- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Questions about Bible Prophecy and the End Times
- Published on Thursday, 19 November 2009 11:56
God has not given us a definite answer to this question that parents often ask and that believers have raised for years. As emotionally charged as this matter is, we cannot answer it based on our emotional response and preferences.
The Bible often answers problems by citing principles. One example of this is 1 Corinthians 14:33 where God’s character, "not the author of confusion, but of peace," determines how gifts must function in the assembly.
In a similar manner, we can cite two features of God’s character: His righteousness and His kindness. We can rest that God will always do what is right (Genesis 18:25). God will not condemn those who have not understood His requirements (Romans 5:13). In addition, knowing that God is kind (Luke 6:35), we can expect that He will deal kindly with infants whose parents depart at the Rapture. We cannot state with assurance how God will express His kindness, but it is difficult to understand how these infants could be left behind without parental care. From our limited perspective, we expect that these infants will go with their parents.
Anxious parents can rest in the certainty of God’s kindness. To faith, knowing God is as good as knowing precisely what He will do.