|Hebrews 2:9 |
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God, he should taste death for every man.2
2 Tasted death for every man, not just "believers." Because the disobedience of one man led all men to condemnation; even so one man's act of righteousness exculpates (pronounces not guilty of offences) all men to right standing with God and eternal life. Rom 5:18. All men are eventually justified. All men are eventually saved: we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 1 Tim 4:10. (Mark! All men, not just all believers). Jesus made it possible that all men will be eventually saved: For God has sealed them all [men] in disobedience, that he might show mercy on all [men]. Rom 5:1. But all men must pass through the fire before being set to right standing with God, either: 1) the first fruits, at the conclusion of repentance on the inward cross, must pass through the unquenchable fire of the Holy Spirit's baptism of death to the sinful nature, or 2) those dying in their sins must pass through the lake of fire, commonly called Hell. See Is There Hope for All for more. And God purposed that through the intervention of Him all things should be completely reconciled back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, by Him, having made peace through the blood of His cross.