Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Many Born Again Christians Hold Universalist Views"

"Many Born Again Christians Hold Universalist Views"

I remember a couple years ago saying "Everyone seems to be turning into a Unitarian Universalist", even among nominal Christians, I would hear all religions lead to the same place, that happened to me even as I once witnessed to a member of the United Methodist church, and they told me that all religions led to God, so it didn't matter.

One in four born-again Christians hold universalist thoughts when it comes to salvation, according to a new Barna analysis of trend data.

Twenty-five percent of born-again Christians said all people are eventually saved or accepted by God. A similar proportion, 26 percent, said a person’s religion does not matter because all faiths teach the same lessons.

And an even higher proportion, 40 percent, of born-again Christians said they believe Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
The idea that everyone will be saved, is an attractive one to people because no one wants to think of anyone being lost to hell. Also this negates them repenting of sin. This is a way Satan really can seduce someone getting them to deny the judgement of God, and even the existence of hell itself in many cases. Some of us struggle having loved ones who have rejected the gospel, the best to do in that case is keep praying and that their eyes will be opened.

The 26% who believe that religion does not matter, and that all "faiths" teach the same lessons, well many of them have inherited that from many a false pastor and the interreligious dialogue movement as a whole. Remember this is evangelicals who were quizzed so that alone tells you how far the churches have fallen.

With Christians that believe "Allah" of Islam is the same as God of the Bible, we know that teaching has definitely been inherited from Roman Catholicism as the Popes have stressed that one over and over. [Read Nostra Aetate] and definitely that one has infused into the evangelical world. It ignores this verse as well:

1 John 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [(but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also].

Oh, one thing considering the title of the article, if someone denies hell and is a universalist in belief, it is doubtful they are truly "born again" Christian.


Anonymous said...

Amen, BB! Anon. #1

Anonymous said...

I'm a born again Christian and I hold to Christian Universalist views. If you'd like to read my testimony then you can. It's at:

Anonymous said...

No wait, lol, it's at:

Bible Believer said...

You really believe no one goes to hell?

Predestination is a heresy from Calvinism. Don't let it turn you into other heresies.

It seems to me you were affected by legalists, who falsely told you, that you were on the way to hell for every slip-up. Fornicating, and doing total evil is falling away, smoking a cigarette, doesn't mean you are on the automatic path to hell. There are Christians who have slipped and perhaps cursed and sinned, we are not perfect, repent to God at that point.

I became a UU rejecting Catholicism, out of being upset about hell, [these are not new thoughts to me]
read Romans 2 about how God will judge people. Why would God send someone to hell to suffer such horrendous torment? Even our earthly prison wardens say punishment doesn't work.

You need to see God as a Loving Father, there are many out there, who protray God as only the judge who will crack down on you. Hell is real, but God being the most just judge will only send those who deserve to be there. You must have faith in Him.

I am sorry about your brother's death. Praying for you.