Christian Parents Must Be Willing to Fight for the Heart and Soul of Their Children
By Marsha West - Posted at Christian Research Network:
Recently I penned a piece to explain Bible-believing Christian parent’s responsibility in helping shape their children’s worldview. I received so much feedback so I thought it would be a good idea to write a follow-up to “Christian kids must slay wolves in sheep’s clothing, not pet them!”
Let me start by saying that Christian parents must be willing to fight for the heart and soul of their children. In the same way we fight the spiritual battle each of us faces daily, preparing them to win that same battle requires parents, and to a reasonable degree, their children to “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:10-12)
What believers are facing is a spiritual battle. How we are to equip ourselves to fend off the slings and arrows of the evil one and his minions comes from Sacred Writ, not from me. What does Paul tell us to do? “Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” In other words, stand your ground, brethren. Do not waiver. Stand firm! Wearing the full Armor of God is of the utmost importance if you’re going to defeat the enemy, both for you and on behalf of your children.