We are all believers in the miracles of modern medicine. We like to assume that all problems associated with infant mortality will just go away. But even though the rate has been significantly reduced in first-world countries, babies still die before they are even born:
We would all love to know what becomes of these tiny children. Alas, our God has chosen not to speak directly in Holy Scriptures to this issue, and so we should offer our opinions softly and humbly. God is more comfortable with ambiguity than we are—we would like everything spelled out in black and white. God has chosen to draw a veil around his activity on behalf of deaths of the unborn. Undoubtedly, there are some powerful reasons for God’s relative silence here. But he expects us to trust him, and so we shall.
Well, then, what can we say? Here are some thoughts:
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Pastor Mike Novotny also addressed the issue of whether infants who die go to heaven. Watch the Your Time of Grace video: