Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Infant Salvation: Is It Biblical?

Stephen Newell over at The Silent Holocron has been tackling the issue of infant salvation and where do dead babies go for almost a year. He has finally come to a conclusion on the matter. Below are partial excerpts from his final post in the series.

We have, at long last, reached the end of our year-long journey. When this series originally began in January, I sought to answer the question, “Do babies who die in infancy go to heaven?” Searching Scripture and some of the resources that have been written, I think we have arrived at some conclusions.
First, it is clear from Scripture that all infants are born sinners and thus under the just condemnation of God...

Second, it is clear that there is no such thing as an “age of accountability” before which all infants and children are automatically saved...

Third, it is also clear that infants are not regenerated...

Fourth, it is clear that Christ does not issue a special call to children...

You can read the whole of the final post here.

Some questions:
-What are your thoughts on this issue?
-Should moral necessity/moral inability and natural necessity/natural inability play a part in this discussion?
-Do you think Stephen handled the issue in a biblical manner holding true to scripture?
-Does this change your thoughts on the issue?

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