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Unlike other forums where Universalists are branded as heretics, you will not find that spirit here. We do not call people out on their beliefs.
One of the biggest enemies we face are those claiming to understand UR but are still very immature and generally go off half-cock and offend other brethren. There are also some that hold to beliefs we do not all share in and some who have high Internet visibility also do not portray the general message we hold to here at Tentmaker.
It is ironic that the few things we disagree on causes such heated arguments.
There is a revelation happening globally and not all in UR circles and many exclusive from UR influences of the same truths we believe in.
The reformation has not ended yet. There is a new move afoot and is global, maybe not as proliferal as the last move but the last move also started small. In these times we live in, the true nature of God WILL be revealed thanks, in part, to the Internet.
I have met two people in the last month that share "our" views and did not even know what Universalism was. I too only discovered Universalism this year yet I never ever believed in Eternal torment or other Greco/Roman myths and I grew up in a Christian home.
Just look at how much opposition there was by the reformists to the pentecostal movement.
Billy Graham, Carlton Pearson are a few of the high profiles that have had this revealed to them, what was the typical evangelicals response? They are Freemasons, pretenders, disillusioned, blinded et al. And they all eat up these lies condemning these children of God just as the evangelicals condemn us who believe differently. Neither of these men to my knowledge have claimed to be Universalists.
You may think there is safety in numbers but numbers are not what it is about, many called, few chosen has a totally different meaning.
This gives me permission to do whatever I want because the Lord will not hold it against me, and so, why have the 10 Commandments, let us call them the 10 suggestions
I have already addressed this but wanted to add this. This response is what we get 99% of the time from participation on other Christian forums, what is odd at Theology Online, self professed Satanists, Mystics, Witches, Buddhists, Hindus are all tolerated, yet let one person preach UR and you are descended on as if you are a disease, is that not odd for a Christian forum? Yet we still teach Jesus.
If what we share here gets you deeper into the word to get revelation from God directly, that is a good thing. 99% of Christians would like to believe in Universal Reconciliation now why do you think that is so? For many it makes sense. Why do they not believe? The hold onto tradition and what they were taught.
You will not find anyone here deferring any contentious issue to what Gary Amirault teaches, Gary, like all of here do not elevate one above the other. We recognize teachers but the teachers are not our leaders, Jesus is.
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