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This is a very intentional juxtaposition of the grace of God next to the sinfulness of man. The services of Holy Week (as done in the Orthodox church) make this point very plainly: What was it, O Judas, that turned you into the Savior’s betrayer? Did He separate you from the fellowship of the Apostles? Did He withhold from you His healing grace? Did He ...


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Judas could only work miracles and cast out demons because Jesus called him and he was under the anointing of Jesus. Judas being a demon doesn't drive Jesus to retrieve His call and his spirit:"For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance." Romans 11: 29 Many pastors nowadays were called at first place by God but hanged and serves themselves ...


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I also identify as an evangelical universalist and would echo Tim's answer here regarding the context of stillbirth. I thought I'd also add an excerpt from George Macdonald (19th-century Scottish author, poet, Christian minister; spiritual mentor of C.S. Lewis) related to this question, as he is a figure many/most evangelical universalists resonate with. ...


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I identify as an evangelical universalist. I don't know if you'll find this worthwhile, but here's my take. It sounds an awful lot like a figure of speech to me. If it is, it's best not to draw too many conclusions based on it. (Bart Ehrman left the faith because the mustard seed isn't really the smallest of all seeds.) In support of the figure of speech ...



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