All human beings, no matter who they are, have been alienated from God by sin.  The just punishment for those sins is an eternity apart from God.

Although the Bible uses the phrase “reconciled all things to himself”, the scriptures do not teach universalism- the view that all people and even demons themselves will be saved.  Origen, one of the early church fathers, argued for universalism in the 3rd century.

Hell is real, and the scripture says that there will be torment and anguish for those who end up there. (Luke 16:24-26) The heresy in the church of Colosse was an early form of Gnosticism which focused on various angelic beings, viewed the material world as evil, and did not see the need for Jesus Christ as the one true God and Savior.

Graciously, through Christ, God has made a way for rebellious people to be reconciled to Him by faith.  Those who trust in Christ, along with the angels who did not rebel against God, as well as the material creation itself, will be with God in the new heaven and the new earth.

Colossians 1:19-22 Sermon Audio (Click to play and/or download)

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