In recent years, Christian families have experienced mounting pressure from an increasingly hostile secular world. Virulent anti-Christian dogma is promoted in the media under the guise of “tolerance.”
Education has become a battleground, as increasingly intrusive and immoral legislation is proposed by our government. Pressure is also mounting elsewhere. The British Humanist Association launched an advertising campaign declaring that “there probably is no God,” and demanding that Christian parents stop raising their children as believers in Christ. A BBC presenter speculated that “authoritarian” evangelical parents could use home education as a cover for child abuse. It is happening now. The Christian family is under siege.
Yet there is always hope. Jesus Christ is the risen and ascended King of Kings. He has received from the Father all authority in heaven and on earth, the nations have been made his inheritance, and one day every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Until then, the church has been commissioned to maintain the unity of the Spirit, to live as children of light, to speak the truth in love, to nurture our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, and to disciple the nations. Are you ready for the challenge?
A series of talks given by Ian Fry and David Field and the 2010 Emmanuel Family Conference.
|Foundations for the family||21 Mar 10||David Field|