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How do the Orthodox Approach Universalism

bwallace23350

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From my understanding it is something that can be hoped for but it can't be taught as true. In this you are all are more flexible than those in the West for the most part.
 

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Universal Salvation = the Deliverance of all mankind and the cosmos from Death = Resurrection of the Dead = Death and the kingdom of Death shall be thrown into the Lake of Fire
 
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I believe what you have said is accurate. Bishop Kallistos ( Timothy) Ware in his book: The Orthodox Church, writes, “It is heretical to say that all must be saved, for this is to deny free will; but it is legitimate to hope that all may be saved.” ( Chapter 12: The Church of God).
 
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•The Fifth Ecumenical Council - The Second Council of Constantinople. (553 A.D.)

• The Anathematisms of the Emperor Justinian Against Origen.

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If anyone says or thinks that the punishment of demons and of impious men is only temporary, and will one day have an end, and that a restoration (apokatastasij) will take place of demons and of impious men, Let Him Be Anathema.

Anathema to Origen and to that Adamantius, who set forth these opinions together with his nefarious and execrable and wicked doctrine and to whomsoever there is who thinks thus, or defends these opinions, or in any way hereafter at any time shall presume to protect them.
 

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From my understanding it is something that can be hoped for but it can't be taught as true.
Yes, that's a well-known position, at least in the English-speaking world (I don't know about Russia, Greece, etc.)
 
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