Good Judge, Bad Judge

Universal Salvation has a twisted view of "Good Judge, Bad Judge." This 1-minute devotion explains.

Despite the love and help he’s given, a man commits multiple crimes without remorse. 

When caught, he always denies his guilt, mocks the judge, and refuses to change. He eventually commits a brutal murder. 

Judge #1 hears his case, carefully verifies the man's guilt, and gives him life in prison. 

Judge #2 hears his case, verifies the man's guilt, frees the man, and honors him as a good citizen.

Which is the good judge? 

Those who believe in “universal salvation” believe Judge #2 is the good judge and Judge #1 is evil. They insist that a good God wouldn’t send anyone to hell. 

Actually, God goes even further than Judge #1: He offers to take our punishment for us if we repent and follow Him (John 3:16). 

The bottom line of universal salvation is this belief: nothing we do makes us unworthy of heaven.(1)   

The bottom line of biblical Christianity is this belief: nothing we do makes us worthy of heaven (Romans 3:12; Romans 3:23; Galatians 6:7). Our only hope is accepting the redemption of Christ.

John 3:18: "Whoever believes in [Jesus] is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."(2)    

Universal salvation Mocks Grace and Justice, Insults God, Gives Men False Hope, and is A Sign of Unbelief.

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(1) We must be able to respond to the false belief of universal salvation because it is being embraced by a growing number of people due to the influence of the “ex-vangelical” community. See Wilderness Wanderers.

For full scriptural clarification of this false belief, see the Bible Love Notes Universal Salvation Collection. For a fuller explanation of God's judgment, see God Punishes and Discipline, Punishment, Condemnation. For scriptural proof of hell, see What Jesus Said About Hell and Hell is Not a Garbage Dump.

(2) Do you know the full context of the beloved verse John 3:16? It is one of many passages that prove that universal salvation is not a biblical belief. To believe universal salvation, you must pull 2-3 verses out of context and ignore hundreds of others.

John 3:16-21: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God."


Universal Salvation has a twisted view of "Good Judge, Bad Judge." This 1-minute devotion explains.



Universal Salvation has a twisted view of "Good Judge, Bad Judge." This 1-minute devotion explains.

Bible Love Notes

3 comments:

  1. Gail, your plumb line matches that of Scripture day after day after day. God bless and encourage you.

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  2. Thanks Gail. Great teaching.

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