How Christians reject the free gift of salvation

When you tell most Christians that the outcome of Paul’s Gospel is that everyone will eventually experience the free gift of salvation, they’ll inevitably say that people have to receive the gift in order to be saved, as though that statement helps support their position that not everyone will be saved. You see, what they… Continue reading How Christians reject the free gift of salvation

The hopelessness of Infernalism

“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

God won’t force everyone to go to heaven

When discussing the topic of Universal Reconciliation, some Christians like to argue that God wouldn’t force everyone to live with Him forever in heaven, because they think He wouldn’t do anything that would go against our supposed ”free will” (many also try to sanitize the idea of never-ending torment in ”hell” or in the lake… Continue reading God won’t force everyone to go to heaven

God is still on Plan A

In my last article, I mentioned that those of us who hold to what is known as ”Concordant” theology believe God is 100% in control of absolutely everything, and that the “absolutely everything” He’s in control of includes evil and the suffering it can result in (since evil and suffering are a part of “absolutely… Continue reading God is still on Plan A

Unmerited suffering and God

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” — Anne Bradstreet As one learns more about “Concordant” theology, they’re often extremely surprised when they discover our theodicy, meaning what we believe when it comes to resolving “the… Continue reading Unmerited suffering and God

Save yourself!

Did Jesus Christ save you, or did you save yourself? Most Christians will claim to believe that Jesus saved them, but when you look at the facts it becomes apparent that they actually believe God only helps those who help themselves, and that they believe they are, in fact, their own (at least partial) saviours,… Continue reading Save yourself!

“Free will” hymns

If salvation was really a choice that God left up to us, we’d have to start rewriting a number of famous hymns, perhaps starting with these two: Amazing Grace Amazing grace! How sweet the soundThat gave the choice to me!Though once lost, chose to be found,Was blind, but chose to see. How Hard You Tried… Continue reading “Free will” hymns