"Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?" But he said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."" - Luke 18:26-27
Many are surprised to learn that the same church fathers who gave us our critical church doctines, including the Trinity doctrine, believed in the Universal Salvation of all people through Jesus Christ. Not to be confused with with religious universalism, here we are presenting Universal Salvation as a non-critical doctine that Christians may freely accept or reject. Like Calvinism and Arminianism, the doctrine of Universal Salvation violates no critical church doctrines and is safely in the realm of minor doctrine.
The five points of Universal Salvation:
1.) God is love. His goodness is free, immutable, eternal, infinite, and impartial.
2.) Kingdom government by the faithful. To be a child of God is to be an heir of the kingdom and therefore carries royal authority but is not exclusive salvation.
3.) Death will be abolished by Christ. All of mankind is rescued from death by Christ, even non-believers, at the resurrection of the dead on the last day.
4.) The judgment seat of Christ. God’s punishments are always corrective and measured, rooted in his nature of love and goodness, and never infinite.
5.) Followers of Christ alone pass directly through death and into life before the resurrection of the dead on the last day.