An ingredient that ought to be thrown into anyone’s stew if they are cooking up a theology about faith in children is this:
Infants are called to keep the law; infants can break the law.
Cursory examples are:
Gen 17 – Circumcision
Positive: Infants required to recieve circumcision;
Negative: he who did not receive circumcision is considered “cut off from his people”
Jdg 13 – Nazarite Vow
Positive: Samson required to be a Nazarite “from the womb”;
Negative: Samson must not drink alcohol – so his MOTHER could not drink it while he was in the womb, because it would cause HIM to break the command.
Ability to break the law does not necessarily imply ability to keep the law.
Ability to keep the law externally does not imply internal regeneration.
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