Impartial Grace: I Kings

…hear in heaven, your dwelling place, and do according to all that the foreigner calls to you for; that all the peoples of the earth may know your name, to fear you, as do your people Israel, and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by your name.

(I Kings 8:43, emphasis added)

that all the peoples of the earth may know that Yahweh, he is God. There is no one else.

(I Kings 8:60, emphasis added)

Solomon was at the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. God’s power and preeminence are known because of the Temple. Solomon was praising God and leading the worship. He was praying on behalf of Israel. Solomon asks God to tell the world, all the peoples of the earth, His Name. Solomon asks that the many requests be answered so as to give great proof that He is Lord. He is God. “There is no one else.”

The advocate for universal reconciliation points to these verses to confirm there is only one God and that He is sovereign over all things. The people of the world, the nations, all know there is only one God. The doctrine of universal reconciliation is bolstered by this good news. God has made it known and will always make it known that He is the Lord our God. The people know it and rejoice. The kingdoms of the earth know it, too. This is Impartial Grace.