CONTENTS (Study Book)

PREFACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VII

1.  INTRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2.  DARE TO POSSESS THE TRUTH:
What Does the Bible Say Regarding Universal Salvation? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3.  SEEING THE BIGGER PICTURE:
General Biblical Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

4.  AMAZING GRACE:
Implications of Universal Salvation Versus Eternal Damnation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

5.  I WANT TO DO IT MYSELF:
Do We Have Free Will? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

6.  LAYING A SOLID FOUNDATION:
What God Is Like. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

7.  FREE AT LAST:
From Hell to Heaven--How it is Accomplished. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

8. GOING BEYOND WISHFUL THINKING:
The Power of Unconditional Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

9. FORGIVENESS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING:
Growing into God’s Likeness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

10. MISERY LOVES COMPANY:
Why Some People Cling to the Idea of Eternal Damnation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

11. THE ANCIENTS HAVE STOLEN OUR BEST IDEAS:
The History of Universalism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

12. MAKING MOUNTAINS OUT OF MOUNTAINS:
The Significance of this Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

13. SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN:
A Handbook on Spreading the Wonderful News of Salvation for Everyone. . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

NOTES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
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