In most conversations about universal reconciliation, the same 5–7 verses are used as proof text for an eternal hell. In this article, I’ll give a quick overview of how I understand these verses as a universalist.
In this poem, I put into words my deep belief in God’s restorative justice. His judgment is driven by love, refining us through fire and bringing forth our true selves. It acknowledges the painful yet transformative process of His justice, ultimately leading to restoration and wholeness. Through refining fire and the unveiling of truth, His justice will reconcile all things and lead every heart to repentance.