I had started to post this in another forum but as I was doing the list items, I saw that, inevitably arguments presented here will be about the subect within the context of Arminianism and Calvinism so I am posting this here isntead. In another thread in this forum we were discussing about unborn infants who die or are killed before death, todllers or young babies/infants who die before at least late childhood, and those who are mentally incompetent. These groups came up in relation to a question posed to Arminians regarding their insistence that God saves on the basis of one's response to the Gospel message. Sometime during the resulting argumentations and debates, the age of accountability was brought up. KoreaHog posted the following, which I am quoting here with his permission: Here is my argument regarding the age of accountability. There is no such thing as an age of accountability; I agree with KoreaHog that all men are born totally depraved. The elect as well as the unelect are born in enmity with God; However, the elect will be regenerated by God in His own time and will therefore not remain in enmity with God; Further, the elect, after their regeneration, stand justified before God as if they have never sinned since all their sins, past, present and future have been judged in Christ, and therefore, sins they commit while in the flesh have no more eternal consequences for them, though it has timely consequences ; That premise now being laid, the elect infants who do grow into late childhood and on to adulthood, and who will without fail be regenerated, and who have had their sins covered by the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, therefore, by principle, even before their birth, stand justified in Christ before God, and will not have to account for their sins, and so, have no age of accountability that they have to go past; Under the same premise, the unelect infant who goes on into early childhood and into adulthood will inevitably be judged for their known and unknown sins since they have no sin-bearer, nobody who stood in their behalf and took their sins from them, and they have had no intercessor from eternity past and on to before eternity future. Likewise, they have no age of accountability to go into since they are always accountable for their sins. I have only one thing to ask. I am growing tired of the uncivil attitudes we are displaying towards one another in this forum. Please. No sarcasm. No snide references to the Calvinist God or to the Arminian God as if one or the other had another lesser and more sinister God. I believe that if one is elect, one is elect, whether he likes it or not, whether he agrees with it or not, whether he calls himself Calvinist or Arminian or SDA or Holiness this or that. The elect are all children of the same God and in eternity this will be manifested. Let us observe this, and everything will be fine. Thank you.