Q. I have recently experienced a miscarriage and also recently found out that my mother, who is now a born-again Christian has had an abortion. The question that has been on my mind since this happened is: Are these children with God now? Is there any scriptural basis to believing that they go directly to heaven? As hard as the answer or lack thereof may be, I would like to know what the Bible says about it. It certainly has been very emotional for my husband and I. I have a deep sense of loss over what might have been.. what my life would have been like with these two people in it. Of course, my natural reaction is to be comforted in the idea that they are with God waiting for me to go home, that I will meet them one day and get to know them, but I really would like to know what the Bible says on this subject. Thanks for your input!
A. There are three principles concerning life that the Bible makes clear.
1. Life begins at conception (Psalm 139:13-16)
2. All children below the age of accountability belong to God and have eternal life. (Matt.18:10 & Romans 7:9)
3. To be absent from the body its to be present with the Lord. (2 Cor. 5:6-8 & Phil. 1:23)
Based on these principles, I can state without fear of contradiction that both your miscarried child and your aborted sibling are with the Lord and are eagerly awaiting your arrival in Heaven.