[quote=Vinko]I don’t think it is “puddling in a pool of heresy.”
It is a fair question… and a fair topic to PONDER.
Nobody here has made any dogmatic declaration.
One of the Saints… I believe St. Terese of Avila… had a private revelation that ALL receive some kind of “final grace” AT death. God reaches out to us… we can turn to Him… or reject Him. Some DO reject Him. Because of their hearts. (I don’t think this is universalism)
Maybe all we are taught is to keep us CLOSE and RIGHT with our Lord. Keep our HEARTS “right.”
But, then again… this is private revelation. The Church has not approved or dissapproved of this notion.
I say follow our Lord the best you can. PRAY. Trust in Him. Stay close to mother Church who will show us what our Lord wants.
What else can you do?
From This Rock:
…Since universalism already has been condemned by the Church as heretical, neo-universalists have tried to distinguish their position from the condemned version. Unlike prior universalists, they have not claimed that the devil will be reconciled with God (something Scripture and the Church have explicitly rejected). Instead, they simply have failed to discuss the fact that demons will be in hell (prompting one to wonder why, if God did not lift up all the angels who fell [2 Peter 2:4] why he should do so for all men).
They also typically say that, although we cannot assert that hell is empty, we may hope, even confidently hope, that it is empty. If such a maneuver was able to deflect the charge of heresy, it still would be gravely suspect and perhaps proximate to heresy. To allow such a move would pose grave risks for theology generally, since one could take numerous dogmatic definitions and say, “While we cannot assert that this condemned proposition is true, we may confidently hope that it is true.”
Most fundamentally, the idea that we may hope that hell is empty is against the teaching of Scripture. Even if one were to write off all of Scripture’s warnings about hell as purely hypothetical, Scripture directly asserts that many will not be saved…
See the whole article at the site I pegged.
Now I do not mind discussiong HOW this heresy is infecting the Churchmen and even the liturgy and Bible translations, of the last 100 years. I think much good could come from it.
BUT, to discuss it as whether it’s a truth or heresy, is ludicrous. St Anyone notwithstanding.
The 2 items of consequence in my previous post still stand.