Common Sense Commentary: Every human being is responsible for himself and his own actions, to His Creator God. It was built into God's plan for man from the beginning of his creation in the "image and likeness" of his Creator God.(Gen.1:26-27). When God created Adam, He put into his nature a small fraction of God's image and likeness. Since God is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent, with a Sovereign Will, He gave us a little bit of His likeness in "power. knowledge and presence, and with a little bit of free will to decide and make choices for ourselves. He delegated to each of us these small likenesses to Himself as a blessing and means of surviving, succeeding, serving, obeying and worshiping Him... by choice. But with these "image and likeness" blessings, given by God's sovereign will, He also made us "accountable" for using them properly, according to his will not our own. All of this was done within God's sovereign will and He will not violate His own "creative", sovereign will by forcing us to cease from our self will and always do righteously. We are "accountable" for our will and our own actions ... not someone else's. We are all stewards or managers of everything under our control, be it thoughts, words, actions, possessions, positions and our own eternal souls and personal relationship with God.
As with everything else God established and decreed, this too is perverted by men and counterfeited by Satan. It is within the fallen, sinful nature of people to greedily struggle for the power, knowledge. presence and personal will, for our own selfish use; but to reject the responsibility and accountability which goes with those blessings.
"And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward." Luke 16:2.
"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God." Rom.14:12.
"Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you. Who (they) shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead." 1 Peter 4:4-5.
Here is an example of depraved human misuse and abuse of the "image and likeness" blessings of God, but rejection of the responsibility and accountability , to God, for the consequences of misuse. This blatant denial and spiritual blindness to sin might be called spiritual insanity or simply stupidity.
This was a featured story on News Channel 8, WFLA in Tampa, FL The quote, "Sombody has to be held accountable for my 15 children" says it all.