You may think this a strange thing to ask and will no doubt reply without hesitation; “Of course God doesn’t send Babies to Hell ” and you would be right with the confirmation of Scripture but sadly some believe He does.
At a Bible Study I attended years ago which focused on Calvinism teaching, both the Minister and his Wife told me my 7 Babies had gone to Hell, I have had 3 Stillborn girls and the others except for one, I lost at almost 5 mths gestation.
I was the first Woman to have an Ultrasound for Pregnancy in Australia but they were unable to save my Baby, going by the Medical report there were Toxic substances in my Body but the Doctors were never sure about most of the other Babies but you can be sure we will all be United in Heaven but not according to those who believe they are all now in Hell suffering Eternally.
Deuteronomy 1: 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 it.
I knew the Scriptures and shared with this Couple and the others in the Bible Study who were of course nodding in agreement with them that until a Child is of an age of understanding they go to Heaven as confirmed above and in other Scriptures, perhaps you know of more.
They than claimed that because I wasn’t a Christian at the time I conceived my Babies they were all doomed. I assured them again confirming with Scripture (see below ) that a Child is not punished for the Sins of their Parents and that my Babies were save in Heaven in God’s Loving arms and Protection but they rejected the Scriptures I shared and yes me too claiming I would not accept Teaching and so was a Trouble maker, I left their Church.
Deuteronomy 24 :16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the Children neither shall the Children be put to death for the fathers every Man shall be put to death for his own Sin.
2 Chronicles 25:4 But he slew not their Children but did as it is written in the Law in the book of Moses, where the LORD commanded, saying;”The fathers shall not die for the Children neither shall the Children die for the fathers but every man shall die for his own Sin.” (KJV)
I am a strong believer in a Loving, Merciful God who would not send a baby to Hell to suffer Eternally, how could they understand about Salvation, I also know the Scriptures which are in agreement with my focus. But what if I had been a new Christian or did not know the Scriptures and I had been told this horrific wrong teaching, you can image how horrified and greatly grieved I would have been.
Yes I was very upset that they would claim this untruth but realized they were very deceived as I Thankfully knew the Scriptures to refute their claims and I also had God’s confirmation in my Heart and in a Poem which He led me to write in 2006 (see below)
Matthew 19:13-14 Then were there brought unto Him little Children that He should put His hands on them and pray and the Disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said; “Suffer little Children and forbid them not to come unto me for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the Children of Men.
The words King David said that Cristina shared in her Comment below is also confirmation that Children go to Heaven. When he lost his Child with Bathsheba, he said; “The Child will not come to me but I will go to him” yes as confirmed in this Scripture, King David knew he would one day be reunited with his son and not in Hell. (2 Samuel 12:23)
Below is a Poem I wrote and as with all my Poetry I felt the Lord’s leading through The Holy Spirit and was very comforted by it. I was going to write a Poem about the value of Loving Mothers for Mothers Day but this Poem flowed instead. At the time I did not know all I know today as I had not asked for God’s Wisdom and Empowering but you will see His Truth is confirmed in my Poem although I did not know why I lost my Babies although I have tried to reason why this happened but one thing I’m very sure of today is that God did not kill them and than send them to Hell.
Jesus Holds My Babies
I never held my Babies in a warm and Loving embrace or watched with wonder
the joy that brightened their face,
I never saw their smiles or held them in my arms or was I ever enraptured
by all their Childlike charms.
Although my dreams were many and I longed to hold them close the
joy of their Childhood I never was to know.
Part of me was taken the day they laid them to rest and yet in my heart
I knew it was for the best.
All the pain and anguish I had within my soul needed to be healed
before I could be whole.
They are my precious ones and will always be in my heart and
my Love for them will never ever depart.
Do I understand God’s purposes in this life I may never know
but I trust and believe His promise that with Him only
His Love will be shown.
For deep within my heart I know without a doubt that my Children
are in Heaven that’s what grace is all about.
God knew from the beginning that their life on earth was short,
He holds them in His arms and His joy they have always known,
calling them by name they are a part of His Eternal Home
for He knew them in His heart right from the very start.
My Heavenly Father knows my pain and He listens to my cry and
with deep Compassion He wipes the tears from my eyes.
He fills my heart with wonder holding me close in His arms and
nothing can compare not the world and all it’s charms.
He understands my needs for He sees within my soul and
other Children’s arms He gives to ease the pain and His Love
is not restrained as He makes me whole again.
Knowing Joy that only a mother’s Love can feel for the wonder
of His Children the Lord gives to help us heal.
We are God’s Children and are fully known sharing our happiness,
turmoil and pain but we no longer bear any shame,
As we walk together His way we have come to know putting our Trust
in Christ Jesus His Hope and Joy will show.
Often I wonder how it would have been if I had known my Children
as they fulfilled their dreams.
Did I need the Compassion that not sharing with them would bring,
Does this thorn I have give Love within my heart for all of
God’s Children who are being torn apart.
This is something I may never understand but God holds me by
my hand giving His Joy that only His Love can impart deep in my heart.
I will never hold the Children that I carried under my breast
not until in Heaven I reach my Eternal rest,
But God’s grace was shown and my life has been greatly blessed.
So thank you all for being a part of the wonder and Joy in my heart
for even in the hard times when in pain I shed a tear
I know that in Jesus arms He will take away my fear and
by giving you His Compassion and His Love He draws me near.
Penned By Annie