Thoughts For Young Men by J.C.Ryle (1816-1900)
Introductory note from Chris Lawson

Thoughts For Young Men


J.C. Ryle (1816-1900)


Note: Thoughts For Young Men by J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) is a wonderful booklet for youth groups, youth pastors, youth conferences, young adult ministries, college ministries, youth bible studies, and more. Young men need encouragement and direction and this powerful little booklet is an exceptional resource for the task.

Dear Fathers and Mothers,

Have you ever considered how truly important your relationship with your children is?  Or how about your child's relationship with God?  Or how about your own personal responsibility to lead your children to God?

In Matthew 19:14 we find the following:

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

As parents, we must also seriously consider the present demise of our nation, the United States of America - its financial ruin, its moral decay, and the devestating consequences of countless millions of Americans turning to paganism, the world of the occult, and everything but the true and living God.  What will our children face in the future?  Please consider the following statement, penned by a friend of ours, that sheds light on where the USA is headed:

Last year [2008] our national debt was $10 Trillion. This year it will grow by $1.9 Trillion!  In 8 years our children and grandchildren will owe $20 Trillion. The Government is redesigning our society by redistributing our income, establishing new bureaucracies to grow the government, limiting our economic opportunities and forcing regulations and rules on us which it doesn't even apply to itself.  Increased fees are increased taxes as well. Is it right for our generation to leave a crushing debt to our children?

Crushing debt? Yes, and much more!  But how will our children survive in the present and coming collapse?  They will survive and endure by the grace of God and through our Lord Jesus Christ!  Parents, it is our job to train up our children in the ways of the LORD!  If we do not teach them who will?  What will they do without God and without hope in this desperate and dying world?

The four articles below were written by an old time preacher named J.C. Ryle (1816-1900).   We recommend these not only as "Thoughts For Young Men", but for all who are in need of a Scriptural reminder of what God says to Men! 

May God give you grace and strength as you lead and guide your sons and daughters closer to God and closer to that great and final Day when we see Jesus. 

In Christ,
Chris Lawson



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