Sunday, February 9, 2014

Do Children Who Die Go To Heaven?

Do children who die go to heaven?  Yes, I believe they do.  There are some verses that support me in this belief.  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness {II Thessalonians 3:12}.  It is very clear that those who will be damned are those who heard the truth and rejected it.  Children are too young to hear the truth and then reject it.  Children will actually readily accept the truth about Jesus if they are taught.

This is why you, mothers, must be persistent in teaching your children about God and His Truth from the time they are born.  Sing songs to them about Jesus.  Read the Bible to them from the time they are little. Have them memorizing scripture.

Never let them have pleasure in unrighteousness!  Seek goodness and purity yourselves so you will never be labeled a hypocrite by your children.  Steer your children to goodness.  Be very careful what they watch and see.  Teach them to hate what is evil and to love what is good from a very early age.  Discipline them for all unrighteousness as God disciplines us.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness {Romans 1:18}.  Here is another verse that reiterates that those who will be condemned know the truth but reject it.  Again, I encourage you to teach your children Truth.  They will not learn it in the world.  In fact, they will learn to reject the Truth in the world so protect them from the lies of Satan by hiding God's Word in their heart.

The purpose of marriage is to produce godly offspring {Malachi 2:15}.  God commands that we train our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and hide God's Word in our heart.  It is not the church's job or the school's job.  It is our job.  The majority of believers became believers when they were children.  Jesus speaks of children often and how we are to become as little children and believe Him.

   But Jesus called them unto him, and said, 
Suffer little children to come unto me, 
and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 
Luke 18:16