Teaching our kids about God?

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by Tim Roach


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I had this question asked to me a while back:

"Should we teach our children about God in a classroom format, wait until they are older then witness to them or treat the education of God some other way?"
I have never really been sure if the person that asked the question was really trying to find ways to teach their children about Our Creator or trying to imply something else altogether.

However, I answered with, what I believe, is a good way to raise children in the ways of Our Creator.

Children learn by our life example the "class room" is not only in the church or school but the world around us. Each of us teaches every child that watches us with each of our daily actions, choices, how we talk to and about others, even by the simplest seemingly unimportant thing.

The way we live our day-to-day life should be the example, the teaching, the witnessing, etc. without the need to even say a single word, not only for our children but also those around us.

Obviously there is a lot for a child, as well as adults, to learn about Our Lord. This is where the traditional learning that you were speaking of comes in. However, usually children will be asking questions on their own as they grow. Parents, or any Christian for that matter, should be ready to answer the children with answers that are at a level that they can understand at their age when they ask questions.

Attending a good truly bible based church can help to answer a lot of those questions.

As for how to treat children, you follow the golden rule "do unto others as you would have others do unto you" and treat them justly, with respect, with discipline and with love.




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