“What If You Are Wrong About Universal Salvation?” Peter Hiett

The following question was presented to Pastor Peter Hiett by a friend regarding his certainty in Christ’s final victory. We thought Peter’s answer extremely insightful, gracious and wise. (From The Sanctuary Downtown website) Question: Are you sure about universal salvation? As I see it, the consequences are so great and the cost of being wrong [...]

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August 11th, 2016 by glwadmin

DON’T MISS “The Forgotten Gospel Conference”!

Coming up is an exciting opportunity to gather around and celebrate the forgotten gospel of God’s relentless love and grace! It will be held in Denver August 5-7 hosted by The Sanctuary Downtown. See website for details! Speakers: Pastor Peter Hiett, Dr. C. Baxter Kruger, Dr. Ilaria Ramelli, William Paul Young, Robin Parry, and Brad [...]

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May 27th, 2016 by glwadmin

Peter Hiett Reveals How Annihilation Supports Universal Restoration!

The following video was from a breakout session within the “Rethinking Hell Conference” at Fuller Seminary:

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April 19th, 2016 by glwadmin

A Response to Keller’s “The Importance of Hell”: Conclusion-Part 1

First, the Mystery… These last posts in response to Keller’s “The Importance of Hell” will be a bit lengthy for they concern the mystery of the atonement. Evangelicals generally teach the atonement as if it is indisputably understood as they present their understanding as “the correct view.” Unfortunately one’s view of the atonement has become [...]

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November 18th, 2014 by glwadmin

“Hallelujah in Hell” by Peter Hiett

“Do you believe in Hell? No. Of course you don’t. But then we have to ask, which ‘hell’ are you referring to? There are three different realities in scripture that we refer to with our one English word, ‘hell.’ How confusing is that?” …Peter Hiett

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July 1st, 2014 by glwadmin

Peter Hiett: The Sermon That Got Him Fired

The following is a transcript of the sermon pastor Peter Hiett preached in 2004 that resulted in his being “defrocked” from the Evangelical Presbyterian denomination. It was preached at Lookout Mountain Community Church in Golden, Colorado December 5, 2004. You can watch it via video here  if you prefer.   “The Vineyard”  (or  ”What if God is [...]

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October 10th, 2012 by glwadmin

“Hellbound?” Premiered Sept 12 in Nashville: A Brief Review by Peter Hiett

The following is a brief review by pastor Peter Hiett of The Sanctuary Downtown, Denver, Colorado. Peter’s background is Reformed Presbyterian. He holds to a high view of Scripture and elevates Christ and the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ in all things. Here are a few thoughts he shared after viewing “Hellbound?”… “In Hellbound Kevin Miller does [...]

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September 12th, 2012 by glwadmin

Aurora: “Awake O Sleeper, rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you.”

Do you know what Sleeping Beauty’s name was? …The following email was sent out to the congregation and friends of pastor Peter Hiett of The Sanctuary Downtown, Denver, the Friday morning he received the news of the Aurora theater shooting…  ”Dear Sanctuary, I’m shocked and saddened by the news from Aurora this morning. Shocked, and [...]

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July 22nd, 2012 by glwadmin

Roger Olson: We Are All Heretics

During a sermon in our Reformed fellowship I was taken aback by a statement made by our pastor who said, “You know, we need to understand that we all possess some heresy.  There is no way we all have it down perfectly.  We are actually all heretics in some area and until we are open [...]

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June 17th, 2012 by glwadmin

Have You Considered the Power of Divine Romance?

Does God “force” His salvation on people and make them love Him like a “Stepford Wife”? Or does He just provide all that He can do to save us and let our “free-will” be the deciding factor? There are two radically different arguments for the necessity of an eternal hell depending on whether you are [...]

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June 15th, 2012 by glwadmin

Roger Olson: “Calvinism Leads to Universalism”

Okay, maybe Calvinism doesn’t lead to universalism inexorably–as if every Calvinist must become a universalist.  However, many leading universalist theologians are/were Reformed and believed that their Calvinist concepts of God’s sovereignty eventually compelled them to embrace universalism….Schleiermacher, Barth. Barth saw rightly that the inner logic of Calvinism must lead to unversalism IF it takes seriously [...]

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June 14th, 2012 by glwadmin

Peter Hiett: One God, One Fire

The following is an excerpt from Peter Hiett’s sermon on Daniel 3:1-30 called “One Fire.” We are attracted to the fire and we are burned by the fire.  God is love and God is fire. Love is fire.  We are burned by love because we’re resistant to love. The thing in us that resists love [...]

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June 5th, 2012 by glwadmin