The “Wider Mercy Doctrine ” In Universalism

26 Feb

Seems Rob Bells recent advocacy of the damnable doctrine of Universalism has created quite the buzz. For many of us, the guilty verdict concerning  Bell came in a long time ago.  Check out  Harper Collins promo of Bell’s new book .

… Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, Bell addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith—the afterlife—arguing that a loving God would never sentence human souls to eternal suffering. With searing insight, Bell puts hell on trial, and his message is decidedly optimistic—eternal life doesn’t start when we die; it starts right now. And ultimately, Love Wins.

Many evangelicals are absolutely unaware that christian Universalism teaches that Christ death atoned for everyone so that  every person,every where will ultimately be saved. They need not hear the gospel. they  may even rebelliously reject  the the Christ of the Gospel and do so without fear  of punishment since the Christ event once and for all reconciled them to God. Hell and the Lake of fire are simply  figaments of  biblical imagination.

The so called “wider mercy doctrine” is simply unprincipled mercy  carried to it’s “universalistic salvific” conclusion. Surely God wouldn’t literally keep his word of wrathful-eternal torment upon  unrepentant sinners. much less the  anti-christ cults or false religions such as Islam,Buddhism,Hinduism and Mormonism.

How could a merciful God do such a thing? Why that would be against his loving character. Doesn’t the bible teach  the humanistic ” fainess doctrine?”.

All this  is  the new mantra of “pseudo ministers” and their compromised compassionates who buy into their heresy. The great Billy Graham was advocating  the wider mercy doctrine of universalism many years ago. Listen for yourself. There is a brief intro before the interview and then hear the “good news that there is no bad news.”

When you read about Bell and finish watching the video, kindly whisper  Paul’s double anathema. Amen!



Posted by on February 26, 2011 in Uncategorized


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9 responses to “The “Wider Mercy Doctrine ” In Universalism

  1. Erik

    February 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    If J.C. Ryle were alive today, the great Bishop would weigh into Rob Bell with these straightforward words:

    “Beware of new and strange doctrines about hell and the eternity of punishment. Beware of manufacturing a God of your own: a God who is all mercy, but not just; a God who is all love, but not holy; a God who has a heaven for everybody, but a hell for none.”

    ‘The Reality of Hell’ is something many in this day and age would rather gloss over and simply ignore due to its uncomfortable nature. What thin ice to be standing on!

  2. Justine Henderson

    February 27, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Hmm, well I guess if everyone is going to heaven I am going to quit trying to tell people Jesus died for them. Ugg…Dr. Hanner I wish that I would have been taught this many years ago…Ok sarcasm aside. This is horrible think about the 60,000 souls he is teaching this false doctrine too. If this is the case which is seems like it is, I pray that God will give him a swift kick in his pants to change his mind and his words.


    February 28, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I truely thought that with age ,(not new age)especialy when the gospel and the whole council of God is concerned wisdom would rule the mind,as we have been given the mind of Christ,What happened to the Good ole fire and brimstone pulpit pounders of the babtist denominations ?,I think the politics(the litttle foxes) of the day have spoiled the vine.thanks again for this warning and this post,I can figure out why Robert Schuller has compromised thats pretty much a no brainer..but Billy saying” wether a person is concious of Christs love or not they are saved…” I am disturbed by this ,my question is …HOW CAN YOU LOVE SOME ONE YOU DONT KNOW ?


    February 28, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I have upset a few folks by posting this blog including my pastor,and he feels that antagoniz is tossing Billy Graham under the bus,and he would like to know if DR Graham has been aproached personally about his statement to robert schuller as Billy Grahams web sight doesnt claim universalism as the video displays and is a trick of editing or slip of the tongue,how do I respond and who is behind the source of this video clip?I stand behind those behind antagoniz and know that this is a group of integrity and good theological character but could you help me out on this ? and the proper way to contend this issue when big names and Icons of the faith are concerned

    • RGH

      March 1, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      Flipp, it is very easy to tell that the video is absolutely unedited. Sounds like your pastor is choosing “Willful Suspension of Disbelief!” Simply means he may believe wrestling is real and Law and Order episodes are documentaries even though the facts are transparently obvious.
      Secondly, in the original post on the old antagoniz site, I share that Billy Graham as been a hero of mine. What value is there in “throwing a hero” under the bus.
      I simply posted a clip from a robert Schueller program. That sort of response kinda smells like “ignorance sustained by denial!”
      here is the originsl post in 2008 from my old site. Please read.

      • FLIPP TODD

        March 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm

        thank you ,I stand firm on the repost,as I knew in my heart I would!
        keep em coming,and I’ll take the heat on my end(smile)

  5. RGH

    March 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Flipp, Maybe your Pastor might believe this interview from Newsweek about billy graham. I think it was back in 2006 when he first began to reveal he was a closet universalist. [fyi- William Barclay identified himself as a universalist at the end of his days as well]
    I certainly do not gloat over Grahams tragedy. But i will not be silent when damnable heresy is propagated. That would be derelection of duty!
    What angers me is that EVANGELICAL LEADERS remianed silent on all fronts and Billy Graham was left to himself.
    This sort of heresy is to be rebuked at least twice and then the person is to be rejected. Alas, the sad reality is that we have to many effeminates in the land.

  6. Victor Khokhlan

    January 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Hi Richard,

    It was so great to lean about your ministry and this website

    You might still remember me from CFNI in Dallas. I was taking some of your classes in 91-94, like ” 1 Corinthians’ and you were one of my favorite teachers there.

    I also taught 1 Cor. in Minsk, Belarus at CFNI-Belarus. The Lord used you in a powerful way to shape my understanding of our faith yearly on in my ministry.

    I absolutely agree with your statement :” …What angers me is that EVANGELICAL LEADERS remianed silent on all fronts and Billy Graham was left to himself.
    This sort of heresy is to be rebuked at least twice and then the person is to be rejected. Alas, the sad reality is that we have to many effeminates in the land.”

    Thank you for faithful contend for our faith.

    Victor Khokhlan,

    Boston, Mass.


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