God predestined that Christians would be saved, but gave all men the freedom of choice. God wants all men to be saved, but He wants them to make the decision to become Christians themselves. To believe that we have no control over our own destination is false doctrine.
|1 Timothy 2:3,4
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
||And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely .
||Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. (KJV)
He [Jesus] said to them, "Go into all the world and
preach the gospel to every
||Most assuredly, I say to you, he
who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has
everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
|1 Corinthians 9:27
I discipline my body and bring it into subjection,
lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become
||Brethren, if anyone among you wanders
from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know
that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way
will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of
|1 Peter 1:1,2
||Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God's elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. (NIV)