In a previous post “Children – the really young ones” I mentioned just “off the cuff” that I believe that children are born with pure clean hearts and as they grow older all the adults around them scar their little hearts.
I had one commenter that began her post by agreeing me but then “spanked me” with the ole “We are all born into sin so the babies are not pure Theology.” She used a couple of OT verses to back up her argument.
That got me to thinking (something I do quite often). Christ died on the cross and took on ALL of our transgretions. He paid the price for ALL SIN past, present and future.
So here’s my question; if new born babies are born “into sin” at what point are they forgiven of the sin they are born into?
I give you these verses to review:
Col 1:14In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Col 1:20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Eph 1: 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
11In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Eph 2: 14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
I have always been taught the “sin nature” Theology. But now I’m wondering if Jesus died for all sin, why not ALL sin? And if not all sin how are these babies forgiven?
15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
So once again, if Jesus’ blood covers ALL sin at what point does the “born into sin” Theology over ride what was done on the cross?
What am I missing?