It is either God can save all but won't or God wants to save all but can't.


After a long debate on the idea that some people will go to hell while others will go to heaven, someone came to conclude that it is either the God of his opponent can save all but won’t do it or he wants to save all but can’t do it. This is one of those usual debates among Christian sects but for the first I found a Christian that thinks we are all saved and as such we will all make it to heaven. He argued that God can’t be so wicked to send some people to hell even after he had sent his son to come and save mankind. The argument was a comment on one of my hubs and it reminded me of the question asked, which is also in the hub, “is it impossible for God to save the world if he so much wanted to do it that he had to send his only son?”


The fact still remains that we all have diverse religious views/understandings but unfortunately each sect thinks they alone got it right and that has been the problem. It can be argued that the Christian mentioned above sounds more like a Jehovah witness but he did not consider repentance that much and he also argued that not only the Jews will make heaven but his main argument was that God can’t be so bad and wicked to send people to hell; same people he desired so much to save that he sent his only son. Isn’t it interesting!!!


Some people have asked did God actually succeed or failed to save the world which it is claimed that he sent his only begotten son to accomplish. That is “for God so love the world that he sent his only begotten son”, then comes the condition attached to it, “that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have an everlasting life.” It is because of the condition attached to the said salvation that made some people claim that only those that belief in Jesus will be saved while others will perish, probably in hell. Then if that be the case, did God actually saved mankind or the world? Did God so much love the world that he attached such conditions to the said salvation by faith?


Some schools of thought are of the opinion that God gave man freewill from the beginning that is why God does not make decision for man or interfere in the affairs of man. However, that does not always seem to be the case as there are situations in the bible where God interfered in wars/battles or told the Jews what he wanted them to do. Another good example is the conversion of Saul on his way to Damascus. But let us assume that God gave man freewill from the beginning so it was/is left for man to do decide either to do the right thing then benefit from it (Heaven) or to commit evil then suffer the consequences (Hell).


Still as an assumption, that was what God put in place from the beginning but he found out that mankind had gone astray and the thought of man was continually evil. Then because of the love God had/has for man he thought of what to do in order to save mankind so he sent his only son to accomplish the plan yet he attached a condition to it in that man must belief in his son to be saved. That is man still have the right to decide to belief or not to belief in his son. Another question would be, is there any different between the theory of freewill and that of believing in the son of God to be saved?


We know that not everyone believes in a God or religion however the said salvation pathway does not only affect atheist and agnostic but all non-Christians and maybe most Christian sects depending on how one decides to look at it. Some people do not know if it is enough only to believe that Jesus was/is the son of God or a prophet from God, like Muslims do or one must not only belief but worship him with encomium and do all he instructed.


Whatever maybe the case, it is alleged that God so love the world that he sent his only son to save mankind. It is because of such claim that some people asked if God succeed in his mission or failed even after it is claimed he sent his only son to save humanity. Some people also asked, is there anything impossible for God to do. And just as the debate mentioned above has confirmed, it can also be that either God can save all but won’t or he wants to save all but can’t. Who knows?







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Seira Girl 4 years ago from North Carolina

I had to read this a couple of times to understand exactly what your point was, and I'm still not sure! But, as you said, religion of ANY kind is a very controversial and diverse topic, so I'll just give my .02 worth based on my beliefs as a Christian. I believe that God has ALREADY saved mankind by sending His son to die for our sins. It is up to each person either to accept or deny that salvation. And if your friend doesn't think God will let the sinners go to hell, just remind him about Sodom and Gomorrah! I don't think God wants ANYONE to go, but its NOT up to Him, its up to each person to decide for himself. So, I guess you could say even though God DID make a way to save the world (mankind), He WILL not force anyone to accept the plan of salvation. It is a GIFT, and you always have the option to accept or refuse it. I am learning that its better NOT to question the omnipotence of God, just have faith that His Word is true, and be prepared! Interesting topic - I'm sure you'll get many diverse comments!


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davidkaluge 4 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment, Seira Girl.I think your difficulty in understanding may be because various ideas was shared here yet the primary topic or question is "Did God succeed in his aim of sending his son to die for mankind?" Like you mentioned here, it is left for us to accept salvation or not. Then it is not different from free-will and we know that God had interfered in the affairs of man based on bible records like the conversion of Paul. So does it mean God choose those he wants to convert? Your fear is understandable why God or his omnipotence should not be question yet nobody / none of us have questioned God people only question what is/was claimed God said not because they want to question but because there are various versions of it. Thanks for your contribution.

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