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A Revelation of the Everlasting Gospel-Message: The Waters of Life

by Jane Leade

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Universal salvationism can become pretty silly. It's never sillier then when it tries to say that the fallen angels will become holy and glorified angels once again. That's a false revelation if there ever was one.
First off, the New Testament utterly contradicts that Christ's salvific work is valid for angels (Hebrews 2:5, 16 etc); and secondly, anthropomorphizing angels to the point where they act in ignorance and can repent of evil just as humans do, is a completely naive and gullible angelology. Human beings act in ignorance and they can repent. According to Christian and Jewish tradition, however, angels have perfect knowledge and act with full understanding. There is no repentance; their will is single in either good or evil. Once it becomes evil, ignorance cannot be an excuse and therefore repentance is also not possible. Universal salvationism also makes the same mistake that Calvinism makes and attempts to take away freewill from created beings. It claims that God's love will win in the end, but this is only by Him forcing His will on His creation and coercing a part of it to accept Him, even against their own will. Any such summation of God's love is simply a trivializing love that does not allow the necessary freedom that love should allow. There are many other problems with the doctrine of universal salvation. While I applaud the sincerity and good intentions, the result is misguided, naive and, ultimately, silly.
I doubt I will read much more of Leade. There are some interesting ideas here and there, but, as far as I am aware, Jacob Boehme didn't even make the mistake if stating that Lucifer would be reinstated to his former position; in fact, he made many statements that are quite the opposite. So this error of universal salvation wasn't picked up from Boehme, it came from Leade's overactive imagination.
Having studied the history of satanism a little bit, one does note that modern versions of satanism seem to have roots in the idea that satan would be redeemed at some point; from there came the idea that his fall was a part of God's plan even of God's will and thus satan was still in God's will even now etc etc. Pretty soon his actions are no longer seen as evil at all, but good misidentified. This is ultimately where the doctrine of universal salvation ends up; as the devil's advocacy. ( )
  Erick_M | Jun 4, 2016 |
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