Well He really did. All there is left is our will. We accept His salvation or we don't. Naturally it would be wonderful if everyone was saved but if it was through no choice of our own then how good would that be for God? He did not create robots, but of His own image. He wants our love as we want His.
Phil 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Universal reconciliation is found many times in scripture. 1Tim 4:10 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.
No not exactly, God requires that we WANT to be saved by Christ, it's not obligatory, to oblige would make God a churlish God, who will force us no matter what. Salvation is available to ALL, but can be refused or rejected. It's our choice.
Gods Grace is there for all, my point is it can be refused, why are you arguing? If you TRULY believe you are correct, then nobody will be lost, no matter what, but if you are wrong, many could be lost by your concepts.
SwordofManticorE I will let you have the last word, you follow your path, I will follow mine, by your reckoning we both end up in the same place anyway. Meanwhile, there are folk who need to get saved, because Christ said that's what we should do.
God is free to do whatever God chooses to do. One who truly believes in God, wholeheartedly expects God to do that which God says he will do. My feeling have nothing to do with this. I hold fast to the belief that an all powerful God cand deliver on his words. Regards, Dr. Haddox
Here is a better anology. A bear is charging at you and a hunter (Christ) shoots the bear dead. With or without your permission you have been saved. BTW, I never heard of a prisoner scared of leaving his cell. The anology sounds unrealistic
There are many prisoners (in real life) who have been so conditioned to prison life, that they commit crimes in order to return to prison, it's a fact that some folk are afraid for freedom and personal responsibility.
He did. He did. He did. He died for the sins of the whole world. Not one person is excluded. Not one person will miss Heaven because they sinned, no matter how terrible that sin was. The only thing that will make a person forfeit Heaven is their own choice. The bible says He doesn't want anyone to perish but that all would come to repentance. It also says that narrow is the way and few find it and broad is the way to destruction and many travel on it. So while it is sadly clear that most people will reject the love and truth of God, it is not desirable. So if everyone repented they would receive a new heart, a pure heart, and be clothed in righteousness. That means no matter how bad they were, they would be changed and so I would be happy.
Christ wants to save all humanity. That is why he died on the cross for everyone. It would be like living a heaven on earth with frustrating sinful natures battling satans war. I'm not perfect, just forgiven!
As you said, God sent His Son to save us all. Jesus died for everyone's sins and He rose again. It is our choice to believe in Jesus. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everybody said yes to Jesus, that everybody made that choice? Awesome. I cannot think of anything greater than that.
Thank you for your comments, but with the ecception of Youcanwin, none of you have answered the question. I didnt ask for a church theology answer, I asked how you would feel if all are saved. BTW, if any of you think that your free will can save you, Christ beat you to it when He said "It is finished".
Your question was not sincere. You were trying to start a debate to have a platform for a false belief system that twists the Word of God and creates a farce of the death and resurrection of Christ. You were never interested in our answers. Not good
It is true, that I was open for discussion, but it is your belief that is thee twisted false belief. It dates back to A.D.500 by the catholic church. This false belief makes our saviour an utter failure, and God a hypocrite.
It depends on which religion you follow because in Hindu religion what ever he did was done by countless saints. They even cut off their head and offered it to gods and yet their head was back on their necks. I dont think he saved humanity but then who follow him think so. I got no problem in that.
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