The Age of Accountability RECOGNITION

In the Bible, there is no “age of accountability.” There is no description of there being a time in one’s life when one is suddenly accountable to God, just because one has gotten older. In other words, in scripture you will not find that the gaining of such culpability is due to age. No, according to scripture we are all born in sin, held accountable to God from conception, whether we recognize it or not. Age is not an excuse…

Psalms 51:5 (HCSB)

“Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;

I was sinful when my mother conceived me.”

That quote was written by David. God considered David to be a man after His own heart (1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22), even though David was a sinner.


Because, David did not shy away from recognizing who he was in comparison to God. David embraced his culpability. He acknowledged that…

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