....these are those that are even NOW (while living on earth) are being judged. The judgement seat of Christ is found within their heart and is the MERCY SEAT.
Those whose lives (old self) are dead and their NEW LIFE is hidden with Christ in God are judged NOT guilty, they are new creations & suffer no condemnation, as they daily live in the Spirit and walk by the Spirit, for they walk in His light and have continuous fellowship with Him.
Those that have not been quickened by the Holy Spirit will also be judged (their works). Those who die IN their sins will go through a period of time (Greek 'Aion'--an age) of purifying fire, the Greek calls it aionian chastening (a pruning--a lopping off of all that corrupts)...this purifying fire is not a literal fire but a spiritual fire and will eventually go out....for when the wood (old adamic fleshly nature) is consumed the fire will have nothing else to burn...it is then that a person in outer darkness will be finally ABLE to receive and respond to the love of God.
Lamentations chpt.3 :31 " The Lord will not cast off forever"
It is because of His mercies that we are not consumed.
It is GOD'S WILL that ALL shall be saved...."Who WILL have ALL men to be saved and to come unto a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for ALL, to be testified in DUE TIME (1 Timothy 2:4-6 emphasis mine).
Notice the words ....*will* and *all*?
God WILLS to have ALL MEN saved.
The Greek word for 'will' is found in Thayer's concordance meaning "to be RESOLVED, be determined".
The Greek word for 'all' is found in Strong's Concordance #G3956 and means " all, the whole; all, any.every, the whole".
Thayer's gives the meaning of "all" as "individually, each, EVERYONE, all things".
Vine's concordance defines "all" as "all, every, everyone (man), everything".
There is no more mistaking what the words ALL & WILL actually mean.
God has made it PLAIN to see that He will save ALL....not a few, not just the *remnant* but ALL!
As I have said to you before Holbrook, you are a sincere believer and I sense that you truly.do.desire to know truth in your innermost being and I pray that you will seek to see if these things be so (as a wise noble Berean).
The good news is that ALL will be saved in due time, each man in their own order.
His peace and grace to you.
Jesus is the saviour of the WHOLE WORLD, "As in Adam all die, so too in Christ ALL shall be made alive." (ICor.15:22) All means all. The pagan 'hell' of literal fire & eternal torment is a lie and is SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. http://www.hopebeyondhell.net