- Defining The Issues:
- Biblical Refutation Of Universalism:
2.) The theme throughout the Bible is that sin will ultimately lead up to spiritual death if not repented of by a true conversion of heart (i.e. Genesis 2:17; Ezekiel 18:1-5; 9; 20-24; Matthew 10:28; 13:49-50; 25:31-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 8:10-18; 16:19-31; John 3:15-21; 36; Romans 1:18-32; 6:23; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 5:5-7; Galatians 5:19-21; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-10; James 4:4; Revelation 20:4-21:5; 22:14-15).
3.) Few people are doing God's will, and those who do not will not be saved (Matthew 7:21).
4.) We are saved trough the power of the gospel, IF we hold fast to its teachings (1 Corinthians 15:2). It does not matter whether you like this fact or not, but 1 Corinthians 15:2 says we are saved through the transforming power of the gospel IF we abide by its teachings. Clearly, salvation is conditional. Any "gospel message" (which includes the message of universalism) that is different from what is taught in Scripture is to automatically be rejected (Galatians 1:8-9).
- The Application Of Common Sense: