I to be seeking your opinion ~ above a situation I am at this time facing. Mine six-year-old daughter said me that she wants to obtain baptised. I told her to wait for another three years and also if she still wants to, then ns won"t stand in she way.

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There was a baptism in ~ the church i attend recently, and my tiny girl began crying when the ceremony was over. One of the Sunday college teachers asked her what was wrong, and she called the teacher that she yes, really loved the Lord and also wanted to be baptised, but her mom didn"t desire it.

The teacher came to me with my daughter by her side and asked me why i wouldn"t permit my daughter to it is in baptised if she wanted to.

First, i was upset by the means she ambushed me with my daughter by she side, so ns told her ns didn"t have to answer come her and also I can make any kind of decisions around my daughter without her butting in. Ns was really upset. Now, i think i was a bit rude in mine response.

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Should I permit her to it is in baptised at together a young age? Is she yes, really mature enough to take on this sort of commitment? My are afraid is that she is just not all set yet.

Dear P.H.,

I completely understand wherein you space coming from. I, too, think that your daughter is as well young to be baptised, but, of course, there are exceptions to every rule. I have known of situations where kids have to be baptised fairly young and have been an effective in the children"s ministries. I have actually even delighted in refreshing messages from them together they preach top top youth Sundays.

As a parent, the is your call to make the decision. To it is in fair to your daughter, i think you must ask you yourself the complying with questions: just how committed go she appear? Is she excited as soon as talking about Jesus? does she exhibit a maturity past her years? Did any type of of she friends obtain baptised recently?

Have a talk with her to find out why she really wants to carry out this now. Depending upon her answers, girlfriend will recognize in her heart if friend should provide in or tell her to wait a small longer.

Regarding the Sunday school teacher who confronted you, she to be wrong. If your daughter told she you didn"t want her to be baptised, she should have waited because that an opportune minute when you to be alone and have a talk through you. She was placing you top top the spot in former of your already upset daughter.

To soothe points over, you can go back to her, tell her you didn"t appreciate the way she tackled things, and then you deserve to mend fences.


Why shouldn"t women whistle?

Dear Joan,

I am curious about something. Ns recently obtained saved, so ns am no knowledgeable around the bible like some.

The other day I was in a church project and also while ns was working, i was whistling.

To mine surprise, an older mrs came up to me and rebuked me because that doing so. She quoted the bible verse that goes: "A whistling woman and a crowing hen is an abomination to the Lord."

She stated I to be wrong and should discontinue the habit as it"s a sin. How have the right to it it is in a sin come whistle a track in praise to the Lord?

Dear Y.U.,

I to be amazed that in this day and also age girlfriend still have older people quoting this "verse" come you.

Let me assure you that there is no reference to this phrase everywhere in the Bible. Mine guess is the it source from a religious fanatic and also someone who is as overzealous together your church sister.

Whistle if you desire to. It"s time for human being to stop comprising verses that space not in the scriptures to suit their own beliefs.

My dear, you are young in the faith and also I will provide you this advice: stop taking whatever as gospel the older folks phone call you. Read the scriptures for yourself. Also in olden days, reference is made that young believers "searched the scriptures day-to-day to see if the things they were being told were true" (Acts 17 vs 10-12).

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