Dangers and Consequences of Christian Universalism (Part 1)
Some Christians, who endorse Universalism a.k.a. Christian Universalists, vociferously claim that all people (irrespective of spirituality and/or morality) are heaven-bound. They believe in the following:
(1) Christ’s atoning death is for the salvation of all mankind.
(2) The historical-grammatical interpretation of the Bible is incorrect e.g. ‘Hell’ lacks context; there is no literal (physical) hell.
(3) One cannot comprehend truth (resorting to relativism or uncertainty). God can do anything.
(4) God will annihilate the unbelievers after their death (Annihilationism).
Christian Universalists need not believe in all the reasons presented above. They could believe in one or a few.
Christian Universalism negates the fundamental tenets of Historical Christianity.
Dangers and Consequences of Christian Universalism: Cultic Status & Hellfire (Part 2)
See Part 1
Can a Loving God Send People to hell?
Does God take pleasure in the death of the wicked? No (Ezekiel 33: 11). Does God desire that all be saved? Yes (1 Timothy 2: 4; 2 Peter 3:9). Has God done everything for man to believe in HIM? Yes. So, can a loving God send people to hell? Yes! But the question is not fully correct! God does NOT send people to hell. Instead, people choose hell.
C.S Lewis said, “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.” 1 Another perspective is from William Lane Craig, “The exercise of saving faith is not a work we perform for salvation, but merely the allowing of the Holy Spirit to do His work in us. Far from making unreasonable expectations, God is ready to equip anyone for salvation. We have only not to resist.” 2
Man decides his eternal destination, and God allows it.