Catechism for Converting Paedocommunionists

Q. 77.  Does God discriminate between men – and women and children? A. 77.  Very clearly!   In Deuteronomy 20:13, He calls for the death only of weapon-bearing enemy males (cf. Exodus 12:3f and 12:37) but not of their women and children.

Q. 78.   Does Deuteronomy 12:6-18 teach women and children co-sacrificed with men? Q. 78.   No.   It teaches men sacrificed, but women and children merely co-rejoiced – while unclean people too might co-eat meat from unsacrificial and unsacramental offerings.

Q. 79.   And what does Deuteronomy 16:1-15 teach? A. 79.   First, that only the Passover is here called a sacrifice; second, that all the men shall appear thrice annually at the Feasts of the Passover and of Weeks and of Tabernacles; and third, that then "every man shall give as he is able."