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eventually end up in Heaven, it’s just a matter of when they will end up there. In conclusion we see that a Bible is a unique kind of text. There are different kinds of meanings of the scriptures based on who reads it. Luke 13:23-2 is one of the more difficult scriptures to understand what God is attempting to say to us. On one hand the scripture tells us that many will make every effort to enter the kingdom of God, but some will not make it. I take this to mean that many are destined to go to Heaven, but many will not because of free will. All three of the theologians mentioned had valid points that were supported by various scriptures. If Ihad to chose which theologian I agreed with the most, it would be Origen’s interpretation. From the way that the Bible is written, one could assume that we are all still going to Heaven no matterwhat. I also agree with Nichols Thomas Wright’s view on universalism as well. Although we are all sinners, we are destined to get to Heaven. Simultaneously, I know that God is an all-loving God and that he loves all his children. Just like any other mother or father who would want nothing but the best for their children. With all of the talk of grace and mercy, one could only think that as long as there is the option for repentance, we will all meet in Heaven. The real question is what happens when a person waits until it’s too late to repent? This is an answer that has been pondering people for centuries. There is no real way to find out what happens to us when we die until it happens. The best thing to do is to live our life in a Christlike manner and strive to please God while doing so.
ReferencesHumphries, Thomas L. Who Is Chosen? Four Theories about Christian Salvation.Wipf & Stock,2017.Many are called, but Who is Chosen?Resource Workbooks 1 & 2
The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)online, .Wright, N.T. For All the Saints? Remembering the Christian Departed. Rethink the Tradition.2003.