But before we proceed, permit me to offer the reader some thoughts on the idea of redemption, for the rider on these four horses, as we shall see, is none other than our Redeemer – The Lord Jesus Christ.
MacDonald was a primary influence on the development of Lewis’ religious beliefs. Yet, despite Lewis’ admiration and emulation of MacDonald, he never accepted the core belief of his “master”- universal salvation. George MacDonald believed that all mankind would be saved and return to God, eventually. This piece attempts to explain how and why these two men differed in this most important theological point.
The Child then spoke up and said, (although mostly to herself), “But who can I say thank you to, for roses or the color blue, for bumble bees or cheese fondue, or the books on my bookshelf?"
According to Paul, God desires the salvation of all men. We are to pray for the salvation of all men. And if we do not think God desires to save all, why would we pray against his will?
The best thing you can do for your fellow, next to rousing his conscience, is--not to give him things to think about, but to wake things up that are in him; or say, to make him think things for himself.