FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN #1
According to
Charles Slagle:
Question:
"This teaching cancels out any necessity for Calvary. What would be the point of Christ
dying on the cross if God plans to save everyone anyway?

Answer:
That’s like asking, “What’s the point of having a hospital that has discovered the cure for all
diseases?” Just because Calvary will prove itself to be 100% successful does not render Christ’s
sacrifice unnecessary. If a rescue team saved all the passengers on a sinking ship, would that prove
their mission to be futile? The unscriptural dogma that only some will be saved undermines the
atonement. It renders our Lord’s work as mostly a failure. Some (Calv-Arminians?) believe that most
people will be saved. This renders Christ’s atonement almost successful!" ( Question and answer by
Charles Slagle )
-Not only does the teaching of eternal torture make a mockery of the cross of Christ, but it also would
make His sacrifice an absolute failure. The scriptures tell us that the Father sent the Son to be the
Savior of the world ( 1st John 4:14 ). The question is, did He succeed or fail? Is He the potential
Savior of the world or the actual Savior of the world? The very reason that Christ died on the cross
was TO TAKE AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD. As a result of His sacrifice there was purchased a
universal salvation for the entire human race. Jesus reversed the curse of Adam that was upon us,
bringing salvation, blessing, forgiveness, and grace ( READ ROMANS CHAPTER 5 ).
-The other aspect of the cross that many do not understand is that Jesus did not die to save us from
eternal torture, but He died to save us from SIN AND ITS CONSEQUENCES! Remember … The
wages of sin is DEATH ( not eternal torture ). So … Jesus came to save us from SIN AND DEATH.
Well … What is sin? What is death? The word “sin” means TO MISS THE MARK. Romans 8:6 tells
us that … TO BE CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH. So … “Sin” is a missing of the mark of the very
nature of God, and “death” is first and foremost the spiritual condition of being in the carnal mind, as
well as physical death.
-As God gives us eyes to see, we will grasp that He has already reconciled the world to Himself (
2nd Corinthians 5:18-21 ). What is now left is for men to be awakened to what the Father has
already accomplished. This will happen to every man in his own order ( 1st Corinthians 15:22-28 ),
continuing into the ages to come ( Ephesians 2:7 ), until our God is all in all ( 1st Corinthians 15:28
)!!! This is why the Son of God poured out His life. He came …
-TO SAVE US ALL!-

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN #2
According to
Thomas B. Thayer:
Question:
"Don’t we need hell to keep people moral?
Answer:
The belief of future endless torments does not restrain nor prevent men from the indulgence of their
criminal passions. Those believing are no better, in character or conduct, because they believe it.
The hell of the Burmans is as horrible as imagination or invention can make it; and yet they are
notoriously corrupt, licentious, bloody-minded - the greatest thieves, liars and cheats in the world.
The disbelief of endless torments does not make man immoral or wicked." ( The Origin And History
Of The Doctrine Of Endless Punishment, Thomas B. Thayer )
-There will always be those who insist that … Without dangling people over the flames of an eternal
hell, that those people will not turn to God for salvation. Such has been the belief of Evangelical
Christianity for many centuries now. While it is true that many experience their conversion after
hearing a preacher scare them to death about being tortured forever, the person has come to the
Lord for the wrong reason, and is being motivated to serve God out of a fear of eternal hell, rather
than the true motivation for serving the Lord, which is LOVE. FEAR OF ETERNAL TORTURE IS
NEVER A PROPER MOTIVE FOR ONE TO BEGIN A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD!!! 1st
John 4:18,19 states, … There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has
torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love. We love Him, because He first loved us …
-There are many that would make the statements … We need the threat of eternal torture to bring us
to God … & … We need the threat of eternal torture to keep us right with God. This would be the
same as saying that a bride needs the threat of never-ending torture to marry and to stay married to
her husband. While it is possible that a marriage could be started and sustained based off of this
premise, the marriage would be based on fear ( not on love ), WHICH IS A WRONG MOTIVE!
-The large majority of those in Christianity are serving God because they are afraid of what will
happen to them if they don’t. This way of thinking does not keep people moral in the eyes of God, for
it is not true morality. IT IS NOTHING MORE THAN SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS MOTIVATED BY
FEAR OF ETERNAL TORTURE! As well, let us look down through history. The “so-called” gospel of
eternal torture has not caused the masses and the nations of the world to turn to God. THEY KNOW
WHAT CHRISTIANITY PREACHES, BUT YET THE NATIONS ARE NOT COMPELLED TO TURN
TO GOD AFTER HEARING THE MESSAGE OF ETERNAL TORTURE IN HELL. The good news is
… THE TEACHING OF ETERNAL TORTURE IS A LIE! While it may momentarily scare some into
serving God, it can never, never, never produce the fruit of the Spirit, which is … -LOVE!-

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN #3
According to Charles Slagle:
Question:
"Why live a good life if all will be saved? (Why are we serving God?)
Answer:
Why live a good life if God plans to save everyone in the end -- no matter what they have done? It’s
amazing how often folks ask that question without giving more thought to it before they voice it. My
first response to people who pose that question is another question: "Are you saying the only reason
you don’t cheat on your spouse, abuse your children, or steal from your neighbors is because you’re
afraid of going to hell?" Hmmm… Awkward question, that one... It usually brings a blush to folks who
insist that people need to be threatened with never-ending punishment to give them "incentive" to
seek the Lord, to live morally and ethically, and to love their neighbors as they love themselves. Why
do those who advocate the dogma of endless hell find my question embarrassing? It is because
they have a conscience, that’s why. The human conscience knows that right is right, because it is
right. So we find it shameful to suggest that the only reason we would do right by others is to avoid
being trashed and burned forever." ( Question and answer by Charles Slagle )
-If a person is seriously asking this question it shows that the only reason they are serving God is
because they are afraid of eternal torture. We must all be truthful with ourselves to see whether or not
that we are in the faith. We must ask ourselves … WHY ARE WE SERVING GOD? WHAT IS IT
THAT MOTIVATES US TO SERVE HIM? Is it fear or love? If it is fear, then we have become as
sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 1st Corinthians 13:3 states, … And though I bestow all my
goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, IT PROFITS ME
NOTHING …
-So … Why should we serve God? WE SHOULD SERVE HIM BECAUSE HE FIRST SERVED US!
WE SHOULD LOVE HIM BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US! O THAT MEN WOULD BE ABLE TO
GRASP THAT GOD IS LOVE!!! Micah 7:18,19 states, … Who is a God like unto You, that pardons
iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retains not His anger
for ever, because He delights in mercy. He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will
subdue our iniquities; and You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea … To understand a
scripture like this is to understand the character and nature of God. As you see your Father in this
light, …
-YOU WILL WANT TO SERVE HIM!-

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN #4
According to Charles Slagle:
Question:
"This may be the truth. Even so, the restoration of all things could be dangerous teaching
for unstable people who would interpret it as license to sin.

Answer:
People looking for excuses to sin will always find them under any belief-system. Regarding the
salvation of all mankind, Paul said, “These things prescribe and teach” (1 Tim. 4:9-11).
Understanding God’s true character and plan for His creation lays a healthy foundation for authentic
righteousness that comes from whole-hearted trust and love toward the Lord. The greatest
commandment of all is that we love Him with all our being. How can we totally trust and love our
Creator, and at the same time be totally convinced that His commitment to us is conditional?" (
Question and answer by Charles Slagle )
-What is truly at stake concerning the restoration of all things is whether it is true or not. If it is true,
then there is no way that it can be harmful to tell others about it. It should be taught and preached to
the world. IT IS GOOD NEWS! There are millions of people right now who are living in rebellion to
the will of God. These people who are living in rebellion are doing so despite being told that if they
do not get right that God is going to torture them forever. Those who are looking for a way to live in
rebellion to God are going to do so no matter what they are taught about God. Please believe me,
GOD IS GOING TO CORRECT THESE PEOPLE IN THE AGES TO COME! Their wood, hay, and
stubble will not go unnoticed before God. His consuming fire will burn up any and all carnality that is
within us, whether now or in the ages to come.
-As we have stated, those looking for excuses to sin will always find them under any belief-system.
But it is our job to teach the truth of God. It is our duty to proclaim the true gospel of salvation,
forgiveness, restoration, and reconciliation. 1st Timothy 4:9-11 states, … This is a faithful saying
and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in
the living God, Who is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command
and teach … We are told by the apostle Paul to COMMAND AND TEACH THAT GOD IS THE
SAVIOR OF ALL MEN. As we do this, we will be pleasantly surprised to see how many more
people will be drawn to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
-COMMAND AND TEACH THESE THINGS!-

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN #5
Question:
If the teaching of the salvation of all men is true, then why are there so few people who
understand it?
Answer:
To the surprise of many people, there are more people who believe and understand the salvation of
all men than you would think. ( Compared to the number of people who believe and teach eternal
torture though, it is few. )
-As you do a study of early church history ( from the apostle Paul until the Dark Ages/about 500 A.D.
), you will find that most of those in Christendom ( including the teachers ) did not believe or teach
eternal torture. The majority of Christians believed and taught the ultimate salvation of all men in the
ages to come. This can be easily researched and seen to be true. This can be confirmed by
studying the writings of Origen and those who followed in his footsteps. Augustine, who flourished
between 400 A.D.- 430 A.D., was the first to argue that “aionios” signified strictly endlessness as it
referred to the punishment of unbelievers and the wicked.
According to
Dr. Harold Lovelace:
-"The great truth of the salvation of all creation by God was denounced by the Fifth General Council
of the Catholic Church held in Constantinople from May 4, A.D. 553 until June 2, A.D. 553. The Dark
Ages, as they are known, came upon the world for about 1,000 years, and this great truth was
hidden." ( Read And Search God’s Plan, Dr. Harold Lovelace )
-It is very helpful to know this information which we have just stated, but this is still not the heart of the
matter. That which is at stake concerning the salvation of all men is simply … WHETHER OR NOT IT
IS TRUE! THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS! HOW MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE SOMETHING HAS
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH WHETHER OR NOT IT IS TRUE! If the majority of people
believe that two plus two does not equal four, that still does not cancel out the fact that two plus two
equals four. People would rather “go with the flow”, “not rock the boat”, believe everything their
pastor tells them ( never researching it for themselves ), and continue to “play church”, remaining a
form of godliness that denies the power of God.
-FORGET ABOUT WHO BELIEVES WHAT! DO WHAT THE BIBLE TELLS YOU TO DO! STUDY
TO SHOW YOURSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD!!! Come to the Father in prayer, asking Him to
show you the truth. Do not ask Him to show you what YOU WANT TO SEE, but rather, ask Him to
show you THE TRUTH! It is only in knowing the truth that we can be …
-MADE FREE!-

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN #6
Question:
Does the reconciliation of all things include the powers of darkness?
Answer:
YES … OF COURSE IT DOES! It is the reconciliation of ALL THINGS!
-Colossians 1:16-20 is an incredible passage of scripture that explains to us in great detail that
there is to be a reconciliation of all things. This reconciliation of all things is a direct result of the
cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. WOW … That is a powerful cross! Thank God for the cross ( the
atonement ) of the Lord Jesus Christ! Colossians 1:16-20 states, … For by Him were all things
created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is
before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church: Who is
the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence. For it
pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell; 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 … As well, Ephesians 3:9-11 sheds light on this subject. It states, … And
to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has
been hid in God, Who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities
and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
According to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: …
-Many people have no understanding at all that GOD IS SOVEREIGN, and that God is responsible
for having created ALL THINGS, INCLUDING SATAN AND THE POWERS OF DARKNESS. In our
daily Christian walk we find ourselves fighting against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness
of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places. Well … THE SCRIPTURES HAVE JUST
TOLD US THAT GOD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING CREATED THESE FORCES OF
DARKNESS. In fact, Ephesians 3:9-11 tells us that the powers of darkness are the MANIFOLD
WISDOM OF GOD. Principalities and powers are created and used by God, according to the
eternal purpose ( the purpose of the ages ) which He purposed in Christ Jesus. They are used to
shape and mold the sons and daughters of God into the very image of God. HOW CAN THIS BE?
-In order for God to bring about His purpose of the ages there had to be opposition and obstacles
for His children to overcome. God created the powers of darkness ( including Satan - the prince of
the power of the air - the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience ), giving His children
something to overcome. We must understand that God wanted overcomers. In order for there to be
overcomers there had to be something to overcome. So … God made sure to it that there would be
things to overcome. When the purpose of God is completed ( at the end of the ages ) there will be
no more need for the powers of darkness, at which time these powers, WHICH GOD CREATED, …
-SHALL BE RECONCILED UNTO HIM!-

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN #7
According to
John Gavazzoni:
Question:
"Is God going to force people to be saved?
Answer:
The relationship of God's will to us, is not one of making us do something against our will, but by
bringing our will into union with His. This is not coercion, this is causation, and it is causation by the
force of love which ultimately worked by God leaving us to ourselves to do what we would do left to
ourselves; which was to crucify His Son, and then to love such enemies back to Himself by the
power of forgiving love." ( Answer from: Free Will, John Gavazzoni )
-We MUST understand our salvation experience in the light of God’s sovereignty. WE DON’T JUST
WAKE UP ONE FINE MORNING AND DECIDE TO BEGIN A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD.
The Bible tells us that the Spirit of God must first DRAW us. John 6:44 states, … No man can come
to Me ( Jesus is speaking ), except the Father which has sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at
the last day … Let us not take these words lightly, for they testify that a person can not even come to
God unless God, by His Spirit, draws that person. This blows to pieces the idea that we are
responsible to just wake up one morning and choose to serve the Lord. It is IMPOSSIBLE to come
to God unless HE FIRST DRAWS YOU!
-John 12:32,33 states, … And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me. This He
said, signifying what death He should die … It is imperative that we seek to understand this
statement from the Lord Jesus. It testifies that God is sovereign. Unfortunately, there are very few
people that understand what Jesus was actually saying. The word “draw” that is found in this
scripture verse ( John 12:32 ) means to DRAG. God is lovingly dragging us to Himself in the same
way that a man in love would continue pursuing the woman that he was madly in love with. You must
come to the realization that our Heavenly Father will not be denied. He will draw ( drag ) ALL MEN
unto Himself. This will not be fully accomplished in this present age, but will continue in the ages to
come until EVERY KNEE BOWS AND EVERY TONGUE CONFESSES THAT JESUS CHRIST IS
LORD ( Philippians 2:10,11 )! We should be excited to know that our Father WILL STOP AT
NOTHING to reveal His love to us, for He has promised to …
-DRAW ( DRAG ) ALL MEN!-

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN #8
Question:
Why should we preach the gospel now if God is going to have all men to be saved in the
end?
Answer:
This is a very ridiculous question, but nevertheless, many people continue to ask it in light of the
salvation of all men. Our answer is to be found from Romans 10:14,15. We must understand that the
preaching ( and teaching ) of the gospel is the means by which God AWAKENS the human race to
what He has ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED in Christ. This is taking place and will continue to take
place in the ages to come.
-Romans 10:14,15 states, … How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? and
how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a
preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet
of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! … Let us also
consider what 2nd Corinthians 5:18 tells us. It states, … And all things are of God, Who has
reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation; …
-What beautiful passages of scripture! They both testify to the fact that we have been called to
preach and minister the salvation and reconciliation of our great God. We must first take into
account that God has already ( past tense ) reconciled the world unto Himself. This means that ALL
PEOPLE have been reconciled to God by Jesus Christ ( whether they know it or not ). Even with this
having been accomplished, mankind is still called upon ( by God ) to recognize, repent, and respond
to what God has made available. We don’t preach to “get people saved”, but rather, we preach to
AWAKEN THEM to the fact that God has already saved and forgiven them. THIS IS GOOD NEWS!
THIS IS THE GOSPEL! We must stop thinking that our preaching, altar calls, and formulas ( the
sinner’s prayer ) is what saves a person. In essence, they are already reconciled, but they just don’t
know it yet. With this being said though, man is still accountable ( to God ) to repent and respond in
faith to the message of reconciliation, which then leads us through the salvation process of our spirit,
soul, and body.
-We are called upon to preach the gospel for the purpose of awakening the human race to the fact (
GOOD NEWS ) that they have been reconciled to God by the death of His Son Jesus Christ. How
can a person know that they have been reconciled to God unless someone tells them? This is God’s
method of causing all men to come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, WHETHER
NOW, OR IN THE AGES TO COME! So … Let us …
-PREACH THE GOOD NEWS!-

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN #9
Question:
If the salvation of all men is God’s ultimate purpose for the human race, then why is it so
difficult for so many people to understand?
Answer:
Our answer is to be found in the understanding of Proverbs 25:2. As well, the organized church (
Babylon ) has done a great job of misrepresenting the true God. This has caused many to believe
the lie of eternal torture. People are comfortable with the status quo message that is supported by
the religious leaders of Evangelical Christianity. They assume that it ( the false message of eternal
torture ) must be right because the majority of Christians believe and teach it.
-The salvation of all men is plain to see when we are not under the influence of the carnal mind, the
traditions and doctrines of men, the power of the organized church, and the negative influence of
family and friends who have been seduced by all the things that we just mentioned. With this being
said though, the main reason that many do not see the deep things of God is to be found in the
understanding of Proverbs 25:2. It states, … It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of
kings is to search out a matter …
-It is imperative that we understand God’s dealings with man. GOD PURPOSELY HIDES THE
TRUTH UNDER THE TRADITIONS AND DOCTRINES OF MEN SO THAT WE WILL SEARCH
FOR IT! This verse ( Proverbs 25:2 ) also tells us that God is glorified in the fact that He hides the
truth and that we will then search for it. The truth of the salvation of all men ( along with all other truth )
must be revealed to a person by the Spirit of God. This takes place as we begin to search out the
matter.
-Ephesians 1:9,10 sheds even more light on this particular subject. It states ( The Emphasized Bible
), … making known to us the sacred secret of His will, according to His good pleasure which He
purposed in Him, - For an administration of the fullness of the seasons, to reunite for Himself ( under
one Head ) the all things in the Christ, the things upon the heavens, and the things upon the earth, in
Him: … This verse tells us that the reconciliation of all things is a SACRED SECRET THAT MUST
BE MADE KNOWN TO US!!! If God has a SACRED SECRET, then that tells us that He has
concealed something that we must search out.
-In conclusion, we must see that the act of God concealing something ( such as the truth of the
salvation of all men ) is the very GLORY OF GOD! God is actually glorified by the fact that His
purpose of the ages is concealed. Because it is concealed, it causes us to search out the matter,
laying down our lives in pursuit of the MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD! It results in God
being revealed to us and glorified in all the earth. May the Heavenly Father reveal to you …
-HIS SACRED SECRET!-

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN #10
Question:
As far as the teaching of the salvation of all men is concerned, what if we are wrong?
Answer:
When a person is ready to seek the Lord with all his heart, dropping all personal agendas, he will
see that the scriptures proclaim this great truth. IT IS UNDENIABLE! But for the sake of argument,
let us suppose that this teaching is wrong. What is it that those who believe it would be found guilty
of? Generally speaking, we would be found guilty of two main things, which are:
1. BELIEVING THAT GOD IS ALL-LOVING
2. BELIEVING THAT GOD IS ALL-POWERFUL
-As well, we would be found guilty of believing that God actually had a purpose and plan for the
entire creation that makes sense. Some other things we would be guilty of are:
1. Believing what the scriptures actually teach …
2. Reading the scriptures …
3. Studying the scriptures in their original Hebrew and Greek …
4. Studying the word meanings of the English words “hell”, “for ever”, “eternal”, and “everlasting” ...
5. Challenging the present teachings of the organized church …
6. Studying church history …
7. Believing that God is sovereign …
8. Believing that God is love …
9. Believing that the cross of Jesus Christ was a total and complete universal victory for the entire
human race …
10. Loving and forgiving all people …
-When a person comes to the understanding that God is ALL-LOVING and ALL-POWERFUL, the
ridiculous teachings of men ( such as eternal torture ) no longer deceive us. We know the heart of
our Heavenly Father. We know that He is ABLE and WILLING to SAVE ALL! This is Who He is. HE
IS THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!!! Do not the scriptures testify of this? Does not your heart cry out
that this is so? The only thing that stops people from hearing the voice of God in their heart
concerning this matter is the negative power of the traditions and doctrines of men, and those who
are under the spell of organized religion.
-Once a person is set free from the bondage of the organized church, he is truly SET FREE from the
most powerfully negative force that is known to the human race. There is nothing more wicked than
the Pharisee ( religious ) spirit. It always produces self-righteousness and stinks in the nostrils of
God. There is one more question that must be asked concerning the salvation of all men in the ages
to come. That question is: …
-WHAT IF WE ARE RIGHT?-

The above taken from
“THE GLORY OF GOD & THE HONOR OF KINGS” By Thomas Kissinger
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