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The Narrow Door

Listen to what I am saying before you judge me. I really, really want to be a universalist. I think you have to have something wrong with you to desire anyone should go to hell. I hear all the arguments about Christian universalism and they sound so good and loving. They sound like what a good earthly father would do.

But then I read the Bible and . . . well . . . that causes problems with this thinking.

In my devotions this morning Jesus is quoted in Luke 13 saying many will not be able to enter the narrow door. He said some will see saints of old in the kingdom of God but others “will be thrown out.”

What do we do with that? As I see it we have three options:

1 Make the decision that we know more than God about what will happen. As a follower of Jesus I can’t twist myself in that many knots.

2 Since my salvation is assured, I can decide this is not my problem.

3 Realize its pretty important that I do everything in my power to make it hard for the people I know to escape this planet without meeting Jesus.

I think the third option is the way.

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