Universal Reconciliation Daily Meditation

Weekend Wisdom – Hans Denck

“Since love in him was perfect and since love hates or is envious of none, but includes everyone, even though we were all his enemies, surely he would not wish to exclude anyone. And if he had excluded anyone, then love would have been squint-eyed and a respecter of persons. And that, [love,God] is not!”

Hans Denck (c 1495 – 1527), Anabaptist and Universalist

Weekend Wisdom: Hans Denck

“Since love in him was perfect and since love hates or is envious of none, but includes everyone, even though we were all his enemies, surely he would not wish to exclude anyone. And if he had excluded anyone, then love would have been squint-eyed and a respecter of persons. And that, [love,God] is not!”

Hans Denck (c 1495 – 1527), Anabaptist and Universalist

November 24, 2017 at 07:00AM

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 1

And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:28

Eternal punishment is impossible because God shall become All in All—everything to everyone.

From “Spiritual Terrorism: Spiritual Abuse from the Womb to the Tomb” by Boyd Purcell.

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Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 1

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 1

And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:28

Eternal punishment is impossible because God shall become All in All—everything to everyone.

From “Spiritual Terrorism: Spiritual Abuse from the Womb to the Tomb” by Boyd Purcell. http://amzn.to/2ybKxXr

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 2

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 2

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

Eternal punishment is impossible because hell will cease to exist. The church will eventually stop playing defense, get on the offense, breach the gates of hell, and completely destroy hell itself.

From “Spiritual Terrorism: Spiritual Abuse from the Womb to the Tomb” by Boyd Purcell. http://amzn.to/2ybKxXr

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 3

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 3

And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. Exodus 21:23-25

Eternal punishment is impossible because God will not violate His own law of proportionality—life for life, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, burning for burning. Eternal damnation in literal hell fire would be excessive to the nth degree!

From “Spiritual Terrorism: Spiritual Abuse from the Womb to the Tomb” by Boyd Purcell. http://amzn.to/2ybKxXr

 

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 4

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 4

Eternal punishment is impossible because it would make might right and prove God s Word false since the Bible declares,

“Not by might nor by power but by my Spirit says the Lord” (Zech. 4:6).

God will draw people to Himself by His Spirit, not punish people forever.

From “Spiritual Terrorism: Spiritual Abuse from the Womb to the Tomb” by Boyd Purcell. http://amzn.to/2ybKxXr

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 5

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 5

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3

Eternal punishment is impossible because Gods love is unconditional and everlasting, not conditional and time limited.

From “Spiritual Terrorism: Spiritual Abuse from the Womb to the Tomb” by Boyd Purcell. http://amzn.to/2ybKxXr

Weekend Wisdom – Boyd Purcell

Many thinking persons ask this question, “How can one worship God who tortures people forever for failing to keep all of His commandments or even for rejecting Him?” I totally agree with the late, great Christian writer, the “master” of C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, that there is only one thing worse than to believe the lie of eternal punishment about God; it is to worship God about whom that lie is believed. The word “Gospel” means “Good News.” Robert Short, the author of The Parables of Peanuts, said that the Gospel is not both Good News and bad news—just Good News. If relatively few people are saved and the rest are burned in literal hell fire forever, that would be mostly bad news. But some say that the Good News of everyone being saved by grace is too good to be true. To that objection MacDonald replied that it is “so good it must be true” because it perfectly balances the love and justice of God. Universal salvation was orthodox Christian doctrine until Origen’s posthumous (299 years after his death) condemnation in 553!

When I have asked dying hospice patients, terrified of hell, what a lake of burning sulfur (as translated by the New International Version) would symbolize, they have thoughtfully responded that it would symbolize divine healing or purification from one’s sins. Just as Jesus said, the truth set them free of fear (John 8:32). Another truth which frees people from morbid fear of hell is Jesus’ “final answer” on the purpose of hell, “For everyone will be salted with fire” (Mark 9:49). This is a uniquely symbolic statement mixing the metaphors of salt and fire both of which, individually and jointly, symbolize purification. The best translation is in the Good News Bible, “Everyone will be purified by fire.”

Universal salvation is implicit in the symbolism and explicit in the declarations: Christ drawing all to himself (John 12:32), all die in Adam/all live in Christ (I Cor. 15:22), universal confession (Phil. 2:9-11), God becoming “All in All” which means God being Everything to Everyone (I Cor. 15:28 RSV), and universal worship which is eternal (Rev. 5:13).

Boyd C. Purcell, Ph.D., Author “Spiritual Terrorism:  Spiritual Abuse from the Womb to the Tomb” http://christianitywithoutinsanity.com/ 

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 6

Top Ten Reasons Eternal Punishment is Impossible: Number 6

Then came Peter to him, and said, “Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?”  Jesus saith unto him, “I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” Matthew 18:21-22

Eternal punishment is impossible because God will not violate the command He gave, in Christ, to forgive seventy times seven which means to forgive and to keep on forgiving.

From “Spiritual Terrorism: Spiritual Abuse from the Womb to the Tomb” by Boyd Purcell. http://amzn.to/2ybKxXr