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What Happens to the Children at the Rapture?

Updated: Mar 17, 2022


If you're a rainbows and unicorns type of person then you don't want to read this.


This question came up recently and got me thinking. What do we know is going to happen at the rapture? The dead in Christ rise first and then those believers that remain will be gathered up next. Every unbeliever is left behind.


But, the children!, You might say. Surely they get a free pass into heaven. What does the bible say? God is not a respecter of persons. But, the children! That's not fair! You might say. I would say, Don't second guess God. His ways are perfect, righteous and just.


What ELSE do we know about the rapture? We know that MOST people are going to be left behind. ALL of the non-Christian religions are guaranteed of hell. Most of the supposedly 'Christian' religions will be left behind as well.


So, the 'good' news is... you only have to 'worry' about a very very VERY small percentage of children who may be left behind that came from believing families.


What do we know about children who die before they're old enough to understand the consequences of their sin? They go to heaven. That means that very very VERY small percentage just got another VERY added on to the very very VERY small percentage. And, remember, the antichrist is going to kill as many people as he can... including children.


So, let's say there are 1,000 children who were not of age and from believing families that are left behind. The two witnesses will be on earth as well as the 144,000 witnesses as well as the supposed 'Christians' who believed works get you into heaven. That means those children will have somebody to watch out for them and maybe just maybe they will get saved. And, if that doesn't happen then MAYBE they get killed by God's wrath and end up going to heaven anyway. If that happens then they have nothing to worry about.


Remember, death is just a doorway to the after life. Those who choose to not believe are the only ones who have to fear death. The pain, compared to eternity, will be for just a short while.


I know these thoughts don't sit well with most people. They want rainbows and unicorns. They want to believe that God won't let BAD things happen to believers, let alone 'innocent' CHILDREN. Uh, what about this guy named Job? What about everybody who was on earth when the flood happened? God destroyed everything on earth including all of the children.


Here's an after thought: 1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.


So, as long as one parent is a believer the children are holy and MAYBE they will be taken as well. The children of the unbelievers will still be left behind, though.


Remember Sodom and Gomorrah? If Abraham could have found 10 people, then God would've spared the earth. That is what it is going to be like at the Second Coming of Christ. It's going to be hard to find ANYBODY left on earth who is a believer.


What ever happens to the children you can rest assured will be righteous and just. Don't go for the rainbows and unicorns option. God doesn't offer a rainbows and unicorns option.


update 3/17/2022:

Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.


I take the bible literally when it makes a simple statement. Every one that shall be found written in the book shall be delivered.


I believe every body has their name written in the Book of Life since before the beginning of time. Therefore, their name gets blotted out if they become reprobate or die without Jesus. Others believe your name is written in the Book of Life when you are saved.


That means either all of the children get to go to heaven or all of the unbelieving children are left behind. Makes you think doesn't it?

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