Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 1854

In the future, this place will become a tourist attraction that will be known worldwide for its scenic beauty. I am deciding what it is that can bring together both the spiritual and physical worlds. It is where water and land are linked together. What is interesting is that there is grass on the surface of the water. Here, where land and water meet, I am making the decisions for all these things and advancing God’s providence. (293-272, 1998.6.2)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1455

Are the words, “Take after True Father,” a blessing or a curse? These words imply that I will hand over to you all the blessings which I have prepared. After True Father has climbed over a big hill, then based on his achievement you should follow suit. You will also experience the same vertical relationship with God. (199-188, 1990.2.16)

  1. Raising Children with Firmness and Love

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
    Proverbs 22.6

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
    Ephesians 6.4

He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
    Proverbs 13.24

You can only coil a fish when it is fresh.
    Nupe Proverb (African Traditional Religions)

What son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers to discipline us and we respected them… For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
    Hebrews 12.7-11

A child picks up earth, dirty things, tiles, stones, old bones, pieces of wood and puts them into his mouth, at which the father and mother, apprehensive of the harms that might arise thereby, take the child with the left hand and with the right take these out…
    For the father and mother of an only son, in sleep or while awake, or while walking, standing, sitting or reclining, their minds always think of the son. If he does wrong, they give kindly advice and lead the boy that he does not do evil any more.
    Mahaparinirvana Sutra 471 (Buddhism)

As the child, according to its natural disposition, commits thousands of faults,
the father instructs and slights, but again hugs him to his bosom.
    Adi Granth, Sorath, M.5 (Sikhism)

[The prodigal son] arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” But the father said to his servants, “Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.”
    Luke 15.20-24

A daughter keeps her father secretly wakeful,
and worry over her robs him of sleep;
when she is young, lest she do not marry,
or if married, lest she be hated;
while a virgin, lest she be defiled
or become pregnant in her father’s house;
or having a husband, lest she prove unfaithful,
or, though married, lest she be barren.
    Ecclesiasticus 42.9-10 (Christianity)

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