Foolish, Irresponsible Parents!

January 13, 2013

It is unbelievable how unwise so many people are as they manage their own lives and the lives of their children. Do they think that they and their children learn kindness, wisdom, responsibility, and righteousness by indulging themselves before the T.V. and internet night after night? Do single parents really think that their own promiscuity is not teaching their sons and daughters to also sell their bodies to anyone who comes along offering them money, flattery, attention, or treats? If parents don’t care about their own peace, their own blessing, their own soul, shouldn’t they at least care about their children’s?

Sure, we know that most of those who disbelieve the Gospel seem to care less that they’re training their children to lead immoral, self-centered, irresponsible lives, but what is shocking is that most professing “Christians” don’t care either! If they did, they would be having family devotions every day, teaching their children to know and love God’s Word, and to take the steps necessary for having a genuine and personal relationship with the Lord. For only by doing this, can a parent give their child what is vital for having a beautiful, productive, and righteous life in this evil world.

However, instead of training them in Life (God) and holiness, parents are actually training their children in death, destruction, and depravity. One main way they do this is by allowing them, or even encouraging them, to play video games. And why do parents do this? They do it so that their children will be kept occupied. –Which means that they actually love their children a lot less than they claim. For instead of spending time with their children and helping them learn all sorts of wonderful things, they pass them off to “babysitters”, the video games being the most convenient.

I’ve written before about the evils of video games, but today what I’ve written is a response from the article which Israeliteindeed posted. It is such a good article that I am devoting my tomorrow’s post to it, as I really hope and pray my readers will go to it and read the entire article there.

If parents refuse to train their children carefully, especially in the development of a good and godly character, they are, whether they admit it or not, aiding their child in going to his death. Even if the child doesn’t die an early death physically, his soul will remain in the sphere of death –spiritual death, and eventually eternal death. As Prov. 19:18 commands, “Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.” Many parents are not heeding this wisdom. But, that doesn’t mean the rest of us need be so foolish.

with love,

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