Where are we headed?

Question: I have been reading your web site for some time. I have lots of questions but I will try to limit them to one subject: human reproduction. Every four years abortion is a huge subject, then after the election, it is soon forgotten. There is disagreement about using discarded “test tube” babies for stem…

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Any suggestions for material to teach young people?

Question: I read your article on whether boys and girls swimming together was ok or not. I saw it referenced in one of your last posts. I have been explaining a little bit about watching TV shows and listening to certain music or I should say lyrics to songs how it numbs our feelings and we…

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Do children attend your worship services?

Question: Hello. We are going to be visiting Omaha next weekend and we are looking for a church to attend on Sunday morning. I have a couple of questions. Do you allow children ( 2 years old to 6 years old) to be a part of your worship service or do they have their own…

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Should children contribute to the church?

Question: My daughter is now eleven years old. When we, in the church, lay by in store on Sunday she has always put in her small amount. I have encouraged this to teach her to give. However, some oppose this with the view that giving is for adults, for the baptized. Of course, we don’t…

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Does Psalm 58:3 show that at least some children are born sinful?

Question: Psalms 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. I looked up in one concordance what “estranged” means: to be strange, be a stranger (Qal) to become estranged strange, another, stranger, foreigner, an enemy (participle) loathsome (of breath) (participle) strange woman, prostitute, harlot…

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Should a child’s personality be considered when disciplining?

Question: We ought to consider our children’s personalities and characters when we seek to discipline them.  What works well for one child may not work for another, even within the same family.  Might spanking be a good form of discipline for one child, but ineffective or damaging to another?  Are there some children who shouldn’t…

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What would be a good translation for children?

Question: I would like to buy a new Bible for my children that is easy to understand but is still in keeping with the Word of God. They currently have the King James Version. There are so many translations out there; you just don’t know which version to buy. Answer: You will find that most…

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Are children truly innocent?

Question: I am researching about sin and sin in children.  I read your writings and agree with you for the most part, but I have a problem with the idea of children being innocent.  If children are not sinful, wouldn’t that make them sinless and almost perfect? Christ was the only one I knew was…

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Can small children commit morally wrong acts?

Question: Can small children actually commit morally wrong acts? Answer: It depends on the age and ability of the child, but in general, the answer is, unfortunately, “yes.” There are cases mentioned in the paper of children as young as eight or ten committing murder with guns. “They cited the example of Nathaniel Abrahams, a…

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What is the age of accountability for a child?

Question: What is the age of accountability for a child? Answer: The Bible teaches us that each person is held accountable for his own sins. “The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous…

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