"Patristic Universalism" was Published in 2013 and was the result of David's careful research. "Patristic Universalism" presents scriptural, philosophical, and historical support for the universalist view and demonstrates why it was the model advocated by some of the earliest and greatest church fathers. David has taught a variety of apologetics classes. His passion is to provide information that defends the historical evidence of the Christian faith. His most recent work is "Assessing the Synoptic Problem" which defends the literary independence view. David and his wife Wendy have been in the ministry for 23 years and have been married 35 years.
"I would fall into the category of a hopeful Universalist. While I find strong scriptural evidence for my position, I can certainly understand why other views regarding what happens to those who die apart from Christ have been advocated. But I would also say that everyone--no what matters their eschatological understanding might be--must likewise be hopeful rather than dogmatic about their particular views for none of us truly knows what will happen at the end of this age."
- David Burnfield
"There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love]."
- 1 John 4:18 AMP
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