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"Their objective was to create an entirely different kind of human being. All the sages preached a spirituality of empathy and compassion; they insisted that people must abandon their egotism and greed, their violence and unkindness. Not only was it wrong to kill another human being; you must not even speak a hostile word or make an irritable gesture. Further, nearly all the Axial sages realized that you could not confine your benevolence to your own people: your concern must somehow extend to the entire world."      - Karen Armstrong ; The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions


". . . He is not far from each one of us."    - The Apostle Paul ; Acts 17:27


"For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive."    - Paul the apostle ; 1 Corinthians 15.22


"This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth."    - Paul the Apostle ; 1 Timothy 2:3-4


"When you start with an understanding that God loves everyone, justice isn’t very far behind."    - Dr. Emilie M. Townes ; Journey to Liberation: The Legacy of Womanist Theology


"If God is the God of all, and not just a tribal deity, then God has made provision, not necessarily known to us, for the healing and care of all his creation, and not simply our little part of it."    - Peter J. Gomes ; The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus


"Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people."    - Luke the physician ; Luke 2:10


"Before every person there marches an angel proclaiming, 'Behold, the image of God.'"    - Jewish Proverb ;


"The very next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and yelled out, "Here he is, God's Passover Lamb! He forgives the sins of the world!"    - John the Baptist ; John 1:29, The Message


"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to everyone."    - Paul the Apostle ; Titus 2.11


"These three views of life are as follows: First, embracing the individual, or the animal view of life; second, embracing the society, or the pagan view of life; third, embracing the whole world, or the divine view of life."    - Leo Tolstoy ; The Kingdom of God Is Within You


"The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it."    - John ; Revelation 21.24


"Since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him."    - Jesus ; John 17.2


"He  made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ."    - Paul ; Ephesians 1.9-10


"For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all."    - Paul ; Romans 11.32


"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."    - Jesus ; John 3:17


"For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of believers."    - The Apostle Paul ; 1 Timothy 4:10


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