Where does the Bible say that the Father wills for everyone to be saved?

Where "everyone" means all people everywhere? 2 Peter 3:9 is not about salvation, is adressed to the beloved, and men "read into" the phrase, "not willing that any should perish" to mean all people.

Does God do what He wills or is He eternally frustrated?

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9 Responses to “Where does the Bible say that the Father wills for everyone to be saved?”

  1. Preacher's Neice Says:

    BS it’s not about salvation! What the hell does it say, or are you incapable of reading it?

  2. Uva Kobe Says:

    Matthew 9:13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    John 3:16 "For God so the "The World" he gave (That ALL might be saved)

  3. Fatso Says:

    If you take the bible literally, then it is ridiculous.
    If you take it as a document to be interpreted, then it has no meaning. No interpretation can be held higher than another.

  4. Vincent Says:

    3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

    ! Tmothy 2

  5. Peedi Says:

    John 3:16 (King James Version)

    16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

  6. lover of the lord Says:

    God is a God of relationship he is not a dictator. He sent his son Jesus for all men but salvation is a gift. Like any other gift no one can force a person to receive it. I can purchase a gift and send it to someone but once it leaves my hands it is up to that person to open it and receive it. Salvation is the same way. God sent Jesus as a gift to all!! In many scriptures you find the words whosoever will. Because he sent the gift doesn’t mean everyone will open it and receive it. Because God loves us and is a free will God he will not force anyone to receive but thanks be to God he has sent the gift. Our job is to open it receive it and to encourage others to do the same. See John 3:16. Hope this helps. Be Blessed!!

  7. N'awlins D'awlin Says:

    1 Timothy 2:3, 4: "This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God, whose will is that all sorts of men should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth."

    Although the opportunity for salvation is open to all – the majority will refuse to repent and worship God in the way that He approves. As 2 Peter 3:9 points out, such ones will perish for their stubborn refusal to repent. This situation does not prove that God can not do as He wills since humans have been given a choice; God does not want robotic worship but worship based on love.

  8. Adelphi Says:

    2 Peter 3:9: "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

  9. CarefreeWhoCares Says:

    "Rom.6:5-14 We are dead to sin, thus we have been freed from the domination of sin

    ‘Dead to sin” means “separated from sin’s domination.” “Freed,” means “freedom from the domination of sin.” They mean the same thing. Sin no longer dominates the Christian. We know that we still have a sin nature and can still sin (1 Jn.1:8-10). We know that we still have fleshly desires that are strong (Gal.5:17) But we now are new creations, who can turn away from sin and follow God’s moral will (2 Cor.5:17). We have been given new values and beliefs by the Holy Spirit to influence us toward righteousness (Rom.8:9-11).

    The “drawing,” the “making the light shine in our hearts,” and the resultant “freedom from the domination of sin” is a sovereign act of God based on nothing a human does. If a human is blind and in unbelief and dominated by the world, Satan, and the flesh, what could he or she do to merit or cause God to want to save that person. All are equally in sin and equally blind.

    God must do the choosing. There is no other way a human can be saved.

    Yes, God chooses those who will be saved, because everyone is doomed and cannot save themselves, therefore he has to choose some or no one would be saved. Yes, God opens up their hearts to be saved because they cannot open up their own hearts. Yes, everyone whose heart God opens up will be saved."

    It all comes down to God’s righteous Sovereignty over HIS creation.

    God knows the heart of every man. Perhaps He KNOWS who would be enticed again, even after coming to Christ and therefore allows that person’s free choice to decide their faith.