Contributed on Oct 28, 2015
Where did this pernicious doctrine of universalism originate?
INTRODUCTION 1. When my brother called me vicious. Was I wrong to tell my brother that universalism is a false teaching? He called my comments "vicious." That's a good Bible word, and I guess my warnings to him about his present course were pretty harsh. But hey, I was in shock. This brother ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2015
Yes, there are some troublesome verses on this subject. Let me deal with those first, and in another segment I'll talk of the plain teaching of this doctrine from cover to cover in your Bible.
2. SOME SERIOUS PROBLEMS and QUESTIONS ABOUT UNIVERSALISM Why don't we do the hard part first, and then end with the pure statements of Scripture. Here are the questions that come immediately. And do I have all the answers? Please! 1. Why did God make a platypus? So you think I'm being ...read more
Contributed on Oct 29, 2015
What did Jesus have to say on the subject of "universalism"? Did He indicate that eventually everyone will be saved?
JESUS and UNIVERSALISM Did the Son of God give us any reason to believe that all will be saved? 3. Jesus and Universalism? The sermon on the mount The subject: Universalism. One of the most brilliant lights that shines out of Scripture, once one begins to look for it, is the division ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2015
What did early church leaders think about the doctrine of Universalism?
PETER-JAMES-JUDE and UNIVERSALISM Did the first Christians suggest to their audiences that salvation is inclusive? 11. The restoration of all things. Acts 2:39-40. The apostle Peter preached a message of repentance and offered the promise of God to his generation. He said that that ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2015
Surely if there is a shred of evidence for the doctrine of universalism, it can be found in Paul. Good luck with that...
PAUL and UNIVERSALISM 14. Paul and Isaiah With Paul we come to one who is used by both sides of the Universalism controversy for support. My sense is that the proof inclusivists have found is no proof at all. We begin with Paul's activities in the book of Acts. Acts 13:47-48. It was in ...read more
Contributed on Nov 3, 2015
Final in a series of messages about the pernicious doctrine that gives false comfort to millions.
HEBREWS and UNIVERSALISM 24. Unbelievers: No way to escape judgment I must of course make the typical comment that we do not know for sure who wrote the book of Hebrews. The earliest recipients knew, and the church has traditionally accepted the book as in some way apostolic and in every ...read more