Lutheran confessions encourage educating children

“Among us many use the Lord’s Supper every day. They do so after they have been first instructed, examined, and absolved. The children sing psalms in order that they may learn. The people also sing so that they may either learn or pray . . . Among us the pastors and ministers of the churches are encouraged publicly to instruct and hear the youth. This ceremony produces the best fruit . . . ” (Apology of the Augsburg Confession, XV (VIII) 40–41).


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