It is written:PaganC wrote:...Sounds to me as if you're limiting God's power and what He can do through His atonement in Christ Jesus. In fact, it sounds to me as if you're leaning unto your own understanding -as if, the atonement failed and salvation relies on works of man being tested -as if your loyalty should account as worthy. Indeed, God does uncover the true nature of what lies inside a man's heart. Have you not read that it is not by you -but by His will that you are redeemed?
Why then do you limit God?
Proverbs 17:15, "He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD." NIV
Universalism seeks to justify whom? But what does YHWH say?
Next, the Lord does what?
Proverbs 17:3, "The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart." NIV
Jer 17:10, "I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings." NKJV
Isa 3:10,11 "Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, For they shall eat the fruit of their doings. 11 Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, For the reward of his hands shall be given him." NKJV
Woe to the wicked, it will be ill with him...
Eccl 3:15, 16, 17,18, "....also said to myself, "As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals" NIV
Mat 25:41, 46, "And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
No matter how hard Universalist try to change the meaning of Luke 16:19-31 they cannot erase this truth for to do so erases the truth Jesus spoke...
Luke 16:26, "And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us."
Sorry, the bible does not support the doctrine of Universalism at all. Nether did Jesus
Why do you demand God to conform to a view he opposes?