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Are There Children In Hell

Are their children in hell?

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willa5568, I guess that for you it might be a new discussion. However, for me, I have seen the same people (including me) say the same things to the point of uselessness.

Col 2:16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.
Col 2:17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ (ref verse 6 - Christ Jesus the Lord).
Col 2:18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions... ...

If you read to the end of the chapter, it almost seems like there has always been a faction of SDA then.
---aka on 4/25/11


2 CORINTHIANS 5:8 We are confident yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD.
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essentially you are saying one verse IMPLIES your point - of course that is what false ministers teach

Holy Scripture TEACHES here a little there a little ...taking ALL information for topic to understand truth

AGAIN you MUST take this one verse and ignore dismiss and reject BASIC Scripture

1Corin 15 is a FUTURE event AFTER Christ returns ...otherwise there is a mini-resurrection everyday which contradicts 1Corin 15

when you take BASIC Scripture on death and apply to 2Corin 5:8 your conclusion MUST be Basic Scripture is lying to MAKE this Scripture FIT your misunderstanding of hell
---Rhonda on 4/25/11


Richard,

Read Revelations 20:5-6. It tells of those who do not take part in the first resurrection, that they shall not LIVE until the thousand years were ended. But those who take part in the first resurrection, the second DEATH has no power over them. Also in Revelations 20:13 the second resurrection takes place, this is what it says "and the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them". If what you say is true, then there are those who will be in eternal torment in the sea also.

I think it is very easy to understand that to live is to be alive and death is in the grave, dead, nothing more.
---willa5568 on 4/25/11


WILLA 5568 - 4/25/11 - Before the judgement seat of Christ.

HEBREWS 9,27 AND as it is appointed for men to die once.but after this the judgement.
( Once a person dies there judge instantly, the unsave person: the grave hell forever - save soul goes to heaven - on last day the unsave get there bodies thrown out the grave as shame before GOD, On last day the save get new bodies,)
---RICHARDC on 4/25/11


Richard,

I have explained what Paul is speaking of when he say "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". 2 Corinthians 5:1 "For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God", verse 2 "For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling". The tent he speaks of is our earthly body (from dust you came to dust you will return) and the heavenly dwelling refers to the resurrection (for when we see him, we shall be like him), He is speaking of the resurrection not our soul going to heaven. And in verse 10 he tells us everyone will appear before the judgment seat of Christ, which does not happen until he comes again.
---willa5568 on 4/25/11




The spirit of all genuine believers (born of the Spirit) does not die but waits with the Lord for the glorified body that will be given to them at the Second Coming prepared to be with Christ forever.
---Mark_V.

Nice thought. But where does the Bible say this?

The Bible says all spirits return to GOD. Ecc 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Now show me where a verse from the bible agrees with your understanding.
---Samuel on 4/25/11


Dear Aka

Seventh day Adventist consider ourselves Christians and disciples of JESUS. We look on the terms as equal. But I can see your point that in life many who call themselves Christians do not act as disciples.

We believe a true study of the Bible leads one to believe as we do. For instance on this topic. Others have joined the SDA in accepting that the dead are asleep. Fudge wrote the "Fire that Consumes." About that hell destroys the wicked. All we ask is that all verses on this topic be reconciled and read in context.
---Samuel on 4/24/11


RHONDA 4/23/11 - All people who have lived remain in hell?

2 CORINTHIANS 5:8 We are confident yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD.

He resurrect all from the dead.

JEREMIAH 25:33 And at that day the slain of the LORD shall be from one end of the earth even to the other end of the Earth, They shall not be lamented, or gathered, or Buried, they shall become refuse on the ground.

( At the time of judgement the bodies of unsaved are throw out of the grave to the ground, The save get a new spiritual body, The people that have die, and are saved are with CHRIST. )
---RICHARDC on 4/24/11


aka,

The question asked was "are there children in hell". If you feel it is "useless debate" then the question is also useless. I know you have a desire to understand the scripture better just as I do. But to understand what we are discussing is not useless. We have both commented, and to me this is a discussion to understand the issue at hand. I am sorry you feel it to be that way, but it is important to those who want answers.

Also if I had the time and words to comment with I could give far more than five verses.I am not one to take something because someone tells me it is so, but weigh what others say by Gods word.
---willa5568 on 4/24/11


Rhonda,

that's a very good point to bring up Dante's inferno. Most people, including myself at one time, believe the traditional teaching of hell,using verses that do not agree with others that state the opposite, and not understanding the context or purpose.It is amazing the influence the Catholic church has had on the doctrine's in the church today.They were the first to make this idea of hell a common doctrine of "the church". There were though many different concepts of hell before this was established, so it is very debatable wither it is proper or not.
Dante's inferno was based on the doctrine of hell taught by the Catholic church and was used to scare people for the purpose of financial gain not salvation.
---willa5568 on 4/25/11




Rhonda, I disagree with you that everyone who dies goes to hell because hell is the grave. No where in Scripture is that mentioned. The body or flesh of all men will be in the grave until it turns to dust. If you read what I said and read 1 Cor. 15:50 first, it says,
"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood (the body) cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does corruption inherit incorruption" The spirit of all genuine believers (born of the Spirit) does not die but waits with the Lord for the glorified body that will be given to them at the Second Coming prepared to be with Christ forever.
---Mark_V. on 4/25/11


Of course there are children in hell ...ALL human beings when they die go to hell - it is the grave! your physical body is put into the ground ...if someone were to dig it up years from now (decayed it may be) YET it WILL still be there ...one must dismiss ignore and REJECT Basic Scripture to imply any other meaning!!!

Christ HAS NOT returned YET ...until He returns all people who have lived remain in hell

to REJECT the Truth of Hell is to REJECT the resurrection of all in 1Corin 15 - the MYSTERY to all of counterfeit christianity drowning in heaven and Dante's hell fable are unable to SEE the POWER Christ will have when He resurrects ALL from the dead

...it is why it is a mystery 1Corin 15:51
---Rhonda on 4/23/11


will,

we can go versus on cherry picked verses, but you cannot quote 5 verses from the Bible, and disregard the rest, and call it the truth. Read all of Genesis, all of Job, all of the Bible. I know you can quote Ezekiel 18:4 and 20, but what is happening in between.

I have danced this dance before and it is all basically the same. I am not trained from my childhood in Jesus Christian churches. My route to this has been rather circuitous. and, if i foxtrot with some verses and do the twist with others, I would keep dancing. but, i do not like to dance and the Scripture that you play says not to engage in useless debate. so, why are you ignoring that?
---aka on 4/23/11


Thanks Willa & Alan. I didn't know that! Would you guys please tell me, are Biblical Unitarians also Bible Trinitarian (believers in God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit) or non-trinitarian?

Sam: Years ago, I read a saying in Bartlett's Book of Familiar Quotations: "The fool tries to convince me with his reasons ~ the wise man persuades me with my own." I'm glad, as you say, you accept the Bible as your final authority. So do I! This is common ground we can both stand on together & by the leading of God, the Holy Spirit, we can know what it is that He would have us to know as collective & individual Christians for His overall will & purpose in our lives. Peace!!! :)
---Leon on 4/23/11


Samuel wrote: "My last Pastor who used to be a Prebysterian pastor switched denominations because he studied his Bible and saw the Truth."

He studied his own Bible without any outside influence and came up with the 'truth'? I highly doubt it.

There are many stories of those who were Muslims, JWs, SDAs, Mormons, 'Judaists', Christians, and others, who were presented with the Scriptures, saw the Truth, and switched.

Man's understanding and beliefs in itself does not make the truth Truthful.

Despite us,
the truth lies in the Truth
and
the Truth does not lie.
---aka on 4/23/11


Burn baby, burn.
---John.usa on 4/23/11


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aka,

" and then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breathe of life, and the man became a living creature"(Genesis 2:7). God breathed the breathe of life. Before this Adam was but a lifeless creation. But when the breathe of life was given he became a living soul or better put, creature. Genesis 25:17 "... He breathed his last and died, and was gathered unto his people". You can also read Ecclesiastes 3:18-21,11:5,12:7 (the word spirit translated life or breathe also),Job 10:9 and 34:15, Psalms 104:29, Genesis 3:19,6:17,7:15,7:22,Job 34:15.Would you like me to continue? Also please use scripture to explain sleep being used to explain death.
---willa5568 on 4/23/11


Part 1
The simple and Truthful answer to the question is a loudening, NO!
According to the Calvinist belief, not only are there children in hell, but there are infants and even babies who have not been born would also be in hell.
For the more usual crowd, the answer is still the same. There are no children in hell.
The God who created the universe also knows every detail before the universe was created. That would mean that He has created billions of children for the fires of hell. Even more ungodly is the idea that I child who has reached the age of "accountability for one year dies without accepting Christ as Lord.
---Allan on 4/23/11


Paul, I can tell you this, I cannot find anywhere in scripture where a child ever went to hell.
- Jeramiah prophesied that the children would be slain after Christ's birth (Jer 31:15) but reassures the mothers that their children would be resurrected from the dead (vs. 16) (speaking of the resurrection). The land of the enemy is death. 1Cor15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
---trey on 4/23/11


will,

my point about Jeremiah and the vision of Moses was not about body. It was to establish that there is a spiritual word, so i do not know what you are talking about.

There are spirits before and after death.

vision - horama - something gazed at. It does in no way say that they did not envision real spirits.
---aka on 4/22/11


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Leon ... Willa said he was a Biblical Unitarian

That is a world away from Unitarian universalist.
---alan8566_of_uk on 4/22/11


A Unitarian Universalist Willa? Yes, that speaks volumes about your skewed points of view.
---Leon on 4/22/11


BTW - 'You' is plural. I am interested in the exposure of Unitarian doctrine. Over the last year, I have learned some of the verses that the JWs and SDAs and Mormons have used against 'Christians'.

Just to let you know, I am not a Christian, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, and I believe in Elohim and the unity of their will.
---aka on 4/22/11


As I said when Jesus spoke with Moses and Elijha it was a vision. And after that God said this is my son hear him. Why did he say that, because Jesus fullfilled the Law and the Prophets. Since you study please look and see what the word vision means. And for a reference you can use Peter's vision in Acts. Also God said I knew you before you were formed in the womb and before you were born to see body in this is changing what it says. And I said soul can be translate as creature which is very different from what Paul said or it would mean we become a new soul. And yes I do not believe Jesus is God.
---willa5568 on 4/22/11


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Also aka,

You never answered what does it mean when says the dead are asleep. I believe it is very easy to understand from the scripture I do not use correctly. 1 Thessalonian 4:14 "since we believe Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep" or as Jesus said to Mary and Martha "he is dead". Not a disembodied spirit or soul or whatever you call it in heaven which would make the resurrection pointless.
---willa5568 on 4/22/11


Dear Leon

I am a Seventh day Adventist. My last Pastor who used to be a Prebysterian pastor switched denominations because he studied his Bible and saw the Truth.

Now all I am asking is for you to show me the verses and read the Bible. I am not asking you to read any book by my church. Just read the Bible passages pointed out.

I became a Christian 37 years ago. I only accpet the Bible as the final truth. So should you.
---Samuel on 4/22/11


willa5568, a long time ago, I started studying the verses that you pointed out to Christians, and realized that you were picking the whole document apart and not considering the whole. All in all, it is souls like you that make me believe in Elohim.

//It can be translated creature.//

yes, Paul said that with belief in the true Christ, we become a new creature. The creature (old and new) or soul is a body and a spirit.

Jehovah knew Jeremiah before he had a body. Jesus (IN BODY) talked with Moses when he should have been asleep.

Boiled down, the goal is to deny the deity of Jesus Christ and to deny the existence of the Holy Spirit. You keep giving me reasons to believe more and more in Jesus Christ.
---aka on 4/22/11


aka,

please look up in a concordance or Hebrew Lexicon to see what the word soul refers to and can mean. It can be translated creature.And read the end of the verse "the soul that sins shall die". "tell no one this VISION until the Son of Man is raised from the dead"

Leon,<

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No I am not a Jehovah's Witness but you would call a biblical unitarian. And those of us who disagree with you can say the same things. I would encourage you to not just believe you men have taught you all your life as a follower of Christ but to search out for yourself, the tradition of the "church" are not always true and often differ.
---willa5568 on 4/22/11


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Ecc 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in the grave(Sheol), to which you are going.

I thought when you are dead you are forgotten?

Forgotten in the memory of men not God.

Ecclesiastes is the writing of a man who was given the most by God and in the end used it for himself. Take heed lest you are forgotten by man and your destiny is to live in the land of the dead.

Context without the whole text is just a con.
---aka on 4/22/11


Wow! check out the soul that does not die between Ezekiel 18:4 and Ezekiel 18:20
---aka on 4/21/11


Willa & Sam: You guys sure know how fire a barrage of garbage (blank/empty questions)! :)

Scripture says, "Faith comes by hearing & hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17) Neither of you guys seem interested in a faith-based relationship with God (Jesus) by what He has said & recorded in the Bible.

It's apparent your religion (Watchtower Tract & Bible Society/Jehovah's Witnesses?) has blinded your minds to the truth of Scripture. Regretably, I nor any other Bible believing Christian can show you two what you don't want to see. So, should either of you have a change of heart in the near future, I'd be more than willing to discuss the Bible as IT IS WRITTEN with you. Peace!
---Leon on 4/22/11


YES! Hell is nothing more than the grave - a dark place where the dead rest until the resurrection.

Ecc 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.

Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
---jerry6593 on 4/22/11


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Mar 9:4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

Deu 34:5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

What!? Moses died and Jesus was talking to him.

Luk 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

so, either the thief and Jesus' bodies died and their spirits lived or they both fooled everyone and went to Cancun.
---aka on 4/21/11


Sam: When one dies (you, me & everyone else) we give up the spirit/ghost. If you've read the Bible, you'd know this. Leon

Job 3,11,19 Are the only two places Ghost this way in the KJV. In the Nasb "Why did I not die *at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?"
Did you read the rest of the Passage? It talks about the dead being asleep.

On Spirit one passage. Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

I am waiting for you to show me where JESUS says what you say. Both the passages are from the OT. Also the sprit returns to GOD. Are you saying all souls go to be with GOD, because Spirit and soul are two different words?
---Samuel on 4/21/11


NO,we are in a state of grace until we,re old enough to tell right from wrong.
---shirley on 4/21/11


Leon,

can you please show me where it says we are spirits residing in physical bodies? Another thing to consider since we are using Jesus' words read John 14:3 "and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come AGAIN and take you to myself, that where I am you may be also". May I ask you, has Jesus come again yet? If not then how can anyone be with him yet. Also it seems if you take that parable literal, then they were in Abraham's bosom. I would also like to know, can you explain what they mean when they refer to the dead sleeping? Are they sleeping in heaven where eternal dwelling is until Jesus says time to wake up, I'm going back now.
---willa5568 on 4/21/11


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Sam: If you accept the Bible as the final authority, why don't you believe what Jesus said is true? Why are you trying so hard not to believe the truth?

When one dies (you, me & everyone else) we give up the spirit/ghost. If you've read the Bible, you'd know this.
---Leon on 4/21/11


No where in that parable does it say Lazarus and the rich man are spirit. Also to use a parable to build a doctrine like this is unwise. For example the parable of the seed. If Jesus did not explain it how would you interpret it, literal?
---willa5568 on 4/21/11

No where in Scripture does it say this story is a parable. For all we know, this could be a true story, told about two real men, by Jesus, who is God, and is all-knowing.

I choose to believe that Jesus was describing real places and real torments.
---Mark_Eaton on 4/21/11


If children die when they reach the age of accountablity (when they can repent and turn to Jesus), and they die without doing so, then yes they go to Hell. If children die BEFORE the age of accountability, they go to Heaven, because they did not know any better to repent and turn to Jesus.
---Leslie on 4/21/11


Doesn't the Bible teach we all are individual spirits resident within physical bodies? Leon

I accept the Bible as the final authority and will accept truth from the Bible.

They could be characters in a story that is stated to prove a point. Who did JESUS resurrect from the dead?

Also the doctrine of the rich being blessed and the poor cursed was contradicted by this story. So are you reading the story for what it teaches or trying to get a doctrine from a story?

No the Bible does not teach we are spirit residents inside physical bodies. I have never read that teaching. Could you show me where you read it? Could you also read Gen. 2:7, Ezekiel 18:4,20 Isaiah 55:3 1st Corithians 15 and explain them to me.
---Samuel on 4/21/11


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Willa: What else could they be, other than spirits, since their physical bodies were in the grave? Doesn't the Bible teach we all are individual spirits resident within physical bodies?

Let's stay on track with the parable of Lazarus & the rich man ~ one parable at a time please. :) I'd be glad to discuss the parable of the seed with you, but not here since it's totally unrelated to this subject. Why don't you post it as a blog question?
---Leon on 4/21/11


Leon,

No where in that parable does it say Lazarus and the rich man are spirit. Also to use a parable to build a doctrine like this is unwise. For example the parable of the seed. If Jesus did not explain it how would you interpret it, literal?
---willa5568 on 4/21/11


Sam: Your thinking is short-sighted in that you assume spirit beings must have physicality in order to do physical things, i.e., feel/touch, consume/ingest substances, etc. Again, in the parable, Jesus clearly said they could & that's good enough for me. Why isn't it good enough for you?

Like Cliff & a few other bloggers, you seem to have been indoctrinated otherwise. Even though the Bible recorded word of God stares you in the face, you adamantly reject it.
---Leon on 4/20/11


The scriptures record how evil children are cursed and condemned by the word of the Lord: "And Elisha went up from Jericho to Bethel, and as he was going up by the way, there came forward little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said to him: Ascend, you bald head, Ascend, you bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forward two she bears out of the woods, and tore forty and two children of them." II Kg.2:23,24.
---Eloy on 4/20/11


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//In the interim they are just Dead.//

Bodies are dead. There is a such place as Paradise and Hades, where i.e. Lazarus and the rich man were. Our spirit does not die.

Again, there are no children or adults in Hades or Paradise...only spirits. Likewise, there will be only spirits in Heaven or the Lake of Fire.
---aka on 4/21/11


Amen Blogger 9211, it seems like you and me are on the same page.
---willa5568 on 4/20/11


NO. The child remains in the casket, its his spirit that decends into hell. Spirits live forever hence eternal damnation.
---larry on 4/20/11


The resurrection of the dead has not occurred and no one has been judged. No one is going anywhere until that happened first. In the interim they are just Dead.
---Blogger9211 on 4/20/11


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Samuel,
What Jesus said about Lazarus and the rich man was a parable not a literal statement. If so then though it is hard it is possible for a rich man to go through the eye of a needle. By the way there is no such thing as an immortal soul nor does the bible teach so. Hades is the grave (were the dead in Christ rest until the resurrection)and Gehenna is the lake of fire were unbelievers will parish not burn in Hell forever
---willa5568 on 4/20/11


you have Hell/Hades confused with the Lake of Fire. Hell/Hades is already populated with souls. Rev 20:13-14 Mark_Eaton

Sam: Didn't Jesus say the man lifted up his eyes in hell? (Lk. 16:23) So, why wouldn't I believe that & why don't you? You're confused regarding what is a man's physically dead body, which goes to the grave, & his spirit man that contains the man's very much alive soul (mind). Leon

The word in Luke is Hades. Now the man in the parable had a tongue and water could touch it and cool it. Lazarus had a finger and could touch water. So you are saying those in Hades have physical bodies.

Hades in Greek was where all the dead went. It is also used to refer to the grave. See Strongs concordance.
---Samuel on 4/20/11


Hi David, yes, women have killed their kids thinking that. In fact, my wife and I visited one such woman in prison this past weekend.
---John.usa on 4/20/11


The problem with saying with certainty that all children go to heaven is when are they no longer a child? If a child worships a false god,though in ignorance, are they given a free pass. ALL have sinned and fall short of His glory. Does this mean it is not so, I can not say. I only am saying this is not a question scripture gives revelation about.
---willa5568 on 4/20/11


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Paul, no, what I wrote is not twisted and demented. It follows absolutely logically from the doctrine of an "age of accountability." What is twisted and demented is the idea that God will end up torturing billions of human beings in hell because they don't hold to the teachings you hold to. I could not love such a god or believe in him at all.
---John.usa on 4/19/11


No Paul, there are NO children in Hell. Children belong to Heaven.

As the Lord said.

"We would be like children in Heaven."

and again...

"FOR SUCH.... is the Kingdom of Heaven."
---John on 4/19/11


I don't think you can say there are or aren't. Look to the Old Testament, there were many Pagan nations who were destroyed, men, women and children. Also before the flood all who were on the earth were destroyed but Noah and his family. The question is, can there be children who will parish and not have eternal life. The answer would be yes, but will there, I don't believe anyone but God himself can answer that.
---willa5568 on 4/19/11


Sam: Didn't Jesus say the man lifted up his eyes in hell? (Lk. 16:23) So, why wouldn't I believe that & why don't you? You're confused regarding what is a man's physically dead body, which goes to the grave, & his spirit man that contains the man's very much alive soul (mind).
---Leon on 4/20/11


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Yes indeed there are multitudes of nonChristian children in hell.
---Eloy on 4/20/11


If indeed there is an age of accountability, it would be better to kill our children before they reach it so their salvation would be assured.
---John.usa on 4/19/11

Thanks for pointing that out John.

I have read accounts of women who kill their children, believing if they do so before a particular age, their children will not go to hell.
John, Before your comment, I never understood how they thought this could change the fate of their children.

Are their doctrines that actually teach this?

---David on 4/20/11


do you mean Hades or the lake of fire?

anyway, there are no children in Hell, and there are no adults in Hell. There are only spirits despite their temporal age. Same for Paradise.
---aka on 4/19/11


John

I must say that is kinda twisted and demented all wrapped into one, who thinks like that?

Paul
---paul on 4/19/11


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What about James 4:17, For those who know to do right and dont do it, to them it is sin.

Do children fall into knowing to do right?

God Bless, Paul
---paul on 4/19/11


If indeed there is an age of accountability, it would be better to kill our children before they reach it so their salvation would be assured.
---John.usa on 4/19/11


Children can be idols so that emotionally we feel they could not possibly go to hell. Plus, our idols who are parents, etc., can be so selfish yet we somehow can be in denial and preach them into Heaven.

We have adults who never were born-again. So, they never have been even one hour old, actually, though they may now be ninety and older!

And their sin nature started at conception, I consider. Or, ones must believe children are full of the Holy Spirit and then suddenly become devilish at some age so they then sin???

"Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His." (in Romans 8:9)
---Bill_willa6989 on 4/19/11


Matthew 13 speaks of the end of the world when the wicked go to hell. So yes I believe the words of JESUS.
---Samuel on 4/19/

I must disagree with you.

I believe you have Hell/Hades confused with the Lake of Fire. Hell/Hades is already populated with souls.

Rev 20:13-14 "And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them, and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire"
---Mark_Eaton on 4/19/11


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No one goes to hell without first having the chance to accept salvation from hell. So as long as the child is innocent & unable to fully understand the consequences of sin, then he/she is not going to hell. Only when someone has reached the maturity to understand sin & salvation are they responsible for making the choice. God is all knowing & merciful. He will not send someone to hell when they are too young to understand they are a sinner in need of a Saviour.
---Reba on 4/19/11


No one is in a burning hell just yet. Remember there are two resurrections in the future.

One, when Jesus comes at his second coming when all the dead in Christ shall rise and the living shall be caught up with the dead.

The second resurrection is at the end of the thousand year rein of Christ when all the other dead shall rise and be judged from the book of life according to their works.

Blesses are they that are resurrected at the first resurection for they shall not see the second death.
---Steveng on 4/19/11


You don't believe what Jesus taught Sam? See Luke 16:22-24. Leon

I believe everything JESUS taught. Including the wages of sin is death. Mat 10:28 ... but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

I read the parable of the rich man. Which you seem to believe teaches the body is in hell. If the body is in hell what is in the grave?

Matthew 13 speaks of the end of the world when the wicked go to hell. So yes I believe the words of JESUS.
---Samuel on 4/19/11


I should have added this. In other words, the age of accountability depending on the male - female child, in knowing Right from Wrong.
---Lawrence on 4/19/11


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Samuel, Nicely said ,my thoughts exactly
---1st_cliff on 4/19/11


Gehenna (hell): A place in which one's soul (mind) is in a constant state of torment & suffering.

You don't believe what Jesus taught Sam? See Luke 16:22-24.
---Leon on 4/19/11


No one is in Gehenna yet. The grave or sheol contains everyone who has died. The firery hell does not happen until after the judgement.

People need to remeber that more then one word is translated as hell and the meaning of the word is corrupted by Greek thought of hades. Hades was both the god of hell and their name for hell which had three sections. The lowest being a fiery hell of eternal torment by Hades. In effect making GOD like the greek Hades.

Rev 20:14 And death and hell (hades) were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
---Samuel on 4/19/11


Whose children, paul? "Their" is possessive.

There is no such phrase in the Bible as "age of accountability."
---Cluny on 4/19/11


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Certainly all people in hell were, at one time, the "children" of other people. However, your question obviously refers to adolescents.

What comes to mind first is Scripture that says, "He who spares his rod hates his son, but he that loves him punishes (corrects, disciplines) him diligently." Pv. 13:24 In other words, "Spare the rod, spoil the child."

"Are there children in hell?" Yes, I believe so. However, I don't believe there are any infants (babies or toddlers) in hell. I believe there are many "bad apples" (male & female) in hell who willfully rebeled against parental authority over them. Deut. 21:18-21 shows rebellious child were put to death.
---Leon on 4/19/11


No.In the OT it says children aren't accountable for their parents mistakes,so children are actually born innocent. Over time with the RCC & other pagan teachings are children dammed when born, but OT says differently. When we come of age knowing right from wrong(usually adulthood) then we're held accountable for ourselves.
---discipleofGod on 4/19/11


Depending on the age of each child for the age of accountability. Aft the age of accountability, some are rebellious & to be lost to eternal damnation.
---Lawrence on 4/19/11


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