Considering The Cost

What would you do if you knew your children would suffer persecution in the future for maintaining biblical views? Would you still teach them biblical values or would you think it might be in their best interest if you didn’t.

This may seem like a strange question to ask especially in the West. We think the West will always be hospitable to Christian faith and beliefs. But it may not be as strange as we may think.

I recently came across an article that described a young Christian couple in England. This couple decided, it would be in their children’s best interest not to be taught Christian values. They believed that teaching their children Christian values would bring them into conflict with today’s British society.

As a result they decided for the good of their children it would be best if they were not taught biblical values. We in the West, for the most part have not had to wrestle with these kind of questions. But as our country becomes more and more secular we may be forced to consider these kinds of questions.

In a secular society the morals and values inevitably become relative. Wrong or right becomes a matter of personal choice and preference. If you have fixed morals and values it’s just a matter of time before your values come into collision with the accepted values of society.

Most Christian thinkers believe that we have entered into a post Christian era in the west. We are becoming more and more pagan. Europe is ahead of us by a decade or so, but we are heading in that direction. In light of these facts, would you still teach your children biblical values? This may not be an easy question to answer because we really never know how we will react until we are there.

But I do believe that we should begin to have this conversation and settle these kind of questions in our hearts and minds.

May the Lord be with you all

 

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