Scriptural Truth – Decisons


It’s that time of year when most “churches” hold their annual summertime event known as Vacation Bible School or VBS for short. I looked up the definition of VBS on the internet and it gave the following description…”a specialized form of religious education which focuses on children.” Certainly VBS is a fun filled day or week for children as they learn about Jesus, miracles and significant events or people of the bible. I would like to consider for a moment the intent of VBS which is to teach children. There are children who have never heard some of the bible stories taught nor of the biblical characters discussed. In fact there are children who have a very limited understanding of Jesus and when taught about him are totally blown away. What’s worse is there are children who “attend church” who are almost as unlearned. There are passages in the bible such as Proverbs 22:6, which instruct parents to teach and train their children in the ways of the Lord. There are parents which neglect this teaching and training of their children by not making attendance to bible study and worship a priority in their life. As summer vacation time rolls around so does the absenteeism from church. As our world continues to unravel at the seam by removing God and religion from every facet of our lives and from our country now is not the time to support this removal by vacationing from God. We should all encourage our children to attend VBS and not only the children but we as adults should give our support and help our children understand that above vacations and ballgames is serving our Lord and learning as much as possible about his will for our lives. Vacation Bible School is more than games, snacks and fun it’s a time to learn more of God’s word. It’s a time to take a stand against Satan and his evil ways to condemn the world but especially this county. Church attendance is a must according to Hebrews chapter 10 and VBS is another opportunity to ensure our children are taught and trained concerning the Lord. Until next week this is the Scriptural Truth Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. Church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net or Facebook


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