Some of the more popular verses include:
Romans 5:18-19 - "Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift
came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."
John 1:29 -
"Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!"
1 Timothy 4:10 - "For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach because we trust in the
living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe."
Genesis 12:3 - "I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
1 John 2:2 - "And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the
1 Cor. 15:21-23 - "For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming."
John 12:32 - "If I am lifted up from the
earth, I will draw all peoples to myself ."
Colossians 1:19-20 - "For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross."
As we can see from the sampling
of the above verses, Universalists like to especially focus on verses that speak about Jesus being the propitiation for the sins of the world and verses that speak about God's blessings for all men. But
in actuality, all these supposed "universalist" passages have a simple explanation which is that these types of verses are simply explaining the Good News that Christ DID, in fact, die for ALL and His atoning death had been made available for everyone in the world. By his life, death, and resurrection Jesus Christ reconciled God to the world and the world
to God. BUT the part of the message of salvation that Universalists don't want to speak about is the fact that personal salvation requires personal acceptance of that reconciliation. Hell is a place for people who refuse to
be reconciled to God and they willfully choose to go since they refuse His loving invitation of grace to repent of all ungodliness and worldly lusts and to continue abiding in Him on this righteous
path (Titus 2:11-12).
This is an obvious theme throughout the entire Bible, but the Universalists only want to cherry pick the verses that please their ear-tickling doctrine, while ignoring countless other scripture.
They seek to ignore all Scripture that points to the fact that the gifts of salvation are only available to all in the world who come to the Lord with a sincerely repentant heart that has turned from all ways of darkness and now lives to love and obey the
Lord with all their heart.