The Long View and the Sure Promise: What to Do When Your Son or Daughter Leaves the Faith

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014

"[Hebrews 6] presupposes a third category: namely, those who belonged to the covenant and even experienced what John Calvin called 'the external operations of the Spirit' through the public means of grace, without being actually regenerate."
What did I do wrong? What did my spouse do wrong? How could it happen, when we have so many memories of shared Christian experience together? Did I catechize them enough? Love them enough? Was I too strict’or not strict enough? Too inconsistent in the way I lived what I professed? Could I have seen earlier where they were beginning to wander from God? When a son or daughter abandons the faith, our default setting is to ask, "Whose fault is it?" It's often the first question that comes to mind when we ...

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