Making Kids Go to Church?

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“I don’t want to force my kids go to church. I want them to chose for themselves.”

Oh, really.

Do you make them go to school? Or do you give your children the option to chose for themselves whether they will go to school or not?

“Of course the kids don’t have a choice about school. They have to go to school.”

How come?

“Because going to school is important for their future.”

I see.

I see.

Really┬átells you a lot…

Which is Crazier?

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A widow who goes to an unjust judge? Or Christians who have been promised a God who infinitely cares and a God who loves to answer prayers, and they don’t?

One of the oddest parables of Jesus is the Parable of the Persistent Widow found in Luke 18:1-8.

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them┬áthat they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow who kept coming to him with the plea,’Grant me justice against my adversary.’

“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!'”

And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

This is an absurd parable…a widow who goes to someone who doesn’t care, someone who is unjust, someone who doesn’t give a rip to pester him day and night. It makes no sense. It’s crazy. It’s utter nonsense.

So why did Jesus tell his disciples this parable? Great question!

Which is crazier?

A widow who goes to an unjust judge? Or Christians who have been promised a God who infinitely cares and a God who loves to answer prayers, and they don’t?