DEAR FREEWILL CHICK,
I don’t know anything about this lake of fire business–it’s concerning the Jews and the kingdom… But I’m a pagan brother… I follow Paul.
You are like “those certain men who came from James.” (Galatians chapter two.)
You love the circumcision gospel.
But I’m inclined to divide the two… “rightly dividing” ya know.
Through a man came death… (shhh, don’t tell nobody… it (death) was universal) (I Corinthians 15:20-28)
Through a man also comes the resurrection from the dead…(again, don’t tell nobody, but this resurrection is even more powerful than the death brought by Adam.)
It encompasses all who were drug into ruin by Adam.
20 (Yet now Christ has been roused from among the dead, the Firstfruit (FIRSTFRUIT, GET IT? A FORETASTE OF WHAT’S TO COME FOR ALL THOSE “REPOSING”) of those who are reposing.
21 For since, in fact, through a man (THE FIRST ADAM) came death, through a Man, (THE LAST ADAM) also, comes the resurrection of the dead.
22 For even as, (THE SET UP) in (THIS “IN” IS INSTRUMENTAL, NOT LOCATIVE- YOU DON’T HAVE TO BELIEVE IN ADAM, HE IS THE INSTRUMENT BY WHICH ALL ARE DYING EVEN IF YOU DON’T “BELIEVE” IN ADAM) Adam, all are dying, (UNIVERSAL) thus also, (“THUS ALSO IS THE CLINCHER TO THE SET UP) in (AGAIN, IT’S THE INSTRUMENTAL “IN” NOT THE LOCATIVE “IN”… CHRIST IS THE INSTRUMENT BY WHICH ALL WILL BE VIVIFIED) Christ, shall all (THE SAME AMOUNT AS WE FIND DYING IN ADAM) be vivified.
23 Yet each in his own class: (STAGES) the Firstfruit (OF THOSE MADE ALIVE), Christ; thereupon (2ND STAGE OF VIVIFICATION) those who are Christ’s in His presence;
24 thereafter the (3RD STAGE OF THIS VIVIFYING OF ALL) consummation, whenever He may be giving up the kingdom to His God and Father, (WHAT’S THIS, NOTHING LIKE THIS IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION?)whenever He should be nullifying all sovereignty and all authority and power. (WOW, WHAT IS THIS?)
25 For He must be reigning until He should be placing all His enemies under His feet.
(WHO ARE HIS ENEMIES IN THIS CONTEXT? SOVEREIGNTY, AUTHORITY, AND POWER–WHY ARE THEY ENEMIES? BECAUSE AS LONG AS THEY ARE NEEDED, SOMETHING IS AMISS AND NEEDS TO BE CONTAINED, RULED OVER, WATCHED CLOSELY. THUS, RULERSHIP IS REALLY AN ENEMY OF GOD, AND WILL BE NULLIFIED)
26 The last enemy (WHAT? ANOTHER ENEMY? WHO/WHAT IS IT?) is being abolished: death. (SO, IN THIS CONTEXT, HUMANS ARE NOT ENEMIES, SATAN IS NOT LISTED, WICKED MEN NOT LISTED, BUT INSTEAD: RULERSHIP (SOVEREIGNTY), AUTHORITY AND POWER AND FINALLY DEATH– FOUR TRUE ENEMIES OF GOD’S PURPOSE–WHICH MUST BE, FOR NOW.)
27 For He subjects all under His feet. (SUBJECTING ALL UNDER HIS FEET IS AN ONGOING PROCESS, FOR NOW) Now whenever He may be saying that all is subject, (KNEE BOWING?) it is evident that it is outside of Him Who subjects all to Him. (THE ONE EXCEPTION TO THIS MAKING ALIVE PROCESS IS GOD HIMSELF.)
28 Now, whenever all may be subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also shall be subjected to Him Who subjects all to Him, that God may be All, in all.)
I KNOW THAT YOU BELIEVE GOD WILL BE ALL, IN SOME.
BUT I BELIEVE GOD WILL BE ALL, IN ALL.
I’M HAPPY AT THE THOUGHT OF GOD BEING ALL, IN ALL.
YOU SEEM TO BE UPSET ABOUT IT.
WHY, WHY WOULD YOU BE MAD IF GOD BRINGS EVERYONE HOME?