I love movies, especially movies with epic battle scenes. Movies have the capability of communicating either very direct messages, or very subtle messages, and it still be enjoyable to the movie watcher. Many times, we don’t even realize that the movie communicates a message; it’s just a story. Depending on the message communicated, this could be good or bad. One of my favorite movies of all time is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it now. Seriously, this blog will be here in 9 hours when you’re done watching.
Well, Rob Bell certainly stirred up a lot of commotion very quickly with his promo video for, and the release of, his book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. The conversations and blogs about his book, and the topic of Universalism overall, exploded overnight, and then seem to have died out just as quickly. Pastor David Platt, author of Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, offers a different perspective, and a strong challenge to those who profess Christ as Lord, Savior, and Treasure.
Alright, so in Rob Bell’s latest book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, Bell at best asks some very misleading questions without pointing back to the truth of the gospel, and at worst flat out denies the doctrine of Hell, according to the multiple reviews done on the book. Continue reading →