Proof -- Little Children go to Heaven When They die
1. When David’s baby died he went to heaven “And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell [whether] GOD will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me” (2 Samuel 12:23 22). David was assured that he would go to join his baby boy in heaven one day.
2. Jesus explained the way to heaven with a child. “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14).
3. Little children are not accountable for sin. The Jewish children were not held accountable for sins during the journey to the Promised Land. “Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, [concerning] which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised. But [as for] you, your carcasses, they shall fall in this wilderness” (Numbers 14:30-32).
So, as we journey toward our Promised Land children that do not understand right or wrong are not accountable. Age plays a part in our accountability before God. God does not hold a child responsible for sin until that child is old enough to understand right and wrong. Isaiah said, "For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings" (Isa. 7:16).
4. Job’ 10 children died in a storm. But he did not lose them. They were alive in heaven. “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before” (Job 42:10). But he only received 10 children (Job 42:13). That was the only thing Job did not receive double. The reason was his other 10 children were awaiting him in heaven (Job 42:10: 13).
“Little ones are precious in God’s sight. If they die, they go to heaven,” declared C. H. Spurgeon. “Parents, who have trusted Jesus, who have lost a little one, if they have trusted Jesus, can be confident of a wonderful reunion someday. Are you hopeful of seeing again that little treasure God entrusted to you for such a short time? Jesus has made a way. Come to Him now and someday you will see them again.”