God’s Loving Restoration Extends Even to Sodom

And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they are things in earth, or things in heaven (Colossians 1:20).

Paul’s unequivocal testimony is the reconciliation of “all things” that have been alienated from God. The context is abundantly clear – the “all things created” are the “all things” reconciled. God will leave no corner of His vast and wonderful universe outside of His unfailing love.

This reconciliation is truly universal! No creature will be left out. Nothing will be left alienated or unreconciled to God. There will be an entire, universal “restoration of all things.”

For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things … (Romans 11:36).

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

Even Sodom!

Even Sodom, the great example of God’s wrath and judgment, will not be exempt from the restoration of God’s Love.

And your elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at your left hand: and your younger sister, that dwells at your right hand, is Sodom and her daughters. Yet you have not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, you were corrupted more than they in all your ways. As I live, says the Lord GOD, Sodom your sister has not done, she nor her daughters, as you have done, you and your daughters. … When I shall turn back their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then will I turn back the captivity of your captives in the midst of them: … When your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then you and your daughters shall return to your former estate (Ezekiel 16:46-48, 53, 55).

Praise the Lord! He is indeed the Loving Lord of both the dead and the living.

For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living (Romans 14:9).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
The Salvation of All
© 2005-2010

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