Are children necessary in a Christian family? In a recent article Dr. David Schrock, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Seymour, Indiana says,
“In truth, the Great Commission must begin with our own families. In Christ, be fruitful and multiply takes on greater significance—we are to make disciples of those outside our families and we are to have children whom we can disciple. Refusing to raise children for the sake of personal giftedness is not a display of godliness. It is a refusal to participate in God’s plan of creating image-bearers who worship him.”
Dr. Schrock has some challenging thoughts regarding why Christian families must not neglect the responsibility of raising children, whether born to us or through adoption. Read the entire article here.