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A good post on the use of the word “all” in the Bible. We must allow the Bible to determine when all does mean all. We must seek to avoid allowing our theological persuasions to interpret biblical words.


alla4It’s absolutely true that the word ALL in the Bible doesn’t always mean ALL as in the entire world and 100% of the population even if it says ALL MEN, but it’s equally true that we don’t get to choose whether or not the word really means ALL ourselves. Sometimes ALL actually means ALL and the entire world and it’s the context that decides which one it is and not our own personal preferences. Maybe this is rather-self-evident but there are some people seem to reason:

“Since I can prove that ALL and ALL MEN do not always mean the whole world or all of the population of the earth, then I get to choose when ALL means ALL myself and I can do this as I see fit”.

They might not be aware of that they are reasoning in this way, but it’s common that especially reformed believers…

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Written by The Seeking Disciple

03/25/2013 at 10:05 AM

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  1. Hi you once recommended a commentary on Hebrews. What was the title?

    04/12/2013 at 8:06 AM

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