For Christian Children/Teenagers Who Have Unsaved Parents
This post is for children and teenagers who are already Christians or are seeking salvation but have unsaved parents:
According to Jesus, no one is allowed to hinder you from seeking salvation or going to church. See Matthew 19:14, Mark 10:14, and Luke 18:16.
Acts 5:29 says you should obey God rather than man. God commands salvation (Isaiah 55:6-7 & 2 Corinthians 6:2), church attendance (Hebrews 10:25), and proselytizing (Mark 16:15 and John 20:21).
God warns against messing with Christians. This would include parents messing with Christian children. See 1 Chronicles 16:22 and Psalm 105:15. When a passage appears more than once in the Bible, it is for emphasis.
I know that the fifth of the Ten Commandments is going to come up, so I’ll try to address that. The commandment is in effect if the parents are believers. Ephesians 6:1 says “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.” Notice the qualifier “in the Lord”. It means if the parents are in the Lord (saved), or it can mean as long as your obedience does not go against God.
NOTE: If I go offline suddenly, it is because I use a public computer at a library and I'm only allowed two one-hour sessions daily, and my time ran out for the day. I don't go to library on Sundays.
Last edited by Uncle Bud; May 5th 2012 at 08:35 PM.
"What then? ſhal we ſinne, becauſe we are not vnder the Law, but vnder grace? God forbid."
Romaines vi.15 - 1560 Geneva Bible