Saturday, April 7, 2012

Print Page Did Jesus Die for Everyone?

Does all mean all? Does world mean world? Calvinists would have you believe that they don't. Albert Mohler, John MacArthur and 7 point Calvinist John Piper all deny that Jesus died for every person. They take a clear teaching from a passage like John 3:16 and twist it. Instead they would have you believe a better rendering would be "For God so loved the Elect of the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that when the Elect believe in him they should not perish, but have everlasting life."

2 Peter 3:9 and 1 Timothy 2:4 tells us that God desires that all men would be saved. Ezekiel 33:11 tells us that God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. If that is the case and what the Calvinists say is true then God is going against his own wishes since he is the one that chooses who spends eternity in Hell and eternity in Heaven. Of course the Calvinists again will twist the plain meaning of scripture to fit their non Biblical theology. They will try to tell us all men doesn't really mean all men. According to Calvinists you can't take the Bible at face value when in says in 1 Timothy 2:6 that Jesus was a ransom for all. Instead it just means all of the elect. Calvinists do what cults such as the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses do. They approach the Bible with their own philosophies and make the Bible fit according to them instead of letting the Bible form their philosophies.

The god of Calvinists decides that most people should spend eternity in Hell and isn't clear with his words in the Bible. The Biblical God is clear with His Word and desires that no one goes to Hell but gives us free will so that we can truly love him.


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