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God's Desire

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Van, Jun 13, 2024.

  1. Van

    Van Well-Known Member
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    Does God desire all people (1 Timothy 2:4) to be saved unconditionally, or only according to His redemption plan?

    Since all people are not saved, for example the person headed for swift destruction in 2 Peter 2:1, then God's desire is not unconditionally applied, but conditionally applied, to those whose faith in Christ He credits as righteous faith.

    In order to make this possibility of salvation available to all humanity, Christ died as a ransom for all (1 Timothy 2:6).

    This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
    who wants all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.​

    Only after an individual has been spiritually transferred into Christ do they come to the knowledge of the truth, due to the tutelage of our indwelt Holy Spirit.