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  • Heaven!!! because babies are innocent. Plus sweet :d
  • HEAVEN!!!!!!!! :o)
  • But doesn't the Bible say that we are all born with sin? "For by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, so that ALL have sinned." And the Bible also says that sin cannont enter into Heaven, that to enter heaven a person must ask forgiveness for his sin. So how can a baby who has sinned and not asked forgiveness enter into Heaven?
  • It is my belief that babies and children go to heaven. They have no sin (they are born into sin, but have none of their own until they reach an age of accountability...knows right from wrong). There is nothing more precious than a child in the eyes of God..at least that's what I have been taught.
  • They go to neither. They are what we call neutral. They havent experienced life to determine if they were a good person or not. Therefore, they will be on the waiting line for the next women that will have a baby. For their opurtunity to experience life.
  • I want to believe that they go to Heaven, but I can't find any Bible verses to support it...can anyone help?
  • It depends on who answers. A theist,agnostic or atheist.
  • According to the Qu'ran, they go straight to heaven. I don't know what it says in the bible.
  • "for all have sinned" no time to repent yet no time to commit ones own sins this is a good question. im gonna contact the religious leader at my parents curch and ask him.
  • Neither heaven nor hell. When a baby dies, as with any other human, it goes to the grave.. It is dead, unconscious of anything. The Bible shows us that the dead are conscious of nothing at all, they are dead. Eccl. 9:5: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” Psalm. 146:4: “His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts do perish.” God does not “take” children from their parents, as some have been told. Although the earth produces ample food, selfish political and commercial elements often hinder its distribution to those most in need, resulting in death due to malnutrition. Some children die in accidents, as adults do. But all of us have inherited sin; we are all imperfect. We were born in a system in which everyone—both the good and the bad—eventually dies. (Eccl . 9:5) God ‘yearns’ to reunite children with their parents by means of the resurrection, and lovingly has made provision to do so. See John 5:28, 29; Job 14:14, 15;and compare Jeremiah 31:15, 16; Mark 5:40-42.
  • We know that Jesus had a tender and compassionate heart for the little children and was much displeased when His disciples were hindering them from coming to Him (Mark 10:13-14). We are sure that God has this same kind of compassion, not only for children, but for young infants also. So, the question is, "Will not the God of all the earth do right?" (Genesis 18:25). Concerning a baby who dies---God will do the right thing. The all-wise, loving God will do what is right, in light of God's holy and righteous character. I feel confident in saying that babies who die will be safe in the arms of Jesus and will spend eternity with Him in heaven.
  • Conversation: Do babies go to heaven if they die? star it | 1 comments | May 13, 2008 at 7:43am | email it | 369 reads Do Babies Go to heaven if they die?? From: Phil ------------------------ Where do babies go if they die? The question came while talking about how we are inherently sinful...that even though a baby looks so cute and everyone always says how they are innocent, even they are stained with the sin of Adam. (see Romans 5) So the question was asked and I replied that we have a God that is gracious, understanding, merciful, and compassionate; so thankfully their eternity does not rest in my hands, but instead it rests in the hands of a Just and Holy Father. I have little scriptural support for why a child who dies would go to heaven or hell? Could you help me understand this better? Your bro in Christ, Phil ---------- From: Jeremy Great question! And I think you gave a pretty good answer. All of our souls (including those of babies who die, sometimes before they're even born) rest in the hands of our just and loving heavenly father. I think the passage your referenced definitely addresses the question, at least in part. Although we are born in sin through Adam, the Lord has provided a way for us to be restored in Jesus. "For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous" (Rom 5:19). Paul goes on throughout the letter to the Romans to show that it is the Lord who chooses to bestow mercy on us. From birth, we are born sinners who deserve God's wrath, and yet he doesn't leave everyone in the state we justly deserve. Romans 9 goes into this a lot, but it also tells us in regard to Jacob and Esau, that "though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad - in order that God's purposes of election might continue, not because of works but because of his call - [Rebecca] was told, 'The older will serve the younger.' As it is written, 'Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated'" (Rom. 9:11-13). So even though Jacob and Esau didn't die at birth, the Lord chose to bestow mercy on one and not the other before they were born. Paul says the same thing about himself in Galatians 1:15-16: "But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his son to me...". Psalm 139 is another place that talks about this. The whole psalm is great for talking about how intimately the Lord knows us, like the things we do, the ways we go, the words we will speak before we say them. But it also addresses how God knows us before we are born: "For you formed me in my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am faithfully and wonderfully made ... You saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as of yet there were none of them." One of the things (and there are many) that we see here is that God knows every one of our days. While I think this is a difficult thing for many people, it's what the Bile teaches over and over. And a child's days (even in the womb) are known from before he/she is in the womb. So even if a baby miscarries, is aborted, dies in childbirth, or dies soon after birth, that baby is known intimately by the Lord (the same way every other person is). And while we do not know God's mind in regard to whom he chooses, we do know that he is a just and loving God, slow to anger and abounding in loving-kindness. I think it's also worth noting that the above things I mentioned as to how babies die are are a direct result of sin. But again, Romans 5:17 says, "If, because of the one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ." I hope that helps (and maybe generates a little discussion). Grace and Peace, Jeremy ---------- From: Kevin Wow. I'm a huge fan of Jeremy's response. My sense is that Romans 9 is one of the most helpful passages in this regard. His explanation of the passage is certainly sufficient. I can give you a few extra-biblical words (that are certainly drawn from the Scriptures) from biblical scholars that might add to the discussion. John Calvin's explanation of children who die (either before birth or soon after) is simple enough: those who are God's elect will be with Christ, and those who are not God's elect will not be with Christ. My sense is that if one has issues with the above statement, the objection is more about election than it is the topic at hand. But, again, I would refer people to Romans 9, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion..." and so on through the whole chapter, epsitle, and Bible. As Lee Strobel interviews J. P. Moreland in "The Case for Faith," I think it's most helpful when he states (again, very simply): there is nobody in hell who does not deserve to be there. This again refers to the just nature of God. I think, in regard to any of these topics (salvation, election, babies, etc.), it's good to focus on the Good News of Jesus Christ. It is true that no one is good, not even one. We all deserve God's wrath, the punishment for our sin (Adam's sin, ultimately). Yet, God would choose, by his grace, to send his Son as a sacrifice on our behalf. A substitute for those who believe in him. And even our belief, our faith, is a gift of grace. In truth, he does not have to save anyone. If he didn't, we would still be unable to call him "unfair." That's why the death of Jesus is both the fullness of his justice and the fullness of his mercy at the same time. NOTE: I would be cautious about merely trying to answer the student's question with a bunch of theology. What might be best is to ask some more questions to get at the root of the problem. For example, the student might not want good theology... the student might have a close relative or sibling who died as a baby -- and they're struggling with that. If that's the case, good theology is only somewhat useful, but not as useful as your willingness to listen to their story, pray with them as they struggle with the death of a loved one, the consequences of sin, etc. I believe this is why Jesus answered most questions with a question... he wanted to address the deeper issue involved. Who knows... it just may be a good question. But I would just be cautious, that's all. Kevin ---------- From: Phil Actually Kevin, you're exactly right. The 10th grade girl who asked this question has had two of her baby brothers die of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). I want to be able to support my answer that I gave her with scripture, but at the same time she really is just looking for comfort as she struggles through all this. I searched for this yesterday online and out of all the answers I found two articles that stood out among the rest. One, by Albert Mohler http://www.crosswalk.com/1305866/page1/, who is the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and one about John McArthur's book, Safe in the Arms of God, which apparently deals with this very topic http://www.crosswalk.com/1242285/. They both brought up some interesting references, especially from the OT. Mohler references Deut. 1:35-39, which says that "'Not one of these men of this evil generation shall see the good land that I swore to give to your fathers, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh. He shall see it, and to him and to his children I will give the land on which he has trodden, because he has wholly followed the LORD!' Even with me the LORD was angry on your account and said, 'You also shall not go in there. Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall enter. Encourage him, for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. And as for your little ones, who you said would become a prey, and your children, who today have no knowledge of good or evil, they shall go in there. And to them I will give it, and they shall possess it." So we see here that God treated the children "who today have no knowledge of good or evil" differently. He did not punish them even though their parents had sinned. McArthur refers to the baby of David and Bathsheba, and compares David's reaction to the babies death to his reaction to the death of his son Absalom. In 2 Samuel 12:15-23 we have the story of David going to the Lord on behalf of his sick baby. When the baby dies, David stops mourning and goes and worships and eats, which seems strange. David says in verse 23, "Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me." But when Absalom dies he mourns and weeps bitterly, "And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!" David's reaction here is significantly different. So that is some of what I had found. Jeremy you definitely nailed a huge truth when you showed how God knows us before we are born, and has already chosen us. If people have a problem with that, it's probably with the predestination aspect of it, which is talked about time and time again in scripture. Both articles that I mentioned above talk about the "age of accountability", which, I suppose, is different for each person. I do not feel like I'm ready to support my beliefs with that argument. It just doesn't hold any ground. In Christ, Phil
  • chances are those portraits that show heaven occupied my mostly angels with faces of babies... might be true... who knows?
  • There are many theories, but the Bible is silent. What we do know is that God is just, and that He knows the end from the beginning. We also know that not even a sparrow drops to the ground without God's knowing and we are worth much more than sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7) I lost a child through miscarriage, but never once have I worried for its fate, because I know that our Father in heaven has it in hand.
  • assuming that there is a heaven or hell I would say heaven coz they have had no chance to do wrong
  • Hell! Why should he/she go to the hell?
  • Heaven...;)
  • heaven
  • Straight to heaven and no waiting.
  • Thank you very much. I appreciate the effort and the fact that you followed up with me. :D
  • According to God the age of accountability is 12. Before that, the parents are responsible, so that means, HEAVEN.
  • The atoning power of Christ saves them. babies do not need to be baptized because they have no sin.
  • limbo. havent you seen The Others? ha, no they go to heaven. they have done no sins. unless they were still in the stomach and havent reached 4 months, then it was like they never exsisted.
  • I don't believe babies go to hell.
  • Definitely HEAVEN!
  • Babies are INNOCENTS ... I personally do not reconize Hell .. so that is OUT. I believe that life progresses upward and onward to the seven planes of life with #-7 being Heaven. Thus it would depend what plane of life the baby was born on ; BUT it would definately progress onward and upward ...
  • my girlfriends father is a pastor. and he said that babies are born evil or rather heartless and you mold them into christ followers. well under that rule of thumb....they should go to hell...rigth?
  • heaven,they cant be accountable for stuff if theyre still babies

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