Monthly Archives: February 2015

Thomas Talbott: The Inescapable Love of God (part 7)

Can Almighty God effect the universal reconciliation of human beings, while respecting their libertarian freedom and autonomy? This question brings us to the heart of Thomas Talbott’s proposal and will occupy the final articles in our review of The Inescapable … Continue reading

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Alasdair MacIntyre on “Catholic Instead of What?”

Whether we are Roman Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant, Alasdair MacIntyre has much to teach us.

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Thomas Talbott: The Inescapable Love of God (part 6)

God does not coerce! Without question, this is the most popular, and perhaps most powerful, objection raised against the universalist hope, at least in those circles where the retributive construal of damnation does not hold sway. God has given human … Continue reading

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Thomas Talbott: The Inescapable Love of God (part 5)

2 Thessalonians 1:9 This is the verse most frequently invoked to disprove the thesis that the Apostle Paul believed that God will ultimately restore all human beings to himself in love and faith. Before preceding any further, I’d like to … Continue reading

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“We know how well-versed the devil is in Scripture”

We must not expect baptism to free us from the temptations of our persecutor. The body that concealed him made even the Word of God a target for the enemy; his assumption of a visible form made even the invisible … Continue reading

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Thomas Talbott: The Inescapable Love of God (part 4)

But what about hell? This is the question we all want answered. Did not Jesus and his Apostles explicitly warn us of the dire consequences of disbelief and impenitence? Did they not plainly teach that those who reject the divine … Continue reading

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Thomas Talbott: The Inescapable Love of God (part 3)

The universalist confessor faces what appears to be an insurmountable challenge—reconciling his convictions with the plain and obvious testimony of the Holy Scriptures. Traditional Christians have long believed in the real possibility of everlasting damnation because this is, so they … Continue reading

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