Friday, April 22, 2011

What If There's No Hell?

This was the main story on the cover of Time from a couple weeks ago that was sitting on my parents coffee table.  Last week, our pastor talked about this and I didn't realize that he was talking about anyone in particular until I saw this.  It's about a pastor named Rob Bell from Michigan who wrote a book, Love Wins, saying that there is no Hell, which is stirring up chaos in the Christian community.  

In this article, he says that there is no way greats like Ghandi could go to Hell after all of the work he had done while he was alive.  In the Bible, Hell is mentioned or described 623 times.  My question is how can someone who was raised in the church and knows the word deny this why Jesus himself said it was real?  Most religions and even pagan cultures have written about its existence, so I don't understand how he could try to teach something different.  Apparently, Christian pastors around the country are protesting this and want him out of their fold and who can blame them? 

I guess I was just a little shocked by this article, even though I really feel like I really shouldn't be since there are millions of people out there who feel the same way.  I'm not overly religious or anything, but I just don't like the fact that he is teaching people this and that greats like Billy Graham and TD Jakes are lying when they say a person will go to hell when they die if they don't repent and turn to God.  Wow...

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