Yes these father’s teach their children the “golden rule” and a conservative manner of living and even “take them to church”, but they DO NOT teach them the REALITY of Almighty God’s Word, the Bible and Almighty God’s saving grace according to the Holy Scriptures which is absolutely crucial for all of the children of Adam’s fallen race (Acts 4:12, Rom. 5:12-21, 10:2-4, Eph. 2:8-9).
What I have found as I have talked with fathers throughout the years as God’s fisherman is that they see Biblical truth as relevant, want absolutely NOTHING to do with Biblical reality and are quite zealous in “protecting” their children from the precious truths and promises of Almighty God which He has given unto the whole world (John 3:16-21, Eph. 2:8-9, 1 John 4:10).
As a matter of fact I can begin to feel their rage as our conversations lead to talking about the Bible and salvation, which ONLY comes by faith in the Savior of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17, 14:6, Acts 4:12, Rom. 10:2-4). These dear sincere moderate/conservative selfless fathers - when put in a corner - will manifest their anti God/Christ rejecting hearts and attitude and become quite offended and sometimes even down right hateful to those who personally know Christ as Savior and the Gospel message which is presented (Acts 16:29-31, 1 Cor. 15:1-4).
You Being Evil!
My dear friend, I LOVE that line from the Savior! Only by the Holy Spirit in objective TRUTH and REALITY can one comprehend the validity and sobering REALITY of what Christ is trying to convey to these fathers. “You being EVIL.” My dear friends apart from Almighty God’s saving grace we are transgressors of the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS absolutes of Almighty God and are outlaws and criminals before the courts of Heaven (Rom. 3:23, 10:2-4). Indeed we are “evil” (lawless) in Almighty God’s eyes without Christ, but how many “#1 Dad’s” fully comprehend what Almighty God is trying to reveal to them REALITY and His ETERNAL love (John 3:16-17, 1 John 4:10). Jesus was trying to help these fathers see outside the box of this fallen world and be objective in light of the Holy Law of God and see themselves as the Father sees them in their present estate (Isa. 1:18, Gal. 3:21-24).
Oh my dear friend, you may be the best dad in the world and truly want the best that this fallen world has to offer children for the brief moments of time, but if you REJECT Almighty God’s saving Grace, which is found ONLY in the Person of Jesus Christ you damn yourselves and truly HATE your children. You deceive them with Satan’s ETERNAL damnable lie and are partakers in his godless rebellion (Matt. 7:21-23, 25:41). That “lie” being, we DO NOT need Almighty God’s PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS and REDEMPTION and we can live a vain existence without the God of ETERNITY (Rom. 10:2-4, Gal. 2:21).
My dear fathers and friends, Almighty God loves you and wants the best for you and your precious children. He sent His Son to die on the cross for your transgressions against Him and for Christ to be our propitiation and Savior (John 3:16-17, 1 John 4:10). Do not be a fool and dismiss REALITY, but be objective and receive it with your whole heart (John 1:12).
My friend, the father who truly seeks ONLY the will of Almighty God for his children in Spirit and Truth is truly the father who beyond a shadow of doubt loves his children (Matt. 7:24-25, Col. 1:9-14, 2 John 1:1-7, 3 John 1:2-4). All other human fallen, “love” is a damnable lie and a deception from the liar and deceiver of this fallen world (Matt. 24:26-27, John 8:44).