IF IT IS GODS WILL THAT NOT ANY ON THE FACE OFTHE PLANET PERISH THEN EITHER GOD DOES NOT GET WHAT HE DESIRES OR THE ALL HE DESIRES ARE NOT ALL PEOPLE THAT EVER EXISTED IN THE WORLD BUT ALL THAT THE LORD OUR GOD SHALL CALL.
GOD ALWAYS GETS WHAT HE WILLS ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE AND TO SAY OTHERWISE IS TO LIMIT GOD AND MAKE HIM DEPENDANT UPON HIS CREATION. GOD IS DEPENDANT ON NO ONE. WHEN HE WILLS SOMETHING HE ALSO ACCOMPLISHES WHAT HE WILLS.
GODS WILL HOWEVER, IS TWOFOLD. THERE IS GODS PERMISSIVE WILL AND GODS PERFECT WILL. DAVID SINNED OF HIS OWN ACCORD BUT GOD ALLOWED IT FOR HIS PURPOSES. ISRAEL WANTED A KING BUT GOD TOLD THEM THAT IT WAS NOT IN THEIR BEST INTEREST. STILL THEY INSISTED SO GOD ALLOWED IT TO SHOW THEM THAT HIS WAY IS BETTER THAN MANS WAY. THEY SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO HIM.
IN THE SAME WAY, GOD IN HIS PERFECT WILL DESIRES ALL TO REFRAIN FROM SIN BUT IN HIS PERMISSIVE WILL HE ALLOWS PEOPLE TO SIN. GOD DOES NOT LIKE SIN BUT HE ALLOWED THE FALL. WE CAN SEE THIS BY THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL THAT HE PLANTED IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. HE KNEW MAN WOULD SIN AND HE ALLOWED IT IN ORDER TO FULFILL HIS ETERNAL PLAN. JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED THE BIBLE SAYS FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, IN OTHER WORDS HE WAS COMMISSIONED TO COME TO EARTH PRIOR TO THE FALL. GOD HAD A PLAN AND A PURPOSE. HE IS NOT DEPENDANT ON MANKIND BUT RATHER CONTROLS ALL THINGS.
WHEN PEOPLE SIN GOD TURNS IT AROUND AND USES IT FOR HIS GLORY. WHEN JOSEPHS BROTHERS SOLD HIM INTO SLAVERY GOD ALLOWED IT FOR A GREATER PURPOSE.
“But as for you, ye thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. ”
ALSO GOD ALLOWED HITLER TO MURDER THE JEWS BUT GOD USED THAT SITUATION AND BROUGHT HIS PEOPLE BACK TO THEIR HOMELAND. SO WE CAN SEE THAT EVEN THOUGH GOD DOES NOT LIKE SIN HE DOES ALLOW IT BY HIS PERMISSIVE WILL. GOD HAD HEROD AND PONTIUS PILATE CARRY OUT HIS WILL BY CONDEMNING JESUS BECAUSE HE PREDESTINED THE CRUCIFIXION TO OCCUR AND THIS REQUIRED PEOPLE TO SIN. GOD DID NOT MAKE THEM SIN BECAUSE HE DOES NOT TEMPT ANYONE (James 1:13) BUT IN HIS SOVEREIGNTY THEY CARRIED OUT HIS PREDESTINED WILL BY ALLOWING THEIR SIN TO ACCOMPLISH HIS WILL.
GOD IS IN CONTROL OF ALL EVENTS AND EVEN THOUGH HE DOES NOT DESIRE PEOPLE TO SIN HE ALLOWS IT BY HIS PERMISSIVE WILL AS A PART OF HIS SOVEREIGN PLAN. THEREFORE, WE CAN SEE THAT GOD CAN DESIRE SOMETHING AND YET EVEN ORDAIN ANOTHER BY GIVING IT A PLACE IN HIS SOVEREIGN WILL. GOD CAN DESIRE THAT ALL BE SAVED BUT NOT ORDAIN THAT ALL BE SAVED AND RATHER MAKE PROVISION IN HIS PLAN FOR THEIR DAMNATION. THE SCRIPTURES SAY THAT CERTAIN MEN WERE ORDAINED OF OLD TO CONDEMNATION.
“The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil,”
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth )
It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy
For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.