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Child dedication

Dedication certificate

Child dedication finds its authority and basis is both the Old and New Testaments – the dedication of the child Samuel by his mother to God’s service and the dedication of Jesus by Mary and Joseph. The dedication ceremony calls upon parents to not only nurture and train the children God has given them but also requires that they protect them as far as possible from the evils that plague society. The modern concept that children should be left until they are old enough to make up their own minds about faith and spiritual matters is diametrically opposed to a biblical theology that requires parents to nurture and train their children in spiritual values and behaviour from their earliest years.