Christian theologians use the word “universalism” to refer to the teaching that all people are saved by Jesus’ works whether they are Christians or not.
Christian Universalism is focused around the idea of universal reconciliation, also known as universal salvation — the doctrine that every human soul will ultimately be reconciled to God because of divine love and mercy. (Universalism.)
In a more general sense, universalism is the “philosophical concept that some ideas have universal application or applicability.” (Ibid.) It’s this second sense of the word that people who claim to read the Bible literally can find themselves falling into using without thinking through its validity.
The Universal Utility of Scripture
All of the Bible has a purpose, and that purpose is good.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped…
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