Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tim Challies Reviews Rob Bell's New Book "Love Wins"

An excerpt from ├╝ber blogger Tim Challies' review of Rob Bell's book "Love Wins" -

 The Toxic Subversion Of Jesus’ Message 

Bell begins the book with surprising forthrightness: Jesus’ story has been hijacked by a number of different stories that Jesus has no interest in telling. “The plot has been lost, and it’s time to reclaim it.” (Preface, vi)
"A staggering number of people have been taught that a select few Christians will spend forever in a peaceful, joyous place called heaven, while the rest of humanity spends forever in torment and punishment in hell with no chance for anything better…. This is misguided and toxic and ultimately subverts the contagious spread of Jesus’ message of love, peace, forgiveness, and joy that our world desperately needs to hear."
You may want to read that again.

It really says that. And it really means what you think it means. Though it takes time for that to become clear. (Read entire article here)

See also:

Rob Bell: Don't Call It Universalism