What About 1 Timothy 2:4?

Rev. Dr. John OwenFr. James Guirguis over at Out of Egypt has recently posted a discussion of 1 Timothy 2:4, which was part of his homily from this past Sunday. The reading was 1 Timothy 2:1-7, and the relevant portion of Fr. Guirguis’ post is reproduced here:

Today we are focusing on the Pauline epistle to St. Timothy. In this passage from St. Paul’s letter we heard these words “God our Savior, Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” I love this verse. It reminds me that above all God is love. It is His very desire to see all men saved! It is His desire that each and every man, woman and child should know the truth about God’s love as He demonstrated it through His Son Jesus Christ. I am sorry to say that not all people believe that God desires that all should be saved. There are even some “Christian” groups who claim that God chooses who He wants to save from before the foundation of the world. This is a belief called predestination, specifically double predestination. Among those who believe this are the Presbyterians.

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