There are some people that believe that God “chooses” who will serve Him and who will go to heaven. While they are OK with this type of God I cannot be. The bible tells me of a God who not just loves but IS love!. HE sent His Son to die not for one, or some but for ALL. To believe in this idea of predestination is to believe that God goes to His master list of names and puts a mark by the names- heaven, heaven, heaven, hell. If God is like that then that’s not the kind of God I want to serve!
But, oh no!! God is not like that, but rather He has created us all with freedom to choose Him and to therefore determine if we will go to heaven with Him or if we will perish in our sins.
Choose you this day whom you will serve… Joshua 24:15
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.