Gods Will Pleasure Purpose Promise And Oath

It is the will of God to save all souls.

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Tim. 2: 1-6. All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which has sent me, that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6: 37-40.

This is not a will of desire merely, but of purpose, such being the meaning of the word thelo, as the following passages show:

For as the Father raises up the dead and quickens them, even so the Son quickens whom he will. John 5: 21. And Jesus put forth his hand and touched him, saying, I will; be you clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Matt. 8: 3. The same day there came certain of the Pharisees saying unto him, get you out, and depart hence; for Herod will kill you. Luke 13: 31. We will not have this man to reign over us. Luke 19: 14.

A good being, a Father, could have no other will than the welfare of his children. His will is finally to be accomplished.

But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does. Job 23: 13. There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord that shall stand. Prov. 19: 21. He does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him what are you doing? Dan. 4: 35. Your people shall be willing in the day of your power. Ps. 110: 3. Your will be done. Matt. 6: 10.

It is God's pleasure that all shall be redeemed from sin and error.

For you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created. Rev. 4: 11. As I live says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Ezek. 18.: 23, 32. Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth even in him. Eph. 1: 9, 10.

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