The Christian blogosphere has been in major upheaval over Rob Bells new book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived
Bell is the pastor of the "other" Mars Hill Church, but this one is in Michigan. He ministers to about 10,000 on a give Sunday. 50,000 people download his Sunday sermons. This means he is influential, and that is the problem. Last week "Love Wins" was number 4 on the Amazon.com best seller's list.
In "Love Wins" Bell asserts that, in the end, everyone goes to Heaven. In other words, he is a universalist. This is just old fashioned unbelief in a new disguise. I think Jesus called them "wolves in sheep's clothing." We are concerned, and you should be also. If everyone goes to Heaven why waste time on church, belief, creeds, serving, or comittment. As the apostle Paul noted, why not "eat and drink for tomorrow we die."
If you or someone you love is interested in this book, or influenced by it, you need to read Kevin DeJung's review. You can find it here.
Posted by Bill Farley