I realize that the traditional belief of the Church is that unbaptized infants, regardless of the religion (or lack thereof) of their parents, cannot be automatically assumed to have entered heaven. They have original sin on their souls, thus they cannot enter heaven, but neither can they be punished, so they exist for eternity in a state of limbo. They know only natural happiness, but do not have the beatific vision. Some say limbo is the mildest, outer reaches of hell. I also realize that the Church in our time holds out hope for their salvation, and reminds us that limbo is only a theory, not a doctrine. Bottom line, we just don’t know.
What, however, of non-Catholic Christians? As far as I am aware, Catholics are the only Christians who believe there is the possibility unbaptized infants are not saved.
Do any other Christians, in fact, believe there is a possibility that unbaptized infants do not enter heaven?
As for Christians who hold to “believer’s baptism” (i.e., no baptism of infants), at what age do they believe that a child or youth must “accept Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior” (and then be baptized), otherwise they are damned forever?
And if they do believe in an “age of accountability”, as I’ve heard it put, how do they back up the idea that infants, children, and youths are saved up until that time, but not afterwards? What happens to the child to change them from an unaccountable youth to an accountable person who must be saved, or else be lost?