Question.—What is the condition of children who die
before attaining the age of discretion or before the appointed
time of birth?
Answer.—These infants are under the shadow of the
favor of God; and as they have not committed any sin and
are not soiled with the impurities of the world of nature,
they are the centers of the manifestation of bounty, and
the Eye of Compassion will be turned upon them.