willieH: Hi PAUL...
Hope you didn't "post & run"...
Ahh Yes, I have seen that Universalist Tent Make site before, Teaching that God in essence has Given men a Lic. To sin, It is othing more than satanic Heresy, Deluding the Gospel with false Infromation and Verses taken Out of Context and twisted to make it say what is comfortable to everyone, typical. I reject it, But, who won't listen as You have made up you mind on the Topic already, Though I do Not agree with Carm on all issues, I do agree with Matt on the Topic of Univaersalism, Your site is not the first to attack CARM and it won't be the Last, The Atheist have their own called AARM.org and I am familiar with that one as well, It is no threat and neither is Tentmaker
Paul, are not the first to attack Universalism, and won't be the last...
And are not a "threat" to Tentmaker
Though you probably will not reply to any of the posts answering yours, ...here are a FEW
FLAWS in your (and Matt Slick's) belief (and there are many, MANY
MORE, not that YOU would hear them
Your view of Salvation (if it is other than ALL) is one which most surely
... (which makes it kind of SELFISH -- dontcha think?) and,(2)
It is shown to be SELECTIVE ...thereby making God PARTIAL when He says He is not in 5 different places in His Word
... (Acts 10:34 / Rom 2:11 / Gal 2:6 / Eph 6:9 / Job 34:19)(3)
Your view is based upon YOUR decision (for CHRIST
), and/or YOUR deeds (obedience), then makes YOU
your own SAVIOR, not CHRIST
... for all He did was provide the Car, YOU ...are the driver... (4)
Your view shows that God is not ALMIGHTY for He did NOT get His ETERNAL desire (which by the way DOES NOT CHANGE), that being... that ALL would come to repentence and NONE would PERISH (2 Pet 3:9)
... and portrays FINITE man as able to TRUMP that ETERNAL desire... So you depict GOD as becoming (even though He doesnt change) ETERNALLY ticked off at man (hell
)... And an ETERNAL failure, therefore NOT ALMIGHTY... only somemighty...(5)
Your view shows Scripture to be full of lies, one of BIGGEST being: That 16:41 / His MERCY endures FOREVER... (Ps 118:1,2,3,4,29 / 106:1 / 107:1 / 136:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26 / Jer 33:1 / 1 Chron 16:34 / 16:41 / 2 Chron 5:13 / 7:3 / 7:6 / 2 Chro 20:21)
tell that His MERCY endures FOREVER, to the "hell-dwellers"
His MERCY cannot be confined to the SAVED... it is a principle that is either enacted WHEREVER He IS, or it is not... and there is NO PLACE that He is NOT, including your proposed "HELL" (Ps 139:8)(6) CHRIST
failed to accomplish His mission which was to SAVE the WORLD - that which was LOST... (John 3:17 / Luke 19:10)(7) CHRIST
is found doing what He was NOT SENT to do (condemn)... (John 3:17)(8)
The NT reports fallacy, because He did NOT TAKE AWAY the sins of the WORLD... They remain (John 1:29)(9)
GOD does what His Word says He will not do: Hold the trespasses of THE WORLD against them (2 Cor 5:19)(10)
is shown NOT to be ETERNAL, rather is shown to CHANGE
, when both YHVH
are said to CHANGE NOT (Mal 3:6 / Heb 13:8)(11)
John is shown to be a liar, saying that CHRIST
is the propitiation (expiator=atonement) for not only "Christians" PAUL, but the WHOLE WORLD
... (1 John 2:2)(12)
Your view of Salvation is that MEN have the most vital part, and PERFORM it, in spite of Scriptures report otherwise: (Eph 2:8-9)
That's enough for now, more later!
If you can find it PAUL...