L. Ray Smith claims that 2 Corinthians 5:21 saying that it's nowhere found in the Greek Scriptures. Saying something like that would contradict the prophecy of Isaiah 53, Daniel 9:26, and Leviticus 4:20. This is the spirit of Antichrist.
Here's an excerpt from his page.
“Was Christ made sin? I can tell you
emphatically, NO! But don’t we have a scripture that says that He was?
As a matter of fact we don’t...the King James version and other
versions of the scripture (2 Cor 5:21), that Christ was made sin is NOT
an accurate translation of that verse. EVEN THOUGH YOU WILL FIND THOSE
WORDS IN THE GREEK MANUSCRIPTS. How then can it not be accurate when
those are the words that are found? Because there is more understanding
needed to translating the scriptures than what does the word by itself
mean....There is no such thing as a literal word for word translation
from one language to another.”
What blasphemy and absurd his false teaching that came straight from pit of hell. L. Ray Smith is so lukewarm, so much vomit in the Lord's mouth He will spew him out.
What is that L. Ray Smith has made an anti-Semitic reply to a person who was talking asking about the Jews. Apparently, L. Ray Smith implies that the Jews are going down and say preach the gospel to the Gentiles only. How can a Universalist say that "All will be saved" if they exclude the Jews? Would they be annihilated and cease to exist? Appears so, according to his anti-semitic reply:
Jesus commissioned His disciples and apostles to go to the Gentiles. First Peter,
and then later Paul.
Wrong, Acts 1:8 tells that the preaching of the gospel must go to Judea and Samaria first and Romans 1:16 and 2:10 "First the Jew then the Gentiles". Not Gentiles only or First Peter, Later Paul.
National, racial Israel is a thing of the past as far as God is
concerned. They will NOT come back to rule the world under Christ.
Wrong again. They came back in 1948.
They are no
better (no, they are MUCH WORSE) than even the Gentiles and will be judged just as
severely. Forget about "praying for the peace of Jerusalem" as the
Christian hucksters charge their followers. THERE WILL BE NO PEACE IN JERUSALEM.
Jerusalem is going down
Apparently, The Jews aren't perfect since they rebelled against God and rejecting Christ as the Messiah. It doesn't mean they are Serpent Seed. L. Ray Smith is an anti-semitic just like Gary Amirault. The Jews will be saved, . There will be peace in Jerusalem except there will be a false peace. Jerusalem wasn't completely destroyed in 70 AD, it was still standing and was occupied by the Arabs, including the Temple Mount. Saying that God will severely torture or annihilate the Jews would make Him a Nazi-style psychopath like Hitler. God has temporarily put away and punished The Jews long enough, He will bring them back and He will save them as well as He will save all men who would believe in Him.
We're not perfect (especially the Jews) because we all sinned and rebelled against God. L. Ray Smith claims he repented but he's still backsliding and keeps on falling away. We all do fall away and try to repent. But it's hard to do that without the blood of Jesus.
L. ray smith like other universalists have rejected the essential of the Johannine Comma (1 John 5:7) and it is nowhere found in the Greek manuscripts. Little do they know is that the Roman Empire spoke Latin as well as Greek. The Apostle John's Letters to Rome was in Latin Parts of and the rest of 1 John 5:7 was omitted in other versions.
Universalism is not based on Believing in Christ or the fear of Eternal Separation but based on the mockery of His Word and the lies of Satan. Universalists don't even take it metaphorically especially the Greek word "Helkuo" is metaphoric Greek meaning "Lead".
"Ye shall not surely die" as in "God wouldn't torture his own creation"
The Fear of Eternal Separation is the fear of God. Universalism is not.