Saturday, August 11, 2012

Honor your unbelieving parents

My parents were, and relatives are [to the best of my knowledge] all Christians, so, although I have friends whose circumstances are different, I don't share Darren Carlson's experience: "Sharing the Gospel with the People Who Changed Your Diaper":
.... When I signed up for a discipleship program out of college my Dad thought I was being brainwashed. When someone shared the gospel with my wife at UNC-Greensboro and invited her to a Baptist church, she had never seen such joy and became a believer. Her parents thought she joined a cult. A few weeks after her conversion she was part of YoungLife.

Our parents, our sisters, their husbands, and their children do not share our faith. Marriage has certainly brought out the stark contrasts in our lives, and the arrival of children even more so. We are not experts on how to share the gospel or how to relate to our families now that we have believed in Jesus and been saved. Family scenarios are diverse, and there is no one shoe that fits all situations. Still, knowing that many hold beliefs in stark contrast to their families I offer these suggestions. .... [read on]
Sharing the Gospel with the People Who Changed Your Diaper – The Gospel Coalition Blog