DID GOD PREDETERMINE THAT SOME WOULD BECOME ATHEISTS? by steve finnell
Calvinists teach that God has predetermine that certain individuals will be saved and that others will burn in hell. If that were the case, then God has selected certain men to become atheists. Remember Satan is the great deceiver. Satan was a liar from the beginning.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, (NKJV)
God's grace is available to all men including atheists.
1 Timothy 2:3-4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. 4 who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. (NKJV)
God wants all men to be saved. All men includes atheists.
Romans 10:14-17 ......16 But they have not obeyed the gospel...17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (NKJV)
Atheists can be saved like anyone else. They have to hear the gospel. They have to obey the gospel. Faith comes after hearing the gospel, not before.
What has to happen for atheists to be saved?
1. Hear the gospel. Romans 10:14-17
2. They have to obey the gospel by A. Believing: John 3:16. B. By confessing: Romans 10:9-10. C. By repenting: Acts 2:38. D. By being immersed in water: Acts 2:38
All men are saved the same way under the New Covenant terms for pardon.
God does not individually select certain men to be saved and others to burn in hell. That is one of Satan's lies.
Obedience to the gospel is the reason men are saved.
God does select men for salvation and then force them to believe and be saved.