Have you ever stopped and thought about what we are teaching our children? Our children are like sponges taking in information from all sources they come in contact with. Do you know what is influencing your children? Or are you too busy have not taken the time needed to find out. You may disagree with me on some of these items, but I’m looking at them from a biblical Standpoint.
Tolerance is being taught to the gay and lesbian lifestyle. The Bible teaches us to love all people. This doesn’t mean we have to accept or approve of these lifestyle. How many ways are your children taught these lifestyle are normal . The schools, government, TV and even in some Churches teach tolerance of this lifestyle. The Bible tells us these lifestyle are sinful. Have you ever thought about how many television shows today has a gay or lesbian couple on them? Do you think this influences your child? What once wasn’t accepted is now Okay. Do you think God has suddenly change his mind about these life styles? Of course not.
Now let us think about tolerance of sexual activities and profanity on today’s television shows. It’s hard to find a show that contain either of these in it content. When are children see these things they feel it’s okay to act like their Idols on TV. Our children today are having sex at a much younger age than ever before. The other day I heard a very young child… maybe 6 or 7 years old, using profanity because his mother would not buy him a toy. We are seeing in children who have just began to speak using the Lord in vain. Some parents think that is cute and funny. But always remember that’s your child behavior is taught mostly by their parents behavior. Question… Are you as a parent, monitoring what your child watches on TV or listen to on the radio?
Finally, One more item to speak on, Respect. Today’s society has become self-serving society. I want it! I need it! I deserve It! No matter what it takes who’s in my way I must have it. There is little or no respect for others as long as I get what I want. The Bible it says to treat others as you would want to be treated. In Matthew 7:12 “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” NASB What are we teaching our children in the home? Do your children respect you or do you let them do what they want because it avoids conflict. Respect starts at home.
So what’s the answer! Start teaching your children respect at home. start monitoring what television shows they watch. when there is a gay or lesbian scene make this is an opportunity to teach what God says. Discuss with your child your beliefs in God and God’s dislike for that lifestyle. Also when there’s a suggestive sexual activity on a TV or movie discuss it with your child. This also is an opportunity for your child to understand this is wrong in the sight of God.
You might be very surprised first of all about what your child already knows. If you discuss these things with them these channels of communication can last a lifetime. Being honest with your child and discussing God with them will bring a lifetime of blessing. May God bless and keep!
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers all you have to do is read and pray. If you would like to send a comment or prayer request Email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16