Matthew 1:18-25 – The Name Above All Names

The story of the conception of Jesus Christ. What does the name of Jesus imply? Will Jesus live up to His name? Is Jesus a “potential” savior? Did Jesus come to give people the “opportunity” to be saved? What is the “full” gospel? Does the gospel make allowance for, or tolerate sin? What are we saying about God and Christ when we limit salvation?

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The Plain Guide to Universalism, Lesson 7: Are Universalists Dangerous Unbelievers?

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Why would the hell-fire Christians claim Biblical Universalists are unbelievers? Why do hell-fire Christians get angry at the suggestion that God is the Savior of all humanity? If universalism is true, does faith have any value?

Paul, the Apostle of the Nations, said, “I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God,” yet he never once spoke about hell. Was Paul, therefore, a heretic? Nobody in the Bible ever gave a “hell-fire” message.

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The Plain Guide to Universalism, Lesson 6: Truth Promoted by Force vs. Reason

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This audio concludes part one of our series on the Plain Guide to Universalism – “Who Are Universalists?”

Hell was a pillar of ecclesiastical tyranny and a weapon in the hands of contending ecclesiastical groups; they’d anathematize first each other with the threat of hell, and then the rest of the world.

Listen to what Thomas Jefferson said about religious tyranny.  “…that Almighty God hath created the mind free, and manifested his supreme will that free it shall remain by making it altogether insusceptible of restraint; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments…or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of …” The rest is in the audio.

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The Great Irony: The Mitigation of “Hell”

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If “hell” is real, aren’t the orthodox, who accuse universalists of denying the Word of God, themselves denying the word of God when they tone-down the nightmare of eternal torment by saying that the wages of sin are “separation from God?” or, “spiritual” anguish in a figurative fire? or, annihilation? Do hell-fire believers deny their faith so as not to scare off potential “seekers” and parishioners? Do those who thus mitigate “hell” only prove that the orthodox position is unjust, evil, and undefendable?

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The Plain Guide to Universalism, Lesson 5: The Founding Fathers of Universalism in America

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John Murray and Elhanan Winchester spread the message of the Successful Savior throughout America.

Like Paul, John Murray hated and persecuted those who believed in the Successful Savior. What happened after Murray embraced the faith?

Winchester, though weak in body, accomplished spreading the faith as if he had the strength of ten men. He wrote a letter to a President about the faith. Do you know who?

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Matthew 1:1-17 The Family Tree of the Savior of the World

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Do you skip over genealogies when reading your Bible? I bet I can make a genealogy exciting? Do you accept the challenge?

God loves each person, and each person has a story.  Men and women, rich and poor, high and low, citizen and foreigner – all people, from all walks of life, from all points of time, from every nation under heaven, whatever their failures – are in the family tree of the Savior of the World!

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