Here's another email inquirer with some good questions.:
I have been reading through the material on your site and I'm hoping you can address a couple of questions for which I have yet to find answers.
The first is one of urgency. Paul clearly felt a high degree of urgency to preach the Gospel to as many as possible (1 Cor 9:16). If he was a UR as your suggest, what was his driving motivation? Was it only his desire to obey Christ's command (commonly referred to as the Great Commission) or was there more?
My second question is about "offence." How is the Gospel an offence (Galatians 5:11) to unbelivers if all are to be ultimately saved?
Let's talk about the wicked, the really wicked: Nero, Hitler, Stalin, Henry Ford, the "President" of Iran that Iran currently suffers under, or the street gang on the other side of town.
Did Nero envision EVERYONE in the same heaven as himself?
Did Hitler want to spend eternity with Jews, gays, handicapped people, people of African descent, George Patton, Winston Churchill, etc.?
What about Stalin?
What about Henry Ford? a bit of an antisemite if I remember right.
How about the current President/Dictator of Iran? All of eternity in heaven with Jews, Americans, and other infidels to his religion?
What about the gang on the other side of town that distinguishes itself by color differences? bloods want to spend eternity with crips? YEAH RIGHT!!
As far as Paul's urgency to preach the Gospel, he believed in his product, if for a moment I may be allowed to reverently put it that way. He was a salesman with the best product in the universe, but he didn't want your money! He wanted you!! Also, is it so difficult to believe that Paul was actually transformed by Christ and that apart from any considerations of the blackmails of hell that he sincerely loved all of mankind and wanted them actively participating in Christ's Kingdom? Is Christ's Kingdom so atrocious that it takes the thread of an inferno to make anyone want to become a part of it? Are Christ's effects upon the nature of those that He transforms so pathetic that they must live the rest of their lives under the blackmail of where they might otherwise end up if they're less than 100% appreciative??