While the term “age of accountability” never appears in Scripture, the concept is most definitely covered1,2,3,4,5,7,8,10,11. There is only one place in Scripture where we know a specific age when one recognized their accountability before God7. There are many passages indicating that children are generally innocent or even unaware of evil1,2,4,8 (refuting the false doctrine of “original sin”). However, there is some point at which they are able to understand what is required of them3 after hearing God’s word3,9,10,11. At that point, they can choose evil or good5 – a choice for which all will be judged.
*Also noting two passages6,9 sometimes raised in this context but not applicable based on their context.