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Topic: Universal Reconciliation

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-18
Universal Reconciliation & View of Hell: Where do I find whether early church fathers believed about hell, particularly,"Universal Reconciliation"? (Editor's Note: Steve Gregg continues talking about this question after the break even though he doesn't indicated that he's going to.)



2021-04-23
Universal Reconciliation View of Hell: Could you comment on the book, "The Evangelical Universalist" by Gregory MacDonald, and how one can get around "we are appointed once to die, and then the judgment"? [Romans 9:27].



2021-04-01
Mark of the Beast: Could you clarify the order of the taking of the "Mark of the Beast" and wouldn't someone be sure of what evil they were supporting in the taking of the mark? [Revelation 13].
Three Views of Hell: Could you clarify your statement that the alternate two views of Hell have more scriptural support than the traditional "Eternal Torment View"? [Ephesians 1:10, Colossians 1:19-20, Philippians 2:10-11, Hebrews 9:27].


2021-02-12
God's Love & Mercy: Comment that many imprisoned sinners often are products of a hard life, so Steve talks about God's love and mercy toward sinners. [Psalm 103, Romans 5:8].



2020-12-16
Enormity of God's Forgiveness & Universal Reconciliation: Caller comments on the enormity of some people's ability to forgive, thus, it supports the idea of God's love and Universal Reconciliation.
From the Devil or the Flesh: How does one tell what is actually of the devil, rather than one's own selfishness or flesh? [John 8:44, I Peter 5:8].


2020-11-25
View of Hell-Universal Reconciliation: Could you review the arguments for and against the view of Hell called "Universal Reconciliation"? [Mark 3:29, Luke 15:24, Romans 2:7, Romans 6:23, I Timothy 6:16, I John 5:11-12, I Timothy 2:4, Romans 5:18, Ephesians 1:10, Colossians 1:16-20, Philippians 2:10, Isaiah 45:23].



2020-10-26
Eternal Punishment in Hell: If you are familiar with the atheists called "the four horseman" (Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett, Harris), isn't their argument against hell and it's implied eternal torment and punishment, actually impotent in light of the various views of hell? [Genesis 2:17].



2020-09-29
Is Hell Eternal Torment?: Do you think that Hell is eternal torment? [Matthew 5:22].



2020-08-28
Balancing the Other Views of Hell: Could you help me with someone's objection to anything other than the traditional view of hell? particularly regarding the Nicaean Council, is the use of the word, Gehenna, and the word for everlasting? [James 3:6, Matthew 25:46]



2020-07-14
Lazarus and the Rich Man: Does the story of "Lazarus and The Rich Man" tell us what hell is going to be like? [Revelation 20, Luke 16:19-31].



2020-06-16
Lake of Fire: What kind of bodies do the unrighteous have when they are cast into the Lake of Fire? [Revelation 20:14-15, Luke 12:48].



2020-06-10
Paul's Awareness of Jesus: Do we know anything about how long Paul (Saul) knew of Jesus before he was converted on the road to Damascus?
Paul, the Olive Tree, & Israel: Was Paul one of the broken off branches on the olive tree? How is Israel defined? [Romans 9:11, Romans 11:12].
Steve Gregg's View of Hell: Since you are undecided, what percentage in favor of each of the three views of hell are you?

2020-05-29
Hell: Could you talk about the concept of hell, particularly the unacceptable idea of "eternal torment"? [John 3:16].



2020-05-04
Hell-Conditional Immortality: Does your understanding of the Conditional Immortality allow for only a brief period of suffering?
Hell-Conditional Immortality & Universal Reconciliation (Restoration): How does the view of Conditional Immortality align or differ from the Universal Reconciliation (Restoration} view in regard to the punishment?


2020-03-26
Hell-Which View: Would you articulate your own stand of the 3 views of hell? Do you believe that hell is eternal?
Importance of Understanding Hell: Isn't our understanding of hell far too important not to know? [2 Thessalonians 1].
Death and Hell: Is there anything in the Greek and Hebrew that better describes what kind of death we suffer, and how permanent it is, that will help us understand the consequence of sin and hell?

2020-03-23
Christian Universalism: Could you comment on the Christian Universalism view? Did not God pay for 100% of mankind? [John 3:16-17, I Peters 3:20].



2020-03-03
Hell & Catechetical Schools of Theology: What are the historical centers of theology you were talking about in your book on hell, and where can I find more information about their views?



2020-01-31
Christian Universalism (Hell): Considering the various views of hell, what is your view of "Christian Universalism"?



2020-01-23
Out of Hell into Heaven: What about the possibility of those in hell, being reformed to ultimately enter heaven at some point?



2019-12-13
Universal Reconciliation & Purgatory: What is the difference between the Universal Reconcilation view of Hell & Purgatory?



2019-09-30
Hell-Universal Reconciliation & Conditional Immortality: What is holding you, Steve Gregg, back from fully supporting the Universal Reconciliation view of Hell? Why are you undecided? [Colossians 1:20, Matthew 25:46].



2019-07-26
Different Views of Hell: Would you talk about the various views of hell? [Revelation 20:15, Hebrews 9:27]



2019-06-26
Must Read Books: Would you share your list of "must read" books?
Steven Anderson of Tempe AZ: Are you familiar with Pastor Steven Anderson of Tempe AZ? (King James only)?
Steve's Views on Hell: Which view of Hell do you lean toward?

2019-05-31
Hell (Steve's book): Just want to thank you (Steve Gregg) for the book you wrote about the scriptural views of hell (All You Want to Know about Hell, 3 Christian Views of God's Final Solution to the Problem of Sin).
Old Testament Saints Not in Heaven: Did the Old Testament saints not go to heaven? [Hebrews 9].


2019-05-29
Hell & Purgatory: What is the Catholic idea of purgatory? What are the three different views of hell you write about in your book? Where do you get your book?



2019-03-07
Repentance-After Death: Is there a possibility of repentance after death? What scriptural references would support this idea? [I Tim 2:4].
Christians sin: What do you say to those Christians who insist that we, as Christians, sin every day? How does one define sin? [I Corinthians 10:13]


2019-03-05
Hell-3 Views: Would you clarify your view of Hell (eternal torment, shame, everlasting contempt)? Can you explain Annihilationism [Dan 12:2]? Can you clarify the meaning of the word for "everlasting" in scripture (olam; eternal, everlasting, beyond the horizon).
Partial Preterism: Can you clarify "Partial Preterism?"


2019-02-20
Views of hell: What is your personal conviction hell?



2019-02-20
Differing Views of Hell: Can you tell me your views about Hell? What happens to the wicked? Are they annihilated?



2019-02-19
Everlasting Contempt: Does this apply to the view of hell of eternal torment, people sleeping in dust & the wicked having everlasting contempt? John 5 seems to be about hell. Transition from old covenant to the new covenant? Discussion of the traditional view of hell [Daniel 12:2]



2019-01-23
Book on Hell by Steve Gregg: How do I get your book on hell?
Apostles & Missionaries Today: What do you think about apostles today? And how do missionaries fit in with apostles? [2 Corinthians 8:23, 12:12, I Peter 1:1, 2 Peter].


2019-01-23
Three Views of Hell: What are the strongest arguments against "conditional immortality" (or annihilation)? [John 3:16].



2018-12-03
Salvation after Death: You aren't sure if we get a 2nd chance at salvation after we die but what about praying for those who are dead? [1 John 5:16-17]



2018-10-25
Differing Views of Hell: What about people who have never heard of Jesus, or, who just are not ready to accept Him yet?
Judged by Faith or Works or both: Are we judged by faith or works, or faith & works?


2018-09-04
Unconditional Forgiveness: Unconditional forgiveness of others, but who was Jesus asking God to forgive when He was on the cross?
Ignorant Sin: So we have a little less culpability for ignorant sin?
Universal Forgiveness: But by Jesus saying, "Forgive them for they know not what they do", did not make it so everyone is forgiven?

2018-08-27
Animals in Heaven: Do animal souls go to heaven?
Second Chance after Death: Is there another chance to be saved after physical death? [Hebrews 9:27] 1064
AA Celebrate Recovery: What about 12-step programs?

2018-07-10
Hell-Universal Reconciliationism: What are your views about Universal Reconciliationism (what the caller calls, "restorationism")?



2018-06-21
All Saved: Someone says that we will all just end up in heaven in the end anyway.



2018-06-08
Hell Eternal: Are we going to stay in hell forever? Did you say that the Bible doesn't say that?



2018-05-11
Views of Hell: What does the bible actually say about Hell?



2018-04-24
Tormented forever in Hell: Hell & Mr. Fudge, 4 views of hell



2018-02-14
Steve's View on Hell: What is your view on hell?



2018-01-19
Jesus of Nazareth Movie: What did you think of the Jesus of Nazareth movie?
Hell: (Agnostic Caller) What is the purpose of hell?


2018-01-17
Hell-Knowledge of the Views: I'm concerned about studying about hell that much because if I discover that the traditional view is wrong, I might have a hard time debating people challenge me that Eternal Torment is the correct view.



2017-11-22
Salvation after Death: Do you believe about the possibility of salvation for people after death? So isn't that why they pray for the dead, believe in purgatory.



2017-09-11
Witnessing to a Unitarian: Caller has been trying to share the gospel to a Unitarian, & he said it's all about love, but should I use the 9/11 tragedy as good example of non-loving event?



2017-09-06
Salvation after Death: Is reconciliation after death possible? Salvation after death? [John 11:26]



2017-08-22
Universal Reconciliationism: Can God be grieved when He loses His children, or is that a weak human trait?



2017-05-25
Effectiveness of Prayer: Have you ever reviewed the effectiveness in prayer in medical publications?
Hell: Can you tell me about hell? I'm just getting to the point that I just want everyone saved!


2017-05-17
Hell & Perish: I question Greg Laurie meaning & definition "perish" in John 3:16 & what he says about hell. [John 3:16]



2017-05-09
Steve's Viewpoints of Hell: What are your view points of hell?



2017-04-26
Full Preterism & No Hell: someone who is a full preterist told me there is no hell (universalism, inclusionist)



2017-04-04
Universal Reconciliation: George w. Sarris about hell, are we going to be get out of hell eventually like he suggests?



2017-04-03
Differing Views of Hell Have you heard about George w. Sarris who wrote an interesting book about hell?



2017-03-14
Universalism: So since all of Israel will be saved, does that mean Universalism? I've been reading a book called, "The Inescaple love of God" by Tomas Talbott.



2017-02-07
Calvinism & Universal Reconciliation Calvinism & universal reconciliation [1 Corinthians 15:22, Romans 5:18]



2016-03-09
Hell-Universal Reconciliation: If Universal Reconciliation were true, where do those that are finally reconciled end up? Who is being reigned over?



2016-01-26
Universal Reconciliation: Can you please explain the trend of what some Christians are beginning to believe called, "Universalism Reconciliation"?



2016-01-08
Red Letter Edition of the Bible: Michael the Buddhist wants to know what the best translation is & especially a red letter edition of Jesus' words.
The Doctrine of Purgatory: Is Catholicism the only belief system that believes in the doctrine of Purgatory? Is it another view of Hell?
C.S. Lewis' belief in Purgatory: What C.S. Lewis? Did he believe in Purgatory?

2015-11-11
Remission of sins: i'd really like to know the meaning of this verse, the "remitting or retaining the sins of people". What does that mean? [John 20:23]
"All you want to know about Hell": Caller likes both books of Steve Gregg, "3 views of Hell", as well as "4 views Revelation". Steve comments.


2015-10-27
Annihilationism & Universal Reconciliationism: I was told there is no way i'm honoring the word of God if you even entertain the idea of universal reconciliation & don't believe in the traditional view of hell. What do you think about that? How does he know i'm being unfaithful to the Word of God just because I might disagree w/ the traditional view of hell?



2015-09-09
Universal Reconciliationism: Does Philippians 2:10-11 give evidence of universal reconciliationism, because if it's coerced, it won't really be a confession & bringing glory to God? [Philippians 2:10-11, Romans 14:11]



2015-08-31
Hell: Only temporary torment for the view of conditional immortality & so what are the verses that support this, that the punishment will be proportionate? Gnashing & Weeping of teeth seem to be supporting the traditional view. [Luke 12:47-48, Matthew 11:22]



2015-07-16
Divorce for Financial Benefit: She will NOT do that after listening to Steve on that, divorce because it's more expedient financially!
Two Witnesses: Have the 2 Witnesses already happened or not? [Revelation 11]
Views on Hell book: It never made sense about the Traditional View of Hell, people burning forever & ever, it's so against God's character.

2015-03-25
Traditional View of Hell: Separation from God is the actual punishment? If we are separated from God, how could we survive? [2 Thessalonians 1:9]



2015-02-26
Parable about the Vineyard: What's is Steve's take on the parable about the Vineyard, & has he ever heard of God's justice being God's love? Universal Reconciliationists. [Matthew 20]



2015-02-23
Universalism: If Adam sinned & caused everyone else to sin as a result of his sin, then Romans 5:18 seems to be saying everyone has justification of life. [Romans 5:18]



2015-01-09
Hell: All these verses talk about hell, so don't they all mean the same thing? [Revelation 20:14, Mark 3:29, Matthew 18:9]



2015-01-09
Purgatory: What's the biblical support for even slight evidence of a purgatory, if there is any?



2015-01-09
"Everlasting Contempt": How could the Universal Reconciliation view be possible in the light of these verses [Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:46]?



2015-01-09
The 3 Views of Hell: Regarding the Universal Reconciliation view, does God want to just restore us w/ His consuming fire?



2015-01-05
Followup about Hell: Steve does a followup re: the call he just had about hell.



2014-12-19
Concerned about Deceased Wife's Salvation: Is there a chance my wife had a chance to reconcile herself with God? We found out she had been living in sin, stealing from a family.



2014-11-25
Feeling Saved: You don't always feel saved, you have ups & downs, but you still might be saved!
3 Views of Hell: What is your view of Hell, Traditional, Annihilationism, & Universal Reconciliationism?


2014-11-14
Parable of the 10 Virgins & Universal Reconciliationism: Doesn't the Parable of the 10 Virgins do away w/ the notion of the possibility of Universal Reconciliationism?



2014-11-05
Universal Reconciliationism: Who do you think the people are that we are going to reign over? Is it possible that this doctrine about hell is not so well know because God didn't want people to think they could do it?



2014-10-28
Steve Gregg's Position on Hell: I just heard a caller say that you've changed your position on hell. What do you believe about hell now?



2014-09-04
Universal Reconciliationism: The caller's dad thinks there's no such thing as hell. What does Steve say?



2014-08-04
Hell - Universalism View: The father of aller believes in Universalism, that eventually, no matter what you believe, you'll end up in Heaven. What can I tell him?
Honoring ones Dad: So how would you recommend I get along w/ my dad who says it doesn't matter what you believe, that the Bible is not 100% inspired by God because it was written by men?


2014-08-01
Universal Reconciliation & Unpardonable Sin: How do Universal Reconciliationists deal w/ the fact that whatever the unpardonable sin is, Jesus said that it would never be forgiven in THIS life or the next age to come? [Matthew 12:30-32, Mark 3:28-30: 28, Luke 12:8-10, Ephesians 2:7]
Rich Man & Lazarus: What do you think about the Rich Man & Lazarus, the story behind it? [Luke 16:19-31]


2014-06-26
Dangerous Views of Hell: Aren't the alternative views of hell that you teach doing a little bit of a disservice, saying that you will just be annihilated or that you have a possibility of repenting in hell?



2014-05-30
Steve's View of End Time Events: What is Steve's view of what happens in the End Times?
3 Different Views of Hell: Caller's friend doesn't believe in an eternal hell forever, so was wondering about Steve's view about hell as well.


2014-05-08
3 Views of Hell: Caller is thankful for the lectures that Steve put together about the 3 view of Hell.
Holy Spirit leading to Truth: The Holy Spirit leads us to all truth.


2014-05-06
No Forgiveness in the Age, Nor the Next: You were recently talking about Eternal not meaning Everlasting, for eternity, all the time. What about when Jesus said, "Not Forgiven in the Age, Nor the Next"? [Matthew 12:32]



2014-03-12
Hell: Discussion on the differing views of hell, especially the problems w/ annihilationism. [Romans 6:7]



2014-03-06
Hell - 3 Views (4 perhaps?): What is the 4th view of Hell that some of the books you cited mentioned? Are Annihiliationism & Universalism connected? Is it possible that some people will be annihilated & some will be resurrected?



2014-02-17
Dispensationalism & Premillennialism: I enjoyed your book about the 4 views of Revelation as I was making my transition to Partial Preterism.
Views of Hell, Traditional View, Eternal Torment: I want to talk about your views of hell now. What would you call Hell if you didn't call it the "traditional view"?
Bible stories resembling Babylonian Mythology: People have said that Christianity & the Bible have just copied stories from Babylonian Mythology. Do you have thoughts about this, especially regarding the Rich Man & Lazarus? [Luke 19:19-31]

2014-02-05
Hell: What is your view of Hell? Don't you believe it's "eternal"? [Luke 16]
Regeneration: Is there any Scripture that teaches we are regenerated BEFORE we put our faith in Christ?


2013-02-08
Universalism: What exactly does the word, "Universalist" mean? Is it similar to Purgatory?



2013-02-08
Eternal Punishment verses Eternal Punishing: Don't Annihilationists have a problem with this passage of Scripture, because whatever you are applying to the term, "aiōnios", when you apply it to the righteous, don't you have to apply it to the wicked? [Matthew 25:46]
Death a Punisment: Is death a punishment or a penalty, consequence of sin, the curse of sin? [Genesis 2, Romans 8:18-22]


2013-02-07
Hell, Annihilation: Would the death of Jesus be more grandiose if Jesus died on the cross to prevent us from being tormented forever instead of thinking that we are just going to be annihilated?
God's Glory & Judgment during Eternal Hell: Would it exemplify God's glory & judgment of people burning forever in contrast to thinking we are just going to be annihilated? [2 Thessalonians 1:9]
More Discussion on Hell: Even more dilaogue about hell. (but this was a follow-up from the previous show, but the last half of the show is missing from the day before, so we missed what they were originally talking about.)

2013-01-29
Judgment of things done in the Body: Can you explain this passage of Scripture? That we are going to be judged for things in this life. So how can there be post mortem repentance (universal reconciliation)? [2 Corinthians 5:10-11]
A book on 3 Views of Hell: Do you know of a good source that explains the different views of Hell?

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