Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thoughts Left Over from Father's Day

This Father's Day, think of the influence of a man on souls of his descendants.

POLYGAMOUS FATHERS: A large hardbound book is about polygamous Jesse Smith, the cousin of Joseph who settled in Arizona. Jesse married five women and had 44 children. Now there are over 20,000 descendants, including the teachers at BYU. Think about when a family is so huge. He is in eternity, and sadly he has led them towards a tragic end.

CRIMINAL FATHERS: Ron Hutchcraft told of a criminal with over 1,200 descendants. Of these, 400 were wrecked by drugs, drinking, or sexual disease. 310 were beggars and 130 were convicted criminals. 60 were thieves, 7 murderers, and 20 learned a trade in prison.

CHRISTIAN FATHERS: The great preacher, Jonathan Edwards, was the president of Princeton. Following his linage are 100 college professors, 100 ministers, 100 lawyers and judges, 60 doctors, 24 authors and editors, and 14 college presidents.

Be careful about how our choices extend through the decades. Would we pass on a lukewarm faith to destroy who we love so much, our own children and precious generations to follow? God forbid! Be faithful to God! ~ C B

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Need of Fathers in the Home

"FATHERS, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4).

"85% of all youths in prison come from FATHERLESS homes (20x the national average)." –U.S. Dept. of Justice

"90% of all runaways & homeless children are from FATHERLESS homes (32x the national average)." –Justice and Behavior

"Girls without a FATHER at home are 711% likelier to have a teen pregnancy; 92% likelier to divorce." Need Biblical Fatherhood. 

"75% of all adolescents in chemical abuse centers come from FATHERLESS homes (10x the national average)."

"71% of high-school dropouts are from FATHERLESS homes (9x the avg). But kids w/ involved FATHERS are 70% less likely to drop out."

"80% of rapists with anger problems come from FATHERLESS homes (14x the national avg)." –Justice and Behavior

"63% of teen suicides come from FATHERLESS homes (5x the national avg)." –U.S. Dept. of Health

"Teens in FATHERLESS households had a 30% higher risk of smoking, drinking, or drug use than those in all 2-parent households."

"Even in high-crime areas, 90% of children from stable 2-parent homes, where the FATHER is involved do not become delinquents."

"Children w/ involved FATHERS are likelier to get A/B's in school; more likely to enjoy school; engage in productive activities."