Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Bishop of Liverpool from John Piper

a bug iconBefore we go any further, I want to make sure you read that correctly. 

I wrote the BISHOP of Liverpool not the BEATLES of Liverpool.  If you are reading expecting insects or a boys band, you're in the wrong place.

Every year for his Conference of Pastors, John Piper covers the biography of a hero of the faith.  If you'd like to see some of the past heroes just CLICK HERE.

One of the resources I wanted to point you to was THE DUTIES OF PARENTS by J.C. Ryle.  It's not a quick read, but well worth it.

Here's an example of what you have waiting for you:

Remember children are born with a decided bias towards evil, and therefore if you let them choose for themselves, they are certain to choose wrong.  The mother cannot tell what her tender infant may grow up to be, — tall or short, weak or strong, wise or foolish he may be any of these things or not, — it is all uncertain.  But one thing the mother can say with certainty: he will have a corrupt and sinful heart.  It is natural to us to do wrong.  "Foolishness," says Solomon, "is bound in the heart of a child" (Prov. 22:15).  "A child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame" (Prov. 29:15).  Our hearts are like the earth on which we tread; let it alone, and it is sure to bear weeds. 

OUCH!!  Someone who doesn't tell it like he sees it, but sees it like the Bible tells it!  

So go check out his piece on parenting and Piper's other resources as well!

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