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A Wayne

I was born in a small town in Canada near Halifax and grew up with three older brothers.

Both of my parents were ministers at various times in their lives and my oldest brother was also a pastor for some time.

Growing up in this environment, it was just expected that I was to be a Christian too. Although I did consider myself one, by the time I was 20 and on my own, I had stopped attending church and stopped really spending much time at all working on my Spiritual side.

If someone asked me if I was a Christian, I'd affirm that I was, but looking back now, I was most certainly not and perhaps had never truly been.
It was only when challenged by my then girlfriend about hell that I truly started to question this doctrine.

Very shortly into my research, I came across the term "Universalism". I was stunned by the fact that Universal Salvation actually had Biblical backing and no one ever told me about it.

I read book after book, wanting to know more and more about it. After reading a few books I started reading my Bible a lot more.

I read books such as Rob Bell's "Love Wins", Thomas Talbott's "The Inescapable Love of God" and Gerry Beauchemin's "Hope Beyond Hell".

While the books I read gave me direction, I felt that none of them said quite what I felt the Bible was telling me.

So, I decided to write my own book which eventually was to be called "Hell and Eternity - It's all Greek to me".

My family was very supportive of my beliefs and my book. My father said "there's nothing in there that offended me".

It was very surprising that my 60-something parents, both Christians since they were teenagers, would be so open to these beliefs. My father also said "I've always had a problem with hell. I don't care how many sins you commit in this life, eternal punishment is unjust".

I have been very lucky to have such a supporting family. Some of my brother's are slightly less agreeable, although they certainly don't call me a "false teacher" or a "heretic" and were all excited to hear about my book.

Since "Hell and Eternity" I've also written "God's Good News for Fido, Mittens and Polly" which is a book that gives strong Biblical evidence (with some philosophical and scientific evidences thrown in) that animals do in fact in have souls like we do. In fact they are created with the very same spirit that humans were.

My hobbies include writing (no surprise there), reading, playing card and board games with friends, watching movies, weight training (which I've been doing for over 7 years) as well as multiple sports (right now I play floor hockey, touch football, badminton and squash every week).

I still reside in Nova Scotia, although not in the same place I was born.

For more info, please visit my website at http://anthonywayne.net

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