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Tim Keller – Will everyone be saved?

March 3, 2011

I remember watching this a few months back. I agree 100% without question… do you?

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  1. March 3, 2011 10:34 am

    No, I don’t. Jesus’ warnings about hell ought to keep us from concluding that everyone will necessarily be saved, but as warning they are not promises that would make us conclude some will necessarily not be saved. This is an important distinction. It is the distinction the book of Jonah ought to teach us to make.

    God tells Jonah to pronounce judgement on Nineveh, no escape clause. “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned” (Jonah 3:4). To read this as the Gospel Coalition reads Jesus’ warnings about hell would be to say that God lied or contradicted himself when “God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened” (Jonah 3:10 – 4:1). What we learn here is that warnings are not promises. We must take the warnings absolutely seriously and recognize that God would be absolutely just in carrying out what He has warned, but this gives us no theological certainty about the population or emptiness of hell.

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