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16 reasons: God is the Saviour of all mankind!

01-12-2011 - Posted by Andre Piet

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A list of 16 Biblical facts

#1. God will not forsake the work of His hands. Everything is out of Him and through Him… and for Him. Psalm 138:8; Romans 11:36 #2. There is one God, i.e., Only One Who determines everything. He wants all men to be saved. “What His love aims to achieve, His power will not deny Him”. 1Timothy 2:4; Psalm 115:3; Job 42:2 #3. The whole world and all people belong to Christ Jesus. After all, He paid the ransom for all. We are twice His. First He made us and, secondly, He bought us. Romans 10:12; 1Timothy 2:6; Col.1:16 #4. The lost will always be found by God. If it will be otherwise, God would be the Loser. Luke 15:4 #5. God has locked up all mankind to disobedience, expressly, to show mercy to all. Romans 11:32 #6. God’s indignation, according to the Scripture, can be severe, but not endless. Endless are His mercies! His indignation lasts but a moment, a lifetime His benevolence. Lamentations 3:22, Psalm 30:5 #7. The word “eternity” in many Bible translations actually refers to an “eon” (Hebrew: olam, Greek: aion). An eon is a world-time, with a beginning and end. Hence, the eonian judgment lasts only to an “until”. 2Timothy 1:9; Isaiah 32:14,15 #8. The “eternal (eonian) life” and the “eternal (eonian) punishment” are respectively, the life and the punishment of the eon to come. There is also mention made of “the coming eons” and the “end of the eons.” Luke 18:30; Ephesians 2:7; Hebrews 9:26   #9. The so-called “hell” in Bible translations (Greek: Gehenna) is in reality the Valley of Hinnom in Jerusalem. In the future Kingdom of Peace, in that valley will be seen the carcasses of rebels. Isaiah 66:24, Matthew 5:22 #10. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 15, sees further into the future than does John in the final chapters of Revelation. Christ rules “during the eons of the eons”, but when death will be destroyed, Christ’s reign will end. Then, God will be “all in all”. Revelation 11:15; Revelation 22:1,5; 1Corinthians 15:22-28 #11. The “second death” is not the end. Death is the last enemy to be destroyed. All mankind will be made alive in the manner in which Christ, as the Firstfruit, has been made alive. Death will be swallowed up in victory! Revelation 20:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:22-28,54 #12. As by one man and one deed, all men were made sinners, so also by one Man and one deed, all men will be justified. Not one human-being excluded. Romans 5:18 #13. ALL is created by the Son of God’s love. ALL will be reconciled by Him. Colossians 1:16,20 #14. Eventually, every tongue will, from the heart, confess (Greek: ex-omologeo) that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10,11; cp Romans 10:9 and 1 Corinthians 12:3 #15. The living God is a Saviour of all men, especially of believers. This is the ‘prickly’ focus of Paul’s message, the apostle of the Gentiles. 1Timothy 4:9-11, 2:6,7 #16. The realization that One died for all is overwhelming. This love of Christ compels us to share this with others. Indeed, God’s grace nourishes us to a life in which He is glorified. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15, Titus 2:10-13

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