SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME
After salvation from sin, our children are our next most precious gift from God. Unfortunately, countless children today flounder in school and later in life as a result of their not having Christian or godly parents. We can’t fix it IF we can’t face it, inconsequential to whatever “it” is. Therefore, other imperfect [but virtuous] adults must become surrogate parents, role models, godparents, Guardian ad Litems, and mentors, etc., who educate, nurture, and love them. Despite the ungodly position our government takes regarding sexuality and gay marriage, dedicated educators still can be spiritual intercessors for our children. In this context, Jesus so stated, “Suffer little children to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.” Is Christianity mutually exclusive from the paradigm shift embracing the GLBT agenda or should priests and pastors now perform gay marriages with the same “blessings” as in heterosexual marriages? Explain. In our modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah, we are living in the Last Days. Therefore, as opportunity presents itself, let us within the Body of Christ facilitate America’s Youths growing physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually strong. To do so, we must be steadfast, unmovable, and always abounding in the Word, the Will and the Work of the Lord. Of course, we can’t teach what we don’t know…capish? Thus, let us assiduously study the Bible to show ourselves approved, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, RIGHTLY dividing the Word of Truth.
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore, I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him: if we deny Him, He also will deny us: If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself. Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” [ II Timothy 2:3 – 26]