(Deuteronomy 6:1-9; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
The Situation: Kids wonder, “Are the things I learn in Church true?“ Children who have routinely swallowed teaching about relativism and tolerance have little regard for absolute truth. They view doctrine as restrictive and meaningless. Western culture no longer reflects a Biblical world-view.
The Solution: Based on God’s revelation in the Bible, doctrine offers a clear and connected explanation of what Christians believe, the essential truths of the faith. Our doctrine must be stated anew for each genera- tion—in the language of that generation.
What you can do: Validate your child’s faith by showing practical ways that his or her beliefs relate to life. Read or recite the Apostles’ Creed together. Discuss each phrase, looking up Scripture passages (download at DiscipleLand.com/parents). In your home, reinforce positive attitudes about the Bible, the Church, and Christian living. To a child, if Christianity doesn’t work at home, then it must not be true. Christian faith must be fortified by consistent Christlike behavior.
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