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Universalism in the World has Permeated the Church
by Sandy Simpson
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The current fad of interfaith solidarity and unity is simply a thin guise of inclusivism, Universalism and pluralism.
Universalism is defined by Dictionary.com as: The doctrine that emphasizes the universal fatherhood of God and the final salvation of all souls. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/universalism) Universalism is a religion and theology that generally holds all persons and creatures are related to God or the divine and will be reconciled to God. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universalism)
Pluralism is defined as: The doctrine that reality is composed of many ultimate substances. … The belief that no single explanatory system or view of reality can account for all the phenomena of life. (American Heritage Dictionary, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pluralism)
Inclusivism is: "Inclusivism posits that even though the work of Christ is the only means of salvation, it does not follow that explicit knowledge of Christ is necessary in order for one to be saved. In contrast to pluralism, inclusivism agrees with exclusivism in affirming the particularity of salvation in Jesus Christ. But unlike exclusivism, inclusivism holds that an implicit faith response to general revelation can be salvific. God expects from man a response proportional to the light given. Saving faith is not characterized so much by its cognitive content as it is by its reverent quality." (Ken Keathley, None Dare Call It Treason: Is an Inclusivist a Paul Revere or a Benedict Arnold? (Ken Keathley, Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, http://baptistcenter.com/Journal%20Articles/Spr%202004/08%20Corporate%20Inclucivism.pdf)
We deal with these old heresies brought forward to modernity, these ideas that all men have have a relationship with God that will cause them to be able to avoid judgement in our book on the teachings of the World Gathering on Indigenous People movement called “Idolatry In Their Hearts”. The idea that all men who worship a “god” are worshipping the true God, YHWH, has bubbled up to the very top of our societies and religions, and even Christendom, and should sound a warning alarm to true Biblical Christianity. Instead, as usual in our day, most Christians are asleep at the wheel while Universalists claim that you can pray to a “god” like Allah and be praying to the true Trinue God, YHWH. I also dealt with the fact that Allah is not YHWH, both in our book and in the article “Is Allah The Same As YHWH?”.
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