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      02-10-2018, 07:37 PM   #84
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Originally Posted by minn19 View Post
Not a great design along with the always available excuse was it is “God’s Plan.”

Especially poor design when “God” only sent his only son to an extremely small part of the world back in the day. Did he not care about everybody else all over the world? Did they all go to hell because they never heard of Jesus and worshipped other Gods?
God sent His son for everyone. John 3:16

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

What about those who have never heard?

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/fai...ve-never-heard

Faulty Assumptions

In their book Faith Comes by Hearing, Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson write, "How could it be fair and just for those who have never even had a chance to hear the gospel, which is necessary for salvation, to be condemned to hell? The question sounds powerful, but behind it lie faulty assumptions."


What are these "faulty assumptions"? "The first mistaken assumption," continue Morgan and Peterson, "is that our condemnation is based on a rejection of the gospel. Scripture teaches that our condemnation is based on the fact that we are sinners, not because at some point in time we rejected the gospel … Furthermore, God's wrath is revealed against everyone who suppresses his truth revealed through creation … Strictly speaking, the Bible denies that there are persons who have never heard of God."


Morgan and Peterson go on to explain another faulty assumption, this one having to do with "a confusion of justice and mercy."

God is merciful in that He has provided a way of salvation via Christ for those who will accept Him. But God is also just in that unrepentance will not go unnoticed.

God's Way is Wide Enough

We know that God will deal fairly with those who have not received a direct presentation of the gospel, just as He will deal fairly with those who have. But is God's way too narrow? Far from it. God's way is wide enough for everyone willing to accept it and receive Christ. The most important question any of us can answer is the one Jesus asked his own disciples, "But what about you? Who do you say I am?" (Matthew 16:15; Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20).
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