The angel told the shepherds, in plain English (if you are reading an English translation), that they brought good news and that that news would bring great joy to all people – a savior is born, which is Christ the Lord.
It is clear in scripture that God wants everyone to be saved and to come to know the truth. There is no dispute about that. Passages like the one we are looking at here are unequivocal and the message is so explicit that, rather than attempting to limit their scope, we should be looking closer at the passages that seem to deny the plan of God to save everyone in the end. We have begun doing just that in this blog.
Check it out, this is the passage that caught me off guard and changed the way I see things. I found myself on a Universal Reconciliation website. I knew about UR and was going to click right out of the site knowing that what I was looking for would not be there.
Something stopped me, however, and I clicked on a tab that caught my eye. There it was: a passage of scripture that was very familiar to me, as a matter of fact, it was among my favorites (and still is). A recurring word was accentuated throughout by enlarging the font and changing its color. It looked something like this:
There is an event, beyond which we know nothing. It seems to exist in the farthest reaches of the future, it is a wonderful event and it seems to be the culmination of everything God has planned since before time began. But, we know very little about it and, again, we don’t know anything about what comes after it. I am talking about the point in the history of all creation when…
UNIVERSAL RECONCILIATION IN THE SCRIPTURES Back in 1974 (yes that was before paved roads) we purchased our first new car. My wife and I agreed that I would pick the model and she would pick […]