They Just Don’t Know

Posted April 6, 2019 by SandreS
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Comfort yourself, with this thought, with this truth, that no matter how black things may look at present, however much evil and sin seem to triumph, however much sickness and disease may wreck this mortal frame, we have a Savior Who is Lord of all, One Who is fully capable of grappling with our unsolved problems, however formidable they might be, and solving them so marvelously that He will be universally acclaimed Lord to the glory of God the Father.

Let no one, therefore, deceive you into thinking that this will never come to pass, will never be true, that it is only a pipe dream, that all will not eventually be saved, that some will be (as they express it) “eternally lost.” Those who speak thus evidently don’t know the God Whom they profess to love and worship; don’t know the Scriptures they profess to believe; don’t know the Savior and the true value of His death for them, and for all. For He said,

And I, if I should be exalted out of the earth, shall be drawing all to Myself (John 12:32).

Leon Albert Bynoe (1895-1983)
The Divine Reconciliation of the Universe
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The Un-Frustrated God

Posted April 4, 2019 by SandreS
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Since the evangel which we receive centers on God’s achievement, and not man’s, it leads to His glory. “The evangel of the glory of the happy God” (I Timothy 1:11) is a message that tells us that God will not be frustrated in His will to save all mankind (I Timothy 2:4). Man cannot eternally oppose his Creator’s will, especially when this will is based on the blood of the cross of God’s beloved Son (Colossians 1:20).

Arthur C. Lamb
The Divine Reconciliation of the Universe
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The True Meaning of Judgment

Posted April 2, 2019 by SandreS
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“Punishment” is a word I have come to hate, for men have so fearfully misused it of God’s operations. Once we see that all of God’s dealings are with a view to the eventual reconciliation of all, the idea of punitive retribution, introduced by corrupt theology, will become abhorrent. We must remember that the object of all God’s operations are rooted in love and fruited in reconciliation. If God is love, He cannot be orthodox. Before there can be a universal reconciliation, each one must be set right with God, and this is accomplished at the judging. Such indeed is the true meaning of judgment.

A.E. Knoch (1874-1965)
The Problem of Evil, pages 231-236
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None Left Out

Posted April 1, 2019 by SandreS
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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 should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10-11).

This verse speaks of ultimate reconciliation, and it is truly universal! None will be left out. None will be left alienated or unreconciled to God. How else could it be, for, “of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all” (Romans 11:36).

And when all things shall be subdued to Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject to Him Who put all things under Him, that God may be All in all (I Corinthians 15:21-28).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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God’s Unlimited Saviorhood

Posted March 28, 2019 by SandreS
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Faithful is the saying and worthy of all welcome (for for this are we toiling and being reproached), that we rely on the living God, Who is the Savior of all mankind, especially of believers. These things be charging and teaching (I Timothy 4:9-11).

Here we are told that the living God is the Savior of all mankind. Dear brethren, let us carefully consider this statement.

Will God’s will for mankind be fulfilled (I Timothy 2:4-6)? Surely we recoil from any suggestions that it can fail. Yet how many accept and rejoice in this faithful saying? Howbeit, we who believe that God is operating the Universe, we will accept it.

Others seek to limit it to believers, but they overlook the significance of the double statement. That there is a special salvation for believers is plainly stated, but this does not limit the other part of the statement; rather does it emphasize it.

Edgar Gerald Jones
The Divine Reconciliation of the Universe
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Is There No Effective Saving Plan?

Posted March 27, 2019 by SandreS
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More than half of every generation since Christ died have never even heard His name. Can it be that He Who counts the very hairs of our heads and lets not a sparrow fall to the ground without His notice, has no effective saving plan for these lost human creatures? He Who provides for the fowls of the air, should He not have a plan for every detail of every life and the ability to accomplish it? We believe just such a plan exists.

W.H. Hammon
Associate of Charles H. Pridgeon (1863-1932), Pittsburgh Bible Institute
The Divine Reconciliation of the Universe
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The Pursuing Love of God

Posted March 24, 2019 by SandreS
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God will seek us. How long? Until He finds us. And when He’s found the last little shriveling, rebellious soul and has depopulated hell, then death will be swallowed up in victory, and Christ will turn over all things to the Father that He may be all and in all. Then every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

— Clarence Jordan (1912-1969)
New Testament Greek scholar, founder of Koinonia Community, author of Cotton Patch Series and inspiration for Habitat for Humanity
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