Maybe you ought to explain that to be people who translated the original Greek into English. Maybe they didn't understand it.It helps to understand what the original Greek said.
"Collectively" can also mean the sum of all types. Hence the word "all" men is used because it is appropriate. What is your evidence that Paul meant that only some will receive the free gift? Based on that definition, then some of the most vile men, the most evil men will receive this free gift, while some of the best men and the most righteous men won't. Who wants to participate in that lottery?
- some of all types
It never says every person whoever lived.
This is a great verse that tells us that we must come to Christ, that what we do makes the difference. It's not a lottery. This also expresses the difference between salvation and the atonement. The atonement is the free gift to all, every single person. Salvation only comes to those who come to Christ.37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
AMEN. Salvation is limited. How then, is it free?These verses all reveal that salvation is LIMITED.