For awhile, I am going to put up a theological view and want to encourage discussion. These views and thoughts may not be ones that I particularly agree with but they will be thought-provoking and may generate discussion:
I ridiculed those who suggested God didn't want to save every person, but I never recognized that my pride in choosing God was equally ridiculous. I suggested god wanted to save every person but couldn't. God wasn't hostile or apathetic toward the lost. God was simply powerless. I raised the banners of divine holiness and justice to excuse God's failure, but my true passion was for human freedom. I insisted we were free to reject God's grace. It never occurred to me that God might be free to reject our rejection.
The choice of this paragraph comes from the thoughts that Nator is throwing around recently on his blog. This was not on his blog but I was reminded of these statements after reading the blog and comments.