I love Fr. Barron and give glory to God for his evangelism, scholarly catechesis, witness in social and mass media. He knows his stuff! He teaches it well using truth, beauty, goodness, and his theme in the Catholicism series, that God wants us to fall in love with him resonates exceedingly with me.
I definitely do not agree with the bottom line he offers in this video.
First his video, then my comments, and then --- won't you add yours? What do you think?
- I agree God wills for all people to be saved (1 Tim. 2:4), and that Jesus's sacrifice on the cross - the point of becoming sin, and going to the extent of abandonment to 'God-forsakenness' is sufficient to make all things new (Rev 21:5).
- Still Jesus himself said, "Then they will go away to ETERNAL punishment," (Matthew 25:46). In his parable about the rich man and Lazarus, the rich man asked, "send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire . . . And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us," (Luke 16:24, 26)
- Also in Revelation 21:8, Jesus says, "But as for the cowardly, the FAITHLESS, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." the second death is the spiritual death of the wicked---if we do not have eternal life within us--which is the indwelling of the Holy Trinity we will experience spiritual death--and 'be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone'.
- I would love that all people of free will would not be faithless, but there will be those that persist in their faithlessness even after death and end up in hell. I don't know that it is reasonable that all people will be saved---the teachings of Christ are in conflict with that assertion. I do think it is reasonable that God seeks after people, wills for all to be saved, and that extra graces/light is given to help the faithless cease their faithlessness and instead believe In Jesus the Son of God, as "whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16). But some will be lost--will not believe in him, will not therefore be saved from their sins and will suffer second death in a lake of fire.
Jesus warned, "Enter by the narrow gate: for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to DESTRUCTION, and those who enter it are MANY. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few," (Matthew 7:13-14)