Destroy vs Save for the Kingdom of Heaven
“Not to destroy but to save” (verse in picture – reveals His Ultimate Purpose)
So, ‘Save’ must be at the end of men’s lives past the destruction of Hell itself
Indeed, Scripture to ponder:
“You turn man to destruction, saying, “Return, you children of men.” (Psalm 90:3)
“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 12:32)
“For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.” (1 Timothy 4:10)
“For judgment without mercy will be to the one not having shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment*.” (James 2:13)
*Even past the judgment without Mercy which must be endured by the ‘one who has shown no mercy’, the final ‘conclusion’ is still the ‘same’, namely, “Mercy triumphs over judgment” (it’s inevitable therefore that judgment ends).
“Truly I say to you, you will not come out of there until you have paid up the last cent**.” (Matthew 5:26)
**not ‘never come out’
“For to this end (cause) the Good News (Gospel) was preached even to the dead, that they might be judged indeed as men in the flesh, but live as to God in the spirit.” (1 Peter 4:6)
Final conclusion regarding the “Kingdom of Heaven” :
“So then, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do likewise will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven***.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:19)
***Even the one who breaks the Commandments/teaches others to do so will eventually make it to His Kingdom (after the age-during punishment of Hell as the Lord decides fairly upon Judgment) but those “obeying/teaching others to obey His Commandments” will be ‘great’ in His Kingdom.
Which “commandments” are referred to in Matthew 5:19? All commandments/law as it was handed down through prophets too as these two verses prior to it reveals (“context”):
““Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” (Matthew 5:17 – 18)
Punishment of “Hell” is described as a “process of Judgment” in verses thereafter (e.g. Matthew 5:22, 26, 29, 30) and other details (such as parts of 10 Commandments & further clarification on it, Matthew 5:21, 27 or other parts of the Principles of Law, Matthew 5:38, 43) with the “Reason” as to “why” such a process of ‘Judgment & Mercy triumphing over it’ (Matthew 5:19, James 2:13) is due to the Truth that “Perfection of God” (Matthew 5:48) even results in “His Enemies” (Matthew 5:44) to the “wicked/unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45) to ‘merit His Kingdom eventually’ (Matthew 5:19) as “God’s Love is Greatest!” (Matthew 5:
46, 47) which describes “God’s Perfection” in the end (Matthew 5:48)!
Blessed be His Holy Name!
Oh what a Sweet Saviour He is!