Jesus is not playing games when it comes to inviting, including, discipling, and protecting children. His church has always included believers and their children. Recall a couple of his statements as found below:
Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 18:6 Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Last week, I attended a conference entitled, “When Faith Hurts: Equipping the Church for Faithful Response to Child Abuse and Its Implications for Congregational Care.” It was a three-day seminar designed to alert leaders as to the real and present danger about us, the modus-operandi of abusers, the damage experienced…
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