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April 14, 2008

John Halton of the BHT says:

A few years ago I was quite into the whole Doug Wilson approach to Christian childrearing. But I finally fell out with Wilson on this issue when reading his umpteenth article or book on how covenant faithfulness is the route to ensuring your children remain in the faith, and how if your children reject their faith then that is because the parents have not been sufficiently faithful in raising them. The penny dropped and I realised that what this amounted to was saying: “Do this and they will live”.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. fred permalink
    April 15, 2008 1:27 pm

    their are quit a few ways we can fail to trust God. I just told some one I hope I make it through the next 10 to 15 years of parenting.

  2. egana permalink
    April 15, 2008 1:43 pm

    there really are no guarantees

    but God is good and his presence and power can sustain us through any and every trial, even the heartbreaking trial of unregenerate or unrepentant offspring…

    it hurts to love them…

    it is risky to trust God for them instead of the shimmering mirages of guarantees…

    it re-opens the wound to be faithful in prayer for them – but the Spirit can comfort that aching injured heart when we turn to him in prayer

    he is near to the brokenhearted

    but I keep finding that I don’t want comfort in affliction, I want a guarantee that MY WILL will be done……

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