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Br. Samuel Babu, Believers Brethren Assembly, (BBA), Majlis - Bahrain For the last few days, we have been relentlessly praying for Br. Samuel Babu, who suffered Cardiac Problems and was admitted in Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain. It was well pleasing for our Lord to call HIS child to the Eternal Home, where there is no pain, no sorrow, no tears, no sickness and no death. He went to be with the LORD around 10:30 PM Bahrain Time today (Friday 23rd 2015). Let us uphold the grieving family members to the Throne of Grace. May the Lord bestow upon them heavenly Grace, Peace and strength and console them with the word of God.
 
 
 
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

How does the death of Christ deal with babies who are born in sin although they have not committed any sin?

 

Bro. Jijo Angamally

 

 

Whether a child commits sin or not, he remains as a sinner from birth. The inherited sin nature and imputed sin is on him. But no personal sin (personal sin is the act of sin nature). But sooner or later, while they are yet in their infancy they commit sin.

 

Since the child is a SINNER by birth, the death of Christ will come into effect only while he grows big enough to apply his personal faith in Christ (Believe and you -child or grown up- shall be saved).

 

But you may be asking” what will happen to the child when he dies as a child. Well, to answer this we have only the words of David. “David said; 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 (2 Samuel 12:23). David says that he shall go to him or will see him. He is expressing his faith in the immortality of the soul; going to him may only mean that he also shall die, and will be gathered to his fathers.

 

The personal pronouns I and him, as well as David’s confident belief in the life to come (Acts 2; 25-28, Ps 16:8-11), lend credence to the idea that he was confident of personal consciousness and identity in the life to come. David knew that he himself belonged to God and would one day enter His presence, and he had equal confidence that, when he entered the Lord’ presence he would meet the little son who had preceded him there.

 

‘I shall go to him’ means that they have to be in the same place, i.e. heaven. The child and David will be in the same place, heaven. From this we presume that the babies who die in their infant stage until they mature to have the conviction of sin and righteousness (the death of Christ) they will be in heaven. But we cannot say, how the death of Christ is applied to them to be accepted in to heaven.

  

The implication of such as these is that for those who, because of young age or mental deficiency, are incapable of exercising saving faith, God grants them, in the event of death, entrance into the kingdom by the sovereign operation of His grace. When children die before they reach the age of decision, they go into the presence of Jesus Christ, because they are under the special protection of the sovereign King.

 

It is not that small children are regenerate and then lose their salvation if they do not later receive Christ as Lord and savior. It is rather that His atoning death is applied on their behalf if they die before they are able to choose on their own.

 

God is a just God. He will ultimately judge every one righteously. (2 Tim 4:8: Righteous judge, Heb 12; 23; God the judge of all) No unjust or unrighteousness verdict may be found in His judgment. 

We don’t need to be dogmatic about this, since the scripture has not fully revealed the future state of the infants and children.

 

 
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