U – niversalism is belief in the ultimate triumph of good over evil. In theological terms,
Webster defines it as the doctrine that all people will eventually be saved.
Universal salvation is the light that drives away the darkness of eternal punishment,
the false doctrine used intentionally or unintentionally to spiritually abuse adults and
children. Beneath the surface of significant differences, major world religions are
universalistic, in regard to salvation, although literalists in Christianity and Islam have
misunderstood it, denied it, perverted it, and even condemned it as a heresy.
N – ative Americans believe in the one Great Spirit.
I – slam means submission, and a Muslim means one who submits to the one God.
V – arious Eastern religions: Baha'i, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and
Zoroastrianism believe in ultimate oneness of all with the one God.
E – mpathy: God’s simple, sensible, and totally effective method of behavior modification
without anyone’s free will ever being coerced or violated.
R – econciliation, restoration, and reincarnation
S – pirit: God is Spirit. God seeks all to willingly worship in spirit and truth.
A – ll-inclusive love: God is love. God will ultimately be embraced by all. Grace, God’s
all inclusive love in action, is the most powerful force in the universe.
L – ight: God is Light. Light is a common religious symbol for the eternal One.
A common theme in religious literature is the battle of the Light against the forces
of spiritual darkness. Believers are called children of light and the light of the world.
I – srael: Judaism believes in the one God who is the creator and ruler of the universe.
S – ymbolism of fire: God is fire. Suffering and punishments with fire are always corrective in nature.
A literal interpretation of the symbolism of fire is a major cause of misunderstanding, fear, and
M – eaning and purpose of life and peace and power for living which enable people to suffer, survive,
and be victorious over the fiery trials of life.
Each letter in the acrostic "Universalism" forms the framework for each of the 12 chapters, 25-36,
in the 2nd section of "The Solution to the Problem," Part II B, in Spiritual Terrorism.
This is the "skelton;" of which my book puts the "spiritual flesh" on the "theological bones."
Boyd C. Purcell, Ph.D., Author
Spiritual Terrorism: Spiritual Abuse from the Womb to the Tomb
Christianity Without Insanity: For Optimal Mental/Emotional/Physical Health
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