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‘God Never Condemned Us’ Sunday

Outlaw’s Bridge Universalist Church, 4408 N.C. Highway 111 N., Seven Springs, is hosting the Rev. Brian Clougherty, who will give the sermon “God Never Condemned Us,” at 11 a.m. Sunday. The title comes from a line in the Swedish movie, “As it is in Heaven,” released in 2004.

In the movie, the wife of an uptight, stern minister says, “There is no sin!… I have thought. The church invented sin. Handing out guilt with one hand then offering redemption with the other. It’s all a lie, hot air, to suppress people, to gain power.”

This sermon looks at that claim in light of the Universalist belief that there is no eternal Hell since God is Love, according to a release from the church. The Rev. Claudia M. Frost is pastor at the church.

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