Looks very interesting!
I liked the synopsis:Synopsis
- From the earliest days of the church, there have been three views on what happens to those who die without knowing Christ: damnation, annihilation, and restoration. Patristic Universalism presents scriptural, philosophical, and historical support for the restoration view and demonstrates why it was the model advocated by some of the earliest and greatest church fathers.
- Anyone disillusioned with the traditional view that one must get it right in this life or spend eternity in hell will find Patristic Universalism an appealing alternative that remains true to Scripture. One does not need to abandon the Bible as the inerrant and infallible word of God to discover that there might be more to the salvation equation then we've been led to believe.
That's an important point and distinction to make as most folks when they first hear of Universal Reconciliation (or what they think of as universalism) they think it is the belief that some are saved without "believing" upon Jesus.. This, of course is not true of Universal Reconciliation..
And one can read the first 25 pages of the book there.. (which I think I will go back and read right now)
thanks for posting it..!
Jesus said "If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all to me" ~ Ps 22:27 says "All the ends of the earth.. will turn to the LORD, every knee shall bow, all tongues confess `Jesus is Lord`" ~ If there's 1000yrs between Trumpets (beginning of the long 2nd advent of Jesus) and DOA/2nd resurrection, then there's 500yrs between DOA and Tabernacles/"God will now tabernacle w/ man"Rev21. For those 500 yrs the HS will convince the world of sin, at the concLusion of, all those (still) not believing will go to "age-lasting"LOF ~ Spring Holy Days fulfilled by 1st advent. (Surely?)Fall ones by 2nd.