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Origen on God's "consuming fire"

Origen on God’s “consuming fire”

The Platonic philosopher Celsus had argued against the supposed cruelty of the Christian idea of God as a "consuming fire" that tortures sinners. Origen, eager to defend the goodness of God, argued against Celsus that God only punishes in order to correct and save ...
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Thomas Allin: A Chain of Passages From Scripture Declaring God's Purpose

Thomas Allin: A Chain of Passages From Scripture Declaring God’s Purpose

These passages are, I repeat, not taken at random and piled up any way. They are the expression of that Purpose that runs though the Bible. It is a Purpose first stated in man's creation in God's image; a Purpose to be traced in the Law, the Psalms and Prophets; and most clearly in the New Testament ...
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Ignatius on Christ's True Passion (Epistle to the Smyrneans)

Ignatius on Christ’s True Passion (Epistle to the Smyrneans)

Ignatius counters the docetist claim that the sufferings of Christ (the Word) was only apparent, the incarnation being "in appearance only". No, says Ignatius, the Word really did suffer "for our sakes" and when his flesh was being lifted up to the cross he drew "all men to Himself for their eternal salvation" ...
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James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated

James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated

James Relly (1722–1778) was a Welshman, Methodist minister and Universalist theologian. Relly's theology is among the most radical examples of Christian universalism ...
Did God forsake Christ? Timothy Keller's (supposedly) trinitarian heterodoxy and a Patristic alternative

Did God forsake Christ? Timothy Keller’s (supposedly) trinitarian heterodoxy and a Patristic alternative

Gregory of Nazianzen represents a viable alternative to the allegedly heterodox notion of the atonement represented by reformed theologians such as Keller. The Father did not forsake Christ, but Christ ...
Pierre Cuppe: Heaven Open to All Men (1743)

Pierre Cuppe: Heaven Open to All Men (1743)

Central to Cuppe's argument is the distinction between the "earthly man", Adam, and "the heavenly man", Christ. Both represent humanity in its entirety. Antichrist is nothing but humanity considered in ...
Ilaria Ramelli: A Larger Hope? Universal Salvation from Christian Beginnings to Julian of Norwich

Ilaria Ramelli: A Larger Hope? Universal Salvation from Christian Beginnings to Julian of Norwich

Ramelli traces the Christian roots of Origen’s teaching on apokatastasis. She argues that he was drawing on texts from Scripture and from various Christians who preceded him, theologians such as ...
Athanasius on the purpose of the incarnation: "This He did out of sheer love for us, so that in His death all might die, and the law of death thereby be abolished"

Athanasius on the purpose of the incarnation: “This He did out of sheer love for us, so that in His death all might die, and the law of death thereby be abolished”

This He did out of sheer love for us, so that in His death all might die, and the law of death thereby be abolished because, having fulfilled in His ...
Elhanan Winchester: The Gospel Preached by the Apostles

Elhanan Winchester: The Gospel Preached by the Apostles

Mercyuponall.org is happy to announce the first book in the Mercy Upon All booklet series: A new edition of Elhanan Winchester's discourse on particular and general redemption and salvation. 72 ...
New lectures by Robin Parry

New lectures by Robin Parry

In these lectures from the Hope and Hell conference (hosted by Gospel Conversations), Robin Parry discusses major topics related to Christian universalism. The videos have been edited by the Reforming ...
In the heart of the earth: Jesus and the sign of Jonah

In the heart of the earth: Jesus and the sign of Jonah

The intense struggle Christ underwent in the garden to enter this unknown state of existence farther from the Father than He had ever been, and to battle his own will ...