Feb 21, 2011

1 John 2:1-17

Today’s Reading is 1 John 2:1-17.
Verse 2 is a strong support for universal reconciliation: “And Christ himself is the means by which our sins are forgiven, and not our sins only, but also the sins of everyone.”
Austin Cline lists more scriptural support and writes: “So the next time a Christian suggests to you that you need Jesus and Christianity in order to be saved, it might be worth bringing up a few passages like those above in response. Find out why they think Universalism is false.”

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  • I have found that people have a difficult time understanding universal reconciliation because they don’t know what to do with the false doctrine of the modern day hell. Very few people have ever really studied the Hebrew and Greek in those passages that talk specifically about the grave or a physical trial while they’re alive on earth. Many passages in the bible that talk about fire are symbolic of their spiritual growth, not a tangible literal torture pit.

  • […] the truth and with it the power to condemn what they feel is a false prophecy. They write about universalism as if it were a bad […]

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