I have a few brief questions for you if you wouldn’t mind, but please feel no obligation to answer unless you’d like to. I can see you’re very busy as is.
There’s a few verses that I’ve heard you or other Universalists cite, or even that I’ve found in the past, that seem now like they’re pulled out of their context to me. I was hoping to get some clarification on a couple of these:
1 Timothy 2:4 - “…who wants all men to be saved and come to knowledge of the truth.” In the context of the sentence before this (about praying for Kings), wouldn’t this verse be describing all “kinds” of people, rather than “every single” individual?
1 Corinthians 3:15 - “If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” Isn’t this only describing those who have already “built on the foundation” of Jesus Christ (v 12)? wouldn’t this just describe a sort of immediate judgment upon those already saved?"
1 Corinthians 15:22 - “…in Christ all shall be made alive.” - Isn’t this passage referring only to bodily resurrection?
Ephesians 4:12 - “…he ascended on high with the captives…” - Did he ascend from hell or from earth?
Thanks so much for all you do,