The scriptures tell us that ALL THINGS will be reconciled to God, that EVERY knee will bow and EVERY tongue will confess righteousness and strength in the Lord, that God is the Savior of ALL men especially those who believe, that Jesus tasted death for EVERY man, that He is a
and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb", and that as in Adam ALL die, even so in Christ shall ALL be made alive, THAT GOD MIGHT BE
ALL IN ALL!
So, why have we been taught that MOST will suffer eternal torment?
is caused by the translation of the words "ETERNAL", "HELL", and "TORMENT.”
ETERNAL: And the angels that did not keep their own position but left their proper dwelling have been kept by him in eternal chains in the nether gloom until the judgment of the great day; just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise acted immorally and indulged in unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
(Jude 1: 6) But "eternal" cannot mean "eternal", because God says, “I will restore their fortunes, both the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters, and the fortunes of Samaria and her daughters.” (Ezek 16: 53)
The Greek word is AION, which translates "eon", or "age", or "era." The King James Bible translates this word, and its adjective “aionios” as AGE, BEGINNING OF THE WORLD, COURSE, ETERNAL, EVER, FOR EVER, FOR EVER AND EVER, FOR EVER MORE, NEVER, WORLD, WORLD BEGAN, WORLD WITHOUT END, WHILE THE
WORLD STANDETH. Eternity isn't spoken of much in the scriptures. The story of the bible is the story of God's dealings with mankind on earth and in time.