Impartial Grace: Hebrews 2

You made him a little lower than the angels. You crowned him with glory and honor. You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in that he subjected all things to him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we don’t see all things subjected to him, yet. But we see him who has been made a little lower than the angels, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for everyone.

(Hebrews 2:7-9, emphasis added)

Christ Jesus is obedient to the Father. He stepped away from the Throne of God for a little while. He took upon Himself the flesh of mankind. We know the history of His birth. He was “…for a little while lower than the angels….” We know the history of His crucifixion. We know the history of His time “preaching to the saints” and His subsequent resurrection. He was for a little while a man. He died our Savior. He resurrected as our King. He reigns sitting at the Father’s right hand on the Throne of God. It bears repeating so there will not be any misunderstanding, Jesus was obedient to His Father. He stepped away from His heavenly place and took on human flesh. He became the Savior of all. Jesus was obedient to death. His blood shed and His body broken for the sins of all men.

Jesus is God’s grace. “…By the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.” God’s manifested grace for everyone. He is light in everyone. He died for everyone. God “crowned Jesus with glory and honor.” His Father put everything under His Son’s Authority. “Everything is in subjection to Him.” There is “…nothing outside His control.”

Universal reconciliation embraces these verses as literally true. Other doctrines limit who is included in “everyone.” Those doctrine’s dictate that “everyone” consists of those God chose or consists of “everyone” who chooses God. Our Father says, “I will remember their sins no more.” Yet, those doctrines require He remember their sins for eternity. Those doctrines diminish the the power of Christ’s sacrifice to a few. Universal reconciliation insists His death atones for the sins of everyone. His grace is our reconciliation to Him. This is Impartial Grace.