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Re: religious abuse rayww

Posted by Simus on February 24, 2004, at 12:00:55

In reply to Re: religious abuse Simus, posted by rayww on February 24, 2004, at 8:17:41

I guess I don't know what would be nicest. I believe we should speak the truth in love (strong emphasis on love). My children have been taught the Bible and Bible principles (age appropriate, of course) since about preschool age, by many means: church, Christian school, Sunday School, Bible School, through Christian music (and we can't forget VeggieTales - gotta love Larry and Bob). Of course, raising children in this manner can backfire on a parent. I can't get away with anything now. LOL

As far as the age 8 milestone, I will have to agree to disagree with you on that. Many churches seem to disagree on that issue (when to baptize, when to give first communion, etc.) I see learning right from wrong as a lifelong process. I know some five-year-olds who have more "right from wrong" understanding that some of adults. When we understand right from wrong on a specific issue, regardless of the age, the Bible says we are accountable and responsible at that point. I don't personally believe that a person should be baptized or take communion until they understand what they are doing and why they are doing it. Most children don't have that understanding before age 8, but some do. Some don't even have that understanding for some time after 8. But I guess it is a fair age to pick if just one must be picked.


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