I'm sure this has been brought up - and I don't mean to be coming to the forum and merely posting my random thoughts every once in a while (but for someone who is semi un/self employed, I sure have a lot of catching up to do after traveling ..and I'm hoping the spirit will allow me to look at the list of discussions here soon!
I'm sure it's been brought up that the "twelve years old, age of accountability" doctrine is not in the bible, but I just had to post about it. Jesus ("the boy Jesus") staying behind at Passover and talking with teachers of the law at the Temple was in my daily readings today. As far as I know this is the only verse which is used to support this doctrine.(?)
But I can't help thinking if et belief and doctrine of "unless reconciliation (faith) occurs before death, one is for ever lost" were truly true, there are no exception clauses to that natural law.. (Since apparently God is unable to do anything about it, it being unavoidable, etc, as the `logic` of the doctrine would go.)
We all know there are a lot more
verses than one (discussed here on this forum, for instance) which support Universal Reconciliation as God's Will and Great Plan of Salvation. And I don't think the age of accountability doctrine is the only accepted belief and doctrine which has zero to 1 biblical `support`. Yet UR is so easily dismissed..
Take care, God bless!