First it was Reply # 2. Now it’s your reply.
What kind of religion - what faith is out there that teaches little murdered children - children who have NOT reached the age of accountability - are going to Hell?
well the catholic church is one,,,im sure there are others.
It is a loving and good sentiment to believe that people automatically go to Heaven.
I am not condemning the idea, but I telling you, honestly that it is not a promise of God, that I know of, that babies or children automatically go to Heaven.
It would be easier for me as well, to put trust in that concept. Except I know better. We have a world, with so many people who don’t know God or raise their children to know God- and I know part of the reason for devastating events to happen, is so that we turn toward God and learn his ways.
What I hope for you, is since you find comfort in the idea of Heaven, to take time to seek God, and learn his ways- and find out about Heaven.
At least one of those children was saved, Emillie, she was raised by Christians, and had a relationship with Jesus, from what her parents said- I am sure others were as well. I don’t know all the personal stories.
I hope and pray they all were- I hope they all knew God, our Heavenly Father, before they died.
But I can not honestly walk past this thread- and pretend that I don’t know better.
I don’t mean to crush your ideas- they are loving, but they might not be based on reality.
One of the beliefs prevalent in Islam that repels me is the concept that “everyone who fails to believe exactly as I do is damned to hell.” I see that this belief is, by no means, limited to Islam.