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I just read a thing that said that if a person is feeble-minded...

and unable to grasp or embrace the concept of accepting Jesus as their saviour, that their soul will still go to heaven when they die. Is this true?

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This is what i believe - i think the age of accountability is different for each person and God is the only one who knows. Some reach that point very early in life and, yes, some may never reach it because of their inability to understand. I believe that before that point a person does go to heaven.
That said, the basic important concept of salvation, love Jesus and understand how much he loves you is so incredibly easy to grasp and children and most 'simple' or childlike adults can grasp that basic concept without getting their heads all cluttered up with all the other rigamarole the rest of us insist on applying to salvation. We insist on making it so complicated and rule laden when it really isnt at all. This is why its so important we focus hard on teaching not only children but our intellectually delayed brothers and sisters about Jesus. Yes there are some so severe they cant ever grasp it but many can and IF they dont get to heaven it will be OUR fault.

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That was an awesome answer! Thank you!
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I really needed to hear that.
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Amen!
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This is believed by many religions so yes.

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Yes. I think so. Just like the soul of a child goes to heaven if they die.

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Well, I don't have the right to say a person will or will not go to heaven. But if you mean that ...let's say there is a person that is mentally handicapped and does not even have the sense to know what is good or bad.....Sure that person can be saved too....even if that person can not grasp it at all. That is what I believe.

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yes i think that too

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It takes faith not strength of mind.

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But how does a person who can't grasp a concept have faith in that concept?
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The answer is: they can't. That's where Gods grace comes into play.
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Well, there is no heaven and no hell, so...

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Yes, if a person with developmental disabilities is unable to comprehend the meaning of being "saved", that person is considered an "Innocent", in almost all religions.

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Can you provide the scriptures where you read that?

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There are none
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.....at least none that I'm aware of
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I did not read it in the bible.
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Then all I can say in my opinion is if it is not in the Bible there is no validation and I can not believe it to be true.
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So a person that doesn't have the mental capability to accept God as their saviour is condemned to hell?
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I don't think so. I don't have scriptural refences to back my claim.... but think of the character of God. He is a God of love, mercy and grace. Yes He is also Holy, and a God of justice....but His Word says that mercy triumphs over judgement. I think Gods' grace will cover people who don't have the mental capacity....just like His grace covers children that are too young to understand.
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I believe it's true not only for the feeble minded but other circumstances as well, for example; an ignorant mind.
We are a product of our surroundings. So if our own family believes in educating only the first born or marrying their first cousin, or hating one race is it a sin? Or is it a lack of knowledge, as in our ignorance, that affects our right and our wrong. It's all you know it's right in your culture your world.

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I do believe we are born flesh that greatly tempts us to sin, but no man is actually guilty of sin until he knowingly and willfully sins. Little babies or children, or the severely mentally handicapped do not understand sin and therefore are not held accountable.

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Any person who is mentally challenged to the extent that he could not be aware of his sinful state and believe in Christ for salvation, is in the same category as a child and it is not unreasonable to assume that person is saved by the grace and mercy of the same God who saves babies and small children. We can take comfort in knowing that our God's plan is always perfect, He always does what is right and just, and His love and mercy are infinite and everlasting.http://www.gotquestions.org/mentally-challenged.html

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I agree that a person who cannot understand the concept of Jesus Christ will still go to heaven.

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