How do parents impart a Christian world-view to their kids?

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  1. blessing okoye profile image65
    blessing okoyeposted 2 years ago

    How do parents impart a Christian world-view to their kids?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    Early indoctrination is the key I suppose.
    Most parents start when their children are young during their formative years teaching them their bedtime prayers.
    They enroll them in Sunday school, take them to church services every week, and sign them up for various activities the church retreats and so on.
    In addition the parents have to "live what they teach".
    This starts with having meals together as a family and saying grace each time. If your children don't see (you) "behaving like a Christian" they will look at it as though this is something (they) are being "forced" to do because they are children and once they become adults they'll be "free" to let that crap go.
    Christianity should be ones "lifestyle" and not a Sunday morning routine. Most children emulate their parent's behavior.

  3. Matthew Woolsey profile image67
    Matthew Woolseyposted 2 years ago

    I think it would be according to their age and understanding. From what I have read kid's around 7-9 begin to understand the concept of religion.

  4. Ericdierker profile image48
    Ericdierkerposted 2 years ago

    Cool question. If we take Christianity as a religion a parent can educate a child. It also helps to get into habits that are healthy. If we take Christianity as a one on one loving relationship with our Lord it takes a whole lot more effort. At an early stage I taught my children the difference between dogma and doctrine and the Word. Together we developed a beneficial positive approach to rituals. We also agreed that after sufficient learning of history and important concepts of Religious Christianity, they were freed to develop a concept of worship that fit with their relationship with the Lord.
    This method resulted in my three older children not being regulars at a church, but having a deep spiritual connection with their Lord. My young 6 year old attends with me. But he and I would both prefer that he stay with me and not attend Sunday School as I do not have confidence in the teachings and he would rather stay with daddy. He loves to ask questions about the Holy Spirit and if Jesus was man or God as he cannot grasp the concept of a Holy mystery -- which is cool. We pray as a family together and individually. Giving a grace and prayer as we get into a car are common. I am certain that like his older siblings he will have time to read the old testament and about things like wrath. We concentrate on love.
    Anyhow that is kind of how I do it.

  5. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Going to church is a start, as is church youth groups. But that isn't enough.
    Make a deliberate effort to convey your values, through regular discussions on the correct interpretation of current events and cultural topics. The family's views should be discussed at the dinner table, from politics to religion.

  6. profile image57
    Norine Williamsposted 2 years ago

    Galatians 3:23-24 "But before FAITH came (MOST too young to understand due to age!), we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.  Wherefore the law was our SCHOOLMASTER to BRING US unto CHRIST, that we might be justified by FAITH."

    The words "world-view" threw me!  It's not the "world's" view that matters, but what GOD has said!  II Peter 1:3 tells us "EVERYTHING pertaining to life and godliness" is in Scripture!

    "Train up a child in THE WAY he should go and when he's old, he will not depart" (Proverbs 22:6)! 

    Considering Galatians 3:23-24, I began by teaching my children and grandchildren The Creation and The Ten Commandments!  After understanding, we moved into Biblical stories such as Abraham "BELIEVING GOD" and prospering, Daniel in the Lion's Den showed FAITH, The Hebrew Children showed FAITH, all that STOOD on HIS WORD (BELIEVED) and prospered or HAD FAITH in GOD!  BELIEVING AND HAVING FAITH is the FOUNDATION!

    My grandchildren are 27, 17, 8, two age 7, 6, 5, and 3 years old.  Two great-grands 9 years and one 10 months!  Different age levels requires different teachings for understanding!  However,  BELIEVING AND HAVING "FAITH" in GOD is the FOUNDATION!

    OBEYING unleashes prosperity in ALL (Spiritual) things!

    Living as "an example" is what children adhere to, for children live what the learn (see)!

    1. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Blessed Hill: Jn 4:23-24 "GOD is a Spirit" & WHENEVER we "commune" w/HIM n WORD, "MUST" worship in Spirit & in Truth!" Sure, going to computer is "physical work," but nothing to do w/"working" n Spirit!

  7. Joelipoo profile image80
    Joelipooposted 2 years ago

    As Christians, the best way to do this is through our own life. The first thing we need to do is lead by example. If we live our lives according to God's will and plan, our children will see this. Children are watching everything we say and do, even when we aren't aware. It's amazing how perceptive they actually are. On top of setting the example, we should teach them to pray, to read the Bible, to go to church. When I was a kid, my parents home-schooled me in elementary school to give me a better foundation. We also attended VBS and other Christian camps.

  8. LeslieAdrienne profile image79
    LeslieAdrienneposted 2 years ago

    Live the life we preach about before them. Demonstrate the Christian world-view in everything that we do. 

    Our greatest example is what we do with our hands, where we go with our feet, what we say with our mouth, and the attitudes of our mind.

    1. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      U  killing my spirit with "world view!"  The "world's view" in US is "Catholic Faith" which is FALSE DOCTRINE!

  9. Blessed Hill profile image77
    Blessed Hillposted 2 years ago

    Live it out in front of your kids. Kids are replicas of their parents actions not necessarily their words. I recall more of what my dad and mom did in relation to what they said. If there actions didn't reflect their speech I forgot what was said but remember what was done. I guess that's why people say actions speak louder than words. The apostle James also says that faith without works is dead. But I personally think that a child's world view is only really as big their immediate and present environment not who is winning in polls to be elected president. I also think it's important as parents to engage in our children's world more so than getting them to engage in ours. 4 kids will teach you this.

    1. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      RE: "Faith w/o works is dead" means if u don't have enough "faith" to manifest "works" by the Holy Spirit in life, it (faith) is dead! Too many Scriptures say Holy Spirit "works," not us (Eph 2:8-9)!

    2. Blessed Hill profile image77
      Blessed Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry but I'm not a puppet controlled by some spook. The Holy Spirit leads us into all truth but it's our responsibility to walk in it. He does not override free will. We are called to good works. He calls/leads we "work"

    3. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      U r "controlled by some spook (Satan), if u don't believe Scripture!  "Override free will?"  If u "believe" & have "faith" is that not "free will?"   
      Heb 4:8-11 "LABOR to "rest?"  "SPIRITUAL REST!"
      Gal 5:16-26!


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