Here are a few questions we need to answer:
· Did God because of something within His own nature or something intrinsic to man have to save sinners?
· Did God's attributes of love, mercy and compassion necessitate or force Him to act?
· Could God have left the whole human race to perish in their sins if He so desired?
Here is the answer to these questions:
> Paul says that God's predestination of the elect to salvation in Christ was "according to the good pleasure of His will" Eph 1:5. "Jesus Christ..gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, Galatians 1:4. In Colossians, Paul said, "it pleased the Father..to reconcile all things to Himself by Him."(1:19).