Two senses of 1 Tim 2: 4 (2)

Another non-universalist reading of 1 tim 2:4 traces back to John Damascene who divided the antecedent from consequent will. This corresponds to the two things we might mean by we want all students to get passing grades, sc.

(a) therefore we will forbid teachers from giving Fs.

(b) therefore we will provide tutoring.

(a) rules out all circumstances that would make failure possible while (b) does not. So far as Hell is a failure, this is true mutatis mutandis of 1 Tim. 2:4.

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