Why is the Truth of Universal Restoration SO Important? Because all else misses the mark (ie: is sin).
the truth of UR what we have is a God presented to be so uncompassionate and devoid of empathy
that He doesn't care if countless billions are in agony forever as long as He gets His few who love Him by free-will.
God - who knows the end from the beginning supposedly launched this plan into action anyway, knowing full well the outcome of eternal torment for the vast majority.
Some on this board go even as far to say that the main purpose
of man being created was to resolve an ancient angelic conflict between Helel (Venus) son of Shahar (whom some claim is a great fallen arc angel named Lucifer) and his fellow rebel angels. (you can read the refutation of this nonsense here: The Lucifer Myth
So again - we have the same calloused sociopathic "god" who could care less what the long term effects are upon sentient beings created in His image
as long as is His "angelic conflict problems" get worked out.
This concept is absurd beyond belief and indeed an insult to sanity itself and is a chief cause of the slandering of our loving Father's name around the globe. I would suspect that mainstream Christian dogma (false eternal torment doctrine) is also a leading cause of atheism (A state of mind I myself was in for several years). It's not hard to see that the "good news" they present as "glad tidings to all people" is anything but that.
The resolution is in an understanding of God's plans for the ages (AKA "the mystery of His will"):
Eph. 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9having made known to us the mystery of His will
, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth--in Him.
11In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12that we who first
trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. (NKVJ)
In the times of the restitution of all things every knee will bow and every tongue (joyfully) that Jesus is Lord. Then shall everyman have praise of
The new covenant is a sovereign act of God
31 "The time is coming," declares the LORD,
"when I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel
and with the house of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant
I made with their forefathers
when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of Egypt,
because they broke my covenant,
though I was a husband to them,"
declares the LORD.
33 "This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel
after that time," declares the LORD.
"I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
34 No longer will a man teach his neighbor,
or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,'
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest,"
declares the LORD.
"For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more."
Then the glory of God shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. And All shall know Him from the least to the greatest.
This is the GOSPEL! (AKA: good news. AKA "glad tidings of great joy" AKA "the mystery of His will). God is in Christ reconciling the world to Himself
not imputing their trespasses unto them.
Just as in Adam all
die so in Christ shall all
be made alive.
Shout it from the house tops. Every hidden thing will be revealed.