1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, 7 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostleI am speaking the truth in Christ[a]and not lyinga teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
As the above shows, the universal grace of God is extended to all men. This universal grace and God's election to grace of some is a matter beyond human reason and rightly belongs in the unknowable counsel of God.
This universal grace and God’s election to grace of some is a matter beyond human reason and rightly belongs in the unknowable counsel of God.