THE PROMISES TO ALL MANKIND
GLAD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY TOWARD ALL MEN
PRONOUNS REFER TO ''ALL HUMANITY''
There are “key” verses that define ALL the pronouns used in the
promises as referring to 'all mankind' or 'the entire Adamic human
race’. The promise says "all flesh will see the salvation of God",
because the Father will eventually draw all men unto Christ, each
person according to God's due time and order of election throughout
'the eons of the eons". With this being understood, that all the
promise pronouns refer to ALL MEN, "ALL FLESH", it is not hard to see
the truth of universal reconciliation. Whether the pronoun is referring
to the small chosen nation of Israel or to larger references of "all
nations", "all flesh", or "all kindred" the typology is the same: All
Humankind is being referred to. The old Israel of God is now the new
Israel of God, incorporating (eventually), the whole human race. In
Christ, all humanity is the new Israel and heir to all that God
promised to Abraham. (Gal. 6:16) This all new Israel includes all
nations (Gentiles), all people, all families; all flesh 'IN CHRIST'.
God becomes, in this process, in due time, and after all the eons of
correction and persuasion, the ALL in All.
The reason for this all inclusiveness of humanity within the
salvation plan of God is because, there are two destinies. One is the
immediate eonian individual destiny either into the grave, or through
the grave and immediately with Christ. The other is the ultimate
destiny where ALL hear His voice, no matter where they are and come
they all come forth and are judged and eventually reconciled. As it was
one man who disassociated 'the many' from God, so, it is one man Christ
who re-associates 'the many' back to God. One brought death, the other
brought life. It is not our choice as to the application of this
general reconciliation of all humanity any more than it is our choice
to be born into this world cut-off from God. But, we each may well be
responsible whether we reside immediately in the "unseen realm" (until
the resurrection) or reside immediately with Christ after our physical
death. The Scriptures do seem to teach that we do have ears to hear and
eyes to see with. It does not hide the fact we each have a mind to
believe or not believe this to be at least a metaphysical possibility.
Eventually, as God promised, this metaphysical possibility becomes
apparently a reality to all, and all see the subjection of everything
to Christ. All men see without any doubt the ultimate purpose His
work. (Col. 1:19-20) The Father is “reconciling the whole world” in
Jesus Christ (Rom. 11:15), so that He may soon become the ALL in
All. As Saint Jn. says:
''Beloved, now are we the
sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know
that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him
as He is.” KJV (1 Jn. 3:2).
King James translation is trying to say, “Beloved, now [since Christ’s
atonement] we [those of mankind that especially believe; the rest of
the many will be later] are the sons of God; now it does not seem yet
to appear what we all [mankind] shall be like, but we [who believe at
this moment in this eon] DO know this [truth]; WHEN He SURELY
appears, we [all of humanity] shall be like Him; for we [‘all
intelligent beings’] WILL see Him as He [really] is.”
Key verses that support the above are:
'' O thou that Hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.'' Ps. 65: 2
'' All flesh shall see the salvation of God.” Luke 3: 5, 6.
'' give His life (as) a ransom for all mankind.” Matt. 20: 28.
"'' gave Himself as a ransom for ALL, to be testified in due time.” 1 Tim. 2:6.
""'' And so, all Israel will be saved. "'' Rom 11: 26
'' all gentiles shall serve Him..." Dan. 7:14 [all gentiles must be saved/reconciled to do this.]
'' All the earth shall worship thee...''" Ps. 66: 4
"'' All nations... shall worship thee,'' Ps. 86: 9
'' Every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear, in the Lord...'' Isa. 45: 23, 24
'' In Adam ALL die, in Christ ALL are made alive..."'' I Cor. 15: 22
'' Behold! I make all things new." Rev. 21: 5
"'' God will wipe away tears from off all faces..." Isa. 25: 8
"'' all nations shall come and worship Him..." Rev. 15: 4
"'' All the dead will be raised incorruptible - i.e. ''sinless'' ...''." I Cor. 15: 52
'' "If any man sin, he has the advocate with the Father." I Jn. 2: 1 [does it say 'the elect only’ or 'the believer only?]
"''the propitiation for our [believer's] sins...
Also for the sin(s) of the whole world." I Jn. 2: 2
"THE MANY" MEANS "ALL FLESH"
The question as to whether these pronouns are actually referring
to ‘all men who will ever be born from Adam's lineage’ is to be found
in one New Testament expression. Scripture says that ''the many'' were
made imperfect (sin-filled) by what Adam did, and therefore doomed to
die: “…'the many' were made sinners.” (Rom. 5:19). What is "the
many" other than "All Flesh" This phrase" is referring to the whole
descended race of Adam - all his children, and his children's children,
until the end of the human race. God made it perfectly plain that
the word "many" in this phrase is a noun that refers to all men. For,
other than Christ, there is no Adamic man that is NOT stamped with SIN:
“…the WHOLE HUMAN RACE descended from ADAM was made (by what Adam did)
sinners.” (Paraphrase of Rom. 5:19). There is no one that is born
perfect, sinless, righteous, immortal and incorruptible and therefore,
there is no one that is not a sinner - i.e. transgressor of the law.
Let anyone who says 'he has no sin' be accounted a liar! Let anyone who
says that "the many" that were made sinners does not refer to all
mankind be accounted a liar! Even so, if "the many" in this part of the
verse means ALL MANKIND, then the "many" in the second part also means
ALL FLESH. In the former, Adam brings death, while in the latter Christ
brings life. Scripture says ''in Christ'' will ALL be made alive; that
in the work that Christ did on behalf of all mankind, All Flesh will be
made alive in the resurrection; that is, given renewed bodies. Yet,
nevertheless, this does not mean that everyone in the general
resurrection will be treated the same.
PRONOUN REPLACEMENT REVEALS UNIVERSAL RECONCILIATION
These pronouns ‘ye’, ‘us’, ‘our’, ‘many’, ‘the many’, ‘the
earth’, ‘the ends of the earth’, ‘the world’, 'the nations', 'the
gentiles', 'all flesh', and other similar terms, are metaphors. They
are symbolic expressions meaning “All Adamic Mankind”. Every metaphor
has two parts: One is the vehicle or symbol, and the other is the tenor
or 'meaning'. The tenor or meaning of ''all flesh'' is ''all men.'' The
Abrahamic promise of the Bible now becomes understood to be referring
to us all. God has determained and destined the salvation of ‘ALL
FLESH’ that has ever been born and will ever be born from total
extinction. For, all the spirits of the flesh belong to him and are His
possession. (Heb. 12:9; Nu. 16:22) This is why the Bible plainly states
that ''all flesh shall see the salvation of God''. (Luke 3: 5 and 6)
Praise God! Ultimately, all the spirits that return to the dirt, go to
God. “And the dust returns to the earth, as it was, and the spirit
returns to God, Who gave it.” (Eccl. 12:7)
Scriptures also makes it very clear with horrible warnings that
God is in the business of punishment as well. As many people complain,
that life is not fair, so God in His understanding of this unfairness
makes it fair in the after life. Evil people are punished. But, rather
than a never ending punitive torment of the person (for no other reason
than for His own good pleasure), He is rather using these pains and
chastisements for an entirely different purpose than what most people
think. It is to “work ALL [people] to the Good”, so that in the end, He
is able to ''reconcile ALL [humanity] to Himself, that He may [WILL] be
ALL in ALL [men].''
following we will be using the Concordant Literal Version and the King
James Version along with other translations to bring out the true
meaning of the verses. A re-translation or interpretive paraphrase will
be added [in brackets] to enhance understanding of the verses meaning.
The amount of personal commentary will be as limited as possible and
will only be used when explanations are necessary.
THE ANGELS SONG
EXTENT OF GOD'S GOOD WILL
"''Glory to God in the Highest,
and on earth peace,
good will toward men!"''
-- (Luke 2:14)
The question put forth here deals with the Good News of the
Gospel of the Kingdom, --''thy Kingdom come, Thy Will, will be done on
earth as it is in Heaven''-- and to what extent this ''good will
towards all men'' is applied. Is it an evangel of universal 'glad
tidings of great joy' toward all men or just some men? What of those
departed loved ones whom we have hopes for that did not believe and
those who have trespassed against us? Is truth the orthodox ballade of
doom, proclaiming to the majority of unfortunate souls, that they are
to eternally scream, cry and suffer misery in a never ending graceless
pit of despair?
There is nothing new under
the Sun. For centuries and even millennium, man has fostered fear
mongering theologies to scare and enslave humanity for control. One
cannot help but see a God so daffy that He allows the poor blind fool
to ignorantly make the wrong eternal choice. Of course, it is the truth
no matter what, say the Masters of Divinity. What happiness and joy and
thankfulness we should have in God for such glad tidings. What of all
His power and creative energies of persuasion to preach until all men
do come to believe it? Doesn’t He have as much time as he could will to
have to redeem all? Nevertheless, He cuts Himself off so short and so
fast for unknowable reasons! Oh, the Unsearchable Riches of our
God! What of His potential ability to progressively elect ALL
mankind, whether they are in this life or the next? The Masters of
Divinity say the many are called few are chosen and his is because of
some reason that we do not fully understand nor can we fully
explain. No one can know or understand exactly why, but we are to
be absolutely sure that we do know He only saves a few.
The song which the angels sang at the birth of the Savior has
been seized upon and misapplied by some who do not see the Plan of God
for the salvation of humanity. Becoming discouraged by the seemingly
poor prospect for the world's conversion, these have put forth a
version of this passage more in harmony with their doubts and
misconceptions. To these the prayer which our Master taught His
disciples to pray, "Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it
is done in Heaven," has lost its meaning; for they see no hope of its
fulfillment except in a very limited sense. Hence they prefer to
translate the latter part of the verse, "''And on earth peace, among
men of good will.''" Were this the proper rendering [And it is not: The
Greek word for "of" is not used in this passage], our hopes for the
ultimate good of all, as far as this passage is concerned, would surely
suffer; for very few thus far in the history of the race have been "men
of good will," men who unselfishly endeavored to any appreciable degree
to bring about the good of their fellows.
''The advent of Christ
is good news to all people. “Fear not,” said the angel who announced
it, “for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be
to all people.” (Luke 2:10) If any of mankind should not be saved by
Jesus, could his coming be an occasion of great joy to them? What
reason would those have to rejoice at that event, which may be doomed
by him to sin, blow the flames of hell, and live with devils forever?
Would he not curse rather than bless them? -- MANFORD
We do not believe this translation ''men of good will'' to be the
thought of the original. It is not in harmony with the Plan of God for
mankind. Such a translation eliminates the thought of God's eventual
good will toward the entire world, and greatly minimizes the scope of
this glorious song. It implies merely that men who have a feeling of
good will are or will be at peace among them. How utterly barren of
hope for all men would such an expression be! And how little the song
of the angels would mean if this were its burden! It is interesting
that a slight displacement of meaning can change a lot of
understanding. Their is no word 'of' in this Greek passage. The modern
translators have men with good will, while older translations have it
aimed 'towards' men affecting only those who believe, rather than
keeping the original meaning of God's promise of "delight" in all men!
The later has no inferences of a limitation to the applicability of
''The angels, at the birth of our Redeemer,
cried, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will
toward men.” Luke 2:14. This is a very important passage. Jesus was to
promote the glory of God in the highest degree; was a messenger of
peace to all men; and was an evidence of God’s good will to our entire
race. How false, then, is the doctrine that robs God of much glory,
makes Jesus a messenger of wrath to part of mankind, and says God has
an evil will toward some of his creatures!'' -- MANFORD
Human reasoning can be so marvelously twisted
when it comes to talking for God and playing Holy Spirit, especially
when it comes to judging others. As God is truly more merciful than man
could ever be, it is not hard to see the fruits of man's understanding
fall short of God's Better News. The GOOD NEWS is God wills ALL men to
be saved! Because, ALL things belong to Him, and He has made mankind,
in Christ, heirs to 'all things new'!
''We infer this doctrine
from the representation which is given of the Gospel by the inspired
writers. The term Gospel signifies good news. The angels who announced
the birth of the Saviour, said, Luke 2:10, "Behold, I bring you good
tidings of great joy, which shall be unto all people." The Gospel is
called "the everlasting gospel," Rev. 14:6. The "gospel of the grace of
God," Acts 20:24. The "gospel of peace," Eph. 6:15. The gospel of God,"
Rom. 1:1. The "glorious gospel," 1 Tim. 1:11. And, the "gospel of our
salvation," Eph. 1:13. It is called the "new covenant," Heb. 8:8. Said
to be "better than the old," Heb. 8:6. To be founded on better
promises, Heb. 8:6. Said to be "the ministration, not of condemnation
and death, but of life and peace," 2 Cor. 3:6-11. If this is a correct
representation of the Gospel, certainly such a glorious system could
not reveal nor contain the doctrine of unmerciful wrath and
never-ending suffering.'' -- Dr. George Howe.
On the contrary, this song is the prophecy of God's purpose to
bring about through Jesus the abrogation of the curse and the
establishment of peace and sinless ness, in which God and all mankind
would become reconciled. It was an expression of God's good will, His
good purpose, to bring man back to the image and likeness of Himself,
in which Adam was created. When this shall have been accomplished, in
God becoming the ALL in All, then peace will dwell in all the new
earth, the heavens and throughout the universe; for the causes of
disharmony will have been eliminated.
''The Gospel is good
news to all men. Said Christ to his disciples, “Go ye into the entire
world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15. The
meaning of the word Gospel is “good news,” “glad tidings,” and this
they were commanded to proclaim to all men. This is the Gospel – Jesus
Christ will redeem the world from sin, error, pain, death, and the
grave, and give unto all immortality and eternal life. This is good
news to every creature. Do those preach the Gospel who threatens their
hearers with eternal sinning, eternal suffering, and eternal dying?''
''The angel said “euaggelizomai” which is rendered
“I bring you good news” in the NIV and “I bring you good tidings” in
the (KJV) The meaning of euaggelizomai in English could be even better
captured by coining a new verb: to “good-news” somebody. The angel was
saying “Behold, I am good-newsing you...” If we take the gospel of
Christ to people, we are said to be “evangelizing” them, a
transliteration of the Greek word euaggelizomai. When we evangelize
people, let us give them the really good news that Jesus died and rose
again to take away the sins of all the people. Would we be
“good-newsing” our friends if we told them: “Should you fail to believe
this message, God intends to consign you to hell forever”? Or what kind
of good news would it be to tell people that God can and will save you
but all your ancestors who never heard this message are slated to burn
in hell forever”? No, the good news of great joy” in the wake of the
angelic outburst was conferred on “all the people.” It was not confined
only to those who, [at that time], believed in the Messiah or who “made
Him Lord in their lives.” The good news is not to be draped with
legalistic human trappings; it involves God's work for everybody.'' --
Dr. George Howe
We speak of this
song as a prophecy, because the peace has not yet come, nor the good
will, in the sense that God's face is as yet turned toward every man.
It is a declaration of what God purposes to do. He has no good will
toward the present sinful, rebellious attitude of the race. He has
never good will toward sin. We are not to understand that God was
expressing His good will toward all man when He pronounced the sentence
of death upon him. God's curse indicated His ill-will toward all
mankind--in other words, His displeasure because of man's sin. He
purposed mankind to suffer ill as a just punishment for his willful
disobedience. God cut him off from fellowship with Himself. He was not
bound in justice to do anything more for the race. But, in His infinite
mercy He provided deliverance for all of humanity. He fore-knew man's
fall, and planned His redemption from before the foundation of the
world. What a wonderful Glad Tiding of Great Joy toward ALL
Mankind this song is. As one man brought death to all mankind, so one
man brought life to all men! Let the Angels now sing their
reconciliation song of this well being for all men! [Second part
removed for brevity]
"''Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth
peace, good will toward men!"''
Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris'n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"
The words of Simeon that follow clarify this
all inclusiveness of the song's meaning for earthly Peace and delight
in ALL men and not just a few. This Light and Life of peace is to be
imputed to the whole human race, not just certain nations. Simeon says
(as he clasps the Baby Jesus),
''Now art Thou
dismissing thy slave, O Owner, According to Thy declaration, in peace,
For my eyes perceive Thy Salvation, Which Thou dost make ready before
the face of all the peoples, A Light for the revelation of nations (the
Gentiles), And the Glory of thy people Israel.'' (Luke 2:29-32)
the messenger said to them, 'Fear not, for lo! I am bringing you an
evangel of great joy which shall be to-every (the) people;'' (CLV)
the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you [all
mankind] good tidings of great joy, which shall be [which is now
applied to ALL] to ALL the people; for unto you [mankind] is born this
day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.''
in the first, without changing a single word in the phrase, the
Scripture itself uses "UNTO ALL PEOPLE" in Greek, "to-every (the)
people''. This is a KEY VERSE telling us that, wherever a pronoun is
used to describe a certain people, nation, &etc., it is talking
about ALL PEOPLE; and in this verse these 'tidings of great joy' are
for 'all humanity', that is, for all of the Adamic Human Race. Any
other teaching limiting the atonement brings a false FEAR. Here, the
Lord is telling us 'Fear Not!' For, the glad tidings are to ALL people,
not just a few. The exclusion factor derived from the limited atonement
doctrine brings a question as to whether or not salvation has even been
applied. Many say there is no assurance that
salvation has been applied to you particularly. No one can have a
100% assurance of salvation if everyone is questioning to whom God has
applied this limited election to, as some say. Here in this verse, we
are told not to FEAR at all, for in some passages we are assured of
this universal election. We are told, when doubt creeps into our
thoughts, to make sure of our election. And how does one do this but
see that election has been applied universally and corporately to ALL
MEN. But what kind of election are we to make sure of? The answer is
unlimited election, through Jesus Christ, the Savior of ALL MANKIND.]
THE GLAD TIDINGS
TO ALL THE LIMITS OF THE EARTH
Is. 52: 10.
''Yahweh bares His Holy arm to the eyes of all the nations and all the limits of the earth see the salvation of our Elohim.''
all the nations (ALL civilized humanity); and all the ends of the earth
(all non-civilized humanity) shall (WILL) see the salvation from God.
Is. 49: 6.
''a light to the nations, to become My salvation unto the ends of the earth.''
He says to Me that He is [would be] lightly esteemed '...for You to
become My servant to rise up the tribes of Jacob, and to bring back the
preserved ones of Israel. And I give You also for a light to the
gentiles, to become My salvation unto the ends of the earth.''
According to God, it would have been an event not worthy of great
approval if His Servant [Jesus] had brought back only the Israelites.
The fact that God the Son will be a light to the gentiles as well, so
that all the earth will experience salvation, is something of far
greater esteem. The statement that the Servant will become God's
salvation “unto the ends of the earth” is found in several other
passages throughout the Bible such as Romans 16:25. It is a
pronouncement unrestricted by time, space, life, or death. It is a
worldwide proclamation of salvation for the whole human race. The
Israelites recognized two groups of people: 1.) themselves and 2.) The
gentiles (goy, Hebrew). Isaiah 49:6 highlights the salvation of both
groups through the monumental work of God's Son. -- Dr. George Howe]
Me, all the ends of the earth, and be saved. For I am the Lord and
there is none else. Unto Myself I swear. From My mouth has a word gone
forth in righteousness and shall not turn back, that to Me shall every
knee bow, every tongue shall swear.”
[The command “Face
Me...and be saved” was directed to everyone (the ends of the earth.) It
was a sworn under oath by the Lord Himself. He sealed the pledge
by using Himself as security. On Whom else could God have assured this
promise? The vow was affirmed by God's Own word which cannot be
rescinded. It foretells a marvelous event in which every knee will bow
in true worship and every tongue will swear allegiance to the Lord. Do
you believe this will be fulfilled just as it was written? Portions of
Isaiah 45:22-23 were quoted twice in the New Testament and expanded by
the Apostle Paul. Salvation applies to all, no matter what “orthodox
doctrine” proclaims to the contrary. -- G. Howe]
Ac. 13: 47.
''a light to the Gentiles…should be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.''
Ps. 98: 3.
''All the limits of the earth have seen the salvation of our Elohim.'' (Prophetic)
THE GLAD TIDINGS
TO ALL PEOPLES, NATIONS AND FAMILIES
Lk. 2: 30-31.
''Thy salvations, Which Thou dost make ready suiting the face of all the peoples,''
Lk. 24: 47.
‘‘The pardon of SINS, to all the nations (Gentiles), beginning from Jerusalem.''
Ps. 98: 2.
‘‘Made known His salvation; to the eyes of the nations He has revealed''
Ac. 28: 28.
“Let it be KNOWN TO YOU! then, that to [ALL] the nations (Gentiles) was dispatched this salvation of God, AND THEY WILL HEAR.”
Rev. 14: 6.
''…evangel…to every nation and tribe and language and people.''
Ps. 22: 27.
the families of the nations shall worship before
[“All the ends of the earth will remember and
they will return to the Lord. All the families of the nations will
worship before you. For the kingdom is the Lord’s and He is the One
ruling the nations. All the prosperous ones of the earth will feast and
kneel before Him. All they that go down to the dust will bow before
Him, the soul of him that had not stayed alive.” In one glorious event
all humanity will turn to God in worship. The living people will feast
and bow before Him. Even those who have died will acclaim Him. The
magnanimity and clarity of Psalm 22:27-29 are unrivaled in the entire
Bible. No one should contradict or doubt these words or those in Is.
55:11. This feast of total reconciliation is also covered in Is.
25:6-8. -- Dr. George Howe]
‘‘The saving grace of God made its advent to ALL HUMANITY.''
verse teaches that the grace of God brings salvation to all men. Adam
Clarke says on this text, "It cannot be said, except in a very refined
and spiritual sense, that this Gospel had then appeared to all men; but
it may be well said that it bringeth salvation to all men; this is its
design, and it was to taste death for every man that its Author came
into the world." He adds, "As the light and heat of the sun are denied
to no nation nor individual, so the grace of the Lord Jesus; this also
shines out upon all; and God designs that all mankind shall be as
equally benefited by it in reference to their souls, as they are in
respect to their bodies by the sun that shines in the firmament of
heaven." In the margin of our large Bibles this text reads thus: "The
grace of God which bringeth salvation to all men hath appeared." -- A
Rom. 11: 11.
am saying then, 'Do they not trip that they should be falling? May it
not be (becoming) coming to that! But in their offense is salvation to
the nations, (into) to provoke them to jealousy.''
is the Old Testament mechanism used by God to graft in all the
Gentiles; that is, all of Mankind. They have not stumbled for any good
reason, nor have they fallen permanently. The writer says, "God
forbid!": Don't misunderstand the purpose of Israel, but [rather]
understand that through Israel's fall universal salvation is come and
has been 'applied' by Christ, not only to all Israel, but to all the
Gentiles: all of the Adamic Race. This is the meaning of the verse.]
THE GLAD TIDINGS
TO ALL FLESH
Ps. 136: 25.
''Who is giving (salvation) to all flesh, for His benignity is eonian.''
Is. 49: 6.
unto the ends of the
Is. 52: 10.
‘‘All the nations…all the limits of the earth see the salvation of our Elohim.''
Mk. 16: 15.
‘‘The evangel to (ALL) the entire creation.''
Jn.. 17: 2.
Him authority over ALL FLESH, that everything which Thou hast given to
Him, He should be giving it to them, even life Eonian.''
Ac. 2: 17.
''God is saying… I shall pour out my spirit on (every) ALL FLESH''
Lk. 3: 5, 6.
ravine shall be filled, every mountain and hill shall be made low, the
crooked shall be straight, the rough (places) into smooth roads, and
all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'' (KJV)
40:5 says, “And revealed is the glory of Yahweh, and ALL FLESH sees the
salvation of Elohim.'' (CLV) Another way of translating this is, ''And
the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all mankind will see it
together.” Is. told us that it is God's glory which will be revealed.
The Is. 40:5 passage was quoted in Lk. 3:6 such that not God's glory
but His salvation will be seen by everybody; as it says, ''and ALL
FLESH (all the human race) WILL see the salvation of God.” This is not
a case of “take a quick look you lost sinners, and then off to hell
with you forever!” Instead, it is “seeing” in the sense of “seeing is
believing.” Maybe Luke's quotation of Is. was not really a
“revision.” Perhaps the “glory” of God always includes and involves His
saving of lost humanity. Is. 40:5 indicated that all people (with no
exceptions) will see the glory of the Lord. There will be no individual
isolated from God at that moment, no one locked out forever in torment.
This prophecy was quoted and applied to the Lord Jesus in Lk. 3:6 with
a change given to Lk. showing that all mankind will also see the
salvation of the Lord. -- Dr. George Howe]
THE GLAD TIDINGS
BRINGS NO SHAME
Is. 45: 17.
(he) is saved in Yahweh, [with a] salvation of [for all] the eons; none
of you shall be ashamed and none of you shall be confounded throughout
the(se) future eons.''
['(But) Israel shall be saved in
the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor
confounded WORLD WITHOUT END.” (KJV) Notice how the
translators of the KJV replace the ''the oulmi” (eons) with
''everlasting'' in one sense, then hide the fact that there are other
future eons by distorting the translation to read ''world without end''
rather than ''"unto the eons of (the) future."'' The Hebrew words
"artz'' (earth, world), ''ain'' (without, there-is-no) and "qtze''
(end) are not found in this Greek text passage. The Hebrew words in
this phrase are: "od oulmi od : p", which is properly translated as
"(the) future eons-of (the) future". Notice also that the "none of you"
means "all of us". "Israel (he) is saved in Yahweh, [with a]
salvation of [for all] the eons; none of you [all of Israel and ALL the
gentiles as well] shall be ashamed and none of you [i.e. all of
humanity] shall be [permanently] confounded throughout the future
eons.'' Yes, there will be a day when the "confounding" in all
mankind comes to an end.]
2 Thess. 2: 13.
yet are owing to be thanking our God always concerning you, brethren,
beloved by the Lord (Master, 'Christ'), seeing that God preferred you
from archaic times (into) for salvation, in holiness of spirit and
belief (faith) of (in the) truth.''
[What God's children are
supposed to do is always give thanks to God for our fellow 'brethren',
especially the Believers in the Jesus. This verse suggests that all
Mankind will believe in the future ages to come, because God hath, from
the very beginning calling ('drawing') us all, "preferring you",
choosing us in our due order of His divine providence. He presently
''wills that all men be saved and come into a realization of the
truth'' (1 Tim 2:4), thus each and all coming into this knowledge and
salvation. Yet, it appears to us according to our own understanding
that many do not and will die un-believing. But, the question is how
many men God loves. The answer seems to be the whole human race, for
''God so loved the world...'' (Jn. 3:16) It is apparent that God loves
ALL MANKIND. He loved us before we ever loved Him. This verse, which
talks about the 'brethren, beloved of the Lord' is therefore, talking
figuratively about all of Adam's descendants. This is demonstrated by
those already believing at that moment, which leads us into future ages
where 'the Many' will ultimately also believe. Hence, as a
statement of atonement-fact, rather than an offer of choice on our
part, Paul did clarify that "Jesus is the Savior (in general) of ALL
Mankind, especially, (in particular, but not exclusively), of those
that are believers.'']
Titus 2: 11.
''For the saving grace of God made its advent to all humans.'' (CLV)
the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared [and will
eventually become apparent through the eons to come] to all
men.''(KJV) It is needless to change the expression ''all men'',
to "''all humans that will ever be born".'' This saving grace first
appeared with Christ, and began spreading outwards to 'the ends of the
earth'. For those who pass away before this becomes apparent,
Scriptures speaks of other eons, especially the one to come, as a
continuance program for rousing this 'advent' in ALL that were ever
born. ALL will hear this Gospel, whether they be in the flesh or in the
spirit. Then, all in the graves, in heaven, in the sea, on earth and
under the earth shall hear His voice and rise up in life.
(in) every (all) diligence to be writing to you about the common
salvation, (by) necessity I have had to write to you entreating you to
be contending for the faith once given over ('being-given-over') to the
Holy Ones (Saints).'' (CLV)
[''Beloved, when I gave ALL
diligence to write this unto you [all of humanity that will eventually
hear this Good News] of the common [universally applied] salvation; to
be contending for the faith once delivered to the Saints.'' (KJV with
interpretations) What is this wonderful Good news that Paul is
stressing to write diligently to the Saints, but the original promise
given to Abraham, that in his 'SEED' ''all flesh will see the salvation
of Yahweh''. (Is.40:5 and Lk. 3:6) For, ''"O' Hearer of Prayers,
unto you all flesh shall come.'' (Ps. 65: verse 2. See also: Gen.9:11,
15, 16, 17; Nu.16:22; 18:15; 27:16; Job.12:10; Ps.136:25; 145:21;
Is.40:5; 49:26; 66:23; Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17). The Father has given 'ALL
FLESH' over to His Son Jesus Christ to ransom and to have authority
over: (Jn. 17:2) ''...according as Thou givest Him authority over all
flesh, that everything which Thou hast given to Him, He should be
giving it to them, that is, age-enduring life.'' (CLV) The KJV has
transposed a somewhat exclusionary sense over the true universal sense
of the verse, by using such language as: "...over ALL flesh, that
He should give eternal life TO AS MANY AS THOU HAST given him.''
The question is how many 'souls' has God given over to Christ?
Scripture is plain in stating that the Father has given ALL MANKIND
over to His Son for the purpose to ransom! The Greek word for "many''
‘polloi’ is not found in this passage, as the KJV would have us
Ps. 68: 20.
"''Our EL is an EL of grand salvation, And Yahweh, my Lord, belong the exits from death.''
KJV uses this translation: "...our God (is) the God of salvation; and
unto God the Lord (belongs) the issues from death." Our El
('God') LORD Yahweh is the god of grand salvation, and to Him belongs
all the issues or exists and problems of death. In relationship to the
mentioned salvation, Jesus was given to take care of all the issues and
the problems that come from death. The "exists" mentioned here seem to
point to 'all men' exiting death, or having resurrection from death
because of what Christ has done.]
Is. 35: 4.
you, to the ones being hasty of heart, 'Be steadfast! You are fearful
and must not be! Behold, your Elohim with vengeance will come, and with
the requital of Elohim, He shall come and He shall save you.''
to them [all humans?] that are of a fearful Heart, Be strong, fear not;
behold, your God (even if you don't know it yet, nor understand) will
come with a vengeance, even God with recompense; He WILL come and save
you.'' Q. Save the hasty of heart from what? All the human
race wonders at the horrors of death. For, as a rule (not the few
exceptions) that isn't somewhat a little feared over the death of
themselves or someone else? Here it says God is coming with a vengeance
to bring a recompense for us all. Jesus came and brought us this
recompense and applied it to all men, whether they know it now or
later. “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with
songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and
gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (Is. 35.10)]
Ez. 36: 29.
''And I save you from all of your uncleanness,''
WILL also save you [the whole human race] from ALL your
uncleanness.'' The verses before this speak of a coming time
when, after Jesus atones for the sin of the world - 'all mankind', that
Yahweh would put a new heart in us, and that He would put His spirit
within us, and give to us that promised new land that He promised our
forefathers. This was given to us through the blessing given to
Abraham. In the end we shall all be His people.]
''Yet on the house of Judah will I have compassion, and I will save them by Yahweh, their Elohim.''
is in a process of saving Judah. First He had to send Jesus, then cut
Judah off and give the Gospel to the gentiles, only to be turning
around and saving ALL ISRAEL. This leads to saving ALL the Gentiles. It
appears to be that He is saving ALL MANKIND.]
Matt. 1: 21.
she shall be bringing forth a Son and you shall be calling the name of
Him Jesus, for He shall be saving the people of Him from their sins.''
thou shalt call His name Jesus, (i. e. 'Yashua', ''Yah's Salvation'')
for He shall save the people [all mankind] from their sins." Most
translations change the Greek word ‘ton’ "THE" to the word "HIS" to
give the impression that Jesus came only to save ALL ISRAEL and not ALL
the Gentiles as well. The text uses "THE PEOPLE" and refers to all of
them as His. It seems that "The People" refer to ALL Humans more than
just Israel Nation. And why should a Savior only save all of a certain
race (Israel), and NOT save all the rest of mankind as well? Dr. George
Howe says of this passage: ''Words of an angel in a dream to Joseph
show that Christ came to save “His people.” “His people” indeed
has reference to the Jews but without any strictures regarding the
living versus the dead. Every last human being is likewise one of
“Christ's people” as a result of creation. Christ came for the “setting
aside of sin” in an overall and very general sense, as the writer of
the book of Hebrews noted (9:26). Here are five similar passages:
Matthew 11:27a. “All was given over to me by my Father.” Jn. 3:35. “The
Father loves the Son and has given all into His hands.” Jn. 6:37. “All
that the Father gives to me will come to me and the one coming to me I
will not, will not, be casting out.” Jn. 13:3. [Jesus] ”...knowing that
the Father has given all into His hands and that He came out from God
and was going away to God...” (Jn. then continued to show Christ's
amazing example of humility in the verses which follow. Despite
Christ's divinely appointed Lordship of all and His direct contact with
the Father, He set aside His clothing, took up a towel, and went about
washing and drying the disciples' feet!) Hebrews 1:2. “God ...in these
last days speaks to us in [a] Son, Whom He appoints Heir of all, and
through Whom He makes the ages...” In five different New
Testament texts the Bible has shown that God the Father put God
the Son in charge of all, meaning the whole creation, not just “all
things.” There is a lock-step syllogism in the transaction being
described within these verses; it goes like this: 1. Whoever the Father
gives to the Son will actually come to Him (Jn. 6:37). 2. The Father
gives all to the Son (Matthew 11:27, Jn. 3:35, Jn. 13:3 and Hebrews
1:2). 3. So, all people will come to the Son and none will be
cast out! The conclusion in step 3 is confirmed in Jn. 12:32,
which will be discussed separately. The Bible makes a strong case for
unlimited redemption which is the ultimate salvation of all people
through Christ's work. Consider another syllogism: 1. While being
crucified, Christ prayed that God would forgive the individuals who
were killing Him. 2. Hebrews 1:2 says that Christ has become the Heir
of all. 3. Hebrews 13:8 indicates that Jesus is the same yesterday,
today, and for the ages. In other words, the One Who forgave the people
putting Him on the cross, is now appointed Heir of all. What He will do
with all people now depends on the fact that He never changes. He will
do with all people exactly what he did to the individuals killing him:
He will forgive them all. There is an interesting change in
“leadership” seen in the Bible. First, God the Father was in control
but then He made Christ heir of all. The Father even helped Christ
change all Christ's enemies into His footstool (I Corinthians 15:25.)
Finally, someday, God the Son will deliver up the Kingdom (all) to God
the Father (I Corinthians 15:24 and 27) so that the Father ultimately
becomes “all in all” (I Corinthians 15:28). What gracious integration
and cooperation of leadership and sovereignty is manifested here! Amen,
and praise God! -- G. Howe]
Matt. 18: 11.
''For the Son of the human came to save the one being lost.'' (CLV)
the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.'' OK,
so, what exactly is it that was lost? It was the whole human race that
was lost by what Adam did. Even so, God so loved the world - the many -
that He sent His Son Jesus, to undo what the first Adam did, and that
is to bring Life to all - to save the All that was lost.]
Lk. 9: 56.
''For the Son of the human came not to destroy the souls of humans, but to save (them)...''
Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save
[them]''. [Q. How many did He come to save? Answer:
"the Many"-- ALL THAT WAS LOST. His purpose was not to destroy any
human souls, but to do just the opposite --to SAVE them.]
Lk. 19: 10.
''For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.''
Matt 18:11. Most people would suggest that this is to be applied to the
Lost Sheep of Israel. Yes, it is applied to Israel, but not
exclusively, for the free gift of grace and salvation was expanded,
through Paul's ministry to all the non Jews and Israelites, i.e. all
the nations, or ALL MANKIND. We can justly say: "For Christ Jesus is
come to seek and to save that which was lost, and this was the whole
human race from Adam onwards. Dr. George Howe asks, ''Did Jesus
qualify His pronouncement to say that He came to save only the lost who
are “elect?” But if He said He came to save all the lost people, is
that impossible with Him? Is there any reason not to believe that
Christ will do everything He said He came to do, including this? These
assertions made by Christ about the ultimate reconciliation of all
people, are the strongest and broadest of such promises in the whole
Bible (consult also Jn. 12:32.)'' -- G. Howe]
Jn. 3: 17.
God does (did) not dispatch His Son into the world ("kosmon" =
'system') that He should be judging the world, but that the world may
be being saved through Him''
[''For God sent
not His Son into the world to condemn the world [mankind]; but that the
world [mankind] through him [what He did; not what we do] might [might
rather] be saved.'' The word 'might' used in this verse is
used in reflection to the only other alternative of Man NOT having a
chance of being saved. What is being said here is that RATHER than man
staying lost, Jesus came to save man; that man MIGHT rather be saved
than NOT be saved at all. Without Christ doing this humanity
WOULD be lost with no hope of salvation. So, 'might' can easily mean
"WILL", for God wills that all men be saved.]
thus loved the world that He gave His Son, His only begotten Son, so
that everyone believing in Him may not perish(ing) but may have
age-lasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world that He might
judge the world but that the world might be saved through Him.” Jn.
3:16 is a favorite verse among eternal torment believers and it is
immediately followed by a verse revered by unlimited-salvation people
(Jn. 3:17). People who hold to everlasting hell emphasize the
limitation implied by “whosoever believes” in Jn. 3:16 and they feel
this limits salvation to people who expressed faith in Christ while
they lived. The reconciliation Christians argue that 3:17 shows Christ
was sent by the Father to save the whole world and not to judge it.
They believe that someday, after judgment, all mankind will have faith
in Christ and be saved ultimately. Reconciliation people also stress
that the love of God in verse 16 was directed to the whole world, not
just to believers. Which view are you going to take concerning Jn. 3:16
based on all scripture?'' -- G. Howe]
Jn. 12: 47.
''...I am not judging him, for I came not that I should be judging the world, but that I should be saving the world.''
["...for I came not to judge (i.e. damn to Hell forever) the world (mankind), but to save the world (all of humanity).]
1 Jn. 4: 14.
''And we have gazed upon Him, and are testifying that the Father has dispatched the Son, the Savior of the world.''
(who believe, because we) have seen, do testify, that the Father sent
the Son [to be] the Saviour of the world [mankind].'' NOTE:
According to the KJV, which adds the words ''to be'' to the
translation, at least kept the meaning of the passage to mean all
inclusive; designating that Jesus was sent to atone for all human
beings. This is the work of Christ and is much different than man’s
responsibility of becoming aware of this good news.]
1 Tim. I: 15.
is the saying, and worthy of every-all welcome, that Christ Jesus came
into the world to save sinners, foremost of whom am I.''
[is] a faithful saying, and worthy of ALL acceptation, that Christ
Jesus came into world to save sinners [all fallen human beings?]; of
whom I am chief.'' Question: How many sinners did Jesus
come to save?]
“And He may
send to you Jesus, the anointed, the One having been appointed for you
beforehand, Whom heaven indeed must receive until the times of
restoration of all which God speaks through the mouth of His holy
prophets, who are from the eon.''
[The “times of restoration” were
described by David, Is., Jeremiah, Hosea, and other Bible prophets. The
passage means that the heavens must receive the Lord Jesus, until all
that was spoken by the prophets in relation to his work, his reign, the
spread of the gospel, the triumph of religion, shall have been
fulfilled. It also conveys the idea of the predicted recovery of the
world from sin, the recovery of every man from sin and the restoration
of peace and order; the consummation of the work of the Messiah. The
prophets prepared the way for Christ and dwelt on reconciliation in
their writings. The writer of this verse is refreshing the memories of
his hearers of the Promise given to Abraham, that restoration covers
“all” and that the whole of humanity are included too, not just
“things”.* The Lord spoke of restoration in Revelation 21:5 saying
“Behold, I am making all new...” Restoration of all is like a building
for which God the Father was the Architect, Jesus Christ was the
Contractor, and the prophets and apostles were its promoters, spreading
the good news. * The word “things” is not in the Greek.]
Lk. 2: 29-32.
you are dismissing the slave of you, O’ Owner, according to the
declaration of you in peace, For my eyes perceived the Salvation of
[from] you, Which You make ready suiting the face of all the peoples,
(A) Light into [for] the revelation of nations, and Glory of you, the
[‘’Lord, now let thou thy servant depart in
peace, according to thy word; for mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
which thou hast prepared before the face of ALL people: a light to
lighten the Gentiles, and [the] glory of thy people Israel.’’]
1 Tim. 2: 1- 6.
am entreating, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, pleadings
[and] thanksgivings be made for( the sake of) all humans; for the sake
of all kings and all the ones being in superiority, that we may be
leading that mild and quiet livelihood in every (all) devoutness and
gravity; for this is ideal and welcome in the sight of the Savior of
us, God, Who is willing ALL humans to be saved and to becoming into
realization of (the) truth. For (there is) one God and one Mediator of
God and humans, the Human (Man), Christ (Anointed) Jesus, The one
giving Himself (as a) corresponding Ransom for the sake of all (the
witness [in its] own eras,'' (CLV)
[''...be made for ALL men
[all the human race]; for kings, and [for] ALL that are in authority;
that we [mankind] may...Who is WILLing ALL mankind to be saved, who
gave himself a ransom for ALL, to be testified in due
time.'' What is "ideal and welcome", or "good and
acceptable" in the sight of God is our supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks towards ALL humans, ALL kings and
ALL superiors to have peaceful, honest and righteous lives and to
reaffirm their salvation. We are commanded to pray for all men, 1 Tim.
2:1; to pray for our enemies even for those who, despitefully use us,
and persecute us, Matt. 5:4 to pray in faith; for we are told that
whatsoever is not of faith is sin, Rom. 14:23; to lift up holy hands
and pray without wrath and doubting, 1 Tim. 2:8. In our prayers, we
should be in 'willing' agreement with God that all men be saved just as
God is 'willing' all humans be saved (eventually) and to know the
truth. It is stated very clearly that there is ONE GOD, and that Jesus
is the Mediator that gave Himself as a Ransom for ALL human-beings, for
He stands vicariously between ALL humans and God, His Father. Thus, the
'thanksgivings' we are making for all humans, all kings, and all those
in superior stations" is because they are all ultimately to become
'universally' reconciled IN CHRIST. As ‘God is love,’ ''...it must be
his will that every human be saved. An infinitely good being could have
no other will. And as he is infinite in knowledge he could not so will
unless he knew all would be saved. He could not will that that should
take place which he knew never would.'' -- (Manford). How could there
be any thanksgivings made relevant to ALL HUMANS if all humans are NOT
ultimately reconciled? How can we pray in faith for the salvation of
all men, unless we believe that all will be saved? Why pray for all men
if God has determined that all shall not be saved? How could anyone
give thanks in light of the eternal damnation of a single soul? The
above passage says ''ALL'', and as it has been 'willed' to be so, all
men will come eventually into this 'realization of (the) truth' as the
Ransom encompasses ALL of humanity "''in due time'' or 'by the end of
the eons': Before the beginning of the Final State. The fact that we
are required to pray for all men (without any ideas of only a few being
saved, but rather that all men are willed to be saved), and to do so in
faith, nothing doubting, is a strong proof of the Great Hope and the
doctrine of universal reconciliation.]
Eph. 2: 5, 8 -- 3: 21
''By grace are you saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves; [it is] the gift of God.'' [KJV]
atonement of all mankind, as exemplified in new born babies, is that
free gift of salvation to man that no man can merit it by any act or
volition of his whatsoever. Eph. 2:8, 9, "For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not of yourselves (i.e. nothing we agree upon
to get); it is the gift of God (to all, whether we know it or not, or
like it or not): not of works (i.e. any human effort to merit the
pleasure and graces from God), lest any man should boast." 2 Tim. 1:9,
"Who hath saved us (all humans, whether we know it or not), and called
us (i.e. "the many are called" Matt. 22:14) with an holy calling, not
according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace,
which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began." Paul taught
that the salvation of the Gospel is a gift of God to ALL humanity
through faith, to be testified to each human being in due time (i.e.
yet, few are chosen - each in their due time and order of election.]
2 Tim. 1:9.
one saving us and calling us: A holy calling, not in accord with our
acts, but in accord with (His) own purpose and the grace being given to
us in Christ Jesus before times eonian,"
[Christ is the one
saving us all. The Lord is calling us all. It is a Holy calling and an
irresistible one, because it is not of our doings, but of His divine
"willing" it. It was given to us all 'before times eonian', -- before
the ages began. This surly explains why all babies are covered under
the atonement, without having any reasonable say so in the
matter. The fact that God 'willed' ALL to be called, chosen and
atoned for ''before the eons'', tells us three things: First, that this
is applied to all humans born (or otherwise); secondly, that there is
no mention of this application of the atonement being threatened by any
powers or principles. Rom 8:38-38 And thirdly, that what new born
infants have been given continues to be true for them into adulthood.
Believing and 'being saved' is to have been given an awareness or
'realization of (this) truth', of the atonement that has already been
applied by God. This is truly The Good News.]
2 Tim. 1:10
“Christ hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.”
here that Christ did not bring eternal death and an endless hell to
light. He revealed life and immortality for our race beyond the grave.
This is a very important declaration, and in no part of the Bible is it
contradicted. Remember, temporal death is the last enemy man will ever
encounter, and that is to be destroyed by the Lord Omnipotent. Amen.''
out of works in the righteousness which we do, but according to (His)
mercy He saves us, through the bath(ing) of again-becoming and
up-newing of holy spirit,"
[''Not by works of righteousness
which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the
washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;'' (- 1769
Oxford King James Bible.) Not by works of righteousness, doing what we
think is right and good to gain God's favor, but according to His
gracious and free gift of mercy He saved us (the world; i.e.
especially, but not exclusively of those who are believing).]
Rom. 5: 9-10.
rather, then, being now justified in the Blood of Him, we shall be
being saved from indignation, through Him...we shall be saved in His
[...being now justified by His blood, we mankind WILL
be saved from wrath through him......we Mankind WILL be saved by His
Acts 13: 47.
''I have appointed Thee to be a light of the nations; for Thee to be salvation as far as the limits of the earth.''
have set thee (the believing) to be a light of the Gentiles (all the
unbelieving nations of people), that thou shouldest be for (a messenger
of this Good News) salvation unto the ends of the earth (all
mankind).'' Here, this message of salvation is to reach the far
limits of the earth, encompassing all of humanity.]
Jn. 4: 42.
''...for we ourselves have heard Him, and we are aware that this truly is the Savior of the world (human system), the Christ.''
of the world means just that. This evangel is not some take it or leave
it snake-oil product offer, but it is a statement of an applied fact.
Just like Paul Revere, riding through all the colonial towns
proclaiming the British are coming, so the message of the Good News is
an evangelical 'proclamation' or 'declaration' of an event taken
place on all our behalf.]
1 Tim. 4: 10.
this we are toiling and being reproached), that we rely on the living
God, Who is the Savior of all humans, especially of ones believing.''
[''For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach,
because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men,
specially (but, not exclusively) of those that believe.'' (KJV) Paul
expressly declares that God is the Saviour of all men ''because it is
his will and purpose that all shall be saved, and because all necessary
means are provided for its accomplishment.'' (MANFORD) He states the
fact of his trusting in Christ as such, as the reason why he suffered
reproach. By believing that God is the Saviour of all men, the believer
enjoys a special salvation which the unbeliever knows not of. But God
could not be said to be the 'special' Saviour of the believer, unless
He is the 'general' atonement of all mankind. For, if God is the
Saviour of none but believers, there would be nothing special about
their salvation; that is, nothing by which it would be distinguished
from the salvation of anybody else, as nobody else would be saved.]
THE GLAD TIDINGS BRING Redemption by Christ
Ps. 49: 15.
''Surely Elohim, He shall ransom my soul from the hand of the unseen ('shaul' = Hell) that (for) he shall take me.''
God WILL redeem my soul ["psyche" = mind, consciousness, being] from
the power of the grave [Hell = Hades; 'the unseen realm']: for He shall
[WILL] receive me. Selah.” Such a contradiction to what we are taught,
that all souls entering HELL ("Hades", "the Grave" are entering with a
one-way "E" ticket. Rather, the Psalmist is telling us to trust God
that he will redeem our souls from the power of the grave and receive
us back into His hands. This is more evidence against a never ending
Hell. The following verse further supports this.]
Ps. 103: 4.
God, ''Who is redeeming your life from ruin, who is crowning you with benignity and compassion.''
is the Savior, who is redeeming mankind’s life from destruction; who is
crowning humanity with loving kindness and tender mercies. This is a
universally applied crowning, for all men, and especially, but not
exclusively, for those that believe.]
Ps. 130: 7, 8.
Israel, for Yahweh; for with Yahweh is kindness, and with His abundant
ransom and He will ransom Israel from all its depravities.''
Israel hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him
[is] plenteous [unlimited] redemption. And He WILL redeem [all] Israel
from all his iniquities.” All Israel is an Old Testament
typology of ‘all people given over to Christ’, by the Father = all
mankind. Israel and all others are to trust in the Lord and to wait for
Him because His love does not falter and His redemption has no limit.
This verse is a harbinger of blessing ahead for all—even the gentile
nations, as stated by Christ in Matthew 12:21. --G Howe]
Hosea 13: 14.
the hand of (the) Shaul (HELL, grave) will I ransom them; from death
will I redeem them. Where is your plague, O' Death? Where is your
sting, O' Shaul? Regret shall be concealed from my eyes.''
WILL ransom them from the power of the grave [Hell = Sheol = Hades,
'unseen realm']; I WILL redeem them from death: O' Death, I WILL be thy
[death's] plagues; O' Grave [SHEOL, Hell], I WILL be thy [death &
the grave's] destruction.''
KJV does a horrible job at translating this verse. The Greek
literal translation has God the destroyer of death and Hell, AFTER He
redeems all men from them. (''And the sea gave up the dead who were in
it; and death and hell delivered up the dead who were in them: and they
were judged every man according to their works.'' Rev. 20:13)The word
Sheol was often translated “hell” in the (KJV) In later English
translations, it was wisely changed to some another word like
“death,” “the grave,” or simply the transliterated Hebrew word
Sheol. It refers to the unseen status of the dead and has nothing to do
with the English concept of “hell.” Since many of the dead have died of
diseases and all of them have experienced “destruction” from the land
of the living, Hosea 13:14 is God's battle cry heralding the demise of
death. In II Timothy 1:10 it is said that Christ “abolished” death.
Hebrews 2:15 tells us that the power of death and the devil himself
were destroyed through Christ. Paul quoted Hosea 13:14 in I Corinthians
15:54 and said that death has a “sting,” that its sting is sin, and the
victory over death was accomplished through Christ.'' -- G. Howe]
ones being ransomed of Yahweh, they shall return and they shall enter
Zion in jubilation; and rejoicing for the Age is on heir head. Elation
and rejoicing shall overtake them, and affliction shall flee, and grief
[The redeemed (''"the ones being ransomed''"
= all men) of the (that belong to) LORD shall (WILL) return, and come
with singing unto Zion; and everlasting (age-lasting) joy (shall be)
(WILL be) upon their head(s): they shall (WILL) obtain gladness and
joy; (and) sorrow and mourning shall (WILL) flee away.]
''...In His love and in His pity He redeems them...''
[All Israel and all the Gentiles: 'all mankind'].
Lk. 1: 68.
''Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for He hath visited, and makes a redemption for His people,''
are Christ's people? Yahweh's blessing of Abraham is a blessing, which
eventually, through David, comes to embrace the whole world of man, in
Gal. 3: 13.
reclaims us out from the curse of the law, becoming a curse for our
sakes, for it is written, 'Accursed is everyone hanging on a pole',''
has redeemed all of humanity from the curse of the Law [i.e. the
impossibility that good works in following the laws will obtain sinless
ness and salvation], being made a curse for all of humanity (in His
work, making the impossible possible by keeping the Law, on our behalf.]
1 Peter 1: 18-19.
aware that not with corruptible things, (such as with) silver or gold,
were you ransomed out from your vain behavior, handed down by tradition
from the fathers, but by the precious blood of Christ, as of a flawless
and unspotted lamb.''
[The believer must know that men are
not redeemed and reconciled by any corrupted material thing, such as
with gold, silver, animal sacrifices or living by the law through good
works. It is only obtained with the precious blood of Christ, as
symbolized by the Old Testament sacrifice of ‘a lamb without blemish
and without spot’. It is now a free gift, given freely to all men,
whether they are aware of it or not.]
Rom. 3: 23, 24.
all have sinned and are lacking of the glory of God. Being justified
gratuitously in His grace, through the deliverance which is in Christ
[''For ALL (mankind) 'have Adamic Sin', (fallen and
imperfect), and thus ALL equally fall short of the perfection of God;
Wherefore, ALL are also being justified freely by His grace, through
the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.'' As one perfect man's
sin of selfishness brought death to all, so one man's righteous act of
sacrifice brought life to all that are lacking the glory of God.
is clear that absolutely everybody has sinned (verse 23), and it is
thus clear in verse 24 that the “all” who have sinned are going to be
justified by Christ's redemption! The redemption of all is a
“done deal” by God's grace, mediated through Jesus Christ. Verse 24
should always be quoted when we quote verse 23; there is no break in
the Greek text.'' -- G Howe]
Rom. 8: 20-23.
we [who believe] are aware that the entire creation is groaning and
travailing together until now. Yet, not only (creation) so, but we
ourselves also, who have the first fruit(s) of the spirit, we ourselves
also, are groaning in ourselves, awaiting the son ship, the deliverance
of our body.''
[The entire creation is groaning, and this
includes all of humanity, and so all humankind is waiting, (especially
those who believe and are aware), for this adoption - the redemption of
all humanity in the resurrection of the body.] He teaches that the
whole creation was made subject to vanity, and that the same creation
shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, and be made to
participate in the liberty of the children of God. Rom. 8:20, 21,
"''For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by
reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope; because the creature
itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the
glorious liberty of the children of God."'' The same word which is here
rendered creature is in verse 22 rendered creation. Dr. Macknight and
other good critics say that the word here rendered creature and
creation signifies "every human creature; ALL MANKIND." Rev. Thomas
White translates the passage thus: "''For THE CREATION was made subject
to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who subjected it; in
hope that THE CREATION ITSELF also shall be delivered.'' &c.]
whom we have the deliverance through His blood, the forgiveness of
offenses (sins) in accord with the riches of His grace.''
humankind has redemption through the blood of Jesus Christ, which
brings the forgiveness of all the transgressions of man, according to
the riches of His imputed free gift of grace. To balance
scriptural truth, one can say, that as one man brought death upon all
who are born, and none have a choice as to be born into this condition,
so one man brought life to all through the imputation of free grace and
thus, 'even so', none have a choice as to this irresistible imputed
grace and reconciliation. One will either believe now or will surly
'see' and believe later.]
made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good
pleasure which he hath purposed in himself, 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.”
purposes the salvation of all men. Paul taught the final in-gathering,
or re-heading, of all men in Christ. Paul also says that (at last)
every knee would be brought to bow at the name of Jesus, and every
tongue to confess him Lord. (Phil. 2:9-11) Many will argue that
although all will at last bow the knee to Christ, and confess him Lord,
yet on the part of some it will be a forced submission; and, therefore,
the text does not prove universal salvation. The word all must
therefore mean a 'class' of people. Nothing is said in the text about
one class of men bowing the knee in any different manner from my other
class. And, for aught the text says to the contrary, it will not only
be done by all, but by all alike, in the same manner, in the same
spirit, and with the same sincerity. Indeed, nothing but a willing
subjection of mankind to Christ, and an honest and sincere confession
of him as Lord, would be to the glory of God, which Paul says the
bowing and confession spoken of in the text shall be. Besides, in 1
Cor. 12:3, we are told that "No man can say that Jesus is the Lord but
by the Holy Ghost;" and in Rom. 10:10 "With the mouth confession is
made unto salvation." If all men, therefore, finally confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, of course all will be saved. If the reader will consult
Col. 1:19, 20, he will see that all mankind are not only to bow the
knee to Christ, and to confess him Lord, but they are to be reconciled
to God. This proves that their subjection, so far from being forced,
will be voluntary; and that the confession spoken of will be from the
heart. What do the words, “all things which are in heaven and on
earth,” signify? Paul taught the final reconciliation of all
intelligences to God. 2 Cor. 5:19, "God was in Christ reconciling the
world unto himself." Col. 1:19, 20. Professor Stuart thus can say that,
"'Things in heaven, earth, and under the earth', is a common
periphrasis (paraphrase) of the Hebrew and New Testament writers for
the 'universe." Therefore, in exact accordance with this
definition, Archbishop Newcome said, ''these things signify all
INTELLIGENT BEINGS.'' It is the purpose of God, then, to gather
together, in Christ, the universe and all intelligent beings. (Phil.
2:9-11) This is the purpose worthy of our great Creator. All
intelligent creatures, then, in the universe are finally to become
reconciled to God. Then, of course, there will be nothing in the way of
Eph. 4: 30.
''And do not be causing sorrow to the holy spirit of God, in which you are sealed into the day of deliverance.''
not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye ('all intelligent beings') are
sealed unto the day of redemption ('reconciliation').]
Heb. 9: 12.
''...yet, but through His own blood, (He) entered once for all (time) into the holy places, finding eonian redemption.''
[...having obtained everlasting ('age-enduring') redemption [for us] ('all intelligent beings')].
Matt. 20: 28.
''...the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for [the] many. [KJV]
CLV Sub linear reads: "Even as the Son of Man[kind] came not to be
served, but to serve, and to give the soul of Him[self], (a) ransom
instead, [for] of [the] many.” Now, 'of many' = ‘the many’ = ALL
humanity. Christ said that His soul was given as a ransom for “many,”
where “many” means “all.” In several Bible verses the word “many” (or
“the many”) is used generically in contrast to “the One.” “The One” is
the Lord Jesus Christ while “the many” refers to all other people. This
contrast was used by the Apostle Paul at least five times in Romans
Chapter five: 5:15, 5:16, and twice in 5:19. Paul worded Romans chapter
five very carefully, showing that “the many” who became sinners through
the one offense includes all people. And then He stated that through
the obedience of the One, the many (all) will be constituted just:
total reconciliation! Is. used the Hebrew word for “many” in Is. 53:12
and 13 to state that Christ made intercession for the sins of many and
that His life was given as a ransom for many. There are no grounds upon
which to say that “the many” refers only to God's elect, be it Israel
or the Church. Matthew 20:28 is another verse to be put into the list
of passages in which Christ Himself emphasized the ultimate
reconciliation of all people.]
1 Tim. 2: 6.
''Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.'' [KJV]
gave himself a (corresponding) ransom for (the sake of) ALL [mankind],
to be testified in due time - the witness - 'testimony' in its own
seasons or eras.'' - [CLV] What this seems to mean is Jesus
gave Himself over to pay the ransom or buy (vicariously pay the debt
for) ALL, to buy men back from Satan, death and the grave. The complete
process will be done over many seasonal periods of times ('eons') or
along a path or eras or ages, with each and every being, awakening to
this truth, according to God's all inclusive election plan. Paul
teaches that Christ gave himself a ransom for all; that he died for
all; that he tasted death for every man; that he came to save sinners;
that he died for us when we were sinners, and that he died for the
ungodly. Heb. 2:9, "We see Jesus... by the grace of God should taste
death for every man." 1 Tim. 1:15, "This is a faithful saying... that
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;" 2 Cor. 5:14, "For...
Christ... died for all, then (because) all were dead." Rom. 5:8, "while
we (humanity) were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Rom. 5:6, "Christ
died for the ungodly."
2 Cor. 5: 17
All who are in Christ are recipients of salvation.
“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, and behold all things are become new.”
is the blessed state of all who are, or ever will be, in Christ. They
are in possession of the salvation of heaven. Do not forget the promise
is, that all who die in Adam shall be thus blessed. They are also free
from condemnation. “There is no condemnation to them that are in Christ
Jesus.” (Rom. 8:1) Can proof be more conclusive? All the dead shall be
raised in Christ, new creatures, free from condemnation. All the dead
are to be raised, bearing the image of the heavenly. “So also is the
resurrection of the dead (of all who die in Adam). It is sown in
corruption, it is raised in incorruption; it is sown in dishonor, it is
raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is
sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural
body, and there is a spiritual body. . . . And as we have borne the
image of the earthy, we shall also bare the image of the heavenly.” (I
Cor. 15:42-44, 49) Let it not be forgotten that the Apostle is here
speaking of a universal resurrection of all who die in Adam. Of this
there can be no doubt. That act is prominent through the whole of this
highly important chapter. A blessed immortality then for all mankind is
established beyond all doubt, all cavel. The writer, in the same
chapter, repeats the same soul-inspiring truth. “The dead (all who die
in Adam) shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For
this corruption must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on
immortality.''" (I Cor. 15: 52, 53) The Apostle again teaches that the
change from earthly to heavenly is to be universal. “Behold I show you
a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a
moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet
shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall
be changed.” (I Cor. 15: 51, 52) Dr. Clarke understands this to refer
to all mankind. He says, the “resurrection of all the dead, from the
foundation of the world to that time, and the change of all the living
then upon the earth, shall be the work of a single moment.” The change,
then, is to be universal – the living and the dead are to be changed.
But notwithstanding this plain testimony, it is supposed by some there
is to be no change after death; that during the countless ages of
eternity, all will retain the same characters they possessed when they
breathed their last breath and heaved their last sigh in this world – a
doctrine at variance with reason, benevolence and the word of God. If
it is true, but few will participate in the joys of heaven, for nearly
all of mankind live and die, more or less sinful. But it is not true;
all who die in Adam are to be made alive in Christ. -- MANFORD]
Is. 35: 10.
''...and the ransomed of Yahweh shall return, and rejoicing eonian shall be on their head.'
'the ransomed' (all Israel and all Gentiles = all mankind) 'WILL'
return, and come to Zion with songs, and everlasting ('age-lasting')
joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow
and sighing shall flee away. - KJV]
THE GLAD TIDINGS BRING
Justification, Pardon, and Reconciliation OF ALL
Is. 45: 25.
''In the LORD shall ALL the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.'' [KJV]
CLV translates: " "In Yahweh they shall be justified and they shall
praise; all the seed of Israel." According to the New
Testament 'all the seed' of Israel includes within the promise to
Abraham, ALL the Gentiles as well: "all the Nations (Gentiles)
shall be blessed."]
Is. 53: 11.
His knowledge my righteous Servant will justify (the) many. And He will
bear their iniquities...And He bears the sin of many and He makes
intercession for the transgressors.”
knowledge shall my righteous servant [Jesus Christ] justify many ['the
Many', 'mankind'], for He shall bear their [all of Adam's descendants]
iniquities [i.e. crucified on the tree.'' (- KJV with interpretations.
Is. 55:11) “So will be my word, which will come from my mouth. It will
not return to me empty. But rather it accomplishes what I desire and
prospers in that for which I sent it.” Even though Is. 55:11 says
nothing about God's atonement for people, it nonetheless has a bearing.
It says that every word uttered by the Lord will achieve every
objective He intended. The monumental effect of God's spoken words was
seen in creation where God said “Earth, sprout sprouts!” and plants
were instantaneously aroused. Christ's other words “I will draw all
people unto myself” (Jn. 12:32) will likewise be fulfilled. The word
“many” in Is. 53:11 was sometimes used by Paul in a similar sense. “The
many” in Romans 5:19, for example, is a vast group that includes every
last human being except “the One,” Who is the God-Man, Jesus the
Christ. The contrast was between The One (Jesus) and “the many.” Is.
53:11 stated that the “many” have had their sins carried away by God's
Servant and that the “many” have also been justified. Praise God for
Rom. 4: 25.
''Who was given up because of our offenses (sins), and was roused because of our justifying.''
was delivered over to death for our 'all humanity's' offences, and was
raised again for 'all mankind’s' justification. This is an equal
reversal for all humanity through the vicarious work of Jesus. This is
supported by the follow passage in the Book to the Romans.]
Romans 5: 15-16
not as the offense so also the grace gift. For if by the offense of one
the many died, much rather, the grace of God and the grace gift of the
one man Jesus Christ super-abound to the many. And the grace gift is
not like the one sinning. For the judgment is out of one [offense] into
adverse judgment, but the grace gift is out of many offenses into
Rom. 5: 18.
then, as it was through one offense (into) for all humans (into) for
condemnation, thus also it is through one just award (into) for all
humans (into) for life's justifying.''
[''...as by the
offence of one (Adam) [judgment came] upon ALL men [all of Adam's
descendants] to condemnation, even so, by the righteousness of one
(Jesus Christ) [the free gift came] upon ALL men [all Adamic mankind]
unto justification of life.'' (- KJV with interpretations). The
following parallelism is 100% equal on both sides of the deeds (the
demerit and merit) committed by Adam and Christ. The total demerit
placed upon all caused by Adam is reversed by the total merit 'Ransom'
paid by Christ, for ALL.]
ADAM - offense of one v. CHRIST
v. free gift of life came
upon 100% ALL humans v. upon 100% ALL
v. unto justification of life.
first, the judgment to condemnation came on all men. None are accepted
– all were condemned. Second, the free gift, with justification of
life, also came on all men. The free gift of eternal life is to be
equal in extent to condemnation, and all are to enjoy eternal life. Can
argument be more complete? Paul teaches that the free gift of life is
as extensive as the judgment to condemnation. Rom. 5:18. This gift is
eternal life. Rom. 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift
of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord." Some will argue
that this free gift is offered to all, but this does not prove that all
will accept of it and be saved. But, there is a great difference
between 'offering to give' a thing, and 'actually giving' it. Nothing
is said in the text about offering to give eternal life; but on the
contrary, it is said, "The free gift came upon all men unto
justification of life." This free gift is to result in justification of
life to all to whom it came. But how can this be, unless it is
eventually accepted by all? It is eventually seen and accepted by all,
for, "All every knee shall bend and every head shall bow, and every
tongue shall confess.'' -- Manford
Rom. 5: 19.
even as, through the disobedience of the one man, the many were
constituted sinners, thus also, through the One, the many shall be
[“For even as, through the
disobedience of the one (human) man [Adam], the many [all the Adamic
Race] were constituted sinners [imperfect, corrupted, genetically
defaulted], thus also, through the One [Jesus Christ], the many [all
the Adamic Race] shall [will] be constituted just."
The Greek Textus
Receptus has the word "hoi" = 'THE' placed before the Greek word
"polloi'' = 'MANY', thus we have "the many". The KJV translators
leave this word 'hoi' out and have it say: "''...disobedience, many
were made sinners,''" and ''..."obedience of one shall many be made
righteous."'' This gives the reader the false impression that
'many' has a limitation as to the number of people Jesus ransomed, when
as a noun "the many" clearly equals "ALL MANKIND". It is the difference
in meaning between "...many, but not all humans'' and ''the Many,
meaning ALL humans.” The verse clearly tells us that both 'by one Man'
(Adam)' and the 'thus through the one' (Jesus) did equally "even as"
each other, yet oppositely in the end results. Thus, AS Adam brought
death upon ALL, so Jesus brought equally the exact opposite to ALL.
There is a perfect 'quantitative' equality in the references to "the
many" as can be seen below. Parkhurst says on this text, "The word many
in this verse, signifies the many; that is, the mass, the multitude;
the whole bulk of mankind." The following supports this.
even as by one man
thus also, through the one
(Jesus) disobedience (of
the obedience of one
the many (all Adam's descendents)
the many shall (will)
be made just (non-sinners)]
Dr. Macknight further defends this by saying, "For as the word
many in the first part of the verse, does not mean some part of mankind
only, but all mankind, from first to last, who without exception are
constituted sinners; so the many, in the latter part 0f the verse, who
are said to be constituted righteous through the obedience of Christ,
must mean all mankind, from the beginning to the end of the world
without exception." No man is a sinner until he sins personally so no
man will be counted righteous until he personally practises
righteousness. Hence if, as Paul avers, righteousness will extend as
far as sin has extended, then all who ever have or ever will practise
sin, must eventually practise righteousness. And when all men practise
righteousness, what will prevent their being saved?
was done by: Rom. 3: 24. ''Being justified freely by His grace, through
the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.'' - [KJV]
''Here are some observations on these four amazing passages in
Romans chapter 5. In verse 6 it says that, Christ's death for us
occurred when we were without strength. This means His death is
applicable to all others who are also “weak” and without strength,
being fallen, sinful creatures. His death was effective for the impious
ones, and that includes everybody, for all have sinned. Verse 8 shows
that Christ died on behalf of “sinners,” which is an almost boundless
term. If He died for sinners, do you believe he can and will save them
all, dead or alive? Verse 9 is an important part of this section and it
is directed to believers. Verse 10 teaches that we were actually
reconciled to God when we were His enemies. Christ died for all of the
weak, the impious, the sinners, and His enemies. When we receive His
faith, Christ begins to live in and through us so that we are “saved by
His life.” Verse 11 is a reminder that we have received reconciliation
from God through Christ. Verses 12-14 cover the origin and history of
sin. Verse 15 reveals that Christ's work has a far greater effect than
Adam's sin. Adam's sin merely brought death to “all” (who are called
“the many”). But God's grace and Christ's grace-gift SUPERABOUND to
that very same “many.” Christ's work initiates a glorious tsunami of
restoration to every human being. From Adam's offense, we all received
death but from Christ's gift all humans experience a much greater
grace-gift that dwarfs Adam's sin in both scope and magnitude! Praise
God. Verses 17 speaks of believers, “those who receive the abundance of
grace and the gift of righteousness,” stating that they will actually
reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. Verses 18-19. They
carry such a complete message of total salvation that they can be
called “The Declaration of Reconciliation.” By the one offense, all
people were destined for “adverse judgment.” But in the same
comprehensive manner, Christ's death on the cross (the one “righteous
act”) guaranteed that the “justification of life” will enter every
human being. There are a host of other Bible sections that confirm the
reconciliation of all people, but if there were no other verses
except Romans 5:18-19, total reconciliation would stand as a firm Bible
doctrine. Verse 19 states that through the disobedience of Adam, all
people (“the many”) became sinners. In the same universal fashion, all
people (“the many”) will be constituted just through the obedience of
the one man Jesus Christ. No amount of exegesis can change this Pauline
Manifesto of total salvation. Let believers stop resisting and
re-editing this passage; let them simply believe it and praise God!''
-- G. Howe
''For, as the many, in the
first part of this verse, does not mean some of mankind only, but all
mankind, from first to last, who, without exception, are constituted
sinners, so the many in the latter part of the verse, who are said to
be constituted righteous, through the obedience of Christ, must mean
all mankind, from the beginning to the end of the world, without
exception.'' -- Dr. Macknight]
Rom. 5: 20, 21
Law came in by the way, that the offense should be increasing. yet,
where sin increases, grace super exceeds, that even as Sin reigns in
death, thus Grace also should be reigning through righteousness,
(into)for life eonian, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.'' (CLV)
draws the parallel lines between the extent of sin on the one band, and
of grace on the other; and affirms that grace shall extend as far as
sin, and even abound over it; so that at last all shall end in
righteousness and eternal life. The same numbers who have experienced
death, as the consequence of their own personal sins, are to experience
eternal life, as the consequence of their own personal righteousness;
which righteousness is produced through the instrumentality of Jesus
Christ. And grace is to abound over sin, in that the eternal life which
is the consequence of righteousness far exceeds the death which is the
consequence of sin.]
Titus 3: 7.
being justified in that One's grace, we may be becoming enjoyers,
(according) in expectation, of the allotment of life eonian.''
justified by His free gift of grace, we (all the descendants of Adam)
will, in due times and eras, be made heirs according to the hope of
eternal (age-lasting) life’’. According to Romans, the "we" here
refers to all Adamic descendents. The word 'heirs' mentioned here
refers back to God's promise to Abraham that “ALL (Adamic) flesh” shall
be saved, as God blesses all the Gentiles through blessing ALL Israel,
and this ALL through Christ's ransom sacrifice.]
Rom. 8: 32-34.
''...but delivered Him up for us all... It is God that justifieth. Who is He that condemneth?''
Who is he that condemns anyone to an eternal condemnation, but those
who have twisted the scriptures, when it is God who justifies 'ALL
flesh' in the end, through delivering His Son up 'for us ALL', so
that He may reconcile ALL to Himself to be ALL in ALL? If He
delivered “us all” up for reconciliation, who is it that can condemn
THE GLAD TIDINGS BRING Pardon of Imperfection
'As I live,' declares my Lord, Jehovah, 'I delight not in the death of
the wicked, but rather that the wicked one turn back from his way and
[''These words come right from God's heart and they
clearly display His attitude. In their evil doings, the Israelites
faced the wage of sin, which is “death.” No mention was made to the
Israelites, however, of a permanent judgment in hell for those who died
in sin. Since this verse proves that God is in a state of displeasure
when wicked people die, will He choose to be unhappy forever by
consigning them to “eternal death?” If this were so, He would mean He
intends to remain permanently disgruntled, even though He has the power
to train, educate, and reform lost sinners after death! Although
Ezekiel 33:11 does not mention the hereafter, poignant questions arise
from it concerning the validity of the “limited atonement” theory.'' --
Ex. 34: 7.
mercy for (the) thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgressions and sin,
yet He is not immediately making innocent in order to make innocent,
but visiting the depravity of the fathers on the sons and the sons'
sons, on the third and on the fourth generations.'' CLV)
‘on ALL the generations of Adam's descendants’. The purpose for
'visiting the iniquity of the fathers' from generation to generation
upon the sons is for the sole purpose that He may cause ALL to rise up
unto life from the dead. (Rom. 11: 11). "... Have they [all]
stumbled that they [any] should stay fallen? [i.e. damned to eternal
Hell’] God forbids that misunderstanding: but (rather) through their
(Adam's and then, Israel's) fall, salvation is come (and has been
'applied') unto all the Gentiles [all Adamic mankind].” (Rom. 11:
11.) And so, as He WILL redeem (all) Israel from ALL their
iniquities as he promised to save ALL ISRAEL, even so, He will redeem
ALL the Gentiles from theirs iniquities as well.]
Is. 33: 24.
''And fail shall the tabernacler to say, 'I am ill.' The people dwelling in it; borne for them is their depravity.''
(all) the inhabitant(s) WILL not (be able to) say, 'I am sick': (for
all) the people dwelling therein (on earth) WILL be forgiven their
iniquity.” - (KJV) This is an Old Testament allusion to the future,
when: "...every creature, which is in heaven and on the earth and
under the earth and on the sea, and all in them, I hear also saying,
'To Him Who is sitting on the throne -- To the lambkin -- Be blessing
and honor and glory and might (into) For the eons of the eons.'
‘‘(Rev.5:13) Seems like 'every creature' has been redeemed
and made joyfully well. Thus ‘every creature’ surely contains all
humans and intelligent beings.]
Is. 43: 25.
“I, I am He who wipes out your transgressions on my account, and your sins I will not remember further.”
am He that blotteth out thy [all mankind’s] transgressions for my own
sake, and I WILL not remember thy sins [man's imperfections further,
beyond the ages].'' - KJV with interpretations.]
Is. 44: 22.
''For behold! I wipe out as a dense haze, your transgressions, and as a cloud, your sins. Return to me, for I redeemed you.''
Behold! I have blotted and wiped out as a dense haze, humanity’s
transgressions, and as a cloud, mankind’s sins and imperfections:
Acknowledge unto me this truth, for I have redeemed thee all.”]
Micah 7: 18, 19.
is an El (God) as you are, bearing (putting up with) depravity, and
passing over transgressions, for the remnant of His allotment? He does
not hold fast His anger for the future; for he delights in kindness. He
will return, having compassion on us. He will subdue depravities. And
you wilt fling into the shadowy depths of the sea all our sins.'' (CLV)
"''Who is a God [a forgiver] like unto thee, that pardons all of
humanity's depravities, iniquity and even passing over transgressions
of the remnant of His allotment? He retains not His anger beyond
the end of all the ages, because He (ultimately) delighteth in
(universal) mercy for all humanity. He WILL turn again, and WILL have
compassion upon the descendants of Adam; He WILL subdue all of
humanity’s depravities and iniquities; and WILL cast ALL humankind’s
imperfections into the depths of the sea.''
Who is like this great forgiver of ALL mankind? It surly is not
the 'limited atonement' church dogmatists of today. Verse 20 and the
first part of verse 18 deal with God's faithfulness to Jacob and
Abraham and how God has removed the iniquities of the Israelite
remnant. This fact may cause some critics to limit these and other
promises in the Old Testament to the Jews only. Doing this, however,
neglects the “first-fruit” concept practice of the Old Testament
together with its New Testament application by James (1:18). James
wrote that believers in Christ are a first-fruit of the whole creation,
meaning all mankind. Careful adoption of these promises prepares us for
the blessings God will finally shed upon all people. Micah 7:18b-19
demonstrates that God delights in kindness, not in judgment. Through
the infinite work of Christ, God the Father is able to subdue our
iniquities and cast all sin into the depths of the sea.'' -- G. Howe]
Psalm 103: 6, 8-10, and 14.
is the One doing righteousness and justice for all of the ones being
oppressed. The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and
abundant in unfailing love. He will not always accuse and He will not
hold on to His anger for the age. He did not do to us after our sins
nor did He treat us according to our iniquities, for He knows our
frame, being mindful that we are dust.”
[Psalm 103:7 and
11-13 carry specific ties to Israel. But verses 6, 8-10, and 14, have
reference to “all” people of all time and all places, as in the phrase
“all of the ones being oppressed.” His unfailing love, His refusal to
harbor indignation beyond the age, and His recognition of human
frailties all rise to refute the orthodox belief that God's judgments
last for ever.]
Heb. 8: 10, 12.
this is the covenant that I shall make with... Israel, after those
days, I shall be propitious to their (Israel's) injustices, and their
sins and their lawlessness should I under no circumstances still be
[Since, Paul says, 'the Body of Christ' is
(for now during the Grace Age) 'the true Israel of God' (Gal. 6:
16), and that God promises to save ALL Israel, we can say that this
verse can be restated in much broader terms to include ALL THE GENTILES
as well: For example: ''This is the new reconciliation promise
that I have now made, with the house of Adam-kind, after those days of
Christ Crucified,I am now being merciful to all humans, because there
is now no difference between Jew and Greek (or Gentile); therefore,
humanity's transgressions and iniquities WILL I remember no more, when
the Great Day of reconciliation comes.'']
THE GLAD TIDINGS BRING FORGIVENESS Of The Most Heinous Transgressions
Is. 1: 18.
your sins be as double scarlet, as snow shall they be white. If they
are reddened as crimson, as wool shall they become.''
= ''all of humanity''. The greatest and blackest sin, then, can be
removed from the human soul. Eternity will never reveal the time when
this cannot be done. How false is the creed that says a large part of
mankind will soon be placed beyond the reach of redeeming grace! --
CHAPTER - 2
THE GLAD TIDINGS
BRING PARDON Of ALL the Worlds Transgressions
“Who forgiveth ALL thine [mankind’s] iniquities; who healeth ALL thy [mankind's] diseases.”
Jer. 33: 8.
WILL cleanse them [Israel & all Gentile descendants] from ALL their
iniquities, whereby they have committed violations against me; and I
WILL pardon ALL their iniquities, whereby they have sinned
[transgressed against God], and whereby they have transgressed against
[For, all mankind are oppressed by what Adam
did. Thus, (Ps. 103: 6, 19) "The LORD executes righteousness and
judgment for ALL those who are (and have been, and will be) oppressed.”
He has prepared His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over
ALL = this includes the entire human race.]
''…in whom we are having the deliverance through His blood, the forgiveness of offenses in accord with the riches of His grace.”
whom we (all humans) have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness
of our sins (and the removal of Adamic condemnation), according to the
riches of his grace.” KJV with interpretations.]
Acts 13: 38.
it then be known to you, men, brethren [humankind as a whole] that
through this One [man] is being announced to you [to the ends of the
earth, to all mankind] the pardon of sins.”
interpretations. This verse appears to be talking to those
who are ‘hearing the gospel’ maybe for the first time, as it is ‘being
announced’ to them, who are then, called ‘brethren’ by the writer of
Acts. The message to them is the pardoning of all sins.]
''Who gave himself [a ransom] for our sins [man’s transgressions].''
"''Who gives Himself [Christ] for (the sake of) our [humanity's] sins,
so that He might extricate [all of] us out of this present wicked eon,
according to the WILL of our God and Father:'' (CLV
Translation.) Now, His perfect WILL is to deliver
humanity from this wicked system in drawing all men unto Christ, so
that His Son, the Saviour, WILL have ALL mankind to be saved, and to
come unto the knowledge of the truth; for, it is Christ Jesus, who
''gave himself a ransom for ALL, [all mankind], especially [but not
exclusively], of those who believe] to be testified in due time.'' (1
Tim 2: 1-6) So, that...''all flesh shall see the salvation of
God.'' (Lk. 3: 5-6)]
1 Jn. 3: 5.
“And you are aware that He was manifested, that He should be taking away our sins, for in Him is no sin.”
you (we) are (should be) aware that He was manifested, that He should
be (has) taking away our [again, all the world's] sins, for in Him
(there) is no sin.” CLV with interpretations.]
1: 5. “And from Jesus the Anointed, the faithful witness,
[and] the (only one) before first brought forth from the dead, and the
Chief of the kings of the earth. To Him Who loves us and looses us
(out) from our sins (in) by His blood.” CLV
Him that loved us [all mankind], and washed us [all mankind] from our
sins [imperfections] in His own blood.” KJV]
Jn. 1: 29.
“Lo! The Lamb of God which is taking away the sin of the world.”
the Lamb of God, which taketh away the SIN OF THE WORLD (Adamic
condemnation upon all mankind'). ''In the CLV sub linear we
read: "Be-Perceiving the lamb of the [one true] God, the one
taking away the SIN of the KOSMOS." The verse says He is TAKING
AWAY the SIN of the WORLD. This means all SIN from off the entire
world. Not a part of it. This word Kosmos may very well mean the entire
''When he saw Jesus, Jn. told his own followers
the complete good news that Jesus would remove sin worldwide. If God
had meant something different, He would not have inspired Jn. the
Baptist to say this or Jn. the Apostle to write it down. Sermons and
church songs about Jesus remitting the sins of the whole human race are
few and far between. In many songs one hears that Jesus died for “our
sins,” or that He has forgiven “my sins” but seldom do contemporary
writers exclaim that the Jesus takes away the sin of the whole world!''
-- G. Howe]
THE GLAD TIDINGS BRING TOTAL Reconciliation
2 Cor. 5: 19.
was in Christ reconciling THE WORLD [all mankind] to himself, not
imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the
word of reconciliation.” KJV
["As that God was in
Christ conciliating (the) Kosmos to Himself not accounting to them [the
Kosmos of mankind] the offenses of them and being placed in us the Word
of the conciliation." CLV. For a better
interpretive translation we may justly say that, ‘God was in
Christ conciliating the whole human race, not crediting condemnation
anymore to all humanity as Adam did through his unrighteous act, but
placing in us all the Word of this conciliation, vicariously through
the one righteous act of Christ.’ This is THE KEY verse
demonstrating that Christ reconciled the WORLD of man to Himself; not
just part of the World, but ALL of the World, and this was the world of
all of Adam's descendants. The verse says clearly that He is not
reckoning or accounting to the Kosmos of man (the entire world of
humanity), anymore offenses, but removing that Adamic curse and the
condemnation that followed. This was done by placing in every man the
‘Word of the Conciliation.’ To those who heard, who hear now and who
will believe and understand, He commits this Good News of the Word of
ultimate universal reconciliation to be the Evangel to be preached – to
those who have not yet heard of this Good news of Glad Tidings. This
reconciliation mentioned here MUST be universal, because it is defined
off of the Work of Christ in reference to the application of it to the
whole Kosmos. The “Word of Conciliation’ has been placed in the hearts
of humanity by the Work of Christ. The coming into awareness of and the
believing in this universal reconciliation (that is already placed in
the hearts of all men) is called ‘becoming saved’.]
Rom. 5: 10.
if, being enemies, we were conciliated to God through the death of His
Son, much rather, being conciliated, we shall be saved in His life.”
if when we [all mankind] were enemies, we [mankind] were reconciled
unto God, much more being reconciled, we [mankind] WILL be saved by His
life.” This is a statement of fact of what has been done.
There seems to be a slight difference between those “enemies” who are
conciliated to God, in that the ‘Word of Conciliation’ has been placed
in them even without them knowing it and those “saved” that are
conciliated who do know it. It appears that becoming saved is an
on going process from one generation to the next, from person to
person, from this eon to the next eon, from this life to the grave and
beyond, all leading towards the conciliation promised, where ALL flesh
will see the salvation of God, and when God will be ALL in ALL. Yes, He
has atoned for ALL MEN. This is especially (but not exclusively) true
and believed by those who now believe, but also for all those who will
Col. 1: 21.
“And you, being once estranged and enemies in comprehension, by wicked acts, yet now He reconciles.”
you [mankind] that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your]
mind(s) by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled [mankind].” A
statement of fact of what has been done, whether an individual knows it
Eph. 2: 16, 17.
should be reconciling both in one body to God through the cross,
-killing the enmity in it. And coming, He brings the evangel of peace
to you, those afar, and peace to those near,”
[“And that He
WILL reconcile both [Jews and Gentiles] unto God in one body by the
cross, having slain the enmity thereby; and came and preached peace to
those [mankind] which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.”
Heb. 2: 17.
ought, (according) in all things, to be made like the brethren, that He
may be becoming a merciful and faithful Chief Priest in that which is
toward God, (into)to make a propitiatory shelter for the sins of the
[Christ became “in all things” like
the Brethren, or like ‘humans’ (He became a man) so that he could be
our merciful and faithful High Priest on behalf of God and His
conciliation plan, so as to make a propitiatory ransom ‘sacrifice’ for
the SIN of the Kosmos - all ‘the people.’ ''…That He (Christ)
might be a merciful and faithful high priest, in things (pertaining) to
God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people (all
mankind).'' (KJV) A statement of fact of what has
been done for all humans – the Kosmos. Again, ‘the people’ refers to
all humans. ]
Col. 1: 19, 20.
for in Him the entire (every) complement delights to dwell, and through
Him to reconcile the ALL (into)to Him [making peace through the blood
of His cross], through Him, whether those on the earth or those in the
[“For it pleased [the Father] that in him should
ALL fullness dwell; 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 on earth [things terrestrial], or things in heaven
[extra-terrestrial - 'celestial' or 'spiritual'?” The phrase ‘ALL
things’, says Archbishop Newcome, and Prof. Stuart, signifies 'ALL
intelligent beings'. In the case of the Greek manuscript, where
the word "thing" is not present, the word "ALL" covers not only the
Universe, but all of humanity, thus, we may agree with Prof. Stuart
that all intelligent beings will be reconciled.]
Rom. 11: 15.
if their casting away is the conciliation of the world, (any)what will
the taking back be if not life (out)from among the dead?”
if the casting away of them (Israel) [be] the reconciling the world [of
mankind], what [WILL] the receiving [of them back be], but life [for
all humans] from the dead'?” All of Israel was cast aside for the
purpose of “conciliating the whole World”. The receiving of them back
(for they are part of the conciliation of the World too) will be LIFE
raised out from among the dead. Here is the logic, as scripture
details: 1.) All the world was lost through what Adam did.
2.) God chose Israel to use as a people and so for purposes of bringing
in the Promise to Abraham, God blinded and cast away Israel. 3.)
God send Christ to bring reconciliation to man. The whole World was
conciliated in what Christ did. 4.) Israel was blinded so that
the Gentile could see. 5.) The Grace Age brings in conciliation
to both Jew and Gentile alike, so that eventually God give sight back
to Israel. 6.) Israel comes to see the Light and their
messiah, and so ALL Israel will be saved. 7.) And so, ALL
the Nations, all the Gentiles, all people, all flesh and all mankind
shall eventually be saved. ]
THE GLAD TIDINGS
Of Adoption, as Children and Heirs of God
Rom. 9: 26.
it shall be, in the place where it was declared to them, ‘Not My people
are you,’ “There “they shall be called ‘sons of the living God’ “
it WILL come to pass where [before] it was said, they [all men] are not
my people, they WILL then be called ‘the children of the living God’.”]
Hosea 2: 23.
WILL have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I WILL say to
them which were not my people, ‘Thou art my people’; and they WILL say,
‘Thou art my God’.” - KJV
2 Cor. 6: 18.
“…and I shall be to ye Father, and you shall be to me sons and daughter, says the Master [Lord] ALL-HOLDer [Almighty].”
WILL be a father unto them [mankind], and they [mankind] WILL be my
sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” The Greek
text appears to use the terms “them”, “ye” and “the sons and daughters”
as references to ‘all mankind’, because the Lord (Master) Yahweh is the
Almighty or “ALL-HOLDer” [“pantokratOr”] of ALL ‘things’. The “ALL
HOLDER” or ‘Holder of ALL’ must be the HOLDER or possessor of ALL
humans as well, for that which is holding in possession all things,
must be holding all men in possession, or He is not the all holding
Gal. 4: 4-5.
when the full time came, God delegates His Son, (become) come (out) of
a woman, (become) come under law, that He should be reclaiming those
under law, that we may be getting the place of a son." [CLV]
sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them
[humans] that were under the curse of the law, that we [mankind] might
[WILL] receive the adoption as sons.'' - KJV with interpretation.]
Gal. 4: 7.
that you are no longer [a] slave, but [a] son. [Now] if yet [a] son,
also [an] tenant-enjoyer of an allotment of God, through Christ."
[""''Wherefore thou art [mankind is] no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an Heir of God through Christ.'' - KJV]
Eph. 1: 5, 6.
love - designating us beforehand (into)for the place of a son (into)for
Him through Christ Jesus; in accord with the delight of His will,
(into)for the loud of the glory of His grace, which graces us in the
[''Having predestined us [mankind] to the adoption
of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure
of His WILL, to the praise of the perfection of His grace, wherein He
hath madeus [mankind] acceptable as ‘the Beloved''. - JKV]
1 Jn. 3: 1.
ye perceiving! What manner of love the Father has given to us, that we
may be being called (the) 'offspring-children of God' ''
[''Perceive what manner of love the Father has
given us, that we may be called children of God!'' - CLV
translation. ''Behold what manner of love the Father hath
bestowed upon us [mankind], that we [mankind] should be called ‘the
sons of God’! - KJV]
1 Jn. 3: 2.
now are we children of God, and it was not as yet manifested (any)what
we shall be. We are aware that, if He should be manifested, we shall be
like Him, (that)for we shall see Him according as He is.''
now we [ultimately all mankind] are ‘the sons of God’; now it does not
yet seem to appear what we [that mankind WILL] shall be (this), but we
(many do) know this. For when He WILL appear, we [mankind] WILL then be
like him; for we [ALL mankind] WILL see him as He is.'' - KJV]
if children, enjoyers also of an allotment, enjoyers, indeed, of an
allotment from God, yet joint enjoyers of Christ's allotment, if so be
that we are suffering together, that we should be glorified together
[''If children, then Heirs; Heirs of God, and joint-Heirs with Christ.'' - KJV]
Mal. 2: 10. ''Have we [mankind] not ALL one Father? Hath not one God created us [mankind]?''
is a Key passage that definitely defines the pronouns "we" and "us" as
referring to ALL MEN. The 'we' and the 'us' refer to a whole "ALL"
group called MAN, for there cannot be any other group of men with
another Creator Father. As to the Devil being the Father of the Jews,
this was only a figure of speech referring to the Jews' adoption of
Satan as their spiritual and theological father, in the rejection of
Christ as their Messiah. As far as creation and thus reconciliation,
their in only ONE FATHER of all men.
Gal. 3: 28.
whom there is no Jew nor yet Greek, there is no slave nor yet free,
there is no male and female, for you ALL are one in Christ Jesus.'' -
[''There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond
nor free, there is neither male nor female; for all [humans] are ALL
one in Christ Jesus.'' Many are unaware and just do
not know this at present, but one day ALL will see and understand. See
above 1 Jn. 3:2]
Gal. 3: 29.
''Now if you are Christ's, consequently you are of Abraham's seed, enjoyers of the allotment according to the promise.''
[''And if ye [be] [if ALL mankind be] Christ's, then are ye [ALL] (also) Abraham's seed, and Heirs according to the promise.'']
THE GLAD TIDINGS BRINGS
THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM TO ALL
Jn. 17: 2.
as Thou givest Him authority over ALL FLESH, that everything which Thou
hast given Him, He should be giving it to them, even life eonian.''
hast given Him the power over all flesh [ALL mankind], that He should
give 'age-lasting' life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is
life 'age-enduring', that they [ALL] WILL know thee, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.'' Very
interesting KEY passage. Let us look at the parallel logic chart as
follows: Father gives Christ authority over ALL FLESH; >
Everything given to Christ, Christ is giving to them; > Christ is
giving to them, even life eonian. > God wills ALL mankind to be
saved. 1 Tim. 2:4. > God, Who is the Savior of ALL MANKIND. 1 Tim.
4:10. > Christ gives to ALL MANKIND even 'eonian' Life.
''Therefore my people [all mankind] WILL know my name.''
Jer. 24:7. "
''And have given to them [mankind] a new Heart to know me, For I [am] Yahweh,"
Hosea 2: 19, 20.
I will betroth you to me for the eon ('oulm'), and I will betroth you
to me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in kindness, and in
compassions. And I will betroth you to me in faithfulness; then you
shall know that I am Yahweh.''
[''And I WILL betroth thee
[mankind] unto me for ever [all the ages]; yea, I WILL betroth thee
[mankind] unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in
loving-kindness, and in mercies. I WILL even betroth thee [mankind]
unto me in faithfulness; and thou [all mankind] shalt [WILL] know the
LORD.'' - KJV]
Jer. 31: 34.
And they [mankind] WILL teach no more any of His neighbours, or any of
his His brothers, saying, ‘Know the Lord’; for they [all mankind] WILL
all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith
the Lord; for I WILL forgive their [mankind’s] iniquity, and I WILL
remember their transgressions no more.''
this passage it says: No one, nor brother, neighbor, friend or human
can say to another that they must Know the Lord, for ALL WILL know the
Lord! This is with no exceptions. This is the Divine consequence of the
complete removal of all human imperfections, when God reconciles ‘ALL’
to Himself, and gives all Humanity a new glorified body.]
full is the earth of the knowledge of Yahweh. As water for the sea
floor is a covering. And there comes, in that day, the root of Jesse,
Who will stand for a banner of the peoples; of Him will the nations
inquire, and His rest will come to be glorious.''
they [mankind] WILL be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters
cover the sea.'' (JKV) This hyperbolic statement is so vast
and all inclusive, "as water for the sea floor is a covering" it makes
one wonder how anyone could suppose that the majority of mankind would
be allowed to suffer eternally.]
ALL their [mankind’s] children WILL be taught of the Lord; and great
WILL be the peace of their [mankind’s] children.'' [This apparently
does not look true now, but it surly is a statement of a future fact
where ALL will know God.]
''...and He WILL teach us [mankind] of His ways, and we [mankind] WILL walk in His paths.'' - KJV
1 Tim. 2: 4.
''Who WILL have ALL men [the Adamic race] to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.’’? - KJV
VERSE that interprets all other seemingly limited atonement statements.
The "ALL men" is to be understood as referring to "ALL the HUMAN
RACE". The CLV reads as such: "''Who wills that all mankind
be saved and come into (a) realization of the truth."'']
''Howbeit, when the Spirit of truth is come, He WILL guide you [mankind] into ALL truth.'' - KJV
makes even more sense, after reading: ''God works ALL (things, humans,
& etc.) to the good’’, because, God 'wills' ALL men to be becoming
THE GLAD TIDINGS BRINGS TO ALL THE BLESSINGS OF GOD
Gen. 18:18. ''...and ALL the nations [all mankind] of the earth shall be blessedin him.''
Gen. 28: 14 ‘‘In thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.''
Gen. 22:18. ''...and in thy Seed shall ALL the nations [all humans] of the earth be blessed.''
3: 25. ''...saying to Abraham: 'and in your seed [WILL] ALL
the kindred [all human beings] of the earth shall be blessed.''
Gal. 3: 8.
the scripture, perceiving before that God is justifying the nations
(out)by faith, (brings) an evangel to Abraham, (saying): 'That in you
shall ALL THE NATIONS be blessed.' "''
Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Heathen through faith,
preached before [beforehand] the gospel unto Abraham, saying, 'In thee
WILL ALL the nations [human beings] of the earth be blessed.'' - KJV]
Acts 3: 26.
you first, God, - raising His boy (Greek: 'paida') ['Son' = Jesus],
commissions Him to bless you (in)by turning away each of you from your
[''God having risen up His Son Jesus sent him
to bless you [mankind], in turning away every one of you [every created
being] from his iniquities.'']
Ps. 67: 7.
''God WILL bless us; and ALL the ends of the earth [all mankind] WILL fear him.''
that, 'the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom' and one day ALL will
fear Him and be wise unto the truth of His great reconciliation of ALL.]
ALL HEALED OF DESEASE AND IMPERFECTION
Deut. 32: 39.
myself put to death, and I keep alive; I have transfixed, and I myself
shall heal, and there is no one who could reclaim from my hand!'' - CLV
[In reference to mankind, God in His plan for the
ages sees that Adam brought death to all mankind, and so this kills the
body of ALL men with physical death, but to counter this, God brings
life back to mankind in Christ. God wounded us all in Christ so that He
can then 'WILL' the healing of us all; as we see God raises ALL mankind
up. The most wonderful part about this verse is the somewhat unnoticed
statement where it is said that NO ONE can ever RECLAIM the HEALED ONES
from His hand. Who are the ones that are healed but those whom God has
called and is drawing to Himself? It is "all mankind."]
Is. 57: 16-19.
'I shall not contend longer than the appointed Ages, nor will I be
permanently angered, for the spirits and the souls of men which I have
made would cease before Me. At man's depravity, for a moment, I was
angered, and I was smiting him. And I concealed myself from him and was
angered; and so, he went on his way back-sliding in the ways of his own
heart. But now, his ways I see, and I shall heal him and comfort him,
and I will repay comfort to him and to his mourners. Creator of the
produce of his lips, welfare, welfare to the people of afar and to the
people nearby,' says Yahweh, 'and I shall heal him.' '' - Interpretive
Translation of the CLV
[''I have seen his [humanity’s] ways,
and WILL Heal his [humanity]: I WILL lead him [all mankind] also, and
restore comforts unto them and the mourners. I create the fruit of the
lips; Peace, peace to him [humanity], that is far off, and to those
that are near, saith the Lord; and I WILL Heal him [humanity].'' -
KJV Apparently, it is not God's intent that man should
"cease before" Him. Thus, it follows that it is not His intent nor is
it His doctrinal plan to maintain His anger and wrath forever and
eternally torment souls. If we follow ALL the pronouns used in this
verse, and note especially the phrase "man's depravity", we see that
ALL the spirits, souls, depraved, smitten, him, he, his, the mourners,
lips, people afar, people nearby are referring to all mankind. The term
"depravity" is all inclusive of 'all mankind', and thus the term "heal
him" which is hinged off of the former, is as well all inclusive of
'all men'. Though, God was angered "AT MAN'S DEPRAVITY", all of
depraved mankind, He is shown here saying He ''SHALL HEAL HIM''; all
men.] Other verses that support this are:
Jer. 30: 17.
''For I increase health to you, and from your wounds I do heal you, an affirmation of Yahweh,''
[''For I WILL restore Health unto thee [all men], and I WILL heal thee [mankind] of thy wounds.'' - KJV]
Jer. 33: 6.
''I WILL cure them [humanity], and WILL reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.'' - JKV
''I WILL heal their [mankind’s] backsliding; I WILL love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.'' - KJV
God to love freely or as the CLV says, 'willingly', is for God to also
heal freely ALL of His created beings, whether they believe now in this
eon or in some other future age existence. The work or choice on man's
part, if any, cannot affect in any way this promise that God will
"FREELY LOVE and HEAL" all of man's depraved back-sliding. The text
says bluntly that God's anger is reversed from 'him' - all mankind.]
Is. 53: 5.
He was wounded (killed) because of our transgressions, and crushed
because of our depravities. The discipline for our welfare was on Him,
and by His welts there is healing for us.''
was wounded for our [man’s] transgressions; He was bruised for our
[man’s] iniquities: the chastisement for our peace was upon him; and
with His stripes we [mankind] are healed.'' - (KJV) In
light of Rom. 5:15, 19 and 1 Cor. 10:33 we might paraphrase this
verse: ''"Jesus Christ was crucified because of mankind's sins,
and crushed because of man's depravities. The chastisement for
humankind's peace was upon Him and by His wounds (stripes) there is
healing for ALL the Adamic Race.'' God removed the
eternal condemnation off of all mankind in His saving work in Jesus.]
1 Peter 2: 24.
Himself -- carries up our sins in His body on to a pole (the Cross),
that, coming away from sins, we should be living for righteousness; by
whose welt you were healed.'' - CLV
[Who His own self bare
our [men’s] transgressions in His own body on the tree, that we
[mankind], now being dead to imperfection, should now be able to live
towards this perfect ness: for, by His stripes [mankind] was Healed.]
Ps. 103: 1.
''Bless the Lord, O my (conscious) Soul; and ALL that is within me, bless His holy name.'' - KJV
Ps. 103: 2.
''Bless the Lord, O my consciousness Soul, and forget not ALL His benefits;'' - KJV
Ps. 103: 3.
''Who forgives ALL thine [humanity's] iniquities; who heals ALL thy [mankind’s] diseases;'' - KJV
redeems your [mankind’s] life from destruction [''ruin'']; who crowns
you with loving kindness and tender mercies.'' - NKJV
ALL CLEANSED AND PURIFIED
Ez. 36: 25.
I have sprinkled over you clean water, and you have been clean; from
all your uncleanness, and from all your idols, I do cleanse you.'' - CLV
WILL I sprinkle clean water upon mankind, and mankind WILL be clean:
from ALL their filthiness, and from ALL their idols, WILL I cleanse
mankind.'' - Paraphrase.]
Jer. 33: 8.
''1 WILL cleanse them [mankind] from ALL their iniquity, whereby they have sinned (transgressed) against me.'' - KJV
''The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us [mankind] from ALL sin (transgression).'' - KJV
Is. 1: 25.
I will restore my hand on you, and refine, so as to purify you from
your dross. And the rebellious I will destroy,'' - CLV
[The ''you'' here being purified is referring to all
mankind the fist fruits of His harvest, while ''the rebellious'' are
those whom God will destroy ('bring to ruin') who get in the way of
this purification process. it seems that God must bring to ruin man's
doings, so He can purify and save the lost. ]
Ps. 65: 3.
''As for our [mankind's] transgressions thou shalt purge them away.'' - KJV
Mal. 3: 3.
He WILL sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and He WILL purify the
sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer
unto the Lord an offering in perfect ness.'' - KJV
[In the context of the other key passages, this one also is applies to all mankind]
Heb. 1: 3.
carrying on all by His powerful declaration, -making a cleansing of
sins, is seated at the right hand of the Majesty in the heights.'' -
[This verse does not seem to allude to any limitations of sins.]
Titus 2: 14.
-gives himself for the sake of us [mankind], that He should be
redeeming us [mankind] from (every) ALL lawlessness, and be cleansing
for Himself a people to be about Him, zealous for ideal acts.'' - CLV
Is. 1: 18.
your [humanity's] transgressions are as scarlet, they WILL be white as
snow; though they are red like crimson, they WILL be as wool.'' - KJV
MISCELLANEOUS PROMISES TO ALL MANKIND, WITHOUT LIMITS OR CONDITIONS
A Gospel Feast for all People - All Mankind.
2: 2. "...and Yahweh becomes in the last of the days, being established
Yahweh shall be, mountain of house of Yahweh, in the summit of the
mountains and being lifted up from hills and they stream to Him all of
A rough literal Hebrew to
English translation reads as such: "''And it becomes in the Last
Days, established shall be the Mountian and the House of the Yahweh on
the summit of these mountains; and being lifted up from the hills
[below] shall stream to Him all of the Nations."''
25: 6-7. ''And on this mountain shall Yahweh of hosts make unto
all people a feast of oils, a feast of wines on the lees, of oils from
marrows, of wines on the lees well refined. And He will destroy in this
mountain the face of the covering cast over all the peoples, and the
veil that is spread over all the Nations.''
25: 8. ''He will swallow up death permanently; and the Lord
Yahweh will wipe away every tear from off all FACES; and the reproach
of His people shall be taken away from off all the earth; for the mouth
of Yahweh has spoken.''
All to be gathered in Christ
1: 9, 10. ''Making known to us [all mankind] the secret of His
Will, according to His delight, which He purposed in Him(self) to have
an [new] administration of the [in the final] compliment [last
dispensation] of the seasons (eras), to head (gather) up THE ALL in the
Anointed [Christ], both (what is) in the Heavens and (what is) on the
All shall serve Him
14. ''To Him is granted jurisdiction and esteem and a
kingdom, and all the peoples and leagues and language-groups shall
serve Him; His jurisdiction, as an age-enduring jurisdiction, will not
pass away, and His kingdom shall not be confined." [CLV]
[''And there was given Him [Christ] dominion, and glory, and a
kingdom, that all people, (i.e. MANKIND), and languages, shall serve
All shall fear, glorify, and worship the Lord
15:4. ''ANY (who?) may by no means (may) be (being) afraid
of You, Lord! And (rather)should be esteeming the Name of You,
[acknowledging] that only You are benign, that all the nations shall be
arriving and they shall be worshiping in view of You; that [For] the
just Awards of You were made manifest.'' [CLV]
''Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? For thou only
art holy: for all MANKIND shall come and Worship before thee.'']
All shall become holy as the Angels in Heaven
22:30. ''For in the resurrection they [all people who
marry] neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels
of God in heaven.''
Lk. 20: 36. ''Neither can
they die any more: for they [all the dead raised incorruptible] are
equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children
of the resurrection.'' (See l Cor. 15:52. "...and the
dead will be roused incorruptible, and we shall be changed.")
Christ MANKIND’s Advocate
Jn. 2: l. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the
Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. [Obviously ‘any man’ = “every man”
= all mankind]
1 Jn. 2:2. And He is the propitiation for all MANKIND’s sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
8: 34. Who is He that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea
rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who
also maketh intercession for MANKIND.
Mercy upon all Unbelievers
3: 3. For what if some did not believe? Shall their [all
unbelieving MANKIND’s] unbelief make the faith of God of no effect?
[Says Dr. Clarke, "Shall their wickedness annul the promise which God made to Abraham? Gen. 17: 7.]
Rom. 3: 6. God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar.
11: 32, 33. For God hath concluded ALL MANKIND in unbelief, that He
might have mercy upon all [MANKIND], O the depths of the riches, both
of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments,
and His ways past finding out!
[We may rest with the
conviction, that God is as merciful and good in all His ways as He is
wise and just. But, as we cannot comprehend Him, nor His operations, it
is MANKIND’s place, who are the objects of His infinite mercy and
kindness, to adore in silence, and to obey with alacrity and delight.
Dr. Adam Clarke, on Rom. 3:34.]
Rom. 3: 19. Now
we know that everything the law saith, it saith to MANKIND who is under
the law; that the mouth of all MANKIND may be stopped, and all the
world may become guilty before God.
Rom. 3: 23. For all [MANKIND] have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
are equally helpless and guilty; and, as God is no respecter of
persons, all human creatures, being equally His offspring, and there
being no reason why one should be preferred before another, therefore
His endless mercy has embraced all! See Dr. Clarke's comment on this
Death will be Destroyed
1 Cor. 25: 26.
For He [Christ] must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His
feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
21:4. And God shall wipe away all tears from all MANKIND’s 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.
The Devil will be Destroyed
2:14, 15. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and
blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through
death He might destroy The Devil that had the power of death, and
deliver all MANKIND who through fear of death were all their life-time
subject to bondage.
Sin will be Destroyed
Hosea 10 : 8. The sin of Israel shall be destroyed.
Jn. 1: 29. Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the [whole] world. [i.e. all MANKIND]
Heb. 9: 26. But now once in the end of the world hath He appeared, to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
Hell will be Destroyed
20: 14. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the
second death: [i. e. the death of death: the utter destruction of
death, and all that bears that name.]
1 Cor. 15: 55. O death, where is thy sling? O grave, [hades, hell,] where is thy victory?
1 Cor. 15: 56. The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
I Cor. 15: 57. But thanks be to God, who giveth MANKIND the victory through OUR Lord Jesus Christ.
= ‘all mankind’. He has died to slay death: He has risen again to bring
mankind from under the empire of hades. All this He has done through
His mere unmerited mercy; and eternal thanks are due to God for this
unspeakable gift. He has given MANKIND the victory over sin, Satan,
death, the grave, and hell. Dr. Adam Clarke.]
ALL WILL NOT COME TO HIM: TRUE OR FALSE?
Ps. 65: 2. ''O thou that Hearest prayer, unto thee shall (will) ALL FLESH [all mankind] come.'' - KJV
[Obviously, here it says that God's destiny for ALL mankind ("ALL FLESH") is to return to Him.]
22: 27 - 29. All the limits of the earth will remember and they [will]
return to Yahweh; all the families of the nations shall worship
[before] Him. For Yahweh owns the kingdom, and He is the One ruling
among ['in', 'within', 'over'] the nations. Yea, to Him even the
prosperous will bow down and worship, and all those about to be
sleeping in the earth; before Him shall crouch All those descending to
the soil. And he who did not keep his soul alive- . - CLV
way of saying this without metaphors is: ''ALL MANKIND WILL remember
and turn unto the Father; and ALL the kindreds of humanity WILL worship
in front of him. For He is Owner and ruler of the Kingdom and all the
Nationalities of humanity." Everyone seems to be included here: All the
kindreds of nations; all the people around the world; ones who are
alive whether poor or prosperous; the ones asleep in or under the
earth; those descending to the dirt; and even those who cared not to
keep their soul away from the world, but lost it - the ones who
gained the whole world and lost their souls.]
66:4. ''All the earth [all mankind] WILL bow down to
You, and WILL make melody to You. They WILL make melody to Your Name.''
Ps. 86:9. ''ALL nations
(mankind) whom thou hast made WILL come and worship before thee, O
Yahweh; and they WILL glorify thy Name.'' - CLV
nations and how many nations has God made? Plus, if this means ALL
Nations ever created, then how many people IN the nations are included?]
55 :5. ''Behold! A nation not known to you, you will
call, and a nation which does not know you, to you will run, on account
of Yahweh, your Elohim, and for the Holy One of Israel; for He
beautifies you.'' - CLV
[Heavily suggests that nations
will run to Him, with no nation being left out. The word 'nations' is
an analogy to All mankind running to Him; for, God draws ALL men unto
Is. 60 :3. ''And
the nations [mankind] WILL go to your light, and kings to the
brightness of your radiance. - CLV
[This verse says
the Gentiles (all mankind) shall come to His light - "Christ". The word
gentile means nation and the plural form used here says ALL NATIONS
will come to His light.]
Is. 60: 4.
''All of them [Yahweh's children] are convened (gathered). They
come to you. Behold! All your sons from afar are coming, and your
daughters on the side are being fostered. - CLV [“They” =
all men, nations, mankind.]
8. ''Who are these [that] fly as a cloud, and as the
doves to their windows!'' - KJV [Supposd to be a
question. The answer must be, ALL mankind. Seems mankind
"homes-in" on their proper resting place like doves. The cloud
symbolizes the uncountable multitudes of mankind.]
60: 14. ''The sons also of them that afflicted thee
WILL come bending unto Thee; and ALL they that despised Thee WILL bow
themselves down at the soles of Thy feet.'' - KJV [Who are
these sons of the ones whom afflicted and despised God? Literally
the Jews and Romans, but in a spiritual way every man has done this.
The sons spoken of here typify ALL mankind and they are ALL that
despised God. It seems that this verse refers to Christ making ALL His
enemies a footstool. ]
Is. 66: 23.
''And it WILL come to pass, [that] from one new moon to another,
and from one Sabbath to another, WILL all flesh [all mankind] come to
worship before me, saith Yahweh.'' [Does the expression ''ALL
FLESH'' mean only some flesh'?]
Zech. 6: 15. ''And they that are far off WILL come and build (in?) the temple of Yahweh.'' - KJV
8: 21. ''And the inhabitants of one (Greek: =
'five') cities WILL go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray
before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts!'' -
KJV [In the context of ALL Nations running to God,
this verse seems to use the figure of one or more cities going to
another as a symbol of ALL cities. Sense this verse suggests more than
one city doing this we can rightly say it means all cities of all men.]
8: 22. ''And many people and many staunch nations
will come to seek Yahweh of Hosts in Jerusalem, and to beseech the face
of Yahweh. - CLV [Rev. 3: 12 and 21: 2 suggest a
symbolic and spiritual interpretation of the 'New Jerusalem' in using
the expression 'prepared as a Bride dressed for her husband'. The
New testament says their is only one bride and that is the Bride of
Christ, the Church, the Body of Believers. This verse suggests
that all the nations, peoples and families of Adam will flock to Him in
due time, as His Bride.]
Is. 11: 10.
''In that day there WILL be a root of Jesse (=
Jesus), which (whom) WILL stand for an ensign of the people (ALL
mankind); to it (Him) WILL the Gentiles (ALL non Israel HUMANS) seek:
and His rest WILL be glorious.'' - KJV [This verse
definitely shows us that the root of Jesse (Jesus Christ) will stand
for a SIGN for ALL PEOPLE, i.e. all humanity. This will inevitably
cause ALL MEN to seek, find and SEE Him and be reconciled, and thuis
ultimately fulfill God's promise that He will call and draw ALL MEN
Gen. 49: 10. ''...and unto Him [WILL] the gathering of the people [be].'' - KJV
45: 24. ''...unto Him, he shall come, and they
shall be ashamed, all of the ones who are (even) incensed against
Him.'' - KJV
[Notice here we have ALL mankind involved and
present before the LORD. A comparison is shown between those who go to
Him in strength and faith (not mentioned), and those who apparently
have been incensed against Him. They will all be drawn to Him, exposed
and will stand in SHAME with the knowing that they COULD have thought
Is. 51: 11. ''The redeemed of the Lord WILL return, and come with singing unto Zion.'' - KJV
110: 3. ''Thy people [Mankind] WILL be willing in
the day of Thy potent power.'' - KJV [Appears that those
who were not willing are NOW willing, because of God's potent power to
draw all men to Him. How many people will there be out of this not
willing part of humanity that will still be 'not willing'?]
6: 37. ''All that which the Father is giving
to Me will be coming to Me, and he who is coming to Me I will not for
any reasons whatsoever be casting out [rejecting].'' - CLV
is one of the KEY verses showing the all inclusive universal 'drawing'
of all mankind to Jesus Christ. Now, how many humans does God give to
Jesus, and how many does Christ cast away? See Jn. 12:32. "''And
I, if I be lifted up from the earth (raised from the dead), will draw
all [men] unto me.''" If these two verses were to be combined
properly we might hear Jesus saying, " 'All the many people of
humanity, whom My father is giving to Me, will surly be coming to Me in
their due order of time, for no man can come to Me, except the father,
which has sent Me, draw them; for then, I will be drawing all
mankind unto Me, after I raise from the dead, --as the graves shall
open and the Saints shall rise up and walk the streets of Jerusalem
(Matt. 27: 52), -- and I will for no reasons whatsoever imaginable will
be casting away anyone of them.'']
Jn. 6: 44.
''No man [all of humanity] can come to me,
except the Father, which has sent me, draw him.'' - KJV
[How many men are being drawn? "I will draw all [men] unto me.''"
Jn. 12: 32. '' And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, WILL draw ALL mankind unto me.'' -
16: 15. ''ALL that the Father hath are mine.'' -
KJV [Seems that the Father has ALL 'everyone', and gives them to
Jn. 17:10. ''And ALL mine are thine, and thine are mine.'' - KJV
2:8. ''I WILL give thee the heathen for thine
inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.''
- KJV [The heathen = all non Israel. Any mention of leaving
any heathens out? Also, how much is the “uttermost parts of the earth”?
= ALL ]
Jn. 17: 2.
''...according as Thou hast given Him the power (authority) over
all flesh [ALL mankind], that everything [everyone] which Thou
hast given Him, He will be giving it to them, even life that abides for
all the eons and beyond."'' - KJV
will give age-enduring life to as many humans as God His father has
given Him, and He has said 'ALL men have been given to Him', all
Israel, all heathen, all nations and kindreds of people. Above we see
without any doubt that God gave ALL men to Christ to atone for.]
Man cannot be saved, unless they turn to God and confess their sins and
transgressions, and implore His forgiveness. They shall be born again,
and become new creatures. The ones that do not are judged and damned
and suffer eternal torment.
[Of course the above appears to
suggests that few implore Him, that many are excluded. That God draws
only a few (only 'the Elect') and NOT all the others. Hence, those who
supposedly never ever ask forgiveness never ever get reconciled. And
once they die from this life there is no more chance, no bailing out
and their sentence of damnation is never rescinded. But, is this true
in light of what we have already read above? No. Sense the Elect have
not been specifically numbered in scripture, we may assume rightly that
the Elect will eventually make up "ALL" men, sense God draws ALL men
Ez. 36: 31. ''Then
WILL (all men?) ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that
were not good, and WILL loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your
iniquities, and for your abominations.'' - KJV
[Appears to relay the message that ALL MANKIND will do this eventually.]
30: 43. ''And they [all humanity] WILL remember God’s
ways, and ALL God’s doings, wherein they haves been defiled, and they
WILL loathe themrselves in their own sight, for ALL the evils that they
have committed.''- KJV
Zech. 12: 10.
''And I WILL pour upon the house of David, and upon
the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and supplications and
they WILL look upon me whom they have pierced, and they WILL mourn for
Him, as one mourneth for His only son, and WILL be in bitterness for
him, as one that is in bitterness for His first-born.''- KJV
[This reference to the Jews 'Israel' cross-relates to
all mankind in the grace period. As the New Israel of God, Christians,
spoken of by Paul, it refers to all humans who, one-by-one, realize
their transgressing against God, and turn to Him, throughout the future
Job 22: 27. ''Men shall make prayers unto Him, and He WILL Hear them.''
58: 9. ''Then shall men call, and the Lord
WILL answer; men shall cry, and He WILL say, Here I am.''
30:19. ''He WILL be very gracious unto man, at
the voice of man’s cry: when He WILL Hear it, He WILL answer him.''
65: 24. ''And it WILL come to pass, that before they
call, I WILL answer; and whilst they are speaking, I WILL Hear.''
Jer. 29: 12. ''Then WILL men call upon me, and they WILL go and pray unto me, and I WILL Hearken unto them.''
13:9. ''Men WILL call on my name, and I WILL Hear
them: I WILL say, ‘You are my people; and they WILL say, ‘The Lord is
my God.'' - KJV
[Looks like what is slowly going on today with the ministry of Christians to the non-believing world.]
24: 7. ''And I WILL give them [all men] an Heart to
know me, that I [am] the LORD, and they WILL be my people, and I WILL
be their God: for they WILL return unto me with their whole Heart.'' -
[Looks like here we see that only God can give a man the heart to 'know' Him, free will not withstanding.]
50: 4. ''In those days, and at that time, saith the
Lord, (all?) the children of Israel WILL come, they and the children of
Judah together, going and weeping; they WILL go and seek the Lord
[It would seem that ALL Israel will come to
God, for it is said that "''all Israel will be saved.''" if this
is the case with ALL Israel, there is no reason that it should not be
the case with ALL non-Israelite 'Gentiles'.]
50: 5. ''They [mankind] WILL ask the way to Zion
with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves
to the Lord, in a permanent communion, that WILL not be forgotten.''
New Hearts and a New Spirit Given to ALL
36: 27. ''And I WILL put my spirit within you [all
mankind, each one in his due order of time], and will cause you to walk
in my statutes, and you WILL keep my judgments and do them.''
30:6. ''God will circumcise thine heart, and the
heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and
with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.'' - KJV
the Lord God Yahweh the Elohim of mankind WILL circumcise (all) mens
Hearts, and the Heart of man’s seed, to love the Lord with ALL their
Heart(s), and with ALL their souls [consciousness], that they may be
living.'' - Paraphrase. This verse has been retranslated to befit
the New Testament revelation, the Gospel to all men, where there is no
more a difference between Greek or Jew, male or female, no distinctions
at all with humanity. As in Christ we are all Israel now, (Gal.
6:16) all men are considered heirs to the promise to Abraham, for
their is no more sectarian 'racial' distinctions. (Rom. 10:12,
Gal.3:28, Col.3:11) So, as above with 'all the hearts' of ancient
Israel, so it is now with 'all the hearts of the Gentiles', and thus
Ez. 11: 19.
''And I WILL give them one Heart, and I WILL put a new spirit
within you [all humanity]; and I WILL take the stony Heart out of their
flesh, and I WILL give them a (new) Heart of flesh.'' - KJV
like what the LORD did after His ascension, when he sent the Holy
Spirit into the hearts of the people and started the Grace Age period.
This is the 'Light' that every man is born with, that gives him no
excuses. God is the one whom turns the hearts of stone into hearts of
flesh, a symbol of grace and enlightenment, the New Testament we have
Ez. 11: 20. ''That
they [all the human race] will then do my statutes, and keep mine
ordinances, and do them.'' - KJV
Ez. 36: 26.
''A new Heart also WILL I give you [mankind],
and a new spirit [the Holy Spirit] WILL I put within you [mankind]: and
I WILL take away the stony Heart [i.e. the Heart of O.T. Law Keeping]
out of them, and I WILL give them a [i.e. New Testament] Heart [of
grace].'' - KJV with interpretations.
Is.. 55: 3. ''I WILL make an age-lasting ageement with mankind, even the sure mercies of David.'' - CLV
30: 18. Therefore WILL the Lord wait, that He may be gracious unto you
[all the human race]; and therefore WILL He be exalted, that He may
have mercy upon you [all]. - KJV with interpretations.
2: 39. ''The promise (the promise above) is unto
you, and unto (all?) your children, and all those who are far away
(i.e. the heathen, the savage, the whole earth), [and] as many as ever
he shall be calling towards Him, the Lord Master, the God of
us.'' [CLV paraphrased.]
means all, as ALL of 'the far away people' are mentioned without
exclusions. And this promise of salvation is to as many as the father
calls and draws to himself, and that is all of the Adamic human race,
for He draws ALL men unto Himself.]
16. ''These things WILL I do unto them
and not forsake [forever, any one of] them.''- KJV with interpretations.
ALL WILL become Perfect
60: 21. ''And the people of You, all of them,
righteous ones; for the ages they shall tenant in common that land, the
branch of Yahweh's planting, the work of His hands, to beautify itself,
that He may be glorified.'' [New translation; CLV paraphrase:]
[Mankind WILL ALL be perfect; that God may be glorified, and be God will be ALL in ALL men.]
45: 23, 24. ''I have sworn by myself, the word is
gone out of my mouth in pure goodness, and My word WILL not be called
back, that unto me every knee WILL bow, and every tongue WILL acclaim
to Elohim, and surely they WILL say, ‘In the Lord I have righteousness
and strength.'' - CLV
Is. 55: 10-11.
''For as the rain cometh down, and the snow,
from Heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and
maketh it to bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower,
and bread to the eater; so WILL my word be that goeth forth out of my
mouth: it WILL not return unto me void; but it WILL accomplish that
which I please, and it WILL prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.''
[Now, what is it that He waters to make it bring forth
and bud, that it may give off seed, that will not return unto Him void?
It is His Word. It is the Word that He has WILLED and sent forth out of
His mouth to surely accomplish what he has planned it to do, to prosper
in the 'thing' whereto He has sent it. Jesus was sent to Mankind to
accomplish what His Father pleases, to redeem mankind; to prosper him,
water him to bring forth and bud, to give off seed, and be ultimately
reconciled. What is there to accomplish in sending the 'Word', but to
draw ALL men to Him?]
Deliverance from Corruption
8: 20, 21. ''For the creature was made subject to vanity,
not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in
hope; because the creation itself WILL be delivered from the bondage of
corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.'' - KJV
[The word 'creation' in this passage necessisarily includes "every human creature," or "ALL mankind."]
Born again — New Creatures
1: 18. ''Of His own WILL He begat us [each one
as they come to believe] with the word of truth, that we [i.e. those
that especially believe] should be a kind of first-fruits of His
creatures.''- KJV with interpretations.
Rom. 11: 16. ''If the first-fruits be holy, the lump is also holy.''- KJV with interpretations.
If the first ones to Believe be made Holy, how much more true is it
that the whole of mankind is also elected to be HOLY? Seems the
first-fruits are those who especially believe, while the lump is the
"all mankind" that persist in unbelief. "Christ is the savior of all
mankind ('the lump'), especially those (first-fruits) that believe.''
In other words, "If the ones especially believing be holy, (then) all
the rest of mankind is also (destined to be) holy.'' As the Scriptures
say, a little leaven, leavens the whole lump, and in this Abrahamic
promise it is a positive statement. ]
1 Cor. 15:
49. ''As we [mankind] have borne the image of
the earthly, we [mankind] WILL also bear the image of the Heavenly.''-
KJV with interpretations.
1 Cor. 15:
22. ''As in Adam ALL [sons of Adam] die, even
so in Christ WILL ALL [sons of Adam] be made alive.''- KJV with
(As) in Adam v. (Even 'equally' so) in Christ
ALL [mankind] die v. (Even 'equally' so) ALL [mankind]
shall be made alive
in the falling
in the resurrection.
5: 17. ''So if any is [and all will be]
in Christ, [they are a] new creation, the primitive (old creation)
(has) passed away. Be perceiving, the ALL has become new!'' - CLV
[Literal sublinear translation]
Repentance and Forgiveness
5: 31. ''Him hath God exalted with His right hand
(to be) a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel [and
ALL gentile mankind], and forgiveness of transgressions.''- KJV with
Ungodliness Turned Away
11: 25- 27. ''For I would not, brethren, that
HUMANITY should be ignorant of this mystery, lest MAN should be wise in
his own conceits, that blindness in part is happened to Israel until
the (times of the powers of the) Gentiles (the Nation States) come to
an end. And so ALL Israel WILL be saved [along with and all Gentiles]:
as it is written, ‘There WILL come out of Zion the Deliverer, and [He]
WILL turn unbelief away from Jacob; for this is my agreement unto Jacob
[and the Nations], when I WILL take away [all of] humanity's
transgressions.'' - KJV with interpretations.
[Why should ALL Israel be saved and not all Gentiles? The LORD says He will save ALL flesh, because all flesh belongs to Him.]
Confession of Christ
14: 11. ''As I live, saith the Lord, every
knee WILL bow to me, and every tongue WILL confess to God.''- KJV
[Who's knee? What does "''every''" mean? What is the
interpretation of the metaphor ''"every knee'' and who does every knee
belong to? Does it belong to a limited class of undesignated special
people, or does it belong to ALL people? By the fact the verse
does NOT designate a specific limitation and is silent about the
specifics, it must be taken as a generality of ALL HUMANITY. Every
knee, IS obviously every Adamic offspring knee. A clarification
of this ''every knee'' will bring out the true meaning: ''Living am I',
the Lord is saying, (that) For Me shall bow every knee of Adamic
humanity (all mankind), and every Adamic tongue will be acclaiming
(confessing) God!''" It is apparent that every tongue
'confessing' GOD refers to every human being going through a change of
mind, and a redemptive process; a series of elections or one harvest
after another, some first-fruits, others second-fruits, etc., this
flock, "the other flock", etc., in the salvation of all humans
toward the goal of reconciliation.]
9-11. ''Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name which is above every name, that at the name of
Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven* and things in earth,
and things under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the perfection of God the Father.''- KJV with
[The word 'Confess' is the root word to
"confession" and isn't it so, that if one confesses Jesus as Lord and
that the Father Raised Him from the dead, that one shall be saved? So
if every thing in heaven, on earth and under the earth confesses, then
ALL are reconciled. Things in Heaven, earth, and under the earth’, is a
common mode of expression among the Hebrew writers, for the universe.
What can be meant, 'by things in Heaven', that is, beings in Heaven,
bowing the knee to Jesus, if spiritual worship is not meant? In this
passage we have the whole creation of intelligent beings bowing to
Jesus: All ‘things’ IN HEAVEN, IN EARTH, UNDER THE EARTH, thus EVERY
TONGUE, including ALL MANKIND, as well as the Angelic and Fallen realms
as Well. The Greek Textus Recpetus has: "of celestial ones", and
"of terrestrial ones" and "of subterranean ones" - that is, all
Heavenly, all Earthly and all Hellish beings. This pretty much covers
ALL CREATED things.]
Result of this - Confession
10; 9. ''If thou WILL confess with your mouth the
Lord Jesus [and ALL WILL eventually do that], and WILL believe in you
Heart [and all will eventually do that] that the Father raised Him from
the dead, you WILL be saved (reconciled back to God)- and led into the
Truth.''- KJV with interpretations.
1 Jn. 4 :
15. ''Whosoever confesses [and all will eventually do
that] that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and He in
God.''- KJV with interpretations.
earthly life from birth to physical death is a state of probation.
There is no change after death. [i.e. once one takes a position whether
belief or rejection, it cannot be changed afterwards: there is no post
1 Peter 4, Verse
6. ''For this cause was the gospel preached also to
them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the
flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.''" --
[BUT, THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED TO THE LIVING AND THE DEAD!
One the most profound and clear verses substantiating the teaching that
human consciousness continues after physical death is 1 Peter chapter
4, verse 6. Listen to what it says.
''"For (into) for this evangel is brought to the dead (those that are below) also,
that they may be judged, indeed, according to men (ones above on earth)
in (that are still in the) flesh, yet should
be living according to God, in
spirit.''" - CLV
Let us break the verse down into its component phrases and see
the parallelism between the two groups of people that the gospel was
preached to: a.) the Living, men in the flesh; b.) to
them that are dead. The reason the Gospel was preached was: a.)
so the dead might be judged according to men in the flesh; b.) so
that the dead may be living according to God in spirit.
In verse 5 we notice that Christ "is holding Himself in readiness
to judge the living and the dead." Then, verse 6 says, that this is the
reason that the gospel is being preached to the dead, so that they may
hear, and be judged, and may be living in the spirit according to God.
These two verses are not talking about two sets of living earthly
humans where one group is awake and the other spiritually asleep. It is
making a parallel between living human 'fleshy' people and the total
opposite, consciously aware human 'non-fleshy' people - the dead. When
it says "the LIVING and the DEAD", it means one is alive here on earth
and the others DEAD in the grave, consciously awake and aware of the
gospel being preached to them. The verse very obviously distinguishes
between those who have a flesh body and those who do not. For Christ to
"judge the living and the dead", they both must by necessity have to
have been preached to so that they may be judged. These verses
demand that soul has to be preached to first, concerning the gospel,
before it can be judged. The entity cannot be judged without first
hearing the gospel. Thus, until all are preached to, both the living
and the dead, Christ HOLDS Himself in preparedness, NOT JUDGING YET,
but 'readying' Himself to Judge as soon as the final time comes, as
verse 7 suggests in it's mention of the coming consummation of all
Age-enduring Life a free Gift
''For the wages of sin [is] death; but the
gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.'' - KJV
[''For the 'ration' of Sin is death, yet the gracious gift of God is life eonian, in Christ Jesus our Lord.'' - CLV ]
18. ''...even so, by the righteousness of one [the free
gift came] upon ALL men, unto justification of life.'' - KJV.
then, as it was through one offense [an imposed curse without a choice]
(into)for ALL MANKIND (into)for condemnation, thus it is through one
just award [the free gift of grace came] (into)for ALL MANKIND
(into)for life's justifying.'' - CLV with added interpretations.]
BY Second Adam CHRIST
through one offense through one just award
upon ALL MANKIND 100% upon ALL MANKIND 100%
imposed condemnation, no choice 100% imputed reconciliation, no choice 100%
2:8, 9. ''For by grace are ye saved
through faith, and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not
of works, least any man should boast.'' - KJV
[''By grace is
humanity saved, through faith [now in the Grace Age 'Eon', and later by
'seeing' in the last future Eon to come]; and that not of human merits:
it is the gift of God: not of [human] merits, lest anyone should
boast.''- CLV with interpretations.]
3:5-7. ''Not by works of righteousness which we
[humans] have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the
washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed
on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified
by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal
[''Not by works of goodness, self sacrifice,
which mankind tries to do, but according to His mercy… shed on mankind
abundantly, through Jesus Christ, humanity’s Savour; that being
justified by His grace, mankind should be made heirs according to the
hope of eonian life.'' - CLV with interpretations.]
Change after Death
WILL change humankind’s vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto
His glorious resurrected body, according to the working whereby He is
able to subdue ALL (things) unto himself.'' - CLV with interpretations.
Cor. 15:28." ''And when all things [including all humanity]
WILL be Subdued unto Jesus Christ, then WILL the Son (Jesus Christ)
also Himself be subjected unto God the Father that put ALL things under
Christ, that God the Father may be [seen by ALL to be] ALL in ALL.''-
CLV with interpretations.
[When was God ever
not ALL in ALL? What it means here is He becomes present to ALL and
thus in ALL that is, He is 'seen' by "the many" and they become aware
of Him to be the Great ALL in ALL. This will be true for all the
Celestial beings, Terrestrial beings and Subterranean beings - by ALL
1 Cor. 15:22. ''As
in Adam ALL [descendents of Adam] die, even so in Christ [ the second
Adam]WILL ALL [of Adam’s descendants] be made alive.''- KJV with
1 Cor. 15:42. ''It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption:''- KJV with interpretations.
to the above passages, ALL of Adam’s descendants are raised up and
given incorruptible bodies, whether they be saved and righteous or not.]
Cor. 15: 43. ''The flesh was sown in dishonor, it is
promised to be raised in perfection: it was sown in weakness, it is to
be raised in power.''- KJV with interpretations.
Cor. 1.5:44. ''It was sown a fallen natural flesh body, it is to
be raised a physically new celestial flesh body.''- KJV with
1 Cor. 15: 51.
''Behold, I show mankind a mystery: mankind WILL not ALL sleep, but
Mankind WILL ALL be changed!''- KJV with interpretations.
Cor. 15:52. ''In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at
the last trump: for the trumpet WILL sound, and [ALL] the dead WILL be
raised incorruptible, and [ALL] mankind WILL be changed!''- KJV with
1 Cor, 15; 53,
54. ''For this corruptible humanity must put on
incorruption, and this mortal flesh must be changed to be immortal.
Then it will be brought to pass the saying that is written, (Is. 25 :
8,) ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.''- KJV with interpretations.
[Comparing the above passages we have this parallelism:
As in Adam ALL die
v. So in Christ ALL will be
man is swallowed up in DEATH v. death is swallowed up in VICTORY
all sown in corruption
v. all raised incorruptable
all flesh sown in dishonor
v. all flesh raised in honor
all sown in weakness
v. all raised in power
all into fallen natural bodies
v. all raised, perfected celestial bodies
all mankind will not sleep eternally v. all mankind will be changed
Couldn't be more clear than this!
21:2. ''And I Jn. saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem [the
Saints], coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride
adorned for Her husband [Christ].''- KJV with interpretations.
21:3. ''And I Heard a great voice out of Heaven, saying,
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with [ALL] mankind, and He WILL dwell
with [the new] humanity, and they WILL be His people, and God himself
WILL be with them, and be their God.''- KJV with interpretations.
[A nice verse saying Jesus is God.]
21: 4. ''And God WILL wipe away ALL tears from humanity’s
eyes; and there WILL be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying;
neither WILL there be any more pain; for the former things [of fallen
flesh] will be passed away.''- KJV with interpretations.
[All flesh belongs to God.]
21: 5. ''And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I
make ALL (things) new. And He said unto me, Write; [make a record of
what I now say;] for these words are true and faithful.''
guess most of our dear churchmen today just do not believe this
verse: “these words are TRUE and FAITHFUL” that “ALL things
(WILL) be made new”.]
wicked and disobedient WILL be exposed to the anger and wrath of God,
forever. .i.e. they will burn in the pit of fire for eternity;
everlastingly separated from God. [Hog-wash on a golden platter!]
3: 5. " WILL He reserve His anger forever [for the ages, and
beyond]? WILL He [even] keep it to the end [of the ages]? [Will He
maintain it forever? Rhetorical question, but is answered in the
Jer. 3: 12. I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I WILL not keep my anger forever.
[And what anger is this but the supposed anger of “eternal damnation” taught over the last fifteen hundred years?]
Ps. 103: 9. He retaineth not His anger for(the)ever, because He delighteth in mercy.
that God’s anger is discontinued in favour of mercy, and ALL damnation
is put to an end. This is His ‘delight’ to give ALL His mercy. It is
NOT His delight and “good pleasure” to torture the majority of humanity
in an eternal burning pit of anguish.]
31-33. For the Lord WILL not cast off [mankind] forever; but
though He causes grief, yet WILL He have compassion [on ALL the human
race] according to the multitude of His mercies: for He doth not
afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of mankind [forever].
[Obviously, because it is not the children’s fault, but Adam’s.]
30:5. For His anger endureth but a moment [for certain ages, and
as when compared to eternity, is but a twinkling moment]: weeping may
endure for a night [maybe one age?], but joy cometh in the morning.
“in the morning” appears to be a descriptive expression of ''THAT DAY''
when Christ brings us ALL that new painless, happy, glorified
reconciliation FINAL STATE.]
Is. 54 :8. In
a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with
age-enduring kindness WILL I have mercy on ALL mankind, saith the Lord,
all humanity’s Redeemer.
Is. 57: 16. I
WILL not contend for the ages, neither WILL I be always wroth: [why?]
for the spirit should [then] fail before me, and the human souls which
I have made [WOULD be lost forever].
[That is, the spirits
and consciousnesss of mankind could not endure endless wrath: they
would fail, or cease to be. This would deny His whole promise made to
us IN Jesus.]
not always be merciful. Now is the accepted time. Mankind must
'wilfully' come to God before the door of His mercy is forever closed
against him at death.
Ps. 89: 2. Mankind’s mercy WILL be built up for ALL the ages.
Ps. 89: 28. My mercy WILL I keep for the ALL the ages.
Ps. 100: 5. For the Lord is good; His mercy is lasting through All the ages.
Ps. 138: 8. Your mercy, O Lord, endureth for ALL the ages.
Ps. 106: 1. O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good: for His mercy endureth for the ages.
Ps. 107: 1. O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good: for His mercy [on ALL mankind] endureth for the ages.
Ps. 118: 1. O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: because His mercy endureth for the ages.
[This statement is made three times here. Holy, Holy, Holy is His name!]
Ps. 118:2. Let Israel now say, that His mercy [on ALL Adam’s descendants] endureth for the ages.
[At the moment, Israel is saying nothing and the Church is saying the exact opposite!]
Ps. 118:3. Let the house of Aaron now say, that His mercy endureth for the ages,
Ps. 118:4. Let them now that fear the Lord say, that His mercy endureth for the ages.
[See how many times you can count “His mercy endureth for the ages”]
136. O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy
endureth for the ages. O give thanks unto the God over all other false
gods: for His mercy endureth for the ages. O give thanks to the Lord of
all Rulers; for His mercy endureth for the ages. To Him who alone does
great wonders: for His mercy endureth for the ages. To him that by
wisdom made the Heavens: for His mercy endureth for the ages. To him
that stretched out the earth above the waters: for His mercy endureth
for the ages.' To him that made great lights: for His mercy endureth
for the ages; The Sun to rule by day: for His mercy endureth for the
ages: The moon and stars to rule by night: for His mercy endureth for
the ages. To him that smote Egypt in their first-born: for his mercy
endureth for the ages: And brought out Israel from among them: for His
mercy endureth for the ages: With a strong hand, and with a stretched
out arm: for His mercy endureth for the ages. To him which divided the
Red sea into parts: for His mercy endureth for the ages: And made
Israel to pass through the midst of it: for His mercy endureth for the
ages: And overthrew Pharaoh and His host in the Red sea: for His mercy
endureth for the ages. To him which led Israel through the wilderness:
for His mercy endureth for the ages. To him which smote great kings:
for His mercy endureth for the ages: And slew famous kings: for His
mercy endureth for the ages: Such as with Sihon, king of the Amorites:
for His mercy endureth for the ages: Also Og, the king of Bashan: for
His mercy endureth for the ages: And gave their land for a Heritage:
for His mercy endureth for the ages: Even a Heritage unto Israel his
servant: for His mercy endureth for the ages: Who remembers ALL mankind
in a their low estate: for His mercy endureth for the ages: Who
redeemes good people from their enemies: for His mercy endureth for the
ages. Who giveth food to ALL mankind: for His mercy endureth for the
ages. O give thanks unto the God of Heaven: for His mercy endureth for
Ps. 138: 8 Your mercy, O Lord, endureth for the ages.
Jer. 33:11. Praise the Lord of hosts: for the Lord is good; for His mercy endureth for the ages.
Ps. 52:1. The goodness of God endureth continually.
God changes not:
Mal. 3:6. For I am the Lord, I change not.
James 1: 17. With whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Lk. 6 :36. Be thus [man] therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
[How many times does God have to say His mercy “endureth for all ages” for ALL mankind, until you believe His word?]
THE REMARKABLE VISION OF THE APOSTLE PETER
10: 11, and 11: 5. On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and
drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the house-top to pray,
about the sixth hour. He became very hungry, and would have eaten, but
while they made ready, He fell into a trance, and saw heaven opened,
and a certain vessel descending unto Him, as it had been a great sheet
knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: wherein were all
manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and
creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to Him:
“Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.” But Peter said, “Not so Lord, for I have
never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.” And the voice spake
unto Him again the second time: “What God hath cleansed, that call thou
not common.” This was done thrice; and the vessel was received up again
[The great sheet knit at the four corners, Dr.
Clarke thinks was intended to be an emblem of the universe and its
various nations, to the four corners of which the gospel was to extend.
The Jews and Gentiles, says the learned doctor, are certainly
represented by the clean and unclean animals in this large vessel.
These, by the ministry of the gospel, were to be offered up a spiritual
sacrifice to God. Peter was to be a prime instrument in this work: He
was to offer them to God, and rejoice in the work of His hands. The
spirit of the direction seems to be this: " The middle wall of
partition is now to be pulled down; the Jews and Gentiles are to become
one flock, under one shepherd and bishop of souls. Thou, Peter, shall
open the door of faith to the Gentiles, and be also, the minister of
the uncircumcision. “Rise up; already a blessed sacrifice is prepared:
Go and offer it to God, and let thy soul feed on the fruits of His
mercy and goodness, in thus showing His gracious design of saving both
Jews and Gentiles by Christ crucified." God, who first made the
distinction between Jews and Gentiles, has a right to remove it,
whenever and by whatever means He chooses. He, therefore, who made the
distinction, for wise purposes, between the clean and unclean now
pronounces all to be clean. He had authority to do the first: He has
authority to do the last. Both Jews and Gentiles came equally from God,
and to Him, both, by the preaching of the gospel, shall again return.
(Clarke upon Acts 10:11, 13, 15, 16.) ]
The wonderful Vision of St. Jn., the Divine
5: 13. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and
under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them,
heard I saying, ‘Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him
that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for the ages of the
Dr. Adam Clarke, in His note upon this passage,
observes, that "All parts of the Creation, animate and inanimate, are
represented here by that figure of speech, called prosopopacia, or
personification, as giving praise to the Lord Jesus." — “We find," says
the learned commentator, " that the Whole Creation gives precisely the
same praise, and in the same terms, to Jesus Christ, Who is undoubtedly
meant here by the Lamb just slain, as they give to God who sits upon
If there should be a doubt in the minds of any
as to the kind of worship here spoken of, let them consult the Letters
of Professor Stuart to Dr. Charming, in which they will find the
following remarks upon the above vision: "If this be not spiritual
worship, I am unable to produce a case, where worship can be called
spiritual and divine." In commenting upon Philippians 2: 10,11, He
says, things in heaven, earth, and under the earth, is a periphrasis
for the universe, and this universe, as He shows by His comments upon
John's vision, worships Christ with spiritual and divine worship. That
is, the worship is spiritual and divine, and the Universe are the