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Why Can't They Behave Like Christians?
By Steve Higginbotham
September 6, 2004
The story is told that a former
Prime Minister of Great Britain, while discussing the hatred and
blood shed that existed between the Jews and the Muslims, was
quoted as saying, "Why can't the Jews and Muslims sit down
together and work things out like good Christians?"
Well the answer is rather obvious,
isn't it? Why should we expect the Jews or the Muslims to behave
as Christians? What would make us expect that they would adopt
the peculiar values of Christianity when they, themselves are not
Christians? It's an unreasonable expectation.
But now, here's my point. How can
we expect our children to grow-up and be "good Christians" and
live by "Christian values" if we aren't instilling these values in
them now? Funny how so little training is given to our youth, and
yet placed upon them are such great expectations. It's
incongruous! How can we expect our children to examplify the
values of Christ when those values have never really been
instilled within them.
In a large way, the
values your children will embrace as they enter adulthood won't be
determined by choices they make when they're 18-years-old, but
will be determined by choices you make for them while they are
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