Salvation

 

 

21. Will God eventually save all men in His great mercy?

 

 

No, I don’t believe at all that God will eventually save all mankind, because such a doctrine is contrary to the teaching of the Scripture, which states several times and in various ways that many human beings will be condemned.

Jesus said: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat” (Matthew 7:13), and also that when He comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, those on the left hand shall go away into everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46), and again that he who does not believe in the Gospel will be condemned (Mark 16:16), and that on that day those who have done evil will rise to be condemned (John 5:29).

Paul says that God will render “unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile” (Romans 2:8-9); he says that the end of the enemies of the cross is destruction (Philippians 3:19) and also that “God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction” (Romans 9:22 – NKJV).

Peter says that “the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men” (2 Peter 3:7 – NKJV).

John says that in the vision he had on the island called Patmos, he heard Him who sat on the throne say the following words: “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:7-8), and he says also that on the day of judgement anyone not found written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire, which is the second death (Revelation 20:15).

 

 

 

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