I've run across these guys' site a few times, and came across it again today. They believe in ultimate reconciliation, but wow! What a message!
Here are excerpts from a letter to them from a fellow named Rodger and their replies to him. At issue was apparently an article/tract "The Path of Truth" had put out, entitled "The Deadly Error of the Universalist--The Doctrine of Universal Salvation Is Not Salvation". In it, they take on Charles Slagle and Gary Amirault, among others (I'd guess they would include pretty much all of us here
). I've got my own thoughts, but what's your take on these guys and this "ministry"?
Excerpts from the website, The Path of Truth
; Victor Hafichuck and Paul Cohenhttp://www.thepathoftruth.com/falsehoodexposed/universalism/doctrineuniversalsalvationnotsalvation.htm
"To blame a doctrine or any external thing is to fall short of complete repentance and peace. While you preach the reconciliation of all things (a true doctrine) and the fallacy of eternal damnation (also true)...."
"When you have exhausted yourself in searching for fulfillment and finding none, and realize you still lack, it may be your time for God to reveal Himself to you. Jesus Christ (Yehoshuah HaMashiach/Yeshua/Yahweh), the Creator, and He only, can fill your void."
"The main point of "The Deadly Error of the Universalists" is that they have perverted the gospel, leaving out the vital element of the cross, which is not just a historical fact indicating the salvation of all, but is experienced in the here and now, as Jesus spoke of taking up one's cross to follow Him. He said that was the only way to follow Him, in fact. You can find that in the Bible.
The reason you do not understand or know how to respond to this is because you lack it yourself. You are not saved. The work has been done, yes. No man could do it, yes. We rejoice to know it, yes. But not all have entered into the covenant of His blood. You have not entered into the covenant. That is why we labor in these things, as by the Lord, because He is yet working to that end."
"The "prophecy" he [Charles Slagle] gave is a lie, from his own carnal mind that impersonates God. The man does not know God. If he did, he would not prophesy falsely."
"We have also dealt with Gary Amirault of "Tentmaker," and he too does not know the Lord. He may have some true teachings, but so what? Men that do not know God are still in their sins and cannot bring one to God, although truths they happen to preach will serve others well if they receive them, as apparently with you."
"You ask us about Ray Prinzing. In my spiritual journey in the '70's and '80's, I enquired of the Lord concerning many men and organizations (churches), starting with Billy Graham immediately after we received the Spirit of God. He has been faithful to answer on all matters, Rodger. Yes, Ray Prinzing too is not a genuine servant of God. I too heard his tapes, and I too can testify that he has preached truths, but the Lord revealed to me that he was very religious, steeped in his own righteousness, stubborn in all his ways (that is why he suffered so many tragedies and hardships, contrary to God's promises of Deuteronomy 28 and this one):"
"Nevertheless, we do not condemn you. We do speak as God, because we are sent of Him, and speak that which He has revealed to us. You are answering to Him even as we speak, Rodger."