Why I Won't Believe In Predestination

Because I refuse to believe that anyone is beyond the reach of Jesus!  I refuse to believe that Jesus didn't die for everyone, that He didn't die for all sins, that there are people without hope!

And ... I simply don't think it's what the Bible teaches.

I believe Jesus died for all, that every person can find hope and healing and salvation in Him.  That He wants a relationship with all of us, but it's up to us to decide if we will accept Him or reject Him.

I was thinking about this as I watched Unbroken: Path to Redemption at the theater today.  (Go see it!  It's a great movie!)  I was watching this broken, hurting man struggling with his fears and anger and hopelessness.  And I was thinking, "How can anyone believe that there are hurting, broken souls who are beyond the reach of Jesus, that there are people who are created to never find eternal hope and healing!?!"

What a horrible, horrible thought!  That some people - most people - are created to be lost and broken, to hurt forever, never to be found and healed.

I refuse to believe that.  And I think it does a grave injustice to the Gospel.  Because I don't think the Bible teaches it.  

I believe every person is loved and pursued by God.  Every person's sin was covered by Jesus's death.  

Every person matters!  Eternally!

God is calling to all of us.  But will we hear and respond?

Forgiveness, healing, salvation, grace and faith is available to all.  But will we accept it?

Jesus cares more about where you're going than where you've been!

He wants you with Him in heaven.  

Will you reach out and grab His hand?

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