Hi Ghost Kid! Ifm surprised nobody answered your question yet, so I will answer it.
Revelations: 22:14-15 14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
The blessed are those whofs robes are washed with the blood of Jesus Christ. The people who believed in Christ Jesus with faith alone and who were saved before they died.
Those who die before believing in Jesus Christ go to Sheol, the realm of the dead. Thatfs the outside, the people who practice falsehoods, who believed a lie instead of believing in Jesus Christ.
So, Jesus will go to them and convince them to believe in Him.
Revelation 1:18: "I [Jesus] have the keys of Death and Hades."
Hades also translated as Sheol, the realm of the dead. He will keep convincing them until everyone believes in Him. He will keep convincing them until everyone has entered the city.
Psalm 16:10 You will not leave my soul in Sheol.
Psalm 86:13 For thy true love stands high above me; thou hast rescued my soul from the depths of Sheol.
Psalm 139:8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
The Lord promises that Sheol aka Hell aka Hades will be empty!
The previous chapter, Revelations 21:27 says gBut nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.h
This is true because every single person in existence will become clean by believing in Christ. Inside of believing in something detestable or false, they will believe in the truth, that Jesus Christ died for everyonefs sins!
Whose names will be written in the Lambfs book of life? Everyone! As soon as someone believes in Christ with faith alone, as in saved, Jesus writes their name in this book. Christ Jesus will keep writing peoplefs names into this book until everyonefs names are in it!
As well, donft forget later in Revelations 22:21 it says gThe grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.h.
Christ our Saviour has grace for all people, it will be with all as everyone received salvation. This is the same grace mentioned here:
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people
Heb. 2:9 "Jesus, was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone."
Christ tasted death for everyone, the wages of sin, so everyone can be alive permanently in Heaven, the New Jerusalem.
Again, sorry for the delay. I just noticed now your question was unanswered, so I hope this helps. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions, I am more than happy to help you out my friend :D
Also, I've begun to reflect on how fate led me to this particular forum. It's interesting. I would originally only post on the Tentmaker site. That's one of the first places I began researching Universalism years ago. But suddenly one day, the forum shut down. Even to this day it's still not back up. Because of that, I began searching for other forums to post about Universalism, which is how I ended up here.
Of course, it's bad that the Tentmaker site forum is closed at the moment. There's a lot of useful information on there. It makes me glad I was able to partially back up the HTML with HTTrack Website Copier. But at the same time, maybe it was God's way of getting me out of my comfort zone. After all, there are still people out there who would benefit from learning about God's plan to save everyone.
So, I'm thankful that there's support for Universalism in other forums like this one too. For those who are against Universalism, it's also good to see their participation on these threads as well. In fact, I'm surprised by how much activity are on these threads. Much more active than the Tentmaker site. As a disclaimer, while I do read through every page of my threads on here, sometimes I'm not able to reply to absolutely everything.
It's interesting. Before I believed in Universalism, I would go out there and evangelize people who did not believe in Christianity. I still do that, but now, with Universalism, I feel I can send them a more complete message. It makes me wish I could have learned about Universalism earlier so back then; more people would have known the truth. But everyone will eventually learn the truth. And each person is on their own unique journey of discovery set out by the Lord. So, there's no need to worry.
I used to go soulwinning to people out of anxiety and panic, worrying about where their souls may go after they die. But with Universalism, I believe that I can spread these Christian beliefs without perturbation.
I was talking with a Christian parent about children who were separated from their parents due to war and end up in orphanages in other countries where they can be traced back.
I will paraphrase the conversation, as I don't remember the exact words. But I said "At least all parents will be reunited with their children in Heaven". And she replied "Not all parents. Some of them will be in Hell". I did not mean to say what I said with a Universalist theme, it's just, Universalism for me is so connected with Christianity that I can't separate them. So I sometimes say things like that subconsciously. Or perhaps it is God's way to tell that person the truth. :dsunny:
Anyways, after that talk, I immediately felt sad thinking about children who will never come together with their families in the afterlife. Especially since, she thinks God would be separating them on purpose. For me, that's completely backwards to God's purpose, who loves children. :doh:
Sure, in some cases, the parents may be abusive towards the children. But even then, I believe the child, having suffered that trauma, deserves to hear an apology from their parent who has been cleaned to go into Heaven and taught righteousness. Otherwise, it feels unfinished.
God finishes what He starts. He will mend all relationships together. Every parent. Every child. Everyone will be saved. :HeartThrob:
Isaiah 54:13 "All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children"
Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.
Luke 3:6: "All flesh shall see the salvation of God."