Billy Graham Answers: When Should Parents Bring Children to Church
It is never too early for parents to bring their children to church, according to famed evangelical preacher the Reverend Billy Graham.
Billy Graham gestures while attending a book signing for former U.S. President George W. Bush's new book "Decision Points" at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina December 20, 2010.
In an advice column published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Monday, the 98-year-old preacher was asked about when a child should first be brought to church.
"My parents never took me to church until I was almost a teenager, because they didn't think children could understand anything about God," inquired the person. "But our 5-year-old keeps asking questions about God, and I'm wondering if they were right. Were they?"
Graham responded with a reminder that "Jesus welcomed children and invited them to come to Him," quoting Mark 10:14, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."