Thursday, April 7, 2011

Protestants and Evangelicals Embrace Doctrine of Universalism

“The majority of Protestants and evangelicals believe that good people and people of other religions can go to heaven,” according to Prophecy News Watch.

A survey of 3,000 Americans shows that “American people of faith, though devout, are very tolerant. So much so that most believers also believe that good people, despite their religious affiliation, can go to heaven.”

“Eighty-three per cent of evangelical Protestants and 90 per cent of black Protestants believe good people can go to heaven, and 54 per cent of evangelical Protestants said people of non-Christian religions can go to heaven.”

Universalism is the theological doctrine that all people will eventually be saved despite a relationship with Christ, though the Bible teaches it is the only way to salvation. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” See Acts 4:12.

“Interlocking social networks allows believers to accept tenants of other faiths,” and this is especially true of youths.

Many, once protestant churches, have all-together given up the biblical ideals of salvation and redemption as rooted in Jesus Christ, and have adopted beliefs that are favourable to all and sundry. While the Lord may save those “Gentiles” who “without the law, who do by nature the things” found in the law showing that the law is written in their hearts, it is no excuse for these Gentiles or any other person, to ignore the light of truth in favour of their preferred belief system (See Romans 2:14 – 16).

“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” Hebrews 10:26, 27. Scripture teaches that Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life:” and that “no man cometh unto the Father, but by me [Jesus].” John 14:6.


JustMeinT said...

Heaven - complete union with God, is only achievable thru salvation, and salvation is only achievable through The Blood of the Lamb. I attend a Pentacostal Church where our belief system includes what I have written above. No relationship with Jesus = no salvation. What no one really knows is what happens at the time of death, if the soul cries out Lord Save me, a sinner....... guess we won't know the answer to that until we get there.