Concordia Theological Monthly

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young people, christian church, parish schools, sanctification

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The caption of this article is taken from a chapter in the very interesting and valuable book by Henry W. McLaughlin, entitled Religious Education in the Rural Church. The expression was used to designate and describe the condition of untold thousands of children, chiefly in the mountainous districts of the Southern Appalachians, who were growing up without a knowledge of God and of the Savior, until the Director of Country Church Work of the Presbyterian Church in the United States learned of their plight and organized a movement to bring them at least the fundamentals of religious education. The book shows that the remedy proposed was still very inadequate, chiefly because more emphasis seems to have been placed upon the amelioration of social conditions than on that of the children's personal relation to their Savior on the basis of His redeeming blood.


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Ephesians 6:4; Hebrews 5:12; Hebrews 6:2; Colossians 3:17; 1 Corinthians 10:31;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars