PRAYER REQUEST FOR MY SON ADAM
I’ll give you the end of the story up front. All means all! Is the good news to ALL? I believe the Word shows Limited Atonement clearly to be false and another gospel. No matter how the reformed/ Calvinists may word it, the T, the U and the L in TULIP clearly teaches that many people were chosen to hell with no choice of their own. Created sheerly for the enjoyment or pleasure of God destroying the one He knit together in the womb. I also believe this denigrates God’s Holy and Loving Nature, and makes Him out to be another god then the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I also believe these Calvinistic teachings blaspheme or have others speak evil of the way of truth (2 Pet 2:2)
Did Christ die for even them?
His blood BOUGHT them.
They can have day long conferences or debates with their top reformed scholars at the ‘Gospel Coalition’ and other reformed strongholds, but still, the simple truth is — the Word answers these men’s ‘wisdom of words and excellent speech….
But so and so says this, and He’s very well liked!!
Everyone may very well love or speak of fond terms of these clever or well-respected men. Does that mean you should heed their words? Do book sales and huge churches like John MacArthur’s prove soundness? Because Ray Comfort has a huge money making ministry and a t.v. show, and his sidekick is clean shaven and likable Kirk Cameron, does that mean they are teaching Biblical truth? What about widely quoted Timothy Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian church who speculates about a trap door to heaven? (Pastor to mega-author Eric Metaxas, who wrote a best selling book about Dietrich Bonhoeffer.)
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. Luke 6:26
These well-known and liked “Bible Scholars” or “Apologists” will tell you what the Greek “really means“. The same words they twist in the Greek, or the ones they say signify only some (like ‘many’) ignore other passages where the same word is used, i.e. many were made sinners (Rom 5:19). Does that, or does that not mean ALL?? So was Christ’s blood shed for only a select, elite, hand-picked, pre-chosen to salvation group?
If so, how could this be good tidings? Who would know if He came as a Saviour for them? Who would know amongst the nations whether or not they were pre-chosen to hell?
Did the Messiah taste death for Every Man?
Does 1 John 2:2 clearly say He is the propitiation not only for ‘us’ (believers) but for the whole world? (Calvinists will say this suddenly speaks to the Jews and then the whole world speaks to ‘people groups’).
Is this verse hard to understand? Did God not ‘really’ intend for faith to come by hearing the Word? Does 2 Tim 3:15 speak the truth when it says the SCRIPTURES are able to make one wise unto salvation? Does that mean only those elite few who are pre-selected for heaven? Or does that speak to anyone?
Was Jesus being sneaky or dishonest when He said ALL here, or is it that only the pre-chosen to heaven labor and are heavy laden?
Is the offer of rest to ALL or not?
Will you accept this simple truth?
Did His grace appear to ALL or a select few? Why wouldn’t it simply say, listen, His grace has brought salvation to those He has chosen to be saved?
Unto ALL and upon ALL that believe, for there is NO DIFFERENCE…
Do you believe His Word? Have you sinned? Then the gift of righteousness by faith in Jesus Christ is available to you too.
I have seen this prophecy ridiculously interpreted to mean that only the sins of His sheep were laid upon Jesus.
Is this how this verse reads? Or does it say we are ALL like sheep? ALL!
Take God at His Word, He has laid upon HIM the iniquity of us ALL!
Truly I ask, has He come to be the Savior/Saviour of ALL?
Is there not a distinction here between non-believers and believers? (Specially of those who believe?)
Was He the propitiation for ALL? For the WHOLE WORLD? Don’t listen to their specious arguments, see what the Word says. Here His Word. Pray and ask Him to show you, not through reformed teachers or lenses, but through His simple Word and if you have believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ, who He is, and what He has done on the cross for you, then the Word tells you that you are sealed by His Holy Spirit and He will guide you into all truth. He will teach you. Ask Him to help you grow in the Word of His grace.
Finally, if the Judgment came upon ALL MEN…
Then, there is no denying this….
The Free Gift of salvation DID come upon ALL MEN!
You cannot have it both ways dear Calvinist friends.
Which is it? Is the judgment on some? or ALL?
Does ALL mean some in the first half and ALL means suddenly really means ALL in the second portion? NO!! Do not do this to God’s Word!
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7
PRAY FOR ALL MEN. ALL REALLY DOES MEAN ALL