My wish is for everyone to have equality in understanding of God.
That is, everyone can come to the knowledge of Universal Salvation, and even more.
I have a feeling where, I feel bad for people who don't have knowledge of God.
Which is why, I imagine in Heaven that God will bring everyone up to speed on what they missed.
Equally knowledgeable in Christianity and God's love, so it's fair.
My own personal belief is that God will give an equal eternal amount of happiness to everyone.
Everyone will be fully satisfied in their own personal way, and no one will miss out on that.
The way I see it, everyone is on their own part of the journey to Christ.
Some people are ahead, who are already believers in this life, others may not even believe in religion at all.
And part of that may be purely chance. It's like the Parable of the Vineyards.
Some people end up working for the whole day, like believers who are saved at the beginning of their lives.
And others who are saved later, like the last hour of the day.
Both will be paid the same wages, purely out of the generosity of the employer, the Lord Jesus Christ.
[quote]Matthew 20:1-16 NIV
?But he answered one of them, ?I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn?t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don?t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous??
16 So the last will be first, and the first will be last.[/quote]
Because there might be some children who died too young or indigenous peoples living
on their own who did not have a chance to witness God's grace through the Bible.
[quote]Titus 2:11 NLT "For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people." [/quote]
Which is why I can't boast about knowing about Universal Reconciliation.
Even though it makes me feel really happy and gives me comfort that everyone will be saved, I can't let that
get to my head and become too prideful of that. While sometimes I feel alienated from other family members because
they don't know the truth, I can't let that feeling get to my head start thinking I'm smarter than them for finding it out earlier. In Heaven, we will all have the same full level of understanding. Where someone who studied the Bible for a shorter time in their life on Earth will reach the same level of understanding in Heaven as people who've studied it for longer. And that's what I hope for.
Because even though I did put in my own research finding out the truth, it's up to God whether He chooses to reveal that truth to me or not.
So I have to distance myself from those works as not to make those requirements. It's purely faith through grace alone we're saved.
Because there's wrong beliefs, like Gnosticism, where they believe having a "Gnosis", a secret higher level of understanding of God is
what saves people, when it's not.
And I know it's true, UR. But, I'm still a bit anxious and impatient waiting for the part where everyone realizes it's true... lol...
Of course, I get excited whenever a potential end times sign appears, because we're expected to be excited for Christ's Second Coming.
But I have to restrain myself from getting excited over the disasters that would come leading up to that event, because those cause suffering to the people in the present.
These are just a few topics I've had on my mind recently that I wanted to let out. I tried to stay as concise as possible, so I hope it's easy to understand.
Even with knowledge in Universal Reconciliation, while I feel the happiest I've ever been in my life, it's still not perfect.
A perfect life, fully free of worry and sin is only possible in Heaven, and sometimes, it gets a bit hard waiting that long.