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What is the role of Christian morality in infantilism?

By BitterGrey

Many consider any sexual variation to be in violation of Christian morality, and that all "sinners" who do such things are going to burn in hell. However, this may be an oversimplified approach to the problem. To be more thorough, let's divide the population into three groups: those who are not Christian, those who are Christian but whose Christianity is underdeveloped or dormant, and those whose Christianity is healthy and developed.

To start off with, according to Protestant doctrine, everybody was "sinful" and hell-bound, whether they are infantilist or not (Romans ch. 3 verse 23, or 3:23, and also see 5:12, 1st John 1:10). Christians are saved (both from their sins and from burning in hell) not by how law-abiding they are, but by accepting salvation as a gift from God. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 3:11, Romans 6:23, 3:20, Luke 18:9-14, Hebrews 7:18-19). Does this mean that infantilism is definitely not sinful for this group? No, but it does mean that if those in this group are worried about their sin, they have more important concerns (1st Corinthians 6:9-11).

The next group includes those who believe they have been saved, but are still living as they did before. Being "born again" requires accepting another life, and another "Spirit." To avoid a lengthy explanation, it is clear when someone is drunk because the 'spirits' have a visible influence on him. In a comparable way, those who are lead by the "Holy Spirit," (when it is present, healthy, and developing), tend to be visible (Ephesians 5:18). If someone doesn't show the Spirit, it may still be present and healthy. However, extended 'dry' periods are a bad sign, as it could mean that this person was mistaken about being saved. It could also be that, through neglect, he has backslidden into a state where the Spirit is dormant and unhealthy. Excessive and regular sin plays a role in this neglect, but this includes all sin, not just sexual variations(Ephesians 5:5). The latter case won't burn in hell, but this state is still dangerous, as it is hard to distinguish from the former, which will. Does this mean that infantilism or diaper fetishes are definitely not sinful for this group? Once more, this group is a dangerous place to be, and what is most important is to leave this group, which may mean dealing with one's desires (Romans 8:18).

The last group are the developed and Spiritually healthy Christians. These Christians are not bound by the Old Testament Law that is so often quoted (Galatians 3:23-25). They are also not bound by the judgment of others (1st Corinthians 2:14-15, Titus 1:15, Romans 14:4). This is because they are bound by the Spirit, which has a more perfect form of conscience (Galatians 5:16-18, 5:22-23, 1st Corinthians 6:12). However, they are not perfect and still "sin," but these transgressions are the periodic exception, and not the rule. Does this mean being an adult baby or diaper lover is definitely not sinful for this group? If a person is truly in this group, he isn't going to hell, but he still has to be mindful of his Spiritual health, and that of others, which is where the complexity begins.

In summary, variant sexual practices may be dangerously "sinful", but there are more dangerous things, like neglecting one's salvation. The former gets pointed to often, possibly because it is rare; the latter gets passively accepted and overlooked more often, possibly because it is commonplace.

- Updated:3 July 2014     

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  Reader Comments:
  • Sarcasteak jokes "You ~do~ know that infantilists are the *ONLY* ones who actually get to go to heaven...right? I mean, there is...no question... Matthew 18:3. And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." ...really doesn't get any more precise than that..
  • Kris comments "In the acceptance from God category, you should put that God made man, man made OBJECTS and diapers are just objects, so infantiles shouldn't worry about what others think about it, only what God thinks about it matters, and to him, diapers are only objects... Do you think God would be mad at you if you wore underwear? Then why do you think God would be mad at you or ot accept you if you liked to be infantile."