a reply to: BELIEVERpriest
God so loved the world (Kosmos/created order)
God sent his son to be the savior of the Kosmos
6But one has testified somewhere, saying,
“WHAT IS MAN, THAT YOU REMEMBER HIM?
OR THE SON OF MAN, THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM?
7“YOU HAVE MADE HIM FOR A LITTLE WHILE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS;
YOU HAVE CROWNED HIM WITH GLORY AND HONOR,
AND HAVE APPOINTED HIM OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;
8YOU HAVE PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET.
For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.
1 Cor 15
26The last enemy that will be abolished is death (notice not "satan, or lucifer, but all death"). 27For HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER
HIS FEET. But when He says, “All things are put in subjection,” it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him. 28When
all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in
Notice all things are subjected to the Son. As all things were created by, through and for him. This is the same subjection as the son does to the
father. This is not a military victory, or something negative. All creation is subjected to the Son as then the Son/all creation is subjected to the
15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all
creation. 16For by Him all
things were created, both in the heavens and on
earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17He is
things, and in Him all
things hold together. 18He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the
firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything(all
). 19For it was the Father’s good pleasure for
the fullness to dwell in Him, 20and through Him to reconcile all
things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His
cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.
All creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.
Universal restoration, All in All
God was in Christ reconciling the Kosmos to himself, not counting their trespasses against them
When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all to myself. The word all things is the same in all of the above verses. It is all/pas. It does
not qualify "all" it is 'the all" meaning everything that there is.
Behold I am making 'pas'/all things new.