I just worked out why I find testimony/faith in youngsters SO affecting/convincing.
It's because you don't HAVE to believe when you're young . . . but when you hear old preachers, you tend to think, " Well . . .you've gotta believe, at your age. You prob's lived your whole life as sinners and, any day now, you're gonna meet your maker. You're just placing an 'each-way' bet, to be on the safe side ! "
From Peoples' New testament: Matthew 18:3
Except ye be converted. The Revised Version translates, Except ye turn, which is correct. The Greek word strepho translated in the Common Version be converted is found in the New Testament in the active voice in every instance but one, and means to turn. It means something that the subject is to do, not something that is to be done for him.
Become as little children. Humble, teachable and free from selfish ambition, like little children.
Ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Instead of discussing who should be greatest in the kingdom of heaven, they had better inquire whether they were going to get in at all.