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Will Babies Be Saved? | Divine Justice And Salvation Exposed

Will babies be saved? This is one of the most significant questions in Christianity. Why? Because each time it is asked, many people are always at a loss what to say.

Those who provide answers end up distorting the truth about God’s plan of salvation while others give answers that completely tarnish God’s reputation.

Answers People Give When Asked If Babies Will Be Saved

Below are the answers people provide when asked the question: “Will babies be saved?”

  • God will show special special mercy to babies and save them even though they do not understand the gospel to repent for salvation.
  • God will give babies a supernatural ability to understand the gospel and repent for salvation.
  • God will condemn babies to hellfire since they did not understand the gospel to repent for salvation.

All the above answers lack scriptural backing and are figments of people’s imagination. None of the proponents of this views can cite a single verse from the Bible to buttress their points. For this reason, it is only the Bible that gives us a satisfactory answer that reflect God’s character and plan of salvation.

How Do People Get Saved

The Bible made it abundantly clear that we are saved by grace through faith.(Ephesians 2:8-10) This means that, though grace plays a crucial role in salvation, it is activated by faith. Faith also is proven by works. That is is why the Bible says faith without works is dead. (James 2:14-26)

Can Babies Get Faith To Be Saved?

Now, how do people get the faith through which they can be saved? The Bible stipulates that faith comes by hearing the message about Jesus Christ.(Romans 10:17) The word “hearing” as it is used here does not mean to simply hear the sound of the message as it is being preached but it means to both hear and understand the message about Jesus Christ. Babies cannot understand the gospel and so cannot get faith to be saved.

Will Babies Go To Hellfire As They Cannot Get Faith To Be Saved?

No babies will not go to hellfire. To answer this question in detail, let’s see some relevant Bible portions. Jesus says that anyone who is conversant with his master’s will but does not do it will be punished with many blows and that anyone who is not aware of his master’s will but does something that deserves punishment will be punished with a few blows. (Luke 12:47-48)

Babies do not know their master ‘s will, that is, they don’t understand the gospel. So, they will not be punished with many blows. Nevertheless, babies have done something that deserves punishment. That is, they inherited Adam’s sinfulness, the original sin, and so will be punished with a few blows.(Romans 5:12,18&19) See chapter 3:23-24 also.

Will Babies Go To Heaven Even If They Can’t Get Faith To Be Saved?

No babies will not go to heaven since they can’t get faith to be saved. Earlier, I relayed Jesus’ statement that even those who don’t know or understand their master’s will can still be punished with a few blows if they do something that deserves punishment.

What Does It Mean To Be Punished With Many Blows And With A Few Blows

Now, in connection with whether babies will be saved or sent to hellfire, we will answer the question: “What does it mean to be punished with many blows or with a few blows?” in the light of what the Bible says in (Romans 2:12). There, the Bible says everyone who sin without the law are going to perish without the law and that everyone who sin under the law are going to be judged by the law. (Romans 2:12)

Understanding The Law Mentioned Above

What law is the above paragraph referring to? The law of Moses? Not at all. If God uses the law of Moses to judge us, nobody will be acquitted because that law brings wrath and does not justify anyone. (Romans 3:20, 4:14-15 and Galatians 215-16) So, the law in question here is the law of faith, that is, faith in Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:27)

Corroborating this fact, Jesus says that everyone should believe in him because, if you do this, you have done the works that God requires. (John 6:28-29).

What does it mean to sin without the law and perish without the law and to sin under the law and be judged by the law?

On the one hand, to sin without the law and perish without the law means to not hear the gospel (message about Jesus Christ) and be totally destroyed by God because of your original sin which only Jesus can take away when you believe the gospel. On the other hand, to sin under the law and be judged by the law means to hear the gospel (message about Jesus Christ) but reject it and be consequently sentenced to eternal fire.

The Summary Of Why Babies Will Not Go To Hellfire Even If They Will Not Be Saved

God will not send anyone, even babies, to hellfire because of the original sin (sinning without the law) but will totally destroy them. However, God will send people to hellfire because they rejected the gospel of Jesus Christ (sinning under the law). Remember, the gospel is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. (Romans 1:16-17)

The Summary Of Why Babies Will Not Be Saved Or Go To Heaven

  1. Babies will not be saved or go to heaven because they did not hear and understand the gospel and neither will they be punished with many blows(that is, sent to hellfire) since they do not know their master’s will. In other words, though unsaved, they will not be judged by the law as they sinned without the law.
  2. Babies will be punished with a few blows (that is perish without the law or be totally destroyed) because they did something that deserves this (that is, they possess the original sin).

Since Babies Will Not Be Saved And Will Not Go To Hellfire Either, Is It Right For God To Destroy Them?

  1. God has the right to destroy babies and everything else, if necessary, and it is not wrong for him to do so because he created all things and understands justice more than we do. This is better than sentencing babies to live in hellfire forever like those who rejected the gospel.
  2. To be totally destroyed, as unsaved, is a great blessing when compared to the everlasting torment in hellfire for those who reject the gospel. This blessing will even be coveted by those who will undergo the eternal torment of hellfire. The end.

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