Thanks, Alan. I was also going through Enoch today and noticed something that I think conveys what I was trying to express pretty well:
Enoch 38:3 "When, too, the secrets of the righteous shall be revealed, then shall sinners be judged; and impious men shall be afflicted in the presence of the righteous and the elect.
4From that period those who possess the earth shall cease to be powerful and exalted. Neither shall they be capable of beholding the countenances of the holy; for the light of the countenances of the holy, the righteous, and the elect, has been seen by the Lord of spirits.
5Yet shall not the mighty kings of that period be destroyed; but be delivered into the hands of the righteous and the holy.
6Nor thenceforwards shall any obtain commiseration from the Lord of spirits, because their lives in this world will have been completed."
Honestly, I never knew Enoch was so consistent with the bible. How can this not be canonized? I don't get it. :\
Jason - I am not going to entertain Davo's conversation here. I don't want any Universalism here till somewhere else (not this site) there are some better arguments. I agree with you.
14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats... 46"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."
19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
8The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."
BTW - also Jason - don't let anyone say that "perish" only means physical death either.
5Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, 6"As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down." 16You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17All men will hate you because of me. 18But not a hair of your head will perish.