Twisted Tuesday’s – Universalism 

The twisted scripture for today is 1 Timothy 2:4

Beloved, today I’m going to address Christian Universalism, which is the belief that everyone will eventually be saved whether in this life or after it, through Christ’s work on the cross.

There is also Unitarian Universalism, which teaches all faiths are true and everyone will be saved regardless of what Christ did on the cross. This belief is not something true Christians can be deceived by as it is a rejection of Christ as our Lord and savior. My purpose on Tuesday’s is to review scriptures taken out of context or twisted to fit a certain viewpoint. Unitarian Universalism, while extremely dangerous, does not fall into this category. So-called ‘Christian’ Universalism, however, does.

Many others have done a far better job discussing this subject in detail than I ever could. Our brother in Christ over at Possessing the Treasure wrote extensively about this here. If you want more than the basic summary I write, I encourage you to read his post.

Essentially the idea is that God desires all to be saved, therefore God will save everyone even if they do not repent and place their trust in Christ in this lifetime. No one will end up in hell, isn’t that great? The issue with this belief is that it not only twists Paul’s words, but it ignores other passages in both the New and the Old Testament.

Brethren, the disciples of Christ didn’t just risk their lives to spread the Gospel, all but John lost their lives in the process. Why would this be necessary if salvation was afforded after death? In fact, if all are going to be saved, it seems like God could have thought of an easier way for Christ to redeem His bride, why the cross?

This type of deception comes when believers fail to take into account the full counsel of Gods Word. Dear ones, I want to bring you back to what we discussed last Tuesday, the Law of Non-Contradiction. If a verse seems to contradict another verse in the Holy Spirit inspired scriptures then the flaw is with your understanding, not the verse. Look closer, don’t accept my word for it, or anyone else’s, in fact, the only word we should accept is the Word of God.

Beloved brethren, with a deep affection for you all I desire that none of you should fall into deception. This is why I plead with you day in and day out, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved. I pray for you all, I ask for your prayers as well, so that we can each grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

5 thoughts on “Twisted Tuesday’s – Universalism ”

  1. Thanks, sister! Yes, Universalism is making alarming inroads into the church, which is why The Shack was so well received and defended. Those who insist that Jesus is the ONLY way to salvation will be increasingly marginalized. The exclusivity of the Narrow Way is counter to today’s idols of tolerance and inclusivism.

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    1. God bless you brother! He has certainly blessed me, and anyone else who reads your comments, through your words. You pin pointed the exact issue, idols of tolerance and inclusivism! While I was researching this topic I was confronted over and over again with the accusation of exclusivity. Paul Washer so rightly said ‘everyone wants to go to Heaven, they just don’t want God to be there when they do’. It’s not our exclusivity, we’re followers of the one true God, it’s His Word, and all those who set themselves up against the Narrow Way we teach are truly setting themselves up against Him.

      It’s interesting to me that when Jesus knocked Saul off his horse He didn’t say ‘Saul why are you persecuting my people?’ Instead He said ‘Saul why are you persecuting me?’ I remember the night of my salvation having a similar response as Paul ‘who are you Lord?’ Utter bewilderment, which I still feel when I consider God saved a wretch like me! The Universalists seem to have an issue recognizing who they’re making a liar, it’s not you and I that they are confronting, it’s the Word of God. My heart breaks for those who have been caught up into this deception, they have been convinced they’re just arguing a simple issue with you, me, and others like us. They argue, instead, against God and His Word. Is it such a small thing to call God a liar? The Shack was a NYTimes best seller, millions must think so.
      I’m blessed by our fellowship though, brother, and the others here on WP likeminded. Amazing how millions might disagree and cause me to be discouraged, but a few brothers and sisters in agreement can be so much more encouraging.

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      1. Thanks for all your kind words, sister, and God bless you, too! Yes, we could easily be discouraged by this world and the state of the church and we must keep our focus on Christ. We certainly do receive blessings and encouragement from the Lord through sisters and brothers who labor to remain true to Him and His Word. Keep the challenging messages coming! Sugar-coated messages are a dime a dozen! Thank you!

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