A “straight and narrow way” in Tobago
John the Baptist taught:
The crooked places shall be made straight
And the rough ways smooth;
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God (Luke 3:5-6).
Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it (Matthew 7:13-14).
Most who profess Christ do seem to understand that the vast majority of humans in this age have not found the way that leads to life.
But does that mean that most who ever lived are doomed to destruction? Since God is all knowing and all powerful (please see article How is God Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient?) and God is love (1 John 4:8,16), would God have predestined most who ever lived to eternal torment?
Of course not!
Isn’t God smart enough to have a plan that will result in salvation being offered to everyone?
Surely God is wise enough to have a plan that works, that is fair, and one that reflects His love.
And that truth is that God does have such a plan–and this plan is laid out in His Holy Days (Is There “An Annual Worship Calendar” In the Bible?). The biblical holy days show how all that ever lived will be offered salvation. That includes all who have ever lived. Sadly, nearly all of those who keep non-biblical days (like Christmas, Lent, Valentine’s, Easter, etc.) simply do not understand God’s plan.
Jesus taught that an opportunity for forgiveness will occur happen “in the age to come” (Matthew 12:32). And remember:
“all flesh shall see the salvation of God” (Luke 3:5-6).
Salvation will be offered to all who ever lived, a few in this age, and everyone else in the age to come.
Three articles of related interest may include:
Universal Offer of Salvation: There Are Hundreds of Verses in the Bible Supporting the Doctrine of True Apocatastasis Do you believe what the Bible actually teaches on this? Will all good things be restored? Does God’s plan of salvation take rebellion and spiritual blindness into account? Is there eternal torment?
Hope of Salvation: How the Living Church of God differ from most Protestants How the Living Church of God differs from mainstream/traditional Protestants, is perhaps the question I am asked most by those without a Church of God background.
There are Many COGs: Why Support the Living Church of God? This is an article for those who wish to easily sort out the different COGs. It really should be a MUST READ for current and former WCG members or any interested in supporting the faithful church. It also explains a lot of what the COGs are all about.