the result of the combination of the two concepts - first, Jesus told his followers to spread his word throughout the world, thus making his teachings universal and second, the pagan Romans also considered their secular empire universal. (p. 164)
A Protestant Christian religion which held as one of its central tenets the idea of universal salvation--everyone would go to Heaven. It existed in various forms from the 900's until 1961, when the Universalist Church of America merged with the American Unitarian Association to form the Unitarian Universalist Association.
the belief that everyone will ultimately be saved. Universalists deny the existence of eternal torment in hell and see all religions as different paths to the same God. The Bible teaches that salvation comes only through faith in Jesus (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Mark 16:16).