Unbelieving Is Sanctified Oct 5, 2020 18:18:31 GMT -5
Post by John on Oct 5, 2020 18:18:31 GMT -5
I will tell you what got me thinking about this particular verse of scripture, as well as it's implications. There was a guest speaker at an Assemblies of God Church I was a member of many years back, and he was teaching on it. He said that the Bible in no place mentions an age of accountability, and that children of Christians are saved because of a covering from their believing parents. He used this scripture to back that up. He said that the children of unbelievers have no covering, and are lost if they die. He mentioned the first born of Egypt and the children that were slain in Canaan as examples. I had no valid way to dispute what he was saying, no matter how difficult it was to hear. That is why I posted the verse, and was interested in different opinions about it. I do appreciate the input so far. It has given me much to consider, and I am interested in anything anyone else can add, preferably using Bible based arguments.
frienduff mentioned how that in the time of Moses, that those who were 20 and under were not held responsible for the actions of their parents, and got to enter Canaan. Does that mean 20 is the age of accountability? Is that where the idea comes from? I think it is a stretch to say that, based on that situation, but I certainly will consider it. The idea that there is this mythical age of accountability based on when a child is old enough to understand the plan of salvation appears no place I am aware of in scripture, but it is taught like it is a fact. Perhaps I am overlooking something? Maybe it is just something that is supposed to be understood, but I would think that something so important would be mentioned in the Bible. Regardless, I sincerely desire all opinions. It may just be one of those things where we have no absolutely clear answers. I will tell you that with any uncertainty, it should give anyone with children another reason to be right with God.