“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

Matt Chandler Says Most of the Church Worships “a Different God”

One of the main emphases of this blog is to reveal how the Body of Christ itself is constructing within itself the paradigm of God’s universal love and salvation of all mankind. One profound way is demonstrated by how the evangelical Church is deconstructing itself. As it publicly declares it’s differences (most see them as [...]

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December 9th, 2014 by glwadmin

A Response to Keller’s “The Importance of Hell”: Conclusion Part 2

Is Keller discussing “The importance of hell” or “The importance of an eternal hell”? FIrst I’d like to point out something that missed my attention at the outset of these posts. If you notice, in the same way that the title of Keller’s article says “The Importance of Hell” and does not specify an “eternal” hell, Keller continues to [...]

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September 18th, 2014 by glwadmin

The Ramifications of Dr. Keller’s Assessment of Our Gospel

Dr. Tim Keller remains a powerful source of revelation in the Church due to his continual inability to resist saying things he’s not supposed to mean – statements which point to only one reality: A God of global redemption and restoration. Keller is pastor of 10,000 member Redeemer Church in New York City. He is [...]

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June 2nd, 2014 by glwadmin

How the Church Supports Christian Universalism Within Itself!

Updated January 8, 2014:  We have discovered yet even more evidence within the Body of Christ which expose our inherent faith in “Christian Universalism” (= the absolute success of the cross for all mankind). They happen to be some of the strongest! We updated and are re-posting this article as it is central to understanding our unique approach [...]

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January 7th, 2014 by glwadmin

A Response to Keller’s “The Importance of Hell” Part 2

Dr. Keller continues in his article, “The Importance of Hell”: (Part 1 HERE) In the parable of Luke 16:19ff, Jesus tells us of a rich man who goes to hell and who is now in torment and horrible thirst because of the fire (v.24) But there are interesting insights into what is going on in [...]

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January 7th, 2013 by glwadmin

Response to Keller’s “The Importance of Hell” Part 1

Note to USAToday, Christianity.com and Crosswalk.com readers: Interestingly the reference to Tim Keller’s article is actually our refutation of Keller’s belief that the nature of hell is a place of non-remedial endless torture. This site reveals how an understanding of true Biblical justice demands a restorative view of hell. This can be demonstrated Biblically, logically, [...]

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October 25th, 2012 by glwadmin

“Hellbound?” and Mark Driscoll On Asking Questions

“It’s not a problem to ask questions but sometimes when certain questions are asked it’s by someone who’s a coward and doesn’t have the conviction to declare their answer.”  Mark Driscoll in “Hellbound?” I assume Driscoll was referring to the question-drivenness of Rob Bell in Love Wins. But as many have noted the newly released docu-movie [...]

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September 16th, 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

Roger Olson: “Universalism is Leap of Optimism”

  “I would have to wonder how a God of love can enjoy love from creatures that is not given freely. Of course, someone might argue that, in the end, every creature will freely offer love to God and be saved (e.g., Moltmann). I would just call that optimism. There’s no way to believe that [...]

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May 24th, 2012 by glwadmin

“Hellbound? the Movie”

  “Hellbound? the Movie”, produced by Kevin Miller, is a full length docu-movie addressing the issues surrounding the debate over the nature of Hell due to be released September 2012. Kevin states, “Our doctrine of hell definitely flows from our doctrine of God, because like everything else in Creation, if hell exists, it expresses an [...]

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February 2nd, 2012 by glwadmin

J. I. Packer’s Intro to John Owen’s Death of Death in the Death of Christ

I read J. I. Packer’s Introduction to John Owen’s Death of Death in the Death of Christ as I was being challenged out of my Arminian position into the Reformed faith. This was in a Presbyterian Church back in 1975. I remember reacting vehemently, “no, this cannot be how it is!” as I was being [...]

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January 21st, 2012 by glwadmin