I first came across Gregory MacDonald’s work on Chris Tilling’s blog. MacDonald was the first one who presented universalism in a way that made sense to me, and that seemed biblically plausible. At the same time, some passages in Scripture did not seem to fit it that well. It is interesting that even MacDonald himself struggled with this.
The Evangelical Universalist, Gregory MacDonald. Eugene: Cascade Books, Second Edition, 2012.
Summary: This book provides the biblical, philosophical and theological arguments for why the view that all will finally be saved is consistent with evangelical theology and also includes additional appendices responding to issues raised since the book’s first edition.
One of the most difficult challenges to the Christian faith is the existence of hell, which often calls into question how a loving God could permit eternal punishment. More than this, I know few people who relish the thought of anyone they know, less any human being, being consigned to hell for eternity, whatever one’s idea of hell might be. Gregory MacDonald argues that this is in fact inconsistent with the Christian idea of God’s redemptive purposes and acts as revealed in the scriptures of the Old and New Testament. MacDonald would argue for salvation through Christ alone by…
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