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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Opus 2017-221: Digging into Deuteronomy: Age of Accountability

(Deuteronomy 1:39 KJV)  Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.

There are a number of questions that sincere believers have.  One involves people who die without hearing the gospel.  Another, which this verse deals with, is “At what age does a person become responsible for their moral choices”.  Or to put it another way, what is the “age of accountability?”

In the context we see that the nation of Israel, except for Caleb and Joshua, have refused to trust the Lord to lead them into the Promised Land.  As a result God has withdrawn the promise from that generation and said that none of them would live to see it.  In His mercy and grace God explained that you don’t held the children responsible for the actions of the parents.  He excludes the children from the curse.

The key is the ability to know the difference between good and evil.  What is that age?  It would be different for everyone.  Children mature at different speeds.  I think that a lot of children are aware before we want to admit but God knows when we question.  I think this also would apply to those who are mentally deficient.  Again, God will know.

If you are reading this I would assume you are old enough to know good from evil.  God waits for you to decide whether the promise or the curse applies to you.

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