Rene (10 Sep 2011)
"re: the "final salvation of all mankind" ???"

Sorry, but belief in the final salvation of ALL mankind is making a liar out of God and the Bible! Our God is a God of mercy, but a God of JUSTICE too. If we had to share eternity with the likes of Adolf Hitler,  Edi Amin, Mussolini, and other butchers of humanity, Jesus' death on the cross would have been for nothing! God isn't willing that any should perish, but God gave every human being a FREE WILL to do as they choose - to accept Him or reject Him! There is a heaven to be gained and a hell to shun. Jesus talked more about hell than anyone gives Him credit for and He warned AGAINST going there. He never suggested there would be a big pardon for ALL HUMANITY and that God is just one great big kiss out there waiting to welcome all the perverts, murderers, and thieves into His Kingdom - and that Kingdom is open to those who repent and TURN from sin and accept His pardon while they are still alive! There is no 2nd chance for those who are now in hell!  Heaven would not be heaven if God allowed sin in there and those who reject Jesus and what He did on the cross DIED in their SINS!