I've heard many Christians who do not understand
God's eternal purposes say, "If God is going to save everyone, then why did
Christ even have to die for us, and why then should we risk everything, even
possibly our lives, to deliver an unnecessary
To these I simply share that it is the death of our
Saviour Jesus Christ that makes it possible for everyone to be "saved"
in the first place. ALL have sinned ...
and Christ died for ALL. ALL get saved because of Christ's sacrifice
for ALL (each in their own rank and order (1 Cor. 15). This is a process
that is worked out over the course of many ages, though. Not all are
now saved. Nor will all will be saved during the coming
age. But when God's plan and purposes for His creation are fully
wrought out ... God will be ALL in ALL (I don't know how anyone can make
sense out of "predestination" without this).
In regard to "delivering an unnecessary message" ...
What could possibly lead people to believe that a message is
required to save SOME men but is not required to save ALL
Let's look at it this way (an analogy borrowed from a
If there are one hundred people trapped in a burning
building and ten firemen can possibly save ten of them, does that
mean that to save ALL people NO FIREMEN are required? If the
intention is to save ALL people trapped in the building should NO FIREMEN
be sent, but if the intent is to save only SOME people
then firemen must be dispatched?
The truth, beloved, is that the Gospel of the Kingdom must
be preached in all the world for a witness, then the "end" will come.
Unfortunately, little of this "Kingdom" Gospel has been
known by most Christians during the Pentecostal age. Up until this
point most of Christendom has had some understanding of the
Gospel of salvation, but very few saints have had
understanding of God's Plan of the Ages -- which includes the
Restitution of All Things and the Reconciliation of ALL Men..
But we are at the dawn of a new day, beloveds ... thank
God for that.