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I need some advise. My son accepted Jesus as his Saviour last year (when he was 9), and has been baptised. All this without any pressure from us, and on his own conviction. He has a very good knowledge of the Bible, and reads the Word every night (again, we don't need to tell him, he does it because he wants to.) Unfortunatly he is unsure about his salvation, and because of all the Rapture talk and everything going on in the world, he now feels unsure of his salvation. He also says that he does not always "feel" that he loves God. His greates fear is to be left behind. I have tried to comfort him with Word, and some sermons, and just talking to him, but he is still unsure. His salvation is very important to me, and also to him - obviously. What I would like to know is if anyone knows about reading or viewing material that could assist in the explanation of how we could know that we are saved on a childs level. I would like him to have that assurance. He is also scared that he will wander away from God when he grows bigger and not be a Christian anymore. I really do not know what to answer him, and frankly, I can't be objective. I love him, and he is a good child. I would like to believe that his experience was real.

Mickey, Rapture Ready 66 Comments [11/19/2008 3:47:53 AM]
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Malkavian Jeff

He's discovering the REAL side of "God's Love", something you should do.

11/19/2008 3:49:40 AM



"My son accepted Jesus as his Saviour last year (when he was 9), and has been baptised. All this without any pressure from us, and on his own conviction."

Normally I'd point out the absurdity of a 9 year old making a rational deciscion about religion, but compared to the rapture retards he probably put epic amounts of thought into it.

11/19/2008 3:49:52 AM

Beeblebrox

I need some advise. My son accepted Jesus as his Saviour last year (when he was 9), and has been baptised.

Tie him to a chair and find a reputable cult deprogrammer.

11/19/2008 3:52:13 AM

Jay-Sus

All this without any pressure from us, and on his own conviction.

Citation needed.

11/19/2008 3:52:33 AM



If he really did it without pressure he wouldn't be worried about being left behind dumbass.

11/19/2008 4:04:31 AM

Allegory for Jesus

"All this without any pressure from us"

I seriously f-ing doubt that. It is without "direct pressure", probably (i.e. evangelizing), but the pressure remains. And considering that you serenade him with sermons, I don't think I am far off.

11/19/2008 4:10:04 AM

anonymous

Well, little Jimmy, many people do leave their imaginary friends behind when they grow up.

And for the most part, we lead productive, happy lives, unhindered by archaic rules.

And some people don't leave their imaginary friends behind.

And for the most part, they also lead pretty good lives, though it always kinda freaks me out how their political views and everything are all decided for them already by what somebody made up based on a book a whole bunch of other people made up.

11/19/2008 4:28:58 AM

a mind far far away

The only true statement in this whole rambling is that you can't be objective. And that's an understatment. The best way to assure you son that he won't miss the rapture is to assure him that it isn't real. But I doubt that's an answer in your book.

11/19/2008 4:30:06 AM

Mark

Ten years old and already your religion isn't sticking well on him? I hate to break it to you, fundy, but chances are if you're having this much trouble BEFORE he goes into the teenage years, I'll bet money that he comes out of them as an atheist.

11/19/2008 4:32:29 AM

Mortok

Hey Mickey!
It's been six thousand years, and that's a little long,
You think the rapture's comin', but I think you got it wrong.
Why can't you grow a brain, and leave your son alone, Mickey?

11/19/2008 4:56:27 AM

myheadhurts

Nope, he's doubting, he's goin to hell.

11/19/2008 5:25:58 AM

KatAutumn

Every day I check RR, because I'm really hoping that it will end up being some sort of Landover Baptist Church knock-off parody site. Although I won't hold my breath.

11/19/2008 5:27:47 AM

Hazor

"He is also scared that he will wander away from God when he grows bigger and not be a Christian anymore."

Don't be afraid, kid! It's not so bad. Trust me, I did it and I'm doing fine!

11/19/2008 5:56:13 AM

Abysses

How is this fundamentalist exactly? Because they believe in the rapture? That's a little weird, but I mean really? "Fundie"? There's not hatred or ignorance or prejudice.

11/19/2008 5:59:52 AM



"I have tried to comfort him with Word, and some sermons"

A 10 yr old and sermons, sounds like pressure to me.

11/19/2008 6:16:18 AM

John-in-Oz

Hmm, I wonder if he's trying to articulate concerns about whether you'll still love him if he discloses his sexuality?
I don't insist on the interpretation. But I suggest you do a lot less sermonising and a lot more listening.

11/19/2008 6:30:48 AM

aaa

That kid is just seeing something you don't.

11/19/2008 7:13:01 AM



Reminds me of a young me, except I started doubting religion when I was about 3-4 or so. No one made it seem logical and it sounds so, well fake.

I learned from an early age not to show my feelings and thoughts regarding religion around my fundie family. I wonder...

11/19/2008 7:30:17 AM

Ambrielle

I am encouraged by his doubt.

11/19/2008 7:40:41 AM

AuraTwilight

Honestly? This one isn't too bad. The kid could be told that he deserves being left behind if not for Christ's Mercy, or that he deserves to get grounded for doubting, or whatever.

11/19/2008 7:49:13 AM

HoJuSimpson

All this without any pressure from us, and on his own conviction.

Riiiiiiiiight.

11/19/2008 7:49:38 AM

Route666

This sounds way too compassionate for a fundie, I am calling a Poe.

The replies are more fundie

11/19/2008 7:58:32 AM

Pockets

"What I would like to know is if anyone knows about reading or viewing material..."

The God Delusion
God Is Not Great
(add any other book)

Have a family reading night. trust me it will be enlightening.

11/19/2008 8:14:10 AM

Thinking Allowed

I would like to believe that his experience was real.

Sounds like the parent is questioning their own beliefs as well.

Also, if the child is reading on his own the bible every night, he may be finding things out a lot sooner than most children do at his age with the contradictions in there.

11/19/2008 8:42:20 AM

clockworkgirl21

Questioning his beliefs at 9?

Way to go!

I was 14 or 15 before I did.

11/19/2008 9:09:55 AM
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