A recently cancelled thread called :Calvin's Amillennialism And Infant Baptism Sat/Nep made several comments directed toward me. He said,among other things;"One of your problems is that you are a universalis,which goes right along with Catholic doctrine. The universal church,to your dismay,has no function here on earth carrying out the Lord's work...It's obvious you have little regard for the local church. Sat/Nep: do you believe Acts 20;28? It says : "the church of God which He bought with His own blood." Does the shed blood of Christ upon the cross apply to the Church Universal or not? Of couse it applies to all regenerate people scattered around the globe --members of the Church Universal! ______________________________________________________ Have you ever sung The Church's One Foundation Is Jesus Christ Her Lord? Did you believe the words you sang? These are some snips from it. She is from every nation,Yet one o'er all the earth The church will never perish! and the great church victorious shall be the church at rest. Yet she on earth hath union with God the three in one. ______________________________________________ Sat/Nep: the Bride of Christ is the church universal. All the local bodies of bvelievers scattered throughout the earth constitutes the Church Universal. To be a Universalist one would have to believe that every sinle person will be going to Heaven. I obviously do not hold to that. But of course,you have deliberately used terminology to confuse matters. As for your remark to me about the local church. You are being nonsensical. Others may chime in here on this theme.