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"Once saved, always saved" according to Origen

“Once saved, always saved” according to Origen

Greater than free will is love, because love is greater than all things. Love, says Origen, will keep every creature from falling away from God. In other words, not even the freedom of choice will be able to sever the bonds of love in the end. We are not saved against our will, but through the power of love ...
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Videos from the Hope Conference (Oct. 9-10 2020), Helsinki, Finland

Videos from the Hope Conference (Oct. 9-10 2020), Helsinki, Finland

Find the playlist here. See also https://toivohope.blogspot.com/ ...
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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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Peter Hiett interviews David Bentley Hart

Peter Hiett interviews David Bentley Hart

Peter Hiett interviews Orthodox theologian and philosopher, David Bentley Hart, on his new book That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation ...
David Bentley Hart: That All Shall be Saved

David Bentley Hart: That All Shall be Saved

Orthodox theologian and philosopher David Bentley Hart's book on universal salvation is arguably the most talked-about book on the subject for years. For anyone interested in the topic, this is ...
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 ...