Little Children Who Die Go Straight To Heaven
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I cannot think of anything more agonizing than the death of a child. Someone said the death of a child is like a period before the sentence is finished. But even more agonizing than the death of a child is the question about that child's eternal destination. As we explore the answer to this question, I want to unpack for you four reasons for believing that little children who die go straight to heaven.
First of all, I would like for you to think with me for a moment about the character of God himself. The character of God. The Bible is filled with information about the character of God. That he is given the name "Father" ought to tell us something. There are many things we can summarize about the character of God that drive us to the conclusion that children who die before they can understand the gospel do indeed go to the Father's arms in heaven.
Psalm 86:15: "But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth". Psalm 145 in verse 9: "The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all of His works". These are just two of thousands of verses I could have projected which tell us that the God we serve is a good God. He is good to all and that would certainly include infants. God is fair and God would never judge anyone unfairly.
Some might argue that if we believe this, that would excuse adults who have not heard the gospel. But such reasoning is flawed because both Romans and Psalms teach us that no one is without a witness, that God's Creation is a witness to his existence, and all men are held responsible for that witness. But babies are different. They cannot understand the witness of God. They cannot understand his witness in Creation, and so the grace and mercy of God intercedes on their behalf.