G.K. Chesterton’s solemn warning against one-sided hope (and a few thoughts on some alternatives)

The Christian hope for all is always in spite of our very plausible, realistic and as such urgent pessimisms about the destiny of most people in the present. This is why the Christian hope for all is a call to action here and now rather than passivity ...

Available now as paperback! The Everlasting Gospel by Georg Klein-Nicolai

A new paperback edition of Georg Klein-Nicolai's classic, The Everlasting Gospel, is now available on Amazon.com ...

Peter Böhler (1712-1775)

Peter (or Petrus) Böhler (1712-1775) was a German-English Moravian bishop and missionary. Böhler, as witnessed by George Whitefield in a letter to John Wesley, apparently confessed his beliefs in a universal redemption ...

“Death has lost its power over all.” Athanasius on the union of Christ with humankind

For Athanasius, the divinity of Christ was crucial for the salvation of humanity. By receiving a human body, Christ, the eternal Word of God, bestowed the gift of his divinity upon our humanity, says Athanasius. "by virtue of the Word’s indwelling in a single human body, the corruption which goes with death has lost its power over all."" ...

James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated, epistle III

Hence, I propose, that the elect are not a people chosen to be the objects of God’s love and salvation, to the final exclusion of others: but a people chosen to believe the truth, and to rejoice in the salvation of Jesus in time; while others yet remain in a state of ignorance, of what they are equally entitled to with the elect ...

Gregory of Nyssa: A treatise on First Corinthians 15:28 (In Illud)

Gregory argues that the subjection spoken of by Paul is in both instances not a forced, but a free and joyful subjection, that leads to salvation of all who are subjected to God through Christ ...

In memoriam Gary Amirault

Gary Amirault, the founder of Tentmaker Ministries and tentmaker.org, has passed away. The ministry of Gary has been a great blessing to many around the world. Gary died of a broken heart after losing his wife, Michelle. Tentmaker.org is the largest collection of texts on Universal Reconcilation and Christian Universalism available. A great number of people have come to a greater hope in God's love by, often accidentally, finding tentmaker.org in their search for a more gracious gospel ...

James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated, epistle I+II

"There are but few individuals, so crucified to system, so detached from party, as to see and confess this truth much less can they perceive, how those doctrines, so seemingly contradictory, and opposite to each other, should yet be one in Christ, and preaching the same salvation, in the same language. Yet in this light I view them, and hope to speak intelligibly of the matter." ...

Jesus and the sign of the prophet Jonah

When Jesus talks about the sign of the prophet Jonah, it is not so much about us, but first of all about Jesus. The story of Jonah is a story about the cross and resurrection of Christ. It is Jesus who is to experience the uttermost darkness at the bottom of death, he who is about to go through a radical spiritual crisis in order to experience salvation ...

Karl Barth: The Epistle to the Romans

Karl Barth, The Epistle to the Romans. Translated from the 6th edition by Edwyn C. Hoskyns, Bart., M.A. with a preface to the English edition by the author (1933). "The Church hopes. Well, this is the hope of the Church. There is no other hope. Would that the Church might comprehend it!" ...

“He came to save all through means of Himself” Irenaeus on the humanity of Christ

For He came to save all through means of Himself — all, I say, who through Him are born again to God — infants, and children, and boys, and youths, and old men ...

Universal Reconciliation in the Roman Catholic Church – encouraging references

Through the centuries the Roman Catholic Church has periodically convened in councils, the first in AD 325 in Nicaea, and the last from 1962 to 1965 in Rome. This last council – the Second Vatican Council – has so influenced the modern Roman Catholic Church that its effects are still very much felt today. One of the recurring themes that runs throughout the documents produced by this council is “the Gospel’s message that the human race was to become the Family of God” (Gaudium et Spes 32). These documents are unabashedly hopeful and universal in their breadth: “The Church awaits ...

Who are Jesus’ flock? Notes for a sermon on sheep

To belong to the flock of Christ - to be a part of his church - means to confess that he is one with the Father and that all and everything has been put into his hands. This also means to have a hope that is larger than a particular and narrow hope for the elect only. This larger hope is exactly what distinguishes the church from the pharisees of Jesus' time and indeed all religious elites who want to narrow down the gospel ...

Jacques Ellul on Jonah’s song: “God has been gracious from the very beginning”

Jonah, being a sign anticipating Christ's death and resurrection, is, according to Jacques Ellul, actually in hell (Sheol, " the realm of the dead"). But this is exactly where he experiences the grace of God, even if he has not yet seen deliverance ...

Christoph Blumhardt: Action in Waiting

Blumhardt's dialectical point is that only when we are ready to wait for the coming Kingdom of God are we truly able to act in the world here and now. Our religious practices and affiliations do not bring the Kingdom of God a bit closer: A comfortable Christianity will never change the world, says Blumhardt. Instead we must await the Kingdom in "active expectation" ...
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G.K. Chesterton’s solemn warning against one-sided hope (and a few thoughts on some alternatives)

The Christian hope for all is always in spite of our very plausible, realistic and as such urgent pessimisms about the destiny of most people in the present. This is why the Christian hope for all is a call to action here and now rather than passivity ...
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Available now as paperback! The Everlasting Gospel by Georg Klein-Nicolai

A new paperback edition of Georg Klein-Nicolai's classic, The Everlasting Gospel, is now available on Amazon.com ...
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Peter Böhler (1712-1775)

Peter (or Petrus) Böhler (1712-1775) was a German-English Moravian bishop and missionary. Böhler, as witnessed by George Whitefield in a letter to John Wesley, apparently confessed his beliefs in a universal redemption ...
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“Death has lost its power over all.” Athanasius on the union of Christ with humankind

For Athanasius, the divinity of Christ was crucial for the salvation of humanity. By receiving a human body, Christ, the eternal Word of God, bestowed the gift of his divinity ...

James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated, epistle III

Hence, I propose, that the elect are not a people chosen to be the objects of God’s love and salvation, to the final exclusion of others: but a people chosen ...

Gregory of Nyssa: A treatise on First Corinthians 15:28 (In Illud)

Gregory argues that the subjection spoken of by Paul is in both instances not a forced, but a free and joyful subjection, that leads to salvation of all who are ...

In memoriam Gary Amirault

Gary Amirault, the founder of Tentmaker Ministries and tentmaker.org, has passed away. The ministry of Gary has been a great blessing to many around the world. Gary died of a ...

James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated, epistle I+II

"There are but few individuals, so crucified to system, so detached from party, as to see and confess this truth much less can they perceive, how those doctrines, so seemingly ...

Jesus and the sign of the prophet Jonah

When Jesus talks about the sign of the prophet Jonah, it is not so much about us, but first of all about Jesus. The story of Jonah is a story ...

Karl Barth: The Epistle to the Romans

Karl Barth, The Epistle to the Romans. Translated from the 6th edition by Edwyn C. Hoskyns, Bart., M.A. with a preface to the English edition by the author (1933). "The ...

“He came to save all through means of Himself” Irenaeus on the humanity of Christ

For He came to save all through means of Himself — all, I say, who through Him are born again to God — infants, and children, and boys, and youths, ...
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