- The bible explicitly teaches that through Jesus Christ all people will be rescued from death. (1 Corinthians 15:22-26, 1 John 2:2, 1 Timothy 4:10)
- The bible explicitly teaches that God does not punish infinitely. (Micah 7:18, Lamentations 3:31-33, Isaiah 57:16-18, Isaiah 54:8, Proverbs 11:1, Psalms 145:13-14)
Using these two principles alone provides a basic biblical introduction for those who are unfamiliar with the doctrine of Universal Salvation. Once we understand that the atoning work of Christ is the bases for the resurrection of the dead, including all of mankind, then we only need to determine if God punishes people without end.
To further reinforce that God does not punish people eternally we merely need to understand that “eternal punishment” does not exist in the original language of the bible. The idea of eternal punishment was imposed upon the Latin manuscripts by the Roman church in the dark ages. The tradition of eternal punishment later found it’s way into other translations including English. But not all English translations have eternal punishment in the text. For example if you read Young’s Literal translation or the Rotherham’s Emphasized bible you will not find the phrase “eternal punishment”.