Children In The Rapture?
Children that die before reaching the age of
accountability are safe
and go to Heaven. But the Rapture is a different situation. Children
under the age of accountability, and who have at least one
saved parent, will be sanctified by that Christian parent (see I
Corinthians 7:14) and will be caught up to meet Christ at the
Rapture. But those whose parents are both lost will be left behind and will go through the Tribulation Period (see Matthew 24:19).
Some teach that only the children of the saved will
go in the rapture but I believe that to be false. The Word of God tells
us that small children are favoured of the Lord. When David's child
died, the king said he could not bring the infant back but would one day
go to where the child was [2 Samuel 12:23].
Jesus said that children have angels who behold the face of God [Matt.
So, to give a very brief answer, I believe that ALL children below the
age of accountability are saved and will go in the rapture.
Next are several stories of
judgment in the Bible. Ask yourself if babies were spared during these
previous judgments from God.
Were babies of unbelievers spared in Noah's flood? No.
Genesis 7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the
mountains were covered.
21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of
cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth, and every man:
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the
dry land, died.
23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of
the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl
of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only
remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
Were babies of unbelievers spared in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah?
Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD
rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the
inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Were babies of unbelievers spared when the city of Jericho fell to the
Joshua 6:21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both
man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge
of the sword.
Final question. Does God change?
|Will children go in
That's a tough question. We just DON'T
have all the answers do we. As you can see from the above, some
teachers appear very certain as to the answer to the question
"will children go in the rapture", but I must admit that I can't
find any verses that point to an EXACT answer to this question.
We can only surmise, calculate and ascertain the most probable
answer but nothing more, I think.
In the flood, Noah was spared, along with HIS children, but no
other children were saved. When Sodom and Gomorrah were
destroyed, Lot and his children were spared, but no other
children. The children who did die in these calamities would've
gone to Heaven however, I believe. Is the tribulation similar to
the flood in that it is a worldwide JUDGEMENT? It probably is.
I can't see God taking a Christian woman in the rapture but
making her leave her small child or baby behind. Then again, if
all children and unborn are taken
at the rapture, the worldwide sorrow and anguish amongst
unbelievers would be a tribulation type judgement in itself. So
perhaps just the children of believers are taken. It's all food
I DO know that God is perfectly just, and therefore will have a
perfect solution to
this scenario. I believe that all young children who die do go to
heaven, but will probably be tested sometime in the future to
ascertain their true love for and loyalty to God. I have no
proof of that though.
As for the rapture, I really just do not know FOR CERTAIN
whether some or all children go in it or not, but I lean towards
just the children of believers going. I can find no
verse however to clearly say that is the case. A child dying, as
opposed to the rapture are two totally different scenarios after
all. I only know that God is
just, and merciful to the extreme, and when the rapture occurs,
there will be no discontentment amongst the believers as to
God's plan and justice at that time.
As for those with children and grandchildren, the best you can
do is not to worry about whether or not they will go in the
rapture, but rather, pray for them now.... that God
will reveal Himself to their innocent hearts and that they
will have a childlike faith in Him even now, and that no matter
what happens, God will have mercy on them and make a place for
them in his eternal kingdom.
God loves them even more than you do, so you will be asking Him
to do what He already desires to do, so have FAITH and not FEAR,
and either way, you and the children you love will spend
My two cents worth ..... Keygar.