The Heresy of Universal Reconciliation … J. D. Longstreet

Posted: May 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Heresy of Universal ReconciliationOmega
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

**************

You probably already know what universal reconciliation is, but have never heard it’s proper nomenclature.

Allow me to define universal reconciliation.  Simply put,  it is — “every soul eventually winds up in heaven.”    That’s the definition.  It is also a lie, but it is the current lie some modern religionists are promulgating these days.

Oh, it’s not new.  This “feel good work around” to actually having to face the fact of eternal punishment for one’s sins has been around since before the American Revolution.

“It’s a heresy that goes back all the way to the third century of the Church. It came to America in 1740 and was propagated among the churches of New England, where it found fertile ground and has been never totally eradicated.”  SOURCE:  http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2013/April26/263.html

Universalism, as universal reconciliation is sometimes called, was brought to the American colonies by the English-born physician George de Benneville.  (Just so you know.)

Here of late, some of America’s more, uh, “modern” denominations have accepted this heresy as truth. See, it FEELS good.  and after all, isn’t religion supposed to make us feel good?

Actually, the answer is no — not exactly.  Religion should not make us feel good.  In my opinion, religion should comforted the afflicted and afflict the comfortable to be effective.  That’s my opinion, of course. 

” … no traditional Christian doctrine has been so widely abandoned as that of eternal punishment.”  SOURCE:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_reconciliation

I bring the subject up today because in nearly every TV drama and Hollywood movie we see some reference to universal reconciliation.  No matter how bad the bad guy — or the GOOD guy — was, inevitably his final destination, we are assured, is (you’ve got it!) Heaven.  

You’d think red flags would go up the instant the promotion of some supposed article of faith comes from the political left.  But — it is reinforced from the pulpits of some of the most prestigious religious denominations in America.

They are both wrong.  

OK.  So, I’m an old fuddy-duddy, an old moss-back, who won’t “get with the program.”  I’ll admit to that.  I’ll even tell you I didn’t “get with the program” when I was a child OR a young man.  It ain’t in my nature.

I’m not into moral relativism and that, so far as I am concerned, is the root of universal reconciliation.  Moral relativism is the belief that there is no black and white.  No absolutely right and no absolutely wrong.  Everything is relative. Everything is in a state of “gray.”

Moral relativism should be filed under “Bovine Scatology.”

Allow me to inquire:  What was the purpose of Christ’s visit to earth, his death, burial, and resurrection, if all human souls will eventually get to heaven anyway?  Makes absolutely no sense to this ole country boy.

Something else troubles me about universal reconciliation:  What is the point in living a good, decent, law-abiding life?  Why not live like the devil — raise hell, and be a “Good-time Charlie” for your life span on this earth IF- you’re are going to heaven anyway.

Where’s the incentive for good morals?

Here’s the thing, as I see it.  I believe not in the basic “goodness” of man but the basic “evil” of mankind.  In my view, man is a creation of God that went rogue.

We are a sorry lot, we humans.  We rebelled against our Creator  — and you don’t get much lower than that.   We burned our bridges to God and He set us loose with the burden of free will.  We were shown to the gates of the Garden of Eden and tossed out on our derrieres and forbidden to ever return.

From that point things went from bad to worse for man.  It became so bad, that God repented that he had ever made man in the first place. He sent a global flood and wiped all humans from the earth — save for a single eight person family.

It was time to start over.

And WE screwed it up again, and again, and again.

So the Creator offered us a way to clean the slate, begin again, and reconnect with our Creator, our God — now and forever.  That was through the sacrifice of his on Son Jesus, the Christ.

The down side? As always, and in all things, there are those who just refuse to (as I said earlier) get with the program.  Humans like to play the odds, to hedge their bets, etc..  It is a form of thinking and behavior that is born of arrogance.  (Man is nothing if he is not arrogant.)

The scriptures make it extraordinarily plain that God created TWO places of eternal residence for human souls after life on this earth. The good news is — we get to choose where we will spend eternity — in Heaven or in Hell.

See, I know Hell exists as surely as I know evil exists.  We saw evil at work just a few days ago in Boston, at the school in Connecticut, and numerous other places where Satanic inspired deeds bring pain, death, destruction, horror, and terror to our world.

I ask you — what’s the purpose of a place of punishment IF no one is to be punished?

Then there is the prospect of living for eternity in a heaven along side Hitler, Stalin, John Dillinger, Osama bin Laden, and, well,  the list of evil-doers just goes on and on.

I must tell you, I have serious reservations about coexisting with the aforementioned crowd of evil doers in the same city, behind those Pearly Gates — golden streets, or not!

No.  I am not buying universal reconciliation, at all. I believe it is a lie ranking right up there with the lie that “there is no Devil”Satan’s greatest trick! 

Old Nick must be truly proud of the universal reconciliation crowd.

© J. D. Longstreet

********************

VISIT J. D. Longstreet’s “INSIGHT on Freedom” Face Book Page!!:   (Just click on the link for more conservative commentary by J. D. Longstreet and other popular conservative writers!)

*********************

<a href=”http://www.hypersmash.com”>Hypersmash.com</a>

<a href=”http://www.pingblognow.com”>Ping Blog</a>

<a href=”http://pingates.com”>Pingates</a&gt;

Advertisements
Comments
  1. Dear J.D. Longstreet,

    I wrote to you sometime ago, but I never heard anything from you. I’m sure you get a lot of emails and probably a lot of “crackpots” as well.

    After reading your daily commentaries for many months, I see a man, like myself, who is a throwback into another age – when America, especially in the South, had a moral compass. Anything, for the most part, that I would say to you would only be preaching to the choir. Yet, I do want to open another door for you into the study of God’s Word.

    Long ago, I came to understand that believing in God is very important, but I have come to understand something even more important and that is BELIEVING GOD. In today’s commentary, you have addressed some things that make me think you are of the persuasion that God’s Word should be adhered, and not just given lip-service. This brings a Scripture to mind that would be good to bring forth in this discussion: (Matt 15:8-9) “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'” Universal reconciliation is a watering down of God’s Word, and the plot is led by the chief liar of the universe. His plot began at the foundations of his reign 6,000 years ago. Since the establishment of the Church the apostasies have flourished.

    I send your commentaries around the world to places like Australia, New Zealand, Germany, England, Japan, India, Canada and of course across the United States.

    I would like to share with you a website that I do feel you have been prepared by God to receive. I do not mean this comment in any sanctimonious way.

    The website is: http://www.zionministry.com

    My email address: boss302v@localnet.com

    Sincerely,
    Virgil C. Gray (an old Scotsman)

  2. Dear Mr. Longstreet,

    My name is Virgil Gray, another old Southerner, and I have written once before. I read your commentaries each time you post them, and, as I said before to you, I send them around the world to a people who are members of a group called Zion Ministry.

    Today, I could not help but respond to you in this crucial hour in which we live. You are so right about the world hating Jews, but at the same time the world hates God also. Oh yes, some have a form of godliness, but it is for the most part only lip-service. They refuse to BELIEVE and then OBEY God. They all want to do it with their different forms of the way they look at it.

    My own family is no different than the rest of the world; full of opinions in the way they perceive things to be. Jesus said it best: (Matt 15:6-9) 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: 8 “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'”

    By the way, I surely did enjoy the “Southern Knights” commentary and so did our people. Once again I wanted to share with you our web-site and invite you to go there and peruse and read. We are drawn to what you write, because you recognize there is something terribly wrong in our world, and you are not afraid to call things what they are.

    Today’s commentary “Much Of The World Still Hates Jews” should be an eye-opener for any thinking person, but, since 2008, America has shown they no longer think!

    I encourage you to go to the web-site: http://www.zionministry.com/

    Sincerely,
    Virgil C. Gray

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s