I’ve been studying universal salvation for quite some time. There is one theme in books defending US that puzzles me somewhat. It is the importance of making definitive decision for Christ. Decision is described as a pivotal happening, a one time happening or a step that moves one from one room to an other. I sense there is some kind of binary thinking here, your relation to Christ is either 1 or 0. For example in Kronen & Reitan: God’s Final Victory lots or room is given to analyze this one time change in ones will and relation to Christ.
Now, what I am questioning is the following. Is our relationship to salvation such a binary matter? Is that best way to describe it? Other possibility would be to think it as a gradual movement. It can be compared to falling in love. It does not happen in one moment (usually, exceptions are allowed). Instead there is a gradual movement, first you like her, then like more, then more and some day you call it love. Is it possible to think that our coming to Christ is similar thing? More a process than an instant change.