Why Everyone Will Be in Heaven
Two pastors present their controversial belief in eternal salvation for all through God's perfect grace. Long disturbed by the church's struggle between offering both love and rejection, they discover what God wants from us and for us: grace for everyone.
|Publish Date:||Feb 2010|
|Number of Pages:||242|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.42|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.0 x 0.75|
Ordained pastors with backgrounds in traditional Protestant denominations, Gulley (Home to Harmony) and Mulholland (Praying Like Jesus) are now Quaker ministers and Universalists who believe that God will in fact save every person and banish no one to the fiery furnace. For every scriptural passage promoting "an eye for an eye", they counter with as many advocating "turn the other cheek". Jesus is deemed Lord and Savior, but his blood was not spilled to expiate human sins.
As for the concept of free will-that is, each of us has to choose between accepting and rejecting God, thereby sealing our own fate-they argue that it is not up to us to choose salvation; God has already chosen to save everyone. Do the authors argue convincingly that each of us will end up in "heaven"? Yes. Will they convince all readers that there is no he'll reserved for the likes of Hitler and Saddam Hussein? Probably not. Still, even those who believe in the absolute inerrancy of the King James version of the Bible will find something here to encourage them to rethink beliefs they have held for years. Recommended for public and academic libraries.
-Mary Prokop, Savannah Country Day Sch., GA
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