Nearly four hundred years ago, a great pastor, Richard Baxter warned parents about the great danger of Christian children associating with friends who do not fear the living and the true God. Baxter writes, "Keep your children as much as may be from ill company, especially of ungodly playfellows. It is one of the greatest dangers for the undoing of children in the world; especially when they are sent to common schools: for there is scarce any of those schools so good, but hath many rude and ungodly ill-taught children in it."1
The powerful influence of peers upon a child’s character and culture should never be underestimated. A child might have Charles Darwin, Frederich Neitzche, and ten other atheist teachers lecturing to him four hours a day. But the influence of ungodly peers the other four hours a day will in most cases yield more unsavory influence than the boring lectures from the atheists.
1 Richard Baxter, Christian Directory, Part II, Ch. X, Direct. XV.
This is a time of great testing for Republicans, for President Trump, and for pastors like Tim Keller. The divisions are occurring across the nation, but will the divisions be set according to God’s Law — God’s definition of right and wrong, or arbitrary definitions and emphases? The next appointment of a US Supreme Court Justice is a major test for the President. Will this be another Justice Thomas, or another Justice Gorsuch or Sandra Day O’Connor?
This program includes:
1. The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus (Trump protects babies after failed abortions by Executive Order, Pompeo: “I dig into the Word as often as I can.”, U.S. blocks imports made by Chinese Uighur slaves)
2. Generations with Kevin SwansonAll Sermons by Kevin Swanson