When asked if babies that die in infancy will get into Heaven, Christian apologist Robert responded thusly (emphasis mine):
“Like I said, we have one Biblical answer, and that child went to heaven. It’s not guaranteed for all children though. It’s not like God owes us heaven.”
Robbie was referring to David’s son, who was struck down by God for David’s adulterous relationship with Bathsheba. Besides the obvious contradiction this incident creates with the general rules of the Tanakh (the one who sins is the one who dies…), the appeal to the son of David shows that only some children who die before reaching adulthood will actually get into the Christian Heaven.
This creates a conundrum for Christians, who insist that God is “loving” and “just”. How can a “loving” God condemn a baby to hell for simply having a “sinful” nature? And if God was “just” (at least in the Christian sense), then EVERY baby (even David’s son) should go to hell because of the taint of original sin. This conundrum shows that the Christian concept of “God” is neither “loving” nor “just”, but reduces the Almighty and Merciful God to a cruel, unjust and unfair tyrant. As it stands, the Christian god cannot be the True God.
For more on the false doctrine of original sin, see my article here: