It Is Written,1 Thessalonians 5:9, for God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
It is written,1 Timothy 2:4 God speaking, He desires all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
One of the comments that you hear quite often is that God picks who He wants to be saved. He is arbitrary in His decisions, and is totally unfair. Another is, that many people have never heard of God, so again He is unfair.
Here are a few points to ponder. People living before the patriarchs, worshiped a God they didn't have a name for. Many of these people believed in "he who has no name". They had no use for idols, and lived their lives according to what they felt was right or wrong. How can that be, you may ask. They followed what was in their heart. What was in their hearts was a seed from God.
Every person has that little seed of God in their heart to begin with. This seed allows them to see themselves and the world as a creation of an Almighty. They may not start out knowing God, but they certainly knew of Him.
People today have that same seed in their heart. The problem is, many people choose to ignore an Almighty who created them and everything else. If they recognized God, they would have to obey Him. Most cannot do that. They want to do what they want to do.
They choose not to recognize God, heaven, or hell, in an attempt to avoid responsibility for their actions. They hide their heads in the sand so to speak. They want God out of everything, because they don't want to be reminded of Him.
I believe that many of these people are in a real dilemma. Some of them still have that little voice inside, battling satan and the world in their lives.
The good part is that God is fair and loves everyone. I believe that He is so loving and just, that He takes everything into account. No matter when people lived, or where, or what their circumstances with the knowledge of God, is totally just, and considers all the facts.
Since God is the creator, He gets to decide. We all have the same chance to be saved. There are no options to what His word teaches. Praise the Lord!
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Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive all my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
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