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" Children can't be disciples so they can't be Christians either

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" Children can't be disciples so they can't be Christians either." This statement is quite opinionated and therefore it is open to debate. Before I give my own personal opinion I will highlight points for people that agree and those that disagree. Those that agree with the statement claim; that it would be difficult for children to do the work of God, as they don't have the ability to preach or teach as learning for some has just begun. Maturity and responsibility does not come at young age therefore it would be false to claim that they could be true disciples. ...read more.

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Therefore they would not be able to be to be disciples. Some Christians disagree with the statement claim; from a young age children are taught the difference between right and wrong through their parents, Godparents and extended family, children are also very important as we learn in the story "Jesus and the little children". Jesus encourages child like openness to the kingdom, adults could learn from children and should have to same attitude to God as they have for their parents. As children grow they become more independent, responsible and experience love, respect and forgiveness at home this helps there attitude to others. ...read more.

Conclusion

Through the sacraments of Holy Communion and Conformation they become aware that there are certain pleasures they may have to give up e.g. many children give up sweets or do extra chores during lent, also same go to mass daily these are their own decisions, commitments and promises they make for God therefore being true Christians from an early age. I believe that God would not ask no more or no less from a young child but as they grow and mature they will have a deeper understanding and will be able to teach and preach not only to other young children but also to adults. 1 ...read more.

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