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The Determined believer in hell part 2
In a Universalist's perspevtive
When I learned of universal salvation for all, it became my new found belief. Today, I can tell you I no longer believe in Universal salvation for all, as a belief leaves room for doubt. I can tell you without hesitation that I now know that Universal salvation for all is the celestial plan of God. Still I learn more and more about those who are determined to believe in hell. I won't get into discussion about those who are afraid not to believe in hell in fear of going there if they don’t believe in it, but I will write about those who want hell to exist. They slip in as righteous teachers acting Godly and spew their spiritual terrorism to the readers. Then you will find Christians complimenting them with words as "Beautiful or great Hub", "Good work", "Thank you for preaching the truth" and more pat on the back compliments. The false teachers and those who compliment their teachings are all of the same stock. They hate sinners and unbelievers. They demand justice and call hell a holy justice failing to see the evil they desire to impose on their enemies. They deceive many by saying that they preach about hellfire to save as many as possible from it, but as this spiritual terrorism takes effect on many listeners, the only motivation for them to worship God is to avoid going to hell. These wolves rob these poor people of knowing the truth about the real love of God. These wolves would have you believe that God is an angry God allergic to sin, but what they fail to see is that God in the flesh walked, ate and spoke with sinners. God says in Romans 6:23 that the wage of sin is death, but these wolves would deceive you by saying that the wages of sin is burning in hell fire for eternity. God says in Jeremiah 32:27 "I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? These wolves would deceive you by saying there is one thing that is too hard for God: the salvation of ALL mankind. Yes, they would tell you that it is me that deceives you, but my question for you is, would your love, worship and Christ like way of life for our Father change if I was right? It is not my job to convert your beliefs. That is the Holy spirits doing. But it is our responsibility to expose false teachers, their agendas and their false doctrines that enslave the fearful of going to hell (1John 4:18). As they focus more on punishment than they do love.
Another thing to take in consideration. Augustine of Hippo created the false belief of hell through his carnal minded interpretation of scripture and his pagan beliefs of the underworld sometime after AD400. This belief should of died with him. Sadly the Roman Catholic church adopted this belief into its belief systems as a tool of fear to gain both control and wealth around AD500. One of the few things that today's church and the pagan religions of old have in common is that they all believe or believed in their underworlds of the dead that the living feared so much. Before the apostle Paul, the Greeks feared Hades so much, the avoided any talk about it. It is probably why the Greeks were so eager to listen to the good news that Paul brought them. Coincidently after the Roman Catholic church adopted the belief of hell as a doctrine, the known western world plunged into the dark ages and almost a hundred years later, the religion Islam was born, which btw has its own belief of hell. I wonder where their prophet mohammed got the idea?
Anyways, a universalist such as myself can show all the verses that support the belief of Universal reconciliation of all with God from scripture to those who are determined to believe in hell, and possible teach them some Christian history as well as history about the Jewish wars. Yet they will still refuse to believe that all mankind will be if not already reconciled with God. However, it is not our job to change their minds and beliefs, it is the Holy Spirits word. Peace on earth and may God bless this hub.