The Jesus of the Biblical Witness- that’s the Jesus the Universalists Wish You To Forget

‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already!  There is a baptism I must still receive, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! ‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on, a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; father opposed to son, son to father, mother to daughter, daughter to mother, mother-in-law to daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law to mother-in-law.’ (Lk. 12:49-53)

That’s the inconvenient Jesus the universalists hope you never hear about.  The Jesus who demands loyalty and threatens destruction.  The Jesus who by his very claim separates families.  They wish that Jesus didn’t exist.  And they pretend this and similar texts don’t.

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I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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3 Responses to The Jesus of the Biblical Witness- that’s the Jesus the Universalists Wish You To Forget

  1. Lisbeth Fried says:

    This refers to the expected “birth pangs of the messiah.”

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