Family Education

Here are two quotes from two pillars of the Christian faith.  Both of these quotes were extracted from David Prince’s article titled Family Worship (article can be found here)

Jonathan Edwards said,

Family education and order are some of the chief means of grace.  If these fail, all other means are likely to prove ineffectual.

C.H. Spurgeon wrote,

The more of parental teaching the better; ministers, and Sabbath-school teachers were never meant to be substitutes for mother’s tears and fathers’ prayers…The first lesson for a child should be concerning his mother’s God…Around the fire-side fathers should repeat not only the Bible records, but the deeds of the martyrs and reformers, and moreover the dealings of the Lord with themselves both in providence and grace…Reader, if you have children, mind you do not fail in this duty…As far on as our brief life allows us to arrange, we must industriously provide for the godly nurture of our youth.  The narratives, commands, and doctrines of th eword of God are not worn out; they are calculated to exert influence as long as our race shall exist.  The one object aimed at is transmission; the testimony is only given that it may be passed on to succeeding generations.

 

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One Response to Family Education

  1. Skip Athey says:

    The Bible has spoken concerning the responsibility of parents to practice family worship, as well as, the parents responsibility to instruct and educate their children. Dueteronomy 6:6-8, Proverbs 1:8, 22:6, Psalm 119:9,Ephesians 4:6 to name a few. The pop-evangelical church has embraced the secular culture and its methods of raising children. The same mistake was made by Israel in Judges 2:2-14, they had neglected to teach their children, who turned to worship the gods of the culture around them. May the church refuse to participate in the secular cultures idea of education and child rearing. And return to Building Faithful Families who honor and serve God.
    Skip Athey

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