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Salvation of All in the New Testament

I have already dealt with most of the problematic passages in my other study, Hell is Not Endless Punishment, so I’m just going to focus on the verses that proclaim the true Gospel, the salvation of all.

The Gospels

Mat 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Mat 18:12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
Mat 18:13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
Mat 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

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Salvation of All in the New Testament

I have already dealt with most of the problematic passages in my other study, Hell is Not Endless Punishment, so I’m just going to focus on the verses that proclaim the true Gospel, the salvation of all.

The Gospels

Mat 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Mat 18:12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
Mat 18:13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
Mat 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Through this parable the heart of our heavenly Father is clearly revealed…
he cares about every one of his sheep and will not let any perish.

In Matthew, Christ instructs Peter to endlessly forgive his brother who sins
against him. If this is Christ’s doctrine, then He must forgive us for our
transgressions against him and his Father as well.

Mat 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother
sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Mat 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but,
until seventy times seven.

In Luke, the good news of the gospel is for ALL PEOPLE.

Luk 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

As Christ was hanging on the cross, he asks his father to forgive those who
were crucifying him. If they are forgiven for crucifying the son of God, who
cannot be forgiven?

Luk 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what
they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

This next verse is self explanatory.

Joh 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold
the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Why was Christ sent into the world?

Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be saved.

Many people read the word “might” and conclude that it is only a possibility
that Christ could save the world, when in reality it is a declaration of Christ’s
mission that he WILL save the whole world. Young’s literal translation is a bit
more clear.

Joh 3:17 YLT For God did not send His Son to the world that he may judge
the world, but that the world may be saved through him;

Christ will accomplish the will of the Father. But what is the will of the
Father?

1Ti 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the
knowledge of the truth.

Joh 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that
cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
Joh 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the
will of him that sent me.
Joh 6:39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which
he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again
at the last day.

Who will Christ draw unto himself?

Joh 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this
world be cast out.
Joh 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto
me.

Acts

Here in Acts, Peter explains God’s plan to save all, as witnessed by the
prophets long ago.

Act 3:19 ESV Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be
blotted out,
Act 3:20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,
Act 3:21 whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the
things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets
long ago.
Act 3:22 Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me
from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.
Act 3:23 And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet
shall be destroyed from the people.’
Act 3:24 And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those
who came after him, also proclaimed these days.
Act 3:25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God
made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall
all the families of the earth be blessed.’

Paul’s Writings

I’m going to quote a number of passages from the book of Romans to show
how Paul taught the salvation of all.
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Rom 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for
the ungodly.
Rom 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for
a good man some would even dare to die.
Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Rom 5:17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much
more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of
righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Rom 5:18 Therefore as by the offence 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 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made
sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Rom 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But
where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
Rom 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Paul draws the comparison between Adam bringing death to all, so Christ
brings righteousness to all. If all have sinned, then all shall be saved! To
further emphasize the point, it is shown that grace abounds more than
sin.

These verses in Romans 8 clearly reveal that God is the one who subjected
the creation to vanity, and will then deliver us from bondage.

Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.
Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by
reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the
bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

In Romans 11, Paul explains the mystery of how the temporary blindness of
Israel is actually used to save the Gentiles, and then BOTH will be saved.

Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this
mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part
is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Rom 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall
come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Rom 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their
sins.
Rom 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but
as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
Rom 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now
obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your
mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he
might have mercy upon all.

We’ll end our quotes from Romans with this statement.

Rom 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall
bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

We have already gone over some of these verses in 1 Corinthians, but they
are certainly worth reading again.

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward
they that are Christ’s at his coming.

1Co 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the
Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God
may be all in all.

1Co 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we
shall all be changed,

1Co 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy
victory?
1Co 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ.

Paul says in 2 Corinthians that God is reconciling THE WORLD unto himself
through Christ, and does not impute their trespasses to them.

2Co 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by
Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
2Co 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto
himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed
unto us the word of reconciliation.

The book of Ephesians says that God is going to gather together into one, all
things in Christ.

Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Eph 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to
his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather
together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which
are on earth; even in him:

The fullness of God’s Spirit is going to be in every one of his children. This is
a second witness to what Paul says in 1 Cor. 15, that God will be all in all.

Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead,
and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion,
and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which
is to come:
Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the
head over all things to the church,
Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all
heavens, that he might fill all things.)

Here is God’s end goal, to have everyone bow to Jesus.

Php 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name
which is above every name:
Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things
in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Php 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

This does not mean that they should bow, as if it is a suggestion or
command that is not followed, but rather a statement of what will happen.

Rom 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall
bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Rom 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

ALL things are subdued unto Christ. All shall be made like him.

Php 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for
the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Php 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto
his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to
subdue all things unto himself.

Christ will reconcile ALL THINGS unto himself, including his enemies. We are
commanded to love our enemies, so why would God do any less than he
commands us to do.

Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to
reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things
in earth, or things in heaven.
Col 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind
by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
Col 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and
unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Mat 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
Mat 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use
you, and persecute you;
Mat 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for
he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on
the just and on the unjust.
Mat 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not
even the publicans the same?
Mat 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others?
do not even the publicans so?
Mat 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is
perfect.

Is God a hypocrite or will he treat his enemies with love and forgive his own
rebellious children?

Why did Jesus come into the world?

1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ
Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Who does God desire to be saved?

1Ti 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the
knowledge of the truth.
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the
man Christ Jesus;
1Ti 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Who did Christ come to save?

1Ti 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
1Ti 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust
in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that
believe.
1Ti 4:11 These things command and teach.

Can God do what he desires to do, or is he limited in some way?

Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the
things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will
do all my pleasure:

To who has God’s grace appeared?

Tit 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

Other New Testament Writings

For whom did Christ taste death?

Heb 2:8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he
put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But
now we see not yet all things put under him.
Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for
the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the
grace of God should taste death for every man.
Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all
things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their
salvation perfect through sufferings.
Heb 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of
one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

Is Christ going to destroy the power of death and redeem Satan as well?

Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood,
he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he
might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Read this article for more on this topic:

Will Satan and his Angels Be Saved?

Who does the Lord desire to perish and who will come to repentance?

2Pe 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with
the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should
perish, but that all should come to repentance.

For whom is Christ the propitiation? Did he only die for the sins of those who
obey him now in this life?

1Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but
also for the sins of the whole world.

For whom is Christ the savior?

1Jn 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to
be the Saviour of the world.

What is Christ going to do to the works of the devil and the devil himself?

1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might
destroy the works of the devil.

1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he
himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

We’ll conclude with these two passages in the book of Revelation

Rev 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song
of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God
Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
Rev 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for
thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before
thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and
there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall
there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things
new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

The revelation that all are going to be saved is a Milk Doctrine, a beginning
foundational principal of the doctrine of Christ.

I encourage you to read the following studies on the six milk doctrines. It
will form the foundation for your further understanding of God’s word.

Milk Doctrine Studies

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss anything in this
study or ask any other question. I am here to be a helper of your joy.

With much love in Christ,

Mitch Kuhn
mitchkuhn@gmail.com

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  • Ben Steinke

    Hello! I noticed that when I downloaded the mp3 file to this lesson, it would not play when I clicked on it. You may have a bad file here, because the other mp3 files in this series played just fine when I clicked on them. Just wanted to give you a heads-up on that! Thanks, and always cool to listen to these lessons!

    BEN

  • MitchellKuhn

    I’ll get it fixed, thank you.

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