If you have read my posts about the corrupt gospel of Christianity and my series about the false doctrine of hell, you should at this point understand that I believe and support the universal reconciliation of the whole world. The salvation of all men is the real gospel of Christ but this gospel is not being taught in any Christian church that I know of. There is only one reason why the real gospel is not being preached anywhere in the world and it is because of Satan’s deception.
Revelation 12:9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and SATAN, WHO DECEIVES THE WHOLE WORLD; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
According to the revelation of Jesus Christ, Satan deceives the whole world and this includes anyone who is a part of the world. The true saints of God have been called out of the world and it is these true saints that God is raising up to proclaim the real “good news” about God’s plan to save the whole world.
So what is all this religious talk about salvation anyway? According to the world of Christianity, salvation involves a person accepting Jesus Christ as their personal savior but what does Jesus save us from? If you ask this question to any Christian, they will tell you that Jesus Christ saves you from hell. There is NO scripture that supports this idea and I can say with 100% confidence that Jesus doesn’t save anyone from some pagan hell that originated from Egyptian mythology. The heading of this post is, “God’s PLAN to save the whole world”. Do not overlook the word “plan” because it is this plan that is so misunderstood and before I explain God’s plan of universal salvation, I need to first establish some foundational groundwork based on what is revealed to us in the word of God. So set back and relax and prepare yourself for a grand revelation.
Throughout my posts on this site, I have exposed many universally accepted lies that are openly accepted and embraced by the Christian church and before you will be able to understand God’s plan of universal salvation, you must first embrace these foundational truths:
- God is Sovereign: this means that God is supreme and powerful over everything. What God says, plans, desires, wishes, pleases, or wills to do – will all come to pass in God’s perfect timing. There is NO force or power that can overrule or thwart God’s plan in any way.
- Scripture cannot contradict scripture: God’s word must produce sound doctrine and any doctrine that contradicts other scriptures is not a sound doctrine.
- Man does NOT have an Immortal Soul: when a person dies, they go to the grave where they await the resurrection.
- Heaven and Hell are not places: these are not real places that people go to after death.
- Man does NOT have free will: free will is the invention of human sovereignty that makes the will of a man more powerful than the will of God. This belief is a damnable heresy.
- Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World: Jesus Christ was manifest in the flesh and was crucified to death to atone for the sins of the world.
If you absolutely refuse to believe all of these foundational truths, then you will never understand God’s plan of universal salvation. If you have questions about any of these foundational truths, feel free to leave a comment but I have provided much information about all of these truths on the many posts on this site.
Before I continue, it is important for people to understand God’s purpose for evil so let’s go to the book of Genesis to see where evil originated from.
Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; THE TREE OF LIFE “also” in the midst of the garden, and THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL.
Notice that the tree of life is in the same “midst of the garden” as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God made BOTH of these trees “pleasant to the SIGHT” and good for food. What does God tell us about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?
Genesis 2:16-17 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof THOU SHALT SURELY DIE.
Now, we must always remember that God is sovereign and that everything He does has willful meaning and a plan behind it. It is foolish to think that God created man perfectly and then man subsequently chose to not be perfect by choosing to sin. Do you think that it is just by chance that the tree of life is in the same midst of the garden as the tree that brings DEATH? No, it is not just a coincidence. This is all a part of God’s plan. So we know that if man eats from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, man will die. As the story continues in Genesis 2, both Adam and Eve eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil but notice what God tells them;
Genesis 3:22 And the Lord God said, Behold, THE MAN IS BECOME AS ONE OF US, TO KNOW GOOD AND EVIL: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever [Hebrew -`owlam: which means age-abiding life not for ever]:
This revelation tells us that in order for man to become like God, man must have knowledge of good and evil. One cannot have knowledge of good without an understanding of evil and one cannot appreciate life without an experience of death. The King James Bible translates the tense of the Hebrew as if the process of becoming like God has already occurred but this is not true. Man did not immediately become like God after eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil but rather, man is “becoming” like God. This is a process through experience. So God’s purpose for man is for man to become like God through an experience of good and evil in addition to life and death.
Ecclesiastes 3:10 I have seen the TRAVAIL, which GOD HATH GIVEN TO THE SONS OF MEN TO BE EXERCISED IN IT.
Man cannot become like God without the knowledge of evil and man must experience evil to obtain any knowledge of it. How does sin factor into this scenario? Not to take light of the seriousness of sin, the actual definition of sin is a missing of the mark. So this tells us that there is a standard or a “mark” for which God intends for us to reach but because of sin, we miss this mark. The truth is that we only miss the mark because this too is a part of God’s ultimate plan. What do we know about sin?
Paul tells us in Romans 3:23;
For ALL HAVE SINNED, and come short of the glory of God; [so this tells us that we as in all humans are sinners.]
What are the consequences for sin? Paul tells us in Romans 6:23;
For THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH; but the gift of God is eternal [age-lasting, not eternal] life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A wage is something you earn so because of sin, we have earned death. Death is death which is the opposite of alive. There is no reasonable logic that can explain how a person can be dead and alive at the same time. Death is the ONLY penalty for sin. This is what the word of God says but how many people believe it? According to the doctrines of Christianity, the wages of sin is not death but rather an ETERNAL LIFE in hell. Life is life and it doesn’t matter how the life is spent. To suggest that a person is giving any kind of life as the consequence for sin is complete heresy. Some people argue that people go to hell because they reject the free gift of salvation that is in Christ. Well I guess the salvation of Christ isn’t free at all since a person has to choose to accept it. There is NO scripture in the whole bible that says that rejecting Christ will send you to some evil god forsaken hell.
John 6:44 NO MAN can come to me, EXCEPT THE FATHER which hath sent me DRAW HIM: and I will raise him up at the last day.
God does the drawing but how does God draw people to Christ?
John 12:32 And I, IF I BE LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME.
Christ being lifted up from the earth is referring to Christ being lifted up onto the cross at Calvary. Because of the cross, God will draw ALL MEN to Christ but this has a process and it doesn’t come to a reality in this life. There are an estimated 2.5 billion professing Christians all over the world. This very large number is supposed to represent the FEW that take the narrow way that leads to life.
Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT.
How can 2.5 billion people represent a few? In Luke 17:26 Christ tells us that the day of the Son of Man will occur just like it did in the days of Noah when only EIGHT people were saved on the ark (1 Peter 3:20). So what is it that I’m trying to say, you may be asking yourself? I’m saying that when Christ returns to the earth, there will only be a few saved. Not convinced? Consider this;
Luke 18:7-8 And shall not God avenge his own ELECT, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless WHEN THE SON OF MAN COMETH, SHALL HE FIND FAITH ON THE EARTH?
According to Christian belief, Christ will definitely find faith on earth when he comes because this is made evident by the Christian churches all over the world. There are many professing Christians but many do not know or have faith in the real Christ, the Christ who is the Savior of the World. This is the real gospel of Christ that is shunned in virtually all Christian churches. In reference to Luke 18:8, the word “when” as in WHEN the son of man cometh, “when” is translated from the Greek word “ara” and this word is a Greek participle that denotes an interrogation to which a negative answer is presumed. So the question is asked, when [Greek – ara] the son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? If a negative answer is presumed, then the answer to this question would be NO. Christ will find very little faith on earth contrary to what is represented by the Christian religion in the world today. Not convinced? Let me show you another scripture where the same Greek word “ara” is used;
Galatians 2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore [Greek – ara] Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
In this scripture, “ara” is translated as the word “therefore” and in this example, the interrogation is answered with a negative response when we read God forbid at the end. If Christ will find little to no faith on earth when he returns, what does that tell us about the state of Christianity? This truth may sound a little disheartening, but remember I started this paper revealing that Satan deceives the whole world and the world is referring to the people of the world in all generations. As bleak as this may sound, understand that this is all still a part of God’s plan.
Romans 11:32 For God hath concluded them ALL IN UNBELIEF, that he might have MERCY UPON ALL.
The ALL in this scripture is referring to both the Jews (God’s chosen people) and the Gentiles (the lost and unbelieving people). Everybody fits into one of these two groups of people and most would be considered to be a Gentile. Just as the Jewish nation was and is in a state of unbelief, all of the Gentile nations of the world are experiencing the same unbelief. This may seem like a mystery but this is just how God works. God does what He does based solely on the purposes on His own will and His will has absolutely NOTHING to do with the will of men.
Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS:
There is nothing any person can do that will ever be worthy of God’s admiration. We are all sinners and God’s considers our righteousness to be as filthy rags. When I speak with people concerning the subject of universal salvation, I’m frequently asked questions like, if God is going to save everyone then why do we need to repent? If God is going to save everyone, then why not just sin and live it up? If God is going to save everyone, we should just murder, steal, and rape all we want? I actually had one person tell me this verbatim;
“If there is no heaven or hell and if all men will be saved anyways in the end then this is my conclusion: I don’t care about God. I don’t care about his son dying on the cross to save me. I don’t care about the Holy Ghost. And I don’t care what his word says for me to do in the bible during this life. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart”.
Answers like this are the product of a very evil self-righteousness spirit. When people believe that they have repented of their sin and start to live righteously according to God’s word, people start to take credit for something only God can do. Most people repent falsely and their motivation to live righteously is based on the fear of going to hell. This is spiritual terrorism and it doesn’t present the truth about the freedom that exists in Christ.
Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that THE GOODNESS OF GOD LEADETH THEE TO REPENTANCE?
It is the goodness of God that leads to true repentance and not the threat of an eternal hell of insane torture.
Now remember that I have already presented the fact that God is creating us (humans) in his image and this process requires us to have knowledge of good and EVIL. We must experience evil in order to have knowledge of it. How can we experience evil if there aren’t any evil people? Remember that God created Satan for a purpose and that purpose was to be his instrument of evil.
Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and CREATE DARKNESS: I make peace, and CREATE EVIL: I THE LORD DO ALL THESE THINGS.
God doesn’t commit evil, He creates evil. I’ve quoted this verse before and some Christians try to change the meaning of Isaiah 45:7 in saying that God creates “calamity” and not evil. If God is not responsible for the creation of evil, then Christians believe that they now have justification to damn people to their pagan hell. Evil is translated from the Hebrew word “ra” and this is the same evil that is stated as such in the Genesis 2:9 in reference to the tree of the knowledge of good and EVIL… NOT the tree of good and calamity. So evil is evil which is the opposite of good. By nature, we as in all humans are accustomed to do EVIL…
Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? THEN MAY YE ALSO DO GOOD, THAT ARE ACCUSTOMED TO DO EVIL.
Who accustomed human beings? God of course but is this telling us that God created us on purpose to be instruments of evil? That is exactly what I’m saying.
Romans 8:20 For THE CREATURE WAS MADE SUBJECT TO VANITY, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
The creature [humans] was made [by God] subject to vanity [made devoid of truth and not fit for a particular purpose] not willingly [we didn’t get a say in the matter] but by reason of him [God’s will] who hath subject the same [humans] in hope [you see, the real gospel of Christ is GOOD NEWS!!!]
What is this hope? Next verse…
Romans 8:21 Because THE CREATURE ITSELF ALSO SHALL BE DELIVERED FROM THE BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Even though we were created accustomed to do evil, subject to vanity, and in the bondage of corruption, God already tells us what will be the outcome. We will ALL be delivered from all of these things and every single person that has ever lived will be a part of God’s family.
Evil has a purpose in God’s grand plan for universal salvation. God is the Potter and we are the clay. God makes us according to His will and He makes vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor.
Romans 9:21 HATH NOT THE POTTER POWER OVER THE CLAY, of the same lump to make ONE VESSEL UNTO HONOUR, AND ANOTHER UNTO DISHONOUR?
God uses the vessels of dishonor to show His POWER…
Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and TO MAKE HIS POWER KNOWN, endured with much longsuffering THE VESSELS OF WRATH FITTED TO DESTRUCTION:
God uses the vessels of honor to show His GLORY…
Romans 9:23 And that HE MIGHT MAKE KNOWN THE RICHES OF HIS GLORY ON THE VESSELS OF MERCY, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
So this tells us that God is in control of His creation and what God does is all working in accordance with His plans. So how is it that you (Mr. and Mrs. Self-Righteous) think that you have the right to judge another person’s evil if God has chosen that person to be a vessel of dishonor? It offends me when people ask me, what about Hitler or murderers and rapists? What about it? Self-righteous people think that it is impossible for God to teach righteousness to Hitler, murderers, rapists, etc.
Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
God made Hitler a vessel of dishonor to show His wrath and to make His power known. This is no different from God creating evil through the vessels of Pharaoh or King Nebuchadnezzar.
So if God is responsible for creating vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor, how can God hold anyone accountable since nobody can ultimately resist God’s will?
Romans 9:20 Nay but, O MAN, WHO ART THOU THAT REPLIEST AGAINST GOD? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Who are you to second guess God O man? Who is this O man? This is not the first time that Paul uses the words “O man” but who is he talking about? Let’s take a look at Romans 2:1-3;
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O MAN, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O MAN, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
Once again, who is this “O man”? Who is it that judges? This “O man” is the old carnal man, “Adam” if you will, the man born to sin. This “O man” is all of us, every single human being because we all have this carnal man of sin inside of us. Notice what Paul says, you who judges condemns yourself because “you do the same things”… Wait, hold on a minute..? You say, “I’ve never murdered anyone or raped anyone right…?” Continuing in verse 2, God judges according to truth against those who “COMMIT” such things, right? So you think because you don’t literally commit such acts that this qualifies you to judge others??? Verse 3, you who judge others (who commit such acts), you do the same things and how shall you escape the judgment of God?
So, O man [you, me, and everyone else in the world] are INEXCUSABLE… because we all do the same things and you are no better than Hitler, murderers, or rapists. Believers are indeed a new creature through the sanctification of Jesus Christ, but don’t think for one second that this give you or anyone else the justification to cast judgment towards other people. God has mercy on whom He will have mercy on and He hardens who He will harden. Understanding God’s plan for evil is so misunderstood and this is why most cannot embrace the full picture of God’s plan for humanity. God is using evil for a purpose and evil is a part of God’s plan that will ultimately lead to the redemption of all.
In the world of Christianity, Jesus Christ is their savior but Christians have added a prerequisite for God’s salvation that requires a person to believe and accept Christ as their savior and this action MUST take place before a person dies. If a person doesn’t believe in their Christ or if they reject their Christ, this person will be cast into some evil pagan god forsaken torture chamber to be burned alive for all eternity. This belief is not only disgusting, it is rank blasphemy. Here is what the word of God reveals to us;
1 John 2:2 And he [Jesus Christ] is the PROPITIATION for our sins: and NOT FOR OURS ONLY, BUT ALSO FOR THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD.
The word “propitiation” is only used in the New Testament twice and it is translated from the Greek word “hilasmos”. According to Strong Greek Concordance, “hilasmos” is defined as atonement or to appease. We just read in 1 John 2:2 that Jesus Christ is the propitiation or atonement of our (believers) sins but we are also told that this atonement did NOT only apply to believers. Jesus Christ is also the propitiation for the sins of the world. Now remember that the wages of sin is death (not hell) and Christ is the propitiation for sin; so this implies that everyone will be given life.
1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so IN CHRIST SHALL ALL BE MADE ALIVE.
Now I am quite aware that there are millions of people that do not believe that all will be made alive in Christ even though, that is what we read in the word of God. The problem is that most people believe the corrupt ideas of men that have been passed down through the ages. Paul is speaking about the same all that die in Adam which includes all humanity for ALL HAVE SINNED, so it should not be that hard to believe that in Christ shall ALL (the same ALL HAVE SINNED) be made alive.
Let’s continue reading in 1 Corinthians 15 to see what Paul has to add to this revelation;
1 Corinthians 15:22-24 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. BUT EVERY MAN IN HIS OWN ORDER: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
Notice the phrase, “every man in his own order”, so this tells us that not everyone is made alive in Christ in the same way and Paul actually gives us 3 distinct resurrections to life events before the end;
- Christ the firstfruits
- They that are Christ’s at his coming, and
What happened to the 3rd resurrection to life event? Make no mistake about it, there is a 3rd resurrection to life event but it has been massacred by the King James translators because they, just as all of Christianity believes that the rest of the world will be cast into an eternal HELL. Let me show you how they committed this translation travesty. In the original Greek, there wasn’t any modern punctuation such as periods and commas indicating pauses or the end of a thought. The King James translators added this type of punctuation to hide the truth. In the beginning of 1 Corinthians 15:24, we see the phrase, “then cometh the end” but this phrase is not the beginning of a new thought, it is the conclusion of Paul’s resurrection events. The phrase “cometh the end” is translated from the Greek word “telos” and it is defined in Strong’s Greek Concordance as the end of a series or the conclusion of an act. Thayer’s Greek Lexicon adds that this “telos” denotes either the end of the eschatological events or the end of the resurrection i.e the last or THIRD act of the resurrections. Let’s take a look at 1 Corinthians 15:22-24 in a more proper translation;
For even as, in Adam, all are dying, thus also, 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. (The Concordant Literal New Testament)
Now let’s relist the 3 resurrection events that Paul speaks about;
- The Firstfruit, Christ
- Those who are Christ’s in his presence, and
- The Consummation
Jesus Christ has already risen from the dead and that is why he is referred to as the firstfruit of them that slept. This is the first resurrection event. The second resurrection event will include that true saints of God or what the bible calls God’s elect. These are the few chosen of God that overcome the world and these few will reign with Jesus Christ at his second coming. According to the theology of Christianity, when a believer dies, they immediately go to heaven to be with God forever. This doctrine is not scriptural.
1 John 4:12 NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
If believers go to heaven at death to be with God, then 1 John 4:12 is a lie. Remember one of the foundational truths that scripture cannot contradict scripture? When a person dies, they go to the grave where they await experiencing one of two resurrections – the resurrection to life or the resurrection to judgment.
John 5:28-29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which ALL THAT ARE IN THE GRAVES shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Notice that dead people are in the graves and NOT in some fabled magical heaven in the clouds or some pagan hell of insane torture. The word damnation as it appears in John 5:29 is translated from the Greek word “krisis” and it is translated as “judgment” in 41 scriptures out of the 47 times it is found in the whole bible. What a nice little nugget of deception by the KJV translators by changing “krisis” to mean damnation instead of judgment. Let me prove to you that the Greek word “krisis” NEVER means damnation.
1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of DAMNATION (Greek – krisis): because as he is, so are we in this world. See, I can do it too. It’s really not that hard to corrupt the word of God. All you have to do is be willing to change the word of God just like the KJV translators. We both know that this day being referenced in 1 John 4:17 is the day of “judgment” and not a day of damnation but how does God judge?
Genesis 18:25 …shall not the Judge of ALL THE EARTH do right? [Would torturing billions of people be considered doing right? Will God who is the God of the righteous and the wicked do right?]
Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which HE WILL JUDGE THE WORLD IN RIGHTEOUSNESS (not torture, emphasis mine)… [Righteousness is defined as the quality of being morally right or justifiable.] Suppose that a human judge has two people who are both found guilty of two separate crimes and the judge orders their punishment (judgement). One man is guilty of murder and the other is guilty of lying. The judge then renders his punishment by sentencing both men to LIFE in prison without the possibility of parole. Does this seem like a morally right and justifiable punishment for both of these crimes? Do human judges try to do right? Will the JUDGE (God) of all the earth (the righteous and the wicked) do RIGHT? Not according to the beliefs of Christianity.
Revelation 21:8 But the FEARFUL (faithless), and UNBELIEVING, and the abominable, and MURDERERS, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all LIARS, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
According to this verse, God is going to punish the fearful (people of little or no faith in God), the unbelieving (atheists and actually Christians who reject the real gospel), and liars (this would include my 14 year old son because he lies a lot) the same way he punishes MURDERERS because all these people go to the lake of fire and Christians think the lake of fire is literal. This type of judgment is NOT morally right or justifiable on a human level and nor is it with God. The truth is that Christians do not understand how God judges because they are in a state of delusion. God judges to eliminate sin and to teach righteousness.
Isaiah 26:9 …for WHEN THY JUDGMENTS ARE IN THE EARTH, THE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD WILL LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS.
In case you didn’t know, the inhabitants of the world includes anyone that inhabits the world which of course means everyone. Are all the people of the earth learning righteousness in this life? No, because at the present time, God’s JUDGMENTS are NOT in the earth but there will come a time not in this life but in the resurrection to judgment (Greek – “krisis” – the same resurrection to judgment that Christ spoke about in John 5:29, that God’s judgments will be in the earth and the INHABITANTS of the WORLD (that’s everyone) will (what???) LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS. We are currently living in a wicked age in which evil and deception have full reign on earth. There will come a time when the knowledge and glory of the God will have full reign in the earth;
Habakkuk 2:14 For THE EARTH [not heaven] SHALL BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF THE LORD, as the waters cover the sea. What happens when earth is filled with the glory and knowledge of God?
1 Timothy 2:3-4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; WHO WILL HAVE ALL MEN TO BE SAVED, AND TO COME UNTO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH. God will lead ALL MEN to salvation through the knowledge of the truth.
Let’s recap, we know now that there are two resurrections – the resurrection to life and the resurrection to judgment but we also need to know that these two different resurrections are NOT eternal.
Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is HE THAT HATH PART IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and SHALL REIGN WITH HIM A THOUSAND YEARS (1,000 years is an age not an eternity).
If Christians are in heaven experiencing eternal bliss with God, what is the 1,000 year reign and what need is there to be resurrected to life seeing that they are already alive in “heaven”? Do you see the holes in Christian theology or are you too blind and deceived? Let me take this a step further. Where are the evil people who will be resurrected to judgment according to the words of Christ in John 5:29? Are they in some pagan hell being tortured for ever and ever?
Revelation 20:4-5 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. BUT THE REST OF THE DEAD LIVED NOT AGAIN UNTIL THE THOUSAND YEARS WERE FINISHED. This is the first resurrection.
Did you catch that? The rest of the dead (these are the ones that do NOT participate in the first resurrection) DID NOT LIVE AGAIN until when…? Until the 1,000 year reign with Christ is finished. So I’m happy to inform you that the faithless, unbelieving, murderers, and all liars will not be literally tortured in the lake of fire because “THEY”…. LIVED NOT AGAIN until the 1,000 years are finished.
So what happens in the resurrection to life? Christians believe that the gift that God gives to believers is eternal life but that just isn’t true. The resurrection to life is the period of time that is referred to as the 1,000 year reign with Christ. God gives true believes “aionious” life which is referring to age-abiding life. Revelation 20:6 says that those who take part in the first resurrection will be “priests of God and Christ”. What else does the bible tell us about the saints of God?
1 Corinthians 6:2 Do ye not know that THE SAINTS SHALL JUDGE THE WORLD? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
Obadiah 1:21 And SAVIOURS SHALL COME UP ON MOUNT ZION TO JUDGE THE MOUNT OF ESAU; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.
So we clearly see that the saints of God will be Judges of the world and these Judges of Christ are also called SAVIORS. Notice in Obadiah 1:21 that “saviors” is PLURAL and these “saviors” will judge the mount of Esau. Now what is the mount of Esau? Esau is actually a biblical character in the book of Genesis. Esau was the son of Isaac and he was the older twin brother of Jacob. What has God told us about Esau and Jacob?
Romans 9:13 As it is written, JACOB HAVE I LOVED, but ESAU HAVE I HATED.
This verse tells us that God hates Esau but isn’t this a contradiction? The bible tells us that God is love and Jesus tells us that we should love our enemies. So why does God hate Esau? Let me first say that God doesn’t hate Esau. Remember God so loved the world and I’m pretty sure Esau was included in the world. There is a spiritual message in Romans 9:13 and you have to have some understanding of spiritual typology to discern it. Jacob is a type of Christ (the spiritual man) and Esau is a type of Adam (the carnal man). Let me illustrate the connection by explaining “birthright” in the Old Testament.
Genesis 25:31-33 And JACOB said, SELL ME THIS DAY THY BIRTHRIGHT. And ESAU said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and HE SOLD HIS BIRTHRIGHT UNTO JACOB.
Esau and Jacob were twins but Esau was born first which gave the birthright to him. The birthright holder was the only person allowed to practice priesthood after the father’s death and it was the priest that would offer animal sacrifices to atone for sins. So what is significant about Esau selling his birthright to Jacob? Remember that Jacob is a type of Christ and Esau is a type of Adam but the birthright that Adam had was sin. Jesus bought the birthright of Adam’s sin when he took on the sins of the world and now Jesus Christ is our “High Priest”.
Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that WE HAVE A GREAT HIGH PRIEST, that is passed into the heavens, JESUS THE SON OF GOD, let us hold fast our profession.
So now we can understand why God loves Jacob and why he hates Esau. God hates Esau because he represents the carnal man of sin. He loves Jacob because Jacob is the spiritual man that lives by the righteousness of God. All of this is important in understanding the mount of Esau. Since we know what Esau represents, we can understand that the mount of Esau is the world of carnality or people who live according to the ways of the carnal man. The people who will participate in the resurrection to judgment is synonymous with the mount of Esau as we have already read in Obadiah 1:21 that they are “judged” but this judgment comes with salvation.
Now let me quote a verse that is grossly misinterpreted in the whole world of Christianity;
Matthew 25:46 And THESE SHALL GO AWAY INTO EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT: but THE RIGHTEOUS INTO LIFE ETERNAL.
In Matthew 25, Christ speaks several parables in explaining the different outcomes between the wicked and the righteous. Matthew 25:46 is not properly translated so this is primarily the reason why it is misinterpreted. I have already written information about the true meanings of the words eternal/everlasting and punishment so I will not repeat it here. Let me show you this verse in the Concordant Literal New Testament which is a much better translation that is consistent with the original Greek.
Matthew 25:46 And THESE SHALL BE COMING AWAY INTO CHASTENING EONIAN, yet THE JUST INTO LIFE EONIAN.
Eonian is defined as pertaining to the eons and an eon is the same thing as an age. God’s punishment or chastisement is not everlasting and the reward of age-lasting life is equally not everlasting. They both come to an end. Matthew 25:46 is speaking about TWO resurrection periods and this is in agreement with what Christ tells us in John 5:28-29 that I already quoted.
John 5:28-29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; THEY THAT HAVE DONE GOOD, UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE; and THEY THAT HAVE DONE EVIL, UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF JUDGMENT.
Now here is a grand revelation that I’m sure most are unaware of. In Matthew 25:46, Christ is actually referencing scripture that was written in the book of Daniel.
Daniel 12:2 And MANY OF THEM [righteous and wicked] that sleep in the dust of the earth SHALL AWAKE [resurrection], SOME TO EVERLASTING LIFE, and SOME TO SHAME AND EVERLASTING CONTEMPT.
Now remember that the word everlasting is not a properly translated word. This is true for the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word “`owlam” is translated as the word everlasting. `Owlam is also translated as everlasting in this verse;
Leviticus 16:34 And this shall be an EVERLASTING [Hebrew –`owlam] statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the Lord commanded Moses. [Now, according to the KJV, this supposed “everlasting” statute (law) was the process of the Israelite priests offering animal sacrifices to atone for Israel’s sins each year but is this how our sins are atoned for?
Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE FOR ALL. [Jesus Christ is the LAMB, the permanent atonement for sins. This “everlasting” statute has been long voided so it is clear that the Hebrew `owlam should be translated as an age or (age-lasting) in this verse.
Let me also quote Daniel 12:2 from the Concordant Version of the Old Testament;
From THOSE SLEEPING IN THE SOIL OF THE GROUND MANY SHALL AWAKE, these to EONIAN LIFE and these to REPROACH FOR EONIAN REPULSION.
So again, in Matthew 25:46, Jesus is describing the two age-lasting (eonian) resurrection periods. So what exactly is eonian chastisement or repulsion? In the resurrection to judgment, God will chastise those who rejected the gospel of truth and those who succumbed to the power of the Satan during their life on earth. God doesn’t punish or chastise anyone in some evil pagan torture chamber. Remember that God judges to teach righteousness. Do you doubt this? Or would you prefer that God toss billions of men, women, grandparents, and children into the evil beloved hell of Christianity? Let me show you the end result of what happens during the resurrection to judgment;
Daniel 12:3 And THEY THAT BE WISE shall shine as the brightness of the firmament…
Now take notice that this verse is Daniel 12:3 and this verse comes after Daniel 12:2 in which we already read about the two resurrection events to life and to judgment taking place. So, what we are told in Daniel 12:3 happens after what happens in Daniel 12:2.
They that be wise is referring to people of one of the resurrection groups. Does it sound like they that be wise would be those who participate in the resurrection to age-lasting judgment? Of course not… They that be wise represents those who are resurrected to age-lasting life; those same “saviors” who will judge the mount of Esau. In the resurrection to age-lasting judgment, they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament and THEY THAT TURN MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS as the stars for ever and ever (for the eon and beyond).
Just so we are clear, that last sentence is the second half of Daniel 12:3. They that be wise will be priests of God and Christ. They that be wise will judge the world in righteousness. They that be wise are saviors and these saviors are they that TURN MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS. This turning many to righteousness sure does sound a lot like repentance and it is this repentance that takes place during the resurrection period of age-lasting judgment.
When Christ is done putting all his enemies under his feet, he will deliver the kingdom up to God the Father and God will be ALL in ALL…
Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: IS THERE ANY THING TOO HARD FOR ME?
There is NOTHING too hard for God, not even saving billions of wicked sinners.