I wanted to share some links to some of the resources published by various members of the body of Christ that I’ve found useful. This list isn’t exhaustive — I’m sure there are many I’ve missed or forgotten — but these are some of the links to books, YouTube channels, and websites that I’ve personally… Continue reading Some “Concordant” resources
While most members of the body of Christ agree that the CLV is one of the most accurate English versions of the Bible translated so far, it’s not always the easiest to read, being a literal version and all, so I decided to write my own paraphrase of what might be the most informative explanation… Continue reading The end result of Paul’s Gospel
There’s an important principle of Bible study that has been ignored by nearly all Christians, and because of this, Christianity is full of unscriptural doctrines. You see, God defined what was considered to be sinful for Israelites in the Mosaic law, and basically told them everything they needed to know about life and death in… Continue reading Reading the Bible out of order
I’m sure many of you have found the same problem, wishing you could fellowship with other members of the body of Christ. There are conferences every now and then that some of us are able to attend, but they’re fairly infrequent, and often too far away to travel to. Bottom line, it can get lonely… Continue reading Fellowshipping online with the body of Christ
We all know the Gospel that Paul preached by now: That Christ died for our sins, that He was entombed, and that He was roused the third day. Most Christians claim to believe this, of course, but the truth is that very few actually do. I’ve gotten into other reasons why in other posts, so… Continue reading He was entombed
In my last post I hinted at the idea that the lake of fire will be relatively empty. This, of course, goes against the traditional ideas that most Christians believe, but then, so does nearly everything I write on this website, so that’s nothing new. So who actually does end up in the lake of… Continue reading Who ends up in the lake of fire?
The following is an amalgam of actual discussions I’ve had with real people, both in person and online: I didn’t intend to stop, but the street preacher’s words caught my ear and I couldn’t help myself. “As Jesus died on the cross, He cried out, ‘It is finished.’ He died for all of our sins,… Continue reading Dialogue with an evangelical
Pretty much no Universalist starts off as a Universalist. Nearly all of us first believed in either everlasting torment in hell or in Annihilationism. It’s normally only after someone challenges us to dig deeper to see if our soteriology is actually scriptural that we come to see just how clearly Scripture teaches Universal Reconciliation, and… Continue reading Why do most Christians believe in everlasting torment in hell?
As I’ve explained elsewhere on this site, it’s mortality (and death, for those who die prior to Christ’s return), as well as sinfulness because of that mortality, that Christ saves us from, not “hell” or the lake of fire. As I’ve also covered, salvation under Paul’s Gospel is 100% based upon the fact that Christ… Continue reading The only part you play in your own salvation
It’s rare, but sometimes people ask the right question. Recently, a few people have asked, “if Christ died for our sins, why do some people have to pay for their own sins by going to hell?” The answer to this question is something that even most Christian Universalists get wrong. I’ll begin by saying, this… Continue reading Do people pay for their own sins?