Interrupting Bible Study

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What would you have done in this situation?

Poll closed Oct 5, 2006.
  1. Would you have stopped class and honored her request?

    36.4%
  2. Kept class going and dedicated her brother this Sunday?

    45.5%
  3. Other?

    18.2%
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  1. LeBuick

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    A freind of mine told me last night at his Bible study, a little girl began questioning if her baby brother was going to heaven. He took class time to discuss this with her. She finnaly asked if they could dedicate her brother to the Lord?

    Would you have stopped class and honored her request?

    Kept class going and dedicated her brother this Sunday?

    Other?
     
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  2. SBCPreacher

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    If at all possible, I would have stopped and addressed this girl's question. It could very well be that others might have had the same question.

    As far as the dedication, I believe that it is the parent's responsibility to request it. Upon the request of the parents, assuming they do intend to raise this child in both the church and a Christian home, I would arrange the dedication ASAP.
     
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    We don't dedicate children in our church, but this seems to be the logical response for several reasons.
    1. It is correct to answer her question (as long as the response is not too lengthy and you are not being rude to the rest of the group -- "do not hinder the little children").
    2. Others may have the same question - so your audience may be larger than just the little girl.
    3. Her parents dedicate the child to the Lord, not her big sister - so it is their decision - not hers.
    4. Dedications are normally done within the church family, aren't they? Thus, Sunday would be much more appropriate.
     
  4. Squire Robertsson

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    I assume the following:
    • this is a relatively informal Bible Study.
    • the girl observes a fair amount of give and take amoung the adults.
    • she has a question she considers just as important as the rest.
    • the girl asks her question in an appropriate manner.
    Yes, I'd answer her question. Check with the parents, who should be present under the circumstances. And all things being equal, dedicate the tyke the Sunday service.
     
  5. LeBuick

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    Yes, the parents were there and so were the God parents so he did the dedication right then. I really didn't know what I would have done???

    He said the child first started asking about heaven and how one goes. She then moved to what happens to babies. That is when she asked specifically about her brother.
     
  6. I Am Blessed 24

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    God parents? I thought that was for catholics?
     
  7. Hope of Glory

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    Godparents are non-denominational. Actually, the term is non-denominational; godparents themselves probably are denominational.

    As far as interrupting:

    In the situation you described, I would say it's fine. However, the next person that comes in and interrupts my sermon to argue KJV Onlyism, will be escorted out.
     
  8. LeBuick

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    Just heard from my friend, it appears the little girls brother stopped breathing last night and is now in the hospital. The Doctors don't know what is wrong yet but they are having to breath for him. Please keep this situation in your prayers and I will keep the board posted.
     
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    praying:praying:
     
  10. LeBuick

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    The Little Brother is doing ok. The hospital will keep him a couple of days for observation but he seems to be ok at this time. Thanks for all the prayers...
     

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