I just finished Rob Bell‘s Love Wins. It was a quick read and just hurt my heart while reading it. Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle had similar feelings that I had and decided to co-write a new book called Erasing Hell.

There is a very interesting and helpful interview with Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle about why they wrote the book and their feelings about all of this. Please watch it here.

  1. ronkrumpos says:

    In 2011 world population will reach 7 billion (vs. 3 billion in 1960). There are now approximately 2.2 billion Christians. Chan and Sprinkle seem to be saying that 4.8 billion people may be facing eternal hell.

    Concepts of afterlife vary between religions and among divisions of each faith. Not all Christians agree on what will happen after death in this life…nor do all Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, or other believers. Rebirth, resurrection, universalism, or oblivion are other possibilities, none of which can be proven.

    Mystics of all faiths have much more in common than followers of their orthodox religions. Most mystics are more concerned with the infinite here and the eternal now than with that fleeting moment called this life. The age of Earth is said to be 4.5 billion years, of the Universe 13.7 billion, yet few humans live to be 100.

    • Thanks for visiting my page. I think Francis and Preston are just trying to take the sacred words of Jesus seriously and every true follower of Christ will do that. I don’t consider myself a mystic. I call myself a Christian because of what God has done in me to awaken me to see Christ for who He truly is. If Christ is truly supreme then His words about hell should be taken seriously, after all hell was created through Christ so I think His words on the matter should stand. Also, if a human lives to be 100 that is amazing. But there are others who don’t. A girl from my church died a couple of months ago in a tragic accident. She was 12. She knew Christ though and I believe He knew her too. If there is no hell then it didn’t affect her anyways. If there is one though, Jesus paid the full penalty for her and my hell so that we wouldn’t go there. Ill lean more towards the traditional view of hell because it is the plain reading of the Bible. Thanks for reading and sharing.

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