My origin is Roman Catholic. I need a map to find a church....
I read from around 70 Bibles. Most of them electronic ones.
I often use KJV because 'everyone' uses it and because it is linked to Strong.
Next step is usally comparing with YLT or Rotherham
Basicly the first step is always KJV and the second step whatever translation uses age instead of eternal
WhiteWings, would you think that it would be easier for a Roman Catholic or a Protestant to receive UR? I know all revelation comes from God, but I believe it may be more difficult for some due to their religious doctrines.
I'm not the one you should ask such things. I've been in church of over 20 years. Atheist would be a better name for me than RC.
To be honest I don't even (care to) know the diffrence between most dominations.
But if this a yes now question I would say yes for Catholics.
Simply because they already believe in purgatory.
It's a mild form of hell where you are cleaned from sin and eventually goto heaven.
I think it contains real flames but not as hot as real hell. Ok many will find it nonsense; but my point is that it's a good starting point. UR also knows some punishment/cleaning. So common ground to build on.
If RC would believe all would end up in purgatory that would be a big step.
I have my own theory on purgatory that isn't based on scripture at all. Just a feeling I get from reading all kinda things.
Article son this webiste show that church was (almost) 100% UR at start. Now many 100% ET churches exist.
RC due to its purgatory are say 40% UR (no idea who gets in purgatory or not)
When I read history of church I read things about political pressure (often to accept paganism) and other none spiritual things. It may well be RC invented purgatory as middleground between Christianity and paganism.
Somewhere on the Vatican website is a transcription of one of the speeches of the former pope where he states he doesn't belive hell to be real flames but more a emptyness felt because of 100% seperation of God.
I don't know how common his view is in RC circles. Maybe it's a small step away from ET?
Personally I think teh easiest step to UR might be atheism or perhaps some fuzzy wuzzy lifestyle like new age.
Learning is often easier than unlearning....
I hope someone with a solid background can verify or debunk my post.