- Feb 15, 2007
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It's theorized that as Universalist churches popped up in Tennessee in the early 1900s, Universalist theology (built upon Calvinist ideas) filtered into a subgroup of the Primitive Baptists, leading to the Primitive Baptist Universalist group developing by the 1940s.Porter ODoran said:That's not what Primitive Baptists believe (I grew up among them). However, it's a common belief among mainline Reformed churches, at its height during the Universalist movement ca. 1800.Jetavan said:The problem with Calvinism is that it doesn't go far enough. If all men are corrupted because of the sin done by the First Adam, then all men (and women, most likely) are saved because of the divinity embodied by the Second Adam. There's a small group of Primitive Baptists in Appalachia (especially Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky) who take Calvinism to it's logical conclusion.
PBUs believe in hell, but for them hell occurs in this life, as a result of sinful living. Living a righteous life leads to a life of deep joy. At the resurrection, all will live fully in God's presence. Thus, PBUs are sometimes called "No Hellers".