A Wonderful Universalists Story As Shared By Tony Campolo And Some Comments By Sister Abigail

This morning I have been rereading Tony Campolo’s book Letters To A Young Evangelical and came across this story/quote in chapter 4. This is a topic that I would like to give some time to here @ The Sister Abigail Show.  So be looking forward to upcoming post and interviews on this topic!

“The story is set in Heaven.  Peter handles admissions at the pearly gates.  Paul, acting as the administrator of the celestial kingdom, takes a monthly  census of Heaven’s inhabitants.  Each time Paul counts the number of people in Heaven, his number far exceeds the number of admittances  that Peter has registered.  This discrepancy mystifies them both for quite a while.  Then, one day, Paul runs up to Peter and excitedly shouts, “Peter!  Peter!  I figured out why the numbers don’t match.  I figured out there are so many more people in Heaven than you are letting in at the pearly gates.  It’s Jesus!  It’s Jesus!  He keeps sneaking people over the wall!”” – Tony Campolo (Letters To A Young Evangelical)

Maybe just maybe this will be the case?!  Please consider Romans 5:18 below:

“Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.”

Could “all” mean “all”!  Christian Universalist believes exactly that.  I believe that a great Biblical Case can be made for this position.  What amazes me is that many would consider this an attack on the gospel. They generally tell me that I have stepped outside the box of evangelicalism.  To them I would ask according to the above verse does Adam have more power to condemn than Christ has the power to save?

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