FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN #1
According to Charles Slagle:
"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?
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!-