To What Extent Is ....

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by ktn4eg, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. ktn4eg

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    .... a child biblically obligated (see Eph. 6:1 and Col. 3:20) to obey his parents?

    Here's the scenario:

    The son of a man (who happens to be a deacon) was told be his father that he MUST graduate from the very same college that his father did.

    However, the son does not wish to even attend (much less graduate) from his father's alma mater [The son wishes to pursue his studies at a different college because this college offers a major in what the son is very interested in, whereas his father's college doesn't.].

    I've been asked by the son for my advice in this matter. Quite frankly, I'm at somewhat of a loss as to what to tell the son.

    What possibly complicates matters even more in this situation is the fact that I've been a very close business associate with the father for many years, and I don't want this particular issue to become something that will negatively affect the relationship that exists between me and his father.

    What would you recommend that I do in this situation?
     
  2. Rolfe

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    I would be inclined to think that it depends on who is paying for his education, but I would stay out of it.
     
  3. pinoybaptist

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    I tend to agree with Rolf. Stay out of it.
     
  4. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Don't stay out of it, but if the young man is between 18-21, I'd lay the truth on the line: Attend whatever college you want, but be prepared to have to work your way through, because Dad probably won't pay for it. If he's 21+, he ought to be paying for it himself anyway.
     
  5. RLBosley

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    I would agree that you should stay out of it, IF you hadn't already been asked for your advice. You've been asked, I would give it and I would agree with TND's statements but also make sure he is aware of grant programs and the like if he decides to go his own way.
     

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