19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
The Cross is the Way and the only Way through which our Holy and Righteous God makes peace with fallen man. The Cross of Christ has infinite power to transform all people from unrighteousness to God's Righteousness and to reconcile all things in the universe and make peace with God. This is why Apostle Paul said that he was determined not to know anything except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. (1 Corinthians 2:2)
When God created angels and men, He knew that unrighteousness would enter His creation and that angels and men would sin. He worked out a plan to solve the problem of their unrighteousness, even before the creation of the heavens and the earth. The Plan God formulated was for the universal reconciliation of all things, without exception, which includes all of mankind and all angels, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross.
The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the atoning sacrifice for not only the sins of believers, but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2)
The sins of the whole world include the sins of all unbelievers and all fallen angels, as our key scripture Colossians 1:15-20 clearly says. All of God's creation without exception will be reconciled through the blood of the Cross. This is the only way by which the FULL PURPOSE of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ will ultimately be completely fulfilled, in God's time and in His order. Anything less than the full reconciliation of ALL THINGS would be tantamount to a defeat and failure of what Jesus Christ has accomplished through His sacrifice on the Cross. This is why the traditional doctrine of hell is such a stench in the nostrils of God. The Bible says that God is the Saviour of all men. (1Timothy 4:10) God is not a torturer or an annihilator of men, as unfortunately believed by most Christians.
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