As regular readers perhaps know, I ‘m convinced that all children below the age of accountability will go to be with Christ at the Rapture of the Church. My contention isn’t based upon my having a grandpa’s heart for children, and I can prove that I’m in very good company when it comes to that soft spot for little ones.
The very character of our Heavenly Father is at stake in the matter of all children below the age of accountability going to be with the Lord when He calls at the moment of Rapture. We see this magnificent character through God made manifest in the flesh, His Son, the second member of the Godhead. Consider what Jesus said:
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18:3–6)
The words of the Creator of all that is, while in His earthly flesh, makes it clear beyond question of His love for those who are too young to be aware that they are born sinners and separated from God, thus need a Savior to reconcile them to their Creator.
These humble little ones have the very spirit of innocence God requires in order to inhabit Heaven. They’re in this state until they’re convicted by the Holy Spirit that they need that Savior and are capable of accepting or rejecting the offer of God’s grace through the salvation process.
Those who harm—offend—such innocent ones and keep them from coming to the Lord reserve for themselves the most severe of punishments, according to Jesus, Himself.
The “millstone” reference is an indicator of how those who prey on children, abuse them, or do anything to hinder them from learning about Jesus and His love for them are destined for the most hellish eternity imaginable.
My thoughts go to one well-known actor of past years—one of the most famous.
I remember his actress daughter, also one of Hollywood’s most famous, saying in an interview that her father mocked her when she was a small child for wanting to go to Sunday school with a neighbor family. He ridiculed her, saying that she was a fool for believing in all that Jesus stuff.
I do believe that woman is saved, but still totally confused, being still a Hollywood icon with no substantial Bible education by a Christ-centered body of believers.
What a punishment such a now-deceased father must be receiving, given the precious gift of a child, then to have “offended” that child in such a way.
We as a nation have now reached the point where Hollywood and all of culture are “offending” the children of America. And this, it seems, is an offense taking place worldwide as well.
We have, as a world generation, reached a “millstone milestone,” if you’ll allow the attempt at alliteration in the commentary’s title.
A news excerpt makes my point:
The boom in LGBT content for children has continued, with yet another classic getting a Pride makeover.
According to Christianity Daily, the fairy tale Cinderella will be coming to Amazon Prime in September with a “LGBTQ sexless godmother,” played, unsurprisingly, by male homosexual Billy Porter. Porter told CBS that the new version will be “a classic fairy tale for a new generation.”
The BBC is also plugging a new children’s book called My Daddies, the story of a motherless little girl adopted by two men. This book was newsworthy not because there is any shortage of this sort of thing lately, but because it is “the first book of its kind to be written and illustrated by same-sex adoptive parents” and “the first picture book about two gay dads with both an LGBT author and illustrator.” (“Queer Is In, Christian Is Out—Boom In LGBT Content For Children,” RR News)
Daily we are barraged with the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah-like evil, like what is represented by the above. This is “offending” little ones at a level probably not seen since the time of Sodom and Gomorrah.
With the murders in their mother’s wombs—and even after birth—by the abortionists, and with the approval of governments, we have indeed reached a millstone milestone, in my view.
The Tribulation will see that millstone of condemnation placed around the necks of all who have participated in such treatment of children, as part of a deliberate turning of their backs on the God of Heaven.
Perhaps this evil will be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back. Maybe the time of that millstone milestone has been reached as the stench of this world enters the nostrils of our God.
The Rapture of the Church and the removal of such little ones out of harm’s way might be very near indeed, as in Christ’s words as recorded in Luke 21:28.
And when you see all these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your head, for your redemption is drawing near.