THE LIES WE TELL THE CHILDREN
WHAT ARE THE LIES WE TELL OUR CHILDREN?
We tell the children so many lie. We love our children and we want the very best for them. However, through the years, many well meaning Christian parents have lied to their children without thought of the consequences.
I agree. This is not a lie. We tell the children all about God and how much he loves us. Our children can not see God but they believe everything we tell them. That is a good thing. We want them to grow up knowing God for themselves and believing in Him.
We tell the children wonderful exciting stories about Santa and how he will come on Christmas Eve. to bring them toys.
Oh! the catch is that they have to be good. If they are not good Santa only leaves a chunk of coal.
"I must be good then."
The Easter Bunny
We tell the children about a magical bunny who brings candy and eggs and toys on Easter morning (to the good children).
Again the children can not see Santa or the Easter Bunny, just as they can not see God.
That is OK because we have the children being good to "earn" their reward from both, Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny.
"I must be good so I can get candy, and toys, and pretty eggs." "I'll feed the dog the eggs."
The Tooth Fairy
Then we tell the children about a mythical fairy that will leave money under their pillow in exchange for the tooth that just fell out.
We will go to great lengths to perpetrate these lies. Letters to and from Santa are big business now days.
I have no idea how many people have called the Tooth Fairy because she "forgot" their child the night before.
The Easter bunny has to have help from the children to make all of those colored eggs he hides during the night.
All those secret codes between Mom and Dad so they can keep their stories straight. Must not let the children know that we are lying to them.
This is where it gets strange. One by one the children learn the truth.
There is no Tooth Fairy.
There is no Easter Bunny.
There is no Santa Clause.
Parents made the whole thing up. They lied to their children. These 3 characters are very important to the child who believes in them just as we want God to be very important to our children.
The kids start to thinking about the whole situation. They could not see Santa, or the Easter Bunny, or the Tooth Fairy, or GOD.
Everything else is a lie so God must be too.
Children are no different than adults when it comes to trust. If you continue to lie to them then they will stop believing anything you tell them.
Of, but they are good at making you think they believe you. You see, they learned how to lie to you by watching you lie to them.
As soon as they get out on their own they will be more likely to stop attending church and try all of the things that you told them not to do.
Please be careful how you approach things with your children.
THEY TRUST YOU. KEEP THEIR TRUST.