Saviour of All Fellowship
Dear Friends in Faith,
In the July issue of SAF I brought out the truth on a message board that one who is ransomed is one who is freed. However, the contention arose: while it is true that those
who were in slavery in Egypt were ransomed and were freed from slavery, and were thus
saved by God into that freedom, it is also true not all who were ransomed made
it into the promised land.
Ive been thinking about this contention. My thinking was: since every animal in the
Old testament which was ransomed was freed and every animal which was not ransomed went
to the fires of sacrifice (except the donkey; Its neck was broken) and every human who was
ransomed was freed that, if I brought this concept into the New Testament it would show the
reason why God wills that all mankind be saved. Now those little cogs began to turn and
whirl in that little pea-sized brain of mine. Not only were all of those Israelites ransomed,
the Bible says they were all redeemed! (Exodus 15:13 etc.)
And I thought to myself, What about Moses and Aaron? They were redeemed. They were
ransomed. They didnt make it into the promised land either. But I thought about something
which was nagging me. What about the vision Christ and three of His disciples saw when
Christ was transfigured on the mountain? They saw Moses and Elijah speaking with Christ
in the vision. Can we infer that because Moses (and some with him) did not make it into
the Promised Land that he as well as they therefore are lost for all eternity?
Can it be properly deduced that if all who were ransomed in the O.T. did not make it
into the promised land that this shows even though all mankind were ransomed by the
Great Ransom, Christ, this does not mean all mankind will enter into that which
God wills for them, namely His salvation?
In the Old Testament, all who were ransomed were freed, be it animal or human. In the
New Testament we see all mankind are slaves of sin and death and corruption. We see all
mankind have been ransomed. Therefore the ONLY logical conclusion must be reached
that all mankind will be freed from sin, death and corruption into that salvation which
God wills for all mankind.
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