Sunday, March 8, 2015
Accountability-Children And The Age Of
Bible Questions Answered:
“Do kids that haven't received Christ go to hell?...”
Tracy/ Seattle, Washington U.S.A.
No, and here are 7 Biblical reasons why.
Little children of the Israelites who rebelled in the wilderness, were not barred from entering the promised land!
Deuteronomy 1: 39 KJV
"Moreover your little ones and your children, who you say will be victims, who today have no knowledge of good and evil, they shall go in there; to them I will give it and they shall possess it"
David believed that his dead child was safe in the hands of God.
II Samuel 12:22-23 KJV
"So he said, 'While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, 'Who can tell whether
The Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me"
Ezekiel 16 describes Jerusalem's sin of sacrificing their little children to the fiery Moabite god, Moloch.
Ezekiel 16: 20-21 NLT
20 “Then you took your sons and daughters—the children you had borne to Me—and sacrificed them to your gods. Was your prostitution not enough?
21 Must you also slaughter My children by sacrificing them to idols?
Almighty God, called the burnt little ones, "MY CHILDREN." They were forever His!
Aborted babies, are forever with The Lord!
Jonah 4:10,11 MSG
10-11 God said, “What’s this? How is it that you can change your feelings from pleasure to anger overnight about a mere shade tree that you did nothing to get? You neither planted nor watered it. It grew up one night and died the next night. So, why can’t I likewise change what I feel about Nineveh from anger to pleasure, this big city of more than 120,000 childlike people who don’t yet know right from wrong, to say nothing of all the innocent animals?”
Lost Israel/ Lost Children:
Jeremiah 31:15-17 NLT
15 This is what The Lord says: “A cry is heard in Ramah— deep anguish and bitter weeping. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted— for her children are gone.”
16 But now this is what The Lord says: “Do not weep any longer, for I will reward you,” says
The Lord. “Your children will come back to you from the distant land of the enemy.
17 There is hope for your future,” says The Lord. “Your children will come again to their own land.
The northern tribes of Israel were carried off by the Assyrians, leaving (Metamorphically speaking) Rachel weeping for her children.
Our Lord used this story when referring to Herod"s slaughter of 2 year old children ...
Matthew 2:18 KJV
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
“ There is hope for your future,” says The Lord. “Your children will come again”
Jesus And Children:
Matthew 18:1-6 KJV
1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in My name receiveth Me.
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Countless souls Rejoicing In Heaven:
Revelation 7:9,10 KJV
9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before The Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto The Lamb.
Reformed Theologian Charles Hodge, speaking of this verse, maintained that the number was so large because many, many, many were innocent children, whom God in His mercy and love had taken.
How carefully we must regard children!
Matthew 18:5 KJV
And whoso shall receive one such little child in My name receiveth Me.
Matthew 25:40 KJV
And The King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.