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Savior of…all?

Most Christians believe that Jesus came to save all people who believe in Him. Fewer Christians believe that Jesus came to save all people, period. 

I’m in the minority, I get it. I believe that Jesus, who is proclaimed in the bible to be the “Savior of the World,” well, I believe that He is going to save, THE WHOLE WORLD, all that He ever created!

Many people including me, have already embraced Jesus as our Savior and I believe we are emphasized in 1 Timothy 4:10 (NET) where Paul writes, “We have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all, ESPECIALLY of believers.”

You read that; He is the Savior of ALL people, ESPECIALLY those who have already believed. We get to live out our lives with certainty and assurance about our future. We get to, as our ministry is fond of saying, live in “Power without Fear.”

But I believe that one day, EVERY knee will bow and EVERY tongue will swear allegiance to Christ, as the scriptures declare in Isaiah 45:22-23 and Romans 14:10-11 and Philippians 2:10-11. But what if I’m wrong about God saving all?

Who is Peter Hiett, and is he sure?

I have a dear friend who lives 1148 miles away (Pittsburgh to Denver), so I don’t get to see him much. Peter Hiett is the pastor of The Sanctuary Denver and I featured him in Power Message #89 (see below).   He’s a super creative dude whose sermons are a real treat. Like the others who have come to believe that the Bible teaches that Jesus saves all, he’s been dismissed from traditional Christian circles.

Peter was recently asked, “are you sure about God saving all? Because if you’re wrong, well, the consequences are great.” He brilliantly answered this question and you can read his full reply on his Relentless-Love.org website.

I’m sure…are you?

Now with credit to and permission from Peter, I have re-worked and condensed his reply, so now I will answer as if I were asked; “Phil, are you sure about God saving all?” Here’s my reply;

“I really appreciate your question and all of us who have crossed over from believing that God would only save some, to believing that His plan and will is to save all, well, we all wanted to be sure of our beliefs before we started to teach what is referred to as Christian Universalism.  

Now the name Jesus literally means God is salvation. In other words, God doesn’t merely OFFER salvation, He IS salvation! So I believe that the glory goes to Him for His decision to save all, and not to me for my decision to believe in Him.  Ephesians 2:8 agrees when it says “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that (faith is) not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;” Not only is salvation a free gift, but even the faith I needed to believe, was a gift!

So honestly, I am sure and I am secure in my belief that God will save all of His creation. But now I’d actually like to ask you a few questions, four to be exact…

  1. As I said, the name Jesus means God is Salvation. ARE YOU SURE that sometimes God is “not salvation?”
  2. In the Old Testament book of Lamentations 3:22 it says the Lord’s loving kindness will never cease and His compassion will never fail.ARE YOU SURE that His love will cease and His compassion will fail?
  3. In Luke 19:10,Jesus declared that He came to seek and save the lost. ARE YOU SURE that He will seek and save only some of the lost?
  4. And Ephesians 1:10proclaims that in the fullness of time, God will unite all things in Christ. ARE YOU SURE that He will only unite some things in Christ?”

There’s no condemnation, but is there joy?

In closing, I want to state that there are many good people, born-again believers in Jesus. They love Him and also believe that hell is real and as such, they do not want you to go there! So they are compelled to ask people like me if we are sure, or how could we be sure, about God saving all, because the consequences are great if we’re wrong?

Yet I and others are convinced that God is salvation and He what the scriptures declare Him to be, The Savior of All, so we want people to come to Jesus NOT so they can avoid condemnation, but rather, so they can experience restoration and the fullness of joy that God has planned for all us and start experiencing that joy right now, by entering into a relationship with Him.

So yes, I am sure that God will save all people?  Are you sure that He won’t?


Phil Henry is a financial adviser and also an ordained minister who founded and produces short videos and blogs at Phil Henry Power Gospel.  

2 thoughts on “I’m Sure That God Will Save All People. Are You Sure That He Won’t? POWER BLOG #18

  1. Acts 16 asks the question “what must I do to be saved?” Paul and Silas replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…” (Acts 16:30-31). Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:25). Salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ is the main topic in the New Testament of the Bible. The Apostle Paul clearly teaches people are “justified by faith” (Rom. 5:1) and “it is by grace you have been saved, through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). Only those who put their faith in Jesus Christ will be saved. The Bible tells us, “God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). People who believe in Jesus Christ have eternal life, but whoever does not believe in Him will perish.

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