Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Paul Kretzmann

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

John 5:39; Genesis 18:19; Exodus 12:26ff; Leviticus 10:11; Deuteronomy 33:10; Hebrews 11:24-26; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Acts 14:14ff; 1 Corinthians 3:1-2; Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8;


In a Christian home the mother usually is the first teacher. And after Baptism the child is a child of God, and must then be brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and this by means of living and instruction. It. is true, the child does not understand much at first, sometimes not even his own prayers, but it will soon learn to understand, and sometimes if mother forgets about the evening prayer, the child will remind her of it. And if we search the Scriptures, as Jesus commands us to do according to John 5,3, we plainly see that at all times pious parents taught their children in the way of salvation, and thus some kind of a catechumenate was always there, as its roots lie far back in the Old Testament.

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