~ Love Wins? ~
Rob Bell: Love wins….?
One of the hottest topics in the US at the moment (not just The Royal Wedding and what dress Kate will wear!) is Rob Bells’ book, ‘Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.’ The book has even made front page of the New York Times.
Now after reading and hearing lots about this book (mostly hot air I must add!) I decided to have an explore of the book for myself.
I’ll be honest straight off and say – I personally don’t agree with Rob on this issue and when all is said and done – His theology does sound a bit too close to ‘Universalism’ for my liking. (The whole ‘everyone in the end gets reconciled to God’) Side note – if that’s the case why even bother with Evangelism?
As a result, I agree with people wanting to speak out and ‘defend truth’ but I think some of the ways that people have gone about have not been majorly helpful – and in some instances it has become very personal. (then again, he doesn’t help himself by basically saying the evangelical stance on hell is ‘Toxic’ amongst other things.)
There is no point me writing a lot more on this as I really agree with this in depth and measured review by Kevin DeYoung. (it’s long but well worth a read!)
And this great MP3 seminar at the recent Gospel Coalition Conference, discussing this very topic – with a panel inc, Tim Keller and Dr Carson.
What are your thoughts on this, am I just old fashioned or will all people be saved?
In the end, I pray that truth wins…