We all must learn what 2 + 2 is before we can consider what A + B= 2 squared is.