The bible teaches Universalism...the wideness of God's salvation is demonstrated in the Bible's words, spirit, and in the history it records. Any proof-texts you could cite that appear to refute Universalism must be read in harmony with God's revealed character, which is loving, merciful and is not willing for any to perish, but that ALL should come to repentance. Does any here really doubt that He won't triumphantly accomplish what He wills? Universalism was never declared a heresy and conflating it with monergism and origenism does not help the particularist cause. Neither could the Councils legitimately anathematize as it biblical truth, indeed the very heart of the Gospel, which the church councils were called to reiterate and refine. And the ancient church is not alone in this. Even the reformers trusted in the hope of universal restoration. Martin Luther said: "God forbid that I should limit the time of acquiring faith to the present life. In the depth of the Divine mercy, there may be an opportunity to win it in the future." Listen to the angels, friends and heed their message! "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to ALL people."