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Old 12-16-2016, 05:41 AM   #74
ZNPaaneah
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Default Re: "Promoting Reading the Publication of the Ministry Among the Saints"

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Originally Posted by Igzy View Post
Jesus did say "by their fruit you shall know them."

But I wouldn't make it black and white. I agree there are many factors involved. But I do think it's hard for hypocrites to pass on Christian sincerity to their children. Children know fakes when they see them.
I think we all know fakes when we see them. But some people will have a stake in pretending the fake is real, hence they fall into a trap. This happened at Enron. You know it is fake, but your entire net worth is tied up in the sham. As a result you become a slave of sin.

Children growing up in this environment can see it, but are not enslaved to it, so it is much easier for them to leave.

It is like Upton Sinclair said, it is very hard for a man to know the truth when his job is paying him to not know it.
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