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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

This is the "terminus" of this article:

WHEN A CHILD DIES, IN THE WOMB OR AT BIRTH, OR IN THE FEW YEARS AFTER BIRTH , THEY GO TO HEAVEN?
part ten

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
Even if the parents are not Christians, children will 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.

  • 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.
A few web sites on this subject:
http://www.galatians5.com/Baby.htm
Did My Baby Go To Heaven?
http://radongas.blogspot.com/2006/06/response-to-john-stebbe-infant.html
A Response to John Stebbe - Infant Salvation
http://www.biblestudymanuals.net/children.htm
CHILDREN - DO THEY GO TO HEAVEN?
http://www.albertmohler.com/commentary_read.php?cdate=2005-01-05
In the Shadow of Death--The Little Ones Are Safe With Jesus
http://www.sfpulpit.com/2007/06/04/the-age-of-accountability/
"The ""Age of Accountability"
http://tonykummer.wordpress.com/2005/11/25/childhood-conversion-and-age-of-accountability-part-1-introduction/
Responses to "Childhood Conversion and Age of Accountability"
http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/search?query=%22Baby%22
A picture of baby in womb
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This has been a long article, and I am sure raises a lot of good questions about the subject of children.
Thanks for the emails that I have received about this article. If you would like the whole article in one post. I have Corel word perfect and would be glad to e mail the article to you.