Saturday, November 19, 2011

Do All Babies Go To Heaven When They Die?

 One of the things that really freaks me out is how so many Christians invent, believe, and teach so many doctrines that simply have no scriptural authority.  And this is one of them.  Since the bible is silent (or at least unclear), we like to imagine that a kind, loving god would certainly act the way we think he should act.  But that is not the God of the bible.  

Nowhere in scripture can you find the concept of sinlessness before an "age of accountability" or any other free pass to heaven for any class of people including unborn babies who are aborted.

This question is divisive and explosive and lots of people get really angry about it.  But the Bible is clear; even babies are conceived in iniquity and born in sin. 

So, let God be God.  You're not.  Just believe Him when He speaks and trust Him when He is silent.

H.T. to The Contemporary Calvinist


The Blainemonster said...

I read that piece last week and loved it. 'I don't know' is a great answer. Perhaps all these little ones are elect, but...I don't know. And yeah, the 'age of accountability' is a common phrase in my denomination, but it's just not Scriptural. People act like somehow it is.

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

@ The Blainemonster,

That subject came up this morning in my older adult Sunday School Class. Unbelievable! Lots of wishful thinking and emotionalism but not much objective Biblical truth.