, and I thank Him that "'whosoever' meaneth me."
Originally Posted by revrobor
Peter wrote that the Lord is not willing that any should perish. That sounds inclusive of all humanity to me.
2Pe 3:9 ¶ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Christ's invitation here is to "whosoever:"
Mr 8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
And conversely, Jesus said:
Joh 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Does the "whosoever" in John 8:34 apply only to certain segments of humanity, or have all sinned, and come short of the glory of God?
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. Philippians 2:16