I have a question about children being considered innocent by God simply by the merit of being a child, whether their parents are believers or not. This is not a trick question or in any way meant to bait or trap anyone. It is not meant as a way to say Calvinism is wrong or right, or the opposite. (although the answer to the question will certainly make an impact on my own beliefs in that area) It came to mind when I thought about the things God commanded to be done that we would think are wrong. Here's the question. If children are innocent and automatically saved until they reach a certain age (age they reach it at doesn't matter in this question), then why did God also kill or command the killing of the children of unbelievers/enemies? At the time of Noah, why were no infants saved out? When given a land, why kill all the children?