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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 26, 2011 (parenting)


“If we measure our success as parents
solely by what our children become,
there is no inviolable guarantee in Scripture
that we will experience absolute success on those terms…
The true measure of success for Christian parents
is the parents’ own character.
To the degree that we have followed
God’s design for parenting,
we have succeeded as parents before God.”
- John MacArthur

“As a general rule,
parents who follow biblical principles
in bringing up their children
will see a positive effect
on the character of their children.
From a purely statistical point of view,
children who grow up
in Christ-honoring homes
are more likely to remain
faithful to Christ in adulthood
than kids growing up in homes
where the parents dishonor the Lord.
The truism of Proverbs 22:6 does apply.
We’re certainly not to think
that God’s sovereignty in salvation
means the way we raise our kids is immaterial.
God often uses faithful parents
as instruments in the salvation of children.”
- John MacArthur

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