Does the Bible Teach That Everyone Will Be Saved in the End?

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Does the Bible Teach That Everyone Will Be Saved in the End?

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Does the Bible teach that in the end everyone will be saved?

In this case, we need to take the following description, “things in heaven and things on Earth,” as explanatory of all things. In other words, Paul is saying, God will unite all things in him, namely, things in heaven and things on Earth. The “things” in this context refer to things in heaven and things on earth. Hades, or Hell, is completely left out here. Remember, Ephesians is Paul's doctrine of the Church as Christ’s body, that's basically what the book of Ephesians is about. The main point is that Jew and Gentile together are chosen, redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and will be glorified as members of Christ's body. He's the head, we're the body. So, he's given us pastors and teachers to bring the word that builds us up into the unity of the faith, the body of Christ, and in that light, the wonderful promise of God uniting all things in Christ, things in heaven, and things on earth, includes not only Jews and Gentiles but angels, as well as human beings. — Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. Do you believe God's will is usually something we want to do or something we are usually afraid of doing, like Abraham, Jonah, and the disciples?

2. When the Bible speaks about uniting all things in heaven and earth and every knee bowing to confess that Jesus is Lord, does this mean that in the end everyone will be saved?

3. My wife and I are having a difficult time with our faith right now.  I want to be able to tell her that God is faithful, but I don’t know what to say. Do you have any advice in this area?

4. I love the way you describe the distinction between law and gospel. Is there another kind of instruction we find in the wisdom books? Is wisdom another category? If so, how would you describe this in relation to law and gospel?

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