Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:43 pm
by Paidion
Jason you wrote: But my main question is whether these people will ever be saved from their sins. If so, then yes it's universalism. If not, then it's a variety of eternal conscious torment, only with less 'torment' per se. (Eternal conscious inconvenient punishment for sin. Whatever.)

As I understand Charles' belief (and I don't personally subscribe to it; I'm a full-blown believer in universal reconciliation AND salvation), his belief is that the lost will also be saved from their sins in the sense that they will perceive their error, repent, and no longer be enemies of God. They will submit to him fully. But they will not qualify for heaven since they didn't become Christians in this life. It would seem that Charles leaves them somewhere in limbo. I would like to know just what his thoughts are about their eternal condition, but I can't seem to get an answer from him.