Spiritual Terrorism
Christianity Without Insanity
Boyd C. Purcell, Ph.D. www.HealingSpiritualTerrorism.com and www.ChristianityWithoutInsanity.com
Universalism

UNIVERSALISM

 

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:  Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism,

       and Sikhism 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.  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 spiritual abuse/terrorism. 


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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