We shall reap what we sow… this is scary!
Children are a gift from God (Psalms 127:3) and therefore should be brought up and cared for to the best of our abilities. We understand that our children are growing in a changing and demanding environment, but we are obliged to instruct our children to follow the deeds and ordinances of God. This is the best gift we can offer to our children if we want them to be responsible citizens of our nations and torch bearers of the gospel of Christ. In the Old testament, our Lord commanded the parents to make known to their children the ways of God so that the generation to come might know them, even to their children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children as well, to set their hope in God and not to forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.
This directive concerning the Christian upbringing of children, established by God Himself is still our obligation today! We are therefore charged with the responsibility of guiding our children in a self-responsible conduct in accordance with the basic values of the gospel of Christ. This includes loving God and their neighbors. Parents are required to be an example in prayer, faith and in self-talk. The seed you plant in your children that are what you will reap. If you talk bad things about your neighbor, fellow child of God, your children will also talk bad things about them. Sometimes they even do not greet them because you have sown a bad seed in their hearts. Know that you are building a bad foundation for the future of your children. They will always have thoughts of hatred and not appreciate and love their neighbors.
In the word of the month, our Chief Apostle has given us food for thought,” What image of the Church do we impart to our children? How do we talk about our Church? This begins at home. How do we talk about the ministers? How do we talk about the members? What do you talk about when your conversation at home turns to the Church? This is the information that your children receive from you! This is the image that you are imparting to your children!
This a big challenge we have at hand within our congregation and homes. Let us act responsibly and shape the future of our children who are the cream our church
Source: Catechism of the New Apostolic Church