Defend the Faith for our children’s sake.

Sometimes we call ourselves children of Abraham. Jesus was a descendant of Abraham and in Christ we too received all the grace promises God made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.


Galatians 3: 16 and 29:

16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ.

29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.


Galatians 3 is only one passage that confirms God’s firm grace promises to be our God, our Redeemer, our Saviour, our Protector, and our Lord, and of our children and grandchildren. It is the promise that through the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, we are saved and we received the Holy Spirit.


In Acts 2 it is emphasized that the promise to receive the Holy Spirit who grants us faith in Christ as Lord and Saviour is not only for a first generation of believers, but also for their children, and even for far-off generations still to come:

Acts 2: 38 and 39: Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off — for all whom the Lord our God will call.”


This is a precious birthright that our parents and grandparents, the Church, and our Lord have entrusted to our keep. To head a Christian family is both a breathtaking privilege and an enormous responsibility, that we may hand the true gospel to the next generation.


It is, by God’s grace, our birthright, and our inheritance, to know that although I am a sinner in need of salvation, I am redeemed in and through Jesus, my Lord. It is through this faith alone that I know the proper response to God's grace in Christ: to lead a life of sanctification, commitment to God and of gratefulness.


We have a duty to defend this faith that has been entrusted to us. We have a holy responsibility to carry the Good News far and wide and to hand it, safe and sound, to the next generation.


Let’s keep and defend our birthright with everything we do and everything we are for our children’s sake!