Impartial Grace: Revelation 5

I saw, and I heard something like a voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousands of ten thousands, and thousands of thousands; saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who has been killed to receive the power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessing!”

I heard every created thing which is in heaven, on the earth, under the earth, on the sea, and everything in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb be the blessing, the honor, the glory, and the dominion, forever and ever! Amen!”

The four living creatures said, “Amen!” The elders fell down and worshiped.

(Revelation 5:11-14, emphasis added)

What a scene! Every angel in heaven singing. There were more angels than a person could count. The number of angels singing is indescribably large. Angels at the Throne of God singing. Elders singing praises to the Son of God. There should be no doubt that “…every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them…” means every creature. There is not an excluded creature. “Every creature…” praises the Father and the Son.

Universal reconciliation embraces these verses as literally true. Other doctrines, such as the doctrine of eternal conscious torment, exclude the majority of mankind. Those doctrines deny “every creature” means “every creature.” “Every creature” will know the Lord because the Lord wills it to be so. This is Impartial Grace.