Should We Get Children Who May Choose evil?
God created humans with the freedom of choice which means that they can choose eternal life or death. The Lord gave them full freedom to do what they want, hoping that they all will choose eternity (2 Peter 3:9). So, life is an opportunity given to men that they may know Him and gain salvation. But if freedom is taken away, humans will be merely robots doing what they are programmed to do. And in this scenario love can’t exist. For love is based on freedom of choice.
Christian parents can give their children a chance to obtain eternal life. And for that, their saved children will be eternally indebted. God offered His Son to die and redeem mankind (John 3:16). Likewise, parents should be willing to sacrifice greatly that their children may have the chance to obtain eternal life.
Parents need to raise their children with much prayer and love that they may be brought in the right path. And those that do that will less likely lose their children. And to aid parents towards that end, the Lord gave them many promises that they can claim daily for the salvation of their children. Here are some of them:
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6)
“Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed” (Psalms 112:1-2 ).
“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants…” (Isaiah 44:3-5 ).
“…I will make an everlasting covenant with them. Their offspring shall be known among the nations, and their descendants in the midst of the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are an offspring the LORD has blessed” (Isaiah 61:8-9).
“They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their descendants with them” (Isaiah 65:23 ).
“The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him” (Proverbs 20:7).
“Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the LORD your God is giving you for all time” (Deuteronomy 4:40).
“And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household…” (Acts 16:31-33).
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