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Monday, December 12, 2011

Protect Your Children from The Bad Guys, 3

Continued from "Protect Your Children from the Bad Guys, 2"

In my previous post, I showed that you have the God-ordained right to do whatever God requires. Any encroachment of that right by any individual or any institution possess no validity, whatsoever.

If that is so, what is the basis for parental rights? The following Scripture passages provide a solid basis for parental responsibility (which, with respect to civil authority translates in parental rights):

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture [discipline] and admonition [counsel] of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

Scripture also indicates the means and manner of discipline . . . 

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. (Proverbs 22:15; see also 23:13, 29:15, et.al.)

. . . as well as the means and manner of counsel.

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. (Deuteronomy 6:7-9)

I like to call this the discipleship model of child training. It involves the transmission of your most sacred, most fundamental beliefs and life-principles by precept and example in the daily affairs of life.

Scripture indicates that a parent may delegate certain aspects of child training (Galatians 4:1-2), but it gives no indication that this relieves the parent of responsibility for the content and conduct of the process. Indeed, the Bible insists that candidates for eldership in Christ's Church must demonstrate success in how they have discipled their children (I Timothy 3:4-5; Titus 1:6).

In the next installment, I want to apply these Biblical standards to the video "Overruled". 

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