Fix my Kid
By Al Menconi
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” This verse from Proverbs 22:6 is the desire of most of the parents to whom I have ever talked. The question I am usually asked is, “How is it done? How can we train our children to love God and live for Him?”
I’m sorry to say, the majority of Christian parents that I have encountered believe this verse means that we should lecture our children about Jesus and that we should send them to church and Sunday school. “Here’s my child, Mr. Bible class teacher/youth leader. Fix my kid and teach him about Jesus.” I have talked to literally hundreds of parents who have tried this and they don’t understand why their children have no desire to live for Jesus.
The majority of children raised by Christian parents will not live for Jesus as adults. In fact, research has shown that as many as 70-75 percent of children raised by Christian parents will NOT live for Jesus as adults. How can this be? Either we don’t have the Truth of Jesus or we are conveying this Truth improperly. I believe the latter is the case…”
(this article is an excerpt from the May-June 2008 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)
To read the rest of this article, which starts on page 13, click this link: https://biblesabbath.org/tss/531/tss_531.pdf