Why don’t mainline denominations teach children about hell and damnation anymore? Maybe they saw the movie Jesus Camp and realized bringing people to faith via fear can be abusive. But isn’t theology just as reckless if we never deal seriously with sin and judgment?
John & Charles received hardcore childhood education from their mom, and they saw that as the best way to teach kids the faith. None of this Montessori, Rousseau-ian crap where children actually get to HAVE a childhood.
Here is an amazing online copy of John Wesley’s translation of Instructions for Children.