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According to Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) and the New Church, all infants and children who die before they are adults go to heaven and are raised there until they grow up and become angels themselves. This, Swedenborg says, is true whether or not they have been baptized, and no matter where or in what religion they were born. Baptism, Swedenborg says, ...


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Those with a more Christian Universalistic mindset find the problem of hell is not a problem. The subtitle of Beauchemin's book "Hope Beyond Hell" - "The righteous purposes of God's judgement" - suggests there is a purpose other than retribution. You might also search for the unwritten sermons of George Macdonald - especially one called "Justice" - which is ...


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In the Christian theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), which is one of my primary areas of expertise, the issues raised in your question fall under the general category of divine providence. Swedenborg defines divine providence as "the form of government exercised by the Lord's divine love and wisdom" (Divine Providence #1). Under that overall ...


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Problem of Hell seems closer to my question than Theodicy as I have seen it discussed. When I was a teenager (I had been raised Lutheran), I confronted my parents with a summary of how I understood Christianity as had been presented to me by the church. God created people with free will. God punishes people for making the wrong choice. The punishment ...


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This is a euphemism! When he said the "Last thing", it is a figure of speech meaning that it will never happen, as in, "I would never do that! That would be the last thing I would ever do!" Washer was not saying that people or God cheer when people go to hell. It is God's will that none should perish but all come to knowledge of the truth. Washer knows this. ...



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