“… the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings… to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound…” — Isaiah 61:1
No matter what noble struggles the nations have made toward freedom, as long as there is sin and death, we have no real and lasting liberty. For now over six thousand years, earth’s billions have been locked in a prison house of mental, moral and physical decay ending in death. All have inherited sin and fall under the death sentence placed upon their father Adam. “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” In sin and death all are captives. Ezekiel 18:20; Romans 3:23; Genesis 2:17
The Scriptures guarantee that “the man Christ Jesus gave himself a ransom for all to be testified in due time.” (I Timothy 2:6) Prophecies indicate that the fulfillment of this due time is very near, and that this release from the power of the grave is not just for a few, but for all the captives.
Justice for ALL
God’s four character attributes are justice, love, wisdom and power. He exercises these in complete harmony for the good of His creatures. Of these four, justice (fairness, righteousness) is the foundation of God’s throne. But how is justice a reality to the vast majority of humanity born into unequal environments, having no real opportunity to learn of Christ Jesus—the only name whereby they might be saved? Psalms 89:14; Acts 4:12