Anyone who has lost a baby knows the pain and confusion that follows as you grieve. And many wonder and wrestle with the idea of what happens to the souls of those babies. And others wonder how God handles the lives of aborted babies.
Well, Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church is speaking to just those questions and he is diving straight into scripture to share the answers. It is his understanding that,
“God in grace saves the little ones that die.”
And proof of God’s grace, especially towards children, is scattered all throughout scripture. In Jeremiah 19:4 God is condemning the people of Jerusalem who sacrifice their babies to pagan gods and He says “they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent.” God is saying that these babies were innocent, or not guilty. And it is the innocent, through the saving blood of Jesus Christ, that enter the gates of Heaven.
Jesus not only welcomes the little children, but He also blesses them. Mark 10:14-16 says,
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.”
As Pastor MacArthur reminds us, we have a loving and a graceful God.
“All men are sinners and have no right to go to Heaven. Therefore if we go to Heaven, it’s not because we have a right, but because God is gracious.”
When you hear the points that Pastor MacArthur makes your heart will find such peace in the love and grace of our Lord God. What a difficult topic to tackle, this one really makes you think!
Source: Anchored North