Posts Tagged ‘Children’
Below are the slide packs for the last two questions:
Do babies Go to Heaven When They Die?
Can You Lose Your Salvation?
We call these the “small” questions like C.S. Lewis called his buildings the “New Buildings” – meaning they were only 300 years old. These questions are “small” like that, when compared to theodicy, the existance of God and neo-darwinism.
catechesis, catechism. The process of teaching the basic Christian beliefs and the contents of the Scriptures either to a child who is raised in the church or to a new convert to Christianity. This process is often accomplished through the use of a catechism, a popular manual that often uses a question-and-answer format.
That is what this is . . . yet, we have found that more than children and new converts need to work on this stuff. Some of the parents in our fellowship have been learning along side their little ones.
So, please take this and pass it along to any you think would benefit from it. In our modern church, families have stopped being “little churches”, as Edwards called us to be. Parents, so often, ARE NOT discipling their children. There is a movement, of late, for parents to treat the Church, really just the Sunday Morning Event of the Church, as a therapeutic drop-off service for all age-groups in the family to get their fix by others and hope, maybe, that it just comes together in the end. This is neither what Church is, nor church is . . . but that is another post. The point is:
1. Children are given to parents first. The discipleship should occur first in the home.
2. Men are called to lead their families unto the Lord and should lead the discipleship in the home.
3. Like the Athanasian Creed states, knowing the truths of the faith can be tantamount to salvation.
4. If you were asked these questions, could you answer: (Sample questions from The Family Catechism)
11. Q. Who is the Father?
12. Q. Who is the Son?
13. Q. Who is the Spirit?
14. Q. Are the Father, Son, and Spirit three Gods?
15. Q. Is there a perfect illustration we can use for the Trinity?
26. Q. Why do we believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
27. Q. What did God say through the prophets?
28. Q. What’s special about Jesus?
29. Q. What did Jesus become for us?
30. Q. What is the Gospel?
41. Q. How was the Bible written?
42. Q. Did God tell the writers exactly what to write?
43. Q. Did God let the writers write things that are not true?
44. Q. Is the Bible like other books?
45. Q. Why is the Bible so special?
61. Q. Why does God let bad things happen?
62. Q. Can suffering be good?
63. Q. What is an example of suffering being turned into good?
64. Q. What’s the best example of suffering being turned into good?
65. Q. What should we do when we suffer?
So, study with us the truths from His Message, about His world, for His glory in His strength as His people.
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Good conversation that I have had twice in the last two days with students – good conversations. Here is a slidepack that used with a class that I taught. Notice that I mention John MacArthur’s Safe in the Arms of God. This would be a good book to read on the subject. He has a lot more points than I.
Do children go to heaven when they die? Yes!