John 1:29 —— The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
When Adam disobeyed God, sin entered into him. And through Adam, sin has entered into us causing us to disobey God. If the nature of sin were not there we would not commit sin. But the blood of Jesus forgives us of our sins and also destroys the nature of sin in us.
2 Corinthians 5:21—– For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin,so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
Adam was created in the likeness and image of God but he became a sinner through his own disobedient actions. You and I did not become sinners but were made sinners because of Adam’s action.
Romans 5:19——–For just as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
A newborn child is baptised and the dominion of sin is destroyed. On the day of baptism, the child is made a citizen of heaven and accepted in the family of God. This baptised child must be educated throughout life about the Bible. Teaching children the Word of God is the only way of preparing them to make the most important decision of their lives—where they will spend eternity.
A child is never too young to hear about creation, about God’s love, about Jesus, and about the many wonderful Bible stories.
Without Bible knowledge, there is little to build on and our hearts become the construction ground of false teaching and worldly philosophies; and because these are not based on the truth of God’s Word, our spiritual lives stand on shaky ground. Bible knowledge does not ensure salvation but it does give children the opportunity to build their lives on the foundation of Truth.
The importance of making the Bible exciting and real to a child cannot be overemphasised. While teaching a child the Bible, it should be relevant to the everyday life of the child, so that the child is able to develop a meaningful relationship with God.
IF WE DON’T TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO FOLLOW CHRIST, THE WORLD WILL TEACH THEM NOT TO.