It is the will of God that all men be saved and come to accurate knowledge.
Imagine that the will of God is a track. Salvation is the train (Christ Messiah) and accurate knowledge is the destination.
The train got derailed soon after the apostles died. It was foretold.
Then along came trust in science in the late 1800s. The train is in danger of being burned up, never to make the destination.
Along came a resurgence of making salvation a priority. As part of the world tends toward eliminating God from the imagination of man, another part works toward bringing God back. So the train gets rerailed. (I made that word up ;))
Now here's the question. Do the men who worked tirelessly to get the train back on track (rerail) own it now? Do they own the train track? Did they ever own the track?
No, they do not own the train. And Man never owned the track.