Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DID YOU KNOW...?

PLEASE READ JONATHAN STEPPS LATEST BLOG AND MY RESPONSE TO IT AT "NEO-REFORMATION". JUST CLICK ON IT OVER THERE TO THE RIGHT UNDER MY LINKS.

IS THIS GOOD NEWS OR WHAT??????????

For over 400 years the early Christian Church leaders taught UNIVERSAL REDEMPTION for all humanity. Also they taught UNIVERSAL RECONCILIATION for all. As well, SALVATION of ALL of humanity was taught in, by, for, and through Jesus Christ.

The concepts of "Hell" and "Hell FIRE TORMENT" were invented by the Greek philosopher, Plato, in the 4th Cen. B.C. and were imported into the church in the 5th Cen. A.D. by St. Augustine of Hippo, an avid student and admirer of Plato's philosophy.

The Triune God had originally "Adopted" all of humanity into His life from before the foundation of the world ( Ephesians 1:3-14) and made it a reality in the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.( Ephesians 2:6)

THEREFORE, YOU and I are the children God ALWAYS wanted to be with Him forever. God LOVES YOU AND LIKES YOU. God Accepts us. He doesn't always 'approve' of all we do, but He ACCEPTS us and makes all things RIGHT in JESUS.( II Cor.5:19-21)

Jesus did it ALL for us. Jesus paid it all. Jesus connects us to the Triune God and places us into His life by and through His life. Jesus really is THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE for all humanity.

What this means for you and me is that we are SECURE in our life and our future in the life of God. In our eternity. In our future.

For more information on this topic please go to my web site and review the articles listed there by Pastor Paul. It is www.newlifewcg.org

Be sure to review the articles on Hell. I will send you those articles if you ask for them. Send your request by Email to Paul.Kurts@wcg.org

God Bless you all,

Pastor Paul Kurts
NEWLIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
MADISON, ALABAMA

2 comments:

boydmerriman said...

Thanks for that comfirmation of what I have been trying to tell my friends, but I'm sure they would love some more information that can prove that the first 400 years of the church has taught this.

Even the very thought of "reconciliation" nearly tipped one poor fellow over the edge, even after we have repeatedly shown him the verses that backed that up. So against anything that may smell somewhat like "Universalism" that they run from it like they were running from the devil himself! So some clarity, some extra material would be handy! Thanks!

Pastor Paul said...

"Universalism" needs to be put into proper perespective. The truth is Universal Salvation in Hope. The hope that all will accept it and believe who they are in Jesus.

UNIVERSALISM: Is the believe that ALL are AUTOMATICALLY placed in the Father's house for eternity wether they want to be there or not. Nothing is required. No belief, No acceptance of Jesus' salvation, Nothing can take them out of the Father's eternal home and out of the Father's life.

However, The Universal Reconciliation is there. Col.1:19-20. It boils down to wether or not one wants live in the life of Triune God. So they must be told this truth at some point.

In the first 400 years of the church, Jesus, Paul, and other teachers did not have many of the false teachings we deal with today to cloud the minds of those they taught.

I recommend one do his or her historical study on the subject of
Universal Salvation and Universalism and also the study on the History of the concept of an Ever burning torturing Hell fire. Then maybe they will believe what they discover.

blessings,

Paul Kurts