A Prophecy Regarding ‘all sin (Singular in Original Koine Greek) of the world’ to Be “Removed eventually” [Many Post Afterlife Judgment, Hebrews 9:27 with James 2:13, Romans 11:32) in Post below as Uttered by the Fore-Runner of Christ Himself, ‘John the Baptist’ in John 1:29.
Yes that’s the Meaning of the Biblical Phrase “Saviour of the World” in 1 John 4:14 as Scripture interprets Scripture.
Which is the Key Verse to Understand this “as it is Written”?
“and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.” – apostle John (1 John 2:2, NASB)
P/S: Did First Christianity understand these Verses as thus?
Yes, to quote from Page 62 of the ‘Lost Orthodoxy’ Book:
So, the fragment above appears to agree with the explanation given earlier in that Clement
sees that the SOUL itself needs SALVATION and hence if the wicked have immortal souls by nature, it is impossible for them to have an end to their misery (and hence the converse
must be true, in that the wicked must have non-immortal souls which is for their good as
they can be ‘made new’ post ‘destruction’).
Also, the only way a SOUL can be IMMORTAL (as it is with the case of Christians) is that it may be SAVED by the Grace of God making it
‘sinless’ or as Clement says, ‘angelic’.
The earlier quote also does NOT agree to Clement’s Universalist quotes which questions its reliability such as (from the same source above):
“Ver. 2. “And not only for our sins,”–that is for those of the faithful,–is the Lord the
propitiator, does he say, “but also for the whole world.” He, indeed, SAVES ALL; but some
[He saves], converting them by punishments; others, however, who follow voluntarily [He
saves] with dignity of honour; so “that every knee should bow to Him, of things in heaven,
and things on earth, and things under the earth;” that is, angels, men, and souls that before His advent have departed from this temporal life.” (Clement of Alexandria, Fragments)
Blessed be Lord Jesus Christ!
“For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall Stand at the Latter Day upon the earth:
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?
Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment” (Job 19:25 – 29, KJV)
P/S 2: Regarding non-biblical mere ‘human cultural rules’
Apostle Paul explains in Verse in Image regarding the ‘Pointlessness in obeying such Rules’ in the ‘end’:
P/S 3: The Best Exegesis: “No Exegesis” a. k. a. “As it is Written”.
The Answer to all doubts, Lord Jesus Christ Declared the Verse in Image Prophetically toward All Mankind’s End (John 12:32):
Faith Dilemma – Which Type of Faith in Christ?
There’s Plenty of Eternal Hell faith with and without Christianity.
There’s little “Universal Salvation Faith in Lord Jesus Christ” throughout the end times.
Christ’s Remark in Image points to a ‘rare and unique Faith in Him’, as He says will He “Really find Faith”?
Which also means the ‘mass of faith’ in Him must lack it. Please note that the only thing consistently common across ‘almost all mainstream denominations of Christianity be it the Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox’ is their unifying belief in ‘eternal Hell’. Hence could this be the ‘lack in faith’ Christ is Pointing to?
Interesting, isn’t it?
Faith in Christ = ‘what a person believes about Lord Jesus Christ’
Faith of Christ = Lord Jesus Christ’s Perfect Faith when He Walked the Earth in Flesh as a Man.
Fight – to Make Known the Mystery of the Gospel/Christ
Our Fight is ‘spiritual’ and NOT ‘other human beings who are led by various errors’ as the battle ‘includes theological arguments pointing to the Mystery/Secret of Christ’ (yes, you read that right as one of the next (Consecutive) Verse to the Verse in Image confirms this ‘as it is Written’):
“And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the Mystery of the Gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” – apostle Paul (Ephesians 6:19 – 20, KJV)
P/S: What Mystery of the Gospel is apostle Paul referring to?
The ‘Mystery of Christ’ is ‘Universal Salvation’ in ‘Gathering All things in Christ Eventually’ as apostle Paul’s Own Words Prove it as it is Written below (from this ‘same letter’ – Context):
“which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the MYSTERY of HIS WILL, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the FULLNESS of the TIMES, that is, the SUMMING up of ALL THINGS in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him” (Ephesians 1:8 – 10, NASB)
P/S: Did First Christianity Understand the ‘All things’ in Ephesians 1:10 to be defined in that way?
Yes, to quote (from Pages 79 – 81 of the ‘Lost Orthodoxy’ Book):
“… Proclaimed through the prophets the dispensations of God, and the advents, and the birth from a virgin, and the passion, and the resurrection from the dead, and the ascension into heaven in the flesh of the beloved Christ Jesus, our Lord, and His [FUTURE] manifestation from heaven in the glory of the Father “to GATHER ALL THINGS in ONE,” and to RAISE UP ANEW ALL FLESH of the WHOLE HUMAN RACE, in order that to Christ Jesus, our Lord, and God, and Saviour, and King, according to the will of the invisible Father, “every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and THINGS UNDER the EARTH, and that every tongue should confess” to Him, …” (Irenaeous, ‘Against Heresies’, Book I, Chapter X.-Unity of the Faith of the Church Throughout the Whole World, Point 1).
Please note this phrase ‘carefully’ in the above —–> “to RAISE UP ANEW ALL FLESH of the WHOLE HUMAN RACE” —–> including the THINGS UNDER the EARTH or in HELL or LAKE of FIRE or GEHENNA or HADES even now —> which proves Universal Salvation for “All Men” eventually —-> because the phrase “RAISE UP ANEW ALL FLESH” ——> cannot refer to the first ‘resurrected flesh for Judgment toward the wicked’ (John 5:28 – 29) —–> simply because in Irenaeous’ own words, during Judgment, the ‘first resurrection of the wicked for Judgment’ is with their ‘OLD sinful flesh*’ ——-> (and NOT ‘a new flesh’ as it is described above toward the WHOLE or ALL Human Race eventually proving that for the wicked) —–> there must be a ‘second resurrection to obtain this HOPE of a NEW FLESH’ (Acts 24:15) as part of the being MADE ALIVE part of Christ’s Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:21) which applies to ALL MEN (1 Corinthians 15:22) including them too.
*(Point 10b later where only the righteous’ Old Flesh is HEALED and the wicked remain in IDENTICAL BODIES for JUDGMENT without being Healed or Restored to Sinless-ness, implied).
This is how St. Irenaeous of Lyons himself UNDERSTANDS the Universal Salvation part pertaining to ALL MEN PROPHETICALLY in his ‘own words’ from the above (agreeing PERFECTLY to 1 Timothy 2:4 – KJV, 1 Timothy 4:10 and the Sibyline Oracles too – in obedience to 2 Peter 1:20 as well):
“to GATHER ALL THINGS in ONE,” (Ephesians 1:9 – 10) = “and to RAISE UP ANEW ALL FLESH of the WHOLE HUMAN RACE” (in the Context of All Men, as John 17:2 – 3 means this too as part of God making ALL things NEW in the Context of ALL MEN too, Revelation 21:5).
How do we know, that the above is for the FUTURE, hence a PROPHETIC Statement?
Please note that Irenaeous quotes the Context of Ephesians 1:9 – 10 first, i.e. to ‘Gather All things in One’ which in Ephesians 1:10 itself records as the ‘dispensation of the fulness of the times – plural,’ (YLT) —> where these PLURAL – TIMES are in the FUTURE —> because do note the word ‘[FUTURE]’ in the translation above itself when Speaking of this.
Indeed, these things will be accomplished by Him in the ‘FUTURE Manifestation plural-TIMES’ by Him achieving His Will to ‘Gather All things in One in Him’ —> where a special highlight is the Context of ALL MEN or ‘every human being ever created’ —-> where Irenaeous says Prophetically that it will cause ALL MEN to be MADE ALIVE by Christ in a NEW RESURRECTED FLESH (‘sinless’, implied in agreement to 1 Corinthians 15:21 – 22, Romans 5:18 – 19) —> in Irenaeous’ words, ‘RAISE UP ANEW ALL FLESH of the WHOLE HUMAN RACE’ (eventually).
Since we understand now that SALVATION refers to being RESURRECTED in a SINLESS FLESH to LIVE, a ‘second resurrection’ for the ‘wicked must thus be in place after the second death’ (though the phrase ‘second resurrection for the wicked’ is NOT explicitly stated in Scripture). The Infamous Verse below which speaks of ALL MEN to be SAVED points to this HOPE too:
“Who [God] WILL HAVE ALL MEN to be SAVED, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” – apostle Paul (1 Timothy 2:4, KJV)
“according as Thou didst give to Him authority over ALL FLESH, that — ALL that Thou hast GIVEN to Him — He may GIVE to them life age-during;” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:2, YLT)
[God] WILL HAVE ALL MEN to be SAVED (1 Timothy 2:4) = ALL MEN will eventually be Resurrected in a SINLESS FLESH (John 17:2).
Yes, Irenaeous hints that the JUST JUDGMENT of God makes ALL THINGS —-> GOOD (including the WICKED – please note this word ‘carefully’ in the below – in ‘his own words’):
” has the Lord said: “Judge not, that ye be not judged: for with what judgment ye shall judge, ye shall be judged.” [The meaning is] not certainly that we should not find fault with sinners, nor that we should consent to those who act wickedly; but that we should not pronounce an unfair judgment on the dispensations of God, inasmuch as He has Himself made provision that all things shall turn out for good, in a way consistent with justice.” (Irenaeous of Lyons, ‘Against Heresies’, Book 4, Chapter XXX, Point 3)
I repeat, with EMPHASIS in [brackets] too for clarity:
“… has the Lord said: “Judge not, that ye be not judged: for with what judgment ye shall judge, ye shall be judged.” [The meaning is] NOT certainly that we should NOT find fault with SINNERS, nor that we should consent to THOSE who act WICKEDLY; but that we should NOT PRONOUNCE an UNFAIR JUDGMENT on the DISPENSATIONS of God, inasmuch as HE has Himself MADE PROVISION that ALL [Created] THINGS SHALL TURN out for GOOD, in a WAY CONSISTENT with JUSTICE. …” (Irenaeous of Lyons, ‘Against Heresies’, Book 4, Chapter XXX, Point 3)
Isn’t it obvious that Irenaeous is explaining that “Pronouncing” the “Fair Judgment of God” —–> toward SINNERS and the WICKED —–> includes understanding the “dispensations (time)” God has Prepared —-> to make ALL CREATED THINGS (including these SINNERS and WICKED aforementioned – Context) to be GOOD again —–> (proving that EVIL will cease to exist eventually) —-> in a way which is CONSISTENT with JUSTICE.
Shouldn’t we preach the SAME about the RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT of GOD?
‘First Definition, First Christianity’ – Anonymous