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Featured Do aborted infants go to heaven?

Discussion in 'Debates on Abortion' started by Prisoner No. 6, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Strong in Him

    Strong in Him I can do all things through Christ Supporter

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    No problem. :)
     
  2. Contenders Edge

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    “…they experience a natural bliss because of that. On that hung the theory of limbo since that isn't a bad state to exist eternally. I mean as long as one can't comprehend that there is a better one.”








    And where in the scripture is this “limbo” theory even alluded to?


    As for Sheol, that is another subject altogether but before the death and resurrection of Christ, according to the story of Lazarus and the rich man, (Lk. ) Sheol was divided into two compartments: The comfort side which is was also called Abraham’s Bosom or Paradise, where those who died in faith would be taken and await the day of redemption during which they would then be ushered into the direct presence of God in Heaven and then there was the torment side of Sheol, also known as Hell and as it is still called today. But today, there is only torment there since the “Paradise” side had already served its purpose. (Eph. 4:8-9)


    But before Christ, this “Paradise” side of Sheol would have been where David would have gone and where he would have be reunited with his son who died in infancy. But when Christ who ascended “took captivity captive” (Eph. 4:8-9) as it was written, and took all the spirits of the Old Testament saints to Heaven, what would have been the fate of those innocents to whom sin could not yet be imputed if they didn’t go to Heaven with the righteous who died before Christ had come to carry out his redemptive work?


    As far as scripture is concerned, there are only two places people can go when they die and that is either Heaven or Hell. There is no other place of which it speaks. So when babies and small children die, they can only go to Heaven because sin was never imputed to them due to their inability to comprehend right and wrong and inability to consciously choose between good and evil.


    It would be unthinkable to suggest that those countless innocents would be subject to being forever tormented in Hell; a place reserved only for those who choose wickedness over goodness, enmity against God rather than peace with Him, sin over holiness, and falsehood, over truth.

    That would make God out to be unjust, unmerciful, and cruel.
     
  3. Eloy Craft

    Eloy Craft Myth only points, Truth happened! Supporter

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    The final end of unbaptized infants isn't revealed, hence this thread.

    How would they be in Abraham's bosom?

    Pretty cut and dry for most of us.

    Where is that in scripture?

    When it comes to things God hasn't revealed I try to keep an open mind.

    Whatever God does with children in the womb who have been denied their earthly life it will be good and just. It is good and just because God did it.

    Peace.
     
  4. Contenders Edge

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    “How would they be in Abraham's bosom?”


    Where else would a just God send those who died before reaching the age of accountability if He did not bring them into His direct presence before Christ?


    “Contenders Edge said:

    So when babies and small children die, they can only go to Heaven because sin was never imputed to them due to their inability to comprehend right and wrong and inability to consciously choose between good and evil.



    “Where is that in scripture?”



    The same question was asked concerning your “limbo” theory. But the scripture that gives the best support for babies and small children being granted access to Heaven when they die can once again be found in 2 Samuel 12:23. For further scriptural support, Jesus said of the little children brought to Him: “of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt. 19:14)



    “When it comes to things God hasn't revealed I try to keep an open mind.”



    But is what you are keeping your mind open to consistent with what we know God has revealed to us concerning His character?
     
  5. Eloy Craft

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    Yes but, I don't believe I have much knowledge about God's character compared to what it is. I will most likely be surprised and probably confused by what God reveals. That will be an invitation to enter a mystery and discover God anew. That will be awesome.
     
  6. Contenders Edge

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    Scripture says that we only “know in part” (1 Cor. 13:9) but the Bible still has much to say about the character and attributes of God which is why it is vitally important that we know the Word He has given us well lest we find ourselves being led astray by doctrines that make God out to be what He is not.
     
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