Don’t blame God — He tried His best

After all, is it God’s fault that He made 90% of humans too stupid or foolish or selfish or stubborn to choose to get saved? I’m sure He did everything He could think of to get as many people saved as He possibly could, but at the end of the day He made humans in such a way that, when given a choice, their “free will” would almost always lead them to choose the wrong thing. Seriously, what more could He possibly have done? It’s not like He’s smart enough to think of a way to get more than the relatively few people He does manage to convince to make the right choice to do so, or powerful enough to break through their natural stubbornness, is He? And there’s definitely no way He could have made humans just a little bit smarter or wiser or more humble or more righteous so that they might choose to get saved, right? He was clearly forced to make them the way they are. I mean, what are you trying to suggest, that He might actually be smart enough and powerful enough and wise enough to be able to find a way to save more than a tiny percentage of humanity, or even all of us? That would mean He was omniscient and omnipotent, and maybe even the Saviour of all men, as 1 Timothy 4:10 says, and nobody really believes that about God, do they? Don’t be ridiculous. He’s only the potential saviour of all men, but really only exclusively of those that believe, as I’m sure Paul actually meant to write. Because even if God wills all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth, God doesn’t always get what He wills. Who do you think He is, after all, God? Next you’ll be saying He works all things after the counsel of His own will. Seriously, stop hinting that you think God is God! The only one who always gets what they will when it comes to the salvation of humans is God, and only humans get what they will when it comes to salvation (when humans don’t have the will to be saved, God fails to have His will for their salvation realized and simply says, “Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done,” to them instead). If they want to be saved, they will be, and if they don’t want to be saved, they’ll also get their will and avoid it. Either way, God definitely won’t save them if they don’t have the will to be saved, because if He always got His will then He’d be God, but we all know that only humans are allowed to have their will be done when it comes to salvation. So stop blaming God for all those lost souls. He tried His best to save everyone and live up to His title of the Saviour of all men. And is it really His fault that His best just wasn’t good enough?

In case it wasn’t obvious, the above isn’t what I believe, but is what pretty much every Christian actually believes, even though they aren’t aware of it.