I have read many a fine article which supports the doctrine that God intends to reconcile all created beings unto Himself. This doctrine is not a new doctrine and was a common belief in the early Christian Church before 400 A.D.. My intention is not to use or try to use persuasive arguments to support this belief but to list many of the verses from the New Testament that affirm this belief. It is my opinion that scripture contains and defines sound doctrine. A pattern of sound words, as the Apostle Paul urged Timothy to adopt, , which is the ideal gospel. The word “world” is mentioned many times in the below scriptures verses. In all the times listed, the Greek word that is used is “kosmos” and the definition of that word from the Strong’s Concordance.
G2889 kosmos kos’-mos
probably from the base of G2865;
orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication, the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)).
Also mentioned many times in the scripture verses below is the phrase “all” or “all things”, but in the Greek manuscripts, it often appears as “the all”. In every verse where it is used in the following verses. the Greek word used is “pas”
G3956 pas pas
including all the forms of declension;
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
I took the liberty to highlight these words in the following verses by surrounding them with stars.
John 1:29 KJVS
 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the *****world*****.
2 Co 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling ****the world**** unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Lk 3:6 And ****all**** flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Eph1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one ****all things**** in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile ****all things**** unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Ro 11:32 For God hath shut up ****all**** together, in a refusal to yield, in order that, upon ****all****, he may bestow mercy.
Ro 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon ****all men**** to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon ****all men**** unto justification of life.
1 Ti 2:4-6 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.
The Greek word for “due time” and its’ definition.
G2540 kairos kahee-ros’
of uncertain affinity;
an occasion, i.e. set or proper time. Compare G5550.
1 Ti 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of ****all men****, specially of those that believe.
Php 2:9-11 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
He 2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
8 Thou hast put ****all things**** in subjection under his feet. For in that he put ****all**** in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet ****all things**** put under him.
1 Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the ****whole world****.
1 Jn 4:14 And we have seen and give witness that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the ****world****.
1 Co 15:20-28 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam ****all die****, even so in Christ shall ****all**** be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward
they that are Christ’s at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom
to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all
authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put ****all enemies**** under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when ****all things**** shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be ****all in all****
These scripture verses speak for themselves and many a wind of doctrine of man say otherwise. Who are you going to believe, God or man? I believe in a God who does what He says and is able to do more than I can ask or imagine, . The Apostle John late in his life, was well aware of God’s intentions regarding the sacrifice of His beloved son. The following verse he ministered to the church by the power of the Holy Spirit.
1 Jn 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the ****world****.
Additional bible verses supporting Universal Reconciliation can be found at the following web site. https://www.godfire.net/112_reasons.html