God Desires All Men Saved

2 Timothy 1-5

First of all therefore, I exhort that petitions, prayers, supplications, and thanksgivings be made on behalf of all men,

2 for kings and all the ones being in preeminence, that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

3 For this is good and acceptable before God our Savior,

4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to a full knowledge of truth.

5 For God is one, also there is one Mediator of God and of men, the Man Christ Jesus


The statement that God desires all men to be saved is noted in conjunction with his focus on kings and those being in preeminence. I tend to deduct most people weren’t praying for kings and those holding preeminent offices. God stating his desire that all men be saved refers to all sorts of men pantas anthropous (Greek) in various capacities, with particular note to kings and preeminent ones.

If God truly desired all men as individuals to be saved, he would save them. God is in Sovereign control of all things and he is the one who planned all created things before the world was created and is control of all things and He accomplishes all that he desires to accomplish.

Revelation 7:9

After these things I saw, and behold, a large multitude which no one was able to number them, out of every nation, even tribes and peoples and languages, standing in front of the throne, and before the Lamb, having been clothed with white robes, and in their hands palm branches.

Job 23:13

But He is in one mind, and who can turn Him? Yea, His soul desires, and He does it.

Isaiah 46:10

declaring the end from the beginning, and from the past those things which have not been done, saying, My counsel shall rise; and, I will do all My desire;

Romans 9:19

19 You will then say to me, Why does He yet find fault? For who has resisted His will?

Matthew 11:25-30

Answering at that time, Jesus said, I praise You, Father, Lord of Heaven and of earth, because You hid these things from the sophisticated and learned ones and revealed them to babes.

26 Yes, Father, for so it was pleasing before You.

27 All things were given over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and to whomever the Son purposes to reveal Him (Father).

28 Come to Me, all those laboring and being burdened, and I will give you rest.

29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, because I am meek and lowly in heart, “and you will find rest to your souls.” Jer. 6:16

30 For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.

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Verses from Literal translation KJ3 Jay P Green

Website address KJ3 Bible online below


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