Spirit Child Abuse
One of God's greatest gifts here on earth is a child. In Proverbs 22:6 it states "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Child abuse is growing at an alarming rate in this world. It is very hard to understand how people can abuse a child. There are thousands of people that want a child, but are unable to have one. I would think that rather than abuse a child, give it to someone that wanted it. The ultimate form of child abuse is to abort it. Millions of children are aborted each year, and that is the worst thing you can do to a child is take his or her life. Give it to someone that wants a child, don't take their life.
Now on to spiritual child abuse, physical child abuse will end. When a child grows to an adult, they will get tired of all the abuse and leave. But spiritual child abuse may have to be endured for all eternity. As a born again Christian, when I had children, one of my main concerns was of their spiritual condition, because our life here on earth is soon passed and behind us. Our spiritual condition when we leave this earth will lead us to Heaven or Hell, which we will have to endure for all eternity.
So now you might ask, how do I keep from spiritually abusing my child? In Hebrews 10:25 it states: "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." So Paul is commanding us to go to Church and learn the word of God. Get your children in a gospel preaching Church and Sunday school so they can learn the way of the Lord.
In Deuteronomy 6:4-7 it states: "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up."
So a spiritual education is the most important thing you can give your child. So train up a child in the way he or she should go and have a relationship with Jesus Christ. And when they leave this earth they will have a home in Heaven for all eternity. So you need to make sure that you're not guilty of spiritual child abuse.We are living in such an evil world today because many adults were not spiritually educated as children. Taking a life is no more to some people than shooting a wild animal. They were not taught how sacred a humn life can be. You only learn that fe is sacred in the houseof God. The government has taken God out of our public schools so unless they are taken to Church; you are spiritually abusing your child .Ephesians 6:1-4 says, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." So here it states that our children need to obey their parents. If a child needs to be chastened we are directed to do just that. Proverbs 19:18 says; Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. We live in a strange world. If we are seen spanking our children, some people are screaming abuse. If we abort a child, that is fine and the world has no problem with that. The Bible says to train him, teach him and chasten him while there is hope. So a little swat on the behind when your child is acting up can do him or her good. A disciplined child will drive the foolishness out of heart. An un-disciplined child will think they can get away with anything. It says in Proverbs 29:15 "The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."