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Bring It On: Buddhist Father

My Father is a Buddhist, but I'm a Christian. Is there anywhere in the Bible that says it's a sin to go to temple? My daughter and the father of her children have been together for about nine years and are not married. Am I wrong to allow them ... Read Transcript


LET'S ANSWER SOME E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

THIS IS FROM KYE, WHO SAYS

"PAT, PLEASE HELP.

I AM 15, MY DAD TRIES TO

BRING ME TO TUMBLE.

HE IS A DEDICATED BUDDHIST,

AND HE KNOWS I'M A

CHRISTIAN.

I USUALLY TRY NOT TO GO IN

THE TEMPLE.

I TRY TO STAY OUTSIDE.

WHEN THERE IS A SPECIAL

EVENT, I DON'T HAVE A

CHOICE.

MY DAD CONSTANTLY TELLS ME

I'M BEING RUDE AND

DISOBEDIENT.

AND HE SAYS, DOES THE BIBLE

SAY YOU CAN DISOBEY YOUR

PARENTS?

IS THERE ANYWHERE IN THE

BIBLE THAT SAYS THER IT IS

A SIN TO GO TO TEMPLE?

I'M TORN."

Pat: YOU HAVE THE

EXAMPLE OF LAYMEN WHO HAD

LEPER AND HE WAS HEALED.

HE SAID I'VE GOT TO GO BACK

TO MY MASTER.

I ASK HE WILL FORGIVE ME

BECAUSE WHEN I GO INTO

WORSHIP WITH THE KING, I

HAVE TO BOW DOWN THERE

BECAUSE I'M UNDER HIS

AUTHORITY, BUT WILL THE LORD

PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

AND I THINK THE SAME THING

HERE.

THE LORD WILL FORGIVE YOU.

YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN.

AND IN MY OPINION, YOUR

FATHER'S AUTHORITY CEASES

WHEN L HE GOES AGAINST THE

COMMANDMENTS OF GOD.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, READ

ABOUT NEMAN AND THE PROPHET,

AND JUST SAY, LORD FORGIVE

ME WHEN I GO INTO THAT

BUDDHIST TEMPLE.

AND I JUST ASK HIM TO COVER

ME.

AS I SAY, DON'T MAKE A BIG

DEAL OF IT.

BECAUSE GOD KNOWS THAT THIS

BUDDHIST THING DOESN'T MEAN

ANYTHING.

IT HAS NO SPIRITUAL

SIGNIFICANCE, SO DON'T LET

IT.

Terry: ESPECIALLY FOR

KYE, IT WOULDN'T HAVE.

THIS IS JENNIFER WHO

SAYS, "MY DAUGHTER AND THE

FATHER OF HER CHILDREN HAVE

BEEN TOGETHER FOR ABOUT NINE

YEARS.

THEY HAVE FOUR KIDS, BUT

CONSIDER MARRIAGE

OLD-FASHIONED AND

UNNECESSARY.

WHEN THEY COME TO MY HOUSE,

I DON'T LIKE ALLOWING THEM

TO SLEEP IN THE SAME ROOM

SINCE THEY AREN'T MARRIED.

SO FAR I HAVEN'T HAD THE

GUMPTION TO TELL THEM SO.

AM I WRONG TO ALLOW THEM TO

SHARE A BED IN MY HOUSE?"

Pat: AFTER NINE YEARS

AND FOUR KIDS -- I THINK

THEY'RE COMMON LAW MARRIED

AND YOU OUGHT TO TREAT THEM

AS SUCH.

IT IS A MARRIAGE.

I THINK THAT THE LAW WOULD

SOLIDIFY THAT.

Terry: IN A SITUATION

LIKE THAT, YOU PROBABLY

WOULD HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITY

TO LOVE THEM IN THE LORD AND

SHARE THE LORD BY KEEPING

PEACE WITH THEM.

Pat: THEY HAVE A

FAMILY.

THEY'VE GOT FOUR KIDS, AND

THEY LIVE TOGETHER.

AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, IT

IS A COMMON LAW MARRIAGE.

Terry: THIS IS RICHARD

WHO SAYS, "GOD'S WORD TELLS

US IN JEREMIAH 1: 5: "BEFORE

I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB, I

KNEW YOU.

IF THIS IS TRUE, WHY ARE

BABIES BORN IN DEFECTS OR

WHY DOES A WOMAN MISCARRY.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY GOD

DOESN'T ALLOW EVERY TRIELD

CHILCHILD TO BE BORN

HEALTHY?"

Pat: THAT'S A QUESTION

ALL THE THEOLOGANS ASK.

IS IT A QUESTION OF DIET?

IS IT A QUESTION OF

ATMOSPHERE -- WHO KNOWS WHAT

CAUSES GENETIC

MALFUNCTIONS.

GOD DOESN'T INTERVENE IN ALL

OF THAT.

HE SAID BEFORE I FORMED YOU,

JEREMIAH, IN THE WOMB, I

KNEW YOU, AND I ORDAINED YOU

TO BE A PROPHET TO THE

NATIONS.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

TOMORROW, YOU DON'T WANT TO

MISS KEVIN LEMAN WHO TALKS

ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT

ROLE IN A CHILD'S LIFE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM, "MY GOD WILL

MEET ALL YOUR NEEDS

ACCORDING TO HIS GLORIOUS

RICHES IN CHRIST JESUS."

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