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Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 16

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Death...the last enemy, will be destroyed. 1 Cor. 15. 26. If death is the last enemy, and if death shall be destroyed, there will be no enemies to  relationship with God for man remaining after the resurrection, Paul, in his account of the resurrection, does not teach the existence of sin. "So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption...it is raised incorruption...it is raised in glory...it is raised in power...it is raised a spiritual body." 1 Cor.  15: 42-44. The victory cry by Paul, "O death where is thy sting?" That surely means, that sin was absent, for "the sting of death is sin."

Paul records, "that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them." (2 Cor. 5:19) Notice It does not say, that God was in Christ reconciling Himself to the world, for He was never un-reconciled to the world; but God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. By the phrase "the world&qu…

Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 15

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Part 15

Peter saw, in the vision of the vessel like a sheet knit at the four corners, that all men came down from heaven; that they are all encircled in the kind care of God, while here on earth; and , that "all will be drawn up again into heaven." See Acts 10; and 11) We are not to call unclean what God has called clean.

Paul says that the free gift of life is given to ALL people, as the sin of one was inflicted upon All people. "As, by the offense of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life." (Rom. 5:18) Wow, what a Savior. It teaches us, that the free gift of eternal life affects ALL as the sin of one man did affect ALL. On the one hand we are told, judgment came upon ALL men by sin; on the other we find, that "the free gift came upon ALL men unto justification of life." This free gift is eternal life, see Rom. 6:23.

Paul also says, "For as by one …

Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 14

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Part 14

Isaiah said, "the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and ALL flesh shall see it together." (Isa. 40:5) This is the declaration of God, for the prophet adds, "the mouth of the lord hath spoken it." If the Lord hath declared, that ALL flesh shall see his glory together, it will be done.

Isaiah represents the Gospel as being completely successful in accomplishing the purpose for which it was sent into the world"...that, as the rain and snow come down from heaven, and return not thither, but water the earth, and cause it to bring forth and bud, so shall the word of God be; it shall not return void, but it shall accomplish the divine pleasure, and prosper in the thing for which God sent it. (Isa. 45:10,11) Therefore, if we believe that God sent the Gospel to benefit ALL mankind, will not that  be  completely accomplished. If any reject the Gospel, and are lost forever, can it be said in truth, that God's word does not return unto Him void?

Isaiah said of…

Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 13

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The prophets have spoken of the restitution of all things. "And He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you, whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of ALL things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets, since the world began." (Acts 3:20,21)  "And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you, (but who hath been crucified, and hath ascended unto heaven, and ) whom the heaven must receive (or contain) until the times of restitution of ALL things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of ALL his holy prophets since the world began."

The "restitution of ALL things" begins in this life; but it will be completed and finished in the life hereafter. It is the putting of things back into God's created original condition. A. Clarke, on this passage says. "Man was originally created in God's image; but the divine image has been obscured by sin; and men now bear the image of the …

Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 12

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Part 12

According to Gen. 12:16-18, Heb. 6:13, God has confirmed His promise by an oath. But a more striking passage, perhaps, is this..."I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear, surely shall say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength." (Isaiah 45:23,24) The words of Adam Clarke on the oath of God, are worthy of thoughtful contemplation. On the phrase "he sware by himself," Clarke says, "He pledged his eternal power and Godhead for the fulfillment of the promise; there was no being superior to himself, to whom he could make appeal, or by whom he could be bound; therefore he appeals to and pledges his immutable truth and godhead."

On Heb. 6:13, the same commentator remarks, "The promise pledged his faithfulness and justice; the oath all the infinite perfections of his godhead; for he sware by himself. There is a good saying in Be…

Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 11

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Part 11

God promised to Abraham, his servant, that he would bless all mankind, in his seed. "In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed." (Gen. 12:3) "In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed." (Gen. 22:18)...All the nations of the earth, all the families of the earth, according to this promise, are to be blessed in the seed of Abraham.

The language is inclusive: it is without any condition. "All the nations of the earth shall be blessed." And who is this "seed of Abraham," in whom all the nations and families of the earth shall be blessed? Adam Clarke says, in his note on Gen. 12:3, "in thy posterity, in the Messiah, who shall spring from thee, shall all families of the earth be blessed; for as he shall take on him human nature, from the posterity of Abraham, he shall taste death for every man; his gospel shall be preached throughout the world, and innumerable blessings be derived on all mankind, through his deat…

Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 10

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God's pleasure is in favor of the salvation of ALL men; and therefore, neither death, sin, nor pain, can be the ultimate object of God for man's ultimate destiny.
 "As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked." (Ezek. 33:11) Death and sin and pain may exist for a time; but if God has no pleasure in them of themselves, would they not be avenues which He uses to fulfill His ultimate pleasure?  The end in which God rests as His pleasure, design, or purpose, must be to the benefit of His beloved because He is essentially a benevolent God. How can death, sin, or pain be his ultimate plan or pleasure; could they not the means by which His holy justice and righteous designs are brought to completion?

God created all men expressly for His pleasure, and, therefore, not for torture in the fires of hell, unless He takes pleasure in man's suffering. "Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." (Rev.…

Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 9.

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It is beyond doubt that Christ will save all that the Father hath given him. "All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me, and him that cometh to me I will in nowise cast out." (John 6:37)...These three propositions are irrefutable evidence of the final state of ALL men...God hath given ALL things to Christ...All that God hath given Him shall come to Him...him that cometh He will in nowise cast out. All are given; ALL shall come; and none shall be cast out. GRACE UNLIMITED...AMAZING indeed!

It is the WILL of God that ALL men shall be saved. "Who will have ALL men to be saved, and come unto the knowledge of the truth." (1Tim. 2:4) "ALL MEN", in this passage, is not just referring to ALL within the Community of the Redeemed, but, also includes ALL the Community of Humanity.

God inspires the hearts of the Community of the Redeemed to pray for the salvation of ALL men, and say, as Jesus said, "Thy will be done." (Matt. 6:10)...Adam Clarke puts it…

Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 8.

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Part 8.

"Have we not all one Father? Hath not one God created us?" (Mal. 2:10)

If God is the Father of ALL mankind...No one will spend eternity in damnation in some religious hell hole. There is not human father that would subject his children to inhumane torture and suffering for a few minutes let alone for eternity. God is a far more loving father than any human father, therefore tell me if you can...How can He dam the majority of His beloved creation to suffering hell torture for eternity?

God is the Creator of ALL men. "He hath made of one blood, all nations of men, to dwell on all the face of the earth." (Acts 17:26)

To think that God would create humans knowing that the vast majority would spend eternity in a torture chamber of hell, is to charge Him of ceasing to love His beloved humanity by somehow losing His love for them and amass the utmost hatred for them after they die, if they did not side with Him while they were alive. This act would be cruel and heart…

Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 7

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Part 7

Ok, let's explore to see if the people who accuse me of not using scripture verses in my post because there is none to support God being the Father of All and Jesus being the Savior of ALL.

So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “SON, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” (Matt. 9:1-2) is a strong passage supporting forgiveness. Notice the man doesn't confess, repent, cry out, mourn, or beg, yet Jesus forgives him as a representative of His  loving Father. Did you take note of the word SON! This man is not "born again". This is pre-cross, yet Jesus lets the man realize he needs to know the Father forgives him...before he asks. Jesus also lets him know that he is a son and belongs to the family of God.

Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for …

Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 6

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Part 6

Now...at least for most people who believe in God...there is unanimity in believing that God is the originator and creator, of all things, including Adam and the adamic race or as we know it...humanity.

Luke, in giving us the genealogy of Christ traces His family tree all the way back to Genesis? He says in Luke 3:37-38, "...the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of ADAM, the SON OF GOD."

This portion of scripture establishes that Adam is the son of God. If one believes that Adam was a literal human being, the consensuses is he was first of the human race. That being so...ALL other humanoids are his siblings. Which would make God the Father of ALL people...would it not?

Now, if God is not the Father of ALL people, the question begging to be asked is: when did God cease being the Father of the vast majority of humanity? Adam was the first of the human race, was he not? G…