David Platt: “Do We Really Believe What We’re Saying?”

A powerful challenge for those critiquing universalism—we must fight not only “intellectual universalism” (taught by “others”) but also “functional universalism” (modeled by many of us):

(HT: Justin Taylor)

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2 comments

  1. Is there a sense in which functional universalism and functional hyper Calvinism can look similar in terms of evangelism. It is interesting that as the emerging church has developed it has polarised itself from fundamental Christianity yet it seems to me the more extreme you get in your theology the less need there is for God to be made known.

    1. Hi Sam,
      “Is there a sense in which functional universalism and functional hyper Calvinism can look similar in terms of evangelism?” Yes, totally! Both have a numbing effect because the urgency is removed through erroneous theology.
      Extreme (un-biblical) positions will always caricature/debase the nature God. Whether or not it diminishes the desire to make him known is an interesting thought. Certainly emerging types are eager to re-represent/redefine God after our image. Hence the diminished God who is only love.

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