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"Children can't be disciples so they can't be Christians either" Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answers showing that you have considered more than one point of view.

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"Children can't be disciples so they can't be Christians either" Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answers showing that you have considered more than one point of view. From my perspective, I do not agree with this statement. Jesus preached to a variety of people and even his disciples consisted of those who sinned and were hated by the society. So why can't children be part of God's family? The Christian vocation is to spread the gospel to all and to seek to challenge people's belief and behaviour. "And they invite people of every era to enter into the joy of their communion with Christ" Catechism 425 There are many passages in Mark's gospel, which focuses on children. ...read more.

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It is our spiritual and not our physical age that determines our depth of faith in God. "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me." Mark 9:37 Even though many may think that children can't be disciples, it is not right to think that children can't be Christians either. Our spiritual age can only grow within us if we are taught about the good news of God's kingdom as though we are "disciples in training." Children are the future to Christianity as they are the ones who will expand the kingdom of God through their faith and love towards their family. "After a while it grows up and becomes the biggest of all plants" Mark 4:32 However, many people may also consider this as a true statement. ...read more.

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"You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal...Murder...Give false testimony...covet" Ten commandments Many may also argue that Jesus taught us to act like a child with innocent and young hearts, however this does not mean that disciples should be children themselves. Overall, I conclude to this argument that children should have the opportunity to become a devoted Christian and a loving disciple as it is God and Jesus who chooses the ones who will be part of their family in heaven with everlasting and harmonious life in love, peace and contentment. As a child, becoming a good Christian and a devoted disciple are the first step to everlasting life with God in heaven. To god and Jesus, we are all his children. ...read more.

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