Date: 10/17/2003 9:16:11 AM
Name or Pseudonym: curious
I was just reading some of these messages, how on earth can a 9 yr old deserve hell? If the child wasnt ever taught any better, how can he/she be held accountable? And even if they were taught of God, a child is a child. God, surely in his divine wisdom, would know that a little one of this age is still an innocent. I know that there are 9 yr olds who have commited murder( as an example), and yes, they should be put in a correction facility and dealt with by the law. But, can any of us here really say that at 9 we knew how permanent death is? Or even understand the severity of certain actions, and the eternal punishment of hell? To someone of that age, eternal is one day. I remember being 9 and thinking it would be an eternity before I was 10, even if my birthday was the very next day. I am cautious of people who have "visions", I believe it can happen, at the same time the Bible speaks of people being decieved by satan coming as an angel of light. I am not saying what the girls saw wasnt the Holy Mother, but I do feel as humans we are easily decieved (no matter how pious we may think ourselves), and that we should always pray to the Christ to be absolved of any sins. For he said none may come to the father, except through me.