HOW DO I CONVINCE THE KIDS TO BECOME BELIEVERS IN CHRIST?
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Angie - posted on 02/21/2009
You're already doing everything you need to do. Continue to make Christ a central part of your family and they will receive all the graces they need to be saved! Congratulations for knowing the importance of raising Christian children. May God bless you and your family!!
Kirsten - posted on 02/21/2009
Pray, pray, pray. As many people have said already, you can't save them because God already did. You don't need to do anything to know that God loves your children because he created them and Jesus died on the cross for them just like he did for you. But you can be a good role model and pray that God would put faith in their hearts. Remember God answers all prayers.
Michelle - posted on 02/21/2009
Keep up the most difficcult job you will ever have and that's raising children! At the same time it is rewarding! You heavenly Father knows what you need so ask Him and He is there to help you in every circumstance! Sometimes I was my daughters' friend instead of a parent100% and our relationship worked out greatly.
Michelle - posted on 02/21/2009
Let thme go to church functions where they can meet new friends! I started with my children early in life! Even when they didn't want to go; their place was me and no questions asked! Children are not given a choice when your the parent and this is so important to let them know that Jesus loves them. If they have had a problem not having a stable father raising them and both parents have not been in agreement about them going to church; this causes a big problem!
Lisa - posted on 02/21/2009
You can't save them, they have to want to. It's a hard position, we want what's best for our kids, but 'planting the seed', modelling Chirstianity, teaching them and praying for them, I don't know what else you can do. It's all in God's hands! I'll add it to my prayer list. -Lisa
Tabitha - posted on 02/21/2009
Hi, I completely understand how you are feeling. However, we can not "save" them. God saves. Keep praying with them, teach them how to pray, pray for them where they can hear you, do daily devotions, become a part of a nice community church, and let God do the rest. We only show the light. :) He is the light! He loves them and will not forsake you.
Hope - posted on 02/21/2009
All you can do is show them how a christian lives there life and let them make up there own minds in there own time. I understand it can be hard but trust me it does not work to push them. they will only grow up to resent you. My husband grow up in a house where religion was pushed on him and still today he will not attend church with me. He is an amazing man with good morals and values but no way will he attend church.
Barbara - posted on 02/21/2009
ya shudnt have to convince them hun kids will beleive or follow wot they feel is right and safe go with the flow let them enjoy life and make there own dicisions dont ya think that is fair u wud hate ppl to tell u wot to do :D
Tanya - posted on 02/21/2009
In the Catholic religion , to have them baptised ASAP is best ! I believe this as well but also stand firm on, you can't force your religion or beliefs on another let them find there own way . Continue in your faith and let them be a "willing " participant yet allow them to look into other faiths and religious practices so they can make the decision that is right for them! Always keep in mind that you cannot change or control "free will"! If you have raised them with your faith, and have allowed them to grow and make decisions for themselves along the way, you only need now to have faith in yourself (as a parent knowing you did your best), to see that they will soon make a choice that reflects their individual person and alot of you!!
Amanda - posted on 02/21/2009
The best way is not to push and to be a leading example in you family. Teach them and let them ask questions and when they are ready they will make a decision. You can not push faith on people. Faith has to come within someone.
Sabrina - posted on 02/19/2009
Hello there. Forget the responses of people saying negative things. As Christian parents it is our responsibility to raie our kids in a Godly home and instill in them the love of Christ. Afterall, we are mother because God willed it so. Keep doing what you are doing but let them see Christ in u and important: have family worship a few times a week and daily devotionals. Teach your kidsto spend personal time with God and their lives will be changed positively! Good faith and God bless!
Satu - posted on 02/18/2009
The greatest teacher is the example we set ourselves. All of the above things are wonderful, but God must be a thing they see through you in how you interact with others, the helpfulness you provide, etc. Children mostly see God as love so loving them unconditionally withou strings, as Christ did for us, will be the greatest gift you can give them. Until they can conciously make the decision for Christ, the Bible says they are saved through you and your husband, or whoever is saved of the two. God will not forsake your children if they have not intentionally chosen Christ as their savior, He is far bigger than that!
Jolene - posted on 02/18/2009
All I can suggest to you is basically what Malinda has already wrote. Don't force anything on them. Let them get older and decide for themselves what they want to believe in. Maybe they will decide that they don't agree with your religious point of view and want to find their own. And anyone who gets pushed into doing something is more then likely going to be that much stubborn about not conforming.
Malinda - posted on 02/18/2009
Um... you can't, and pushing it will likely cause them to reject your beliefs entirely. Religion is the most personal desicion any human makes, and that includes your children. Let them decide for themselves.
Besides, by the Christian belief system they can never truly be saved unless it is of their *own* free will. You can't "have" them saved - they just have to get there on their own.