Can you believe I have heard
parents say they don't believe
they have the right to influence
their children's belief systems?
It blows my mind.
That the culture of wishy-washy
thinking and "no absolutes" would
creep into our homes and families.
So very sad!
Scripture is so plain on our
responsibility to pass wisdom and
knowledge from generation to generation.
As homeschoolers we are in a unique
position to teach our children what
we believe and why. We can share the
scriptures in very natural and systematic
ways. There are many, many resources
available to us that teach a Christian
Worldview as it relates to Government,
Science, Bible and Literature.
Non-homeschoolers have it a bit tougher
as it is hard to find quality time for
such things. However, I do hope that every
family is taking time to study the Bible
together whether homeschooling or not.
If you think about it...there is absolutely
nothing we do, short of breathe, that isn't
impacted by our worldview. So...even if we
aren't aware of conveying it to our children
a message is getting through.
What is the message you are
giving your children?
Our three children can tell you what the
evolutionists arguments are...
and they can tell you the truth of God's
Creation. We have not sheltered them from
opposing beliefs, however, as it was age
appropriate we have taught them both points
of view and what we believe and why.
Just because we want them to believe one thing
is not reason to keep them in a bubble of only
that train of thought. This kind of sheltering
leads to uncertainties and often troubles later
as the young people grapple with ideas that are
totally new to them. It is much better as the
parent to bring other views into the open and
deal with them in your timing. Sometimes we
don't have all of the answers to their questions
when in discussion. These are awesome learning
opportunities as we search out the answers together.
Teaching our children to learn.
It is fun!
Some things to think about as it relates
to your children:
Are they getting a scriptural basis?
Can they defend their Faith, if necessary?
Do they understand the importance of
Faith in your life?
Do they see you ministering to others?
I do hope you enjoy passing on the
Faith to the next generation.
Just for the record, I didn't make this
up...Some scriptures that encourage us.
He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children...Psalm 78:5
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. Proverbs 1:8
When you walk, they will guide you;
when you sleep, they will watch over you;
when you awake, they will speak to you.
For these commands are a lamp,
this teaching is a light,
and the corrections of discipline
are the way to life...Proverbs 6:22,23
Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning...Proverbs 9:9
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death...Proverbs 13:14