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August 20, 2008

Why does a mother feed her child?

Simple. If she doesn’t, the child will starve.

But even more importantly, what motivates her to feed her child?

Simple. A mother’s love.

How does this child learn to need her mother?

Simple. When she is hungry, her mother always feeds her.

But even more importantly, how does this child learn to love her mother?

Simple. A mother’s love.

Wouldn’t it be crazy if a child had to prove her love for her mother before she was able to eat?

Wouldn’t it be crazy if we expected a child to depend on her mother if she was never given the opportunity to eat what her mother offered?

Wouldn’t it be horrible if the child were reminded of this at every family meal?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2008 1:31 pm

    only problem is that biblically you’re a child by new spiritual birth and not by natural birth (think Nicodemus)

  2. August 21, 2008 8:05 pm

    How is that a problem? That’s precisely the point. The only real problem is that most evangelicals wrongly assume that the only legitimate proof of regeneration is a mature profession of faith – and because of this they deprive their children of Jesus and are surprised when their children rebel, question their faith, and are unfaithful. The funny thing about this is that the “Calvinists” – the one’s who believe in the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation – are usually the one’s that have the hardest time believing that God can save anyone He chooses to – including the ones He’s promised to save.

  3. September 1, 2008 6:52 pm

    Tim Gallant has a wonderful book on this called _Feed My Lambs_. After all the blogs, articles, and whatnot that we read, it is the book that tipped us (or at least me!) over the edge and made us paedocommunionists. Well, maybe that and having children! 🙂

  4. September 2, 2008 9:14 pm

    I haven’t read Gallant’s book yet, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. As a baptist, paedocommunion was the biggest reason why I was having difficulty making the switch to paedobaptism… for me it was obvious that if you are baptized, then you partake of the Lord’s Supper… yet none of the PCAers that I was reading or talking to did this…. Duh!

  5. September 3, 2008 5:06 am

    David and I both came from Baptist backgrounds long before we were PCA. In our move to the CRE, we often marveled at how we didn’t see this inconsistancy before–at least when we were Baptists, we were consistant! 🙂 God sure does take us on some interesting journeys!

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