The following was written by Tim Clink of Prison Discipleship Ministry
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
The first thing we need to take note of is the word “whosoever.” This is one of the places where man wants to complicate things. The word “whosoever” means any one; no requirements, no restrictions, no standards of behavior.
Whosoever means any person that has ever lived upon this earth throughout all times. Almost immediately our minds think about some of the most vicious and cruel men that have ever lived. Men like Adolf Hitler who was the person responsible for the slaughter of over six million Jews during world war two. Is he included in “whosoever?”
“But you don’t know what I have done. Am I included also?”
Did you notice in the verse that there are no qualifiers to the word “whosoever?” It truly means everyone.