Are Children Born Sinners? – Nana Yaw Aidoo

Nana Yaw Aidoo

Calvinists answer “yes” to the above question and so do some Gospel preachers that we are acquainted with. However, please consider this syllogism:

Premise 1: The Bible teaches; “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (Jas. 4:17).

Premise 2: The Bible teaches that infants have no knowledge of right and wrong. They are not born with it (Isa. 7:15-16).

Conclusion: Therefore, infants or children are not born sinners or cannot be charged with sin.

This argument is not only sound but also valid and there is simply no escape from the conclusion. The so-called Protestants not influenced by the Bible but John Calvin’s “Institutes of the Christian Religion” are wrong on this issue. We who have pledged to speak as the oracles of God (1 Pet. 4:11), ought to be faithful to our charge (1 Cor. 4:2) and not teach doctrines that reflect on the very nature of God.

Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions” (Eccl. 7:29).

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