Will God, the Father Burn in Hell Forever?
In Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, he informs us that “In Adam all died, even so, in Christ shall all be made alive.” (1 Cor. 15:22) Damnationists, (those who believe most of mankind will spend eternity in Hell separated from God’s presence) universally agree that since Adam all mankind has been consigned to death. However, they are not willing to concede that the same all will be made alive in Christ. They typically reason the second part of that verse states only those in Christ shall be made alive; that not all of those consigned to death in Adam will be granted the gift of life giving by grace from Jesus Christ which Paul speaks about in Romans 5:18.
This line of reasoning presents a problem for them when they try to apply this argument with the words of Paul found later in the chapter. Paul reveals God’s plan of the redemption of mankind comes in stages. First Christ, the first fruits, then them which are His at his coming and finally the end, when Jesus delivers the kingdom (made of people) to God the Father. (1 Cor. 15:23, 24). During a succession of ages, Jesus overcomes all His enemies, the last enemy being death. After Jesus subdues all His enemies, He subjects Himself to God the Father, that His Father and ours may be “all in all.” (1 Cor. 15:28) How can God the Father be all in all if most of mankind ends up in a Hell of eternal separation from Him to be tortured forever? Is God in those who are in Hell? Is this how our Father becomes “all in all?” This sounds very confusing, contradictory and nonsensical and most importantly unscriptural. Yet that is the conclusion one must arrive at if one states that not all those who died in Adam will be made alive in Christ. “In Adam all died, even so, in Christ shall all be made alive.”
To believe that all those who died in Adam WILL indeed be made alive in Christ harmonizes with God the Father ultimately being all and “in all.” Dear reader, even as Jesus commanded His disciples to subdue/overcome our enemies with love, surely He will overcome all of His enemies with the same power. Jesus will NOT fail even though most of His present disciples (most of the church) teach that He will fail most of mankind. “And if, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw (drag in Greek) all mankind unto Myself.” (John 12:32) “Oh ye of so little faith, why do you doubt?” (Matt. 14:31) Believe in the promises of God. His hand is not too short to save. (Isa. 59:1)