As A Little Child : Luke 18:17

Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

Some people use this verse to justify their practice of baptizing infants. After all, it does say you won’t get into the kingdom if you don’t receive it as a little child. But what does “as a little child” really mean? Does it mean “when you are a little child” or does it mean “in the manner of a little child?” If it really meant “when,” then adults who missed out when they were children would never be able to enter into the kingdom. “As a little child” really means that a person has to have that child-like faith to receive God’s gift of eternal life. A little child trusts without reservations. So must we if we want to spend eternity in heaven.

As a little child = with child-like faith.

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