Here is an exegesis on the subject. What do you guys think?
Some will argue that since God knows who will and will not accept the Lord Jesus, then a child who dies who would have grown up to reject Christ is therefore delievered to hell.
Also, children DO NOT BECOME ANGELS. Children are born human beings and angels are created.
That doesn't even make sense. God doesn't judge people for what they "could have done." He judges based on what they have done. There is no judgement for "potential" crimes lol.
Yeah, I don't know where this comes from. Nowhere in the Bible does it say anybody becomes an angel. It says the saints will judge over the angels.
To be guilty of sin, one must be able to commit willful sin.
Original sin is the inherited tendency towards sin, but is not sin in itself.
So, the innocent (for whatever reason) do not go to Hell, they have not rebelled against God.
Angels are a different sort of created being and are not, nor ever have been/will be humans.
I believe the confusion is in the definition of "angel." Not all angels are celestial created creatures (Pre-Incarnate Jesus, Moses and Elijah at the mount of transfiguration, etc), but all celestial creatures are angels (Seraphim/Cherubim). The word "angel" simply means "sent ones" (sent from the Father). The word "angel" is a job description. Not a race or ethnicity. It all depends on context though.
Over the summer I asked this very question of my friend R. See, one of the couples at church, their newborn passed away. I don't even think he made 2 weeks of age. So I was very disturbed by the idea that the baby never had a chance at this life and what would happen to him now that he was gone. And my knowledge of the bible is very shallow at this point, so I ask these things of folks I trust. Anyway, he flat out said yes, that baby is in heaven.
I don't have any bible verses handy that says that though.
It also has a lot to do with how we view God. Do look at Him as our loving Creator and heavenly Father who only wants good for us.
Do Babies Go To Heaven When They Die?