It saddens me to say this, but I think you are all wrong with the exception of Vegas Elias. If a parent has ten children and nine of them end up in prison for breaking the law, because the parent respected them to make their own choices growing up. I hold such a parent more responsible than I do the nine children. If a parent makes a promise like God did to Abraham (Gen 18:18) (Acts 3:25)and breaks it, he is not worthy to be taken serious. The foundation of God's plan was made before all time.
2Cor 5:19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
Col 1:20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
"For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it depends not on human (free will? mine!) will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy." (Romans 9:15-16 ESV)
His mercy will be poured on all, as it does not say in Rom 9:15-16 that His mercy is given only to some.
Romans 11:32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
1 Timothy 4:9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. 10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
11 Command and teach these things.
Romans 3: 3 What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?
Sadly, this has not been accepted by the church, nor is it being commanded or taught. Paul tells us in 2 Cor 5 to teach the ministry of reconciliation of all things, but the church does not teach this ministry. It teaches turn or burn, creating many Christians to worship God only to avoid going to hell. The thought of going to hell is the only motivation to worship God for many. They miss out on knowing His unfailing loving nature as a faithful Father.
The bible is not read as it should be read, it is read as many want it to be read, because it has suffered more by its exponents than it has by its opponents.