Scriptures to the Witness of God being the Father of ALL, and Jesus being the Savior of ALL. Part 9.
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 this way (ALL, in caps are my doing), "Because he wills the salvation of ALL men, therefore he wills that ALL men should be prayed for; "I exhort, therefore, that, first of ALL, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for ALL men." (1 Tim. 2:1.) Would God inspire the hearts of His saints to pray for the salvation of ALL mankind, if He knew they would not ALL be saved?
Jesus came to do the will of God. "My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work." (John 4:34) "Lo, I come to do they will, O God." (Heb. 10:9)...The will of God is, that ALL men be saved. This is His will, by way of distinction and preeminence. Jesus came to save ALL men, not only those who lived on the earth while He was here, but ALL who lived before, and ALL who have since lived, and ALL who shall live in the future. Jesus gave Himself a ransom for ALL; He tasted death for every man; and unto Him, at last, every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess Him Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Such is the way of AMAZING GRACE!
The will of God cannot be resisted. "He doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?" (Dan. 4:35)...What God WILLS to take place, WILL take place. He WILLS the salvation of ALL men because God loves ALL men.
God does not change from His WILL to save ALL men. "He is in one mind, and who can turn him." (Job 23:13.)
God is love and love worketh no ill. "God is love." (1 John 4:8.) "Love worketh no ill." (Rom. 13:10)...There is no other argument. God's nature is the very essence of love, and love cannot be the origin of endless evil. If love worketh no ill, God can work no ill; and, therefore, God will not condemn His beloved creation to an never ending torture chamber of suffering in hell fire.
God loves ALL mankind. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son." John 3:16: and, as Jesus died for ALL men, Jesus dying for ALL men means God loves ALL men.
God even loves His enemies. For He requires men to love their enemies, which He could not do if He hated his. (Matt. 5:44) And Jesus declared, "for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil." (Luke 6:35.)...This is but an amplification of the preceding argument. If God loves His enemies, He certainly loves ALL men; for no one doubts that He loves His friends. Would God cause those to suffer endlessly whom He loves? Could you as a loving parent do that to your children?
God is wise; Would a wise, all knowing, all powerful, all loving God create beings, knowing they would suffer endlessly for eternity? God foresaw all the consequences of our creation when he made us. He knew fully what the result would be to each individual. Is it possible, that an infinite good and loving God would breathe life into a bit of dust, when it was clearly foreseen that endless evil would ensue that He would take offense to and banish them to the torture chamber of hell? No, no, no...a trillion times NO! God created His loved creation only to bless. "Love worketh no ill."
The wisdom of God is "full of mercy," and "without partiality." James 3:17. "Full of mercy," says Adam Clarke, i.e. "ready to pass by a transgression, and to grant forgiveness to those who offend; and PERFORMING EVERY POSSIBLE ACT OF KINDNESS." Why would a God of infinite power and ability, who "performs every possible act of kindness," not reconcile His fallen creation unto Himself. A God who is "without partiality," a God is no respecter of persons. If He is kind to ALL men, will He not perform every "possible act of kindness" to ALL men.