‘To escape Hell one has to believe in Whom they have denied (Isaiah 28:19, 1 Peter 4:6) be it ‘believing after seeing too, right? (John 6:40, in principle of John 20:29 too, isn’t it?)’ – Anonymous
Firstly, we often hear ‘eternal hell theologians’ warning their church members that ‘whoever does not believe that Hell is eternal’ will be cast into it. The problem with this statement is that NO VERSE says this.
If any pastor or theologian claims otherwise, ask them this: where is the VERSE that SAYS that God Will Damn those who believe that HE CAN SAVE from Hell?
Can you see it?
Fact is, NO VERSE exists which DIRECTLY links a FALSE TEACHING to GOD Saving ALL men or in that HELL is NOT Eternal.
Astonishingly to most, VERSES exist which teach that God Will SAVE ALL MEN (1 Timothy 2:4, 1 Timothy 4:10) which proves that this is NOT the Doctrine of Error and NOR of Demons (as consecutive verses from this same letter proves – in 1 Timothy 4:1).
In other words, instead of listing down every possible doctrinal error (as apostle Paul warned in 1 Timothy 4:1 first), God inspires him to WRITE the TRUTH only namely that GOD WILL SAVE ALL MEN (1 Timothy 2:4 – KJV), eventually in its OWN TIMES as part of the ALL (1 Timothy 2:6) making Him the Saviour of ALL men where believers being more special is the END toward which we LABOUR and SUFFER REPROACH (not for any other reasons, as it is mentioned explicitly in 1 Timothy 4:10 and we are COMMANDED to TEACH this too in 1 Timothy 4:11 as the context of consecutive verses clearly demand; are we obedient in light of this?)
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” (2 Thessalonians 2:11, KJV)
The chances of the ‘strong delusion’ or ‘lie’ as it is mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:11 to refer to ‘eternal Hell’ is ‘higher’ than the Truth of God SAVING ALL Men eventually as it is WRITTEN in Verses quoted (e.g. Titus 2:11 – NASB, 1 Timothy 2:4 – KJV, 1 Timothy 4:10, John 12:32). Yes, God NEVER changes from SAVING ALL men to suddenly decide to ‘never save’ again in Principle of this Ancient Biblical Wisdom too as it is mentioned in Verse below as well:
“We will certainly DIE and be like water poured out on the ground, which can’t be recovered. But God would NOT take away a life; He would Devise PLANS so that the one banished from Him does NOT REMAIN BANISHED.” (2 Samuel 14:14, CSB)
The HOPE above in 2 Samuel 14:14 (CSB) refers to the DEAD as the phrase “We will certainly DIE” and “which can’t be recovered” is mentioned first following which the HOPE is elaborated as “God would NOT take away a life” —> where HIS INTERVENTION comes in —> evidenced by the phrase “He would Devise PLANS” —> toward this END RESULT only even toward one who was BANISHED (or CAST OUT or SEPARATED from HIM after DEATH first – by Reason of [afterlife] Judgment) —-> that is, ‘being RECONCILED’ back to HIM eventually as clearly proven by the phrase “so that the one banished from Him does NOT REMAIN BANISHED”. Simple, isn’t it regarding God Who does NOT change as it is WRITTEN.
Do we realize that the OPPOSITE may be TRUE: that is, there exists a VERSE that SAYS that God CAN DAMN those who believe that HE CANNOT SAVE from Hell? or that HE CAN DAMN those who MOCK His Saving From Hell?
Where is the VERSE? Here it is:
God mentions that those who SCORN the WORD of GOD (Isaiah 28:14) whilst believing in the particular LIE and FALSEHOOD that ‘God CANNOT SAVE from HELL/DEATH’ as it is mentioned in Isaiah 28:15 may have STRONGER PUNISHMENT/BANDS (as it is mentioned in Isaiah 28:22) as God REVEALS HIS ANSWER which is LORD JESUS CHRIST (the Precious CornerStone, Isaiah 28:16) Who CAN and WILL CANCEL the HADES & DEATH sentence (in HIS RESPONSE to the LIE earlier in Isaiah 28:15 as HE REPLIED MAJESTICALLY in Isaiah 28:18 where the context of consecutive verses PROVE this IRREFUTABLY). Can you SEE how we PROVE a Scriptural Point with CONSECUTIVE VERSES directly mentioning the CLAIM?
Where are your VERSES which condemn those who believe that Christ CAN SAVE from HELL by His MERCY which TRIUMPHS over (and ENDS) any [afterlife] Judgment Sentence (be it the eternal Hell sentence too) as it is WRITTEN in James 2:13 itself?
So, who has a ‘higher chance’ of ‘going to Hell’ first based on preaching against Isaiah 28:18 whilst speaking the SAME lie as the damned in Isaiah 28:15? Can you REALLY see it?
Can your charity work save you? (please read Titus 3:5 carefully)
“wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.” (1 Timothy 1:7, NASB)
For what you did right (e.g. Charity works) you may get your reward but it does NOT exclude you for the ‘wrong teaching’ especially AGAINST all these VERSES as it is WRITTEN (no man can change the meaning – please note the words GOOD or BAD in Verse below in regards to the Judgment Seat of Christ):
“For we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” (2 Corinthians 5:10, KJV)
Yes our ‘words’ are VERY IMPORTANT, especially the WORDS which we SPEAK ABOUT HIM (must be CORRECT in accordance to Holy Scripture):
“But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the Day of Judgment.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 12:36, NASB)
That is why right doctrine according to what apostle Paul WROTE (and not based on what I think or you think) is VERY IMPORTANT to OBEY and we ought to SPEAK the SAME thing as well (that’s the SAFEST Route to the Narrow Path for sure, Matthew 7:13 – 23):
“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that YE ALL SPEAK the SAME thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” – apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 1:10, KJV)
“If anyone advocates a DIFFERENT DOCTRINE and does NOT agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,” – apostle Paul (1 Timothy 6:3 – 4, NASB)
Please be WISE and BELIEVE His HOLY WORD instead of MOCKING what is WRITTEN and ‘putting yourself at risk especially as a Christian’ (Luke 12:46 – 48).
Please take these BIBLICAL WARNINGS (using VERSES) maturely as I am NOT condemning anyone but am pointing out doctrinal error whilst keeping in mind that God CAN SAVE anyone beyond our error as HE has MERCY on whom HE WILLS (Romans 9:15 – 16, Micah 7:18) according to HIS UNCHANGEABLE Principle in Isaiah 57:16 too.
The Bible explicitly WARNS against those who ‘mock’ the WORD of the LORD (Isaiah 28:14) in regards to Lord Jesus Christ being the Answer (Isaiah 28:16, Acts 4:11) to the problem of HELL (Isaiah 28:15, Revelation 20:14) toward those who are punished in [afterlife] Judgment first (Isaiah 28:17, Revelation 20:15) after which (according to the CORRECT ORDER in which these VERSES are WRITTEN) HE Will CANCEL and SAVE those Bound to HELL & DEATH eventually (Isaiah 28:18) where from that time toward the END of the Judgment by Day and Night (to the ‘ages of the Ages’ – Revelation 14:11 -YLT) it will be vexation only for them to UNDERSTAND the REPORT or the GOSPEL (Isaiah 28:19, 1 Peter 4:6) in the confined place of punishment (Isaiah 28:20) as God Will Rise Up to do this STRANGE work (Isaiah 28:21) of CANCELLING (Isaiah 28:18) and SAVING THEM from HELL (because they are bound to DEATH & HADES in the Lake of Fire too as mentioned in Revelation 20:14 – 15) as evidenced by HIM being a RANSOM to HADES/SHEOL (1 Timothy 2:6) to REDEEM them from DEATH too (1 John 2:2, John 1:29) as it is clearly mentioned in Hosea 13:14 in regards to this SAME TOPIC toward EPHRAIM (Hosea 13:12, Isaiah 28:1 – 3) but it is NOT limited to them ‘only’ as God GENERALIZES this PROCESS of being SAVED from HELL post-afterlife-Judgment (Isaiah 28:15, Isaiah 28:18) through Lord Jesus Christ Alone as the Precious CornerStone (Isaiah 28:16) to THE WHOLE EARTH too eventually (Isaiah 28:22) as even apostle Paul Quotes Hosea 13:14 GENERALLY toward ALL Being MADE ALIVE in Christ (1 Corinthians 15:22) beyond Ephraim only in 1 Corinthians 15:55 too – are we able to see it?
Please note that the CONTEXT of CONSECUTIVE VERSES as it is WRITTEN prove this Biblical Truth Irrefutably in Isaiah 28 itself and I supplemented it with a few other related verses for edification regarding this and this is allowed especially in the first context of this SAME TOPIC of CHRIST CANCELLING HELL and DEATH eventually from ZION, as Isaiah 28:9 – 13 echoes that this TRUTH is built ‘line upon line’ and ‘a little here & a little there’.
The Great Warning against those who MOCK (Isaiah 28:14) Christ (Isaiah 28:16) CANCELLING & Saving from HELL & DEATH (Isaiah 28:18 – as the CORE Topic discussed in these consecutive verses, context – can we see it?) are WARNED that their “fetters/chains/bonds” may be MADE STRONGER (implying a ‘greater punishment’) as it is mentioned clearly in Isaiah 28:22 itself.
Do we DARE Claim now that HELL is ETERNAL as these LIARS and those who practiced FALSEHOOD also claimed this SAME LIE (as it is mentioned so clearly in Isaiah 28:15 itself)?
Indeed, the TRUTH is that God WILL have (Verb) ALL men to be SAVED and come to the knowledge of TRUTH (1 Timothy 2:4 – KJV) especially believers (1 Timothy 4:10) eventually as He Himself Promised (in John 12:32) to the extent that the ‘wisdom of the wise speaking against these verses in Isaiah 28 – inclusive in context’ will PERISH (Isaiah 29:14) as God Does HIS WONDER of SAVING from Hell (Isaiah 28:18) against their lies (Isaiah 28:15) by Christ the Precious CornerStone (Isaiah 28:16) and anyone who ‘erred in spirit’ too (inclusive of those ‘learning men’s teaching AGAINST these VERSES’) will come to KNOW this KNOWLEDGE of HIS TRUTH as mentioned in Isaiah 29:24 which is DIRECTED toward ALL Men (and not ‘believers only’, as both are distinctly mentioned in 1 Timothy 4:10 as God being the SAVIOR of BOTH) causing ALL MEN (I repeat, and ‘not believers’ only as IT IS WRITTEN) to be SAVED eventually as well in its OWN DIVINE TIMES appointed for this to ‘come to pass’ as a TESTIMONY eventually (1 Timothy 2:6) as PROPHESIED MAJESTICALLY in 1 Timothy 2:4 too PERFECTLY.
If learning Biblical Truth as it is WRITTEN and teaching and commanding (1 Timothy 4:11) God as Saviour of All men, but believers are more special (1 Timothy 4:10) is NOT important, then what is important? Other Christian ministries are important but only the Word of God affects beyond this temporal life and hence Word & Doctrine are mentioned to be ‘more special’ as well in 1 Timothy 5:17 and Daniel 12:3 with regards to the ‘wise who teach His Truth & not sell it, Proverbs 23:23, 2 Corinthians 2:17 with or keep it to themselves instead of GIVING HIS THINGS FREELY’, Matthew 10:8, implied in Principle.
Please note that the SAME Greek Word “malista” (meaning ‘especially or specially’) as it occurs in BOTH 1 Timothy 5:17 & 1 Timothy 4:10 and IF it means ‘only’, please consider the simple grammatical and logical rebuttal:
If the ‘malista’ —> in “living God, who is the Savior of all men, ESPECIALLY (“malista”) of believers” (1 Timothy 4:10, NASB) —> means ONLY believers are saved —> then by the SAME GRAMMAR/SYNTAX, author, Inspired Letter —-> the Verse “The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, ESPECIALLY (“malista”) those who work hard at preaching and teaching” (1 Timothy 5:17, NASB) —-> must mean ONLY the ‘elders’ who work hard at ‘preaching & teaching’ will get DOUBLE HONOUR. Are you ready to lose ‘your honour for your charity works by YOUR OWN MOUTH which CONDEMNS you because YOU CLAIM that the meaning of “malista” or ‘especially’ is ONLY’ (in Principle of Judgment as our Blessed Saviour mentions in Matthew 12:37 & Matthew 7:2 agreeing to James 3:1 & James 3:6 too)?
Please use an accurate or literal (word to word) translation for the quoted verses to understand this rarely known Biblical Truth though it is WRITTEN plainly in Holy Scripture.
“And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” (Mark 9:23, NASB)
Do you DARE to BELIEVE in the SAVIOR of the WORLD as it is REVEALED in Holy Scripture as it is WRITTEN (1 John 4:14)?
Without doing ‘any work’, believing Him Who Justifies the ungodly (or wicked) too causes us to ‘obtain righteousness’ as Romans 4:5 clearly mentions as well. So, let us not lose out in obtaining this reward either by teaching and commanding (1 Timothy 4:11) God as the Savior of ALL Men too (1 Timothy 4:10) as the context of Consecutive Verses itself Proves.
Blessed be the Savior of the World!
Peace to you
P/S: Quoted Verses List for God SAVING From HELL Part Only for Edification.
Here I quote the KJV & YLT & other translations for the Quoted Verses which I see is accurate after checking with an Interlinear too:
“Wherefore HEAR the WORD of the LORD, ye SCORNFUL men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
Because YE have SAID, We have made a COVENANT with DEATH, and with HELL are we at AGREEMENT; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall NOT come unto us: for we have made LIES our refuge, and under FALSEHOOD have we hid ourselves:
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in ZION for a Foundation a Stone, a Tried Stone, a Precious Corner Stone, a Sure Foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
JUDGMENT also will I lay to the line, and RIGHTEOUSNESS to the plummet: and the hail SHALL SWEEP AWAY the refuge of LIES, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
And your COVENANT with DEATH shall be DISANNULLED, and your AGREEMENT with HELL shall NOT stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
From the TIME that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by DAY and by NIGHT: and it shall be a VEXATION only to UNDERSTAND the REPORT.
For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
For the LORD shall Rise Up as in Mount Perazim, He shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that He may do His Work, His Strange Work; and BRING TO PASS His Act, His Strange Act.
Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your BANDS be made STRONG: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the WHOLE EARTH.
Give ye ear, and hear My Voice; hearken, and hear My Speech.” (Isaiah 28:14 – 23, KJV)
“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour Me, but have REMOVED THEIR HEART far from Me, and THEIR FEAR toward Me is TAUGHT by the PRECEPT of MEN:
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a MARVELLOUS Work among this people, even a MARVELLOUS Work and a WONDER: for the Wisdom of their wise men shall PERISH, and the Understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.” (Isaiah 29:13 – 14, KJV)
Please note that the “MARVELLOUS Work” (Isaiah 29:14, KJV) which the Lord mentions includes DESTRUCTION of the ‘wisdom of THEIR wise men’ —> evidenced by the phrase “Wisdom of their wise men shall PERISH” (Isaiah 29:14, KJV) —> where this FAKE Wisdom refers to the FEAR of GOD by a FALSE MAN MADE Teaching —> as it is Pointed out in the previous verse first (a clue) by the phrase “THEIR FEAR toward Me is TAUGHT by the PRECEPT of MEN” (Isaiah 29:13, KJV) —> which “REMOVED THEIR HEART far from Me” as He says in (Isaiah 28:13, KJV) —> which is in CONTEXT of the PREVIOUS Chapter (since the Bible didn’t come with chapters) —> as the ONLY FEAR and FALSE TEACHING of MEN Taught which is MENTIONED CLEARLY in the Previous Chapter (Isaiah 28) is the following —> that God CANNOT save from HELL and DEATH in Isaiah 28:15 (as the LIE or FALSEHOOD being referred to explicitly ‘causing a FAKE FEAR of God’, or the teaching of men correlating perfectly with Isaiah 29:13) —> and this WISDOM of THEIR Wise men in teaching that ‘God cannot do anything beyond Hell’ (implied from Isaiah 28:15) WILL PERISH as mentioned in Isaiah 29:14 —> because the “MARVELLOUS Work” (Isaiah 29:14, KJV) which HE WILL DO to “BRING TO PASS His Act, His Strange Act” (Isaiah 29:21, KJV) —> referring to the OPPOSITE of the Precept of men mentioned just now —> which is that HE WILL CANCEL DEATH and HELL (HADES) in the LAKE of FIRE (Revelation 20:14 – 15) eventually too (Isaiah 28:18) as Part of the REPORT or GOSPEL (Isaiah 28:19, Isaiah 53:1, John 12:38, Romans 10:16) —> where HE Will RANSOM out and REDEEM all contents of HADES & DEATH which is bound to the Lake of Fire too (if any still remain there) as Hosea 13:14 clearly MENTIONS this EMPTYING from HADES & DEATH in the Lake of Fire toward those bound to it first (in principle of Isaiah 28:15 with Isaiah 28:18) which He PROMISES to the WHOLE EARTH eventually, this SAME PROCESS of being SAVED from this Place (Isaiah 28:22) —> through Christ Alone (the CornerStone – Isaiah 28:16,Acts 4:11, 1 Corinthians 15:55 – 57) —> making ALL to Understand the GOSPEL and TRUTH (Isaiah 29:24) eventually too causing them to be SAVED in the END (1 Timothy 2:4 – KJV).
Yes, this MARVEL is in the Context of the Resurrection of the DEAD too (1 Corinthians 15:21) in regards to ALL being MADE ALIVE by CHRIST eventually (1 Corinthians 15:22) which is ECHOED Mysteriously in the GOSPEL itself in VERSES below with Regards to this SAME TOPIC (Context – Can you see this Amazing Truth about our Most Blessed Saviour?):
“For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him GREATER WORKS than THESE, so that you will MARVEL. “For just as the Father RAISES the DEAD and gives them LIFE, even so the Son also gives LIFE to whom He WISHES.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:20 – 21, NASB)
Are we able to understand it from the QUOTED VERSES itself without any ‘human explanation’?
“Because ye have said, We have made a COVENANT with DEATH, and with HELL are we at AGREEMENT; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall NOT come unto us: for we have made LIES our refuge, and under FALSEHOOD have we hid ourselves:” (Isaiah 28:15, KJV)
“JUDGMENT also will I lay to the line, and RIGHTEOUSNESS to the plummet: and the hail shall SWEEP AWAY the refuge of LIES, and the WATERS SHALL OVERFLOW the hiding place.” (Isaiah 28:17, KJV)
“and the smoke of their TORMENT doth go up to ages of Ages; and they have no rest DAY and NIGHT, who are bowing before the beast and his image, also if any doth receive the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:11, YLT)
“And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and DEATH and HADES gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then DEATH and HADES were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:13 – 15, NASB)
“From the TIME that it goeth forth it shall take you: for MORNING by MORNING shall it pass over, by DAY and by NIGHT: and it shall be a VEXATION only to UNDERSTAND the REPORT.” (Isaiah 28:19, KJV)
“For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER Judgment.” (James 2:13, NASB)
“From the hand of SHEOL I do RANSOM them, From DEATH I REDEEM them, Where is thy plague, O death? Where thy destruction, O Sheol? Repentance is hid from Mine eyes.” (Hosea 13:14, YLT)
“who will give account to Him who is ready to JUDGE the living and the DEAD.
For to this END the GOSPEL was PROCLAIMED EVEN to the DEAD, so that they might be judged indeed according to men in the flesh, but they might LIVE in the SPIRIT according to God.” (1 Peter 4:5 – 6, BLB)
*Please note that ‘the DEAD’ in verse 5 and verse 6 of 1 Peter 4 are the SAME DEAD and the word ‘might’ does NOT exist in Greek. It’s inserted for simplicity of reading and because it pertains to be FULFILLED where all of it is NOT Done yet but surely will (Isaiah 46:10) because God does it ALONE by Lord Jesus Christ only (Hence NO Failure, e.g. “bring to pass His Act, His Strange Act.” Isaiah 28:21 – KJV in regards to this SAME TOPIC, Isaiah 14:24, Isaiah 46:10 too generally in regards to the END). .
“They also that ERRED in SPIRIT SHALL COME to UNDERSTANDING, and they that MURMURED SHALL LEARN DOCTRINE” (Isaiah 29:14, KJV)
“No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day. “It is written in the prophets, ‘AND THEY SHALL ALL BE TAUGHT OF GOD.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 6:44 – 45, NASB)
“The Father loves the Son and has given ALL THINGS into His hand.” (John 3:35, NASB)
Such will be Raised at the LAST DAY of their punishment Time (within that AGE) when His MERCY Triumphs Over (and Ends that Judgment Sentence) which is Promised to ALL too:
“ALL that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly NOT cast out. “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. “This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I LOSE NOTHING, but RAISE it UP on the LAST DAY. “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who BEHOLDS the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will RAISE him up on the LAST DAY.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 6:37 – 40, NASB)
Please note that the case of ‘believing after SEEING/BEHOLDING’ is mentioned in the ‘spiritual world’ (implied) in John 6:40 and such will obtain the ‘eternal’, or more accurately age-during life too thereafter being Raised at the LAST DAY of their Punishment Sentence within that AGE as well as the Will of God Declares Majestically that He LOSES NOTHING (John 6:39) of the ALL things Given to Him (John 3:35) which refers to ALL CREATED THINGS (Colossians 1:16, John 1:3) where HE RECONCILES ALL eventually (Colossians 1:20) in its OWN TIMES (Ephesians 1:10, 1 Timothy 2:6, Acts 3:21) by NOT casting them out Post-Judgment toward the ALL Rational created things the Father has Placed in His Hands (John 6:37) as that is the Will of God regarding the :LAST DAY pertaining to the AGE being spoken of (John 6:38) as the CONSECUTIVE VERSES Reveal this GREAT MYSTERY regarding age-during life and being Raised on the LAST DAY.
As for believers, please consider:
“he who is eating My Flesh, and is drinking My Blood, hath life age-during, and I will RAISE him UP in the LAST DAY;” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 6:54, YLT)
That is, believers have a ‘particular type of Glorious life’ in the coming age (Luke 18:30) to ‘know Him more’ (John 17:3) and at the end of this ‘particular life’, they do NOT die but ‘live because He Lives’ (John 6:57, Luke 20:36) —-> and are RAISED UP further, evidenced by the phrase “I will RAISE him UP in the LAST DAY” (John 6:54, YLT) –> which must refer to the LAST DAY of that AGE-During LIFE simply because NO other TIME object is mentioned within John 6:54 – so it cannot refer to anything outside what is mentioned in this verse only —-> i.e. believers RISE from ‘strength to strength in Zion’ as “Every one of them appears before God in Zion.” (Psalm 84:7, NASB) —> in light of being RAISED from GLORY to GLORY [for example, the glory of the age-during life obtained first remains as per the principle in 2 Corinthians 3:11] —> and increases further [and hence that ‘particular AGE-DURING LIFE in THAT GLORY ENDS by the END of that AGE’] —> where believers DON’T DIE thereafter when this ‘particular’ age-during life ends —> as He mentions that “he also who is eating Me, even that one shall live because of Me;” (John 6:57, YLT) —> which can be understood as a FURTHER INCREASE in GLORY as it is WRITTEN “being TRANSFORMED into the same IMAGE from GLORY to GLORY, just as from the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NASB) —> as the meaning of the phrase “I will RAISE him UP in the LAST DAY” (John 6:54, YLT) of that AGE-During Life.
The Glory and Life of the believer must certainly exceed other men who are SAVED in the spirit world in Principle of ‘being least & greatest’ (Matthew 5:19) with regards to the Resurrection of the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:21, 1 Corinthians 15:42) in regards to ALL who die in Adam being MADE ALIVE eventually (post-Judgment as the END) by CHRIST (1 Corinthians 15:22) where such may DIFFER in the GLORY (1 Corinthians 15:39 – 41) of the RESURRECTED spiritual bodies given (1 Corinthians 15:44) as God Wills (1 Corinthians 15:38) where this Resurrected Body is IMPERISHABLE (or INCORRUPTIBLE, 1 Corinthians 15:42) meaning that it is SINLESS implying that ALL will be SAVED (John 6:37) too when this Raising Up at the LAST DAY happens for them as Well (1 Corinthians 15:49) as this is the WILL of GOD (John 6:38, 1 Peter 4:6), and Christ LOSES NOTHING (John 6:39) of the ALL things given to Him by the LAST DAY of the AGE in concern (John 3:35, Colossians 1:16, 1 Corinthians 15:28).
Thus, God SAVES ALL Men eventually as it is WRITTEN:
“For the GRACE of God has appeared, BRINGING SALVATION to ALL MEN,” (Titus 2:11, NASB)
“Who [God our Saviour] WILL HAVE ALL MEN to be SAVED, and to COME unto the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH.” (1 Timothy 2:4, KJV)
Beyond men, the WHOLE WORLD or ALL too:
“WHO did give Himself a RANSOM for ALL — the TESTIMONY in its own TIMES –” (1 Timothy 2:6, YLT)
“and He Himself is the PROPITIATION for our sins; and not for ours only, but ALSO for those of the WHOLE WOLRD.” (1 John 2:2, NASB)
“For God has shut up ALL in DISOBEDIENCE so that He may show MERCY to ALL.” (Romans 11:32, NASB)
“For God hath concluded them ALL in UNBELIEF, that He might have MERCY upon ALL.” (Romans 11:32, KJV)
I repeat the word “might” or “may” does NOT exist in the Greek for the quoted Verses above and this signify that it will COME TO PASS eventually as a TESTIMONY in its OWN TIMES just like the phrase “scripture might be fulfilled” (John 19:28, KJV) as when God does it, it WILL COME TO PASS eventually in regards to this Topic of God Saving from Hell too (as mentioned in Isaiah 28:21 with regards to Isaiah 28:18 too – in Perfect Context).
What does God say next in Isaiah 28 after mentioning all this?
He intends the SAME CONSUMPTION (or END of Hell likewise too post-Judgment) upon the WHOLE EARTH:
“Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a CONSUMPTION, even determined upon the WHOLE EARTH.
Give ye ear, and HEAR My VOICE; HEARKEN, and HEAR My SPEECH.” (Isaiah 28:22 – 23, NASB)
If we decide to ‘ignore God or mock/scorn His Word’ in regards to this TOPIC in Isaiah 28, He warns (please be ‘wise’):
“Now therefore be ye not MOCKERS, lest your BANDS be made STRONG:…” (Isaiah 28:22, KJV)
That’s the Meaning of being SAVED by HIS MERCY Only:
“So then it does NOT depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God Who has MERCY.” (Romans 9:16, NASB)
even toward ‘believers too’ – context:
“He SAVED US, NOT on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His MERCY, by the Washing of Regeneration and Renewing by the Holy Spirit,” (Titus 3:5, NASB)
“See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to DEATH and give LIFE. I have WOUNDED and it is I Who HEAL, And there is no one who can deliver from My Hand.” (Deuteronomy 32:39, NASB)
“For He inflicts PAIN, and gives RELIEF; He WOUNDS, and His Hands also HEAL.” (Job 5:18, NASB)
Yes it all ends well through God in Christ as the first part is that He ‘KILLS or causes DEATH and brings down to SHEOL/HADES/HELL’ —> but it doesn’t end there as He also will MAKE ALIVE [from DEATH, implied] and will RAISE them UP those who are bound to SHEOL/HADES/HELL first as the Verse below mentions this in the Correct ORDER of Occurrence too as it is WRITTEN:
“The LORD kills and MAKES ALIVE; He brings down to SHEOL and RAISES UP.” (1 Samuel 2:6, NASB)
“where, O Death, thy sting? where, O Hades, thy victory?’” (1 Corinthians 15:55, YLT)
Are we really able to Understand this HOPE of the Gospel which is TRULY GOOD NEWS to ALL CREATION too (Mark 16:15)?
HOPE of the Gospel – Have you Realized this GLORIOUS TRUTH?
For example please note the word HOPE in 1 Timothy 4:10 (sometimes translated as TRUST in light of ALL Men being SAVED), in Colossians 1:23 with regards to ALL CREATION being Reconciled back to Him as mentioned in Colossians 1:20 with Colossians 1:16 first, in Romans 8:20 with regards to Creation being set Free from SIN & its EFFECTS being SINLESS again in Romans 8:21, in 1 Corinthians 15:19 with regards to the Resurrection of the Dead beyond this life toward the WICKED too as it is stated in Acts 24:15 and in James 1:18 as us (believers) being the first-fruits (and not the only fruits of this Perfect and Good Gift, James 1:17) too:
“Every GOOD thing given and every PERFECT Gift is from above, coming down from the FATHER of LIGHTS, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the Word of Truth, so that we would be a kind of FIRST FRUITS among HIS CREATURES.” (James 1:17 – 18, NASB)
“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, NASB)
“because in Him were CREATED ALL THINGS in the heavens and upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or lordships or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and unto Him.
and by Him to RECONCILE ALL THINGS to Himself, having made Peace by the BLOOD of His Cross through Him, whether the things on the earth or the things in the heavens.
if indeed you continue in the faith, established and firm, and not being moved away from the HOPE of the GOSPEL that you have heard, having been PROCLAIMED in ALL CREATION under heaven, of which I Paul have become a minister.” (Colossians 1:16, 20, 23, BLB)
The HOPE is not fully fulfilled yet as it is in progress toward ALL CREATION as mentioned in these VERSES and that’s why the tenses in Greek or in Scripture generally must be viewed PROPHETICALLY in the SURETY that what is WRITTEN will be ACCOMPLISHED in the END:
“Declaring the END from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have NOT been Done, Saying, ‘My Purpose will be Established, And I will accomplish ALL My Good Pleasure’;” (Isaiah 46:10, NASB)
“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.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:18, NASB)
“YOU HAVE PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET.” For in SUBJECTING ALL THINGS to Him, He left NOTHING that is NOT subject to Him. But now we do NOT yet see ALL THINGS SUBJECTED to Him.” (Hebrews 2:8, NASB)
In verse above (Hebrews 2:8, NASB) —> the phrase “He left NOTHING that is NOT subject to Him” in the context of “in SUBJECTING ALL THINGS to Him” itself PROVES that ALL CREATION will be Reconciled (Colossians 1:16 with Colossians 1:20, John 6:37) with Him LOSING NONE (John 6:39) of the ALL THINGS (John 3:35, John 13:3) Restored back to Him (Acts 3:21), Made New (Revelation 21:5) and Beautiful too (Ecclesiastes 3:11) eventually as these Verses agree Perfectly toward the END (1 Corinthians 15:24) that God WILL BE ALL IN ALL (1 Corinthians 15:28).
“For the CREATION was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in HOPE that the CREATION itself also will be SET FREE from its slavery to corruption into the FREEDOM of the GLORY of the CHILDREN of God. For we know that the WHOLE CREATION groans and suffers the pains of childbirth TOGETHER until now.” (Romans 8:20 – 22, NASB)
“having a HOPE in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a RESURRECTION of BOTH the RIGHTEOUS and the WICKED.” (Acts 24:15, NASB)
“If we have HOPED in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man came death, by a MAN also came the RESURRECTION of the DEAD.
For as in Adam ALL die, so also in Christ ALL will be MADE ALIVE.
But EACH in his own ORDER: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming,
then comes the END, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.
For He must Reign UNTIL He has put all His enemies under His Feet.
The last enemy that will be abolished is death.
For HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET. But when He says, “All things are put in subjection,” it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him.
When ALL THINGS are SUBJECTED to Him, then the Son Himself also will be SUBJECTED to the One who SUBJECTED ALL THINGS to Him, so that God may be ALL in All.” (1 Corinthians 15:19 – 28, NASB)
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“For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has Shone in our hearts to give the LIGHT of the KNOWLEDGE of the GLORY of God in the FACE of CHRIST.” (2 Corinthians 4:6, NASB)
“And I, when I am Lifted Up from the earth, will DRAW ALL MEN to Myself.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 12:32, BSB)
“and to God — thanks, to Him Who is Giving us the Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ;” (1 Corinthians 15:57, NASB)