On Universal Reconciliation

This is an introduction to the topic of Universal Reconciliation (also known as Universal Salvation, the doctrine of Apocatastasis [or Apokatastasis], Scriptural Universalism, and Christian Universalism, among other names), the doctrine that all people will eventually be (or already have been) reconciled or saved by Christ.

I have included many different articles on Universal Reconciliation by many different Christian Universalists here. Keep in mind as you read that, while there are Universalist denominations out there, Christian Universalism is technically not a denomination at all but is rather a soteriological model just like Calvinism and Arminianism are (or Infernalism and Annihilationism are, if you prefer). Keep in mind as well that not all Christian Universalists agree one hundred percent with each other on every aspect of theology any more than every Calvinist or Arminian does, so you might find points in some of the articles that disagree with each other (and please note that most of these articles are not written by “Concordant” believers).

I’m providing these resources to demonstrate that Scripture seems to teach Universal Reconciliation over the alternative views of soteriology, and also to show that tradition and basic common sense back it up as well.

Articles on Universal Reconciliation and Related Topics:

What is Christian Universalism?

How Paul used parallelisms to prove the salvation of all

“…all men, especially…”

To be “in Christ,” or not to be ”in Christ”? Is that the question?

Christ Triumphant

Universalism: The Prevailing Doctrine of the Christian Church During Its First Five Hundred Years

Damned Nonsense: An Argument for Universalism consisting of a critique of all of the alternatives to it (PDF document)

Hope Beyond Hell: The Righteous Purpose of God’s Judgment (PDF document)

The Outcome of Infinite Grace: Death Swallowed Up in Victory

The Second Death and the Restitution Of All Things

The Bible Hell

Unquenchable Fire

The Ultimate Redemptive Purposes of God: Scriptures Concerning the Reconciliation of All Things

Abraham’s Bosom (Lazarus and the Rich Man)

What About the Narrow Gate?

Conforming To YOUR Image Of God

The “God” of christianity vs. the God Of the Bible

Jesus’ Teaching On Hell

The Fate of the Wicked

Is Salvation A Deliverance From Hell or Eternal Death?

Eternal Judgement

Eternal Punishment – Is It Really of God?

The Origin and History of the Doctrine of Endless Punishment

Etymology of the Word Damn

Eternal Torment vs. Reconciliation

Bible Threatenings Explained

The Truth About Reconciliation

How Christians Can Become Atheists

The Doctrine of Hell Terrorizes: Testimonies of individuals who had been exposed to the teaching of Hell

Absolute Assurance in Jesus Christ

Questions Without AnswersA “Refutation”A Response

Judging Our Maker

Universalism and the Bible

Why Live A Good Life If All Will Be Saved?

The Totality of Redemption

Do You Believe ALL In the Bible?

Hope For All Generations and Nations

According To the Purpose

The Early Christian View of the Saviour

Shall the God of the Whole Earth Do Righteously?

God All in All

Is Our Father Master Builder or Great Destroyer?

Christian Partialism

Especially Those That Believe

Romans Chapter One

Is Jesus the World’s Greatest Sinner?

The Greek Word Aion-Aionios Translated Everlasting-Eternal In the Holy Bible Shown To Denote Limited Duration

An Analytical Study of Words

Does “foreverS AND everS” Make Sense to You?

Eternity Explained

The Lake of Fire

Does Jesus REALLY Love Little Children?

Bible Translations That Do Not Teach Eternal Torment

Be A Messenger of Great News!

Saved By His Life!

The Purpose of the Law

The Hypocrisy of False Expressions Among Christians

If Hell is Real (Popular Myths Refuted)

Answers to 21 Anti-universalist Objections

Hell is Leaving the Bible “forever.”

Charts for Sheol, Hades, Gehenna, and Tartarus

History of Opinions on the Scriptural Doctrine of Retribution