Remember, don't rely on the "Original Greek" because there is no "original Greek" and we have no "originals", we have copies of the copies.
But a translation (KJV) of those copies of copies is fine? Likely the answer is yes because without corrupt translations your doctrine can't survive.
I see Scripture taken out of context. For example, every knee will bow and every toungue will confess, yes. But that does not mean they will be saved. The Lord Jesus said many will say to Him "Lord, Lord" and yet are not saved.
There is a difference between confessing and saying "Lord, Lord". It's about the honesty of that confession. Lots of tv evangelists shout Lord Lord all the time...to line their pockets.
I think confession in the Bible is about true/honest confession. No fake confessions.. I think reply #3 shows that.
These people trusted in their own works and as a result went to Hell.
Sure not everybody is part of the first Overcomers/first fruit harvest. Not everybody rules with Jesus in His millenium Kingdom. After the 1000 years there is a second resurrection. The sheep and goats. The sheep go to heaven. The overcomers from the first resurrection obviously go to heaven also.
So we already have 2 classes of people that go to heaven. The very good overcomers and the not so good sheep. So those two groups are saved "each in their own order".
So what about the goats? End of line for them?
Revelation 22:14-15 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
When New Jerusalem is on earth the saints are inside the city.
The dogs, liars, thiefs, murderers, etc are outside the city.
But the gates are always open.
A tree with healing leaves of the nations grows inside the city. People are invited to drink from the fountain of life. Imo that fountain represents the teaching of Jesus.
But why are we told that? All the people inside are pure believers. They aren't sick (sinners). Neither do they need healing because they now have perfect bodies.
Could the fountain and the tree be for the sinners outside the gates of New Jerusalem?
Please read Isa 60. Especially verse 11. (especially doesn't mean only...
The gates are open so the nations and their kings can enter. The dogs outside the gates. Also note nations with their kings enter. Which means the plan of God has not
yet ended. 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 shows for example Jesus rules until there are no more other kings.
Notice He says "Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels." Hell was made for Satan and his demons to burn forever but if a human refuses to admit their need for salvation and refuses to trust in Him alone for eternal life, they burn forever.
You mean God changed His mind?
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss, neither shadow of turning
Scalar a question for you. It's extremely clear you disagree on many points with Gary. Do you agree Gary truely believes in Jesus? If so, is that enough or does he also have to believe certain other things?