To Hell with Them? Part 7

Shall all be well? Will the Goodness which is God’s own nature from which He created all things, and with which all things derive their aboriginal goodness be restored? Or shall there be some space in the vaults of eternity where evil and darkness and privation still persist? To answer this, I will lean heavily […]

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To Hell with Them? Part 6

What is eternity? What does the Bible have to say about it? Well, what might seem cut and dry to us isn’t necessarily as clear in the biblical text. I want to highlight briefly here are the key terms often translated as eternal or eternity in Scripture might not mean what we assume in our […]

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Theotokos and the Beatles

    When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me Speaking words of wisdom “Let it be” And in my hour of darkness She is standing right in front of me Speaking words of wisdom “Let it be” – Paul McCartney, The Beatles  – “Let It Be” *Note: For the […]

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How to Read the Bible from a Universalist Perspective

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
by Thomas Talbott, Ph.D. . Introduction I begin with a confession. For I must confess here at the outset that I am now utterly confident in the exegetical case for a universalist reading of the Bible as a whole, and I am also persuaded that the standard arguments against such…

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Origen and the Eschatological Creation of the Cosmos

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
by Fr John Behr, Ph.D. After using for several decades G. W. Butterworth’s translation of Origen’s On First Principles (the standard translation used in the English speaking world for the better part of a century), I became convinced that not only was a new translation needed but a new critical…

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To Hell with Them? Part 5

” – They who will give an account to him who is ready to judge the quick and the dead. Because it was for this that the good tidings were proclaimed to the dead, that though judged in the flesh according to human beings they might live in the spirit according to God.” 1 Peter […]

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To Hell with Them? Part 4

Baptism with Fire and St. Gregory of Nyssa’s On the Resurrection: “…He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Matthew 3:13) The fires of hell are a reality that cannot be dismissed in any honest reading of the New Testament. However, as I have stated throughout this series on Universal Salvation, the issue […]

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