Impartial Grace: John 12:46-50

I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness. If anyone listens to my sayings, and doesn’t believe, I don’t judge him. For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects me, and doesn’t receive my sayings, has one who judges him. The word that I spoke, the same will judge him in the last day. For I spoke not from myself, but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. I know that his commandment is eternal life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said to me, so I speak.”

(John 12:46-50, emphasis added)

Jesus is not the Judge. He says He is not. He tells us He came to save the world. He saves those who have never prayed or taken communion. He saves those who do not live in the western world. He saves all men despite their traditions. He came “…to save the world.” Jesus says, “His commandment is eternal life.” Universal reconciliation teaches all men are reconciled to the Father through the Son. “Yahweh is good to all.”

Jesus is addressing men who cannot see and who refuse to believe. Those folks will be judged “in the last day” by the Word that is spoken. What will that word be? God caused these words to be written. “Every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of the Father.” The Word of God is our Judgment!. These verses do not include a caveat that says those who reject His words or continue in rebellion of Him will be not be saved and consequently condemned to eternal conscious torment. Jesus says, “And I know that His commandment is eternal life.” We should all reach out to God and in His Spirit sing praises. “His commandment is eternal life.”

All life leads to an eternal fellowship with God in heaven. God does not will that any be lost. He wills that all be saved. He says He will reconcile all men to Himself. This is Impartial Grace.