𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨 𝙃𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙖𝙮𝙨;
𝙋𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙢? 𝘽𝙖𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩? 𝘾𝙖𝙡𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙢? 𝘾𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙢? 𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙚𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙚𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙧. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩, 𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙖𝙙𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙢. 𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙞𝙩 𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙢, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙢 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙚 𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙢. 𝙅𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙗𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙡𝙮 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙢, 𝙢𝙮 𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝘽𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙮 𝙗𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙡𝙮 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩. 𝙏𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙤𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝟯𝟬 𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙩. 𝙄𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙪𝙧𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙤 𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙛𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨.
Chris Harrison and myself are friends. We have spent time both over the phone and face to face, discussing the various aspects of what he covered in this lengthy, reasoned essay. I am what Chris refers to as a “Redemptionist”.There are three noteworthy things raised in this first paragraph.
(1) Baptist Chris will readily identify as a Protestant, but NOT as a Methodist. How so? Because Chris knows that the term “Protestant” is simply an umbrella term for multiple belief systems, of which one happens to be known as “Baptist”. Others identify as Brethren, Presbyterians, Salvation Army and so on, multiple thousands in fact, (all of which claim that the same Holy Spirit led them to their highly divergant positions from which some would gladly murder others as their tragic history of self righteousness clearly shows).. Even so “Universalism” is simply an umbrella term for multiple belief systems, of which one happens to be known as , “Redemptionism “.
(2) Chris says here that redemptionism can hurt the truth. In other words, Chris is plainly saying that while the tenets of Redemptionism hurt the truth, what Chris himself believes constitutes absolute truth. He positions himself as a truth bearer as opposed to the lies of redemptionism, (or the UNtruth of Redemptionism – same difference).
So it is from Chris Harrison’s opening claim that we will proceed to analyse his following statements. We love Chris dearly, and find that in that atmosphere of shared love, to which he also refers, “iron sharpens iron” as ther old Bible saying goes, and thus we all win in love.
It is a truism, that a person whose income is dependent on being heard to “believe and say the right things”, can be truly relied upon to live and die by party politics, or in Chris’s case, right and proper Baptist thinking. That by itself,is deeply troubling, for many reasons, most of which are outside the orbit of this response. I am not casting aspersions on Chris’s character, but rather simply observing a factual situation into which Chris fits. Updates on these responses may be found at www.gospelrevolution (.) com https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/redemptionism