Position Paper - Ruth Bryan Intro to Chr. Miss. Franklin...

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Ruth Bryan Intro to Chr. Miss. Franklin April 14, 2008 Destiny of the Unevangelized Paper I have read 100% of this book. The view that I can identify most with from the book “What About Those Who Have Never Heard” by Fackre, Nash, and Sanders is Inclusivism, which is the view that suggests that “The unevangelized may be saved if they respond in faith to God based on the revelation they have.” The other views expressed in the book are Restrictivism, and Divine Perseverance; the other dominant views that are not described in depth are Universal Opportunity Before Death and Universalism. Inclusivism is essentially the view that the unevangelized can go to heaven without being a “Christian” based on their personal response to God as he reveals himself to them. The key scriptures presented as evidence for this view are John 12:32, Acts 10:43, and Timothy 4:10. At the heart of this view is the belief that “Jesus died for the sins of all people,” and that “God wants the salvation Jesus provides to be made available to all people.” Sanders gives five main points as evidence that Jesus’ atonement is absolutely mandatory for the salvation of everyone. He also
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