The seventh-eighth grade session of Christian camping is ending today at Wiregrass Christian Youth Camp, Chancellor, AL. At the final luncheon today all those who were baptized into Christ for the remission of their sins this week were asked to gather in a corner of the beautiful Uhrig dining hall. Twenty-three young people from different areas of the country gathered around the long tables.

Scenes in the dining hall during the lunch hour showed young people expressing their love for each other with hugs, gentle pats, tears, and joyful laughter. Around 150 seventh-eighth graders along with staff and personnel gathered at the lower Alabama camp for a week of Christian camping. Twenty three are leaving as new babes in Christ. To God goes the glory.


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  1. In reading the article about 23 baptisms at a Bible Camp among those identified as seventh-eighth grade, does it not strike any of us as strange that we read of no such conversions in the Book of Acts? Each case seems to be adult men and women. In the case of Cornelius, “he called together his relatives and close friends” (Acts 10:24, English Standard Version). Of the “relatives” nothing is said of the ages or the specific relationship to Cornelius. In the case of the conversion of the Philippian jailor we read “he and all who were in his house” and “all his family” were baptized (Acts 16:32,33) but again we cannot prove any of the ages of the family. This is really not that complicated. You are not old enough or mature enough to become a Christian until you can accept all the responsibilities that go with conversion. I don’t think that is possible at such an early age. What we do know is that Josiah who was King of Israel did not start seeking after the Lord until he was 16 years of age. I don’t see why this example could not serve as a pattern that one should at least be in his or her late teenage years before making such a commitment.