In tonight’s midweek study Pastor Joe Schimmel discusses whether or not God truly desires to save all people or if He only desires to save certain “elect” people whom He chose before the foundations of the world.
1 Timothy 2:1-6 (emphasis added)
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.
1 Timothy 4:10 (emphasis added)
For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.