Spiritual Terrorism
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Boyd C. Purcell, Ph.D. www.HealingSpiritualTerrorism.com and www.ChristianityWithoutInsanity.com
Christian Universalism

     CHRISTIAN UNIVERSALISM

                   

U – niversal is a translation of the Latin word, “catholic”—the

       same word in both The Apostles’ Creed and The Nicene

       Creed. Christians around the world, every Sunday for over

       1,500 years, have been affirming their faith, “I believe in….

       the holy catholic Church.”  Does not the universal church

       have universal salvation? 

 

N – ew life in Christ (Mt. 5:13-16; Jn. 3:3, 7; II Cor. 5:17-21;

       Rom. 7:15-25; 8:1, 6, 31-39; Eph. 4:20-32; I Jn. 1:5).

 

I  -  mpossibilities for God:  God cannot violate His own nature;

      God cannot abuse power—make “might right” (Zech. 4:6);

      God cannot be unjust (Gen. 18:25); and God cannot lie

      (Heb. 6:18). 

 

V – ictory of God—who sees the end from the beginning—over

       death, sin, hell, and the Devil, will be total and eternal

       (Mt. 16:18; I Cor. 15:54-57; Rev. 5:13).

 

E - ternal punishment (belief in) is not THE LITMUS TEST

      to determine who is and who is not a Christian (Mt. 10:32;

         Rom. 10:9, 13;  I Jn. 5:1, 11-13).

 

R - econciliation (Col. 1:15-20) and restoration (Acts 3:19-21)

      of all things in Christ.

 

S -  alvation by grace (Eph. 2:8, 9;  Tit. 2:11;  3:5-7) in

       submission to God (Heb. 12:9).

 

A – ll in all—God’s goal (I Cor. 15:20-28; Jn. 1:29; 4:24;

       I Jn. 3:8):  loving, merciful, just (Ps. 33:5; 86:15; Jon.

       3:10; 4:1, 2; Jn. 4:24; II Pet. 3:9; I Jn. 4:8, 18).

 

L - ove, unconditional and everlasting, of God in the

      universal effectual atonement (Ps. 136; Jer. 31:3;

      Jn. 3:16, 17;  Rom. 5:10-21;  I Jn. 2:2;  4:14;

         I Tim. 2:3-6;  4:10).

 

I -  rresistible grace (Isa. 45:17, 20-25; 66:23; Phil. 2:9-11)

     for all, but all those who are impenitent and unbelieving

     indefinitely resist (Mt. 12:31, 32; 21:33-46;  Mk. 3:28-30;

     8:35-37; Lk. 12:19, 20;) God’s saving grace which

     ultimately proves to be irresistible with no one’s free will

     ever being coerced or violated.

 

S - alt of fire (Ex. 3:2; Isa. 66:24;  Mal. 3:3;  Mt. 3:11;

      25:41, 46;  Mk. 9:43-49; Lk. 16:19-31; Rom. 12:20;

      I Cor. 3:10-15; Heb. 12:29; I Pet. 4:12) and burning

      sulfur (Isa. 30:33b; Rev. 20:10-15; 21:8).

 

M - essiah (Greek:  “Christ”) of Israel who is the Savior

       of the world (Ps. 22:27; Isa. 7:14;  9:6-7; 11:6-9;

          53:1-12; ; Jer. 31:31-34; Dan. 9:26; Jn. 4:25, 26, 42;

          Rom. 3:28-31; 4:1, 16; 11:25-27, 32).

 

Each letter in the word "universalism," in this acrostic "Christian

Universalism," forms the framework for the 12 chapters 13-24,

"The Solution to the Problem", Part II A, in Spiritual Terrorism.

This is the "skelton;" my book put the "spiritual flesh" on the

"theological bones."

 

                   Boyd C. Purcell, Ph.D., Author

 

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