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Influential Passages in Support of Universal Salvation

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A Few Scriptures Related to Universalism.

 Salvation of All

    "For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all"
     (Romans 11:32).

    "[God] Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth"
     (1 Timothy 2:4).

    "We trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe"
     (1 Timothy 4:10).

 Justification of All

    "Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation;
     even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came
     upon all men unto justification of life"
       (Romans 5:18).

Reconciliation of All

    "And, having made peace through the blood of his cross,
     by him to reconcile all things unto himself;
     by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven" (Colossians 1:20).

The Restoring to Life of All

    "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive" (1 Corinthians 15:22).


Historic Confessions of Universalist Faith

The Winchester Profession of Faith

We believe, that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments contain a revelation
of the character of God, and of the duty, interest, and final destination of mankind.

We believe there is one God, whose nature is love; revealed in one Lord Jesus Christ,
by one Holy Spirit of grace, who will finally restore the whole family of mankind
to holiness and happiness.

We believe, that holiness and true happiness are inseparably connected;
and that believers ought to maintain order, and practice good works,
for these things are good and profitable unto men.

The Five Principles of Faith

1. The Universal Fatherhood of God

2. The spiritual authority and leadership of His Son Jesus Christ

3. The trustworthiness of the Bible as containing a revelation from God

4. The certainty of just retribution for sin

5. The final harmony of all souls with God

An Affirmation of Faith

"I believe in God, the Father Almighty and Universal; and in Jesus Christ his Son,
the true teacher, example, and Savior of the world.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the quickener and comforter of men.

I believe in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as a revelation of righteousness,
truth and love.

I believe in the Holy Church Universal;
    in the communion of saints;
    in the certainty of punishment for transgression;
    in the forgiveness of sins;
    in the life immortal;
    in the final triumph of goodness and mercy;
    and in the union and harmony, at last, of all souls with God."

Universalism: The Majority Belief of the Early Church  

"In the first five or six centuries of Christianity there were six theological schools,
of which four (Alexandria, Antioch, Caesarea, and Edessa, or Nisibis) were Universalist,
one (Ephesus) accepted conditional immortality; one (Carthage or Rome)
taught endless punishment of the wicked. Other theological schools are mentioned as
founded by Universalists, but their actual doctrine on this subject is not known."

"The Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge"
by Schaff-Herzog, 1908, volume 12, page 96

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