JESUS-ORIGINAL SIN-SIN NATURE- AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY?by steve finnell
The false doctrine of original sin is believed by a billion + believers in Jesus Christ. The doctrine of original sin is that all mankind, since Adam and Eve, are born guilty of Adam's sin and are born with a sin nature. The truth is all mankind have been born sinless and are born with the free-will to do good or evil.
Isaiah 7:14-16 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. 15 He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good. 16 For before the boy will know enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken.(NASB)
Yes, Jesus had an age of accountability. He was not born a sinner nor born with a sin nature. Jesus was born with a free-will.
What was the age of accountability? I do not know, however, Jesus was teaching in the temple at age 12. (Luke 2:39-52)
Hebrews 2:9-17.....17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.(NASB)
Jesus was made like all men. He was not guilty of Adam's sin. He was not born with a sinful nature. He was born with an age of accountability.
No person has been born with the guilt of Adam's sin. Men are not born with a sin nature. All men have an age of accountability. Jesus was made like all men.
The difference is Jesus lived a sinless life. (1 John 3:5) All men are guilty of sin, however, they are only guilty of the sins they themselves commit. ( Romans 3:23) Men have free-will. They can chose to do good or evil. They can chose to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior or they can reject Him.