Originally Posted by festeringZit
There are no "versions" of Christianity that claim when a child dies they
go straight to hell. If some individual holds that position, then they
are in opposition to all Christian doctrine that I know of.
Some religious people claim there is an age of accountability. Most say the age is indeterminate but some say it doesn't start til Bar Mitavah age so children aren't accountable for sins.
In the bible on the death of David and Bathsheba's first child the account is:
2 Samuel 12 v.18 (NIV):
18 On the seventh day the child died. David’s attendants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, “While the child was still living, he wouldn’t listen to us when we spoke to him. How can we now tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate.”
19 David noticed that his attendants were whispering among themselves, and he realized the child was dead. “Is the child dead?” he asked.
“Yes,” they replied, “he is dead.”
20 Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate.
21 His attendants asked him, “Why are you acting this way? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept, but now that the child is dead, you get up and eat!”
22 He answered, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, ‘Who knows? The LORD may be gracious to me and let the child live.’ 23 But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”
They like to assume the worst on here without researching the bible or doctrine.