A United Methodist pastor in North Carolina was fired from his position after he positively mentioned “Love Wins” by Rob Bell on his Facebook page. The book in question was written by an evangelical author who questions the idea of an eternal hell. I’m not familiar with Bell’s book, and if anyone has read it, I hope you don’t mind sharing some insights.
I have encountered several other Christians in my “travels” online who reject hell for one reason or another. Some of very liberal theologically, while others seem to accept many traditional beliefs with the exception of heaven/hell. I have some reservations about accepting universalism as a valid belief, myself. One, what would be the purpose of spreading the Gospel if God does save everyone anyway? Why would a loving God want to force people to spend eternity in heaven if they’ve sadly chosen otherwise?
Please feel free to share your thoughts, just keep everything civil. 🙂