What Happened in the Garden of Eden? Part 13

This entry is part 13 of 48 in the series What Happened in the Garden of Eden?

If a child who dies before birth, during birth, or after birth before it reaches accountability, it may die never having been baptized in any fashion, will that child be damned to eternal Hell?  Does that infant not share  the same essence (make-up, of the same kind, pattern) as God?  Does it not have a soul and spirit?  If it shares the essence of God, is it not the same in that essence as God?  If God is eternal, is not the soul and spirit of that newly born child, eternal?  When children die(d) who were never born, were born but never reached accountability (the power to choose with understanding of the consequence) where does their soul and spirit go after death?  Ecclesiastes 12:7 tells us the soul (synetoche- a part standing for the whole) “goes back to God who gave it.”   They CANNOT go to where those of us who have sinned would go-we have been separated from the fellowship of God by sinning, they have NEVER sinned. Isaiah 59:1-2  There must be another place prepared for the sinless dead to go.   It is a place called Paradise in the third heaven. 2 Corinthians 12:1-4   What is that place?  It is the place of the sinless soul and spirit awaiting the return of our glorious Lord who will resurrect our physical body changing that body (which is the seed of the new body)into a glorious body. 1 Corinthians 15:35-56  Paul writes by inspiration of the Holy Spirit: “For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.” Ephesians 3:14    Again: “That in the dispensation of the fulness times He might gather together in one all things in Christ both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him.” Ephesians 1:10   This “gathering together” was the “eternal purpose which He had in Christ Jesus our Lord.”Ephesians 3:11    So, when “the Lord added to the church daily, those that were being saved,”Acts 2:47,  we know to what He was adding they who were in the process of repenting and being baptized for the remission of sins.  This church that existed before time, married to Christ before time, existed!! and was first made known to man in the ceremony of Adam and Eve in the Garden.  Christ Himself having been married “from the foundations of the world,” we see in His ceremony shown in Adam and Eve. Telling of that great salvation that existed before time, God was prophesying that He would bring to us who exist during time that we would continue after time ceases to be!! Revelation 13:3;Acts 20:28;Ephesians 1:4; 5:24-32; Genesis 2:22-24; 2 Peter 1:11 (Time being defined as that period existing between two eternities, made by God so we who by faith obey Him, can prove our worthiness.)  This gives new credence to the statement made by Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane–”that they (the world-the church) may be one; as Thou Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us: that the world (church) may believe (aorist subjunctive case-a single incident-not continuous about which there is some doubt about the future).  It was NOT dependent on the world of mankind to believe, it was the church which MUST BELIEVE-<obey in a single defined action>-as the subjunctive case in the Greek language demands).  It is the church which is said to “believe and be baptized to be saved”) that Thou hast sent Me.” John 17:21   This place called Paradise in the third heaven was the “I go to prepare a place for you; where I go you cannot come” of John 14: 3.  Here also, is given another appellation-”in My Father’s house.”  Heaven will not be empty my friend; all the billions and billions of  innocents who were never known to be, never known, aborted, or died before they had ability to choose will make up the bulk of the population of that place!!

Adam had three sons we know by name-Cain, Abel, and Seth.  Cain killed Abel, but that was not his sin, Cain’s sin was the sin of will worship.  Abel died never having known sin (Jesus calls him “righteous Abel” in a covenant where one sin would have made this statement impossible).  Since Abel died without sin, his soul and spirit would have had to have gone to Paradise where God’s fellowship would continue. Isaiah 59:1-2    Something is wrong!!  Abel was a son of Adam, Abel would have had to have sin if all men inherit their sins from Adam!!  Adam’s soul and spirit did not go to Paradise in the third heaven, just like David could not join his son, David prophesying that Christ would die so we who are in His Church “the gates of Hades will not prevent” after death!! Matthew 16:18   IF infants who are never born have sin, how is this explained?? do they in the resurrection accrue a new body if an old body, they never possessed?   Would you please explain the “new birth” to me??

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