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Is Genesis 6:3 speaking of how God deals with people now (He will not strive with man for ever) or was He saying this to specific people at that time? Do you think that man can reject God so often that God 'gives up' calling them or do believe they 'have a chance' right up to the moment of death?

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When Judgment Day comes, He'll be through striving with man. Your outcome will be known.
The thief on the cross accepted Christ at his death. We do not know the amount of time he had to make his choice, but at his final hour, he made the right one.
---Bob on 8/10/08

This statement leaves me completely confused,"God is only required to call upon each person once." I have no understanding about God required to do anything.
---mima on 11/13/07

Genesis 6:3 was for people at that time, although God never changes. Only God knows when a person has rejected Christ totally and fully and that is when He will stop calling them to salvation and give them over to their own desire. However, there is still a chance that a person can get saved on their death bed. Only God knows and we are to keep praying for their salvation.
---Helen_5378 on 11/13/07

2/... Concerning death bed salvation, I have wondered if maybe God waits until this time to save a person simply because if He saves them years earlier they very well might go straight back to their religion/cult/false beliefs and end up losing their salvation. I think it probably happens a lot of times that the Lord gets them just before they die.
---Helen_5378 on 11/13/07

Rebecca D, I am humbly asking, would you please give me the verse where God has to offer each person salvation.

I do not know of one. If any of the rest of you have a verse like that I would be very interested in reading it.

Lord bless you all,
---trey on 11/13/07

Whisper, I also believe in deathbed repentance. I have witnessed it happening. This is what leads me to believe that God 'sometimes' calls someone right up to their last breath. This is why I asked the question about the verse in Genesis. Was He speaking only to the unrighteous AT THAT TIME and saying "I am not going to continue giving you this warning"? BOB - I agree, that is why I put asterisks around the words 'have a chance'.
---RitaH on 11/13/07

As far as a deathbed conversion, I do believe that this happens in some cases, but most people, unless they have cancer or some other disease, have no idea when the moment of death is about to occur. In Gen. 6:3, I believe God was addressing the Cainites along with the Sethites. The decision to accept Christ as Lord and Savior should not be put off. Today is the day of Salvation.. God Bless!
---Cynthia on 11/12/07

God is only required to call upon each person once. If he calls upon a person more than once it is because God is all about grace and has mercy on us. If a person keeps rejects God and rejects him, then in the last day, God will reject that person.
---Rebecca_D on 11/12/07

Man is given his own free will. I beleive that if a person willfuly rejects God, then God will reject him on the day of judgement, He will spue him out of HIS mouth into everlasting fire. But I also beleive in "deathbed" repentance.
---Whisper on 11/11/07

'Have a chance' is improper. Jesus Christ is not the lotto, and there is no Holy Ghost casino. Satan spins the roulette wheel of 'chances'.
---Bob on 11/11/07

Romans 1:28," And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient," Reprobate mind(according to the dictionary) means "Rejected by God and without hope of salvation." Because this Scriptures is in the Bible apparently some people are beyond hope. The vast majority of people however have a chance, right up to the moment of death!!! I believe in death bed conversions.
---Mima on 11/11/07

Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever. Jesus is the Word.
If you start interpreting the Word for eras and specific people groups, you have reduced the Word to history and eliminated prophecy.
The Bible is as relevant today as it was in the beginning.
When God talks about man, He means all, everyone, until the end, Judgment Day.
---Bob on 11/11/07

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