Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Lay the Foundation AND Teach the "Whys" - It Matters

More and more often we hear and read about leaders in the church around the world who are renouncing their faith. And not just leaders in the church around the world, but many of us have children, grandchildren, siblings who have turned from a walk with God. What is happening?

I read a post on Cogent Christianity which made me think. George Brahm said; "Most of us have attended churches where apologetics is never an issue of focus. And what Marty’s case reveals is that a lack of apologetics-training in the local church can often be what causes a young person to apostatize, either when they are still young or later in the future." He goes on to say we tend to tell children what to believe, but do not ever tell them "why" they not only "should" believe it, but "why" it is the truth. Take a few minutes to follow the link above and read this article.

We grandmas (and grandpas/parents) need to take this to heart. Yes, absolutely focus upon teaching the children we love what the Bible says; give them a firm foundation grounded in the truth of the Word of God. But do not stop there. Once you lay this foundation, help your grandchildren learn why they are able to believe this truth. Get your hands on some excellent apologetic resources - I recommend visiting where you will find a wealth of excellent tools to equip you in being able to hand down the "why" of our faith - many are free. I also recommend Lee Strobel's site - - he has written many "Case for" books which teach apologetics in a way which is easy to understand. Definitely check out his book; The Case for Christianity Answer Book - Answer Book Series

And, once again, please consider adding Blue Dragons, Red Pandas, Hoopoes & More! to your "tool box" of resources you use to hand down the faith and teach the "whys". This book was written especially for this purpose - to teach the "whys" so our grandchildren are able to have a confident faith. You may think this book is just a picture book about animals for children - it does have full color photos and lots of fun information about animals, but it is written to be a resource which will equip you with solid

information, science, and truth about the "whys" - why our grandchildren are able to believe in God and have a confident faith. This book is really for you. The print version is available in our bookstore at this link and on Amazon (it is less in our bookstore). The digital version is also available in our bookstore at a significant savings. Plus, if you buy the print version, I will send you the digital version for free. Please get this book. Use it. Hand down a confident faith by teaching the "whys" and share this info with the parents and grandparents you know.

There are solid reasons for the "why" we believe what we believe. Encourage the questions and help the ones you love discover the answers. The price we pay for not doing this is far, far too high. Hand down the faith with confidence - lay the foundation and teach the "whys". It matters.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose   

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