Saviour of All Fellowship
February 2001 extra

Dear Friends in Faith,
    On a message board on the internet, after posting all the scriptures which testify to God saving, justifying, vivifying, heading up and being All in all mankind verses, this person wrote:
    “Once you have accepted Jesus is it not possible that you are able to reject God and lose heaven?”
    Tony's reply: O.K. I think I know a little better what you are getting at. In other words, in light of what I wrote per 1 Timothy 2:4-6 as stated here:
“. . . God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,” is it even remotely possible that one person who starts off having faith in Christ as their Saviour, could change their mind later and thus undo what God knows for certain will happen in this verse?
    And how can one lose their salvation if God is going to justify all mankind eventually as stated here in Romans 5:18,19:
    “Consequently, then, as it was through one offense for all mankind for condemnation, thus also it is through one just act for all mankind for life's justifying. 19 For even as, through the disobedience of the one man, the many were constituted sinners, thus also, through the obedience of the One, the many shall be constituted just.”
So since the same “all mankind” that get condemned due to Adam's one offense are the exact same “all mankind” that get their lives justified due to One Man's just act (fair is fair) and since the exact same “the many” that were constituted sinners because of one man's disobedience are the exact same “the many” that get constituted righteous, you ask if it is possible that once someone accepts Jesus that they can lose heaven?
    How can one lose heaven since Christ died for all men's sins including the sin of unbelief?
    And since God is eventually going to reconcile all in the heavens and all on the earth as it is written:
    “and through Him to reconcile all to Him (making peace through the blood of His cross), through Him, whether those on the earth or those in the heavens.”
    How is it that a believer who once accepted Jesus and later changed his mind and lose heaven . . . is it possible to undo that which God knows for certain will occur that He will reconcile all who are at enmity with Him in the future?
    And since God is going to head up all mankind on the earth and all beings in the heavens in Christ and the ecclesia is going to be part of that heading up after being taken out of here as it is written in Ephesians 1:9,10:
    “making known to us the secret of His will (in accord with His delight, which He purposed in Him) to have an administration of the complement of the eras, to head up all in the Christ–both that in the heavens and that on the earth–in Him in Whom our lot was cast also,” how can one who accepts Christ as their saviour change their mind later and not be either taking part in heading up all mankind in Christ in the future or be one who is headed up in Christ in the future? Since God knows that this event shall occur with certainty, how can one fallible human being thwart what God knows shall occur?
    Or since God is going to vivify [give immortality to] all mankind so that He can be All in all mankind as it is written in 1 Cor.15:22,28:
    “For even as, in Adam, all [humans] are dying, thus also, in Christ, shall all [humans] be vivified . . . that God may be All in all [humans],”
how is it possible that one who is a believer now, and if possible changes his mind later, would he lose heaven and thus spoil God's plan for *all* humanity?
    Remember the verse is said every Sunday in the Catholic Church: “Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world”? That comes from John the baptist where he met the Saviour and said:
“Lo! the Lamb of God Which is taking away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). And what did the Samaritans say after Jesus was done ministering to them for two days?
    “No longer because of your speaking are we believing, for we ourselves have heard Him, and we are aware that this truly is the Saviour of the world, the Christ.”
    And in 1 John 4:14 we have this wonderful truth:
“And we have gazed upon Him, and are testifying that the Father has dispatched the Son, the Saviour of the world.”
    Now since Jesus is the Saviour of the world, (and a Saviour is one who saves and not just “potentially saves”) and by “world’ they mean everyone in the world, how is it that one who starts off having faith in Christ, should they change their mind, would be able to thwart God's will in this matter?
And finally, how is it that since every last human who was ever born will take part is this grand symphony of praise and adoration to Christ as it is written in Philippians 2:9-11 thusly:
    “Wherefore, also, God highly exalts Him, and graces Him with the name that is above every name, that in the name of Jesus every knee should be bowing, celestial and terrestrial and subterranean, and every tongue should be acclaiming that Jesus Christ is Lord, for the glory of God, the Father,”
is it possible for one person to undo this event which God knows with absolute assuredness will occur that not one person will be left out of this wonderful event?
    Since the Bible says that “No man can say that ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by holy spirit” (1 Cor.12:3) and especially when it is not done in hypocrisy and gives glory to God, the Father as it is written in the verse above, how can one person thwart that plan that God knows for certain will occur?

Tony Nungesser

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