The Berean Expositor
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The Reconciliation of all Things.
pp. 115 - 128
In the following pages  A and B discuss the subject of The Reconciliation of all
Things. The standpoint of B represents the standpoint of The Berean Expositor;
the arguments of A are an attempt to present justly the views which The Berean
Expositor here entirely repudiates. The deep questions of Sin and the Deity of Christ are
scarcely touched, but fuller consideration will be given to them in a subsequent series.
Are the words "all" and "universal" synonymous?
A.--Do you believe in the reconciliation of all things?
B.--Yes, most certainly I do.
A.--I am glad to hear it, for I have been given to understand that you denied that
B.--Perhaps I had better explain my position as I do not want to give you a false
impression. A little while ago a friend said to me, "Then you do not believe in the
restitution of all things?" to which I replied, "I do believe in the restitution of all things
which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets (Acts 3: 21), but I am afraid
you have in mind the restitution of all things as taught by Pastor or Mr. So and So, and
that of course is another question".
A.--It comes to this then, that really and truly you do not believe that "God will be all in
B.--Most certainly I do, but I do not necessarily believe the word "all" embraces just
exactly the same number you may do.
A.--Yet I cannot understand how it is possible for "all" of "all things" to mean "some"
or "some things" without resorting to some form of self-deception.
Scriptural usage of "all".
B.--I believe you will understand if once you see the passages in their contexts. Let us
look at a few just by way of illustration. Would you say that such an expression as
"every nation under heaven" was universal in its scope or that it meant only some
A.--I should say most decidedly that if scripture means what it says, "every nation under
heaven" must be nothing short of world wide.