Why I unpublished the Universalist hate speech

by Matt Slick

It is my intention to be as biblical as possible, and though I do not always live up to the claim, I do lay my failures and faults at the foot of the cross and seek forgiveness and sanctification.

Years ago the Universalists invaded the discussion forums and, to make a long story short, became rather vitriolic and condemning. Recently in the first few months of 2015, I've encountered more Universalists on Facebook.  I have found myself reexperiencing the hatred of the Universalists from years ago and also in that struggled with "remembering their sins" (1 Cor. 13:5). 

The Lord Jesus has forgiven me of a great many things that he will continue to do so. So, with admitted reluctance, I have unpublished the hate speech from the Universalists. However, I must confess that there is a residual and strong negative feeling towards them, and I need to not hold all Universalists responsible for the travesties of some.

So, I've unpublished three articles that listed the various attacks and vitriol from the Universalists those years ago. They are still on CARM but not accessible to the public. Perhaps later, if God grants, my heart will follow my actions and a deeper forgiveness will come.  But for now, one step at a time.




About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.