God Desires That All People Are Saved

He is a loving father…

God's Truth For Sheboygan

I believe that the Bible clearly teaches that God desires all people to be saved, not just the elect. I think this is clearly shown in several scripture passages. Let me start with this one

 “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (II Peter 3:8-9 NIV)

I believe that this verse is a clear statement That God wants even the damned to be saved. However, there are many of my dear brothers and sisters in Christ who disagree with this interpretation. They would say that this verse means that God wants only “everyone” who is elect to be saved. They…

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