Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

If you're younger (lets say like 11 or below) and you commit sins does God judge/punish that the same as an adult?

I know sin is sin and you got to hell because of it but I'm curious

13 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    If you have the ability to know right from wrong, then you typically bear the responsibility and guilt for your sins.

  • 1 month ago

    No, he takes our faculties and experiences into account.

  • sarah
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    no, we all have forgivness at any age.  The story of the prodical son is a classic example of that.  Repent and turn around and do good and God forgives you.  Your new life cam start right now.  Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

  • Misty
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    All gods are myths, death is the end.

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  • It is true that age has its limitations, but it is also true that, if the boy feels inside himself, that what he is doing is not good, his own conscience accuses him that it is a sin. For this reason, he can be judged, but if he repents, and asks God for forgiveness, his sins will be erased.

    Hell can only be reached if the sinner refuses to convert to God, and to ask Him for forgiveness; if you then wish to sin, you will surely go to hell.

    Note: When you see @. Misty: Can you tell him? Thank you!

  • 1 month ago

    If the parents of any baby or child under the age of discretion are born again Christians who love God, then the children are automatically holy (1 Corinthians 7:14).  This implies that children born of non-Christians are unholy.

    Even if there is only ONE parent who has the remnant of the Holy Spirit in them, the children are automatically godly offspring (Malachi 2:15) - which implies that the offspring of parents who do not worship or respect God their Creator are automatically ungodly.

    However, even though all children are covered by their parents whilst they are young, this spiritual covering of godly, Christian parents, automatically ceases once the child grows up and leaves home.  Once we become independent of our parents, then we must make our own personal, individual decision to follow, believe in, receive and obey Christ as our Saviour, otherwise, we are not saved.

    The criteria for going to heaven in eternity is believing in, loving and worshipping and receiving Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour whilst we still live in this world.  It's too late after death.  Jesus Christ died for everyone because it's not God's will that anyone perish but that ALL should come to repentance but if anyone refuses Christ's wonderful sacrifice for our sins, then that's our own fault and we will be sent to Hell's flames of torment in eternity because we were unwilling to receive the only sacrifice there is for our sins.  Jesus Christ is the only Saviour, there is no other, for there is no other name under heaven, given amongst men whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

    If we refuse Jesus Christ, then we must pay for our own sins in Hell for eternity.  It's our choice though.  We have free will and God wants us saved.  So remember that, because it's important.  Paying for your own sins in Hell for eternity will be dreadful punishment for those who were too proud and therefore refused to repent of their sins and be saved

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Religions are all man-made scams to keep people obedient to their masters/lords, kings/priests, etc.  They invented the word 'sin' to scare people like you.  

    Once we're dead, we're dead.  Game over.

    Just enjoy your life, harm no-one, be kind, obey the law and live the best life that you can.  Hell, like heaven, doesn't exist.

  • 1 month ago

    In Islam, a person is not liable for their deeds until they reach puberty.

  • Kin
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    No, a child younger than 15 is sinless and very innocent. And any good deeds a child does, it goes to their parents.. they get the credit until age 15.

  • Where Church and Science Meet

    You probably didn’t know there was a scientific reason of why kids do not receive communion until 7 or 8 years old. It is because that is considered “the age of reason”, when a human being is first responsible for their moral actions (and needs forgiveness). 11 is way past the age of reason unless there is severe mental handicap. So yes a 9, 10, 11 year could commit a damnable sin

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