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Heresies

Universalism is the belief that everyone will be saved. There are many people who hold to universal salvation and believe
that all people eventually end up in heaven. Perhaps it is the idea that men and women will undergo eternal torment in hell that causes some to reject the teaching of Scripture on this issue. For some it is an over-emphasis on the love and compassion of God and the neglect of the righteousness and justice of God that leads them to believe God will have mercy on every living soul. But the Scriptures do teach that some people will spend eternity in hell.

Hyper-grace is a wave of teaching that emphasizes the grace of God to the exclusion of other vital teachings such as repentance and confession of sin. Hyper-grace teachers maintain that all past, present, and future sin has already been forgiven, so there is no need for a believer to ever confess it. Hyper-grace teaching says that, when God looks at us, He sees only a holy and righteous people. The conclusion of hyper-grace teaching is that we are not bound by Jesus teaching, even as we are not under the Law; that believers are not responsible for their sin; and that anyone who disagrees is a pharisaical legalist. In short, hyper-grace teachers pervert the grace of God eventually into a license for immorality. God is love, God is holy, God is righteous and just, and God is full of mercy.

Both teachings/lifestyles express a lack of understanding of God's justice toward the unrepentant soul and over-emphasize the grace of God, either in the future or in the past. Both teachings deny the need of confession of sin and the need to repent.