Can you tell a loonie from a chocolate coin? Of course. What about a "basement printed" fake from a legitimate Canada Mint twenty? Maybe. Maybe not.
Andrew and I have been attending a parenting dvd series at church, and one of the analogies the speaker uses caught my attention.
She talks about how the FBI teaches its agents to recognize a counterfeit bill. An agent-in-training is not led into a room full of counterfeits and shown individual imperfections in thousands of faulty bills. Instead, the agent is taught only to identify the one TRUE bill. If he looks only at the flawed substitutes, he soon becomes confused about what the Real Thing looks like, and can no longer distinguish between the legal and illegal tender.
In the same way, we need to have such intimate knowledge of the Truth and the Life that we don't get confused by the "truths" the world is selling. We need to immerse ourselves [and our children] in the Word of God so that when a counterfeit "truth" comes along we can quickly identify it and treat it as counterfeit - as worthless for our lives. Our children must know that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, the Life. There can be no substitute.
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