Sinners in Need of Salvation

In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus tells his disciples, “see that no one leads you astray.” He tells them that many false prophets will arise to lead many astray. In today’s world, we must heed this warning as many in the church are promoting false teachings that both we and our kids might easily come to believe. New Testament scholar Michael Kruger tells us that one of the most insidious and destructive lies we are being taught is that as Christians, it is more important for us to affirm people’s potential rather than reminding them of their brokenness. Of course, parents need to encourage their kids to live up to their potential by developing their gifts and abilities. But we cannot fail to teach them that they are sinners in need of salvation. If we don’t, we discount the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross to rescue us from our sin. We need to regularly remind our kids that, as the Apostle Paul says, Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. This includes you, me, and our kids.