Biblical Universalism

Fausto of The Socinian blog has generously offered a good list of Bible quotes that speak to Unitarian-Universalist concerns. One quote popular among Universalists back in the day that doesn’t happen to appear on his list is 1. Corinthians 15:22. “For as in Adam all men die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”

Fausto’s argument is that Unitarian-Universalists need to be at least acquainted with the proof-texts of their own traditions if they are to maintain an authority when debating with Biblically-oriented Christians. There probably aren’t many such Christians who are susceptible to UU exegesis, but it certainly doesn’t hurt for religious liberals to rediscover the immense resources available in the Bible.

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3 responses to “Biblical Universalism

  1. There probably aren’t many such Christians who are susceptible to UU exegesis

    Converting them would be a mite ambitious, but at least watching them pause and think can be rather satisfying.

  2. Jeff

    Are there other quotes left off Fausto’s list? They could be posted here in the comments as an appendix to his original post (or perhaps he’d welcome them at his blog instead).

  3. Either way. Goodness, Ballou’s Treatise on Atonement went to a couple hundred pages, all tightly argued from Scripture. I certainly didn’t intend it to be an exhaustive list, just a little something to remind us that we needn’t forget where we came from and what ship brought us here. Further engagement and contributions are welcome wherever they appear!

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