October 17th, 2018
All Means All, Not Just Some
John 6:37 (KJB) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
This verse is one that deceiving hearts use frequently to trip unsuspecting or biblically unknowledgeable people up about the nature of God’s election. It is used for falsely implying that God has a special selection process where He divinely chooses some people, but not others, for quickening spiritually alive their heart and giving them eternal life.
Some “so-called teachers” and “self-professed amateur theologians” will say that only a select number of people are chosen or elected unto salvation by the divine nature of God. They will provide you with spiritually misleading arguments, always including that the “all” as mentioned in this verse and others, as only referring to point to the people that God has elected to be saved.
Well, then I ask, how does a person ever know if he has been chosen by God to live forever or not? Are you one of the elect or not? Not knowing the truth of this scripture verse can certainly leave open a giant hole for allowing a man to doubt his eternal future.
I hope you understand that any doubt present in a man’s heart about the Truth of genuine nature of salvation would make the cross of Calvary of no spiritual importance. It would have no eternal impact on mankind whatsoever.
An eternity without the presence of God or the cross of Calvary and His resurrection would wipe away any thought of man’s free will in choosing the residence of his eternal future.
In other words, in false teaching in this passage, all does not mean all to God. It means a preselected amount or a chosen number of people whom God has chosen will be saved. It means Jesus Christ suffered needlessly upon the cross at Calvary and did not supernaturally defeat sin and death for every person, but that it was only was victorious for some people.
This certainly sounds like an elitist gospel and far moved away from the Truth of God.
In conclusion, let’s look at another “all” verse- 1 Timothy 2:4 (KJB) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
This verse seals the case closed! It puts the lid on any notion that God desires for some men to spend their eternity in hell rather than in sweet personal fellowship with Him.
God does not eternally sentence any person to eternal death and hell. In fact, He intimately desires that all mankind be saved and spend eternity in sweet personal fellowship with Him. However, through personal choice, each man elects the final address where he will reside for all eternity with some people sealing their own fate with a sentence of Hell forever.