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Rob Bell's Love Wins

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Godspell, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. I recently started reading this book, in part because of the stir I heard it created. Honestly I have not yet encountered anything I would label as "heresy" as some asserted.

    Has anyone else read the book?
     
  2. I have the book but haven't read it yet. I think one of the major things people have with it is he states that people will be saved even if they don't acknowledge Jesus is Christ. Thanks for bringing this up because I might just read the book to see what all the issues are.
     
  3. Yes, it certainly has an undertone in favor of universal reconciliation, but my sense is that it is more of a critique (or a rebuttal if you will) of some of the more intense fire and brimstone interpretations. And honestly I have to say that some of the preachers I have heard talk about hell borderlines on blasphemy. My sense of Rob Bell's assessment is that hell requires willful and deliberate consent, which those who are in ignorance, either from having not heard, or not understood, Christ, cannot necessarily choose this.

    It also challenges the view that the Church is an evacuation site. As a Christian-Methodist, this is one concept that I can agree with. We should be trying to bring God's Kingdom to Earth, not the elect to heaven.
     

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