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Does Psalm 51 imply that an unborn child will have no sin? Assuming that is true, are there any denominations that support that all unborn children have salvation? Is there newer scripture (in the NT) that reverses this?

Psalm 51:3-5 ESV

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.

Behold, (K)I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalm 51:3-5 CEV

I know about my sins, and I cannot forget my terrible guilt.

You are really the one I have sinned against; I have disobeyed you and have done wrong. So it is right and fair for you to correct and punish me.

I have sinned and done wrong since the day I was born.

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Neither. The child is guilty before conception. As soon as the child is able to perform an moral action the child sins. Why? Because the guilt is passed onto the child before it exists, as it (humanity) died and inherited guilt for sin in Adam. This is the historical doctrine known as 'original sin'. –  Mike May 11 '13 at 2:06
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I think the moderator edit made this a more confusing question. Dan has an interesting idea here, but I think it needs much rewording. –  pterandon May 11 '13 at 12:48
    
Source of question: I asked this question because I was thinking about my wife. She had a miscarriage with twins at 14 weeks - pretty rough on her. It made me think, "are those children in hell because they never accepted Jesus?" @Mike's comment would suggest that be true. It's a horrible thought to have. –  The Freemason Aug 15 '13 at 12:55
    
@DanAndrews - I do not think theology is meant to answer every question. God is a person that we believe not a set of well organized dogma. Sometimes when it 'seems' that a loved one such as parents, spouse, infants are 'going to hell' it is our duty to have 'hope against hope' knowing God can raise from the dead. That's how Abraham was willing to kill his son by faith without clear reason. Faith rises higher then our ability to explain it. Cheers. –  Mike Aug 15 '13 at 13:15
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No, Psalm 51:5 does not claim that an unborn child is sinless, quite the opposite, it says (in every translation I checked except the CEV) that they were either "conceived in sin" or "sinful since conception" which I would take to be equivalent in any case.

We are tainted by Adam's curse at conception; at no point are we without sin until we are washed of it by the blood of Christ. Therefore unborn children are as much destined to hell as any unrepentant sinner outside of the womb.

That said, there is the doctrine of the "age of accountability" that many Christians hold to, which while not strictly part of this question may be relevant to the overall answer.

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Good answer and very close to what I'd consider as the selected answer. Please add some references to strengthen your answer. –  The Freemason May 13 '13 at 12:38
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