Great Sermon! Bibles is only clear on elect infants
Greg Forsythe (1/12/2012)
from Cambridge, England
Somewhat misleading I was expecting a clear and more detailed treatment than this. The sermon did not even get to the subject addressed in the title until almost the end. Rev. Paisley does not prove his thesis. He proves that David's son went to heaven but that is no proof that ALL children go to heaven. Did the firstborn of the Egyptians, not under the blood, go to heaven when God slew them? Did the babies which perished in the Flood go to heaven? Does the Bible not say that the children of unbelievers are "unclean" (I Cor. 7)?
Nigel Tompsett (2/22/2009)
from Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Great Sermon! In answer to Adolfo's question - yes, I DO believe that abortion is resulting in millions of babies entering heaven. This is an extremely emotive subject that I know divides people, but whilst the whole concept of abortion is clearly wrong, and very wrong, God in His mercy I believe overcomes that dreadful sin of mankind, by redeeming such little ones to Himself, in order that He gets the glory. As Frank Warren says further down, of course, we will only know the full situation once we too arrive on the golden shore, but I am sure there will be many surprises awaiting us when we arrive !
Adolfo Mendez (10/3/2007)
Tough topic! Speaking from an academic point of view and not as a pastor needing to comfort grieving parents, I think that what's interesting in this sermon is the exposition of this passage about the death of David's son. Rev. Paisely points out that the text says the Lord struck the child. Not that this is the case when any child dies, but that it took place here. Also, David should've died, but he didn't, which is an example of God's mercy. But if we answer the question posed in the sermon title in the affirmative, are we then saying that God is forced to save all infants? If this is case (and I'm not being facetious here), then one could argue that abortion is sending millions of children to heaven. I mean I struggle with this issue because the logic of the YES answer would lead one to say the best thing any parent could do for their infant is to 'guarantee' their entry into heaven by ... well, you see where this leads? This sermon doesn't answer how one position does not automatically lead to the other position. Perhaps someone can explain to me.
Frank Warren (7/29/2004)
from Topeka, KS
A Fresh Persective On An Unclear Subject A great sermon on infant salvation...unfortunately we will probably not know the answer for sure until we get there...but this sermon has given me cause to believe everyone that dies in infancy will be in heaven...the next questions to be asked are: What about toddlers, will they be saved also? What about mentally handicapped people that are unable to put their faith in Christ?
Great Sermon! I am thinkful for my mom to still be here.
Amy Dickerson (2/27/2002)
from Greenville, SC
Great Sermon! I'm thankful that I took the time to listen to this sermon. We have a young son who has been ill from birth and has limited mental capacity. Because his life-expectancy is short, this topic is on my heart every day. It is a comfort to believe that he will enter into God's glory and be made whole.
Jim Spannagel (2/10/2002)
from New Hampton, New York
Assurance My entire family listened to one of the best sermons heard to date on the suject of Infant Salvation.
God so rich in mercy gives us such assurance, in the most simple of terms, "I shall go to him"
Joyce Reeve (2/10/2002)
from Floral Park N.Y.
Great Sermon! It Was a that dealtgreat sermon with a topic that most ministers would rather avoid . I give Rev. Paisley much credit.
Nigel Tompsett (2/6/2002)
from Lowestoft, Suffolk
Great Sermon! This sermon is WELL worth a listen - it has certainly proved to be controversial, but it at least inspires us to search the Scriptures to see if these things are true. What a gracious God we have!
Rev. Kyle Paisley pastors Oulton Broad Free Presbyterian Church in Suffolk, England, and has preached at international conferences. He believes that Fundamentalists need to emphasize the inspiration of the Bible and a personal and ecclesiastical separation that is necessary to...