As many of you know, I once wrote an article titled He was entombed, in order to demonstrate why belief in the immortality of the soul means someone can’t be said to be a member of the body of Christ, since it would mean one doesn’t believe a specific (and crucial) element of Paul’s Gospel,… Continue reading For our sins
Randy Alcorn just re-published Michael McClymond‘s article titled 12 Questions for Those Considering Universalism (originally published in December on The Gospel Coalition website as 12 Questions for the Would-Be Universalist). Because some Christians who haven’t studied the topic carefully enough might not know how easy it is to answer these questions, I thought I’d quickly do… Continue reading Answers to “12 Questions for Those Considering Universalism”
As I wrote last week, many Infernalists (and, I should add, even some Annihilationists) will quote Bible verses assuming that they disprove Universalism, and presumably also assuming that we’ve never heard those passages before (or at least assuming we don’t believe those passages are true). Anyone who does that without already knowing how it is… Continue reading You’re not ready to reject Universalism yet
When Infernalists or Annihilationists point out that Jesus didn’t teach Universalism while He walked the earth, they’re absolutely correct. However, He didn’t teach Infernalism or Annihilationism either. He actually taught something else altogether. Most people assume that Infernalism, Annihilationism, and Universalism are the only three options when it comes to the final possible outcome of… Continue reading The fourth option
Christian: If Universalism is true, there is no justice for evil. I do not want that. Believer: Hypothetically speaking, if only one person got saved in the end, but he was a very evil man prior to believing the Gospel, would there be justice for evil? Christian: Yes, because his evil was dealt with by… Continue reading Justice for evil
[All passages are quoted from the Concordant Literal Version of the Bible.] Me: I’d like to quote some passages the apostle Paul wrote that I’ve memorized. Would you be willing to listen to them and let me know if I’m remembering them correctly? Him (a street preacher): Sure. Go for it. Me: Okay, cool. Thanks.… Continue reading Did Paul mean the opposite of what he wrote?
“A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.” — Boethius Because most Christians have been taught by their religious leaders that Infernalism is scriptural (Infernalism being the soteriological doctrine that not everyone will experience salvation, but that some people will instead suffer forever in some manner in a place called… Continue reading The hopelessness of Infernalism
Pretty much anyone who has ever affirmed the truth that God really is the Saviour of all mankind to an Infernalist (someone who believes in the doctrine of everlasting torment) or to an Annihilationist (someone who believes that some people will cease to exist forever after the Great White Throne Judgement) has been asked a… Continue reading If everybody will be saved, what’s the point…?
A lot of Christians are under the impression that a particular “hell” mentioned in less literal Bible versions is a reference to the lake of fire, which they believe some people will suffer consciously in without ever being able to escape: specifically the “hell” that is going to be located in the valley of the son of… Continue reading What the Hinnom?
How is it that one is saved from “hell”? Well, it looks like Jesus told us exactly how, and all you need are some surgical instruments: Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed,… Continue reading Salvation through mutilation