:saint: :wavey: While reading Rippon's thread on the Blood of Christ I came upon a mention of "universalism"(obviously from the calvinist frame of reference). Now I know,as anyone with even a shred of balanced Biblical sense knows, that the idea that ALL will be saved is pure rubbish(but I don't personally believe in a "limited atonement"). Just a casual glance around this defiled world we live in is evidence to the contrary. I do personally believe in both a universal church(the worldwide church of the first-born,the Lord Jesus Christ) and the local church(local assemblies of believers gathered for fellowship and service to the Lord).I firmly believe the Word of God(at least the KJV) clearly teaches both.However, I'll be happy to sit back and watch and learn while some of you more learned than I offer some coherent definitions(biblical please) as to what Universalism is or is not....or refute it if that be the case. I'll comment if need be. Thanks in advance for your opinions. Greg Perry Sr.