How and where did Buddhism spread by 600 CE? [86], Islam recognizes to a certain extent the validity of the Abrahamic religions, the Quran identifying Jews, Christians, and "Sabi'un" (usually taken as a reference to the Mandaeans) as "people of the Book" (ahl al-kitab). This Greek word is the origin of the modern English word aeon, which refers to a period of time or an epoch. [99], Modern Jews such as Emmanuel Levinas advocate a universalist mindset that is performed through particularist behavior. However, the most exclusive teachings disagree. This literally means that there is only one god, and that one is wholesome, inclusive of the whole universe. "[67] Similarly, in the Bhagavad Gītā (4:11), God, manifesting as an incarnation, states: "As people approach me, so I receive them. There is as great a need for singularity among nations as there is for individuality among individuals. [66] A well-known Rig Vedic hymn says: "Truth is One, though the sages know it variously. [11] All practitioners of this school of Buddhism aspire to become fully enlightened, so as to save other beings. That's why they have a missionary impulse. [69], While Hinduism has an openness and tolerance towards other religions, it also has a wide range of diversity within it. [13], Universalists cite numerous Biblical passages which reference the salvation of all beings. Quran 9:5 (Translated by Muhammad Abdel-Haleem). As of 2006, fewer than about 20% of Unitarian Universalists identified themselves as Christian. Indians call their religion the Sanatan Dharma, which means "Universal Religion." "This seems to be favored on the assumption that it helps explain the power religion has to bind a person to a community, culture, course of action, ideology, etc. The Latin book Cur Deus Homo explains that God donate the soul and a guardian angel to any human being but he can't donate the forgiveness of sins and the eternal salavation in Paradise to anyone, even baptized. The Universal Religion series has never seemed to let trance starving fans downs. It further goes on to state that all of creation, and all energy is part of this primordial being. "[26], Dr. Ken Vincent writes that "When it (aion) was translated into Latin Vulgate, "aion" became "aeternam" which means "eternal". In the teachings of the Baháʼí Faith, a single God has sent all the historic founders of the world religions in a process of progressive revelation. Christian universalism refers to the idea that every human will be saved in a religious or spiritual sense. Some universalists believe that all punishment is accomplished here on earth, while others believe it is future event with a loss of rewards, and not a physical punishment. [14] In addition, they argue that an eternal hell is both unjust, and against the nature and attributes of a loving God. [7], Within this universal view, the unity of humanity is one of the central teachings of the Baháʼí Faith. Between 1648-1697 English activist Gerrard Winstanley, writer Richard Coppin, and dissenter Jane Leade, each taught that God would grant all human beings salvation. (yo͞o′nə-vûr′sə-lĭz′əm) n. 1. Some Bible verses he cites and are cited by other Christian Universalists are: Christian universalists point towards the mistranslations of the Greek word αιών (Lit. Many forms of universalism, such as utilitarianism, are non-absolutist. [9]:138 Thus, because all humans have been created equal, they all require equal opportunities and treatment. "[68] The Hindu religion has no theological difficulties in accepting degrees of truth in other religions. Universal, one religion for all of mankind. People who taught this doctrine in America would later become known as the Universalist Church of America.[21]. Although Universalism has appeared at various times in Christian history, most notably in the works of Origen of Alexandria in the 3rd century, as an organized movement it had its beginnings in the United States in the middle of the 18th century. It is, in short, the Universal Religion. The cults are particularly guilty of using biblical words with non-biblical definitions. The Triptych pattern is visible on the facades of the most famous Secret Society headquarters. They point to historical evidence showing that some early fathers of the church were universalists, and attribute the origin of the idea of hell as eternal to mistranslation.