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Raising Children of Faith
If there is a skeleton inside the closets of homeschoolers, especially now that
homeschooling has been practiced for several decades, it is that some
homeschooled children rebel and walk away from the Christian faith when they reach young adulthood. I was discussing this phenomenon with my oldest daughter, who is the mother of a one-year-old herself. She was afraid for her son, for it seemed that being raised in a Christian home or being homeschooled was no guarantee that a child would come to true repentance as an adult.
I was reminded of Romans 10:16-17:
"But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ."
“Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Read aloud, speak, preach the word of the Lord to your children daily. Forsake not one jot or tittle of it. Even Leviticus. Especially Leviticus in light of Galatians 3:23-25:
"Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed.So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian"
Then live that word in your homes. Live love, grace, forgiveness, humility, and worship. Live holiness. Forsake wrath, embrace patience, kindness, and
self-control. Do not be a hearer of the word only, but also a doer.
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32