[quote=De Maria]Children who die without being baptized should go to heaven based upon the God’'s Mercy and Justice.
Yes. We submit to the Mercy of God in this.
First. Original Sin is not actual sin. It is the propensity to sin.
Having Original Sin is the same as lacking Sanctifying Grace.
The absence of sanctifying grace-
is an effect of the first sin, for Adam, having received holiness and justice from God, lost it not only for himself but also for us (loc. cit., can. ii). If he has lost it for us we were to have received it from him at our birth with the other prerogatives of our race.
The absence of sanctifying grace is a real privation (absence or lacking), it is the want of something that should have been according to the Divine plan.
Sanctifying grace therefore enters into the moral order, it is a turning towards God. Consequently the lack of this grace, even without any other act, would be a stain, a moral deformity, a turning away from God, and this is not found in any other effect of the fault of Adam. This lack of Sanctifying Grace, therefore, is the hereditary stain.
But, as a result of the original seperation from God (brought about by Adam and Eve) we also experience things BESIDES Original Sin:
Death and Suffering-These are purely physical evils and cannot be called sin. Moreover St. Paul, and after him the councils, regarded death and original sin as two distinct things transmitted by Adam.
Concupiscence-This rebellion of the lower appetite transmitted to us by Adam is an occasion of sin and in that sense comes nearer to moral evil. However, the occasion of a fault is not necessarily a fault, and whilst original sin is effaced by baptism concupiscence still remains in the person baptized; therefore original sin and concupiscence cannot be one and the same thing, as was held by the early Protestants (see Council of Trent, Sess. V, can. v).
What you are referring to relates to concupiscence.
Because a soul directly created by God we know that at the time of conception it is perfect, without stain of sin.
This is not quite correct. The only souls that we KNOW of that were created, at the time of conception, perfectly is Mary- and Jesus.
382 “Man, though made of body and soul, is a unity” (GS 14 § 1). The doctrine of the faith affirms that the spiritual and immortal soul is created immediately by God.
Therefore, a soul which has not sinned has not willfully opposed God and remains in a state of Grace. himself from God and is still in a state of Grace.
Again, nope, just because that individual was created by God, does not mean they were offered Sanctifying Grace (freed from the stain of Original Sin.) If this were the case, all arguments for free will and the sacrifice of Christ on the cross to make heaven possible for those who choose to follow- fall into decay!
405 Although it is proper to each individual,original sin does not have the character of a personal fault in any of Adam’'s
404 How did the sin of Adam become the sin of all his
descendants?.. And that is why original sin is called “sin” only in an analogical sense: it is a sin “contracted” and not “committed” - a state and not an act.
I can generally follow this.
1850 Sin is… a revolt against God through the will…
In the end there will be only heaven and hell. No other states or
conditions will exist.
Unless the conjectured Limbo is a part of heaven or hell it will cease to exist. That would leave the unbaptized child outside of heaven and either permanently erased from existence or stuck in hell.
Why would limbo cease to exist just because heaven and hell do?
366 The Church teaches that every spiritual soul is created
immediately by God…it does not perish when it separates from the body at death…
But that in itself was a result of the FALL, and the reason by which Christ came… to ensure our souls could find repose with the Father. The body of Adam and Eve was not born to DIE, that they did die is a result of their choice to seperate their desires from that of God.
1038 The resurrection of all the dead…Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate
them one from another. . . . And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."*
It would be wrong for a soul that has not sinned to remain outside of heaven when the only option left is hell.*
It would seem terrible if your scenerio were feasible. But in my response, I have offered other perspectives which unsettle this claim.
Please do not misunderstand. I believe God is gracious and merciful to those who have not had the benefit of the sacrament of Baptism.