Some quotes by Early Church Fathers regarding the restitution of all . . . .:
“There are very many (imo quam plurimi, can be translated majority) who though not denying the Holy Scriptures, do not believe in endless torments” (Enchiria, ad Laurent. c.29).
Clement of Alexandria:
In his commentary on 1 John, he writes,
(On 1 John 1:5) â€œAnd in Him is no darkness at all,â€ that is, no passion, no keeping up of evil respecting anyone; He destroys no one, but gives salvation to all.â€
(On 1 John 2:2) â€œ â€˜And not only for our sins,â€™ that is, for those of the faithful, is the Lord the Propitiator does he say, â€˜but also for the whole world.â€™ He, indeed, saves all; but some He saves converting them by punishments; others, however, who follow voluntarily He saves with dignity of honour; so that â€˜every knee should bow to Him, of things in heaven, or things on earth, and things under the earthâ€™â€”that is, angels and men.â€
Gregory of Nyassa
â€œ33. So I begin by asking what is the truth that the divine apostle intends to convey in this passage? It is this. In due course evil will pass over into non-existence; it will disappear utterly from the realm of existence. Divine and uncompounded goodness will encompass within itself every rational nature; no single being created by God will fail to achieve the kingdom of God. The evil that is now present in everything will be consumed like a base metal melted by the purifying flame. Then everything which derives from God will be as it was in the beginning before it had ever received an admixture of evil. . .
And this is the ultimate goal of our hope, that nothing should be left in opposition to the good, but that the divine life should permeate everything and abolish death from every being, the sin, from which as we have already said, death secured its hold over men, having already been destroyed. . . [Here he quotes from 1 Cor. 15:22-28 ending with â€œGod will be all in all.â€]
That last phrase, which speaks of God coming to be in all by becoming all to each, clearly portrays the non-existence of evil. Obviously, God will be â€˜in allâ€™ only when no trace of evil is to be found in anything. For God cannot be in what is evil. So either He will not be â€˜in allâ€™ and some evil will be left in things, or, if we are to believe that He is â€˜in all,â€™ then that belief declares that there will be no evil. For God cannot be in what is evil.â€
(Orat. in 1 Cor. 15:28, 32-44)
â€œThe Lord will, in His just judgment, destroy the wickedness of sinners; not tneir nature . . . Wickedness being thus destroyed, and its imprint being left in none, we shall all be fashioned after Christ, and in all that one character shall shine, which was originally imprinted on our nature.â€
(Comm. on Psalm 54:17)
â€œIn the end of all things the whole body which has been dissipated will be restored . . . What I mean is, the fallen Angel will begin to be that which he was created, and man, who was expelled from Paradise, will once more be restored to the tilling of Paradise. These things will then take place universally.â€
(In Eph. 4:16)
â€œOur Saviour has appointed two kinds of resurrection, in accordance with which John says, in the Apocalypse, â€˜Blessed is he that hath part in the first resurrection;â€™ for such come to grace without the judgment. As for those who do not come to the first, but are reserved until the second (resurrection), these shall be burning until they fulfill their appointed times, between the first and second resurrection; or, if they should not have fulfilled in them then, they shall remain still longer in punishment.â€
(In Psalm 1, ch. 54)
It is an interesting subject to study . .
Peace in Him!