Monthly Archives: March 2014

Age of Accountability

Insightful! God is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance. Man will be judged according to what he/she understands. But those who know that Jesus died to take the punishment for their sin must answer one day as to whether or not they believed and received this sacrifice. Thanks for the post, Hal!

Hal Chaffee

Moreover your little ones and your children, who you say will be victims, who today have no knowledge of good and evil, they shall go in there; to them I will give it, and they shall possess it. – Deut 1:39


As Moses speaks to the children of Israel and begins to recount to them what has happened among them and to them for the past 40 years in the desert, he gives us an important clue to understanding the doctrine of accountability. He mentions the children, of whom he says ‘have no knowledge of good and evil.’ Isaiah also mentions something like this in Isaiah 7:

before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good… – Isa 7:16

The question I would like to bring up here is: Is there an age of accountability? In other words, is there time when people become responsible for…

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