What happens to infants and children at death?

Posted by Vlad Stepanov in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

What happens to infants and children, of Christian and non-Christian parents, who die before having the chance to hear and accept the Gospel?

Stan Wayne [01/28/2016 2:06 PM]
Good question – very complex -obviously the scripture does not address this head on so we have make deductions – of we have the concept of “suffer the little children – of such is the Kinngdom” and “except YE become as a child”

Tim Cushen [01/28/2016 3:21 PM]
If a child has committed no sin (certainly infants and young children fit this category) then the prevailing thought would be entry into heaven.

John Kissinger [01/28/2016 3:37 PM]
But aren’t all children born in sin? There was a similar discussion on that not long ago if ALL CHILDREN TAKEN IN THE RAPTURE? http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/all-children-taken-in-the-rapture/

Tim Cushen [01/28/2016 4:26 PM]
I would respectfully disagree. A child that has not the ability to know right from wrong cannot commit sin

John Ruffle [01/28/2016 4:42 PM]
Jesus takes them home.

David Lewayne Porter [01/28/2016 5:33 PM]
Just a question but do children have knowledge of sin?
Romans 5:13

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

Age of accountability, just asking.

John Conger [01/28/2016 8:41 PM]
I believe Paul addressed this in Rom. 7 :9-For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.He was held innocent (or at least nit guilty) until a particular time came and he was held accountable and spiritually died. Remember where sin is not imputed there’s no law and therefore no death

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  • Reply June 6, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    A good discussion from back in the day perhaps worth revisiting

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