How Our Fathers Viewed The Importance of Family Worship

It’s remarkable that, in our day, we look at family worship and devotions as something to aspire to if we can manage it, when those who went before us considered it so important that they would discipline church members who failed to lead it in their homes:

In 1798 the Georgia Baptist Association was asked this question:

“What shall be done with those professors who do not hold worship in their families?”

Their reply was as follows:

“It is our opinion that the churches to whom such professors belong, first admonish, exhort, and reprove them, but if they will not be reclaimed, then deal with them as neglecters of known duty.”

They obviously saw great value in family worship. Is the need any less in our day?

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