Daniel Akin & Al Mohler’s Denial of Original Sin

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned— Romans 5:12

Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Seminary, along with Al Mohler have written a position on infant death. I think it’s important here to recognize that their arguments are a basic denial of original sin, namely, that all who are born in Adam as their federal head and representative are guilty of trespass before God, His Law, and stand in condemnation at birth. This is not “hyper-calvinism” but a very biblical foundation of the Christian faith – Man stands condemned because he was born in Adam!

Akin states in his article:

I believe that there are good reasons biblically and theologically for believing that God saves all who die and who do not reach a stage of moral understanding and accountability.

Pray tell, dear reader, where in all of Scripture does God teach us an age of moral understanding or an age accountability? It doesn’t! The Bible is to be believed, not reasoned according to our preferences.

Akin goes on to say:

People go to hell because they choose in willful rebellion and unbelief to reject God and His grace. Children are incapable of this kind of conscious rejection of God. Where such rebellion and willful disobedience is absent, God is gracious to receive.

Again, Akin denies original sin, condemnation and death through the federal headship of the first Adam. Amazing. And this man is a leader in the Church!?

Scripture teaches us that all mankind stands condemned in being born in the first Adam. There is no need for moral responsibility nor ‘willful disobedience’ in order to be sinful. We all were born, conceived in sin, and condemned before God Almighty – at birth!

In short, one does not have to be ‘willfully disobedient’ to God to stand condemned before Him. Birth is all that is necessary.

Lord, help your church to realize ignorant teaching!!!!!!