(July 27, 2015)
When there are absolute words (none, all, every, and so forth) used in the scriptures, my metaphorical ears perk up. After all, there is something important being said when something is given universal significance. Thus when this chapter has language that none shall be destroyed that believe in Him, this is something that is important to consider.
At first glance, it is difficult to see how this is true. After all, we see any number of people seemingly being destroyed that believe in Him. What about the Coptic Christians in the
for example? We can consider it a
metaphor and take the long view on the subject, but I have discovered in my
life that oftentimes the deeper doctrine amounts to nothing more than taking
the words of God at face value.