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How Do You Know?. Some parents can be trusted, others cannot Ahaz was an evil father, 2 Kgs. 16:1-4 Hezekiah did not trust his father, 2 Kgs. 18:1-7 Manasseh did not trust Hezekiah, 2 Kgs. 21:1-6. How Do You Know?. Can you trust your parents? Yes: with many things - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Some parents can be trusted, others cannotAhaz was an evil father, 2 Kgs. 16:1-4Hezekiah did not trust his father, 2 Kgs. 18:1-7Manasseh did not trust Hezekiah, 2 Kgs. 21:1-6

  • Can you trust your parents?Yes: with many thingsNo: regarding your soulYou must investigate truth for yourself

  • May be deceived or deceiving you,2 Tim. 3:13; Titus 3:3Raised in error themselvesNever questioned beliefs & practicesMay want to believe it, despite doubtsMay want you to believe it for family tradition

  • May be willfully ignorant of Gods word,2 Pt. 3:5Afraid of consequencesDo not want to accept reality

  • May be apathetic toward religion & afterlife,Mt. 25:7, 8Busy with jobPursuing entertainmentCaught up in hobbiesUnwilling to face mortality

  • May be religiously sincere, but sincerely wrong,Mt. 7:21-23; 15:14Dedicated & zealousDevoutFull of hope

  • Few parents are committed to the truth,Mt. 7:13, 14; 2 Tim. 1:3-5Must develop own faith, Acts 17:11Cannot go to heaven on parents faith, 2 Cor. 5:10Be your own person

  • Are your parents the standard of truth?Ask a teenager!Observe various beliefs in different homesMan not the standard, Jer. 10:23

  • Is science the standard of truth?Changing theoriesLack of knowledgeFalse knowledge, 1 Tim. 6:20, 21

  • Are religious organizations the standard of truth?Which one would be right?Are they all right?Man not the standard, Prov. 14:12

  • The Bible is the standard of truth,Jn. 17:17Revealed by God, 1 Cor. 2:9-13Unchanging, 1 Pt. 1:22-25All else a lie, Rom. 3:4

  • Were you taught about the one true God?Created the world in six days, Gen. 1Made man in His image, Gen. 1:26, 27Rules over the world now

  • What were you taught about religion?Christianity, Jn. 14:6; Heb. 8:6One true church, Eph. 1:22, 23; 4:4-6One faith, Eph. 4:4-6; 1 Tim. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6False doctrine damns souls, 1 Tim. 4:1-5; 2 Jn. 9

  • Were you taught Gods plan of salvation?Hear, Rom. 10:17Believe, Rom. 10:9-13Confess, Rom. 10:9-13Repent, Acts 3:19Be baptized, Acts 2:38Be faithful, 2 Pt. 2:18-22

  • Some parents can be trusted, others cannotAhaz was an evil father, 2 Kgs. 16:1-4Hezekiah did not trust his father, 2 Kgs. 18:1-7Manasseh did not trust Hezekiah, 2 Kgs. 21:1-6

  • Can you trust your parents?Yes: with many thingsNo: regarding your soulYou must investigate truth for yourself

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