FROM THE PULPIT: Determining children’s age of accountability

Published: Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10:46 AM.

What is the age of accountability? That depends largely on the child’s household.  

Accountability varies according to the child’s training. Some children learn about God and the Lord Jesus very early in life; others learn later.There is no set age for

when a child realizes right from wrong, but whenever the time comes — whether it's 4 or 14 years old — that is when the child must be saved.

Jesus went to the temple at age 12, but that’s not necessarily the age for which a child’s personal responsibility begins.

Jesus went to the temple under Jewish law, which has nothing to do with the age of accountability

The Rev. Raymond Williams is pastor at New Beginnings Church in Crestview.

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