Your interpretation tells me in laymens terms that if one sins the wages are death for all eternity, unless, (this is the spin) that the sinner must ask forgiveness from the son and recieve the gift of absolution.
That makes the son the saviour.
Well I want to believe in a God who will save everyone in the end.
But is this what God says he will do?
Do the scriptures teach this ?
Despite what we might 'want' to believe, we've got to figure out what God told us to believe in His Word.
Does the Bible say that 'everyone' will be saved in the end?
That would require Universalism. At the heart of this perspective is the belief that, given enough time, everybody will turn to God and find themselves in the joy and peace of God's presence.
The love of God will melt every hard heart, and even the most "depraved sinners" will eventually give up their resistance and turn to God.
So in a sense it is futile for a christian to beat themselves up over such a sin as anger.
Anger has it's causes besides it's normal pathways. For eg. I rid my anger by changing my diet, truly.
I know this might appear to be an exception but is it?
[[[ My question to you today is simply, why did Jesus come to die? ]]]
I, as you are aware of doesn't believe he did, but as he went through the process that is near enough the same, he was willing to do so.
I also don't believe his disciples turned their backs on the messiah.
I have to go, but will try answer your question later.
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