As a follow-up to Lemuel Haynes’ sermon, “Universal Salvation: A Very Ancient Doctrine”, I thought I would post the following. In addition to being a preacher and theologian, Rev. Haynes was also a poet. The poem, “Universalism Indeed” was published along with the sermon posted previously.
Below, you will find the text of a sermon entitled Universal Salvation: A Very Ancient Doctrine. It was a sermon well-known in its day, going through many editions on both sides of the Atlantic.
The circumstances behind the production of this sermon may be of interest.
Following yesterday’s biographical sketch of Lemuel Haynes, several people asked for resources which would allow them to learn more about this faithful pastor. Below, you will find links to a number of readily available sources.
As followers of Christ, we need to be discerning. And in order to be discerning, we need to know how to read closely, carefully, and critically. We must not simply accept what anyone says until we have examined him.
Here is an interesting post, written by a scientist, about witnessing scientists, approaching the subject from a presuppositional perspective, and in the process, offering a helpful critique of evidential apologetics.
Truth matters. I believe that. I believe that truth matters, and because I believe that truth matters, I believe that issues of truth are worth discussing. I also believe that disagreements over issues ought not be taken as a personal offense.
I suppose that there is still plenty to criticize in this little joke. But I may have a few beams to take care of first.
Rejoice! The devil has been defeated…by a seed.
What is this most trustworthy of statements? Simply this: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.