For another good testimony, click this link: http://www.kingdomgospel.net/newsletter/issue227.pdf
Go to page 3 and read "Is Jesus The Savior of All?"
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IS JESUS THE SAVIOUR OF ALL? Elaine--I feel the Spirit dealing with me to address this controversial issue. I find that most of those who are called to the high calling of God have re-ceived the truth of this doctrine from the Holy Spirit Himself. In our travels we met many who wanted us to believe that Jesus is the Saviour of all mankind. I couldn't say "Amen" to anything they told me, for I had to hear it from the Lord Himself. I set myself to seek the Lord concerning this, and, in time, He confirmed to me that it was true. Bill wasn't yet sure so didn't want me to tell others about it until it would be confirmed to him. I agreed that I wouldn't bring it up unless they did. After that, I swear they started sharing this truth after we were barely in their door! That prompted Bill to earnest prayer and the Lord made it very real to him also.
The Lord knows how to encourage His ser-vants. Someone came to the door from a church in town and said, "Our pastor heard that there was someone here who is preaching that the Lord is going to save all men. Would you come and min-ister at our church and tell us about that?" So, he ministered this good word to 100 people!
Then, came the weekend we spent with Larry and Betty Hodges. Larry said he had been coming against this message recently in his writings. I kept silent, so he asked, "You don't believe that, do you?" This really put me on the spot, for I really wanted to be friends with them, and if I dis-agreed on this subject, that might spoil our bud-ding friendship. I had a little mental battle and then admitted, "Yes, I do."
The challenge was right there: "Tell me why you believe it."
I refused to do this. I said, "I sought the Lord until He told me the truth of the matter. Why don't you ask Him to show you? I'm not going to try to convince you!"
Larry admitted, "I never thought of praying about it! I don't know why! I've asked Him about other things and He's told me about them." Yet, all weekend he tried to get me to talk about it and I refused to do so!
The end of the matter was that the Lord made it very real to his heart from the Word. I was sur-prised when he even wrote a book about it! When it came to his ministry, it presented problems be-cause none of those to whom he ministered be-lieved in this doctrine. He was invited to minister at a house meeting of a dozen or so close friends who did not give him a very friendly reception. They made it clear they did not want him to come again if that was what he was going to talk about!
Yet, Larry still had to wage a private battle concerning this doctrine. He prayed, "Lord, I re-joice to know that You died to save all men and shall, in Your appointed time, bring them all. But, is it necessary to preach it? Wouldn't it be all right if I believed it for myself but didn't share it with others? Is there any real reason why I should ruin my ministry by telling others about it?"I shall never forget the answer the Lord gave him! "If My people are to be conformed to My image as you teach, how shall they, unless they see Me as I truly am and not as tradition has taught?"
Larry recognized that this was a direct reference to one of his favorite scriptures—I John 3:1,2 which says, "Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we 3
"I instantly knew that I was required to teach this message to those of Israel who are "of the captivity" (of Babylon) Ezek. 3:11.It is a fact that the entire teaching of eternal torment rests upon the translation of the single word aion or aeon. Aeon means "age." I discovered that the words "everlasting" and "eternal" were the same Greek word, aionios." (unquote)
Hannah Whitall Smith, a well-known evangeli-cal writer, was 'caught up' in the spirit and God revealed His purposes to her. In reconciliation, "Christ is to be satisfied." And through that satis-faction He is to make all mankind "alive." After her death, these portions were removed from her book by her publishers, so that this truth was lost from her anointed pen. We have a copy of this lost chapter called My Unexpected Discovery. Ask for it if you are interested.