Responding to EVERY verse cited by infernalists and annihilationists

Yet Another Christian Universalist

For to this end we toil and struggle, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. These are the things you must insist on and teach.

1 Timothy 4:10-11

[Last updated: 19 May 2022]

My article Why universalism? (Short introduction) makes the case for universal salvation by a combination of Scripture and philosophical arguments. However, there are some people who think philosophy to be a fool’s errand and only care what Scripture says. So, this post will be entirely focused on Scripture, which may serve as a better essay on the topic for evangelical Christians and others. Please read the whole thing, even if you disagree with an assertion here or there, because I hope you will see a coherent view of the entirety of Scripture with all of the following kept in mind.

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Quick responses to Bible verses used to support homophobia and transphobia

Well worth a read.

Yet Another Christian Universalist

[Last updated: 22 September 2022]

I have not felt any need to do a lengthy breakdown of conservative interpretations of Scripture passages about sexuality and gender, because The Reformation Project’s articles The Biblical Case for LGBTQ Inclusion and The Need for Reform are already better than whatever I would have written. This post will be merely very brief responses one could use against those who will not spend the minutes necessary to peruse TRP’s articles.

Preliminary note

Homosexuality as we understand it today (loving, socially-equal relationships between consenting adults) is much different from how it was viewed in the 1st century AD. The expression of homosexuality that most people were acquainted with was the ancient Roman practice of pederasty; meaning men, often while married to a woman, violating younger males: “Homosexual behaviors at Rome were acceptable only within an inherently unequal relationship; male Roman citizens retained their masculinity as long…

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The World’s Leaders: A List – I

The continuation of my nerdy political series! Previous parts: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H. ICELAND Iceland's current state leaders are President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (born 1968), who assumed office on 1 August 2016; and Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir (born 1976), who assumed office on 30 November 2017. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson Katrín … Continue reading The World’s Leaders: A List – I

Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 20

The mention of my late father brought back memories.

J-M's History Corner

G’day, and welcome to another installment of the Restored English Translation (RET) of the Bible, which I am working on.  Today, I present Beresheet (Genesis) chapter 20.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them afterwards.  At the very end is a list of where the Aleph Tavs occur, as they are no longer included in the main text.

(P.S. Please pray for my dad, Merv, who recently had a stroke and is very sick.)

CHAPTER 20

1 And Avraham journeyed from there toward the country of the Negev, and lived between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 2 And Avraham said of his wife Sarai, “She is my sister.” And Avimelek, King of Gerar, sent and tookSarah. 3 But ELOHIM came to Avimelek in a dream by night and said to him, “Behold, you are about to die for the…

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