Is there such a thing as a second generation Christian?

or are we just brainwashing our kids?


Basically … I don’t want to do that, but how can I avoid that?


I firmly believe that every believer should be a first generation Christian, i.e. they find Jesus for themselves or not at all.



What do you guys think?

4 thoughts on “Is there such a thing as a second generation Christian?

  1. “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

    I think it’s a parent’s job to show their child Jesus and teach them about Him, but ultimately, it needs to be their choice to accept Him or not.

  2. GREAT QUESTION! i often wonder about this myself..
    sometimes the most estranged from God are those brought up with the well intentioned ‘traditions’ of christianity in their home..
    BUT THEN AGAIN i also see alot of non-chrstian households whose children find faith.. and of

    it seems using one scripture(prov 22.6) is not enough to form a good strategy for parenting a child into discovering their own faith… it doesnt always work for christians and it thankfully doesnt always work for nonchristians.

    i wish THIS thread(an important subject we would all agree) got more interest and discussion than the articles that just throw stones at whatever preacher everyone hates that week… sad.

  3. thank you … for a parent, it is the most important question. Mind you, I am well known for bashing the Todd Bentleys of this world.


  4. If you can’t evangelise your own children, then who can you share the good news with?

    First of all, you should be living the life in front of them. Then you are able to give them a reason for your lifestyle, a living testimony to share with them.

    Living the life in front of them should include walking in love, prayer, study and a good confession, a great witness, consistent church attendance, fellowship with the saints, and a good report amongst the unsaved.

    They should be included in this lifestyle and it should become part of theirs.

    At least one mealtime a day should include family prayer and a devotion.

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