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Frank Viola’s “reconciled universe” heresy

February 13, 2014

“[Frank] Viola teaches the heresy that the universe has already been reconciled to God through Christ’s cross.

‘And by that horrible death, He reconciled a fallen cosmos to God’ (Viola and Sweet, Jesus Manifesto, p. 28).

‘I [Jesus] made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of My blood on the cross’ (Jesus Manifesto, location 2804).

In fact, though God’s goal is to reconcile all things, reconciliation will occur in stages, with the New Testament believer as the first fruits (Colossians 1:20-21).

At this time, the creation is most definitely not reconciled to God. Paul tells us that the whole creation still groans together under God’s curse (Romans 8:22). The cosmos will not be reconciled unto God until the current heaven and earth are replaced with a new heaven and a new earth (2 Peter 3:10-13).

Unbelievers are not presently reconciled to God. They are invited to be reconciled through faith in Christ (2 Cor. 5:18-20). But those who die in unbelief will never be reconciled to God but will endure eternal punishment in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15).”

– David Cloud