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Salvation Open to All Who Believe
by Michael Edwards 
03/25/14
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The following information is from an ongoing personal study I have into other options than Calvinism that will grow over time. Some who are struggling with this question may find it helpful.

 

1 Timothy 2:4, Who will have ALL MEN to be saved and to come into the knowledge of the truth.

 

If God wants all men to be saved and all men are not. Is it logical to conclude that something is blocking this from happening? Is it logical to conclude that it is mans free will that stops all from being saved or is this impinging on God's soverignity? Can man have free will and God be in soverign control at the same time? Is this impossible for God? Personally I think it is not impossible.

This next verse indicates to me that Jesus bought and paid for all and not just a specific group (elect) as some say. This verse say that Jesus even paid for the sins of false prophets. This does not mean false prophets will be saved but it does mean to me that the payment was made for all and the door to true salvation is open to everyone.

 

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves 2 Peter 2:1 

 

Next verse's indicate the offer of salvation is open to ALL.

 

 "It shall come to pass that WHOSOEVER (meaning all people) shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved," Acts 2:21.

 

John 1:7, The same came for a witness, of the light, that ALL MEN through him might be saved.

 

John 3:16, For God so loved the WORLD that he gave his only begotten Son that WHOSOEVER believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

Acts 22:15, For you shall be witnesses unto ALL MEN of what you have seen and heard.

 

Romans 5:12, Wherefore as by one man sin entered the world, and death by sin: and so death passed upon ALL MEN, for that all have sinned.

 

Romans 5:18, Therefore by the offense of one (Adam) judgment came upon ALL MEN to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one (Christ) the free gift came upon ALL MEN unto justification of life.

 

Romans 8:32, He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up FOR US ALL, how shall he not give us all things.

 

2 Corinthians 5:14-15, For the love of God constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died FOR ALL, then we are ALL dead. And he that died FOR ALL, which should not live unto themselves.

 

2 Corinthians 5:19, God was in Christ reconciling the WORLD unto himself.

 

2 Corinthians 9:13, While by experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection into the Gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto ALL MEN.

 

Ephesians 3:9, And to make ALL MEN see what is the fellowship of the mystery from which from the beginning was hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

 

 

1 Timothy 2:5-6, For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ who gave himself ransome FOR ALL.

 

1 Timothy 4:10, For therefore we labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the savior of ALL MEN, especially those who believe.

 

Titus 2:11, For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to ALL MEN.

 

Hebrews 2:9, But we Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, that he by the grace of God should taste death for EVERY MAN.

 

Hebrews 10:10, By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once FOR ALL.

 

James 1:5, If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of god, that gives to ALL MEN liberally.

 

1 John 2:2, And he is the propititiation for our sin: and not only our sins but the sins of the WHOLE WORLD.

 

1 John 5:4, For whatsoever or WHOSOEVER is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world OUR FAITH.

 

2 Peter 3:9, The Lord is not slack concerning his promises as some men count slackness; but is long suffering toward us, not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL MEN should come to repentance.

 

But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for EVERYONE. Heb 2:9

 

 

 

Those who do not come do so out of their own free choice.

 

If ANYONES WILL is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. John 7:17

 

yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. John 5:40

 

John 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek …

 

John 1:11 He came to his own, and his own received him not.

 

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

 

John 8:45,46 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not…

 

John 12:37-41 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed …

 

Psalm 81:11 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

 

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to …

 

Isaiah 50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none …

 

Isaiah 53:1-3 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed…

 

Matthew 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the …

 

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them …

 

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say

 

Struggling with Calvinisim? First off, do not allow a Calvinist or Arminian  to present you with a false dilema (either/or argument). There are other options out there like Molinism which offers a middle ground. The other option is to not make this your concern and simply trust Jesus with child-like faith. No where is scripture does it say you must make this decision to be saved.

 

Additional articles you may want to read or video you may want to watch..

 

Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist

http://www.auburn.edu/~allenkc/openhse/calvinism.html

Craig (Molinism) vs Helm (Calvinism)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQWl-Ip_hfo



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