The universal opportunity view
This one is quite strange IMO.
Universalism is the belief that everyone will be saved. There are many people today who hold to universal salvation and believe that all people eventually end up in heaven.
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Dr. Ken Allen from Auburn Universtiy said of Universalism that people usually equate the term with a belief that "’All religions are equally true, good, and that they all equally will lead to heaven, or to God.’ This definition of ‘Universalism’ could better be described as ‘Pluralist Universalism’ and could be equated with ‘secular humanism’.”
Thomas Whittmore (Jan. 1 1800 to March 21, 1861), who co-founded with Thomas J. Sawyer of New York the Universalist Historical Society and was an influential leader in the Universalist Church of America, stated about “Christian Universalism” that Universalists were "all persons, who truly believe in the eventual salvation of all mankind by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, are Universalists."
From what I have read, Universal Opportunity has some differences with Universalism.
Universal Opportunity say that those who have not accepted salvation thru Jesus will receive a vision at the time of death, and are able to choose at that time.
Universalism says that all will eventually be accepted into heaven at some time after death.
Universal Opportunity seen thru the view of Exclusivism is where I would land. If scripture says that God does NOT want anyone to perish.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
Matthew 18:13 If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. 14 So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
Balanced against the fact that unless a person repents, believes on Jesus, they will perish/die in their sins. So, what of the person who lives in an area where there is no one to share the gospel. Will they perish for lack of a witness, who otherwise had they heard would have accepted Jesus? God is not entirely dependent on us to share the gospel. Creations show the works of God, and God is able to give dreams and visions. God is able to somehow make sure a person whom God knows is willing, hears, see's, dreams, finds the gospel. To me, that is a form of Universal Opportunity from within the view of Exclusivism.