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I think you need to stop generalizing about what "universalists" believe. It's kind of like asking what Christians believe. From what I've seen there's been a wide variety of beliefs associated with Christianity throughout history, and the same is true for those you call "universalists" now. I just call myself a believer, and universal reconciliation just happens to be one of the things I believe because I think it is the truth of scripture.
"through Him to reconcile all to Him (making peace through the blood of His cross), through Him, whether those on the earth or those in the heavens" (Colossians 1:20)
I'm sorry if I offended you in any way, it was not my intent. I just have an inquiring mind and as I have already confessed, I don't know much about what universalism teaches.
Wanted to wish my sister Shelia a very Happy Birthday , love you sis !!
Right, the spirit of God is inside and out. In fact there's probably really nothing in between. When they look through a microscope powerful enough, there seems to be mostly space between atoms in matter which are powered by a mysterious force that appears to be aware it is being observed on the quantum level. That's why the atheists' faith in the material world is kind of strange. It seems like they believe in God without knowing it. Then the whole thing about the DNA code in living things is so obvious that they're having to go through all kinds of contortions trying to explain it. It's funny how they're finally willing to acknowledge that it could have come from a superior intelligence, but it had to be aliens in outer space because it couldn't be God.
I'm just wondering and it is an opinion, why did the "mind of CHRIST" in a believer ever venture into a thought like this? If my memory serves, 1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
The "subject" is man. And the Lord God told man, Gen 2:16 And Jehovah God layeth a charge on the man, saying, `Of every tree of the garden eating thou dost eat;
Gen 2:17 and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for in the day of thine eating of it--dying thou dost die.'
What The Almighty Redeemer has in His mind for Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth did pass away, and the sea is not any more;
I do not believe should trouble us... Isa. 11:6-9 and Isa. 65:25 I believe are parables. (imo)