Universalism (Universalism) is the doctrinal heresy that all people will be redeemed to God, and that all people will saved eternally. The term itself developed in 1820 in association with the Christian Universalist ‘Church’ that was founded a few decades before. Not all Universalists are a part of that denomination, however.
Along with denying the human occupancy of hell, Universalists typically refer to the “brotherhood of mankind” and that God is father to the entire world.
This heresy has effected many denominations,Christian churches, and sub-christian sects including Quakers, Methodists, Primitive Baptists, many especially liberal denominations and the Roman Catholic Church (although none of those groups embrace universalism in the majority or in their official teachings).
Whereas it is exceedingly difficult to find any organized church, other than the Universalist Church, that holds to Universalism in their confession, many groups are “practicing Universalists,” meaning that many practitioners of their faith act upon the supposition that people are not facing judgment in hell without a belief in the Gospel. The most notable of these include the Roman Catholic Church, as Pope Francis and other notable leaders of the sect have made statements that are flatly and plainly Universalist.
Modern proponents of Universalism are few and far between, but the most notable is Christian Mystic, Rob Bell.
A CALL TO ACTION
Bringing you discernment news and commentary from a biblical, polemical perspective means it is tough out there on social media. We’re constantly getting kneecapped and constrained by tech companies who find our fidelity to the scripture and pursuit of truth to be intolerable, resulting in our reach being severely throttled.
For this reason, we ask you please consider supporting us a few different ways. The first, by liking and following our new Facebook page, our home where we share new posts and interact with our members. The second, by following and retweeting our Twitter page. The third, by signing up for our newsletter below.
And last, through direct support. You can catch our free weekly episodes of the Polemics Report by subscribing at BTWN. If you like what you hear and desire to hear more, you can get the VIP full-length version for only $5.95 per month on Patreon. Also, you get other freebies for additional monthly pledges.
Subscribe to us on Patreon here and support our ministry.
Stay informed. Subscribe Today.
When you subscribe, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to ensure that your newsletter doesn’t go into your spam folder.
Enter your email address below…