When Infants Die They Go To Heaven!
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So first of all, the character of God teaches us that little children go to heaven. Secondly, the condition for salvation, which is to reject the gospel, teaches us that if a child is not capable of rejecting the gospel then certainly God has provided for him in grace. Now, thirdly, I want you to look with me at the compassion of the Savior. The compassion of the Savior. When you study the life of the Lord Jesus, you discover at once that he had an incredible love for children. He demonstrated that love on so many different occasions. Here are some passages in the gospels that express the compassion of Jesus Christ the Savior for children.
And I want you to notice, and I'm gonna emphasize this as I read them, how many times in these passages we read the word or the phrase, "children" or "little children". Not "children" only, but "little children". Matthew 19:13 and 14: "Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.'" "Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, 'Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.'"
Luke 18: "Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them," notice the word has changed from little children in this text. Now the word is a different word for children and it means infants, little babies. "Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, 'Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.'"
Are you getting a picture for the love that Jesus has for children? "At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, 'Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' Then Jesus called a little child to Him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives a little child like this in My name receives Me.'"
Now, I want you to notice this next phrase: "Even so". Let's read this out loud together. "Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish". Now, if I didn't have anything else in all the Bible but that one phrase, I'd be okay. "It is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should perish". There you have strong evidence, a strong, unambiguous statement of the Savior. He is not willing that one of these little ones should perish. If that was all I had, I'd build my hope on that alone. The Lord Jesus has compassion for little children and infants and is not willing that even one of them should perish.