Posted by: SandreS | February 7, 2010

The Salvation of All

God’s grace is much more glorious and amazing than man recognizes. Religion hides the full accomplishments of the vast and successful cross-work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The work of salvation for mankind is full and complete. As ambassadors of Christ, we are only to proclaim its glorious message. Those who respond by God-given faith can enjoy their salvation in Christ now while here on earth.

Make no mistake about it. When I speak of salvation, I do not just speak of the potential of “salvation for all,” in the sense that it is only available for all men to have; but I speak freely of the surety of the “salvation of all” – that all will in reality enjoy the fullness of salvation, completely applied to them personally.

God in His goodness, grace and love, on the account of the cross-work of the Lord Jesus Christ, will eventually save all mankind; for God is “the Savior of all men” (I Timothy 4:10).

There are three different views of the destiny of the lost. These approaches can be termed as (1) “Eternal Conscious Torment,” (2) “Annihilation,” (3) “Universal Reconciliation.” All three have apparent scriptural support, but for every verse apparently supporting the first two views, there are many more verses that appear to support the latter.

According to theology, the majority of God’s creation will be hopelessly lost to Him. It teaches that God knowingly (with foreknowledge) created mankind, the majority of which He will eternally damn. However, this is out of character with the true God of the Scriptures.

Here are examples of verses that show the salvation of all mankind:

And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: and I will bless them who bless you, and curse him who curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed (Genesis 12:2-3).

All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before You (Psalm 22:27).

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will He keep His anger for ever. He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities (Psalm 103:8-10).

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it (Isaiah 2:2).

Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God (Luke 3:5-6).

That was the true Light [Jesus Christ], which lights every man who comes into the world (John 1:9).

The next day John sees Jesus coming unto him, and says, “Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).

This is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world (John 4:42).

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all unto Me (John 12:32).

Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began (Acts 3:21).

For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by One, Jesus Christ. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made righteous (Romans 5:17-19).

For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. For God has concluded them all in unbelief, that He might have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor? Or who has first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to Whom be glory for the ages. Amen (Romans 11:30-36).

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, until He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For He has put all things under His feet. But when He said all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him. And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him Who put all things under Him, that God may be All in all (I Corinthians 15:21-28).

For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if One died for all, then were all dead … To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation (II Corinthians 5:14, 19).

That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him (Ephesians 1:10).

And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven (Colossians 1:20).

Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time (I Timothy 2:6).

For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, Who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe (I Timothy 4:10).

And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world (I John 2:2).

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away (Revelation 21:4).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
The Salvation of All
© 2005-2010

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  1. Scripture is very clear that God will eventually save ALL but traditions of men always try to twist the Word of God try and say most will be torched while the few wise ones watch from heaven . Eventually all will bow and confess Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior and the truth will be seen by ALL the religious blind.

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