Do Children Need the Gospel?
Do children really need the gospel? How exciting and wonderful was the birth of our children and our grandchildren!
They are so adorable; holding that precious newborn in our arms makes it hard to imagine that he or she could ever do wrong.
But guess what? That precious baby is a sinner. We are all sinners. We are born sinners going away from God and unless we get born again we will one day die in our sins.
How tragic that one of these little ones, one of your little ones, should die without knowing Jesus!
Yes, our children and grandchildren need the gospel!
They need the gospel from day one, even from the days they are in the womb. They need to hear the stories of Jesus over and over.
Our children are conceived in sin and they need the Savior.
I need to take every opportunity in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with my family from day one.
Don’t just tell them that Jesus was a good person who died for their sins.
They need to see the seriousness of their sin. Sometimes when our children are small and they do wrong things, it kind of looks cute to us. We might even laugh and overlook their naughtiness. Let us never wink at sin or call it cute.
Our children need to know that sin is never cute. They need to realize as John Newton, the writer of Amazing Grace, said
It’s not just about Jesus loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.
That is true, but more important is realizing the wrath of God is upon our lives unless we repent of our wickedness and put our faith and trust in Christ alone.
He was like us yet without sin.
He faced temptations, but never gave in.
He was wronged by many, but did not retaliate.
He took all our sin upon Himself so that we could have his righteousness. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Gratitude overflows me when I think about receiving the gospel as a child from as early as I can remember. Praise God for parents who loved Him and showed it in their actions. This too had much to bringing me to the Savior. Our children watch us and know if our faith is genuine.
Are you letting your children know of God’s wrath upon their sin if they don’t repent and turn to Him?
Even a child can come to the Lord.
Jesus said let the children come to me for of such is the kingdom of God.
Don’t delay in giving the gospel to your children. They need Him as much as we do and very much so in this wicked and sinful world.
Interested in more Biblical truths to instill into your children and grandchildren? Look here.