23 “I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance. 24 “They will say of Me, ‘Only in the LORD are righteousness and strength.’ Men will come to Him, And all who were angry at Him will be put to shame. Isaiah 45:23-24 (NASB)
11 For it is written, “AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD.” Romans 14:11 (NASB)
Several years ago a friend contacted me with an issue she was having on her blog dealing with one of her readers who said that Romans 14:11 was a proof text for Christian Universalism.
She shared the following:
Mike – We had a response on our post on Christian Universalism from a self-proclaimed Christian Universalist claiming Rom 14:11 means that all will be saved because all will be joyfully proclaiming Christ (and how could anyone be joyfully proclaiming this from hell). Their comments in blue below:
“For it is written, ‘AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD.’” (Rom 14:11)