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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
What Are We Teaching Our Children
I am a mother. I have two young sons both under the age of ten. I see on the
news tragic stories of children in gangs, children being snatched, children
shooting children, children committing suicide and I wonder, how in the world do
these things happen. How do these things come to be “normal”? How do we as a
society get so apathetic to what is going on around us? What part have we played
in making these horrific happenings a common place occurrence?
As parents, we need to be present in the lives of our children and teach them
the values of morals, the values of being a good person, the values of the
golden rule. How our children behave is a direct result of our teachings.
We also need to teach our children to be kind. I didn’t say to be weak or be
a follower. I said teach our children kindness. Teach them not to laugh at the
misfortunes of other children. Teach them to want to help others who need their
help. The “golden rule” states to “do unto others as you would have them do unto
If we teach our children that others are inferior to us because of
differences, we are teaching them that some people are superior to other people.
This sounds like what Hitler was teaching the “Hitler Youth”. If we teach our
children that people who believe differently than us are horrible and need to be
changed then we are teaching that we must condemn others. We make ourselves the
judge, the jury, and the executioner.
I am not saying that we should not teach our children between right and
wrong, I am saying that we need to teach our children that people have
differences and those differences need to be honored and respected.
I am trying to instill in my sons the ability to think on their own. I often
tell my oldest that “people are sheep and will follow anything…” I tell him to
learn to think on his own and to be a leader, a kind leader. He is but a child
so I must temper that with my adult wisdom (this is why God gives us parents) To
teach our children that we are superior than others is to raise a Hitler, Jim
Jones, Phelps of the Westboro “Church”, Charles Manson, David Korsch ….these
people were/are leaders who convince(d) people to follow their misguided
We, as parents are responsible to teach our children to be good citizens,
good people, and honorable human beings.
A note to Christians:
I am a born again Christian
I believe in Heaven and Hell and teaching our
Children about the Lord Jesus Christ and that He
Died on the cross to save us from Hell. I believe in
Trinity and I believe that Jesus is coming again soon
To take us to Heaven to live with Him. I believe in
The Great Commission and telling others of the Lord’s love
And that there is judgment coming. I also believe that
God is the judge. Not me. Not my pastor. Not the
Church. To make blanket statements that God hates
A certain group of people is simply not Biblical. When
The Lord Jesus was here on this Earth, He spoke of
Heaven, He spoke of Hell, He spoke of the world to
Come. He got angry with the ruling religious body
Not “the Woman at the well”, not the “publicans and
Sinners”, not “the woman taken in adultery”, not the
Gay Centurion asking for Jesus to heal his “beloved male
Servant.” On the other hand, Jesus got angry with
The Pharisees more than once. He called the Scribes
And Pharisees hypocrites who on the outside looked
Wonderful, but on the inside were nothing but dead
Never before has a group of people been so pushed away
cross by Christians as much as homosexual people.
So tell the world of God’s love and of the birth, death, and
Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, but do not condemn
people if they choose not to listen. That, my friend, is the
Job of God, the Father. If you are going to be a Christian
Please remember what the word actually means. The disciples
Were first called Christians at Antioch…why? Because they
So much like Christ. Please remember and apply that to your