PREORDAINED TO BE LOST? steve finnell
Were the thousands of those who rejected the gospel on the Day of Pentecost preordained to disbelieve and die in their sins? Three thousand obeyed the gospel and were saved, however, thousands disbelieved. (Acts 2:22-41)
John 8:24 'Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." (NASB)
Why did Jesus tell the unbelieving Pharisees they had to believe in order to have their sins forgiven if they had been preordained to believe and be saved or had been preordained to disbelieve and die in their sins? Why? Because, like everyone else the Pharisees had the free-will to believe the gospel or reject it.
Christians have been predestined for salvation, however, individuals have not been preordained to believe and become Christians.