The Destiny of the Unevangelized Debate

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Religion and Theology
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# UNIVERSITY THE DESTINY OF THE UNEVANGELIZED (STUDENT’S NAME) RELIGION AND THEOLOGY # PROFESSOR # 9 MAY 2013 The Destiny of the Unevangelized Debate What will happen ultimately to the multitude of people who have never been evangelized? Will they be eternally damned, or will they be saved since it wasn’t their fault that they have not been evangelized?


The view that one will adopt on whether divine election is conditional or unconditional will determine in a big way the position that one will take on the destiny of the unevangelized debate. In the Christian tradition, we have two schools of thought on divine predestination: the Calvinism and the Arminianism 2. The proponents of Calvinism are of the view that divine predestination is unconditional, while the proponents of Arminianism hold the contrary view that divine election is conditional. On this basis, we can broadly view the debate on the fate of the unevangelized as the debate between the Calvinists and the Arminianists. This paper evaluates the debate on the destiny of the unevangelized and analysis the philosophical arguments used to support the various positions on this debate. Also, the paper evaluates the biblical verses used to support the arguments, and at the end of the paper, a clear position is taken based on the critical analysis of the issues raised in this paper. The paper begins with an analysis of the four views expressed by Boyd and Eddy on the debate about the destiny of the unevangelized 3. The following are the four views on the fate of the unevangelized that are discussed by Boyd and Eddy in their book, Across the Spectrum. ...
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