I am also reminded today of the WMSCOG's teaching that each person here on earth was once an angel, who committed terrible sin in heaven and was cast down to earth. I've written about this before here, but it bears repeating.
Ahnsahnghong said, "what each one did in the angelic world is to be done again in this world, and he is to be judged both in soul and in body." (From Visitors from the Angelic World, Chapter 9, page 36)
Now consider my dear friend's 10-week-old baby (we can call him "James"), and here are some questions that arise:
1. Where is James now? Doomed to hell because he did not live long enough to take the Passover, believe in "Mother" and otherwise prove himself worthy of heaven?
2. James didn't have time to do anything in this world (besides eat, sleep, and the normal newborn baby activities). If the sin he did in heaven was supposed to be repeated in this world, what did he do in this world that was sinful?
3. If James didn't do anything in this world that was sinful, then what could possibly have been his sin in heaven?
4. Would you say that his sin in heaven was so great that he didn't deserve a chance at salvation on the earth?
5. Or would you say that his sin in heaven was so small that it only merited a very brief time in "prison"? But if that were the case, then James is still doomed. Here's why...
The first death, the death of the body, is due to the natural sin inherited from Adam.... And the second death, the death of the soul, is due to the sin everyone committed in the world of angels.... All men die; after the death of their body, their soul is to be judged according to what they have done.... After being punished, the soul comes to an end with death forever. This is the second death. (Visitors from the Angelic World, Chapter 9, pages 36-37)James' body would have received its punishment for "the natural sin inherited from Adam," but his soul would have not gained the pardon from the sin "committed in the world of angels." He would still be due for punishment, his soul experiencing the second death.
And now do you see the terrible implications of this teaching? Would anyone like to volunteer to explain it to James' parents? Not I--it's sad enough just to think about it.
Praise God, though, James' parents are Christians. They are confident in knowing where he is and are filled with hope of seeing their son again one day.