I have finally settled it for me, for now. What is it you ask? It is election. I have read extensively over the last few months on this topic of "Limited Atonement." This is the idea that before time began (you know God created time don't you) God chose those who he would save and those who would condemn to Hell.
In all my humanness, this was something I could not accept. But ultimately I wanted to know the truth, whether I agreed with it or not. So I read and read and read some more.
I have ultimately concluded that Jesus died for all knowing that all would not receive Him.
Now as far as those who disagree with me. I know that there is no way that was an easy belief for them to accept and I do not believe that there is any apostasy, because while is clear to me, I can see how it could be interpreted differently.
Now to get with spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.