Children at Christ’s Coming

Lots of people seem to worry how man shall be in the Age to come. They wonder how we would live, would have to work or not, how we would be clothed and if we would still have children and how then the growing population would be able to fill this earth whilst having enough food and other resources.

Some people ask us what would happen with the children of Christadelphians.

Let’s have a look at an answer from the 19th century.

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #36

Children at Christ’s Coming

Reasoning by analogy, it seems there cannot be any doubt that the children of Christadelphians, who are showing a teachable disposition, will not be abandoned by Christ when he gathers the Elect at his appearing; but, that due provision will be made for their care and continued upbuilding, for we cannot forget the cases of the families of Noah, Lot, Rahab, etc.

In Zech. viii. 5, we read of the streets of Jerusalem, in the day of her future glory, being “full of boys and girls playing”. Surely they won’t exclusively be the children of natural Israel, and the children of spiritual Israel abandoned. Even Ezekiel xlvii. 22 is suggestive of a place where our children will be able to continue their studies and prepare for eternal life.

There is no need for worry. Christ is not less thoughtful than his brethren in such matters (see Matt. xix. 13; Mark x. 13; Luke xviii. 15).

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“And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls, playing in the streets thereof.” (Zec 8:5 GenevaBible)

“ And you shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that dwell among you, which shall beget children among you, and they shall be unto you, as born in the country among the children of Israel, they shall part inheritance with you in the midst of the tribes of Israel.” (Eze 47:22 GenevaBible)

“ Then were brought to him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.” (Mt 19:13 GenevaBible)

“ Then they brought little children to him, that he should touch them, and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.” (Mr 10:13 GenevaBible)

“ They brought unto him also babes that he should touch them. And when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.” (Lu 18:15 GenevaBible)

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Preceding

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #1 Introduction: What is Prophecy? – Prophets, fortune-tellers and Prophecy

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #2 Shiloh

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #3 Job’s Redeemer

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #4 Judah — Gods Battle Axe

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #5 Evening Morning Period

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #6 Daniel’s Seventy Weeks

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #7 Toes of the Image

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #8 The Fourth Beast

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #9 Michael the Great Prince

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #10 Gog

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #11 King of the North

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #12 The Little Horn of the Goat

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #13 Antiochus Epiphanes

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #14 Tarshish

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #15 More about Tarshish

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #16 Weapons of War as Fuel

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #17 Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #18 Shape of Ezekiel’s Temple

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #19 Annual Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #20 King of the South

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #21 Messiah the Prince

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #22 Micah’s Forty Years

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #22 Wounded in the House of My Friends

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #23 Elijah Before Christ

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #23 Riches of Egypt

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #24 One of a City, Two of a Family

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #25 Called My Son Out of Egypt

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #26 That it might be Fulfilled

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #27 Mount Olivet Prophecy

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #28 The Number of the Beast

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #29 The Sign of the Son of Man

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #30 Sacrifices in the Millennium

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #31 Transport to the Judgment Seat

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #32 Identity in the Resurrection

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #33 Sheep and Goats at the Judgment

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #34 Christ’s Appearing: Public or Private?

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #35 Clothing at the Resurrection

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