So lately I've been thinking about the Sacrament of Baptism. I wondered if the church believes there is any "elbow room" with this sacrament or if it is kind of a "do it or die".
Like for example,
Say someone gets into an accident while on their way to the church to be baptised, and they die before the baptism?
Or say a child is miscarried or stillborn?
Or if a child suffers Sudden Infant Death Syndrome before the 40 or 80 day period?
What about those who die in early childhood (before they were able to personally make a decision) who were born to non-Christian parents?
In situations like these, what is the church's teaching regarding their salvation?