Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” – Luke 18:15-17 (ESV)
This passage is important in understanding the relationship between infant children of believers and the kingdom of God. When Jesus says “to such belongs…”, people often think it means “to people like these belongs…”. In other words, people with faith like a child’s.
Big mistake. But rather than me poorly trying to explain why, why not listen to Sinclair Ferguson expounding the passage at his church’s recent Parenting Conference. Go to the page and scroll down to “Let the Children Come”.