- Mar 15, 2017
Why do you equate purity with perfection? Babies are entirely reliant on their parents, they are pure in every sense of the word. Toddlers go through a series of developmental changes which results in the 'terrible twos' phase. They simply are learning to make sense of the world around them and they act instinctively. They aren't trying to actively cause malice, it's a child which doesn't know any better.If they are born pure...then why do parents have to teach kids anything? That doesn’t make sense to me...and how does being pure change...if you are born pure..shouldn’t you stay pure?
Is stealing still a sin even if that’s the circumstance? Its still stealing.
Which brings me to the point that we are born sinners...since its natural for us.
The foolproof way is through grace, by faith in Jesus.
So no, children do not sin...you have to teach them to navigate their feelings and vent in healthy ways because nobody is born with advanced faculties of reasoning.
You can't stay pure because as you get older, you develop a separate sense of self and identity which causes you to rebel against your caregivers. Aka the dreaded puberty phase...again, it is totally natural and it allows teens to rely on their own faculties of logic and reasoning. Of course, they'll make mistakes but they have to in order to learn from it. As humans, we usually know better (in year 10 I should've known not to fall for the charms of the local heartthrob) but does that mean we follow our intuition or actually just do what we feel?
It is clear that my interpretation of sin is very different to yours so I won't bother going into detail tbh. All I'll say is, you say we're natural born sinners, so you are a sinner by default of said statement, yet somehow, you are different to other sinners such as myself?