“Is Universalism a Christian denomination, or is it something more, a truly universal religion? This issue is the most vital Universalism has ever faced, striking at the very base of its religious foundation, for Christianity and this larger Universalism are irreconcilable. A momentous decision must be made, and soon! Unless Universalism stands for something distinctive and affirmative, it falls in indistinguishable, negative nothing–neither loved nor hated, just ignored!”
–Rev. Brainard F. Gibbons, “New Wine and Old Bottles,” The Christian Leader CXXXI (November 1949).