IN A NUTSHELL Is God able to save all men but is not willing to?
Or, is God willing to save all men but not able to?
Or, is God both willing and able to save all men, but the will of men makes God’s will ineffective and impossible?
If God is willing to save all men but is not able to, then this is an indictment against the power of God!
If God is able to save all men but is not willing to, then this is an indictment against the love of God!
If God is both willing and able to save all men but man’s will renders God’s will ineffective and impossible, then this is an indictment against the sovereignty of God!
Peter said concerning God’s willingness that "God is not willing that any man should perish but that all should come to repentance." [2 Pet. 3:9] Concerning God’s ability Apostle Paul wrote that God "is able to save to the uttermost." [Heb.7:25] The Bible says God is, “great, mighty, majestic, magnificent, glorious, and sovereign over all the sky and earth and He has dominion and is over all as the head of all.” [1Ch 29:11] Thus we conclude that God is both willing and able to save all men and will save all men.
This is the revelation of God's Plan, Purpose, Power and Pleasure to do all that He has determined to do. He will not lie. He can not fail! All things are subdued that God may be all in all! [Is. 46:10, 57:16; Heb. 6:18; .1 Cor. 13:8,15:28].