Parents Instructing Children To Respect Authority

After reading these two articles here and here this morning, we can plainly see what the main problem is in our country the disrespecting of authority by children who have received little or no discipline from parents. The solution to the disrespecting of authority can be found herehere and here.

The disrespecting of authority leading to a deteriorating morality, will eventually lead to the demise of a nation as British historian Arnold Toynbee points out in this article by Bill Muehlenberg. A quote from Mr. Toynbee: Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now."

Will Durant (1885-1981), an American historian, made this observation regarding the suicidal tendencies of nations: "A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.

Mr. Durant also made this observation: “From barbarism to civilization requires a century; from civilization to barbarism needs but a day.

American-British poet, T.S. Eliot wrote: If Christianity goes, the whole of our culture goes. Then you must start painfully again, and you cannot put on a new culture ready made. You must wait for the grass to grow to feed the sheep to give the wool out of which your new coat will be made. You must pass through many centuries of barbarism. We should not live to see the new culture, nor would our great-great-great-grandchildren: and if we did, not one of us would be happy in it.

Beloved, the home as God instituted it (Genesis 2:20-25; Matthew 19:3-6), followed by the loving instruction and discipline of children in that home (Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Ephesians 6:1-4), is the key to our nation's survival (Psalm 78:1-8; cf. Psalm 9:17; Proverbs 14:34).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets