Shal all be saved?   2 comments

“All around us, to right and left, in front and behind, above and below, we have only to go a little beyond the frontier of sensible appearances in order to see the divine welling up and showing through. But it is not only close to us, in front of us, that the divine presence has revealed itself. It has sprung up universally, and we find ourselves so surrounded and transfixed by it, that there is no room left to fall down and adore it, even within ourselves.” Teilhard de Chardin

It sounds good doesn’t it ? it sounds right. But Teilhard de Chardin was a universalist and a pantheist. A man who believed and taught that God is in everything and everything is in God. The Bible teaches that God is above His Creation, not subject to it. It has been said before that “God created man in His own image, and Man tried to return the favour”
We cannot reduce God to our level. What results is a whole pandora’s box of heresies. Out of such thought comes, worship of “Mother Earth” The basic tents of Wicca, Hinduism, Budhism the society of Tree huggers and the like. Al indulge in the fantasy that if you meditate enough, attain magical powers become enlightened enough, then you be a little “g” god. The Christian word faith and Christian contemplatives also fall into this trap. It is the old lie of the devil made to look new, “ let us be like the most High..let us arise and Gods in our own right”

The reality of evil is not an illusion, there is power to be had, but for a season only, worship of any other than the One true God is foolish, but still many indulge in the mystical world of the spirit without a clue of what they are letting themselves in for.

Did Christ die for all? Indeed, Christ died for all. Will all be saved? No. Why not? Because God’s Kingdom is a Kingdom of Love and Justice. And those who practice wickedness chose not to have part in God’s Kingdom. A quick definition will be in order here, “God’s Kingdom is where God’s Rule is established and God’s will is done”
Being over familiar with our creator is treading on dangerous ground, God is not mocked, a man will reap what he sows. And that is pretty much a rule of life isn’t it.
Lets face it, Jesus promised that “we will have trouble” if we are faithfull to His Gospel. Because His Gospel insists, that Jesus is God and the only way to the Father. It insists that the Bible is right and infallible and it insists that there is no other way to God.
Are all God’s children? Yes we are because we come from Him we are His by Creation, He gave us our life. So we are His to do with as He pleases. Is it too hard too believe that some He made for noble purposes and some for not so noble purposes? Can He not predestine some for salvation and some for damnation? Can He not then choose who He saves and who He damns?

Of course, he can. He is God. He can do whatever He pleases. Can He save and save to the utmost even those who give themselves to sin. No question about it. There is no one like our God, showing mercy to thousands upon thousands in each generation. Teilhard de Chardin makes the mistake of assuming on the nature and character of God, he has a earthbound theology, a logic and a reasoning that considers the things seen and not the things unseen.

Does God reveal Himself in His Creation? Of course, but Chardin’s reasoning like the reasoning of many others, lead to a worship of self. A self sufficiency that is heretical to say the least, because it assumes we can save ourselves.
I understand why so many people reach out to the magical and mystical, some from disillusionment with the church and some just from plain curiosity with alternative spirituality.
My view. Stick to ancients paths, The paths the men and women have through the ages walked with God. The tried and tested way. Let God be God with you and do justly, love mercy and walk Humbly with thy God. The is the prescribed way. If its int the Bible, its true, and if its in the Bible Alternative spirtuality leads only to misery and suffering and has no real answers to the human dilemma.


Posted March 8, 2010 by Reformed and renewed in Uncategorized

2 responses to “Shal all be saved?

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  1. I didn't think the first paragraph sounded good. Did anyone else?

  2. Its only good if you are Emergent

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