Latest Posts
Christ-the-True-Vine

James Relly on “the Grace and truth of Union”

James Relly’s theology revolved around the idea of union. Everything which can be said about Christ can now be said of those who are united with him. Relly developed the core aspects of this idea in his Union: or, a Treatise of the Consanguinity and Affinity between Christ and his Church from 1759. Below are some excerpts from his book ...
Read More ...
jamesrelly

James Relly: “Has he fulfilled all righteousness? So have we. Is he justified? So are we.”

The central doctrine in Relly’s theology was the belief that the atonement and justification must be understood in terms of union with Christ. All human beings died with Christ on the cross. Faith is not a condition for justification, but only the knowledge that one has already been justified by Christ ...
Read More ...
830821

Jacques Ellul: “A theology of grace implies universal salvation.”

Quoted from What I Believe (1989) by French theologian and professor of law, Jacques Ellul (1912-1994). I am taking up here a basic theme that I have dealt with elsewhere but which is so essential that I have no hesitation in repeating myself. It is the recognition that all people from the beginning of time are saved by God in Jesus Christ, that they have all been recipients of his grace no matter what they have done. This is a ...
Read More ...
More Posts
people_holding_hands

What’s the scriptural basis for calling all people “God’s people”?

By Jack Gillespie. "Well, of course, there aren’t any verses that come right out and say, “all people are now God’s people because of the work of Christ.” If there ...
Christoph_Blumhardt,_ca._75jährig

Christoph Blumhardt (1842-1919)

"There can be no question of God's giving up anything or anyone in the whole world, either today or in all eternity. The end has to be: Behold, everything is ...
unnamed

Jeff Martin: Optimism Out of Control: A clarification of the gospel of Jesus Christ

Jeff Martin, wrote the book "Optimism Out of Control." Like many he has defended Universal Restoration with Biblical arguments concerning 1) God's free will to save mankind, 2) mankind's lack ...
41Y56tviL6L

Heaven’s Doors: Wider Than You Ever Believed!

New book by George W. Sarris, author, speaker and performer. "For the first 500 years after Christ, most Christians believed that God would ultimately redeem all of his creation. Hell ...
Origen

Is “Origenism” heresy? On the fifth ecumenical council in 553

It might come as a surprise to some, that the doctrine of universal restitution or "apokatastasis", let alone the belief that all human beings will be saved eventually, has never ...

Thomas Allin’s Scripture Chain (First Half)

Covering the first 22 of Allin's 48 scriptures detailing God's plan for "all" his creation. From James Michael. Find Thomas Allin's Christ Triumphant here ...
518SpBEoc2L._SX348_BO1,204,203,200_

Hans Urs von Balthasar: Dare We Hope That All Men Be Saved? With a Short Discourse on Hell

In this book Roman Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar defended what is sometimes called hopeful universalism, i.e. the belief that Christian orthodoxy allows us to hope that all persons ...
41p36nNjZsL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

David Congdon: The God Who Saves – A Dogmatic Sketch

"Christian universalism has been explored in its biblical, philosophical, and historical dimensions. For the first time, The God Who Saves explores it in systematic theological perspective. In doing so it ...
Loading...
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share