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View Poll Results: Do you believe in UR, ET, annihilation
UR - Universal Reconciliation 24 57.14%
ET - Eternal Torment 7 16.67%
Annihilation 4 9.52%
other (please explain by post) 7 16.67%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-09-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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Not intended as a debate thread --- but if any want to debate here feel free
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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In Hebrews 12: 2.....The writer of these Scriptures says ....``Looking to Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith. who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right side of the throne of God``........ So all the Scriptures Jesus said literally and spiritually about the subject of His judgment is what I will believe ......
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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Since it is good and acceptable to the Lord that he wills all men to be saved, then I will also believe that which is good and acceptable to the Lord. I do not think believing what the Lord says is good and acceptable is something a person can go wrong about.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:40 PM
 
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Since it is good and acceptable to the Lord that he wills all men to be saved, then I will also believe that which is good and acceptable to the Lord. I do not think believing what the Lord says is good and acceptable is something a person can go wrong about.
Ya... That's how I view it.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:08 PM
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I believe the Bible-God's Holy Word! John 3 is a good place to start.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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I definitely don't believe in ET.

I am inclined to believe in UR (it's supported by scripture and the fact that God is light and love and there is no darkness in Him)

Some days, however, I think annihilation might be a possibility for people who seem to lack a soul, but I've reached the point to where I don't feel I have to know. The main thing I had to see was that God was incapable of torturing any beings forever - that was just a doctrine I could not accept.

I distinctly recall once while meditating on these things a voice inside me said , "Nothing that is good will pass away or be lost". I believe that. As for that which is not good, I am happy to see it disappear forever.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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Which brings absolute and complete glory to God..?
If even ONE were lost forever....then there is something more powerful than love, more powerful than God (for God IS love)... I say to that: IMPOSSIBLE!

There is nothing more powerful than love.
NOTHING.

GOD IS LOVE.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:36 PM
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Which brings absolute and complete glory to God..?
If even ONE were lost forever....then there is something more powerful than love, more powerful than God (for God IS love)... I say to that: IMPOSSIBLE!

There is nothing more powerful than love.
NOTHING.

GOD IS LOVE.
That all sounds nice & pretty, but it contradicts Holy Scripture.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:54 PM
 
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I lean towards annihilation. I severely doubt that a loving God would damn the majority of people to eternal torment. To me, annihilation is mercyful. When you die, you die. That's the end. Dust to dust, ashes, blackness, no memory, like before you were born. We live on this earth for what, 80 years? NO MECIFUL GOD would allow eternal torment to follow this pathetic life on earth. Does anyone know how long eternity is???

What's pathetic is this......

To the UR crowd, that's not good enough. EVERYONE will see the pearly gates, whether they were a murderer, rapist, child molester, ect.... SORRY, don't see that happening.

To the ET crowd, annihilation is WAY too merciful. Let all those evil people that don't agree with our fundamental views burn in hell for eternity!!!

Sorry, I just see a little more than either of these restricted views. If I burn in hell, whatever. If I see the pearly gates, cool. If I just cease to exist, awesome! I'll find out when I die.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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That all sounds nice & pretty, but it contradicts Holy Scripture.

"nice and pretty"??

Kind of an odd way to describe the power of God, but ok..


And this message DOES contradict MOST folks interpretation of scripture.
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