What if all really means ALL?
What if we could actually see that all humanity is in the same boat?
That there are no outsiders to Grace.
That no one is excluded.
That there is no inner-circle with God.
What if we actually saw the whole world as having been reconciled?
Would we see brothers and sisters in the faces of our enemies?
What if the homeless man you pass by on the street is just as close to God as you are?
What if the terrorists, the murders, the rapists, and the down-and-outs are actually all loved and treasured by God?
Can we take the bible seriously, that all humanity is in the same boat, included, and adopted into the family of God?
“God so loved the world …” 1
“I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 2
“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” 3
“One died for all; all mankind died with Him.” 4
“…the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.” 5
“He is the atonement for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.” 6
“…who gave Himself as a ransom for all“ 7
What if we stopped seeing the world as the outsiders, and started seem them as insiders who are simply unaware that they’ve been included?
What if we stopped seeing church as an exclusive club, and started seeing Christ in all of humanity?
“…there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.“ 8
Does all really mean ALL?
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