The Pouring Out or Baptism of the Holy Spirit Now the end point of this discourse and for all the arguments and examples given in the seven preceding essays listed on the pouring out of the Holy Spirit is as follows: When Christ ascended to heaven he received the promise of the Holy Spirit from God Almighty, the Holy Father, and poured it (the promise of the Spirit) out upon all humanity (Acts 2:33).
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people… (Titus 2:11; ESV)
The scripture seems plain and should be taken at face value. Every person has salvation offered to them. Salvation and atonement are not limited but are available to every person. The doctrine of predestination and this verse cannot stand together. Either God chose some to be saved before the foundations of the world or every person has the opportunity for salvation because the grace of God has appeared. I reject John Calvin’s teaching because the scripture is plain. Salvation is for all people, not for some.
The ESV Study Bible puts a nice point to it:
2:11 Bringing salvation for all people is sometimes misunderstood as meaning that all people will be saved. However, such a reading is not necessary here and flatly contradicts other Scripture (see note on 1 Tim. 2:4). It means, rather, that salvation has been offered to all people (including all ethnic groups), not just to some.