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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Four Kinds of Universalism

Sorry for the long delay...vacation was great and I just haven't been able to catch up on my "to do list". So hopefully I can get back at the blogging world.

So....All dogs go to Heaven, right? I don't know about dogs, but the Bible says not all people go to Heaven. Only those who repent of their sins and trust Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Many are teaching Universalism, that all will go the Heaven. This contradicts scripture. Here is a good basic overview of Universalism a common teaching in the emergent church, the cults as well as other false doctrines wrapped in Christian veneer.

-Chris


It is argued that if God's redeeming purpose is universal in scope, why should we any longer accept Christianity's arrogant claim to be the one true religion?

by John M. Brentnall

From time to time the question is asked as to how many shall be saved. Shall all, regardless of their creed, worship, character and life-style? Or is this glorious privilege reserved for only some? The current claim that God gathers up all creation into His loving purpose should make us reconsider the question. For it is argued that if God's redeeming purpose is universal in scope, why should we any longer accept Christianity's arrogant claim to be the one true religion? Since there are many windows onto God', why should we continue to support Christian evangelization of the nations? As we are all 'going to heaven', why may not each of us go there in his own way, and leave others to go there in theirs? Such universalistic claims voiced by religious pluralists call for a Reformed response.

In general, we may identify four kinds of universalism. Three of them are false, while only the fourth is true.

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