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Friday, January 29, 2016

Will Jesus fail to save all people? The boiled-down answer


Image result for boiling water imageJesus simplified things. He was the Master of the boil-down. There were over 600 specific laws God gave to Moses for the Israelites. Jesus boiled them down to 2 commandments in Matthew 22:35-40.

That's the way I like it - nice and simple. And I hope you do too.

In this post I'll boil down a major subject in the Bible - universal salvation through Jesus - with just 3 verses from the Bible. And I'm not even sure I need all 3 to make my point. But I'll give you 3.


It's really as easy as 1-2-3


This may be too simple for some people's liking. But here it goes - 3 simple, yet very powerful Bible verses.
 
First: What is God's will?

[God our Savior] will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4, King James Version)

Second: Who will accomplish God's will?

Then [Jesus] said, “Here I am, I have come to do Your will.” (Hebrews 10:9, New International Version)

Third: Is God able to achieve His will?

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for Me? (Jeremiah 32:27, KJV)

The answer to God's question is obvious to me. I say, "No, God. There is nothing too hard for You."

What do you say?

Well, there you have it. Easy peasy - 1-2-3. 


A VERY BIG NO-NO


When the subject of universal salvation comes up, all of a sudden many Christians say this is something that God can't do. They say this even though God said it's His will, that He sent His Son to do it, and that He's able to do it. 

Most from the Christian pulpits today preach as though 1 Timothy 2:4 says,

[God our Savior] will not have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (NV - No Version of the Bible says this)

And most followers of Jesus believe this over what is actually written in the Bible.

Is this not adding to God's words? What does God say about this whether we do it directly or indirectly?

Add nothing to what He has said; for if you do, He will correct you and expose you as a liar. (Proverbs 30:6, The Voice - not the TV show, the Bible translation)

Do not add to or take away from God's words. This is a no-no!

When we read the first three verses above, we see what God's will is, Who will accomplish it, and that He is able to do it. And universal salvation through Jesus is a good thing! It's why He came to earth - for all of us!

No. Jesus will not fail to save all people.


Sincerely,
Wes

P.S. If you want a fuller biblical explanation of Jesus saving all people, read the Bible with the understanding of the 3 foundational verses above. You can also click on the book JESUS and Hitler above and dig in. 


6 comments:

  1. Is there anything else to make this more than clear? Nada!

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    1. Good to hear from you Ben. Keep growing in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus.

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  2. If I may add the following verse:

    “For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is THE SAVIOR OF ALL MEN, ESPECIALLY (not EXCLUSIVELY) of those who believe.”
    ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭MEV‬‬
    http://bible.com/1171/1ti.4.10.mev

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    1. Thanks for your comment. You're right, this is a very powerful verse stating God's plan.

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  3. I discovered Jeremiah 32:27 just a short time back. This post is confirmation, to me, that God IS doing HIS Will. Thanks

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    1. Thanks for sharing David. Our heavenly Father is awesome and all-powerful. This verse can be applied to all areas of our lives. How encouraging is that?

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