Wednesday, June 22, 2016

On "God Will Have All Mankind To Be Saved"

In Chapter 2 of 1 Timothy is the following (referred to at the masthead of this site) after saying that all in authority should be prayed for and such:

Verse 3: "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; (Verse 4) Who will have all men to be saved (other Bibles use the word "mankind", so women are not left out, okay?), and to come unto the knowledge of the truth, (verse 5) For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (verse 6) Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."

Then in Philippians Chapter 2 we read referring to Christ, starting with verse 9 (note the black star in the KJV meaning a fulfilled prophecy) "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,, and given him a name which is above every other name: (verse 10) That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; (verse 11) And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (and notice the white star indicating a prophecy that had yet to be fulfilled at the time of the writing of the verse).

But does this mean all mankind actually will be saved? God "would" have all mankind to be saved is stating that "would" means "wishes" or "wants" all mankind to be saved.

But in various places in the Bible (Romans Chapter 2, or Galatians Chapter 3, or other places....many other places!) is clearly stated that Jesus is the Way, Truth, Life, and that no one comes to the Father except through Him. 1 John 2:22 clearly states that one who denies Jesus is the Christ denieth the Father and the Son and is a liar, an anti-Christ, while verse 23 clearly states one who has NOT the Son has NOT the Father, but one who has the Son has the Father also. Since Christ is our Advocate in the face of our adversary Satan at Judgment, why would one want to deny Christ as the Son?

Now I bring up the issue of "God would have all mankind to be saved" for a couple of reasons:

1. Many Christians (and I daresay most Jews) believe that all Jews will be saved, regardless of whether or not they accept Christ as Savior, which is what John Hagee and others preach because the Jews are, say, "the apple of God's eye" and other reasons. That at some point even those who hate Christ--you know, like Saul of Tarsus did before Christ appeared to him and then he becomes the Apostle Paul--either at the moment of His coming or right before or right after, will accept Christ as Savior simply because "God will write" Christ "onto their hearts." Refer to Ezekiel Chapter 36, where it says in verse 26, "A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit will I put within you."

But does this refer to the time frame of the present, while a state called Israel exists, a state that clearly does NOT have the spirit of Christ among most of its residents (Jewish or "Arab"). So how can Hagee or anyone else claim that Christ or no-Christ, all Jews will be saved? Or does this refer to the future at the second coming of Christ where one minute Jew hates Christ but then Christ comes and he then loves Christ? Or does this refer to when Christ came back in the year 4 BC, and then His Ministry, where thousands of Jews accepted Christ, including Paul? Or, as some believe, all Jews--in fact, all mankind, becomes saved through repentance at Judgment time? Having been a frequent visitor to L. Ray Smith's Bible-Truth site (which may be down now--he died several years ago) where they preached this "universal reconciliation" doctrine, I used to believe this.

But it is clear, only belief in Christ as Savior will have one saved. This is what the Bible says in many places. But the thing is, there might be a time around judgment when God and Christ give every single human a final chance to accept Christ, and this be saved. I just do not know when this event could take place.

2. If the first point holds water, then another issue arises: given that many humans today either are being "enhanced" with non-human parts (for health reasons, for instance hearts from animals), or desire to be enhanced so that they can maybe live forever (and this escape God's Wrath)--that is, the transhumanist movement beloved by the wealthy elites like Kurzweil and others--and have their DNA changed--supposedly this is what Nimrod did some years after Noah's flood when he built Babylon on the Plains of Shinar, becoming a "mighty man" or "gibborhim" in Hebrew, and even more profound DNA changes happened before the Flood beginning with the descending of the Fallen Angels mating with the "daughters of men" in Genesis Chapter 6 to produce "giants" or "nephilim" in Hebrew, and, after (according to Rob Skiba) the nephilim killed each other off infront of their Angel-Human parents, their DNA was still used to produce hybrid offspring that was not fully human (and the Book of Enoch confirms the killing off of the giants who were descended from the Angels, as well as the confining of these fallen Angels to the underworld called Tartarus--in the Book of Revelation they are unleashed). Genesis 6 confirms that nearly all human DNA was corrupted somehow, except for Noah and his three sons (but according to Skiba, their wives may have been corrupted, and I have no doubt that Ham's wife had to have been...his son Cush begat Nimrod who knew about the arcane knowledge to make himself a "mighty man" and the Titans of ancient Greece are also descended from Ham through Mizrahim, and the Rephahim the Israelites saw when they went to conquer Canaan were also descended from ham through Canaan (and remember the Philistine Goliath).

My point is this: what with transhumanism, other bodily enhancements deemed necessary by doctors and others, and possible genetic modification of human DNA (heck they use it on plants and animals---why not humans?) supposedly to "get rid of Downs Syndrome" and other pretexts to change human DNA without telling anyone about it, plus the so-called "designer babies" that rich folks want, who is to say that everyone on planet Earth will indeed be fully human in the times before the second coming of Christ, which Christ Himself refers to as the "Days of Noah"?

There are those who think anyone with any human DNA changes or "enhancements" which make the person NOT fully human will be denied a chance to be saved, at whatever point the chance arrives--and these who make these claims may be right.

That leads to the possibility that these changes could constitute the "mark of the Beast" for those who "accept" these changes. And if folks do NOT accept these changes?

We shall see, but as Christ even said, for the sake of the elect, the time of trouble will be shortened, because if not shortened, no one would survive this period.

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