I was talking with a Christian parent about children who were separated from their parents due to war and end up in orphanages in other countries where they can be traced back.
I will paraphrase the conversation, as I don't remember the exact words. But I said "At least all parents will be reunited with their children in Heaven". And she replied "Not all parents. Some of them will be in Hell". I did not mean to say what I said with a Universalist theme, it's just, Universalism for me is so connected with Christianity that I can't separate them. So I sometimes say things like that subconsciously. Or perhaps it is God's way to tell that person the truth. :dsunny:
Anyways, after that talk, I immediately felt sad thinking about children who will never come together with their families in the afterlife. Especially since, she thinks God would be separating them on purpose. For me, that's completely backwards to God's purpose, who loves children. :doh:
Sure, in some cases, the parents may be abusive towards the children. But even then, I believe the child, having suffered that trauma, deserves to hear an apology from their parent who has been cleaned to go into Heaven and taught righteousness. Otherwise, it feels unfinished.
God finishes what He starts. He will mend all relationships together. Every parent. Every child. Everyone will be saved. :HeartThrob:
Isaiah 54:13 "All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children"
Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.
Luke 3:6: "All flesh shall see the salvation of God."