Dear Haters.

Dear Haters,

Don’t hate something you haven’t read. Don’t judge. Looks like you’re wrong (Rob Bell is not a Universalist)  I am a fan of Rob Bell. I have not read his latest book yet. I will. I am not a Rob Bell “follower”. I follow Jesus to live a lifestyle that is only explainable by him. I learn from other people too. John Piper maybe you should read before you tweet or think before you speak. (James 1:19)

Besides shouldn’t we believe in the overwhelming grace that Jesus offers anyway? It is so beautiful. And don’t ever forget it. Ephesians 2:8-9.

Love Wins.

LOVE WINS. Promo Video for the Book from Rob Bell on Vimeo.

Rob Bell response to haters.

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One thought on “Dear Haters.

  1. I haven’t read the whole book, but I did read the two main chapters that are at the center of this whole controversy. In those chapters he clearly argues that all people will gain salvation eventually. Bell offers a sort of temporary hell in which a person will go, but will eventually get their way to heaven. I am fuzzy on how that actually happens, but that’s what he argues.

    At any rate, the video that you shared doesn’t change the arguments that Rob Bell makes in his book. Sure, he can say that he truly does believe much of what historic Christianity believes and I wouldn’t doubt that, but making the arguments that he makes in his book changes everything. He doesn’t want to be a “universalist” but just wants to believe the main component of universalism – that everyone will spend eternity in Heaven.

    Bell’s thoughts raise a lot of questions for me but here a few. 1) Why would Christ have spoken so intently on the reality of hell and the fact that it was eternal if it really wasn’t? Was he just wrong? Did he lie? I think we would both say no. 2) Why would Christ have made the sacrifice he did if there wasn’t a real eternal separation from God? 3) While people are in this “temporary hell” that Bell talks about do they gain salvation through faith alone or how does the change occur?

    It is the job of pastors and Christ followers as a whole to “hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” (Titus 1:9). I guess it comes down to that. Do you think Bell is holding firm to what the Bible teaches or is he expanding it and making it his own?

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