Universalist Christianity teaches that there are many ways to God, and/or that everyone will be saved.
Jesus said He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one comes to the Father but through Him.
I believe there are many ways that people find Jesus. However, even though there may be many ways to find Christ, Christ alone is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Salvation cannot be found through another deity or through religion.
We want to believe in universal salvation because the thought of anyone being lost or in torment for eternity is horrifying. We don’t want Hell to exist. We don’t want anyone to end up in Hell.
Our State, Our Destiny
We must realize our state before God apart from Jesus the Savior.
We have sinned against Him.
We are faced with an infinite fine (eternal death) that we will be forever paying, for we have violated God’s infinite holiness, truth, and love.
Universalism worships a god who is “loving” but unjust and unholy.
If we embrace only the loving side of God and not the just and holy side, we are worshiping a false god (an idol). We have made a god according to our own desires and will, rather than worshiping the true God.
Worshiping a universalist “God” is idolatry.
The god of universalism must be an imperfect and unrighteous judge to let sin go unpunished.
But God is a righteous and holy Judge.
What does a good Judge do? He sees that justice is served – that a price is paid for the crime.
But the Lord abides forever;
He has established His throne for judgment,
And He will judge the world in righteousness;
He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.
In Christ, both God’s love and His justice were displayed. Love and Truth met at the cross.
Lovingkindness and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
God made a way for our justice (death for sin) to be served on His Son on our behalf so that we could be set free (love).
Yet many choose to reject this gift, trying to instead please God on their own merit or through their own efforts or religion or rites, which is impossible.
They are trying to know God without knowing Christ.
They are trying to please God apart from trusting in – leaning on – Christ.
Even religious people who know about Christ often try to reach God apart from relationship with Christ.
Many religious people don’t actually know Christ.
They too are sadly worshiping a false god.
“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”
The Word (Christ) is the way to life. There is no path to God apart from Him.