Will God Save All His Children Regardless of Jesus or Not?

Supposed contradiction and verses:

We are all sons of God, and God wants us all to be saved, so Jesus isnít the only way.

Verses cited:

All sons of God to be saved:

Genesis 1:26-27

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

2nd Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Jesus the only way:

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Answer:

   The skeptic has done as I have seen many Christians do, thinking we are all the children of God and taking the first two verses out of context. Let me first address 2nd Peter 3:9. This does not state everyone will be saved. It says that God continues to put off His wrath because He does not want anyone to perish, but rather, to repent. Thatís a lot different statement. Of course He WANTS them to repent, thatís His love, but it certainly does not say they all will.

   Next, Genesis 1:26-27 does not say we are all the children of God, but rather that we are all His creation. Something special must take place to become a son of God.

John 1:12

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

   It is ONLY those who believe on Jesus Christ, so John 14:6 stands. That being the case, as many unsaved people walk past you each day, wonít you share the Gospel with them so that they might have the opportunity to become a son of God too? There is not a chance once this life I over.

Hebrews 9:27
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

There is no contradiction!

In His Grace,

            Mike Harris



 

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