Assume the following propositions are true:
There is an “age of accountability (AOA)” which is different for everyone at which a person is then responsible for deciding for or against Christ. Repentance or non-repentance
Prior to the “AOA” if an individual dies they would go to heaven
A failure to repent and “accept Christ” by this “AOA” will put that individual “at risk” to burn in hell for all eternity unless they repent prior to death
An individual who is past the “AOA” and has not repented prior to their death will indeed burn in hell for all eternity
80% of individuals who reach the “AOA” do not repent prior to death
So say I give money to a humanitarian organization which feeds children to save them from starvation. Let’s say my contributions save 4 children from certain death. 3 of the 4 children saved from starvation die after the age of accountability (let’s say at age 12) and burn in hell because they don’t repent and accept Christ as Savior the summer before they enroll in 6th grade. Had I not sent in the money the children would have died, but been spared an eternity of burning in hell and, in fact, get to enjoy an eternity of bliss because they died prior to the “AOA”.
Wouldn’t it, if we follow the logic, be more loving to cut off all support for starving children to save them from hell, assuming there was an 80% chance they would not repent prior to death?
Or, do we follow the words of John Calvin, who said “there are babies a span long in hell” and resort to a belief in double predestination so we don’t have to be emotionally troubled by these hypotheticals?
The more I think about the absurdities that surround the traditional doctrine of hell, the more I’m shocked that people can hold on to these beliefs. But I’m sure our good friend A37 will come to the rescue and set us straight
In short, worshipping a God like this would not be worth any of our time. It would be 100x more merciful to disallow the birth of a person who would ultimately reject Christ or just simply annihilate them. So if the above propositions are true, then I guess I want no part of Christianty.