Non-Christian readers can stop here if they wish, since this post is actually geared towards Christians.
A lot of folks don’t want to think about it, but we are BORN heading for Hell. Of course, all we have to do is to accept Jesus as our savior and we’ll be headed AWAY from that place and TOWARD a home in Heaven. All around me, I see young to middle-age adults whose parents saw to it that they learned about Jesus early on. Many got saved, but then drifted away from church for various reasons, many perfectly legitimate. Since I believe that once a person is TRULY saved that they stay that way, I consider them “good to go.” (Yes, I know that many of you don’t hold that belief, but bear with me.)
The problem is, they’ve had children along the way that are NOT being taken to church OR being taught about Jesus at home. They are blithely letting their kids go down the road to Hell without a second thought. They might talk about the age of accountability, but if there is one (the Bible doesn’t say), going by Jewish tradition would mean they’re still Hell-bound, once they turn 13. Do they not love their children? They ply them with ipads, iphones, video games and other things that will be out of date in a year or two, but completely ignore helping their children to find the same eternal security that THEY have. I guess it must just be part of the “ME” culture of the modern world. When those parents get to Heaven, I fear that one of the things they’ll find that they’ll have to be forgiven for is the blood of their own children on their hands. It’s a sad state of affairs. © 2013