Have you ever notice how universalists can’t help but change the topic when confronted with Scriptural facts which contradict their beliefs?
When universalists run smack dab into facts contrary to their cherished beliefs, like Yahweh’s promise to Abraham concerned physical seed, through his son, Isaac, not spiritual sperma, as so many universalists would like others to believe, cognitive dissonance sets in.
Universalists simply can not accept the clear teaching of Scripture concerning the Old Covenant – made with the Israelites – and the New Covenant, made with the same Isralites with which the Old Covenant was made.
Despite what universalists claim, Yahweh did not change His mind from the Old Testament when He provided the New Testament.
Universalists think Yahweh made a mistake in the Old Testament by prohibiting fornication or race mixing. They believe Yahweh is wrong for hating Esau, Malachi 1:2, for, among other issues, Esau’s race mixing with the two Hittite women and thus despising his birthright.
Race mixing (fornication) was prohibited in the OT and is still prohibited in the NT. See Romans 1:29; I Corinthian 10:8 (referring to when 23,000 Israelites fell in one day when they fornicated with the Moabite women in Numbers 24, 25); Galatians 5:19; Jude 7, etc.
If race mixing is evil in the sight of Yahweh, why would Yahshua send his disciples to preach the gospel promised to the seed of Abraham to non-Israelites?
The answer is, He didn’t.
He sent the disciples to the “lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
4Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
5These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Universalists has Yahweh/Yahshua changing His mind quite often. For example, Yahshua allegedly changed his command between Matthew 10 and Matthew 28:
19, Therefore going you instruct all of the Nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20, teaching them to keep all things whatever I have commanded to you. And behold, I am with you all the days until the consummation of the age!” (CNT)
It is those same nations of Matthew 10 that are spoken of in Matthew 28:19.
It is those same nations of Matthew 15 that are spoken of in Matthew 28:19.
24But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.