After taking a break in the last two posts looking at the topic of suffering, ’tis time to continue the series on the topic of predestination. The first post gives a quick survey on the biblical witness for this doctrine. In the second post, I tried to dispel the objection that predestination will produce Christians who take salvation for granted. The third post talks about whether predestination and evangelism are compatible. In this post, we are going to look at one more objection. And this one is arguably the most difficult to address mainly because this can become very very personal.
The objection is this: If God chose some to be saved, it means God chose others to be condemned, doesn’t it? If it does, that means God is not fair. Why would a loving God choose only some to be saved, while leaving others to be condemned? If God is love, why would He not save everyone? If predestination is true, then God is not fair, is He?
This objection is difficult because at times those who ask this questions have in their mind their loved ones who are not yet Christians. I know a friend who cannot accept this almost to the point of anger because their loved ones have passed away without giving their lives to Christ. If salvation depends on God alone, why would God not save them?