Post details: Universal Forgiveness = TRUE Universal Salvation = FALSE.


Permalink 06:37:39 pm, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent, 524 words   English (US)

Universal Forgiveness = TRUE

Universal Salvation = FALSE.

One would need to be a bit of a Bible ignoramus (not that it stops theologians) to not catch-on that every sin is forgiven every man that could ever be forgiven. Jesus IS the Lamb of God, and Jesus took away the sins of the world! It only took one act to reconcile God's enemies, and there will not be another. Nobody needs to ask for something that they already have, and thus there is nobody recorded in scripture (whether saint or sinner) ever asking for forgiveness from God, as if they lacked it after Calvery.

1 John 2
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

So forgiveness IS universal. Nobody will be damned for their sins. PERIOD.

Salvation is a different subject from forgiveness. Where forgiveness is for EVERYONE by the DEATH of Jesus; Salvation is consistently scripturally linked to the Life that is quickened by the Holy Spirit - having the LIFE of God. And just because God is not holding sins against you, that does not mean that you have the Life of God.

Ephesians 4:18
They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.

It is always a miracle when someone first repents and welcomes God to give them the ability by the Spirit to change and be made new. It is NOT by our will. In fact, it is the exact opposite. We thank the Lord for it is not our might or power, but by His Spirit that any are renewed by the Spirit through the Life of God.

What is on my heart is that those that are born from above, and deposited with the Divine attributes by the Spirit, welcome the Life of God continue to flow that they might share in the simple beauty of God expressing Himself through them - which is true biblical salvation.

"For godliness is not the consequence of your capacity to imitate God, but the consequence of His capacity to reproduce Himself in you; not self-righteousness, but Christ-righteousness; the righteousness which is by faith a faith which by renewed dependence upon God releases His divine action, to restore the marred image of the Invisible God. It is not inactivity, but Christ-activity; God in action accomplishing the divine end through human personality - never reducing man to the status of a cabbage, but exalting man to the stature of king! "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" (Romans 5:17)." From: The Mystery of Godliness. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House. ©1964 By: Major W. Ian Thomas)]

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Comment from: Sumner Koch [Visitor]
1. Timothy. 4:10. We rely on the living God whio is the saviour of all mankiond period... Believe God and not man...
Permalink 06/12/06 @ 19:28
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
S Koch

Hello. Bought and redeemed are all men ... like a whole field that is purchased, so are all men purchased by the death of the Lord Jesus. Yet this is done for those given to the Lord Jesus by the Father ... just as the mystery of the Kingdom is revealed when a field is purchased for the mere ownership of a pearl within it.

It is a fine thing to be bought as the field is bought.
It is a far greater thing to be the pearl that was found and then hidden again in that field .. for that was the reason that the field was redeemed (purchased.)

Ripening for the harvest,
Permalink 06/12/06 @ 23:43
Comment from: sean [Visitor] ·
I love Major Ian Thomas!
His sermon on "Knowing Jesus" is absolutely incredible.

I am a musician and I would be honored if you would check out my music. All my music is free for download. Anyway, I just wanted to share, I don't want to be a pest.

"All my music is free."
Permalink 07/07/06 @ 01:05

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