Q. Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” This verse is used to prove that one must be born again to see the Kingdom. But does it not also mean that one must be born the first time? If this is correct, doesn’t it mean that aborted babies are not in heaven?
A. Because the Bible says all children belong to God and have eternal life (Romans 7:9), I believe Jesus was only referring to those who’ve reached the age of accountability in saying we have to be born again.
To me, the Bible is pretty clear in stating that life begins at conception (Psalm 139:13, Jeremiah 1:4-5). And like other children, pre-born babies have no sins for which atonement must be made. Whatever sins a child commits are not counted against him or her.
Therefore I believe the spirits of all aborted babies have gone directly from their mothers’ wombs into the arms of God and are in Heaven awaiting the resurrection.