Have you ever been lied to? Sure you have…
I am not talking about a little white lie where no one gets hurt.
The lie that I am referring to has been so persistent and so widespread that it somehow became the truth to most Christians. In Christianity, the orthodox position is what the majority believes. The orthodox Christian views of today are radically different from the views of the Christians in the first two hundred years after Christ. Let us look at a few facts:
1. The early Greek speaking church fathers all believed that all of God’s creation would be eventually restored. This belief is now known as Universal Restoration and it was orthodox at that time.
2. The early church fathers spoke Greek and knew that aion (noun) and aionios (adjective) did not and could not mean forever, forever and ever or eternal. Those words referred to an age or a period of time that had a beginning and an end.