God's Abundant Mercy

 A Ministry of Grace, Love and Hope

Redemption 

Traditionalism Teaches

  • Satan has the victory, only a few will be redeemed. Christ's mission was prevented by the enemy, who deceived Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The only hope is if you are lucky enough to find Christ among the hordes of Christian denominations that all have contradicting interpretations. Unfortunately, this is what Christian traditions have promoted as Biblical. But....is this truly Biblical?
  • God loses all He created to the wisdom of Satan. Satan kills and destroys all of creation and continues to have dominion for all eternity. If the majority chose Satan, then the devil is more successful than the Savior?
  • Adam's ability to condemn all people was stronger than Christ's ability to redeem all people. If only a few are saved, then logically Christ's ability to bring all into life was a complete failure?
  • The Love, Mercy, and Grace of God are irrelevant, we still need faith and works. But, which is it, Protestants and Catholics have a different answer to this question. Didn't Martin Luther pave the way to examine for ourselves the Grace of God?

Everyone has a family member or friend who rejects Christianity in one way or another. But, do we really believe they are going to suffer for all eternity, and if we did, wouldn't we do anything and everything to keep them from torture forever? Does God love our family and friends less than we do?

People who are in a cult or the wrong denomination are all doomed. But does any sect have infallible knowledge, does God's grace intercede on their behalf?

What if someone is mentally ill, abused by the clergy, never hears the Gospel in their lifetime, or never has access to a bible; are they all doomed to spend an eternity in suffering and torment?


"But in Your great compassion, You did not put an end to them; nor did You forsake them, for You are a gracious and compassionate God. " Nehemiah 9:19

Scripture: 1 Cor 13, John 10:10, 2 Peter 1:19, Heb 13:5. Romans 8:34, 1 Tim 4:10, John 12:32, Ps 136:1. Matt 18:14. Jude 1:12, Luke 15:4, 1 Peter 4:6, Rev 5:13, Phil, 2:10, Romans 14:11, Romans 8:38-39, Jonah 2:2.


REDEMPTION FOR ALL TEACHES

  • Christ had complete victory over the devil, who deceived Adam and Eve. Regardless if you believe or do not believe in the literal account of Genesis, the moral of the story is... humanity has been deceived for generations. If God is a Savior, wouldn't He defeat the devil and his schemes? Christ and His apostles spoke about the devil in terms of being a murderer, and a thief, who came to steal, kill and destroy. But what did Christ accomplish? He brought life, He won back our full inheritance, and He is going to restore all things! A typology is foretold in the book of Job. Job lost everything, but in the end, everything the devil destroyed, God restored!
  • Does God reside in Heaven hoping human evangelism will reach enough people? Christ told us our yoke was light if saving people is up to us through evangelism efforts, that is a huge yoke! Evangelism is a great opportunity to tell people the good news. God isn't hoping we get the job done, because He DID get the job done. He tells us that He accomplishes what men cannot and that He is unwilling any perish. He also tells us that the devil is a defeated foe, and that nothing can separate us from His love, and that no one will snatch us from His hand!
  • We all like happy endings, in Restorative justice, the story ends with God's having victory over evil. How sad it would be if the story ended with the devil who is evil having all the victory? God, who created everything restores creation to its former glory, and God gets all the praise and glory, not the evil one. Why would anyone call this heresy?
  • It is safe to assume that God wouldn't sacrifice it all to win only a little or a few. And He doesn't just leave it up to human will or choice, but by His infallible wisdom. We should always assume God's ways are higher than our ways, His wisdom reaches higher than our thoughts.
  • Traditions of men have always been more focused on human effort. God's grace covers us all, so no man can boast.
  • God accomplished the goal of redemption, and indicated all will know me, from the least to the greatest, all men will draw near to me. The same all Adam condemned, are the same all Christ justified and redeemed! No man can take credit for Salvation! It is finished.

Scripture: Col 2:15, 1 Cor 15:22, Matt 11:30, acts 3:21, Isa 55:9, Eph 2:9, Jer 31:34, Col 2:8, Eph 4:10, 1 Cor 15:28, John chapter 1, John 8:44, Luke 22':31, Job 1:8, Duet 30:3, Acts 3:20.