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AN ABSTRACT OF BIBLE COSMOLOGY:


Providing an Exhaustive Scriptural Refutation of

the Spirit-Doctrine of Christian Universalism

 

A presentation of FirstLoveMinistry.org

  

PREVIEW

Throughout church history, but especially since the birth of the 1948 Latter Rain prophetic movement, the ancient spirit and doctrine of Christian Universalism has broken forth in a fresh aggressive makeover, gaining new inroads within the body of Christ at large, paralleling the ascent of the more recent prophetic movements. Topical treatments in the form of superficial scriptural discussion  prove fruitless in responding to this doctrine.
   
This work, the result of 14 years of prayerful and reflective Bible research,  dives down to confront Christian Universalism at the cellular level of scripture, providing an anatomical study of the scripture concepts that drive the entire spiritual cosmology of the Bible from end to end. It is only in the light of such thorough research that the seductively deceptive reasoning behind Universalist belief and teaching can be tested so as to become plainly unveiled for its real nature.

In course of this organic scripture-wide examination, new light shines on the foundational concepts that serve as the  doctrinal building blocks of our Christian faith at the cosmological level, beginning with the relationship of the three universal domains (heaven, earth, and netherworld), proceeding to the Bible's exhaustive treatment of universal enmity due to sin, and only from there to arrive at the Bible's completely defined meaning of salvation and reconciliation relative to the universal domains in view of that enmity.

This abstract comprises some 280 points of detailed discussion founded in scripture. For those who either do not have the time to dive into such expansive study or who just want to first take a "test drive" of the most critical points to see if the deeper study is worth their exploring, we recommend to first read the Introduction followed immediately by PART 11 which provides a summation of the core issues found in the preceding 10 parts without the scripture references.

For those who wish to dedicatedly study this work in hard copy, a .pdf version is available on request. For those requesting the .pdf who have been particularly blessed and enabled of the Lord, please consider this invitation to make a stewardship investment of any amount into this ongoing labor of love to the body of Christ.    

We commend this study to the serious disciple and student of the Word, especially to those whose more limited knowledge of the Christian doctrine of salvation has left them in doubt regarding the real spirit driving Universalist teaching.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

A Synopsis of the Christian Universalist Controversy        

Form of this Abstract

A Note on Translating Words of Duration

Conclusion: "What's At Stake?"

 

PART 1 - FOUNDATIONS OF TRUE DOCTRINAL BELIEF


§ The Common Faith

 

PART 2 -  COSMOLOGY OF ENMITY AND JUDGMENT


§ Cosmological Domains and Divided Destiny

§ Cosmological Enmity: Holiness vs. Sin, Death & Judgment

§ Cosmological Destiny and Divine Judicial Decree

§ Divine Judicial Decree and the Universal Enmity Continuum

§ Decreed Vanquishment Is Enmity

§ The Meaning of Death as a Vanquished Enemy

§ Jesus on the Universal Enmity Continuum

§ The Universal Bar of Adjudication

§ The Terminal Endpoint of Cosmological Conflict


PART  3 - SALVATION: DEFINITION, DIMENSIONS & TERRESTRIAL COVENANTAL DELIMITION 


§ Salvation Defined by Relation to the Universal Bar of Adjudication

§ Salvation Defined Preventatively of the Universal Bar of Adjudication

§ Salvation Established Only by Sovereign Unilateral Covenant

§ Salvation Exposited: Provisional vs. Effectual Covenantal Salvation

§ Salvation Exposited: The Grace/Gift of Living Promise-Power Righteousness vs. Terrestrial Force Sin 

§ Salvation Contexted by the Terminal Enmity Continuum: Testimony of Peter and Jude

§ Salvation Delimited by Temporal Opportunity and Terminal Limits on the Means of Grace

§ Salvation Adjudicated Only Upon Terrestrial Life Action

-        All Faith for Salvation and Its Related Obedience Is Exercised Terrestrially

-        All Faith for Salvation Is Ministered Terrestrially

-        All Mercy for Salvation is only upon the Terrestrially Living

-        All Expectation for Bodily Salvation through the Revelation of Christ is Terrestrial

-        The Terrestrial Delimitation of Hope

-        All Salvation is Ministered in Terms of Terrestrially Mirrored Qualities of Sustenance

§ The Disciplinary Role of Death inside Terrestrial Conditions of Soul Salvation

§ The Parameters of Resurrection Life

 

 PART 4 - BLOOD FOR BLOOD: THE TERRESTRIALITY OF BLOOD ATONEMENT          

         

 § The Role of Blood Atonement in Salvation’s Terrestrial Adjudication

  § Book of Hebrews: Exacting Terrestrial Specifications of the Atonement



 PART 5 - SELECT EXCLUSIVE SINGULARITY OF THE SEED OF CHRIST 

§ Two Mutually Exclusive Opposed Seeds

§ The Select, Exclusively Defined Seed of the Father

§ Salvation Belongs Only to a Delimited Believing and Intra-Loving Sheepfold

§ Salvation Belongs Only to a Delimited Sainthood

§ Salvation is Identified Only within a Restricted Kingdom

§ Salvation and the Consummation of the Ages


 PART 6 - TIME THROUGHOUT THE COSMOLOGICAL DOMAINS


                                            § The Time Factor


 PART 7 - EXPRESS ANTI-RECONCILIATORY EXPECTATIONS, DIVINE ATTITUDES AND TERMINAL RESOLVES

    

§ Anti-Reconciliatory Expectations of Terminal Enmity

§ Divine Terminal Regret

§ Anti-Reconciliatory Heart Hardening

§ Anti-Reconciliatory Expressions of Terminated Existence

§ The Irretrievably Forfeited Salvation of Apostates

§ The Existential Termination of the Wicked

§ The Book of Life and the Divine Terminal Forgetfulness of the Wicked 

§ The Anti-Reconciliatory Position of Divine Love

 

 PART 8 - THE SPECTRUM OF DIVINE FIRE: REDEMPTIVE DISCIPLINE TO TERMINAL WRATH

        

§ The Dynamics of Fire as Redemptive Refining and Non-Redemptive Burning

§ Restorative Discipline vs. Terminal Punishment / Condemnation

§ The Anti-Reconciliatory Terminality of Divine Wrath

§ The Exceptional Disciplinary Agency of Wrath on a Terrestrial Covenantal People

§ Parabolic Resurrection of the Disobedient Under Covenant

  § The Delimited Universe of God’s Lovingkindness


 PART 9 - EXCEPTION AND ENMITY IN THE AGE OF RESTORATION


§ Remnant Based Restoration

§ The Nature of Restoration Age Lordship and Worship

§ The Restorations of Egypt and “Sodom”


PART 10 - PROFILES OF NETHERWORLD DESTINY         


§ The Spiritual Law of Negative Destiny Progression

§ Fittedness of Destiny

§ The Keys of Death and Hell

§ The Place of Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth

§ Consummation by Serpents / Worms

§ A Profile of Hell (a.k.a. Sheol, the Pit, the Abyss)

§ A Profile of the Lake of Fire (a.k.a. Gehenna)



PART 11 - A SUMMARY OF THE CORE ARGUMENTS



APPENDIX A - New Testament Testimony to Unreconciled Enmity, Judgment, Terminality of Existence
and Salvation’s Separational Selectivity and Proving for Durability


Exemplified by Jesus

Exemplified by the Apostles

Exemplified in the Epistles

Exemplified in the Book of Revelation



APPENDIX B - Interpretive Errors of Christian Universalism


APPENDIX C  - Paul's Understanding of the Salvation of “All” Men

 

APPENDIX D - “Show Me the Specs:” Sample Questions for Christian Universalists


APPENDIX E - New Testament Abstract of Salvation


§ Salvation Redux

§ Summarizing the Meaning of Salvation



APPENDIX F - The Four Universal Elements of Salvation: Salvation Before Abraham and for Those Who “Never Heard”


APPENDIX G - A Compendium of All New Testament Scriptures Referencing Spiritual Salvation
(with selective commentary)




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