Judges 2:10 "And there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord."
What makes a child from a good Christian home go wayward? This seems to be an ever increasing problem with families that say they are trying to do the best they can with the Lord's help to raise their children for the honor and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. The average "Christian" school has a large number of students that do not even attend a good sound fundamental Baptist church. A number of families that do go to church don't even get involved in any church ministry or activity. These young people coming up in these homes are future of the church. My question is to these families..."Are you really TRYING to raise your children for the honor and glory of the Lord or are you afraid to admit that you aren't and afraid to admit that because you aren't you are failing your children?" We can't expect much from the children that come from these homes.
It breaks my heart when I hear of a teenager going wayward from their parents and the parents are in church and have kept the children in church yet they don't protect them or deter them from the things of this world. These things include television programming, internet (chat rooms are a biggie), ungodly friends and family members that are against all that the parents are wanting their children to be for the Lord. Unfortunately the odds are against those parents that don't shelter their children from those worldly influences. Our children will not always understand why we are sheltering them like we are but we must always be ready to take them to the Word of God to show them what God says about these things they want to be involved in or the people they want to be involved with.
I was a teenager myself once (a long time ago!!). I was lost without God at that time in my life and I know the opportunities that were presented to me. Things have not changed for young people today. There are many traps laid out for our young people to fall into. I fell into the devil's trap that he laid out for me. Thank God by His mercy I survived those years of my life. The unfortunate thing is that not all teens do. If you are a young person who is reading this and you have parents that are saved and serving the Lord and trying to shelter you from the evils of this world...thank God for that!!! Not every young person does and in turn they destroy their lives as a result.
Love your parents and pray for them!! It makes it very hard on them when you buck against them and give them a hard time about things they are trying to protect you from. They are doing it for your good and for God's glory!!