This teaser trailer for the upcoming movie, “Hellbound?” asks all the right questions. Is Hell a true or false doctrine? I say false, and I’m willing to bet my eternal soul on it. : )
God is merciful to all of God’s children and creation, good and bad: “And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals? (Jonah 4:10)”
We, Christian Universalists, have no where to worship openly, safely, and in communion with a family of like-minded believers.
We need a different kind of church and worship. One where we focus our worship out into the world, worshiping with acts of love and service to our neighbor and enemies.
We want a church that utilizes the vast majority of it’s budget resources for acts of service and charity, not for fancy worship spaces and to pay pastors.
We want our own freedom in God.
I intend to do this. I intend to provide this place for us.
41. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers,
42. and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Those of us that perish before the Kingdom comes will be in “waiting”, and it is during this time that we will be judged according to our works while here in this earthly body for who will be best fit to work, and to best serve, and best agree for the age when God resurrects the First-Fruits of the Kingdom to help God facilitate it’s coming. This judgement is not for salvation (it is already accomplished)!
This is how the little child in Africa who has never heard the Gospel in his or her life still receives salvation should they be killed.
This is the deathblow to exclusive, fundamentalist Christianity.
Bible Readings for Wednesday March 30th, 2011 – The 3rd Week of Lent *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 81 1. [To the leader: according to The Gittith. Of Asaph.] Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob. 2. Raise a song, sound the tambourine, [...]
You cannot earn Grace. You cannot earn salvation. Nothing you DO in this life can increase the assurance of your claim to salvation and Grace. It is by God’s work alone. Never by your own.
If you must DO ANYTHING to receive salvation, it negates Grace.