Re: Does He Want To Be Saved. So if a lost tribe in Africa has never heard the Gospel you are saying they get a pass on God’s judgment? My 2 sons have always been tripped up by this very question and I have never heard it answered this way.
No one gets a pass. Romans 1:18-20 says that in the creation God has made His presence so obvious that man is without excuse. In John 14:6 Jesus said no one comes to the Father but through Him. 2 Peter 3:9 says that God doesn’t want any to perish but for everyone to come to repentance. Matt. 7:7-8 says that anyone who seeks Him will find Him, and Hebrews 9:27 says man gets only one life time to do so and after that faces judgment.
The only solution that meets all those conditions is that every one has to receive at least one bonafide offer of pardon in his or her lifetime. No one can die in ignorance. The fact that we don’t understand how this could happen is irrelevant. God’s character demands it, His love requires it and His power is sufficient to make it happen.