Christian parents should indeed consider taking their children on dangerous mission trips to save unreached people, said evangelical theologian John Piper, who argued that the “eternal impact” is worth the risk of death.
Piper was responding to the question, “should a Christian couple take their children into danger as part of their mission to take the gospel to the unreached peoples of the world?” His answer was “yes.”
“Why? Because the cause is worth the risk, and the children are more likely to become Christ-exalting, comfort-renouncing, misery-lessening exiles and sojourners in this way than by being protected from risk in the safety of this world,” the Reformed pastor wrote on desiringGod.com.
While it is important for parents to provide for their household, they also need to practice self-denial and risk, as instructed in the Bible, he noted.
“After all, doesn’t Proverbs say, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6)? Perhaps we lose too many of our children because they weren’t trained as soldiers. Maybe we trained…
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