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and try to help us back to God’s grace. St. Prosper, like St. Augustine also argued on the topic that we would all notbe saved. Prosper discussed three points that included: God wills all to be saved, theknowledge of truth and salvation is due to grace, and God’s judgments areinscrutable. He says, “We first have to confess that God wills all men to be saved andto come to knowledge of the truth.” Next all who actually come to truth and salvationdo so not in virtue of their own merits but by the help of divine grace. Lastly, humanunderstanding is unable to understand the depths of God’s judgments and weshould not ask why He who wishes all men to be saved does not save all. He sayswhen we turn away from God, this is our doing, not his. With God’s general gracegiven to all, He always wills all men to be saved; however his grace is not granted toall. “God does not refuse to all mankind what He gave to some men, but that in somemen grace prevailed and in other nature recoiled.”On the opposite end of the spectrum are theologians like Origen and St. Gregory who believe that all men come from one beginning and in time will come to one end. With some needing the concept of reprobation in order to enter the kingdom of Heaven. Along with Origen and St. Gregory, there is also Karl Rahner who discusses the idea of the anonymous Christian. Rahner believes that everyone who does not profess the Christian faith and even denies the existence of God will besaved. His ideals go against many theologians and there have been various
4arguments that have been against his beliefs. In a way all three of these individuals believe in a concept called universalism. They argue for the sake of everyone makingit to heaven even if they have committed sins they are not sorry for or do not believe in God.