The teaching of eternal damnation is not merely a harmless untruth that we might appropriately ignore and allow to stand, but it has serious consequences. It leads to the possibility, perhaps even the inevitability, of wars, bigotry, oppression, and abuse. On the other hand, the teaching of universalism leads to equality, respect, love, and dignity for all.
Rev. Kalen Fristad has been a United Methodist minister for more than 39 years, is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship, and is President of the Christian Universalist Association. He and his wife, Darlene have traveled extensively, speaking at churches, proclaiming the hopeful message of Universalism and countering the teaching that many people will suffer for eternity in hell.
Kalen has written a book on Universalism, entitled Destined for Salvation: God’s Promise to Save Everyone, and a Study Book with the same title. His books, CDs and DVDs are available for purchase after the morning assembly..