THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD
John chapter four records the account of Jesus and the Samaritan woman (John 4:7-26). Now this encounter is most interesting because it leads to one of the greatest testimonies concerning the person of Jesus at that time. The woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” (verses 28-29). This testimony led many Samaritans to believe in Him (verse 39). These Samaritans came to Jesus and asked him to stay with them, and He stayed with them for two more days (verse 40). After two days with Jesus, the source of the spring of water welling up to eonian life, they declared, “…this is indeed the Savior of the world” (verse 42).
John also declares in his first epistle, “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world” (4:14).
In this verse, “world” equals kosmos which denotes the ordered universe, the ordered entirety of God’s creation; then, the abode of humanity, or that order of things in which humanity moves or of which man is the center; then, mankind as it manifests itself in and through such an order; then, that order of things which, in consequence of and since the Fall, is alienated from God, as manifested in and through the human race. 
Therefore by definition our Lord Jesus Christ is Savior not just of mankind but of the ordered universe! Is it not a wonder that it is the angel of the LORD that declares to Joseph (Matthew 1:21) and to the shepherds (Luke 2:10-11), that a Savior will be born in the city of David? Even the celestial beings will be included in His Savior hood (Colossians 1:15-20).
Do we really realize the extent of God’s love for the world or do we limit His love to the elect only?
John, the son of Zechariah, declared in Luke 3:6, “and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”
The Psalmist writes as a prophet and declares in Psalm 98:1-3, “Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for He has done marvelous things! His right hand
and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The LORD has made known his salvation; He has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.”
Isaiah records in Isaiah 52:10, “The LORD has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.”
The bottom line is that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). This is God’s revealed will (1 Timothy 2:4) and a recorded fact (1 Timothy 1:10).
If Christ Jesus is declared to be the Savior of all men, He must indeed save all men. If just one individual is not saved then Christ Jesus cannot be declared as Savior of all men for He has not fulfilled His destiny. Christianity in general denies this fact and thus makes God a liar.
Remember, orthodox theology and traditions are not always in accord with the scripture. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) not an endless existence of suffering in the lake of fire. Christ paid the penalty for sin in His cross work. If the sufferings of the lake of fire were the penalty of sin, Christ would be there still suffering because according to 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For our sake He [God] made him [Christ] to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him [Christ] we might become the righteousness of God.”
But the scriptures declare that Christ died for our sins, was buried, that he was raised on the third day, that he appeared for forty days and ascended and now sits at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
We as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ have the greatest and most amazing message in the universe. We should continually thank God for it. How? By sharing it.
ALL MANKIND CAN BELIEVE, JUST AS THE SAMARITANS DID, THAT CHRIST JESUS IS THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD — DO YOU?
 A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament; E. W. Bullinger; Zondervan Publishing House