Why All Babies Go To Heaven | Victor Tey

Preached by Victor Tey

 

(00:56)
Q: What ultimately sends a person to hell?
A: Sin makes you deserving of hell

Romans 6:23 – wages of sin is death
James 1:15 – bringeth forth death

But because of the grace of God it’s only by rejecting the Saviour that ultimately sends you there.

John 3:16-18 – because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

ill. Criminals in jail who are offered freedom.

(04:20)
Q: Do babies go to heaven or hell when they die?
A: 2 Samuel 12:13-23

  1. We see here that David had an understanding that whilst it was tragic for the baby to die, he would see the baby again in heaven.
  2. It was an undesired consequence on David.
  3. How sad that people these days willingly don’t want children.


Q: How is it possible for a baby to go to heaven if we are born as sinners?

  1. God can’t remove the guilt of sin without justice. (10:12)
    1. eg. “Allah is all forgiving and merciful”
    2. ie. Allah has no integrity toward his own decree of justice.
    3. You can’t be born spiritually dead and guilty of sin and God not send you to hell.
  2. It is true that babies sin from birth (13:08)
    1. Psalm 58:3 – born, speaking lies.
    2. The world is trying to teach us that we are inherently good and just need direction
    3. The bible says we are inherently bad and need correction.
    4. Beware of parenting philosophies out there and be sure to always go to the bible first to check if the method is biblically supported.
  3. Adam’s sin gave us a sinful nature (tendancy to sin). (18:10)
    1. Psalm 51:5 – I was shapen in iniquity
    2. Ephesians 2:3 – by nature the children of wrath
    3. Hebrews 2:14-18 – seed of Abraham
    4. Romans 7:17-24 – in my flesh dwelleth no good thing
    5. Galatians 5:19-21 – works of the flesh (22:56)
  4. We do not inherit Adam’s guilt. (25:38)
    1. Deuteronomy 24:16 – put to death for his own sin
    2. Ezekiel 18:20 –  you are not punished for the sins of Adam
    3. You are born a sinner but not yet guilty.
    4. What about David’s baby? Wasn’t he killed for David’s sin?
      1. No, God put away David’s sin (a picture of grace) – 2 Samuel 12:13
      2. God did not want David to have a son that was born of adultery – 2 Samuel 12:14
  5. Without knowledge of the law your sins are dead (ie. they are not held accountable / found guilty) (29:27)
    1. Deuteronomy 1:34-39 – no knowledge between good and evil
    2. Romans 7:7-14
      1. v7 – no knowledge of sin without knowledge of law
      2. v8 – sin is dead without the knowledge of the law
      3. v9a – we are born spiritually alive with a flesh that has a nature to sin.
      4. v9b – sin is brought to life by the knowledge of the law
    3. Romans 7:4-6
      1. v5 – ‘dead’ means it doesn’t bring forth fruit not that it doesn’t exist.
      2. v6 – contrasting the good fruit of works (eg. souls, praise, spirit) with the fruit of sin (death)
      3. James 2:26 – Faith is dead without works means it does not being forth the fruit of the spirit and be profitable to another. But a dead faith still exists.
      4. Roman’s 4:19 – Abraham’s ‘dead’ body and ‘deadness’ of Sarah’s womb
    4. Galatians 3:16-26
      1. The law was not added to give life or to disannul the promises of God.
      2. v19 It was added because of transgression
      3. v24 schoolmaster to bring us to Christ
      4. v25 no longer justified by works, but by faith. Doesn’t mean the morality of the law is no longer applicable.
  6. I believe this principle can also be applied to the mentally disabled.

(50:09)
Q: Does this mean that we condemn a person by preaching the word to them whereas previously they were in ignorance of the law?

A: Romans 2:14-15 – the law of God is written on everyone’s hearts and our conscience bears witness of it.

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