Sunday, November 15, 2009

Not Much Has Changed in 400 Years

Nearly four hundred years ago, a great pastor, Richard Baxter warned parents about the great danger of Christian children associating with friends who do not fear the living and the true God. Baxter writes, “Keep your children as much as may be from ill company, especially of ungodly playfellows. It is one of the greatest dangers for the undoing of children in the world; especially when they are sent to common schools: for there is scarce any of those schools so good, but hath many rude and ungodly ill-taught children in it.”1
The powerful influence of peers upon a child’s character and culture should never be underestimated.
1 Richard Baxter, Christian Directory, Part II, Ch. X, Direct. XV.

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