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|Christian Universalism seems to be spreading like crazy. Based on scripture, what are your views on this?|
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Universalists offer the following creed:
1. That God the Creator loves and cares for each individual with a Parent's love.
2. …the spiritual authority and leadership of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
3. …the trustworthiness of the Bible as containing a revelation from God.
4. …the certainty of just retribution for sin.
5. …the final harmony of all souls with God.
We would respond to this as follows:
1. Yes, it’s true that God loves each individual that is a child of His. The problem here is that not everyone that has ever lived is a child of God; in fact, the Bible calls some “children of the devil.” God’s love is rooted in His goodness which is understood in our freedom. God’s justice rewards free will choices made by spiritual moral agents (us). God’s holiness ensures and insures the greatest good in the result of freedom.
2. Yes, Jesus is definitely King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
3. Yes, you can trust the Bible as THE special revelation of God, Jesus Christ.
4. Yes, God will punish sin.
5. Yes, everyone that is in heaven will be in perfect harmony with God. Given the clear teaching of scripture that Death and Hades will “finally rest” in the
1. The movement rejects the meaning of scripture while asserting a bogus affirmation of its authority.
2. The movement does not assert that Jesus is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” such that He alone is the path to salvation.
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