Why Do Our Children Leave the Church?


Why do so many people—with incredible conversions—parent children who leave Christianity? History overflows with great saints whose offspring lose faith:
•Samuel was a mighty prophet of God. His sons were a mess.
•David was a man after God’s own heart. His children were a disaster.
•Harvard, Yale, and Princeton were founded on the gospel. Now they lead the opposition.

I’ve witnessed dozens of families (churches, ministries, and prayer groups) who began with a furious fire of love for God whose next generation couldn’t blow a smoke ring.

Our children lose fire because of our mother-of-all-assumptions; we assume the gospel. This is how the gospel is lost…..Read More Here

I’d add to this that our children don’t see what we profess effect the lives we lead.  So we forget about he Gospel or we don’t allow the Gospel to be the motivating factor in our lives.

How do you relate to your members of your MCs?  How do you relate the faith to your children.  Is it “This do…then God will?”  Or is it, “God did…so we can?”

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About Ted Torreson

I'm a Husband, Father, Pastor & Church planter

Posted on August 27, 2013, in Christian Living, Christian Parenting, Gospel-Centered and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Ted,

    Thanks for sharing my article on why our children leave the church.

    I agree with your addition: our children don’t see how what we believe affects our lives. Alas.

    Sam

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