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It was a few years ago now that I wrote a little book called Safe In The Arms Of God. This was a little book that explains what happens to babies that die. Again I felt it was very important because there was no such book in existence at the time, as there is no such book in existence as the slave book. Once in a while you come across something that needs to be addressed. But the little book, Safe in the Arms of God, really came out of a panel discussion that I had national conference where there were five or six pastors seated on the platform and there were several thousand people in the audience and they were asked to convey questions and we were supposed to answer the questions.

The question that came from one of the participants was, "What happens to babies that die?" This was a couple who lost a baby in death and they wanted to know where the baby was. And I was the guy at the end of the line. So they started at the other end, asking each man what he thought, and there was a constant repetition, "We're not sure...we're not sure...I can't really say...I don't know." And by the time it got to me, I was really ready to say something other than that.

So, I said, "With all due respect, I think the Bible does tell us what happens to babies that die." And I gave the answer, which, of course, turned out to be a tremendous encouragement to the people who had lost a baby and many others who had lost them, sometimes even in miscarriage or perhaps had a severely retarded child that never really got intellectually beyond infancy or early childhood. It turned out to be such an encouragement, that I decided to put it in a book, Safe in the Arms of God, and I'm glad for that.

Here we are again at this same subject in Mark. We looked at it in Matthew 19 when we went through Matthew some time in another life time long ago. This same passage, this same incident recorded in Matthew 19:13 to 15, we looked at this same incident again in Luke a number of years ago because it's recorded in Luke 18:15 to 17. So Matthew 19, Luke 18 record this as does Mark chapter 10 verses 13 to 16. We're in Mark 10:13 to 16....

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John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry...

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