"We are humans, but we don't wage war as humans do. We use God's mighty weapons, not wordly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ." Hebrews 10:3-6
When I think of all the arguments/discussions I have gotten into recently, concerning raising our adopted kids for Christ, I can not help but wonder if people have totally skipped over these verses.
I have heard people say that the biblical standards for discipline and training do not work for adopted children. Don't you think that if God meant for a different standard He would have added a little clause somewhere in scripture? He has not. We do not know better than the Lord--nor does anyone who claims to be a specialist.
I can not help but think of Joseph. As a young man he was beaten and left for dead by his own brothers. When finally pulled from the pit of death, he was captured by slave traders. He was beaten, kidnapped, falsely accused, put in prison...but in the end he was able to say, "what was meant for evil God used for good." He never looked back and tried to find healing through his past.
What are we "using" to knock down strognholds or destory proud obstacles that seek to keep our children in bondage. Far be it from me to wage this war by way of human reasoning.
I am armed and totally equiped with,
"the belt of truth, and the body armor of God's righteousness. I have the shoes of the good news. The sheild called faith that stop the fiery arrows of the enemy. My head is covered by the helmet of salvation and at my side is the sword of the Holy Spirit--God's word!" Ephesians 6:13-17