Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
A growing number of Americans are concerned about the level of violence in our society--much of it perpetrated by young people. Parents want to know how to inspire their children to adopt a lifelong love of God and remain faithful to his teachings. This love can help keep at-risk children from a life of violence.
In Love of God and His Teaching, author Anthony B. Bonapart takes a critical look at the subject from the Old Testament to the New Testament, explaining this complex issue in terms that both laypeople and religious professionals can understand. Just as some young people may lose their way, Bonapart shows how loss of faith in God in the Old Testament opened the way for its restoration in the New Testament. He investigates whether there is a hidden mystery or particular experiences that predispose children to grow into adults who love God and follow his teachings.
There is a segment of our society who believes the current generation has lost faith in God. The Old Testament lets us know that generations may turn their backs on God, but faith can be restored in future generations. This guide shows that while it is not easy to raise a child in God, there is hope for parents doing so in this new generation.