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The Roman Ritual prescribes 24. An infant of infidel parents may be baptized lawfully even though the parents are opposed, provided that its life is in such danger that one can reasonably foresee it may die before attaining the use of reason. Outside the case of danger of death, it may lawfully be baptized, provided its Catholic rearing is ...


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This is not the entire answer, however, I'd like to give you a perspective that may inform the answer. I grew up in a Christian home, where Santa Clause was forbidden, whereas my wife grew up in a Christian home where Santa Clause was a celebrated and beloved part of the holiday. When I read you question, I could almost here the voice of my mother speaking ...


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I would offer 1 Samuel also, but specifically 1 Sam 3:1-10 in which Samuel as a child receives advice from Eli on responding to God's call.


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Jesus' remarks were that those who would receive his teachings would be like little children. Also see the Beatitudes, which provides more detail about the simple childlike faith (my words) of those that would receive him (meek, pure in heart, peacemakers, etc.). The Kingdom of God belongs to those who can accept Christ in the same way a little child simply ...


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The simplest (or at least to my mind most obvious) illustration of this point is that of Jesus himself. When he was 12, he famously ditched his parents and went to the temple. Luke (2:46) records a little detail that I think makes all the difference: After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and ...


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Not Concerning Young Children You pose the question as if young children were considered for execution. The description of the "child" (a word that connotes "offspring" more than the "tender, innocent years") is a description of someone who is old enough to be an adult but still living with his parents (17-married?). As a parent, I don't know how long it ...


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Perhaps they would quote a passage like Ephesians 6:1-3, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”" Most Christians interpret that verse to apply to children in the sense of, people who are not ...


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How about the stories of Daniel and his friends where they didn't give in to peer pressure? How about 1 Samuel where Jonathan sides with the David instead of his jealous father? And the story of Joseph where he made the right choice?


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On the authority of the Catholic and Orthodox Church, Santa Claus is as real as Abraham Lincoln or George Washington. And just because people exaggerate his exploits doesn't make him less real. If Santa Claus isn't the impetus behind putting presents under the tree then who is? The three kings, some friendly Christmas gnomes, the Child Jesus Himself? ...


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I do not believe this is only about Protestantism but it is about Christianity in general and even other religions also. Every normal person in this world, regardless of which religion we follow, we all have inherent wisdom to lead our children to the right path which we believe to be true. A Muslim would train his child in the paths of Islam because he ...


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I believed that one of the greatest qualities of children is meekness. Children are lowly in heart. Matt(11:29). Jesus says "blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth". Children are submissive and lack their own initiative or will. They have to depend on their parents or other adults for everything. A meek spirit is of great value before God (1st ...



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