Friday, April 10, 2015

A Powerful Keg of Dynamite

Ken and I were watching the college basketball finals the other night. At one point, they scanned the crowd. I said to Ken, "All those gorgeous young people in the prime of life without adult supervision and alcohol flowing freely. What are parents thinking when sending their children into such a powerful keg of dynamite?" 

I have been reading through the Old Testament recently and really enjoying it. I read this in Jeremiah 10 {The Amplified Version}, "Learn not the way of the {heathen} nations...for the customs and ordinances of the peoples are false, empty, and futile...But they are altogether irrational and stupid and foolish...But the Lord is the true God and the God of taught {the God Who is Truth}. He is the living God and the everlasting King." The Bible commands that parents "bring them {their children} up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."

The Bible is full of warnings about the company we keep. Bad company corrupts good morals and the wise walk with the wise. To think that it is a good idea to send off our 18 year old hormone-filled children to institutions that are anti-God, teach heresy and lies, and are known for their drunkenness and sexual immorality is not very wise, in my opinion.

During the ages of 18 and 22 are the years that children either embrace or walk away from the faith. This is when they decide to take their parent's faith as their own or find a "new way." I am sure some of you went through Universities and your faith is intact but according to research and the Bible, you are taking a risk that is just not worth an eternal soul. 

Yes, I have heard of some being led to the Lord by Christians on their campus and others having powerful ministries there but your children can also have powerful ministries all of their lives without going to Universities but learning the ways of the Lord and being sheltered from the immoral lifestyles of the heathen before the ages of 21 and 22. I am 56 years old and I would hate learning the things they learn and being exposed to the garbage that goes on there. It reminds me of this verse, "And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation {lifestyle} of the wicked" {2 Peter 2:7}. So God rescued Lot out of the moral decay happening around him, yet we're suppose to send our children into the moral decay, plus go in debt to do it???

Three out of every four children from Christian homes in America walk away from the faith soon after they leave high school. The biggest cause of this turning away from the faith was said to be intellectual skepticism. A child grows up learning and accepting something of the Christian faith within their family and church, only to ditch it when confronted by the juggernaut of secularism in the media and the universities a few years later. {source} Please, parents, immerse your children in the ways of God and don't allow those who are anti-God educate your precious children.