Saturday, March 5, 2011
Rob Bell has a new book coming out called Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of every Person who ever Lived. The book and it's promo video (which you can watch here) has already stirred quite a bit of discussion and controversy.
The reason it has gotten so much attention (besides Rob Bell's popularity) is the subject of the book. Some people have prematurely labelled Rob Bell as a universalist (the idea that everyone is saved regardless of whether or not they recognize Christ as Lord and Savior).
At this point it's an unfair label. The book has not even released yet.
However, even if Rob Bell does turn out to be a universalist that's his perogative. It doesn't change the fact that God has used him in my life and in the life of thousands of other people to bring us closer to God.
For a fair blog post that says more about universalism and Rob Bell, check out Scot Mcknight's post here.