Then, when the commandment came that is, when he understood the commandment against lusting - Romans 7: Is the law sin? Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: I believe this is a description of Paul passing from a state of innocence into a state of personal accountability to God.
He realized what sin was and that he was guilty. Up until then, he was alive.
At that point, he died. He was not saved before, but he had not yet died to God either. If he had physically died before this spiritual death, he would have gone to be with God because he was alive to Him. He belonged to God until his willful sin separated him from God. This is the condition of every baby. They are alive unto God until they die in sin. Though what follows is experiential not a proof , I have seen evidences in young children that made me believe that they were alive to God in ways that we do not understand.
My own son as a toddler prayed long loving prayers to God when we allowed him to say grace at the table. Then, one day, it just stopped. It was as if he no longer had that relationship. Thankfully, he got saved later and is serving God today.
But I have seen indications of this in other children. They are not separated from God as we are.
They have never sinned in the way that we do as adults. They have a sin nature and that is obvious. But they initially do not understand the willfulness of their actions. I do not try to define the age of accountability, but I think it is there.
And I am confident that those children who die in the womb, in infancy, or as very young children, will be in heaven to meet us when we arrive. King David gives us a important proof in his life and actions. Because of an adulterous relationship with Bathsheba, she had given birth to a son. God, in judgment on David, told David that his son would die. David fasted and pleaded with God for the life of the son. David's servants were so worried about him, that they feared to tell him when the child died.
Yet, when David discovered the fact, he washed, changed his clothes, and sat down to eat. When the servants expressed their surprise, he responded, "While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: Have the children tell several ways they are or will be accountable. This could include being kind to friends; telling the truth; being modest; attending Church meetings; avoiding alcohol, drugs, and tobacco; or keeping promises they make.
Have the children with the book and ball account to you for their actions with those objects. Have them return the items to you, and praise them if they have done well.
Student growth on standardized tests. This activity is a fun one that enables you to learn how your students view themselves. The Anti-Nephi-Lehies were faithful to their promise even when other people were trying to kill them. To be accurate, evaluators should be trained to ensure consistency in scoring. This is also about the time when teaching salaries began to increase and more and more men top-bread winners of the family came into the field of teaching. Print the word accountable on the chalkboard, and say the word aloud. Post the silhouettes to create a sense of "our homeroom.
Conclude by telling the class that this is an important time in their lives, but they are not alone. They have parents and leaders to guide and help them. They also have Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to love them and guide them.
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After baptism, they have the Holy Ghost to prompt them continually. Encourage the children to show more and more that they are learning to be responsible and to account for what they do. Help them to understand that they will make mistakes. But they can repent and do better each day with the help of the Holy Ghost. Bear testimony that Heavenly Father loves all of his children. For this reason, he has planned a way for us to grow and become more like he is. Express again your confidence in each one of the children to become more responsible for what he or she does. After the closing prayer, have the child with the candy account to you.
Then have the child give a piece of candy to each class member. Choose from the following activities those that will work best for your children. You can use them in the lesson itself or as a review or summary. Give each child a turn to finish one of the following situations in a way that shows that the child is being responsible. You may use the following situations or make up your own. You are going to play outside. It is very cold. Mother tells you to wear a coat. Father tells you that if you remember to clean part of the house on Saturday morning, you can go to a ball game with him that evening.
Your friends want you to share your toys with them. They are sharing with you. You are helping Mother bake cookies.
She reminds you not to touch the pan until it is cool. Father asks you to help him in the garden. You yell at him and run to be with your friends. Your Primary teacher asks you to sit reverently and sing the songs. Have the children draw pictures of things they are accountable for doing. An article of baby clothing, such as a shoe, hat, or sweater. Chalk, chalkboard, and eraser. Invite a child to give the opening prayer. Hold up the article of baby clothing you brought. What can you do now that you could not do when you were a baby?
What do the letters on our class ring stand for? Tell the following story in your own words: Continue with the story: How were the Anti-Nephi-Lehies responsible for what they did? Relate the following situation you might want to have a child go through the actions: Who is accountable for teaching you to pray? Who is accountable for saying your prayers? Who is accountable for teaching you the lessons in Primary? Who is accountable for learning what your Primary teacher teaches? Who is accountable for the way you act in Primary?
Who is accountable for keeping your baptismal covenants? Invite a child to give the closing prayer. Your mother asks you to watch your little sister. Your friend or his older brother asks you to drink some beer. You are not dressed appropriately and you want to go outside.
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