THE PROMISES TO ALL MANKIND
VERSES SUPPORTING
THE
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).

    Apparently, the 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].''





    In the 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 this 'delight'.

''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?'' --MANFORD


''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!"''
(Luke 2:14)

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)


''And 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)





''And 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.''  (Interpretation)





    Notice here 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.''


[...of 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.''


[“And 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]





Isaiah 45:22-23.


“Face 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.


''All the families of the nations shall worship before Him.''                                  


 [“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]





Titus 2:11.    


‘‘The saving grace of God made its advent to ALL HUMANITY.''   


[This 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 Moore]





Rom. 11: 11.   


''I 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.''  


[Israel 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.         


‘‘Salvation unto the ends of the earth.''                                                                 


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.        


‘‘Given 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.   


''Every 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)


[Is. 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.   


''Israel (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.   


''We 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)


[''For 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.





Jude 1:3   


''Beloved, (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 believe.]





Ps. 68: 20.


"''Our EL is an EL of grand salvation, And Yahweh, my Lord, belong the exits from death.''


[The 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.    


''Say 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.''


[''Say 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,''


[''I 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.]





Hose 1:7.    


''Yet on the house of Judah will I have compassion, and I will save them by Yahweh, their Elohim.''  


[God 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.    


''Yet, 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.''


["...and 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)


[''For 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)...''


[''The 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.''


[See 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.   


''For 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.]


[''For God 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.''


[''We (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.   


''"Faithful is the saying, and worthy of every-all welcome, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, foremost of whom am I.''


[''This [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?]





Acts 3:20-21.

“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.   


''Now 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 people Israel.''


[‘’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.   


''I 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]


[The 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.


''The 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.”


[''Observe 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.'' -- MANFORD]





Titus 3:5.  


''"Not 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.   


"''Much 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 life."


[...being now justified by His blood, we mankind WILL be saved from wrath through him......we Mankind WILL be saved by His life.]





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.''


[''I 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.''


[Savior 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.   


''...for 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.'' (CLV)


[''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.''


[“But 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.''


[God 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.   


''Wait, Israel, for Yahweh; for with Yahweh is kindness, and with His abundant ransom and He will ransom Israel from all its depravities.''


[“Let 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.   


''From 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.''


[''I 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.''       


''The 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]





Is. 51:11.   


''The 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 and sighing.''


[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.]





Is. 63:9.  


''...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,''  


[Who 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 Jesus Christ.]





Gal. 3: 13.   


''Christ 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',''


[Christ 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.   


''...being 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.   


''For all have sinned and are lacking of the glory of God. Being justified gratuitously in His grace, through the deliverance which is in Christ Jesus.''


[''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.  


''It 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.   


''For 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.]





Eph. 1:7.   


''...in whom we have the deliverance through His blood, the forgiveness of offenses (sins) in accord with the riches of His grace.''


[All 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.]





Eph. 1.9-10

“Having 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.”
[God 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 their salvation.]


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.''


[Grieve 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]


[The 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]


[''Who 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.”


[This 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.'


[And '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]


[The 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.   


“Through 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.”


[''...by His 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 unlimited atonement!





Rom. 4: 25.   


''Who was given up because of our offenses (sins), and was roused because of our justifying.''


[Jesus 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


“But 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 justification.”





Rom. 5: 18.   


''Consequently, 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 righteousness of one               


           judgment cam                   v.   free gift of life came


          upon 100% ALL humans  v.  upon 100% ALL humans                             


          to condemnation                v.  unto justification of life.





''Observe, 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.   


“For even as, through the disobedience of the one man, the many were constituted sinners, thus also, through the One, the many shall be constituted just."   


[“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."    (CLV)   


    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 (Adam)               v.                  thus also, through the one


          (Jesus)   disobedience (of one)           v.                  the obedience of one


          the many (all Adam's descendents)   v.                  the many shall (will)        


          were made sinners                              v.                  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?


And this 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
''Yet 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)
[Paul 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.   


''...that being justified in that One's grace, we may be becoming enjoyers, (according) in expectation, of the allotment of life eonian.''


[“…being 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?''


[i.e. 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 anyone?]





THE GLAD TIDINGS BRING Pardon of Imperfection


Ezekiel 33:11.


“ '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 live.”

[''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.'' -- G. Howe]



Ex. 34: 7.   


''…keeping 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)   


[i.e. ‘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.''


[“And (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.”


[''I 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.''


[“For 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.   


''Who 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)


[RE-INTERPRETATION:  "''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.


“Jehovah 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.   


''For 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 reminded.''


[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.   


''If your sins be as double scarlet, as snow shall they be white. If they are reddened as crimson, as wool shall they become.''  


['Your' = ''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! -- Manford]





CHAPTER - 2





THE GLAD TIDINGS


BRING PARDON Of ALL the Worlds Transgressions





Ps. 103:3.  


“Who forgiveth ALL thine [mankind’s] iniquities; who healeth ALL thy [mankind's] diseases.”





Jer. 33: 8.  


''I 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 me.''  


[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.]





Eph. 1:7.


''…in whom we are having the deliverance through His blood, the forgiveness of offenses in accord with the riches of His grace.”


[“In 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.   


“Let 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.”


[CLV with 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.]


Gal. 1:4.  


''Who gave himself [a ransom] for our sins [man’s transgressions].''


[CLV:  "''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.”


[“And 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.]





Rev. 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


[“Unto 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.”


['Behold 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 universe.''


''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.  


“...God 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.   


“For 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.”


[“For 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 believe.]





Col. 1: 21.   


“And you, being once estranged and enemies in comprehension, by wicked acts, yet now He reconciles.”


[“And 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 or not.]





Eph. 2: 16, 17.   


“…and 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.”  (KJV)]


Heb. 2: 17.   


“Whence, He 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 people.”   


[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.   


“(that) 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 heavens.”


[“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.    


“For 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?”


[“For 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.   


“And 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’ “


[“And 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.  


 “I 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].”


[“I 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 possessor.]





Gal. 4: 4-5.   


“Now 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]


["God 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.   


''So 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.   


''...in 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 Beloved:"


[''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.   


‘‘Be ye perceiving! What manner of love the Father has given to us, that we may be being called (the) 'offspring-children of God' ''   CLV LITERAL


[''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.   


''Beloved, 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.''


[''Beloved, 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]





Rom. 8:17.   


''Yet 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 also.''


[''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]?''


[This 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.  


''...in 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.'' - CLV


[''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.   


''...according 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.''


[''Thou 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.





Is. 52:6.  


''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.  


''And 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.''   


[In 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.]





Is. 11:9.   


''...for 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.''


[''For 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.]





Is. 54:13.   


''And 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.]





Is. 2:3.   


''...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


[KEY 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."'']





Jn. 16:13.   


''Howbeit, when the Spirit of truth is come, He WILL guide you [mankind] into ALL truth.'' - KJV


[This makes even more sense, after reading: ''God works ALL (things, humans, & etc.) to the good’’, because, God 'wills' ALL men to be becoming saved.]





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.''


Acts 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.   


''Now 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.' "''  


[''And the 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.   


‘‘To you first, God, - raising His boy (Greek: 'paida') ['Son' = Jesus], commissions Him to bless you (in)by turning away each of you from your wickedness.''


[''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.''


[Interesting 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.  


''I 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





Hosea 14:4.   


''I WILL heal their [mankind’s] backsliding; I WILL love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.'' -  KJV


[For 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.   


''Yet 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.''  


[''Christ 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.   


''Who 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


Ps. 103:4.   


''Who 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.      


''And 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


[''Then 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





1John 1:7.


''The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us [mankind] from ALL sin (transgression).'' - KJV





Is. 1: 25.    


''And 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.    


''And 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.    


''...besides carrying on all by His powerful declaration, -making a cleansing of sins, is seated at the right hand of the Majesty in the heights.'' - CLV.  


[This verse does not seem to allude to any limitations of sins.]





Titus 2: 14.     


''Who -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.


''Though 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.


Is. 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 the nations."


    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."''





Is. 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.''





Is. 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


Eph. 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 Earth--"





All shall serve Him


Dan. 7: 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 Him.'']





All shall fear, glorify, and worship the Lord


Rev. 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]


[Interpretation:   ''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


Matt. 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


1 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]





Propitiation


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.





Intercessor


Rom. 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


Rom. 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.


Rom. 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.


[All 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 passage.]


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.


Rev, 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


Heb. 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


Rev. 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.


[“OUR” = ‘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.]








OBJECTIONS  ANSWERED





Objection I.    


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.]





Ps. 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


[Another 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.]





Ps. 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.'' - CLV





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


[What 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?]





Is. 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 Himself.]





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.]





Is. 60: 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.]





Is. 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





Zech. 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.]





Zech. 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 unto Him.]





Gen. 49: 10.     ''...and unto Him [WILL] the gathering of the people [be].'' - KJV





Is. 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 othewise.]





Is. 51: 11.     ''The redeemed of the Lord WILL return, and come with singing unto Zion.'' - KJV





Ps. 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'?]





Jn. 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


[This 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.'' -





Jn. 16: 15.    ''ALL that the Father hath are mine.'' - KJV  [Seems that the Father has ALL 'everyone', and gives them to Christ.]





Jn. 17:10.       ''And ALL mine are thine, and thine are mine.'' - KJV





Ps. 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    


[He 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.]





Objection II.


A 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 unto Him.]





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.]





Ez. 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 eonian ages.]





Job 22: 27.      ''Men shall make prayers unto Him, and He WILL Hear them.''


Is. 58: 9.      ''Then shall men call, and the Lord WILL answer; men shall cry, and He WILL say, Here I am.''


Is. 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.''


Is. 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.''


Zech. 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.]





Jer. 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.'' - KJV


[Looks like here we see that only God can give a man the heart to 'know' Him, free will not withstanding.]





Jer. 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 God.''- KJV


[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'.]





Jer. 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


Ez. 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.''





Deut. 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  


[''And 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 all Humans.]





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   


[Sounds 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 today.]





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





Is. 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.





Acts 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.]  


[Obviously, "ALL" 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.]





Is. 43: 16.       ''These things WILL I do unto them and not forsake [forever, any one of] them.''- KJV with interpretations.





ALL WILL become Perfect


Is. 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.]





Is. 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.'' -KJV


[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


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 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


James 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.


[i.e. 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 interpretations.


    (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 away.                  in the resurrection.





Result.


2 Cor. 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


Acts 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 interpretations.











Ungodliness Turned Away


Rom. 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


Rom. 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.]





Phil. 2: 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 interpretations.


[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


Rom. 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.





Objection III.


This 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 mortem conversions.]





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.''"    -- AV


[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 things.


Age-enduring Life a free Gift


Rom. 6:23.      ''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  ]





Rom.5: 18.   ''...even so, by the righteousness of one [the free gift came] upon ALL men, unto justification of life.'' - KJV.


[''Consequently, 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 ADAM  (cause)                               BY Second Adam CHRIST (reverse cause)


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%





Eph. 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.]





Titus 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 life.''  


[''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


Phil. 3:21.   


''Who 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.





1 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 CREATED BEINGS.]





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 interpretations.





1 Cor. 15:42.   ''It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption:''- KJV with interpretations.


[According to the above passages, ALL of Adam’s descendants are raised up and given incorruptible bodies, whether they be saved and righteous or not.]





1 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.





1 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 interpretations.





1 Cor. 15: 51.   ''Behold, I show mankind a mystery: mankind WILL not ALL sleep, but Mankind WILL ALL be changed!''- KJV with interpretations.


1 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 interpretations.


 


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 made alive


    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!





Rev. 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.





Rev. 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.]





Rev. 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.]





Rev. 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.''


[I 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”.]














Objection IV


The 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!]





Jer. 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 following verse:]





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.


[Appears 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.]





Lam. 3: 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.]





Ps. 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.


[This “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.]





Objection V


God WILL 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”]


Ps. 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 the ages.


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


Acts 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 into heaven.


[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


Rev. 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 ages’.


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 the throne."


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 worshippers!