If all men and women are born into a state of sinfulness, then what happens to infants when they die? Or when someone is mentally incapacitated to confess their faith?
The question of how God accommodates the souls of children (or for that matter, the souls of invalids, mentally incapacitated, etc.) is not easy to answer, though Scripture does give us a limited answer. First, we must understand how all men are saved. Scripture tells us that all men are saved by faith in Jesus Christ, and by no other means. Without faith in the Savior’s atoning sacrifice, no one may enter God’s presence.
But faith itself is not something that men arrive at by their own power and reason. Continue reading