1 Tim 2:4 Doesn’t Say God Wants Everyone To Be Saved

Matt 1:21 says Christ will save “his” people from their sins. Matt 1:21 proves no verse in the Bible says Christ died for everyone, or God wants everyone to be saved.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “1 Tim 2:4 says God wants everyone on the planet to be saved” but that is not what that verse is saying.

The Bible doesn’t contradict itself, if one verse says the Savior will die for his people (Matt 1:21), and another verse says God gave the Savior, people out of the world to save (John 17:6),  then no verse in the Bible says Christ died for everyone on the planet, or God wants everyone on the planet to be saved.

Matt 1:21 – And she [Mary] shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Savior: for he shall save his people from their sins.

The Savior’s people, are God’s chosen people that God gave the Savior to save, John 17:2 confirms that truth.

John 17:2 – even as You [God] gave him [the Savior] authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given him, he may give eternal life.

John 17:6 – I have manifested Your name to the men whom You [God] gave me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to me, and they have kept Your word.

Since Matt 1:21, John 17:2 & John 17:6 make it very clear that Christ will not die for everyone, then obviously 1 Tim 2:4 can’t be saying, “God wishes everyone on the planet to be saved”.

In order to understand what 1 Tim 2:4 is saying, one must first read 1 Tim 2:1-3.

1 Tim 2:2 says who “all” the men are that 1 Tim 2:4 speaks of, they are men in authority, the “all men” that are spoken of in 1 Tim 2:1 are the men that are spoken of in 1 Tim 2:2.

So, 1 Tim 2:4 is not saying, “God wishes everyone on the planet to be saved”, 1 Tim 2:4 is saying, “God wishes all men who are in authority to be saved”,

1 Tim 2:1 – First of all, then, I admonish {and} urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men [on behalf of all men in authority],

1 Tim 2:2 – For kings and all who are in positions of authority {or} high responsibility, that [outwardly] we may pass a quiet {and} undisturbed life [and inwardly] a peaceable one in all godliness {and} reverence and seriousness in every way.

1 Tim 2:3 –  For such [praying] is good {and} right, and [it is] pleasing {and} acceptable to God our Savior,

1 Tim 2:4 – Who wishes all  men [in authority] to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive {and} recognize {and} discern {and} know precisely {and} correctly the [divine] Truth.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “1 Tim 2:4 says God wants everyone on the planet to be saved” but that doesn’t agree with what the Bible says.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “God wants everyone in the world to be saved”, because that doesn’t agree with the Bible. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something that doesn’t agree with the Bible.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that doesn’t agree with the Bible, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Romans 8:14 – For as many as are led by the Spirit of God [the Holy Spirit], they are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different than what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10 – But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

 

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