NOTE: Since I moved my blog from MSN to Blogspot, I have archived here some of the most popular posts from the old MSN site. Below is a post from June 17, 2005:
Dad, don't send your kids to Hell
A new study published in Switzerland indicates that fathers have far more influence on the spiritual habits of their children than mothers.
They found that when Mom goes to church regularly and Dad never goes, just 2 percent of their children become regular attenders.
However, when Dad goes to church regularly and Mom never goes, 44 percent of the kids end up as regular church attenders! That means that Dad has 22 times more influence over the spiritual habits of his kids than Mom does!
No wonder Ephesians 6:4 says, "Fathers...bring up your children in the training and instruction of the Lord." Dad, don't buy that old line that religion is for women, or that your wife has enough religion for the both of you. It's YOUR job to be the spiritual leader in your home. If YOU don't take them to church yourself, you may as well tell them to "go to Hell," because that's basically where you're sending them.