Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Are My Children Still Saved?

Q. My question regards the age of accountability and homosexuality. After reading your answers on age of accountability being around 13 (or puberty) I can logically agree with that. My question is; what if the child accepts Christ prior to the age of accountability (for themselves). For instance my daughter accepted Christ and was baptized by her own choice around 8 years of age. She is now 28 years old and does not believe Jesus is the only way to heaven and she is also a lesbian. Does once saved always saved apply to her? I pray for her consistently as well as her brother who is 30 with a similar experience except he is not gay. Are my children saved because they were saved and showed evidence by fruits at the time? Or because it was before the age of accountability is their salvation in question?

A. First of all Once Saved Always Saved applies to everyone. There are no exceptions. Second, 13 is the age used in the Jewish religion for accountability. There’s no mention of a specific age in either the Old or New Testaments. Most scholars interpret it to be the age at which a child can understand the concept of sin and salvation. If your children were intellectually mature enough to know what they were doing when they asked for salvation then they’re still saved. If they’ve wandered off, the Lord has promised to bring them back. He said He would never lose even one of us. Remember, He knew every sin of our lives before we came to be, and died for all of them. Nothing we do is ever a surprise to Him. Keep praying for them. It won’t be in vain.


No comments: