When Kids Ask Hard Questions

Hannah Baehr | July 20, 2017

How do we know everything in the Bible is true?

If we don’t sin in heaven, is God controlling us?

God doesn’t have a body. But Jesus is God, and Jesus has a body. So doesn’t God have a body? Where’s Jesus’s body now?

How can we know for sure Jesus rose from the dead?

My kids have asked each of these questions in recent months. They’re 5 and 7. Parenting might be the scariest thing I’ve ever signed up for. 

Parent’s Call

God has entrusted a weighty task to parents: teach children truth. Passages such as Deuteronomy 11:18–21, Proverbs 22:6, and Ephesians 6:4 compel us to be our children’s first source of wisdom, knowledge, and theology—a God-appointed calling that goes far beyond rehearsing a few Sunday school stories. As parents, we’re to form our kids with a holistic, biblical worldview. This is no small endeavor. 

As I consider the health of many churches today, I fear we haven’t taken this calling seriously enough. When parents abdicate their role as teachers, systemic problems arise in our churches. So many grow up in the church without ever learning a solid defense of the faith. In their eyes, the church is a peddler of positive platitudes, not a custodian of objective truth…

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