The Evangelical Universalist Forum

Jeremiah 25:31 sounds universal but it's not


The clamor will resound to the ends of the earth,
for the Lord has an indictment against the nations;
he is entering into judgment with all flesh,
and the wicked he will put to the sword,
declares the Lord.’

It sounds like Jeremiah is describing judgment of everyone on planet earth, but the context makes it clear that this was a regional judgment, particularly on Israel. Perhaps we should keep this in mind when we read NT texts like Romans 2:5-9.


See also Jeremiah 45:5