Interstingly, Witnesses will seldom admit that they only will survive the battle for souls. They'll always skirt the issue, however when you ask them point blank, they'll admit it by showing Scriptures where certain ones, peoples and nations were judged and put to death.
The question now is, are these "certain ones, peoples and nations " FOREVER dead? Unworthy of a Resurrection? I don't think so! As TR mentioned in his quote 1 Corinthians 15:21-22, Jesus died for ALL, not some, although older versions of the NWT, are rendered that Jesus died for all sorts of men, adding "sorts of".
I believe that the Scriptures do teach that people who live in so-called "judgment Periods" will be resurrected. All final judgment for the world is reserved for the Millennial Judgment Day. Yes, Adam was a sinner and was justly sentenced to death. But so are all of his children.
Romans 3:10 just as it is written: "There is not a righteous [man], not even one.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
If Adam had not sinned, no ransom would be needed. The ransom (corresponding price) consisted of the sacrifice of the perfect man Jesus to redeem the perfect man Adam who had sinned. Incidentally Adam's offspring were condemned and incidentally they are redeemed.
1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
Romans 5:18 Therefore, as through one man's offense [judgment] came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man's righteous act [the] [free] [gift] [came] to all men, resulting in justification of life.
1 Timothy 2:6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Careful research on the above quoted Scriptures will show that in all three of these verses the same Greek word PAS is used. It is also used in Matthew 24:14 "And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come." In these four instances the New World Translation is inconsistent, rendering it "all" in Matthew 24:14 and in 1 Corinthians 15:22, but "all kinds" in Romans 5:18 and the footnote of 1 Timothy 2:6.
Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
Matthew 20:28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
This text cannot be understood to contradict the thought of a ransom for all, since in Romans 5:19 The same Greek word "polus" rendered "many" or "all" is used - "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous."
I believe that the slaying of animal sacrifices in the Old Testament pointed forward to Christ's sacrifice to cover sins. Since it was God's intention to redeem Adam from death, He provided him with a cost of skin.
Genesis 3:21 And Jehovah God proceeded to make long garments of skin for Adam and for his wife and to clothe them.
There are no Scriptures to show that Adam is excepted from the benefits of the ransom.
Interestingly, although the Society has in the past published commentaries on the book of Exekiel, which they used to show Jehovah's final judgments, the one Chapter that throws out their whole theology on the issue is never quoted. Chapter 16 of that book, shows that Sodom, Gomorrah and many of those destroyed in the past will be resurrected and restored. Of course the way the book was written, jumping from chapter to chapter, with no index, no one would ever know.
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