5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
Spurgeon was a strong believer in the doctrine of hell, and he needed to justify his belief by negating many scriptures, which use 'all' when referring to universal salvation. All preachers who, like Spurgeon, say that the Bible 'rarely means all when it says all' are adding to or taking away from the truth of many clear scriptures such as Colossians 1:15-20 that speak about the universal reconciliation of all things through Jesus Christ.
We now list below fourteen of many scriptures, which shine out the biblical truth of Universal Reconciliation. We have chosen ten from the New Testament and four from the Old Testament. Let us believe the Word of God, taking it at its face value and accepting that in these scriptures all means all and every means every.
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