Thursday, December 8, 2011

Salvation of Non-believers

How will non-believers be saved? We should know because the scriptures teach the eventual salvation of all.

1st Timothy 4:9-11 Faithful is the saying and worthy of all welcome (for this we are toiling and being reproached) that we rely on the living God, Who is the Savior of all mankind, especially of believers. These things be charging and teaching. (Concordant Literal)

And for all of you KJV only folks: Timothy 4:9-11 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach. (KJV)

But what about the son's of stubbornness? Those not saved during this eon will be saved at the Great White Throne Judgment by God's fiery judgment. The blood of Christ’s cross will save, reconcile, justify and vivify the sons of stubbornness at the consummation. The blood of the cross is for all creation (Col.1:16-20), the whole creation will be reconciled. The blood of the Lamb takes away the sin of the World! Colossians 1:20 and through him to reconcile the all things to himself--having made peace through the blood of his cross--through him, whether the things upon the earth, whether the things in the heavens. (Young's Literal)

Saul's salvation shows us what the judgment non-believers may be like at the great white throne. Saul of Tarsus was on his way to find and arrest Christians in Damascus when he was struck down by Christ. Saul was blinded and saved on the spot through the blood of Christ's cross and His grace. "... The grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly..." Saul experienced the fire that day as he was blinded by Christ's glory. Three days later he received his sight and the Holy Spirit through Ananias. He was immediately baptized and began to proclaim Christ as the Son of God in the synagogues. Here is the account from Acts 9:

Acts 9:3-9, 17 As he traveled, it happened that he got close to Damascus, and suddenly a light from the sky shone around him. He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" He said, "Who are you, Lord?" The Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise up, and enter into the city, and you will be told what you must do." The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the sound, but seeing no one. Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened, he saw no one. They led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. He was without sight for three days, and neither ate nor drank. Ananias departed, and entered into the house. Laying his hands on him, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord, who appeared to you on the road by which you came, has sent me, that you may receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit." (WEB)

Saul, who was renamed Paul, claimed that he was the chief sinner. He was saved and sent to be the apostle to the nations. 1Timothy 1:12-15 And I thank him who enabled me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he counted me faithful, appointing me to service; although I was before a blasphemer, a persecutor, and insolent. However, I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. The grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. The saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. (WEB)

We know from scripture those who die before their name is recorded in the book of the Lamb's life will face the great white throne. They will be judged and to each rendered accordingly. Romans 2:6 who shall render to each according to his works; (Young's Literal) Can you imagine facing Christ himself? He, who knew everything about the Samaritan woman, knows all the deeds of the sons of stubbornness. He will judge accordingly. When he is finished, no one will be able to resist His power and glory. All knees will bow and all tongues will proclaim Him Lord and Saviour!

1Timothy 2:4 Who wills that all mankind be saved and come into a realization of the truth. (Concordant Literal)

Romans 14:11 for it is written: Living am I, the Lord is saying, For to Me shall bow every knee, And every tongue shall be acclaiming God!" (Concordant Literal)

After the judgment they are thrown into the lake of fire, which is the second death. At the consummation they are resurrected, justified and vivified!

1 Corinthians 15:22-24 For since in fact, through a man came death, through a Man, also, comes the resurrection of the dead. For even as, in Adam, all are dying, thus also, all in Christ, shall all be vivified. Yet each in his own class: the Firstfruit, Christ; thereupon those who are Christ's in his presence; thereafter the consummation, whenever he may be giving up the kingdom to his God and Father, whenever he should be nullifying all sovereignty and all authority and power. (Concordant Literal)

1Timothy 4:10 (for for this are we toiling and being reproached), that we rely on the living God, Who is the Saviour of all mankind, (Concordant Literal)

Someday, the sons of stubbornness will be brothers and sisters.

Grace be with you!

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