“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Tuesday, April 19, 2022



After reading an article in the Human Life Review blog about Fathers and son, [1] I’ve been reflecting on the fact that God the Father sent God the Son to save the world, through faith, enabling us to become children of God.[2] The love of God the Father and God the Son was prepared to go to such extremes—even crucifixion on a cross—to make us his children by adoption.[3]  He gave us the template for fatherhood. It is a fatherhood of stability and order, nurture, tenderness and support, a love for one’s children that lifts them up to find the meaning and purpose for which God created them the night they were conceived. That purpose may not be lofty or august or majestic, but whatever their purpose and meaning may be, it must be rooted in divine love, obedience and surrender to His will. 

 If possible, fathers must help make that discovery as easy as possible for their sons (and daughters). If we have brought our sons up in an environment based on loving Christian morality that has the Bible as our guide. From early childhood we must teach them to listen for the leading of the Holy Spirit—they will be well on their way. Without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, they will be confused by an evil world, its clever but wrong temptations, and hostility to all that is Holy. They may be drawn away from Christ and that is the great tragedy. Christian fathers want their children with them in Christ’s eternal love in this life and the next. — MDP

[1] Jason Morgan, Fathers and Sons, 05 April 2022 in The Human Life Review blog. https://humanlifereview.com/fathers-and-sons/


[2] John 1:1, 12, John 3:16-17.

[3] Romans 8:15 & 23, Galatians 4:5, Ephesians 1:5. 

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