PLAIN LANGUAGE VS INFERENCE — Stacy says that ALL does not mean ALL.

 @{KISStheSON}  You have an amazing ability to search around and find inference after inference to discount the plain statements in God’s word regarding what was accomplished on the cross.
Some things may be true during the eons, but when the eons are complete, things are different.
It was once true that the Earth was covered with water. But it is no longer true.
It was once true that Jonah was in the belly of the whale “forever” but it is no longer true.
So, in one sense the unbeliever is not found “in Christ”… and thus will not share an allotment of eonian life, ruling and reigning with Christ during the final eons of time.
But in another sense Christ is the firstborn of creation, and all are created in Him. (And thus, “all are in Christ”.) — See Colossians 1:16.
And it is this same ALL. which are created in Him, which will be reconciled to him (Colossians 1:16 – all created in Him) — (Colossians 1:20 — all reconciled to Him.)
Here’s what I get from you…All does not mean all.
Salvation does not mean salvation.
Reconciliation does not mean reconciliation.
“IN” does not mean “IN”.
Justification does not mean justification .
Grace does not mean grace.
But you better believe… the bad news means bad news.
Sheep and the goats — you better believe it!!!Lake of fire– look out, you better believe it too!!!2nd death — no getting ’round that one, too late and too bad!!!You INFER from the bad new that the GOOD NEWS is not all that good.
Not the other way around.
You infer that the accomplishments (wages?) of sin far outweigh the accomplishments of the cross.
You infer that the cross has very little effect universally or practically.
You infer that God cannot save all because that would violate the child’s precious little “freewill”.
You infer that God would like to save all mankind, but his arm is too short. But man’s arm (freewill?) is mighty and strong.
“For even as in Adam, all die, so in Christ shall all be vivified.” (I COR 15:22)

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