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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