King Benjamin teaches that Jesus Christ, through His atoning sacrifice, pays the price for any wrongdoing by children before they reach an age where they are accountable for their actions.
“I say unto you [little children] are blessed; for behold, as in Adam, or by nature, they fall, even so the blood of Christ atoneth for their sins.” (Mosiah 3:16)
“For behold he judgeth, and his judgment is just; and the infant perisheth not that dieth in his infancy; but men drink damnation to their own souls except they humble themselves and become as little children, and believe that salvation was, and is, and is to come, in and through the atoning blood of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.” (Mosiah 3:18)
-Would a merciful and just God hold children responsible for the things they do wrong before they develop a clear sense of right and wrong?
-In comparison to waiting to baptize until children are old enough to be accountable for their actions, does infant baptism show more, or less, trust in Christ’s redemptive power?
-Is it possible to repent if you are unable to understand what you have done wrong?