A quick question:
Is everyone forgiven? Right now, everyone stands forgiven of their sins?
Is it heretical to suggest that they are? I'm beginning to believe this is the case, but I lack scriptural expertise.
This isn't to deny the reality of heaven and hell, for those who choose to make God the king or, instead, choose their own autonomy.
Tell me if I'm being a heretic. Viewed this way, though, a whole lot of things make more sense to me. I'd love some input.
Well... I started to quote John 3:16-17, but then wasn't so happy with it. I'm not sure how I can help you. Maybe you should tell us a little more about what your looking for. I can tell you that the difference between Calvinist and Armenian is often the issue of whether atonement in limited or not. Armenian's have invented the term "prevenient grace," meaning that God creates an atmosphere of grace that allows individuals to choose either Christ or themselves. Calvinists (at least full Calvinists) would argue that God died for a limited number of people.
Whether people are forgiven, we could say that all people have become free enough to choose Christ as King, whereas before they were slaves to the devil.
I'm trying... but don't feel like I'm being much help. Help me... to help... you!