"If we didn't stop him, he'd give away all the money he has," Stacey Bonham said of her 11-year-old son, Baylor.
And that would be a significant amount, since Baylor deposited $106,000 in his bank account after showing his prize steer, Stripe.
The young member of First Baptist Church in Newcastle, Okla., is tithing on that money to his church.
Baylor, who weighs 80 pounds, was in the auction ring with Stripe, and when the amount hit $70,000, the audience rose in applause, frightening Stripe, who jerked and sent Baylor flying into the metal bar on the sale ring. But being the professional he is, Baylor jumped up and returned to center ring to complete the auction, which reached $100,000 before the auctioneer encouraged the $106,000 amount to commemorate 106 years of the National Western Stock Show....
Of course one has to be a believer when he is baptized. He also has to do it as an independent act, free of family or friends forcing them to do something. This is why while I might not be quite as worried about this child's tithing (One might consider it good training) it was really in effect his parent tithing the money because they had the ultimate say how it was spent. While a good cause, I have my doubts how independent this action was or could be.
Jim Lincoln wrote: This could be related for the same reason that IHCC doesn't let children. who are not independent of their parents to be baptized, it has to be an act of a mature mind that is not dictated to be done by others.
This could be related for the same reason that IHCC doesn't let children. who are not independent of their parents to be baptized, it has to be an act of a mature mind that is not dictated to be done by others.
For one thing this kid is not at the age of discretion. When he reaches that age then tithing by him would be more meaningful than it would be now.
The parents are not fulfilling their parental duties and at this age part of those duties are fiduciary.