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1 Tim 2:3-4P a g e | 1MatthewRamos1 Tim 2:3-4Argumentative EssaySalvation: Christian Tradition REL-210RS-OL0128 February 2020
1 Tim 2:3-4P a g e | 2Table of ContentsIntroduction…………………………3Origen of Alexandria.……….….…..3-4John Calvin.........................………..4-5My Personal View……...….……….5-7Conclusion………………………….7References………………………….8
1 Tim 2:3-4P a g e | 3“This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come toknowledge of the truth.” - 1 Tim 2:3-4IntroductionUniversalism is the belief in the salvation of all souls. The certainty that no matter what we will all end up in heaven next to God. There are many schools of thought here within Christian history, and one of the most distinguished being Origen of Alexandria. While he may have been one of the originators of this concept, many others believe that most are doomed to spend an eternal life in Hell for the sins they were predestined to commit. Predestination is the doctrine that God has perpetually chosen those whom he expects to ultimately save. John Calvinis noted as creating Calvinism, or double predestination, which is that God has determined from the beginning who he will and will not save regardless of faith, love, or merit. Both of these Theologian are on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to discussing our salvation and what comes next. I will be discussing each of their views, as well as how I interpret their views into my own opinions on the verse selected. Origen of Alexandria“Origen speculates that Hell is remediation for sins, and therefore not eternal.” (Humphries, Who is Chosen pg. 360) Origen sees Hell as a temporary solution as a way to “cleanse” your soul until you are pure enough to get into heaven. He was regarded as the first great repudiator of an eternal Hell.

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