Some people believe in an ‘age of accountability’ that covers infants and young children with a ‘safety net’ so that if they die before reaching this certain age, God will accept them into heaven. I understand why people want to believe this. The problem is, I find no supporting evidence for this idea in the Bible. In fact, I find the opposite:
“Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.” – Psalm 51:5
“as it is written, THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE” – Romans 3:10
Now, I believe God can have mercy on whomever He chooses to. I cannot say that He consistently chooses to save infants or young children. In fact, those who would believe that to be the case should have a hard time proclaiming that abortion or infanticide is really a bad thing.