whenever a young person leaves the church or gets in to immoral things, there is always a lot of bbbbblame directed at the parents, either from others or themselves.
I’ve participated in prayer ministry in the past, and have had many distraught fathers and mothers come in thinking it’s their fault that their children have rejected the faith.
but I mean, ther’s no guarantee, is thereurn
, that if you have a child that they’ll grow up and follow God. the parents could teach them everything and they still have to make their own choices later on.
I do get that in some cases, maybe parents could have done a better job. but there are a lot of people in the church who think that that if the parents produce good fruit, the kids would never leave. The whole good tree would never produce bad fruit analogy, or vice versa, that if you have bad parents, you won’t turn out too good yourself.
it’s hard to know what to say in these cases, I personally don’t think it’s true but is there any church teaching that can clarify this? thanks