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Christian Universalism Foundation

Posted 06-25-2022 at 03:19 PM by legoman
Updated 06-26-2022 at 02:05 PM by legoman

Christian Universalism is preached throughout the scriptures. All of God's judgment, wrath, condemnation, fire are in harmony and unison with God's love - so much that it is Jesus'k one command for us, and those who do not love do not know God, because God IS LOVE. To know God is eternal (eonian) life, and to eternal (eonian) life is to love.

"If you declare with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
"No one can say Jesus is Lord, but by the Holy Spirit"
"Every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord"

Foundational statements:

1 Timothy 2
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

It is very plain, the 'all' is not limited though many will say it is. (Is it only really speaking of 'kings' and 'kinds' of people?) Other's say it is a 'weak' desire that will not be fulfilled, but Isaiah 46:10-11 and Isaiah 55:11 speak to the contrary - God's word will go out to achieve His purpose. If He desires it, He will do it.

We can seek out 2nd, 3rd and 4th witnesses:

Continued Context: 1 Timothy 2
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.m 2:5-6

1 Timothy 4
10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

God is the Saviour of ALL! And those that believed are saved in a special way -> they are the elect. But it does not preclude the rest from being saved.

1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Romans 5:18-19 "the many" made disobedient in Adam will be made righteous in Christ.
How are they made Righteous? How will they all repent?
We know in 1 Tim 2:4 God wants all men to be saved AND COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH. How?

Isaiah 26:9 for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
verse 10 says they don't learn righteousness by grace, but they do learn it in judgment.

Likewise Titus 2:11-12
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Do you see it?
God's grace & God's judgment do the SAME THING! Teach righteousness. That is the purpose and that is how all are made righteous as described in Romans 5.
When you have learned righteousness, you have changed -> you have repented!

Jesus came to take away the sin, defeat death and destroy the works of the devil. Will He do it? Ultimately he has defeated death

Col 1:20 tells us He will reconcile all things to Himself.

1 Cor 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

So eventually:
Romans 14:11
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

1 Cor 12:3 and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

Phil 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

This speaks to a joyful profession, a celebration of Christ our Lord: for He is LOVE and if you LOVE you know Him, and you have eternal (eonian) life.

Good news for all people, just as the angel in Luke 2:10 foretold!
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