1 Timothy 4:10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.John 12: 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw [helkuo=DRAG] all peoples to Myself.”
The blind say, ‘Yes, but it is says ‘Savior of those who believe‘ –
Yes that is correct…Only those who believe shall be saved…
Well then what happens to the majority who do not believe?
Have you not heard of the Resurrection?
Jn 5:28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which ALL WHO ARE IN THE GRAVES will hear His voice 29 and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation(judgement).
All who are in the graves?
That means EVERYONE who is dead at that time.
What happens at that Resurrection then?
God tells us through brother Isaiah —
Isa 45:21b…And there is no other God besides Me,
A just God and a Savior;
There is none besides Me.
“Look to Me, and be saved,
All you ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
I HAVE SWORN BY MYSELF!!!(God promised);
The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness,
And shall not return,
That to Me EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW!
EVERY TONGUE SHALL TAKE AN OATH;
He shall say,
‘Surely in the Lord I have righteousness and strength.
To Him men shall come, ……..
At that Resurrection ALL THOSE RAISED up who died not having believed in their earthly life…shall bow their knee = ie – SURRENDER TO JESUS…and swear or confess or declare that JESUS IS THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THEIR STRENGTH OR LIFE.
That means they shall be born again at the RESURRECTION!!
But!? But? Most say..
What about the Lake of Fire? Aren’t they cast into a burning lake of fire to be tormented forever and ever in there?
No it is not a literal place, for OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE.
These ones shall begin their walk with Father God just as Hebrews 12 explains–
The consuming fire shall chasten and discipline and train them as sons and daughters of God JUST AS HE HAS BEEN DOING WITH us who were chosen as First fruits before the great majority of people.
God shall drag all people to Jesus –EVEN AFTER THEY DIE…FOR THEY SHALL BE RAISED UP in the resurrection and be born anew at the throne.
There are still many ages to come as Paul said in Eph 2:7 in which the Gospel of grace shall be preached and declared until all are walking in it…
Of course there are many more things we could say.
And if you are totally new to this message a huge stumbling block to overcome is the fact that the KJV and most others that stem from it have translated a very important word which simply means an age of time..or length of time to mean “eternity” and “forever” and “eternal.”
That word is olam olam in Hebrew and Aionian in Greek.
Of course the ‘eternal life’ we receive or “aionian zoe” is eternal because it is God Himself that is that LIFE.
The judgement or condemnation…it should be called “correction” – for God corrects those whom He loves–and he loves all…that judgement ONLY LASTS AS LONG AS IS NEEDED TO CORRECT THE SINNER…NOT FOR EVER!!
God is bringing all people into the same image as His Son Jesus..and as you must know that takes time..but not eternity. God has created the AGES for this purpose.
Hebrews 1:2 –>has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the “worlds“
– [NOT WORLDS!! But EONS…AGES…periods of time!]
SEE Ephesians 2 and rejoice… 2:6 “and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that IN THE AGES TO COME He might show(preach, declare, publish) the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” And this Gospel of Grace shall CONTINUE to be preached in each age until all are “found beneath His FEET” surrendered to His LOVE…loving one another and receiving Jesus as their LIFE and their Righteousness.