First, there needs to be a distinction made with the 'proximal' fate, as opposed to the 'eternal' fate. (In other words, where the infant's soul is "for the time being" is NOT necessarily the same as his or her eternal fate, and there IS a difference.)
Second, while most simply have assumed an "innocent" baby would go to heaven (and this is probably true -for the 'time being'), the eternal fate is a different story. While the "ending" will catch most off-guard, it's a 'good' ending, rest assured.
Watts explores nine (9) different positions on this matter, and eliminates 7 of them as theologically impossible, leaving 2 possible outcomes:
* Position 1: Heaven --forever
* Position 2: Hell (or destruction)
* Position 3: Purgatory (a Catholic concept)
* Position 4: Heaven (for the time being), but then eventually, the Millennium (Rev. 20:4) and are given a chance for Free Will -like both humans and angels had
* Position 5: The Babies "lived not again until the thousand years were finished." (Rev. 20:5), but get a chance to hear the Gospel then
* Position 6: Only baptised babies make it to heaven
* Position 7: Only 'foreknown' ('predestined' or 'elect') babies make it to heaven
* Position 8: Only babies of Christian parents make it to heaven
* Position 9: Babies could express faith in Jesus (a position held by author, Rich Lusk, in his book, 'Paedofaith')
WATTS says: "I know that I might lose sales if people can read 'for free' my case for position 4 above, but, I want to add this addendum here -to help offer real encouragement to as many people as possible, even people who might not be able to afford my book. Why? People often misinterpret
Mark 9:37, for example: This passage address standards of treatment -not character of the children in question here. Also, King David said that he would go to his son (2 Sam 12:23), but this might mean the grave (and not heaven). Further, David was often metaphorical (and wrong!), as Psalm 13:1-4 proves: God did NOT abandon him! So, we must turn to other Scriptures to see the actual truth of this matter. In short, the Millennium features children (ISAIAH 11:6b,8), people who live in mortal bodies and die (ISAIAH 65:20b) and Free Will (as proven by the rebellion at the end of the millennium in Revelation 20:9), so the Bible does NOT prohibit nor preclude the Millennium from offering these children such Free Will choice: if God offered angels Free Will (proven by one-third having fallen) and humans free will, why would it be contrary to his character to offer babies free will?"
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This is a deep subject, and the writer assumes the reader accepts the Holy Bible as authoritative (since this is the main source of the proof offered), but Watts gives this subject a deeper treatment than any other writer, to date. Sit back, grab a cup of hot cocoa or a tall, iced-cold latte, and enjoy the journey on which Mr. Watts takes the read
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About the Author
 In Re: GORDON WAYNE WATTS (as next friend of THERESA MARIE 'TERRI' SCHIAVO), No. SC03-2420 (Fla. Feb.23, 2003), denied 4-3 on rehearing.
 In Re: JEB BUSH, GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA, ET AL. v. MICHAEL SCHIAVO, GUARDIAN: THERESA SCHIAVO, No. SC04-925 (Fla. Oct.21, 2004), denied 7-0 on rehearing.
 Schiavo ex rel. Schindler v. Schiavo ex rel. Schiavo, 403 F.3d 1223, 2005 WL 648897 (11th Cir. Mar.23, 2005), denied 2-1 on appeal.
Watts is also a graduate of The Florida State University, with his double major with honours in Biological and Chemical Science, some post baccalaureate education, a vocational associate's degree from United Electronics Institute, and some recent theological classes at Evangelical University -and a few classes in the "school of hard knocks." Mr. Watts is a Protestant Christian, attending the First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Florida, the same church attended by famous Preterist author, Rev. John L. Bray.
Gordon has read the Bible from cover-to-cover in the KJV, and now is part-way through in the AMP version - and continues his studies in the Bible - and in other areas, such as science, politics, and activism to help oppose unjust laws and seek change, consistent with the teachings of Jesus.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
From the book description elsewhere, we find this: "Full title: "When Babies Die: Where do they go? Heaven? Hell? YES – and NO: The answer is good, but NOT what you might guess..." [Black & White, with illustrations] This is a DEEP theological analysis of an age-old question, distinguishing the 'eternal' fate from where these infants go "for the time being," and there's a BIG difference between the two! The author explores nine (9) different theories and compares them with the Bible, with a surprising (but good) outcome. Be forewarned: The truth is NOT what you might expect, but it is good - for those seeking truth, such as grieving parents, theology students, or just ordinary citizens wanting to know what happens." That website also has the following customer review:Most Helpful Customer Reviews 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful When Babies Die Where do they Go? Must Read Review July 14, 2012 By Jack Wellman Format:Paperback I have known this author for sometime and myself, being an author of 4 books and a long time pastor, have read much of this man's work and it is his passionate pursuing of theological truth has made me re-shift my own thinking and theology. His biblical wisdom and knowledge make this book a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered what happens to children, infants, toddlers, and babies if they die. To heaven, hell, or another place? I am sure you will find Scriptural support for his reason's and give this a 5 out of a 1 to 5 star rating Disclaimer: I am the author, and so it is expected that I be biased, but I have a duty to provide the most complete information when the book description is lacking. However, the man who wrote the other review, which I copied & pasted, in not myself, so his review is expected to be objective & accurate.~GWW
Dear reader: Since I'm the author, I may not be permitted by Barnes & Noble to write a book review of my own book (this is not a book review per se, and furthermore, since an anonymous reader did give a good review, I will abstain here). But I WOULD like to point out some small (but significant) typos in the 1st printing, in case you bought a book from a 3rd-party vendor who got the 1st printing. If the 'About the Author' page is on page 80 without a thumbnail photo, then you got the 1st printing, and the corrections below apply to you. (Only like 5 or 10 of those printed, it appears on my end.) If the 'About the Author' is on page 90, and you see a small photo of me in the top-right of the page, then you got the 'updated' version, and you can disregard all this below... Updates since it printed & had some copies bought by 3rd-party venders: 'MAJOR' updates: Front & Back COVERS & Copyright page: ** Previously, only the colour edition had the cool 'outer-space' front-cover, but now, the Black & White edition also has that front-cover, instead of the sky-clouds image. ** Also, I made sure that both front & back covers and the inner-flap "copyright page" clearly indicated whether it was the 'Black & White' or rather the 'Color' version - and indicated on both that my book is "with illustrations." ** Added a recommendation by Rev. Jack Wellman on the back cover. ** Roland BUCK: Clarified and fixed some copyright issues with links to Rev. Roland H. Buck's sermons on page 37, where I also made a small 'Fair Use' quote. (Legally required and Morally the right thing to do.) ** Kenneth HAGIN: Added a small quote by Kenneth E. Hagin regarding Free Will on page 10. (He said 'Free Will Prevails' in the title to one section on p.63 of his book, 'The Believer's Authority.') ** Billy GRAHAM: Added yet another small quote by Dr. Billy Graham, on pp. 8-9 regarding Free Will and put in a small 'Fair Use' image of the Bible tract in order to verify my claims when I cited my sources here. (He said that "God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us robots to automatically love and obey him," in his 'Steps to Peace with God' tract. This seems to address everybody, not just Adam and Eve, whom he addresses in previous quotes.) ** Jack WELLMAN: Added the recommendation by Rev. Jack Wellman in a Forward as well. (Bears repeating, so I did.) ** Gordon WATTS: Added a small thumb-nail photo of myself (Gordon Wayne Watts) in the 'About The Author' section on page 80. (Makes the book look more professional.) That page is now page 90 in the updated printing, since page-numbering has changed. (See below.) ** PAGE NUMBERING: I made sure each chapter began on an odd page-number, so that the new chapters would be on "right-facing" pages -that is, pages on the "right side" when you have the book open. This, of course, increased the number of pages, and made me have to reformat the Table of Contents. (Makes it look more professional.) So, the corrections above & below only refer to the first print, as the page numbers are different in the revised correction. (But the content should be otherwise the same.) 'MINOR' updates: Spelling / Spacing / Grammatical errors - Page 3, "the senior pastor preacher..." was redundant - removed the word 'preacher' Page 15, didn't put a space between "unknown author," and 'I would infer...' Page 33, didn't put a space between 'suffocated her.' and 'Gavin' Page 42 said "Based on the Terms of Service...imply" - odd grammar, but it now reads: "The Terms of Service...imply" Page 47 listed Chorazin & Capernaum as cities under judgment in the [brackets], but I included Bethsaida to be complete. Page 60, misspelled 'thieves' as 'theives' Page 62, misspelled 'would' as 'wold' (Why didn't spell-check catch that one!? Is that a word? LOL) Page 63, whether or not to "believes in, trusts in, and clings to" is bad grammar. It is changed to whether or not to "believe in, trust in, and cling to." Page 66, I removed the comma after "a very close friend of mine": It was not needed. Page 67, said she was going through "personal issue," but the number is wrong. Corrected grammar reads "personal issues," plural. Page 74, misspelled 'Gomorrah' as 'Gomorrha' Page 76, misspelled 'Cf.' as 'C.f.' CONCLUSION: I apologize big-time for the errors I made in my 1st printing: I am kind of new to this book-writing stuff. However, both the 1st printing (with the errors) and the current edition ARE THE SAME in content, except for the small errors listed above. So, if you've got the old version and make these corrections, your book is current and up-to-date. Besides, only the 'major' errors made any difference in the content of the book, and there were only like 4 or 5 of them. The spelling errors were "harmless errors," insofar as they did not change the meaning of things. Gordon Wayne Watts, author "When Babies Die: Where Do They Go" (The Colour and Black & White as well as KINDLE versions)