I was asked the following question in an email, pursuant to the thread on whether or not a baby can sin. If you had baby Jesus and another baby, could you tell the difference? Would Jesus cry less? What is the sinful behavior that the other baby would be engaging in, that Jesus wouldn't have been doing? My position is that a babe in arms (let's say, for the sake of argument, for the first three months of life after birth, which puts it a full year from the date of conception) cannot sin. They simply react. They have sin nature which will show itself soon enough, but there is no possible sin a tiny thing like that can do. I have, of course, been slammed by the Calvinists for being unscriptural. As a mother and a grandmother I have to say I have seen no way imaginable anything a little baby does can be called a sin. As a Christian, I read that Jesus said all the little ones are His, which means their sin natures are covered by His sacrifice completely. It is in the course of this context that the question above was asked. I posted it at the end of the babies sinning thread and there were two responses: one that babies sin because the Bible says so and the other quoting from "Away in the Manger" which was written over a thousand years later and is a tad romanticized, I think. So I am curious about responses to this question I was asked: if we were to see the tiny infant Jesus, what differences would there be from any other tiny baby? How would the behavior be different?