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Preschool children are admittedly immature. They have a lot to learn concerning the world in which they live. They are necessarily very busy becoming acquainted with themselves and with the environment in which they have been placed . They express themselves very crudely and have little experience upon which to base their judgments. Many adults have regarded them as beings to be seen and not heard. The Church itself has seldom given much attention to their spiritual problems. That attention which the Church has given has pertained more to their readiness for death than to their readiness for life. In the light of these factors the following problem has confronted evangelical Christianity: Should preschool children be approached in terms of evangelism?
Wilde, Ralph W., "Christian Evangelism and the Preschool Child" (1953). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 431.