How can you tell if your child has become a Christian?

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Brian Croft, over at the Gospel Coalition has a good article here- http://thegospelcoalition.org/ giving us 5 evidences that can ‘help us discern the legitimacy of child or teenager’s profession of faith’.  They are:

1. Growing affection and need for Jesus and the gospel.

2. Heightened understanding of the truths of Scripture.

3. Increased kindness and selflessness toward siblings.

4. Greater awareness of and distaste for sin.

5. Noticeable desire to obey parents.

Croft also advises that ‘it’s generally wise to look for these evidences in an age-appropriate manner,’ with teenagers having the ability to articulate the Gospel better than the younger kids. And he discourages parents ‘from affirming a child’s conversion without some kind of tangible evidence apart from a verbal profession. On the flip side, though, I’d caution parents and pastors from falling into the trap of demanding more from a child than can be reasonably expected and observed.’

You can read the entire article here – http://thegospelcoalition.org/

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