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Return of the Christ
Does Jesus come again in wrath to separate the Sheep
from the Goats--to cause an eternal separation from the righteous
and the unrighteous?
There are two "voices" for "The
Lord" in the Hebrew Bible. Can you tell which is the voice
of the true God?
Then Shall We Live?
It is only when we know of God's true nature that
we may know how to really live!
By William Barclay
Many Christians are discouraged by the popular
church doctrines of "Hell" and eternal loss. However,
the early Church believed that every soul will be saved and redeemed
by God--expressed in the ancient church doctrine of Universalism--and
which was believed in the first 500 years of the Church...a more
hopeful "gospel" indeed, over that which is preached today...
Grace Is True--Why God Will Save Every Person
Two Quaker Pastors Share
Their Hope. Excerpt From Chapter Three
Tournier on Universalism
The Author's Master's Thesis
Unselfishness of God
Hannah Whitall Smith, author of the best-seller,
The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life", shares her hope
of universal salvation...
with the Doctrine of Redemption
A retired Episcopalian
priest addresses what he claims are the logical and scientific problems
with the Christian
doctrine of Redemption
We Hardly Love God
Do you have a high "threat
level" regarding God? There are valid reasons why this may
Passion of the Christ
Jesus die to launch a cosmic guilt trip on humanity? Cannot God
sin apart from a blood sacrifice? Some alternative views of the
"cross" from writers George MacDonald, Thomas Cahill and
Voice of the Good Shepherd
There are two "voices"
for God heard throughout the Bible.
Can you discern
God Kill People?
Judy Allen relates her thoughts on the divine
purpose of "death" and "evil"
Grace: The Radical Option
"Falling from grace" is not possible.
Dr. J. Harold Ellens tells why...
"Judgment" is not a verdict or sentence...it's a process!
Time to Die
Animals seem to understand intuitively when it
is their time to die. A simple story about about a dog who paid
his final "goodbyes"...
C. S. Lewis observed, "The opposite of love
is not hate, it is power"...
Are humans fully responsible for wrong choices?
Or could God be culpable too?
Origin and History of the Doctrine of Endless Punishment
Written in 1855 by Thomas Thayer
A Presbyterian minister looks at "Hell"
in the light of God's character
of the Church in its First 500 Years
Before Augustine started
talking about unbaptized babies burning forever in
"hell"...a greater hope was held by other parts of the
J.W. Hanson, 1899
The story of John Murray is a journey through
the severest Calvinism and on to a more hopeful gospelů.
Does "power" ever win the
heart of anybody?
How spiritual people of all religious traditions
may pray this famous prayer.
How "engaged" are you?
Gospel According to St Paul
An early Christian Universalist, St. Paul wrote
much of his hopeful vision of how God will make everything beautiful
in its time...
New Pair of Glasses
How is it that a single text can produce widely
Letter to Ropar
Does the true "Kingdom of God" come
from outside intervention? Or is it a "Reign of the Heart"?
Must we submit to "power"? Or could
there be something else worthy of our "submission"?
Two neighbors, a white American and a Saudi American
come together during the Twin Towers tragedy...
Nature of God
Litmus Test For All Religious Doctrine
We get sick in isolation and we get well in community...
All religious traditions enjoy a healthy tension
between its clergy and its musicians... The
spurious Acts 29 is one such account...
Model For Ideal Community
Are you in a cult? What are the signs of a cult?
Read the Twelve Steps for recovering fundamentalists, with helpful