How Innocent are Babies?
In Australia, seemingly innocent rabbits are pests because their
ancestors did something contrary to nature: they became inhabitants of
the Australian bush. Though cute, it is inevitable that as a baby feral
rabbit matures it will damage the ecology. Likewise, when we were born we,
too, were adorable and too weak and too dumb to sin, the darling of God’s
heart, but it was inevitable that we would contribute to this world’s
suffering lying, cheating, slandering, etc the moment we gained the
strength and intellect to do it. That’s because our ancestors abused their
God-given responsibilities. There’s no point blaming them or God. Had our
ancestors been removed before genetically transmitting their predisposition
to wrongdoing, we would never have been born.