I have seriously studied the scriptures for over 40 years with an over 5000 book searchable digital library now; which I can use to do word studies of various languages, checking all the possible variables in translation. Now, listening to traditional religious preaching and teaching It’s remarkable when you have seen that most of the … More Do we have a Successful Savior?
Source: God is Love and Love never fails.
I thought I would give a concise, thorough reasoning for universal salvation for those would like to get the jist of it without reading hundreds of pages of scholarly works. There are basically two main ways to believe in Universal Salvation / Reconciliation in relation to heaven and hell; to use the elementary reasoning and … More Two Types of Christian Universal Salvation / Reconciliation.
Today Christians of all types are enjoying fellowship around the world in all kinds of events, causes, and community gatherings. I appreciate how beautiful it is how they can fellowship and join forces in these many ways while they overlook their differences and agree on the basics of theology. What I don’t understand why we “Christian’ Universalist” cannot be accepted just as other faiths accept and respect one another knowing their serious differences. Just like them we have plenty of scripture, history, and reasoning to back up what we believe. But if someone wants to believe in eternal torment in hell, I say OK go ahead, maybe you have some need to. I don’t… but let’s live and let live, love one another and respect one another’s beliefs. We will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ or God. So let Him sort it out.One of my all time favorite hymns is Victory in Jesus! Did he win the victory? Did He defeat satan who would have you die and be destroyed? Did He accomplish His goal and mission to save the world? Or did He suffer so much and come up short? How Victorious is your Jesus? So how Big is your God? If your God is as BIG as mine; I wish I didn’t have to say this but; You Will have to dodge some flying rocks for believing it; I guarantee you!….
Besides all this, if I’m going to err I would rather err on the side of believing God is more loving, more powerful, more gracious, more forgiving, more merciful, bigger, better, more awesome, more successful and victorious than He really is. If God wants to condemn me for that; well so be it. Although I am assured that absolutely will not happen. I’m betting my eternal destiny on it!
One Sunday While Eating Lunch A group wearing their Sunday best is sitting around the table joyfully chatting. Their conversation seemed to have an unusually delightful air about it rising above all the rest in the room. It’s their traditional gathering after Church at the local restaurant which has a big crowd on Sundays, especially church-goers … More One Sunday at Lunch – A Modern Parable
The doctrine of eternal conscious torment presents a real problem for the Christian who is serious about developing a Christlike attitude. The problem, in short, is that acceptance of the doctrine of eternal conscious torment encourages attitudes which are, as Parry put it, “vicious.” Source: How the Traditional Doctrine of Hell Undermines Christian Character
Source: Ponderings on a Faith Journey: I am a Convinced Universalist — William Barclay
[Updated – Please read end note] Why I Am Here And so here it is, my new website; and my first post explaining how I got here and why. I’ve been away for a while, but I’m back! And it feels so good! Praise The LORD! I have made my mind up to come back … More Be Honest with Yourself
Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
When first presented with the universalist hope, many Orthodox and Roman Catholics immediately invoke the authority of the Fifth Ecumenical Council (553), citing the fifteen anti-Origenist anathemas: “Apokatastasis has been dogmatically defined by the Church as heresy—see canon 1 … case closed.” Over the past two centuries, however, historians have…
“So change the way you think and act, and turn ⌊to God⌋ to have your sins removed. Then times will come when the Lord will refresh you. He will send you Jesus, whom he has appointed to be the Christ. Heaven must receive Jesus until the time when everything will be restored as God promised … More God The Father of ALL Cares for you