Questions and Answers about Childhood Conversion

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  • Introduction to the topic of childhood conversion.
  • 1. When should a child be baptized? What evidence do we look for? Do we encourage it or wait for the child to ask for it? (asked by parent of an 8 yr old)
  • 2. What is your opinion about children taking communion?
  • 3. What is your view on children praying? If we have doubts about our kid’s conversion, should we allow them to pray at meals or before bedtime?
  • 4. What do you do as a parent who has teenage children or grown children and you blew it with them when they were little?5. Is conversion a process like sanctification? Explain.
  • 6. When a child is professing and repenting, is that a sign of a regenerated heart?
  • 7. Should I not have anymore children, so that I will not possibly give birth to a soul bound for hell?
  • 8. Explain your optimism that young children (babies and unborn) will go to heaven?
  • 9. Explain how you did family quiet time. Give examples.
  • 10. How do you suggest we present the idea of hell to preschoolers?
  • 11. Where do I start as a parent with all this information presented at the Legacy Conference?