29 November, 2005

Blood Covered Coloring Pages

This is a copy of my daughter's coloring page from her Sabbath school class (she is two years old). Notice that Presbyterians of the historical kind do not bow the knee to political correctness.
We are to teach the whole counsel of God, and sometimes those truths are not very fun to share. But they are a part of the Gospel. In Genesis 22 we have Abraham going to sacrifice his son to God. God provided a scapegoat in the thicket as a type of the coming Messiah.
Praise God that He provided a scapegoat in His son Jesus Christ. May we glean truth from forbidden coloring pages that liberal Christians do not want us to share in our churches or in our homes with our children.

Discussion Point:
-Share one of your favorite forbidden Bible stories.


Janna said...

Forbidden Bible stories, huh?
Well... when I was a very young and just embarking on the world of catechetical instruction, our poor instructor made the fatal error of allowing us, his students, to pick out passages for devotions.
The net result was that every week for the entire year we got to hear various dramatic readings of the story of Ehud, whose fat closed around the sword that had been plunged into him. A classic story and a big hit with the younger set, obviously.

Nate said...

That is the first one that I thought of too. I have a dozen others stored in my mind under unsanctified thoughts. I will save them so that others have a turn!

Mark said...

Well, as long as we're in Judges we've got to bring up the story of Jael. The verse in which she slays him is so understated that it's hysterical - "Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died."

Some of the younger set from Credenda/Agenda once had a magazine called Crack Haus Chronicles in which they portrayed this story in "Precious Moments" format. Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

I prefer the pleasant looking Bibical charaters that I saw in my Baptist Sunday School class when I was growing up. That picture could traumatize a child.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Ehud on th etoliet when all that went down as well? Maybe I'm wrong

Nate said...

Baptonymous: I am sure that Isaac was a bit traumatized too! Maybe Abraham should have worn a big Mickey Mouse Halloween mask while bringing the Case Double X deer knife that was freshly sharpened down on his son!

Also Mark: could you link that for me...The CA Crack Haus?

Anon: yes, on the john!


vedrafamily said...

a favorite of ours is the story where the chidren make fun of elisha for being bald, so he calls a curse on them, and a bear comes and mauls a bunch of kids. (2 kings 2)

That is a story that will always stick with me. don't make fun of people for being bald.

Droll Flood said...

-It was King Eglon that was thought to be on the John by his servants who waited to the point of embarassment then the servants found Eglon slumped over dead. Ehud ran him through "phatty".
-Jael will probably be one of my next choices for kid's names (no Marleen's not pregnant).
"That picture could traumatize a child."
-How about the account itself from the Bible? I remember once being in a discussion with someone about the idea of public execution "that the people would fear". The same line of contrary logic was used: "people would be scarred for life." Yup... and Lord willing they'll remember the execution before breaking God's commandments. Men aren't wiser than God!
And remember these things were given as an admonishment to God's people ...yes, to those who have the fullness of revelation.

Mark said...

Unfortunately, Crack Haus never had an online presence, so I can't link to it.

distracted instructor said...

Nothing but blood and guts for my kiddies... ;)

How'd you get that! I was going to present it on Sunday, but class was cxed... also...


It's gone missing, and I think I left it at church. It has since disappeared! I can't face those little kids on Sunday without the welcome board!