I have been communicating by e-mail with someone who had no previous exposure to UR. Her response to my e-mails & web-site was interesting......
"And, about the UR summary....I think, instead, I will just write my own defense of it, using scripture I find to defend it, as well as some, at least, of the scripture you have shown me. I think I will learn much more that way. A big undertaking, but it will be interesting and challenging to do, and will make me think and explore more.
One of the quotes I will use is this:
1 Corinthians 13 New International Version (NIV)
13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhoodbehind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
If love never fails, then how can God ever leave us in hell? Perhaps you are right."
I had never applied 1 Cor 13:8 as a prooftext for UR, but now that I look at it...... I think it is one of the strongest scriptures for the salvation of all.
Love is the greatest argument against both ET and ED theology :o)