|Romans 11:7,25-33 |
7 What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the chosen have obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
25 Brothers, I would not have you to be ignorant of this mystery, for fear that you should be wise in your own conceits: blindness in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
26 And so all Israel will be saved.1 As it is written, "There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, and will turn away ungodliness from Jacob."
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your benefit; but in regard to the election, they are beloved for their forefather's sakes.
29 For the gifts and calling of God are without him changing his mind and taking them back.
30 For as you were previously disobedient to God, yet you have now obtained mercy through their disobedience.
31 Even now these have been disobedient, so that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
32 For God has sealed them all [men] in disobedience, that he might show mercy on all [men].2
33 O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways are beyond discovery by man!
2 Notice, God will show mercy to all men. Now consider a few more scriptures, which fly in the face of eternal fire and brimstone punishment:
And all mankind will see God's salvation. New International
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. King James
And all mankind shall see (behold and understand and at last acknowledge) the salvation of God (the deliverance from eternal death decreed by God). Amplified
John 1:29, The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, there is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
God purposed that through (by the service, the intervention of) Him [the Son] all things should be completely reconciled back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, as through Him, made peace by means of the blood of His cross. Col 1:20.
It is written in the Prophets, They shall all be taught by God. John 6:45
"I will put My law in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And they shall no longer teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” Jer 31: 33-34.
Therefore 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. Romans 5:18.
We trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 1 Tim 4:9-10.
Despite what all the false prophets have told you, trying to scare you into their steeple-house, while Hell is to be avoided as a very painful, horrible place to go; it is not permanent, and its purpose is to purify all men so that we can all live together peaceably, and lovingly in heaven. Those who reach purification while on earth, go through great trials and tribulations to get there; but they skip the horrible hell and go directly to heaven when they die. See the writing, Is There Hope for All, for many other scriptures that give you understanding of the totally ignored, but hopeful, merciful, and loving scriptures quoted above. Didn't simple logic tell you that God would not torture people forever; as a last resort, love punishes to teach and correct, resulting in behavior that no longer requires punishment.