by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Which Worldview?
I guess hatred of homosexuals is now a big, big thing in Evangelical Quiverfull and no longer much hidden. Plus this parenting advice! Is Nancy now competing with Debi Pearl and Michelle Duggar for worst mother in Quiverfull?
Are we teaching our children from a biblical worldview or a humanist worldview? Here are some scenarios:
1. Your car is stolen. What is your response?
a) Mother: “Isn’t it terrible that our car is stolen, children? However, even though it is so inconvenient for us we must not judge the one who stole it as God doesn’t want us to judge anyone.”
Or b) Mother: “Children, last night our car was stolen. We must pray for the person who stole it that God will convict him and he will return it. You can see, children, how stealing is very selfish because it hurts and inconveniences the people they steal from. God’s Word tells us that we must not steal (Exodus 20:15; Leviticus 19:11 and Ephesians 4:28). In fact, God says in 1 Corinthians 6:10 that no “Thieves . . . shall inherit the kingdom of God.” God’s puts His laws into the universe to bless us.
2. Your children lie to you. What is your response?
a) Mother at the breakfast table: “Remember yesterday I told you all that no one was to take any of the special cookies I baked for the party we are going to tonight? This morning I find that three cookies are missing. Who took them?”
Jacob: “I didn’t, Mommy.”
Ethan: “Neither did I!”
Olivia: “I would never do that.”
Mother: “There is no one else in this house who could take them. We’re not starting breakfast until you own up.” After a long time and children getting rather hungry they own up!
Mother: “I’m so glad you owned up, but we shouldn’t judge one another, so let’s just get on with breakfast.”
Or b) “Thank you for owning up children. But even worse than stealing the cookies is the fact that you lied to Mommy. Did you know that lying is very serious to God? The Bible says that “all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone” (Revelation 21:8). When we are on God’s side we love truth because He is the God of truth. When we lie, we are on the devil’s side because tells us that the devil is a liar and the father of lies (John 8: 44). I want you to be children who are always on God’s side. Therefore, Mommy is going to have to discipline you so you can learn the importance of not telling lies. We are going to cancel going to the party tonight.” (Or whatever discipline is appropriate).
3. Neighbors are different. What is your response?
Emma: “Mommy, who are those people who moved in over the road from us? They have a little child, but they have two mommies instead of a mommy and a daddy.”
a) Mother: “Yes, they are different from us, Emma. They are “gay” people, but we mustn’t judge them. We wouldn’t live that way, but today people are free to live whatever alternative lifestyle they want.”
Or b) Mother: “Emma, I am so very sorry to have to tell you that these people are living the opposite way God intends us to live. God tells us in His Word that if two men or two women live together like a husband and wife that it is an abomination in God’s sight. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 5:3 that these things shouldn’t even be mentioned among God’s people. We’ll look up some Scriptures later so you can see what God says: Leviticus 18:22; 20:13, Romans 1:26-28, 32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-12; 1 Timothy 1:10; Jude 1:7; Revelation 21:8. Of course, we will love them and pray for them because Jesus loves them, died for them, and wants to forgive them of their sin if they will repent and turn to Him. But we must always stand on God’s side and stand against what God says is an abomination.”
It doesn’t matter whether it is disobedience, lying, abortion, euthanasia, “dying with dignity” or sexual immorality, we must always check out what God says in His Word and stick by it. And we must always remember that the truth of a subject in God’s Word is not one Scripture, but what God says about that subject from Genesis to Revelation. Don’t be mesmerized or propagandized along with so many in the church today who have succumbed to the “judge not that ye be not judged” chant in reply to all judgment of evil.
Dear mothers, of course you are seeking to lead your children in the ways of righteousness which means standing with God’s Word, no matter what society says. We are either filling our children with the truth of God’s Word or being sucked into the mantra of the humanists and the “religion of tolerance.”
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