“Because I said so.”
How many times have parents said this to their children?
I use this to bring up a point:
Q: What is a parent’s most important job concerning their children?
A: To prepare their children to meet God.
When adults enter eternity, they will either as God's pre-established friend, or as his long-term enemy.
Each person born, will someday die, and will encounter the Judgment Day, where they give account for their lives.
The Judgment Day is not an orientation to the concept of God ,the Holy Trinity.
The Judgment Day the final interaction with God before we enter eternity.
Kids need to learn about God when young, so they can have time to decide what to do with God; to accept Him or reject him
It is strange to watch someone who clams sovereignty over their own lives to also claim sovereignty over the lives of their children.
They saying. “I am my own boss, but I am your boss too. God has no claim to me, but I have a claim on you."
And many parents hover over their children throughout their adult lives.
It is true that a child eventually outgrows the parents’ authority, but no human ever outgrows God’s authority, no matter how oold they are.
Psalm 24 says,
"The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.
3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god."
All people need to understand this.
Imagine someone standing before the Judgment Throne of God, where they first discover that God truly exists and has expectation they didn’t investigate. They are cluless because the parents didn't teach them.
Now, because every person is inborn with a sense that God exists, they are responsible for their own eternity.
Even so, those raised without Christ, they will look at their parents on the Judgment Day with a profound sense of betrayal that they were never taught about God.
Even though they will become thinking adults responsible for their spiritual choices,
they can rightfully blame parents for no proper introduction to Jesus when they were young.
In closing, ,God has the right to say, “Because I said so” to us as adults.
Do you recognize that right, and pass that on to your children?