Disobeying one's parents

 

 

According to the Word of God, disobeying one’s parents is sin, for according to the law the rebellious son who did not want to obey the voice of his parents had to be put to death, as it is written: “If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear” (Deuteronomy 21:18-21). It is sin also to curse one’s father or mother, as it is written: “For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him” (Leviticus 20:9).

Therefore, children must not disobey their parents, rather they must honor them and obey them, as it is written: “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee” (Exodus 20:12) and again: “Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord” (Colossians 3:20).

 

 

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