Pastor McLeod offers the true teaching of the biblical universalism – not to be confused with the false doctrine of un-biblical universalism. The false doctrine refers to the idea that God cannot condemn the “unsaved”, therefore all are instead eventually saved. The biblical doctrine refers to the universal availability of the saving grace of God offered to all, Jew and Gentile, slave and free, rich and poor, and the intellectual an uneducated alike.
He contrasts the woman at the well with Nicodemus. One, seeking water from the well in the heat of the day, avoiding other people from her shame. The other seeking Jesus in the night to protect his reputation. Both were offered salvation in their greatest need. Both struggled to understand the spiritual nature of Jesus’ teaching and also of their need.