We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It is the Parents’ Duty to Raise the Child

First and foremost, the bringing up of children “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” is something which is to be done in the home and by the parents.  This is the emphasis throughout the Bible.  It is not something that is to be handed over to the school, however good the school may be.  It is the duty of parents, their primary and most essential duty.  It is their responsibility, and they are not to hand over this responsibility to another.  I emphasize this because we are all well aware of what has been happening increasingly during this present century.  More and more, parents have been transferring their responsibilities and their duties to the schools.  I regard this as a most serious matter.  There is no more important influence in the life of a child than the influence of the home.  The home is the fundamental unit of society, and children are born into a home, into a family.  There you have the circle that is to be the chief influence in their lives.  There is no question about that.  . . .
The teaching of the Scripture is that the child’s welfare, the child’s soul, should always be the primary consideration; and all matters of prestige — not to use any other term — and all matters of ambition should be put severely aside.  Anything that militates against the child’s soul, and its knowledge of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, should be rejected.  The first consideration invariably should be the soul and its relationship to God.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Life in the Spirit in Marriage, Home & Work: An Exposition of Ephesians 5:18-6:9, pg. 293-294

1 comment:

Christian Ease said...

This must be all wrong! Hillary just got done clarifying that the state has the primary responsibility and the parent's are secondary. God's word evidently made another misrepresentation of the truth. I don't even want to know Trumps stance.