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Why are efforts wasted? If you had a child would it not matter to you if she went to hell first rather than directly to heaven?
It matters in the short run. Therefore it matters & what humans do matters.
The truth is never a “problem”. It’s to the glory of God. His love doesn’t expire like a carton of milk. As in antibiblical Endless Damnationist dogmas (unending torments and endless annihilationism).
You’ve provided no evidence of that. All you see is the negative motive of fear. What you don’t see is the powerful positive motivation of love in serving a truly loving God Who is worthy of being loved. Not the false caricature of God that has turned so many Christians & church goers in disgust away from God. That causes many millions of unbelievers to mock and never even consider the gospel (good news, not your horrific news). That’s what your belief leads to. Love Omnipotent is not an unfeeling terminator machine or sadist who so easily & eternally abandons the beings He created in His own image & likeness & suffered for.
Everyone is not saved now & you’ve failed to show anything about universal salvation is illogical. What’s illogical is why you deny Love Omnipotent will eventually save all. Is it because He is not powerful enough or because He doesn’t want to?
Your fallen human reasoning, however, recalls where many people’s hearts are at with regard to Jesus, i.e. only as a fire insurance policy. Or, in the case of others, an endless nonexistence policy. A question could be asked: are such people even saved?
If everyone thought like you, there would be no one arguing against the universal salvation position based on the Scriptures. Clearly all the apologists who argue against universalism using the Bible do not agree with your “logic”. You alone are the only one i’ve ever heard use such an argument. Evidently with good reason.
Universal salvation is the teaching of God’s Word. Your fallen human reasonings on this subject don’t matter, are illogical & irrelevant:
Isa.55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
1Tim.4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. 11 These things command and teach.
7 Myths About Universalism (by Robin Parry):