Salvation for All People
The Good News is For Everyone
Just reading the title above will make some people uncomfortable. Some may even discourage or prohibit reading this argument, assuming it to be heresy. They might argue that it is unbiblical and based on the wisdom of men in opposition to God. But are these accusations accurate?
In answer, I can say with confidence that the title of this work is not heretical. I know this to be the case because it comes from the Bible itself.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
If you have a desire to truly follow after Christ, understand the Bible, and be transformed by Christ, prayerfully consider the rest of this argument. Don’t take my word for it. I wouldn’t recommend that you uncritically accept anyone’s interpretation of Scripture. For this reason, I have spent a great deal of time providing you with high quality resources that will help you to independently check the accuracy of the claims being made. I encourage you to come to your own conclusions based on facts and sound thinking rather than myths and rumors. Investigate what the Bible has to say for yourself, with humility because "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble." (James 4:6).
If you are a seeker, an atheist, or an agnostic, this is also for you. What the Bible actually says and what you've heard preached might be surprisingly different. I know I was surprised (in a good way) and I hope you will at least consider the possibility that God is more loving and good than you ever imagined.
Pray for wisdom as you read and seek God. As recommended by James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” I’d encourage you to avoid imposing man’s wisdom, traditions, or doctrines upon the biblical text, “For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6)
What you are about to read isn’t my wisdom. I couldn’t have come up with it on my own and I'm certainly not the first to discover it. It is as old as the Church itself, but I couldn’t see it in the Bible for almost 30 years, although it was there all along, hidden in plain sight. Now my eyes have been opened to the truth in God’s Word like never before, and I see the true power of the gospel, the goodness of God, and the reality of His grace and promise of eternal life. I pray you will experience the same thing through this study. Let’s begin!