Article - Are Babies Sinners? (Part 2)
The Bible is clear that babies are not sinners for the following additional reasons (see part 1 for reasons 1-4): 5) God gives babies their human spirits and makes them in His own image (Genesis 1:26-27; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Acts 17:25; Hebrews 12:9). God is not the giver or source of sin (James 1:13, 17); 6) The Scriptures indicate that sin is chosen (not inherited) by humans at some moment during their “youth” (not at conception or infancy, Genesis 8:21: Job 13:26; Isaiah 7:16; Jeremiah 3:25; 32:30) at which time they are held accountable and spiritually separated from God (Isaiah 7:15-17; Romans 7:7-12); 7) Jesus was conceived as an offspring of King David “according to the flesh” through Mary and was “born of a woman” (Romans 1:3; Galatians 4:4). No baby, including Jesus, is conceived/born a sinner (Hebrews 4:15); 8) To teach/practice original sin or total heredity depravity is to go against the doctrine/authority of Christ who never authorized a baby, whether at conception or at birth, to “be sprinkled with water” (unscriptural definition of baptism) in order to erase a hell-bound “inherited” sin (false doctrine, Matthew 28:18; 2 John 1:9-11). In summary, the Bible teaches that babies are pure, innocent and sinless as they are given life by a sinless God. They are neither mentally/spiritually mature enough to choose to sin and to obey the gospel, nor do they inherit or are held accountable for anyone else’s sin. Since sin has not entered into their lives and separated them from God, they are neither saved nor lost but are spiritually safe in the care of their Creator.
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