[quote=Della]Excuse me? Since when are we to make such a sweeping statement based on YOUR reflections on one child’s declaration of faith? Are you telling us that there is no hope for her parents? They have no chance of repentence and of being saved because they are the parents of a child whose faith they do not share? Please cite the Chuch teaching that says that! :eek:
I think it is tragic that there are so many posts on this form from people who read things that have never been said.
Please explain why you are reading something I never posted. Why are you reading in to what I said?
I was just trying to make a point that Gods childern can be born from parents who have no faith.
When did I say that they could not be saved? I even said that it can take an entire lifetime before someone realizes that they are a child of God. Perhaps this is true of these parents and it will take this child to open their eyse to the truth.
Lets look at what christ says
Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. ( Matthew 13:36-43)
God already HAS created those people who he knows in advance will freely choose (free will and all) to love him and go to heaven. He even gave us a free will by making us subject to time. So you are either going to choose God or you are not.
The question is so simple. And I think this child made it perfectly clear by saying, "I am a child of God’