On July 27, 2013 a tragic accident took the lives of 4 people. Mrs. Tonya Weindrof, Chad and Courtney Phelps, and their unborn baby girl. Throughout history many people have asked the question, "Where do babies go when they die?" In a series of messages Pastor Chad called "Ask the Youth Pastor" Chad was asked this very question. On December 12, 2012 Chad answered that question this way:
"Where do babies go when they die? In all of human existence, I’m sure there is nothing more heart breaking than losing a
child, no matter what the age is. As Christians, when we decide what to believe on topics like this, we want to decide for biblical, not sentimental reasons!
God loves children:
However, there is an age of accountability. Throughout Scripture, there does appear to be an “age of accountability,” obviously, even though every child is born into sin, a toddler cannot comprehend the gospel story! God recognizes this:
David offers hope that those who haven’t reached the age of accountability go to heaven:
Understand, that when you answer a question like that, you need to answer it with
Scripture, like we have just done."
What joy and peace we have knowing that Chad and Courtney are worshipping Jesus with their daughter right now.
(For further reading on this subject check out John Macarthur's book "Safe in the Arms of God: Truth from Heaven About the Death of a Child)
Posted by Caleb