Catechism for Converting Paedocommunionists

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Here we shall show:  that Paedocommunion is irreconcilable with the Ontological Trinity; with God’s Pre-Mosaic revelations; with the Mosaic Exodus; and with the Post-Exodus Pentateuch.   It is irreconcilable also with God’s revelations from Judges to Jeremiah, and from Ezekiel to Christ’s Advent.   It is irreconcilable with the youth of Christ Himself; with His Own mature teachings; and with the Acts of the Apostles.

Paedocommunion is irreconcilable further: with First Corinthians one to ten; with First Corinthians eleven; and with First Corinthians chapters 12 to 16.   It is irreconcilable with Paul’s other Epistles, with the Book of Hebrews, and with writings of Luke and John.

Paedocommunion is irreconcilable also with all of the extant writings of the Church Fathers till after Augustine.   Intruding from Neo-Paganism into the Mediaeval Church, it was withstood by some even in the Middle Ages.   It was resisted especially between the Reformation and the Westminster Assembly, and also by all leading Protestant Theologians from Westminster oneward and till today.   Consequently, one must conclude that Paedocommunion is an alien concept – yesterday, today, and for ever.

Paedocommunion irreconcilable with the Ontological Trinity  Q. 1 (Question by Teacher).   Who made you and everything else? A. 1 (Answer by Pupil).          The Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Q. 2.   What do you mean when you call God a Father? A. 2.   He has always been mature, and has never been without the Son nor the Spirit.

Q. 3.   But wouldn’t the divine Son then have been the smaller child of the Father? A. 3.   No, the Son has always been with the Father and equally mature (John 1:1-18).   Thus the Westminster Larger Catechism, Questions and Answers 11 & 36.

Q. 4.   Did God the Father and Son then create the Holy Spirit? A. 4.   No, for the Father and the Son have always been maturely linked by God the Spirit.

Q. 5.   You mean like an eternal Family of three different yet mature Persons? A. 5.   Yes, in covenant, like the mature Noah & his wife & sons & their wives (Genesis 6:18).

Paedocommunion irreconcilable with God’s Pre-Mosaic revelations

Q. 6.   Was that of Noah, then, the first ever covenantal human family? A. 6.    No, they descended from the first covenantal people Adam and Eve (Hosea 6:7).

Q. 7.   Did the Triune God create Adam and Eve as babies, or as mature persons? A. 7.   He created them as His mature images – as adults (Genesis 2:7-25).

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Q. 8.   Did He tell them to eat of the fruit of the tree of life in the garden of Eden? A. 8.   He did not forbid it to those adults, yet they never ate of it when in Eden.

Q. 9.   Why did they then not eat that fruit at that time? A. 9.   Because they fell into sin before eating of it, and were then expelled from Eden.

Q. 10.   So that their children, as children, could not eat of the fruit of that tree in Eden? A. 10.   Yes; God told Adam man would only later leave his parents and cleave to his wife.

Q. 11.   Adam’s children were then born outside of Eden, and only after the fall? A. 11.   Yes; it was only "in process of time" that Cain and Abel brought God sacrifices.

Q. 12.   Were Cain and Abel perhaps still little boys at that time? A. 12.   No, they were grown up.   Cain was marriageable, and Abel owned a flock of sheep.

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