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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

WILL MY GRANDDAUGHER GO TO HEAVEN AND WHY?
Part Five
REDEEMING GRACE COMES FROM GOD
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It is my belief that God redeems those little ones that have been murdered in infancy, and those who have died naturally in the womb before birth. I believe that His grace reaches out and takes those little ones to be with Himself, because the Bible is clear.


The Bible teaches that people go to Hell because they do not believe, and Hell is for those who reject God and who reject Christ. This is something an unborn infant could never do. So God, not having a just basis, either internally, or externally, by virtue of the attitude or the action of an unborn child, would have no basis on which to sentence them to hell (except for the depravity they inherited in Adam, which is never a cause for damnation apart from its evidence in behavior or attitude). God must then embrace them into His own kingdom.


As I have said, millions, most likely billions, of little souls have died in our human history. And as we have said, any death from the point of conception on is the death of a person; and persons have eternal souls.


The book "Empty Arms" states that 25% of all human conceptions do not complete the twentieth week of pregnancy.

  • One out of four conceived dies
  • 75% of fatal deaths occur in the first twelve weeks.
  • Neonatal death (that means, death in the womb) Paranatal death (means at the time of birth) occurred in massive numbers.

Of course the highest infant mortality occur in the poorest and most primitive nations. All these are eternal souls.


WHERE ARE THEY?


A Parent has the right to know. What do you tell a parent who has lost a child during pregnancy or as a child.

  • They are either in Hell or in Heaven, because they are eternal souls.

REACTION TO THE DEATH OF A CHILD


There was an article called "Mental Reactions to Parantal Death" and it chronicles the parental reaction to the loss of a baby around the time of birth.

  • 60% of the parents surveyed were angry
  • 50 % of the men felt guilt-90% of the women felt guilt abut the death of their child
  • 75 % were irritable
  • 65-70% of the parents lost their appetite
  • 80 to 90% lost their sleep
  • 95 to 100 % of them felt a profound and deep sadness


I can tell you in Charity and my case and in that of our family, that there are some amazing impacts of this on the life of parents.


So whether you are looking on the broad scale, of millions of these little souls dying, or you look at the individual level and you see the anguish or sorrow and sadness that it brings into the life of a family, either perspective cries out for an answer.


DOES THE BIBLE HAVE AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION "WHERE ARE THESE LITTLE ONES?" SIMPLE ANSWER: YES
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Birth is an act of God. Every birth is from God, by His will and for His purpose.
Cf Psalms 22:9 "Yet thou art He who did bring me forth from the womb; you did make me trust when upon my mother’s breast; upon thee I was cast from birth. You have been my God from my mother’s womb!"


As we have stated before here, David acknowledged that life came from God and when that life survived the womb and the birth and actually began to live, it was a life that God had allowed to live. No death occurs apart from the purpose of God. No life occurs apart from the purpose of God.
Originally, in the beginning, with God in creation there was no death. Adam and Eve were given the power to procreate, to produce life in a deathless world. They were to be fruitful and multiple and fill the earth, and they would literally produce life in a deathless world so that no life conceived would ever die.


Let’s see, 10,000 years of procreation and no deaths. How many would that be?
As we know when Adam and Eve did sin, death came on all people. Therefore, death to infancy and in childhood.


There is the educated guess that says that as many as half of the people ever conceived die before they reach any level of maturity.


SO HOW DOES GOD DEAL WITH THEM?
DO THEY GO INSTANTLY TO HEAVEN?
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next time
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