Posted in Family & Parenting, Prodigal Children, Spiritual Upbringing

Salvation Is God’s Work, Not Yours

David Teniers (I) - The Conversion of Saint Paul

John MacArthur:

“You can’t save your children. You can raise them in the fear and admonition of the Lord, guard them from the sinful influences and temptations of the world, and cocoon them in the fellowship of others who know and love God. But in the end, as we saw last time, their repentance and faith cannot be inherited or manufactured—salvation is God’s work, not yours. As a parent, your influence can only go so far…

…Christian parents—be encouraged. You have a responsibility before God to use your influence with your children for His glory and their good. But the weight of their eternity is not on your shoulders—remember they’re not born morally neutral. God will use whatever means He chooses to draw His people to Himself. Pray He will use you in the lives of your children, and trust that He is faithful even through your failures.”

Read more: http://www.raisinggodlychildren.org/2015/05/what-influence-do-you-have-on-your.html

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