In my previous question If everyone has a fair chance to be saved, then how is this reconciled with Romans 10:11-17 & John 6:44?, I laid out two conditions for scoping purposes:
This question is scoped to Christians who believe that:
- humans have libertarian free will (or at least are given temporarily some form of genuine freedom of the will through divine grace in specific circumstances)
- everyone has a fair chance to be saved at least once in their life (i.e. no one is born in conditions where salvation is theoretically impossible, or, alternatively, everyone is given enough grace to have the opportunity to freely choose salvation at least once before judgement)
Interestingly, a user posted the following dissident comment in the comment section (emphasis mine):
There is no element of chance attached to God's salvation. It's not a case of, God has taken nine steps to enable it, but the human must choose to take the final, tenth step. Yet that's what most people effectively think, and that's how they act. God will ensure all who are to be saved will hear the gospel and understand it. You can't get fairer that that, when nothing has been left to chance! Therefore, I'm not answering because not only am I not scoped, the question is fundamentally flawed.
Assuming that the thoughts shared by this user represent to different extents the soteriological position of many Christians, I ask:
What is the biblical basis for NOT believing that everyone has a fair chance to be saved?