1 Cor. 7:14
1 Cor. 15:22
1 Cor. 15:52
1 John 1:9
1 John 2:2
- John 5:28, 29
- "Marvel not at this, for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation."
- These verses are cited to support the doctrine of universal resurrection. Stress is placed on the words of Jesus that all in the graves shall hear his voice and come forth from their graves.
- The 'all' are those who hear the voice of the Son of God and are, therefore, responsible to his Judgment. (vs. 24). There is, however, a large segment of humanity that has never heard the words of Jesus and will not come forth in the resurrection. (Isa. 26:14; Jer. 51:57; Psa. 49:19, 20). These are the dead that God remembers "no more". (Psa. 88:5).
- 'All' is frequently qualified by the context in which it occurs. The following are examples:
Similarly, in the passage under consideration, the 'all' refers only to those who hear the words of the Son of God and not to pagans, idiots and children.
- Luke 2:1 - "All the world should be taxed" referred to the Roman world and not the areas of North, Central and South America.
- John 10:8 - "All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers", but this did not include John the Baptist and other prophets.
- Romans 1:7 - "All that be in Rome" referred to the beloved of God - those called to be saints, and not to the populace.