Originally posted by RJHinds
I don't believe all will be restored to a right relationship with God.
It is a nice idea though.
There are a couple of ways it could be true:
1. God's design is to create only those people who will be saved (I use "saved" as shorthand). If God, who knows all, knows that a person will not be saved, why would God create that person just to see that person not be saved?
2. By coincidence, all those created, will come to be saved. This has to be a possibility, otherwise if some people have no possibility of being saved, they have no free will about it.
It seems to me you have to grant the possibility of it being true, and if it is possible and that would make a better world, why would God not do it? I am not trying to change your mind, I just want to understand the thinking. I think God would have that option and being good, would do it that way.