Post by Chaplain Elizabeth on Mar 11, 2016 14:01:23 GMT -5
Evangelist Billy Graham said that introducing children to Jesus and the Christian faith at a young age will help strengthen their faith later on.
The Christian Post reports that Graham was responding to a question posted in the Kansas City Star when he stated that parents should should tell their children about God’s love for them even when they are infants, just like they tell their children they love them “the first moment you hold your newborn child in your arms.”
"At first we may do it only by our actions — loving them, praying in their presence, perhaps taking them to church. Will they see Christ in you — in your love, your patience, your character, your peace in the midst of life's storms?" Graham asked parents.
Graham also stressed the importance of children seeing Godly examples and committed faith in the lives of their parents.
He encouraged parents to bring their children to church, even when they are young and won’t understand everything that is going on.
"[T]hey'll have an opportunity to learn hymns, and they will also realize that God listens when His people pray.They'll also understand that God is real, and one reason you and the other members of your church come together each week is so you can learn about Him," Graham said.
Knowing Jesus Christ is the centerpiece of christian faith. Nothing is more important then that. In the frame of our families we serve as exemples. The fact that we are "happy believers" will encourage our Kids to believe in the same lord as we do. Jesus is the reason of our happiness! So nothing will be more important than faith in his lordship.