Family As The First Locus Of Christian Religious Education Learning: Textual Analysis Of Deuteronomy 6:7-9

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Noh I. Boiliu, Daniel Stefanus,Christina M. Samosir, Fransiskus I. Widjaja, Aeron F. Sihombing


The article attempts to address the family as the first locus for religious education and its essential role for children. Parents play a role in leading children to believe in God and play a role in guiding children. Parents must perform this role in the family as the first locus. However, parents are not yet fully aware of their duties and responsibilities as teachers and do not understand that family is the first to teach Christian religious education. This analysis will focus on the text of  Deuteronomy 6: 7-9. The method used in this research is exegetical. Based on the study of the text of Deuteronomy 6: 7-9, the family is the first place where Christian religious education takes place. Success at the family level becomes a force for the task of teaching Christian religious education. Christian religious education (family as the scope) as an approach for learning duties to build and maintain faith from within. In the first place, the family can play a role in developing the child's belief. In the family, children can imitate their parents because their parents are an adequate and close faith model. Herein lies the role of the family in the development of children's faith.

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