The Restoration of All Things

“And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” Acts 3:20-21 kjv

It is hard to understand how there can be a restoration of all things, unless every single ruined sinner is redeemed, renewed and restored to God. If just one sinner ended up being separated from God forever, it would be less than a full restoration of all things. Such an imperfect restoration would fall short of all things being made new (Rev.21:5; 5:13). From “The Larger Hope” by Anthony E. Johnson.

God is the Creator of all Men

“He hath made of one blood, all nations of men, to dwell on all the face of the earth.” Acts 17:26

He would not have created intelligent beings, had he known they were to be forever miserable. To suppose that God would bring beings into existence who he knew would be infinite losers by that existence, is to charge him with the utmost malignity. The existence itself would not be a blessing, but a curse; the greatness of which cannot be described. As God is infinite in knowledge, and as he sees the end from the beginning, he must have known before the creation, the result of the existence he was about to confer, and whether, upon the whole, it would be a blessing; and , as he was not under any necessity to create man, being also infinitely benevolent, he could not have conferred an existence that he knew would end in the worst possible consequences to his creatures.

From “100 Arguments in Favor of Universalism” by Thomas Whittemore. Read the complete book here.