WHAT DOES 1 CORINTHIANS 22,23 TRULY MEAN?

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WHAT DOES 1 CORINTHIANS 15:22,23 TRULY MEAN?



According to the Christians who sincerely believe and teach that EVERYONE will eventually be saved, they claim that PROOF of universalism is found in 1 Corinthians 15:22.23.

NO! Many thousands of times NO! That is THEIR erroneous INTERPRETATION of 1 Corinthians 15:22,23 that they CLAIM as being proof that all human beings will be saved eventually. And that is one of the biggest LIES and doctrine of devils ever to exist. Let us read 1 Corinthians 15:23,23 when it is left in its CONTEXT.


1 Corinthians 15:20-28.


“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. (Or DIED. This means that Jesus is the very first human being that has died and has been brought back to life and then changed from being mortal to be given immortality to never died again. Jesus has become the firstborn among many BRETHREN)

21.  For since by man came death, by man came also the RESURRECTION of the dead. (Meaning that everyone who has died whether they are saved or unsaved will be resurrected from physical death to be made alive again so that they can be JUDGED. It is appointed for man to die ONCE. See Hebrews 9:27. But the Bible ALSO teaches us of a SECOND DEATH in the lake of FIRE at the END of the Millennium. To know the difference between physical death and the second death please read the study “WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE?” The Bible teaches us that after the resurrection of Jesus there will be TWO resurrections that are separated by 1000 years. And ONLY the SAVED dead IN Jesus Christ will be resurrected in the FIRST resurrection AT the second coming of Jesus right BEFORE the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And in the second and final resurrection BOTH those who are found righteous DURING the Millennium and ALL the wicked from Adam to the end of the Millenium will be resurrected and JUDGED by their WORKS. And in the final resurrection, ONLY that will be some resurrected to eternal life and the rest will be resurrected to eternal destruction in the lake of fire which is called the SECOND DEATH)

22.  For as in Adam all die, even so IN Christ shall ALL be made ALIVE. (Meaning that ONLY those who are IN Jesus Christ who are JUDGED to be faithful followers of Jesus will be made alive first and then they will be CHANGED in a twinkling of an eye to be given eternal life along WITH those Christians IN Jesus Christ who will have remained ALIVE physically unto the COMING of Jesus)

23.  BUT every man in his own order: (Meaning every SAVED person IN Jesus Christ will be resurrected, then JUDGED WORTHY, and then given eternal life or immortality, according to 1 Corinthian 15:50-54, which is part of this SAME CONTEXT. BUT even every truly born-again Christian IN Jesus Christ will be resurrected in their OWN ORDER. And what I mean by this is that there will be TWO harvests of those saved IN Jesus Christ to become firstfruits unto God. Let us see the order of the SAVED people being given ETERNAL LIFE. Order #1) Christ the firstfruits; (So then, Jesus was the FIRST human being to ever be given immortality. Order #2) afterward they that ARE Christ's AT his coming. (The second group of people to become FIRSTFRUITS unto God will be true born-again faithful Christians IN Jesus Christ AT the second coming of Jesus right BEFORE the Millennium. And this INCLUDES all the Old Testament SAINTS and every faithful Christian from the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2 all the way to the SECOND coming of Jesus. To understand why I say the Old Testament saints please read the study “WHAT AND WHERE IS PARADISE?” But for now, please understand that the name of Jesus is the ONLY name given among men whereby we MUST be SAVED. Understand that when Jesus died his Soul DESCENDED first to the holding place of the dead and he PREACHED the GOSPEL to the RIGHTEOUS who had died from Adam to the cross so that they could BELIEVE in the NAME of Jesus the same as those alive in their PHYSICAL BODIES. Order #3)

24.  Then comes the END, WHEN he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. (The END is speaking of the SECOND and final resurrection at the END of the Millennium which is when the FINAL Day of Judgment will occur. And ONLY those who are found to be righteous IN Jesus Christ DURING the Millenium will be given immortality at the END. Most of them will be Hebrew Israelites who accept Jesus during the Millennium. BUT there will also be many of the Gentile nations who will also be saved as well DURING the Millenium. This is what we are CALLED to PREACH! We are NOT called to preach a gospel that says good righteous people who have never even had a chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ WILL, without fail, be given a chance to hear the gospel before they JUDGED. There is only ONE verse in the Bible that I have found the even remotely hints that RIGHTEOUS good people might be saved by their WORKS ALONE. But that is NOT the one true GOSPEL that we are CALLED to be preaching. A far as those who are wicked sinners, NONE of them have any hope of being saved AFTER they have DIED. Again, the END comes after the 1000 year REIGN of Jesus has ENDED)

25.  For he must REIGN, TILL he (Almighty God the Father) has put all enemies under his feet. 

26.  The LAST enemy that shall be DESTROY is DEATH. (And we know from Revelation chapter 20 that DEATH will be destroyed in the lake of fire at the END of the 1000 year REIGN of Jesus. And we also know from Revelation chapter 20 that the SECOND and final resurrection will take place at the END of the Millennium and that there will be ANOTHER Day of Judgment when the REST of the dead are resurrected and JUDGED. And in that second and final resurrection ONLY there will be some resurrected to everlasting immortal life. BUT the rest will be resurrected to eternal DESTRUCTION in the lake of fire which is the SECOND DEATH. So then the third and FINAL order of people to be saved will take place at the END of the Millennium. Keep in mind that the final JUDGMENT will take place BEFORE the wicked sinners are cast into the lake of fire. So it is IMPOSSIBLE for the lake of fire to be a so-called “refining fire” to supposedly PURGE the wicked sinners from their sin. To ME, that THEORY of the lake of fire purging away sins denies the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross. It makes Jesus as having died in VAIN and gives the lake of fire the GLORY for saving MOST of humanity)

27.  For he has put all things under his feet. But when he said all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 

28.  And WHEN all things shall be subdued unto him, (Speaking of the END in verse 24) then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.” 


Here is another INTERPRETATION of this “cherry-picked” verse right out of it CONTEXT that ALL Universalists under every name and brand use to TRY and prove that since Jesus DIED for the sins of the WHOLE world then everyone in the whole world will EVENTUALLY be saved. BUT only SOME universalist interpret be saved DIFFERENTLY. You will see what I mean by this as you continue to read this verse from a different translation of the Bible. The CLV translation is a literal word for word translation.


1 Corinthians 15:22 from the CLV translation.


“For even as, in Adam, all are dying, thus also, IN Christ, shall all be VIVIFIED.”


Now, what SOME Unitarian Universalists and SOME from every other group of universalist groups of Christians do is that they interpret the Greek word that is translated as “MADE ALIVE” in most translations as being “VIVIFIED” as you can see in this CLV literal translation. They claim that there is a DIFFERENCE being just being made alive to “AIONIAN LIFE” and being VIVIIFIED to IMMORTAL life. In other words, to THEM, the words ETERNAL life and EVERLASTING life do NOT mean IMMORTAL life. And being VIVIFIED truly means to be given IMMORTALITY. So then, let me say that again, to THEM, ETERNAL LIFE and IMMORTALITY are NOT the same thing. If fact, they avoid using the term “eternal life” like avoiding the plague so to speak. So they use the term “eonian or aionian life” which, to them, means only a LONG life but definitely NOT IMMORTAL life.

In other words, they CLAIM that ALL people will be resurrected to live again. BUT MOST people will be given “eonian life” while only a FEW people will be “VIVIFIED” to be made IMMORTAL beings to live FOREVER. And then EVENTUALLY the rest will be vivified to be given immortal life.

But they read right OVER the words, IN Christ, just like all other universalists do, ASSUMING that everyone will eventually BELIEVE IN Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior. However, the Bible itself clearly teaches us that God only appointed human beings to die ONE TIME. And then, immediately after the DEAD are RESURRECTED from the dead they are JUDGED. In other words, they are NOT given a SECOND chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ to be saved. But rather they are JUDGED as to whether then were IN Jesus Christ the very moment that they DIED or whether they were NOT IN Jesus Christ the very moment that they DIED. 

So then, the wicked sinners who will be JUDGED at the FINAL judgment will be JUDGED BEFORE they are cast into the lake of fire. And, therefore, that makes it IMPOSSIBLE for the lake of fire to be a so-called purifying refining fire to purge the sins of the wicked. Can you not see that the SECOND DEATH is called the second DEATH for a reason? If not, then please read the study “WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE?” to know and understand the difference between physical death, spiritual death, and the second death. But for now, let us continue with this study on learning the TRUE meaning of 1 Corinthians 15:22,23.


Please read Hebrews 9:27.


And as it is APPOINTED unto men ONCE to DIE, but AFTER THIS the JUDGMENT:”


 So then, TODAY is the day of salvation and the NIGHT that is coming is physical death. There is no more WORK in the grave after a person dies. And if you are NOT found to be SAVED IN Jesus Christ when BEFORE you die, then you have NO HOPE of ever being saved. The resurrection is only HOPE for those who have died being in a RIGHT relationship with God. Did you know that the Greek word “Sozo” that is translated as “SAVED” also means to be in a RIGHT relationship with God? So then, the UNSAVED have NO HOPE of being saved when they are resurrected because the unsaved are NOT in a RIGHT relationship with God.


Please read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.


But I would not have you to be IGNORANT, brethren, CONCERNING them which are ASLEEP, (Or concerning them which have DIED) that YOU (Speaking of ONLY the BRETHREN who are IN Jesus Christ the YOU) sorrow not, even as OTHERS which have NO HOPE

14.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, them also which sleep IN Jesus will God bring with him. 

15.  For this, we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that WE which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 

16.  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead IN Christ shall rise first: 

17.  Then WE which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord

18.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 


Once a person dies WITHOUT being saved IN Jesus Christ then there is NO HOPE for them to be saved anymore.


Ephesians 2:12. 


 “That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having NO HOPE, and without God in the world:”


There is NO SECOND CHANCE for the wicked sinners to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ so that they can believe the word of TRUTH to be saved AFTER a sinner dies. Jesus said in John 3:36-18 that they are ALREADY CONDEMNED BECAUSE they do NOT BELIEVE in the Son of God. There is no hope of hearing the word of truth to be saved in the grave.


Now read Isaiah 38:18.  


“For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: they that go down into the pit can NOT HOPE FOR your TRUTH.

19.  The LIVING, the LIVING, he shall praise you, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known your truth.”


Ecclesiastes 9:10.  


“Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; (NOW while you are still LIVING) for there is NO work, NOR device, NOR knowledge, NOR wisdom, IN the grave, where you go.” 


Psalm 88:10-12.


“Will you show wonders to the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise you? Selah. 

11.  Shall Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or your faithfulness in destruction

12.  Shall your wonders be known in the dark? And your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?”


And the obvious sound Biblical answer to all these questions is a NO! Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that Satan has an AGENDA behind his doctrine of universalism where everyone will eventually be saved? And Satan’s agenda is to place FALSE HOPE in those who want to live after their flesh THINKING that they can enjoy the pleasures of sin now in the present world and still be saved in the end. Universalism is a doctrine of devils. Can you not see that while YOU yourself may already be a truly born-again Christian, others who are NOT may still hear your gospel of FALSE HOPE. In other words, those who are not saved could still hear that no matter what religion they believe, they can rest assured that they will eventually be saved, according to YOUR false gospel. And that is exactly what Satan wants the UNSAVED to believe. Satan knows that the name JESUS is the ONLY NAME given among men whereby we MUST be saved. My point is that the false gospel of everyone being saved is NOT the one and only TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ which is the only gospel that has the POWER to save. And we are called to preach only the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. And IF SO BE that God choose to save good honest righteous people by their WORKS ALONE without believing in Jesus then that will be great. But that is NOT the GOSPEL that Christians are called to preach or teach! So if you are WRONG in your INTERPRETATION of the Scriptures and that gospel of everyone being saved is indeed a gospel teaching false hope then WHO will be held accountable for those who were DECEIVED by that false hope gospel?

To ME, the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that once a person DIES physically who is NOT saved WHILE they were ALIVE then all hope is GONE for them to ever be saved. And the JUDGMENT of the LOST will be eternal DESTRUCTION in the lake of fire.


So then, those who incorrectly DIVIDE the word of TRUTH of Almighty God by DIVIDING the inheritance into TWO different inheritances of LIFE are teaching Satan’s agenda. Again, SOME universalists Christians CLAIM that ETERNAL LIFE is NOT ETERNAL LIFE or IMMORTAL LIFE simply because the Greek word translated as eternal does not ALWAYS mean eternal. So, to them, it seems that the Greek word “aionos”  can NEVER mean eternal. Or, at least, when it comes to ETERNAL LIFE it can never mean ETERNAL, as in, being made immortal to never die again. 

And their line of reasoning for this interpretation is 1 Corinthians 15:22 which is translated as MADE ALIVE in the King James Bible. They claim that being made alive is NOT the same thing as simply being RESURRECTED because, to THEM, people who are simply resurrected can die again. And there is truth in that. BUT, to them, EVERYONE is resurrected and given LIFE where MOST are given “eonian life” and only SOME are VIVIFIED to have IMMORTAL LIFE or immortality never to die again. 

Here is a quote that I found on a website that WRONGLY teaches almost everything. A brother in the Lord wrote to me to thank me for the studies that I had which he AGREED with and he gave me a link to his website saying that he disagreed with me on some other doctrines. But he did not say which doctrines that he disagreed with so I was curious and went to his website. And I found that he disagreed with practically EVERYTHING that I believe and teach. The following is some of what he wrongly teaches. The emphasis is mine. Be aware as you read that he starts his second paragraph mocking sarcastically. And then when he says “But enough it is not true” he stops mocking. His understanding of what it means to be a TRUE Christian is FLAWED. He THINKS that Christians are SINNERS in the eyes of Almighty God and that we have DEFECTS in our character. So he WRONGLY believes that AT the resurrection Christians WILL PURIFIED and made righteous before God. In other words, to him, he wrongly understands that God see Christians as being SINNERS as opposed to God seeing the RIGHTEOUSNESS that God gave to us as a GFIT to be righteous in HIS eyes even through to others we seem as hypocrites because they do not see us repent of our sins. Obviously, he does NOT believe that Christians can live without sin in this present world. Here is what he wrote.


 We consider, and rightly too, that our resurrection AND vivification will be an essential part of our salvation. It will be the crowning glory of our deliverance.

Yet when the same mighty power of God acts on behalf of the unbeliever, resurrection becomes damnation AND vivification death! These, we are told, will have no effect on the character of the unbeliever at all

Since that is so it logically follows that character is not affected by resurrection or vivification, and, as a result, the saints will have just the same character in glory which they have today. The transformation will be entirely physical, not moral or spiritual. Our likeness to Christ will be limited to the brilliancy of our appearance. All the heartbreaking defects in our characters will be with us still, only unutterably more apparent and painful in His presence.

But enough! It is not true! Every experience through which we pass affects our characters, even in the present life. And we may rest assured that our character, how I hate to use a non-scriptural term!, will accord with the presence of His glory.

Our resurrection and vivification are simultaneous, but the unbeliever will be raised long before he is vivified. The change which eventuates in the ultimate salvation of the unbeliever is wrought, not only by his resurrection, but by the august judgment session, when he stands in the presence of Christ, with all his unbelief swept away by the awful realization of His power and the justice of His throne. We are asked, Is it possible for them to repent? Rather, we would like to know, Is it possible for them not to repent, or change their minds? We cannot conceive an unrepentant sinner before the great white throne.

God's thoughts and man's imaginations are nowhere more at variance than on the subject of judgment, or punishment. God is love: man is hate.


Now, let us DISSECT what this brother in the Lord has said. Let us start with his false assumption that God is love can ONLY mean ONE thing. And that one thing, according to all universalists, is that because God is love then he could never permanently DESTROY ANY of his creation. So the word destroy, to them, does NOT mean destroy. But rather it means o restore.

You see, that kind of interpreting Scripture only uses select “cherry-picked” verses taken OUT of their CONTEXT as opposed to using the WHOLE word of Almighty God. For example, a LOVING God is also a JUST God who is a CONSUMING FIRE to DESTROY the wicked in the lake of fire on the final Day of Judgment at the END of the Millennium. God will never FORCE anyone to be saved. God has given us the FREEDOM to CHOOSE. And that freedom to make our OWN choice about things is calle FREE WILL. But many who have been deceived by this false doctrine of everyone being saved do NOT believe in FREE WILL. Please read the study DEATH TO FREE WILL!” I gave it that title because to me it seems as if those who do NOT believe in free will HATE the words “free will”. And it is as if they want to scream out DEATH to free will so that they do not ever have to hear those words free willagain. But the Bible itself teaches us that we must have the FEAR of the Lord. And knowing that God is also a CONSUMING fire for those who are disobedient to the true gospel of Jesus Christ then that FEAR is to PERSUADE people to make the RIGHT choice to choose God's so great a salvation and to NOT NEGLECT God's so great a salvation as well. See Hebrews 2:3 later.


Hebrews 12:29


“For our God is a CONSUMING fire


Not just a fire to punish the wicked TEMPORARILY but a CONSUMING fire to DEVOUR and utterly DESTROY and utterly CONSUME the wicked, never to rise again.


Psalm 140:10.  


“Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the FIRE; into deep pits, that they rise NOT up again.”


So once the wicked are cast into the lake of fire they are NOT coming back out to be raised up again. 

Going back to his first assumption he wrongly believes that Christians are still sinners, as in, a Christians “CHARACTER” will not be perfect or “VIVIFIED” until God makes it perfect AT our CHANGE from mortal to immortal. He fails to see that Christians ARE PERFECT each time we confess our sins. Anyway, his whole argument for vivification is that only Christians in this present world will be made perfect in “CHARACTER” BY vivification or BY being resurrected to be made alive or quickened. He wrongly believes that the CHARACTER os a BELIEVER IN Jesus will be made perfect in an INSTANT of time AT the resurrection of the dead IN Jesus Christ. BUT at the whit throne resurrection which is when the final judgment will take place, then those people will be resurrected to live again with an “eonian or aionian life” and their character will be change GRADUALLY and NOT instantaneously like those in the FIRST resurrection. And, therefore,  according to him and many others, the resurrection restores life only and vivification makes our character perfect. 

At least that is what I understand him to be teaching. But it is not JUST him. He quotes others from several different websites who believe and teach many of the same things. He calls himself a Mid-Acts Hyperdispensationalist which means that he believes that there are TWO different gospels being taught in the New Testament. One gospel for the Gentiles and another gospel for the Jews. Please read the study “ARE THERE TWO GOSPELS?” for all the Scriptures that prove there is only ONE TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ that has the power to SAVE both the Jews and the Gentiles. He also believes that God ordained everything that happens before the world began. Therefore, to him and many other Christians, everyone is PREDESTINED to be saved. Well, enough about him.

All anyone needs to do in order to KNOW that 1 Corinthians 15:22,23 is NOT teaching universalism where everyone will be saved is to read verse 19.


1 Corinthians 15:19.


IF in this life only WE have hope IN Christ, WE are of ALL men most miserable.”


First of all, Paul is arguing against those who claim that there is NO resurrection. Paul is saying, well if that is true, then Christians are worse off than the vilest sinner because at least they are enjoying the pleasures of sin in this present world.

In other words, Paul is CONTRASTING the DIFFERENCE between those in the world to those who have their HOPE IN Jesus Christ to NOT partake of the worldly pleasure of sin that ALL other people who are NOT BELIEVERS IN Jesus partake of. Then Paul says in the same CONTEXT that follows verse 19 that Jesus is indeed risen from the dead to become the first of the firstfruits unto God. In other words, Jesus is the firstborn eternal Son of God and has become the firstborn of many brethren. Paul is saying that because of Jesus all men will be resurrected and JUDGED BY the words that he spoke under the New Covenant written in the New Testament.

So then, the entire CONTEXT of 1 Corinthians 15:22,23 is about COMPARING the unsaved with those who have HOPE IN Jesus Christ to be resurrected to immortality as opposed to being resurrected to eternal destruction in the lake of fire. Come on my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, THINK for yourselves. For you see, both death and hell will be cast into the lake of fire to be DESTROYED so that there will be NO MORE DEATH. So since DEATH will be destroyed IN the LAKE OF FIRE then that means that Satan and the fallen angels will be DESTROYED in the lake of fire which also means that ALL those judged to be UNWORTHY to receive immortality will be DESTROYED in the lake of fire as well.


Let us read 1 Corinthians 15:20-24 again.


“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. (So the context is talking about becoming the firstfruits unto God. Jesus is the first person to become the firstfruits unto God)

21  For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. (Now, while it is true that sin entered the world because of the one man Adam and death came upon all mean because we ALL have sinned, it is not true that every person will be given eternal life or immortality because of the one man Jesus Christ. Yes, the one sacrifice that Jesus made has provided the WAY for all men to be saved but that does NOT mean that all men will, without fail, BELIEVE the one true Gospel of Jesus Christ to become saved. And while it is true that God will JUDGE every man BY the man, Jesus Christ, it is NOT true that every man will be found RIGHTEOUS IN Jesus Christ because not all men will BELIEVE IN Jesus as the atonement for their sins. In other words, ONLY the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES IN Jesus as their Savior are made righteous IN Jesus Christ. And God will judge all men BY THAT RIGHTEOUSNESS OF Jesus Christ that is RECEIVED as God’s GIFT BY the FAITH exercised by the ALL of whosoever believes)

22.  For as in Adam all die, even so, IN Christ shall all be made alive. (Or more precisely, ever so, IN Christ shall the ALL speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES IN Jesus to be saved shall be made alive to become FIRSTFRUITS unto God along WITH Jesus who has already become the FIRST of the firstfruits unto God. So then, Paul is SPECIFICALLY speaking about the resurrection of the dead IN Jesus Christ to become FIRSTFRUITS unto God)

23.  But every man in his own order: (Then Paul list THREE and ONLY THREE orders. Order #1) Christ the firstfruits; (So then, we all agree that the Son of man, Jesus has ALREADY been resurrected and VIVIFIED to be CHANGED from mortal to IMMORTAL. Now come Order #2) AFTERWARDS (Or NEXT to become FIRSTFRUITS are those) that ARE Christ's AT his COMING. (Meaning that ONLY those who are ALREADY made PERFECT BY the shed blood of Jesus will become FIRSTFRUIT unto God along WITH Jesus who has already become the FIRST of the firstfruit of God. And this SECOND group the will become firstfruits unto God will take place AT the FIRST resurrection AT the COMING of Jesus right before the 1000 year reign of Jesus, And then the THIRD and FINAL order of people that will become firstfruit wil take place at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Order #3)

24.  Then comes the END, WHEN he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.” 


Now, if one INTERPRETS the word “ALL” in verse 22 to mean every single human being is made alive in the SAME way that Jesus was made alive to become FIRSTFRUITS unto God then that means their INTERPRETATION of eternal life NOT meaning eternal is WRONG! And that means that those universalists CONTRADICT themselves. For you see, in truth, there is NO difference between eonian life and immortal life. And in THIS context the ALL is referring to the ALL IN Jesus Christ being made alive and NOT every human being that will indeed be resurrected will be resurrected to eternal life. 

And how do we know this with absolute certainty? We know that Jesus nor God is a LIAR and they both said the SOME will be resurrected to EVERLASTING LIFE and SOME will be resurrected to SHAME and EVERLASTING CONTEMPT. And contempt means that a person is judged to be BELOW being considered worthy or receiving eternal life or immortality. Contempt means to be WORTHLESS and NOT meet for the master’s use. Jesus said that when salt has lost its savor then it becomes WORTHLESS.


Please read Matthew 5:13. 


“You are the salt of the earth: BUT if the salt has LOST his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? IT is thenceforth good for NOTHING, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”


In other words, it has become WORTHLESS and thus it will be cast out. Jesus is comparing what happens to WORTHLESS salt to Christians who have lost their first love to return back to living in sin. So how can a SINNER who does not know God be found worthy of eternal life when Christians who LOSE their savor will be cast out?


Also, read Luke 14:34.35.


“Salt is good: but if the salt has LOST his savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 

35.  It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” 


So GOOD people who LOSE their goodness so tp speaking by sinning are not FIT for anything and they will be cast out. Let those who have ears to hear then let them UNDERSTAND that it is better for a person to have NOT KNOWN  the love of God to be IN Jesus Christ than fro someone who is in Jesus but they have LOST their first love to return to their old lifestyle of living in sin.


Please read Peter 2:20,21.  


“For if AFTER they have escaped the pollutions of the world THROUGH the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are AGAIN entangled therein, (Meaning being deceived by the deceitfulness of sin to become entangled back into the temptation of sin) and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning

21.  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.” 


Now to ME, this verse and many MANY others verses simply do NOT FIT with the INTERPRETATION of the few “CHERRY-PICKED” verse OUT of their context to mean that EVERYONE will eventually be saved. It is not possible for something to be WORSE for a Christian who has LOST their savor than for a SINNER who has never known the truth IF SO BE that EVERYONE will eventually be saved in the end.

Can you not see that Paul gave THREE ORDERS and NOT FOUR orders of becoming firstfruits? Can you not see that the final JUDGMENT takes place BEFORE the sicked sinners are CAST OUT INTO  the lake of fire? So in order for the lake of fire to be a refining fire that purges the unsaved from their sins to become saved then there MUST be a FOURTH ORDER. For you see, those judged to be RIGHTEOUS at the final judgment will NOT be CAST INTO the lake of fire.

I implore all those of you who believe the everyone will eventually be saved to read ALL the studies that I have on this subject. You will find the links to all those studies under the heading >>>WILL EVERYONE BE SAVED?<<< And those who believe that God has ORDAINED everything to be just as it is because God PREDESITINE everything that happens, then I implore you to read all the studies under the heading >>>IS CALVINISM BIBLICAL?<<< In those studies, I teach what SOUND Biblical predestination TRULY means in the light of the whole word of Almighty God. And what some Christians THINK predestination means is not at all Biblical!

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.


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