Post Author: Bill Pratt
I say “yes.” I believe that God does give every person a chance to be saved. Why do I believe this?
All men are given the chance to accept or reject God because God loves all men and desires all men to come to him. According to 2 Pet. 3:9, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” According to 1 Tim. 2:3-4, “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” And of course, John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
God will freely offer the gift of salvation to everyone, but each person must decide to accept or reject this free gift.
There are many ways that a person can receive the gospel message. Through a sermon, through a book, through the Bible, through a missionary, through a dream, or through a vision. God is not limited in how he can offer salvation to men. We are all held responsible for what we know of God, so there will be no excuses once we stand in front of him.