I'll probably regret this, but here goes: It has been stated on this board that billions who never heard or will hear of Christ will spend eternity in hell, including many of those vile sinners, newborn infants. Primitive Baptists and others have been called heretics for believing that God may make provison for these people. Just think of what this is saying: that for a life span of a mere 70 years, or much less, all those who never heard the gospel are automatically sentenced by God to spend an ETERNITY in hell. If this is your idea of a merciful and just God, I think it is a warped definition of those two attributes. As for the little children, this just doesn't square with Jesus's words to" Permit the children to come to me and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of heaven."