We have two dozen or so young adults/adults who never see or talk to their parent/parents. On pastor’s orders. First the pastors destroy us, and then teach us to destroy those we love.
Take heed! We each must restore ALL of those broken relationships (some are decades old), inflicted by children, upon their parents, at the direction of our pastor. Our whole church has contributed to this “murdering” (Strong’s definition of the word “murder”: to trample, thresh, tread under foot
) of fathers and mothers.
But God says, “As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer” (1 Timothy 1:3). “The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm. We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me” (1 Timothy 1:5-11).