Examining What We’ve Been Taught

The basis of our faith

My dad’s been gone 30 years. I have a pair of his shoes. Sometimes I wear them.

We may inherit many things from our parents. But what of their values?

Some reject everything their parents believed. Others wear their parents’ faith like a comfortable pair of old shoes.


Between the two extremes: a carefully examined faith

If our parents believed Jesus is the Son of God, do we believe that because they did—or because we find it supported in God’s word?

If something they believed is not Scripture-based, are we willing to go with the Bible?

The same Jesus who taught us to honor our parents also said, “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me . . .” (Matthew 15:4; 10:37).

Who has our ultimate loyalty?

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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