The clarifying statement on hell that cost me a teaching job

The clarifying statement on hell that cost me a teaching job August 28, 2013

For what it’s worth, here is article 10 of Trinity Western University’s statement of faith:

God’s gospel requires a response that has eternal consequences. We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

And here is my clarifying statement re: that article that got me disqualified from teaching:

Based on a number of theological arguments, as well as Bible passages, such as Romans 11:32, “For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all,” 1 Corinthians 15:22, “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive,” Romans 5:18-19, “Then as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one man’s act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man’s obedience many will be made righteous,” and others, I hold out the hope that all people will ultimately be reconciled to God. This does not negate the notion of divine justice or accountability. However, it sees divine justice as a means to an end—reconciliation—rather than an end in itself. A fuller clarification of my position can be found here:

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