If God Desires All Men to Be Saved, Why Aren’t They?

Just a question to ponder. That God desires all men to be saved, but they aren’t seem to be two conclusions upon which Christians of all stripes are agreed.

If they are true, there has to be a reason that rests in the council of God or in human will.

Personally, I remember when I thought God loves us so much that, in His sovereignty, he left our salvation up to us and our free will decision. That seemed like a fine argument. Is God really ‘sovereign’ if that’s how it is? And wouldn’t leaving  our salvation up to us open up the possibility, however remote, that in the end no one would be saved?

While I’ve investigated this issue and do have my own opinion, I don’t want to argue. Rather, I just want to stimulate serious thinking.

3 responses to “If God Desires All Men to Be Saved, Why Aren’t They?

    • That’s a possible reason for sure, Ed. The reason some are saved and some are not has to rest in God or in humans. I would suggest that if the reason some are not saved is the ‘autonomous free will’ God does not actually save anyone, but in the end, we save ourselves, but God gave us a ‘leg up’.

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