Earlier this week in What About Infants?, I directed my readers to TC's post When Infants Die: Hell? Heaven? or Limbo?. As predicted, it generated a healthy discussion. I can't definitively say who's right or wrong, but I wonder if we shouldn't be more worried about adults than the children. Jesus said,
Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3 (NASB)
I have a strong suspicion that the children will be fine. We, on the other hand, seem to have a harder time getting it.
I think we get all worked up over sin and original sin, when our accountability begins, right and wrong, and the like. And that is the very problem.
God's a pretty smart Dude, and when He forbade us from eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, it was for our own good. He knew we would spend the rest of our lives worrying about whether we did good or evil. If not because of our own shortcomings, then because the enemy would beat us over the head with it.
And as if that wasn't enough, now we've got to worry about whether our kids will be held accountable. It's too much to worry about. And God knew it.
That's where we go wrong, in our need (or desire) to know. We were better off before the knowledge of good and evil, innocent like a child.