Saturday, April 23, 2016

Every Child is Entitled To These Two Things

Every child should not be entitled to free breakfasts and lunches at school, nor free education, nor free preschool, nor free medical care. No, every single child should be entitled to having the gift of life and having a mother at home full-time. All the things our government thinks children should be entitled to doesn't help them to be better, hard-working adults, but being entitled to being given life and having a mother home full-time will, if she spends her time training, disciplining and loving them.

The reason many children receive free breakfasts and lunches in the school are because they come from a single parent home {usually only having one mother} so they have no father who provides for them. All of the government hand-outs cause many able-bodied men to not work hard. No, they would rather get things for free. Hand-outs rarely produce anything beneficial. Even God's Word tells us that those that don't work, don't eat. For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat" {2 Thessalonians 3:10}.

Offering free education to children that neglects teaching anything about the Lord hasn't resulted in much good, either. As Martin Luther said, "I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do no reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt." "Bless is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, no sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in his law doth he meditate day and night" {Psalm 1:1, 2}.

Even offering free medical care sounds great but it has the tendency to cause people to expect everything for free. One young woman was bemoaning the fact that she had to pay $20 to her chiropractor, as if all of his schooling didn't warrant her having to pay anything and her being able to have his services for free! We should all have to work hard and pay something for the services we get from others because if we're not paying it, someone else is and this isn't how Christians are supposed to live their lives. {I'm not talking about not having insurance for with insurance, we have to pay something to have it.}

Raising a child who feels entitled is a very unhealthy way to live. Raising children with a mother who is at home full-time with them is a healthy way to live and the way that God intended for children to live. They also need a father who is an example to them of hard work and providing for the family. In past generations, it was frowned upon to take hand-outs because they knew that if you want something, you should work hard to earn it. Raise your children with this mentality since this is the way the Lord wants you to raise them. And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you {1 Thessalonians 4:11}. 

The two things that every child should be entitled to have {the right to life and the right to have a mother home full-time with him/her} is something way too many children are being deprived of in this culture and it's shameful. Our culture is reaping what it has sown since the 1960s and it isn't good.