Children and the Rapture – One Christian’s Perspective

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Children and the Rapture – One Christian’s Perspective

When Herod realized that the wisemen were not coming back to tell him where the King was born, he became very fearful and angry. He sent his soldiers to Bethlehem and all the surrounding towns to kill all the baby boys two years and younger. The Bible tells us that a great weeping and mourning was heard over the deaths of the babies.

Matthew 2:16-18 NKJV
“Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: “A voice was heard in Ramah, Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted, Because they are no more.”

My thought is, however great the lamentation, weeping and mourning was it will pale in comparison to the weeping and mourning that will take place immediately following the rapture.

When that trumpet sounds and Jesus steps out on the clouds to call His bride home, all the children under the age of accountability will go too. Because of God’s mercy and grace, a child that dies under the age of accountability goes to heaven and I believe that the same principle will apply to children concerning the rapture.

Can you imagine the cry that will be heard when millions of babies and little children suddenly disappear? Can you imagine the horror parents will feel as they franticly search for their children? Babies will disappear from their cribs, daycares, or even from the arms of their mothers. Little children from all over the world will suddenly vanish from their homes, yards, and schools.

My plea to parents is for you to turn to God and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Live in such a way that you know that you will go to be with God and your little children when the rapture occurs (whenever that is).

If you don’t make it in the rapture and your little one does, please remember that there is still hope for you to be reunited with your loved ones – you can still turn to God. As long as there is breath in your body there is still hope for you, you can still repent and you can still be forgiven. It won’t be easy, and it may cost you your life but it will be worth it.

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