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Salvation For All (Titus 2:11)

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.

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