This poem is for those who believe that most of mankind will be lost forever:
"What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he finds it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance" Luke 15:4-7. Some time after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Heavens ask "Where are you going Good Shepherd? The Good Shepherd answers "To find my sheep. How far will you go? As far as my sheep. How far may that be? To the world's end. How long will you seek them? Until I find them. When you find them, will they come to you? No they will flee from me. Where will they go then? To the rocks and the sand. When will they stop running? When they can run no more. What will you do then? Carry them home" J Preston Eby.
Eons or ages later, the Heavens preparing to rejoice at the Consummation, find the Good Shepherd and the Saints kneeling at the edge of a great chasm. They are grief stricken and weeping uncontrollaby. The Heavens ask "O Good Shepherd, why are You and the Saints smitten with grief and crying so? Shouldn't this be a time of great rejoicing"? The Good Shepherd, with a weak and trembling voice replies "My sheep are gone; they are lost forever". The Heavens ask "But Good Shepherd, didn't you say you would go after your lost sheep until you found them"? The Good Shepherd replies "You dont understand; I cannot find my lost sheep now. The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords has cast my lost sheep into the lake of fire!!!