Raising Godly Sons and Daughters
Heaven Ministries

 

Preparing our youth for a rock solid marriage starts with parents raising Godly sons and daughters. Parents, we should not take God's instructions for His children with a lackadaisical attitude. 

Frank and I have been blessed with three Godly sons, which are on loan to us from God. If family were not important to God He would not bless us with the ability to procreate. God's will is that we raise our sons and daughters in the Lord. 

I know that if you are reading this then you have been blessed with children too. The truth is it is not difficult raising Godly sons and daughters when we take parenthood with the importance it deserves. 

Has not the Lord made them (husband and wife) one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking Godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. I hate divorce , says the LORD, God of Israel. (Malachi 2:15-16)

Showing them the importance of Christ and His principles for righteous Christian living ultimately raises Godly children. Parents are to be the example to their children. We should never expect someone else to raise our children or be their example--because God has called parents to do that. 

Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (Deuteronomy 11:19 NIV) 

Teaching Our Own

Christianity is a lifestyle, which teaches us to put our trust and faith in Jesus Christ and to follow His example as much as humanly possible. Showing by example rather than preaching seems to get the message across better to teenagers and young men. 

Train them in the Word of God. If you are sending your sons and daughters off to public school where they are taught about worldly affairs it will be more difficult to raise them in the LORD because they will receive mixed message. Here is an example: It will be confusing for them to hear about how they evolved from monkey's or clams in school and then come home and be told about God's creation of the whole world. 

Public schools teach our children the opposite of Christian living.  Christian parents who send their kids off to the public schools to get slaughtered are not acting in the LORD. Not to offend anyone, but it just doesn't make sense. 

Public schools teach people how to be somebody in the world, which is fine and dandy, but they do not teach about values, morals and love of neighbor, do they? What do you think is more important? 

We firmly believe that it is the Christian parents duty to teach their own and to raise Godly sons and daughters--these things should not be left up to society. 

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6 NIV) 

Am I saying the Christian children who go to public school will grow up ungodly? The general rule is that raising our children up in the training and instruction of the Lord teaches them the things of God, which are family values, respect and love, but none of these things are found in public schools today. It would seem to be rather confusing for the young Christian person today. 

School age boys have only one thing in mind when it comes to the opposite sex. It is this kind of attitude and environment that we are throwing our children into. Do you think that public schools teach that fornication is a sin? No, instead they teach about "safe sex" and put condom dispensers in the hallways. Need I say more? 

Public schools do not teach our sons how to be men, but they do teach young ladies how to be feminist. The bottom line is you can't raise Godly sons and daughters if you are sending them off with the wolves in sheep clothing. 

Copyright 2010 Heaven Ministries - Angie Lewis

 

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