In another thread, there are those who would impose upon mankind things which God, in a careful study of His word, does not impose. I do not accuse them of deliberately twisting God's word, but perhaps it is because of a zeal for God (which, unfortunately, must come under the description Paul gives of that ignorant, but, elect part of national Israel, "not according to knowledge"), and a desire to see souls "come" to Christ, such "coming to Christ" always and only in the eternal sense, rather than the "timely" sense which is a more proper way of applying the term. Now, without a doubt, this subject makes for interesting discussion, and, might be worth exploring some more. Pastor Larry asked me this question: Is it the duty of all men to exercise faith and repentance to be saved and is such faith and repentance necessary for salvation? LINK My answer was: NO. Such a duty (and I do not really agree to this word) falls on those who profess to have come to a saved (in the eternal sense) relationship with the Christ of God, AND who, having thus professed to have had an experience of grace, comes under the hearing and preaching of the gospel.