God wants to save everyone (1 Tim. 2:4)

“God desires

Everyone to be saved

And come to

The knowledge

Of the truth.”

ὃς πάντας ἀνθρώπους θέλει σωθῆναι καὶ εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν ἀληθείας ἐλθεῖν.

Paul said, “God desires (θέλει) everyone (ὃς πάντας ἀνθρώπους) to be saved (σωθῆναι) and come (ἐλθεῖν) to the knowledge (καὶ εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν) of the truth (ἀληθείας).”  Only the Pauline letters used this word ἐπίγνωσιν that means recognition, knowledge, perception, or discernment.  Paul told Timothy that God wanted all men, everyone, to be saved.  This was not an exclusive club of a few select people.  The gospel of Jesus was universal, not for a particular group of people.  However, they had to come to the knowledge or correct perception of truth as taught by Jesus Christ and Paul.  Do you think that all people can be saved?

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