- Do your kids know the difference between Christianity and other religions?
- Do your kids know how to defend their faith?
- Are you preparing your kids for the battle for their soul?
The enemy doesn’t really have any new tactics. He is going to challenge the Biblical account of creation with the theory of evolution.
He is going to make fun of our kids if they believe in a God they cannot see.
He is going to say they are bigots, if they don’t accept other religions.
There are three things we must establish with our kids, so they know how to defend their faith:
- Not everybody believes in God. The Bible says, “The fool has said in his heart there is no God.” People who don’t believe in God think the world was just a big accident. Nobody created the world, it just kind of happened.
- Christians believe that God created the world and everything in it. The world didn’t just happen, it was designed by God. Everything that has ever been created (skyscrapers, cars, computers, video games) have been designed by a creator. It is foolish to think that the entire world in all of its complexity could just happen without a creator.
- When you come to God you must believe that “God is.” (Hebrews 11:6) In other words you must believe that God is real, that He exists. Nobody created God, He was and always has been. He was here before the world began. (Genesis 1:1)
Let’s set our kids up for success? Instead of pretending that other religions don’t exist, let’s give them the test ahead of time and tell them the answers to the questions.
Your kids may attend school with kids who are Islamic or Hindu or even atheist. Their parents tell them that their faith is the correct one.
How do we know that Jesus is the only way to God?
The primary difference is that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. You can visit the grave of Muhammad or Buddha, but if you go to the tomb of Jesus, it is empty because He is alive.
In today’s politically correct culture we tend to shy away from direct communication. We know the truth, but we don’t want to offend others, so we stay quiet. If you feel this way, think about the social pressure that your kids feel.
I have a question for you:
- Who is more important to you?
- Your kids or the people you don’t want to offend?
We need to teach these things to our kids. They are counting on us. This is why I wrote “The Core.”
The Core teaches kids the central innermost parts of Christianity.
I have a link for you to a free Object Lesson from The Core that I use to teach kids that God is the creator of the universe.
For more information about The Core, go here – THE CORE CURRICULUM
Not only has Mark served in the local church as pastor, associate pastor, and family ministry pastor but he is also a certified coach with the John Maxwell Team.