This is the finishing point to this article:
THOSE THAT DO NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO BELIEVE IN OR REJECT CHRIST AS SAVIOR CANNOT BE CONDEMNED BUT MUST BE SAVED UNTO ETERNAL LIFE
- If we are only punished for "actual sin" and not imputed sin, it would stand to reason that we are only rewarded for "actual righteousness" and not imputed righteousness.
That’s one of the problems I have with going beyond the Scripture and proclaiming all dead infants go to Heaven.
- "If we are only punished for "actual sin" and not imputed sin, it would stand to reason that we are only rewarded for "actual righteousness" and not imputed righteousness."
- And you are absolutely right. Reason would demand every fallen sinful person be justly condemned for their imputed sin. But this does not take into consideration the grace of God, by which any are saved. Christ’s imputed righteousness is an actual righteousness, that God condescends to apply to His elect. We are not "rewarded" at all. Rather we receive mercy in place of justice.
- There is no violence offered to either the grace of God or the justice of God in my position. The fact that God graciously reserves His wrath for positive sinful and willful disobedience manifests both His justice and His mercy.
Did My Baby Go To Heaven?
A Response to John Stebbe - Infant Salvation
CHILDREN - DO THEY GO TO HEAVEN?
In the Shadow of Death--The Little Ones Are Safe With Jesus
"The ""Age of Accountability"
Responses to "Childhood Conversion and Age of Accountability"
A picture of baby in womb