HOW DOES SALVATION APPLY TO 100 BILLION HUMANS ?
Aug 06, 2011
John 3:16-17, tells us that God so loved the WORLD. Everyone! All since Adam and all who will ever live on this planet. Think for a moment about earth's population. From Adam up until the time of Christ, some 300 million humans lived. Over 60% of all humans have lived in NON Christian areas of the world including Asia and Russia. Estimates are that between 100 billion and 110 billion humans have lived on this earth. So What?
When God inspired the writer of Hebrews to write Hebrews 9:27, which would apply to all humanity from Adam on, God KNEW that most people who would live on the earth would NOT hear the Gospel--The Good News--or even the name of Jesus Christ. Yet Jesus died for ALL as scripture clearly shows. He was raised for all as well and He has redeemed and reconciled ALL. (Col 1).
Back to Hebrews 9:27 which reads, " And as it is appointed unto men ( and women) once to die, but after this the JUDGMENT". Now what? Most have assumed that judgment here meant a sentencing after one's death with the person being received into heaven or sentenced to hell. However, upon examination of the word judgment in the Greek we see that a different word is used here. The word here for judgment is "krisis" in Greek. And it means to make a choice, or to make a decision when one faces a crisis. We even get our word crisis from this Greek word meaning facing a situation which demands a decision or choice of action.
So what is this "krisis" that humans are going to face AFTER death. Most humans who have ever lived are going to find out when they stand before Jesus just WHAT it was that He did for them in His Plan for the salvation of all of humanity. And that they are made eternally ALIVE in Him. See(ICor.15:22). Remember God is not willing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance and MOST humans will have that opportunity to do so by realizing just WHO they are in Jesus at that time. This is NOT a second chance since most never heard of Jesus in the first place. It is not a chance at all. It is the opportunity to believe or not believe. If they believe then they take their place at the table of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. If not, then they are simply OUTSIDE the gates of the Holy City in Darkness and suffering from their own choice. The Good News is that the Spirit and the Bride still invite those outside to come in and take of the "water of life" freely. (Rev.22:17).
Forget the Greek Mythology concepts of an ever burning HELL FIRE. And don't take my word for it. Study for yourself--something most have never done only accepting what they have been erroneously told all their life.
So, God Bless and Happy Learning,