Rob Bell is one of the most popular religious teachers out there. He’s got a huge church in Michigan and a popular, wide ranging ministry with a compelling video series. I’ve seen some of them over the years, they’re pretty slick. But there’s always been something about Him that struck me as not quite right. I’ve never been able to put a finger on it. That is until now. He’s coming out with a new book. You can read the description and a little intro video about it here. If it is true, because, obviously I haven’t read a book that’s not been printed yet, but if it is true, this is dangerous theology.
Here is the description of the book from the Publisher’s website.
Fans flock to his Facebook page, his NOOMA videos have been viewed by millions, and his Sunday sermons are attended by 10,000 parishioners—with a downloadable podcast reaching 50,000 more. An electrifying, unconventional pastor whom Timemagazine calls “a singular rock star in the church world,” Rob Bell is the most vibrant, central religious leader of the millennial generation. Now, in Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, Bell addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith—the afterlife—arguing that a loving God would never sentence human souls to eternal suffering. With searing insight, Bell puts hell on trial, and his message is decidedly optimistic—eternal life doesn’t start when we die; it starts right now. And ultimately, Love Wins.
As painful as it may appear, the Bible is very clear on the topic of Salvation. And the picture Bell paints, is not it.