Gary Amirault Gets the Lukewarm Award for his dangerous teaching of Ultimate Reconciliation.
Not only he's a staunch defender of that doctrine, he has refused to respond to my debate on it especially the Greek word "aion" and applying it to the spiritual realm, God, and His attributes.
Ultimate Reconcilation is the wide road to destruction.
On Preacher Amirault's video Ninety-Nine Is Not Enough, he has twisted the meaning of the parable of the lost sheep. In my perspective, the 1 lost of the 100 sheep had a mind of its own. The Parable of the lost coin, should be interpreted correctly. The Woman (the church) finds the lost coin (The Word). The Prodigal Son, the two sons, one worked hard for the father, the other wanted to live the big life. The father lets the prodigal son do what he wished for, in the end he will become empty and return back to the father to and beg him to be his servant, but the father loved him and rejoiced. The Prodigal Son is not the example that God will irresistibly force all mankind unto Himself, but they had the freedom to choose.
God is not a respecter of persons, which is He doesn't respect people sinning. He is not a weak-minded God who will not judge anyone and let the unrepentant sinner go free.
Like the father who really loves his son even if he give lets him do what he wished for, God loves us and allow us to do and choose whatever we wish, but God's desire is He wants all mankind to be saved by repentance, not forcing us to come to Him whether by natural disasters, illness, or any catastrophe. Surely a loving god like Himself wouldn't brutally beat up His own creation just to literally drag (GK: helkuo) all mankind and make them live in Heaven with Him. God is not lonely nor has the desire for not being lonely. But Universalists like Gary Amirault insist that God will brutally beat up all mankind with just a major global catastrophe. A twisted teaching like that would make God a psychopath
The Greek word helkuo is metaphoric not literal meaning God wants to lead all men to salvation. But it is clear that Jesus said in the gospel of Matthew and Mark that only a few will be saved, that's why the road is too narrow for God to drag all mankind to salvation, even those who backslide.
Universalists implies that we are all made or born of the original sin (Total Depravity) and we all need God's temporal chastening or spanking. This is the same damnable teaching that the Calvinists, Lutherans, Wesleyans, Roman catholic, Episcopal, Presbyterians, and Evangelical churches but most of them don't believe in God's temporal spanking and neither do I. Universalism teaches that God doesn't judge His own creation applying the verse "Judge not lest ye be judged" unto Himself, which would make God contradicting Himself and his own words in the Old and New Testament.
Every Ultimate Reconciliation teachers and their followers will not be saved at the Great White Throne Judgment and they will hear His Words, "I never knew you, Depart from me you who practice lawlessness." (Matthew 7:23)
Universalism practices lawlessness and removes God's laws from their teaching. Without God's laws, society will become like hell on earth. As much as I don't like the death penalty, but with Universalism opposing the death penalty will make murderers, rapists, and terrorists go free about and kill everybody in our society. I support the death penalty unless a murderer or rapist repents. Universalism removes the need of repentence, making salvation automatic to unrepentant sinners.
The bible teaches that salvation is a free gift to those who only will repent and turn away from their sins. Salvation is not automatic.
Now I've been waiting too long for his response, he has no proof to respond to my video about his heretical and unscriptural teaching. Mr. Gary Amirault had attracted millions right down the wide road to Destruction. He did it the first time on PAX TV (now ION), and now I am giving everything I got to expose this heretic. The Council of Nicea rejected Universalism and declared it as heresy.
So there you have it. And one more thing, Universalists teaches that sin is finite. If it's true, then maybe they could agree that a felony is finite and a felon goes free from his criminal record. Saying something like that contradicts the law of the land and God's laws. If a felony permanent, then sin is permanent unless the sinner repents.
I am watching your comments to see if you say that sin is finite. Remember, I will say "If sin is finite, is a felony finite? If so, a felon would go free commit more felony crimes and get away with it without the government, authorities, or the victim complaining." A felony cannot be finite, it is permanent and will cost a person from finding a job. Same thing will happen to the sinner who commits an infinite sin.
Jesus will come back at any moment and if you believe in Ultimate Reconciliation, you will be Left Behind once He calls His Church home, and believe me, only a few will be taken home to Heaven.
Even those who think that God will not spare those who repented but instead brutally beat up His own creation and force them to do His will, implying that we're God's robots, we're defective and we need to corrected by God's brutal beating, or the Universalist world, brutal chastening, every time we commit a sin.
Final note: We are not God's robots, even if we repented we do not need to be physically corrected, He lets us do whatever we wish like the Prodigal Son. God again is not a psychopath, He will not brutally beat up His own creation and force them to do His will. His grace is resistible and He gives us the freedom to choose (Joshua 23). The Apostle James said that God's grace is not binding to all men.
And just because God lets all men to do whatever they wish doesn't mean He will let them into Heaven. The teaching of Hell is biblical, the domain of Hell is spiritual and timeless as Heaven. The torment, pain, suffering in Hell doesn't end, and the fire according to Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew is unquenchable and doesn't burn out.
So be ready and hold fast, and do not backslide and fall away. Remain faithful until He comes.
The next article I will try to clear some issue with biblical verses that the Universalists try to defeat biblical Christianity including some Christian apologists such as Clement and Origen.