Specially of Those That Believe


Elder George D. Walker (dec)

“For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.” (1st Timothy 4:10)


As we take a look at this verse of scripture we are able to see that Jesus is the Saviour of all men, yet there are those that believe, that Paul puts a difference between. The all men that are saved in this verse, embraces the whole elect family of God. We have many verses of scripture of this nature. Each and every time we see all men, all things, the whole world we have to stop and take a good look at who is the all men, what are the all things, and who is the whole world under consideration.


We find in Romans 8:28 these words, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” We can see in this verse the all things are the things that work together. The all things that work together for our good is the all things considered in the context. We also find scripture where the Apostle Paul says; “And the whole world worshipped the goddess Diana.” If this is referring to the whole world as we know it, then I want to ask a question. Have you worshipped the goddess Diana? This is speaking of the whole world that worshipped her.


Now as we look at the thought, “who is the Saviour of all men!” If Paul is referring to all men without exception then every man, woman, and child will be saved and no one lost. Then we would have universal salvation, all would be going to heaven and none going to the lake of fire that is reserved for the wicked. So we understand now that this is not the case. If Jesus is our Saviour it will be on the premise that he is the one that saved us, not tried to save us. “And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21) Here we have the answer that God is the Saviour of all men.

Now we go to the rest of the verse. “Specially of those that believe.” We have covered that Jesus is the Saviour of all men without exception. Now we go to the believer. This is telling us that not only will all the elect be saved rather they believe or not, but puts great strength in specially of those that believe. So what is the difference in the all men being saved and the believer being saved. You see the point in the message is that there are some that will be saved and not have a knowledge of that salvation, then those that believe, specially of those that believe will be delivered in a timely way. There are special blessings that come to the believer as he lives here in this time world. We are saved day by day as we trust in his grace, we are saved from error, we are saved from false teaching, we are saved knowing that we have a Saviour that walks with us, talks with us, reveals his truth to us giving us a peace that passes all understanding. It tells us of that great resurrection morning when all men in this context will be raised together in his likeness. “We trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.”