- Category: Good Responses to Objections Good Responses to Objections
- Published on Sunday, 31 March 2013 21:26 31 March 2013
- Written by Susan Mulford Susan Mulford
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Objection: “Universalists Say: "Everyone Will Be Saved.”
Truth to Say: The Bible says in Matt 25:41,46: “Then He shall say also unto them on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels…These shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.’
If you tell people, “You are already saved, you just don’t know it.” Then you are telling them a lie. You cannot build a doctrine on your feelings – e.g., You cannot stand the thought of a loved one being in hell and so you decide that hell is a myth? The truth is hell is real. Love is not the only attribute of God. God’s love is based not on fairness, but on justice. Being saved/born again does not happen by osmosis. It is not automatic. God has no “grandchildren.” Only if you believe in Jesus Christ and pray to receive Him as your Lord and Savior will you be saved/born again.