WE ARE COMPLACENT
WE ARE COMPLACENT
Webster’s com·pla·cent | \ kəm-ˈplā-sᵊnt \
Definition of complacent
1: marked by self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies
The key words are:
1. SELF We have become a “live for self” society. God gave us free will and we use it to please ourselves.
2. UNAWARNESS Children these days are unaware that Jesus’ sacrifice was to wipe away our sins. Have you read the Bible? It contains truth, history, and God’s loving will for every one of us.
3. DANGERS The danger is that our children will grow up ignorant of God’s power and gifts of love to them, especially salvation from the grace of God.
Children’s books are complacent about Jesus. They tell children to be kind, curious, and obedient; but they do not tell the real reasons…kindness because Jesus was perfect and we are to emulate Him...curious because children’s curiosity should be guided to the Bible…obedience to our Father in Heaven, our Creator, our Lord Jesus who died for every person on earth so we might find a way to live eternally.
Children’s books need to be factual in their fantasy. The stories can be made up, but the principles are of God’s making.
Babies and the innocents will be taken to heaven at this world’s end by God. The larger portion of those children grow up before the Lord’s coming, and will be responsible for their own lives as well as others.
It is our duty as parents to help our children and grandchildren to understand why they need to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. It’s about time children were taught Jesus’ principles from birth, so their lives will be guided by Him and they can seek Him (and be confident He is there) when they are having difficulties in life.
The Holy Spirit guides my writing. I will include Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit in my writings for children, teens, and adults. I hope you understand my purpose in writing this way.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV
John 14:6 says “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” NIV
Believe Jesus died to wipe away our sins, for the only way to heaven is through Him. Make sure your children know these facts!
Have a great day!
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