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Why We Train Our Children??

GOD Tells Us To!!

Here Is What The Bible Says.......

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

To "Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;" Deut 4:9

And "...that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it". Deut 11:16-21

And "Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; And then the LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you. Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates: That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth". Deut 11:16-21

And "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 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". Deut 6:4-9

And "Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. Ps 127:3-5

.......And there are a number of other reasons why we choose to teach our children. Some based on Scriptural beliefs, others based on what we see happening in Government schools and society in general. But to be in obedience to God is first most important to my family and I.

Helpful links

Getting Started
Answers In Genesis-Creation Ministry
Crosswalk Christian Home Schooling Network
Wisconsin Christian Home Educators Association
Institute of Creation Research
The Blessing of The Columbine Murders
School of Tomorrow
Home School Legal Defense Association
The Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Tour of Plymouth Plantation
The United States Constitution

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