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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
"Is Gandhi in Heaven or Hell?"
The noise online surrounding Pastor Rob Bell kinda remind me of a similar incident years ago within the African-America faith community.....I can only think,conceive, guess imagine what would have happen to Bishop Carlton Pearson if Twitter had been around when he embraced Universalism....Since Twitter wasn't around the church and Bishop Carlton Pearson got together and discussed his views...Only after giving the Bishop a chance to explain his views is when the church took action.
Rob Bell is the pastor of over 15,000 souls mostly young people at Mars Hill church in Michigan.....Mr.Bell have written a new book "Love Wins" A book About Heaven, Hell, and the fate of every person who ever lived......The new book will be in stores March 29th.....Any how, last week some Christan's took to Twitter to tweet about the new book and how Mr. Bell might be making a dangerous move into Universalism....Grant-it no one has read the entire book yet.....But if you watch the promotional video for the book....It seems very clear that he might have joined the ranks of former evangelical Carlton Pearson who embraces universalism. Supposedly in the book Mr. Bell addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith - the afterlife - arguing that a loving God would never sentence human souls to eternal suffering......When I read or here a statement like that it always causes me to cringe....Its as if God just send people to HELL....The truth of the matter whether a person Gandhi is good or bad..... Any soul that leave this earth without Christ is doom to spend eternity lost.
The teaching that there is no hell, and that everyone gets redeemed is not in accordance with the Bible....Hell will be created for Satan and his angels....Scripture is very clear about that.....Hell was not created for man....But if man is so bent on rejecting God's Son The Christ, then they will not be with Him.....Now I don't agree with every thing anyone preaches not even my own pastor....But what I'm saying lets not label Mr. Bell until he explain his view...We have to remember that this young pastor teachings is used by main stream evangelical churches in their youth and college groups.Church Announcement Here!