Will God Save Every Person?

I just started into Gulley & Mulholland’s book If Grace is True: Why God Will Save Every Person.  I have to tell you, I’m skeptical.  I have borrowed a copy of this book.  My mother-in-law asked me a couple of months ago what I thought of this book, and then she offered me a copy to read.

This post is less about the topic of this book than it is about my reading habits.  As I said, I am skeptical with the author’s thesis.  Yet I am reading it anyway.  In fact, I am eager to read it. I hope to get pulled and prodded; to have my thinking challenged.

Sometimes I like to read things I fully expect to agree with.  Even in these cases, however, I hope to encounter something that stretches me.

Will God save every person?  I’ll have to get back to you on that one.  I have spent a lot of years thinking that God kept a pretty short list, and that I was always on the clock to get names added to it.  I’ve come, over the years, to expect that the fact that God, not I, is responsible for such a list, and to be thankful for this.

Will God save every person?  I still don’t know, but I know I am going to read this book to get the authors’ perspectives.

Do you read books you do not expect to agree with? Why or why not?

5 thoughts on “Will God Save Every Person?

  1. Whelp if you do read things which you do not agree with then I would imagine you are in the minority of the American population. I have no real evidence to back this up, but after reading some of a book, Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide” I am currently enthralled with their thesis. That is humans may interact with those with opposite views and be very nice with the other. However, these interactions tend to polarize us toward our already held beliefs. For instance, right now I would consider myself in favor of same sex marriages. However, the thesis goes, after I talk with people who disagree with me I will move from being in favor of same sex marriages to a more extreme preference for same sex marriages.

    I wonder if after reading this book if you will move more toward your currently held position (at least for a little while)?

    Keep us posted.

  2. Hi Steve — Well — I’m interested in your conclusion! Perhaps we can have a “spirited” discussion at Christmas! You are a blessing in our lives! Merry Christmas!

    P.S. I love your blogs!! Keep up the great thoughts!

  3. I really enjoyed this book. There is another one called “If God is love” that is also really good. There are some challenging questions about loving our neighbors and unconditional grace.

    It was good getting to talk with you today about “Letter to a Christian Nation”. Looking forward to the next meeting

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