Study Catechism: Will all human beings be saved?

The Study Catechism (authored primarily by George Hunsinger) is a profound document that deals in question-answer format with the major areas of the Christian faith. In preparation for my future series on universalism, I wish to present two of the questions for public consideration.

Question 49. Will all human beings be saved?
No one will be lost who can be saved. The limits to salvation, whatever they may be, are known only to God. Three truths above all are certain. God is a holy God who is not to be trifled with. No one will be saved except by grace alone. And no judge could possibly be more gracious than our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Heb. 10:31, Rom. 11:32, Luke 15:4-7, Eph. 2:8, 1 Tim. 2:3-4, John 3:17-18, Ezek. 18:32, 2 Cor. 5:14-15)

Question 51. How will God deal with the followers of other religions?
God has made salvation available to all human beings through Jesus Christ, crucified and risen. How God will deal with those who do not know or follow Christ, but who follow another tradition, we cannot finally say. We can say, however, that God is gracious and merciful, and that God will not deal with people in any other way than we see in Jesus Christ, who came as the Savior of the world. (Rev. 7:9, Ps. 103:8, John 3:19, Titus 2:11)


s said…
I look forward to your take on universalism. It is something I have been attempting getting to grips with for a while now.
Future series on universalism? How much ink needs to be spilled over that officially condemned heresy? :-)
Shane said…
I like the two quotes above. Seems like a nice little catechism.