Most Christians claim that anyone who doesn’t do the right thing(s) before they die will be punished forever, maybe even consciously. Does possibly losing our loved ones forever, maybe even to be tortured, sound like good news to anyone who isn’t selfish? Well, here’s actual Good News: Christ died for our sins, He was entombed (He was, not just His body while He went elsewhere), and He was roused the third day, and so everyone who is mortal because of what Adam did will be made immortal (and sinless) because of what Christ did, although each in their own order — believers first, then everyone else. Because God was in Christ, making peace with the world and not reckoning our offences to us, all will come to a knowledge of the truth and be reconciled to God eventually, but you can be at peace with God now and have a special, early experience of salvation, because God truly is the Saviour (not just the potential Saviour) of all humanity, especially of believers (not exclusively of believers) of this Good News.
If you’d like to learn the scriptural basis for the above Good News, here are a few articles I wrote that explain it in more detail:
- How Paul used parallelisms to teach the salvation of all
- “…all men, especially…”
- To be “in Christ,” or not to be “in Christ”? Is that the question?
- Each in their own order
- Not everyone will be saved, and yet everyone will be saved
- The Good News according to Paul
- The actual choice when it comes to believing the Gospel
- Why only Universalists can be saved
- What you need to know about death, heaven, and “hell”
- Myths and misunderstandings about Universal Reconciliation
- Even the King James Version of the Bible teaches Universal Reconciliation
And if you’d like a PDF copy of the above text, to print and hand out to others, you can find it here. (You’ll need to cut it into four parts before handing them out.)