An Apostolic Pentecostal told me one time that because of 1 Peter 3:20 all
the babies in Noah's flood went to Hell:
1 Peter 3:20
Which sometime were
disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah,
while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved
reasoning was, because it said that just
souls were saved,
all those babies went to Hell. Of course the phrase is
referring to the eight in the ark being
saved by floating on top of the water,
NOT soul salvation.
and Also a Hyper-Calvinist believes that only the elected, including just
the elected babies go to Heaven, the
non-elected babies burn forever in Hell. All the "nuts" ain't in the "nut
What does the Bible say about this?
... Shall not the Judge
of all the earth do right?
YES, HE WILL: LETS
LOOK AT SOME SCRIPTURES THAT WILL PUT SOME LIGHT ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT
Gen. 2:16,17 And
the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou
mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt
Duet. 1:34-39 And the
LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying,
35 Surely there shall not one of these men of
this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your
Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I
give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath
wholly followed the LORD. 37 Also the LORD was
angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.
38 But Joshua the son of
Nun, which stinted before thee, he shall go in thither: encourage him: for
he shall cause Israel to inherit it. 39
Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your
children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they
shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess
CHILDREN ARE SAFE UNTIL THEY HAVE A
KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL,
SEE ABOVE VERSE Duet. 1:39, NOT
JUST RIGHT AND WRONG. YOU CAN TEACH A BABY
RIGHT AND WRONG,
BUT YOU CAN'T TEACH HIM GOOD AND EVIL.
THIS COMES TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE AT DIFFERENT AGES.
2. Why do some babies
Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by
sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
ANSWER: BECAUSE OF
ADAM'S SIN, HE
DIED AND WE ALL CAME FROM ADAM, THEN WE
WILL ALL DIE BECAUSE WE ALL SIN. WHATEVER
HAPPENED TO ADAM'S BLOOD WAS PASSED ON TO HIS DESCENDANTS, THAT'S ALL OF US.
5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them
that had not sinned (babies and the retarded) after the similitude of Adam's
a. What about babies,
they don't sin?
5:19 For as by one man's disobedience
(Adam) many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one (Jesus Christ)
shall many be made righteous.
ANSWER: THEY WERE MADE
SINNERS BECAUSE OF
EVEN THOUGH IT WASN'T THEIR WAGES THAT CAUSES THEM TO DIE.
3. How do you know
babies aren't in Hell then?
is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
ANSWER: HERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT
THEIR SIN ISN'T ACCOUNTED TO THEM.
Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there
is no law.
You don't have
to worry about the retarded children and babies that die in infancy and
birth, The fact that that child is born dead in trespasses and sins means
absolutely nothing at all, because sin isn't imputed to the child.
BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW.
2 Pet 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his
promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not
willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
IF GOD IS NOT WILLING FOR ANY TO PERISH,
AND HE ISN'T, THEN
IF BABIES DIE AND GO TO HELL, GOD IS
RESPONSIBLE, BECAUSE THEY HAD NO
IN OTHER WORDS IF A CHILD DIES BECAUSE
OF ADAM'S SIN, WHICH THEY DO.
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as
by one man (ADAM) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death
passed upon all men, for that
all have sinned:
CHILD DIED WITHOUT KNOWINGLY COMMITTING A SIN,
THEREFORE HE CAN BE SAVED WITHOUT AN ACT
OF RECEIVING JESUS CHRIST.
Even as David also describeth the
blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
Conclusion: The Lord doesn't charge sin to a retarded person, a baby that
dies in infancy or any boy or girl that died before
they come to place in their life that they had knowledge between good and
evil. The Lord doesn't charge sin to those of us who are saved, do you think
He'd charge it to a baby? If He did it wouldn't be right and the verse says:
Shall not the Judge of all the
earth do right?
You know he will!
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John 10:9 I am the door: by me if
any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find