All Need It and Can Have It

  One of the major themes of the book of Romans is that all need salvation and that salvation is offered to all on the same terms. Chapter nine, verse 32, "For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all."

  Paul taught there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles as to the need to be saved or how to be saved. There is a difference between the saved and the lost, but not on the basis of race. Once all were in unbelief. But God has offered mercy to everyone. This truth was one of the problems the first century Jews had to overcome. Having been God's chosen for centuries, they deemed salvation to Gentiles impossible and unacceptable. But they were wrong.

  But what difference does it make whether salvation is offered to anyone or not if the invitation is spurned and shunned? To live and die in sin is eternal spiritual death. Christ is the hope of glory (Col. 1: 27). He is the ONLY way (John 14: 6).