Confessing a Hopeful Universalism

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A Christian must be a HOPEFUL Universalist, but nothing more or less. As people redeemed by the Blood of Christ and set free from death and sin, we must hold the hope that all men will embrace said freedom too. How can freed hearts hope for and want for someone to spend eternity at odds with their Creator, having no communion with Christ? Universalist teaching is heresy, so says the Church. We don’t believe it. Men have free will and have the choice to accept the gift of salvation. Some undoubtedly will reject it. But hope…

For more on this, see Father Al over at Eclectic Orthodox and his list of sources on universalism.

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