Universalism and Calvinism are evil twins. The former supposes that all are saved through Jesus’ finished work regardless of faith or repentance; the latter postulates that Jesus only died for the “elect few.”
Both are dead wrong and dangerous because, while their respective adherents MAY be saved, universalism will lead folks headlong into hell while calvinism will allow the unsaved to remain that way, allowing them to go to hell by default.
Neither is reflective of the Kingdom of God as universalism does not require the new birth (which would introduce illegal aliens into the Kingdom) and Calvinism portrays God as an elitist. God desires that ALL enter the Kingdom but being born again (entering through Jesus) is essential to both Citizenship and Sonship.
Â© 2012 – Derrick Day (www.derrickday.com)