List all blog articles
Statement on E.C.
Conditional Immortality—What does it mean, and why this label?
Conditional Immortality—An Acceptable View?
Order Conference DVDs
J. I. Packer - Evangelical Annihilationism in Review
Forgot your password?
Forgot your username?
Create an account
(1 viewing) (1) Guest
Reply Topic: Every knee shall bow
The polls are not allowed in this category
Poll life span (optional)
[quote="Bronson" post=4952]I am trying to understand the Universalist's position, as i dont want to misrepresent and i am also still very open to the possibility that God saves all. Im trying to read, watch and think through a universalissts position I was recently thinking about Phillipians 2:10 that every knee in heaven and on earth would bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. I can only think of 2 interpretations of this and the only one that seems to stand, and for the God who is being bowed to to keep His perfect and benevolent Character is a universalists interpretation, which is easy to accept on Its presupposition, all at that time will have new hearts willingly and freely choose to bow in humble submission to the Lord. Thats one interpretation. The only other interpretation i can think of is held by both Annihilation(my position) and ECT, that all, even the still rebellious and unregenerate will bow, but not because their will is inclined to but by the sheer authoritative power of Christ. Now this is very easy to accept if one doesnt think about it(read: most Christians), "yes, they are still rebels, but they will by the sheer gravity of the authority of Christ 'be forced' to bow and confess." but its this last part of force that seems to throw a proverbial wrench in the teleology and foreknowledge of God. This "Bowing and confessing would be by sheer force, for the persons will would be dead set against God, Gnashing their teeth. If they kneeled it would not be voluntary therefore ingenuine and a complete facade. And the God of scripture would ordain this ultimate climax of fakery and force? It just doesnt make sense to me the more i think about what it would actually be like at the moment of kneeling and confessing, pushing the person down and coercing a false confession, this does not seem like something God would want. Post-mortem i assume that most people think like i do and Gods grace will be removed leaving the unbeliever full of rage, their heart vomiting forth its rebellion in the face of the Creator they hate. at this point God pushes him to a knee and evokes a fallacious confession to His Lordship, albeit at this point they would know He is Lord, but if in their hate-restrained state here on this side of eternity they wont confess, now with much of the goodness of Gods grace on them being removed they will?[/quote]
Time to create page: 0.30 seconds
Dr. Al Mohler & Chris Date debate
"Should Christians rethink Hell?" on
Discuss in Forum
MP3 Audio File