Certainly, there must be new birth! But to insist that this new birth is dependent upon or somehow necessitates a dramatic conversion experience is to abandon the sovereign grace of God in the salvation of his people.
Our children need the Word of God – even as they are the children of believers; even as they are covenant children; even as they are holy - and should be viewed as such.
So what does this mean for the church and for parents as we seek to minister to these young ones in our midst? Do we view them as wolves among the sheep or do we view them as lambs within the fold?