A Threefold Cord

A Threefold Cord

A Threefold Cord Albert Gardner “A threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12).

  1. A CHRISTIAN HOME is the first, most important, and the most effective force in building character and setting values in our children. God intended that parents love and train their children.  Children deserve to have two parents who set the right example and who will teach them and show them the right way.  This duty must not be shirked by parents and must not be turned over to others (Ephesians 6:4).
  2. THE CHURCH should reinforce the true teaching given in the home. Sermons and classes should support godly parents, and provide for a deeper knowledge of the Bible, which encourages faithfulness to God. It is sometimes said, “The church is losing the young people.”  It is not the church that is losing the young people.  The home is losing the young people.  If the home will do the work it is supposed to do, the church will help the home by stressing and impressing those very same lessons.
  3. THE SCHOOL is a strong force in the life of our children and should support the moral foundation laid down in the home. Sadly, this is often not the case, for the school may even work against the home. When the theory of evolution is taught as a fact, but the account of creation given in Genesis 1 is forbidden, maybe called unscientific and said to be accepted only by the uneducated, there is a major problem.  This view rejects faith in God, and therefore removes the standard by which actions are measured. When the home, the church, and the school support each other – a threefold cord will not be easily broken!

Albert Gardner is a preacher living in Kennett, Missouri, USA.


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