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Mat.25:31-46 is the well known passage of judgment where all nations are gathered before God and He separates them like a shepherd separating his “sheep” from his “goats”. This passage is traditionally interpreted to affirm God separating believers from unbelievers, separating His children from those who are not His children. However the actual text of this passage presents conveys a different message, I believe.
Have you noticed that the traditional interpretation of this…Continue
I find William Barclay’s take on universalism interesting which he shares in his autobiography A Spiritual Autobiography, pg 65-67. Many find it hard to believe that such a scholar could see it in the New Testament but apparently he did. Note that his final appeal is basically "Love Wins".
I am a convinced universalist. I believe that in the end all men will be gathered into…Continue
Your pride has cut you off from the Body of Christ!” These words echoed truth in my soul, laying bare the hidden motives of my heart!
Several months before receiving this chastisement from the Holy Spirit, I had received Christ as my Savior (been born-again) and was baptized in the Holy Spirit. Speaking in tongues and entering a new dimension of praise and worship were the primary evidences of this for me. The event of my salvation and being filled with the Holy Spirit…Continue
Matt. 25:31-46, the parable of the Sheep and the Goats is often interpreted to speak of the separation of believers and unbelievers with believers going to Heaven and unbelievers going to Hell. I…Continue
As an introductory discussion concerning Universal Reconciliation (UR), I’d like to look at a few scriptures that seem to indicate (to me at least) that Jesus ultimately saves all of humanity…Continue
Is faith a choice? As I've pondered this question I've come to believe that faith is not so much something we "choose" as it is something that grows in us, our subconscious. It comes from the Word…Continue