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This post is a look at what many have labeled as the ‘most famous sermon ever preached’, “Sinner in the hands of an angry God” by Jonathan Edwards. I would like to begin with a quick look at the man. Edwards stands as a towering figure in the history of American Christianity. He has been […]

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The Eternity of Hell

One of the major objections that people raise with regard to the doctrine of hell is that it is unjust to punish for eternity for only a lifetime of sins (75 yrs give or take). I wanted to note a few things in response. First, that is not an exegetical argument. Scripture is our final […]

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These are all still preliminary comments about all the activity I see surrounding Rob Bell’s new book, Love Wins. Many people seem confused as to why there would be such an impassioned defense of the doctrine of hell. Why do people love this doctrine so much? Here is my attempt at an asnwer. IF the traditional doctrine […]

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Continuing my review of Mars Hill’s clarifying statements. Does Love Wins promote Universalism? No. Rob isn’t suggesting Universalism [all will be saved, regardless of their faith]. He is proposing that God’s love is so big that the invitation to God’s grace may extend into the next life so that all could be saved. Atctually, this is […]

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Continuing my review of the clarifying statement from Bell’s church: What does Love Wins say about heaven and hell? Love Wins recognizes heaven and hell to be realities all around us. We see hell everyday through the atrocities of war, famine, human trafficking, broken relationships, and abuse. We also see heaven all around us through acts […]

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Mars Hill Church, where Rob Bell is pastor, has issued some clarifying statements regarding his new book. I wanted to comment briefly on some things. Does Love Wins affirm that Jesus is the only way by which we are saved? Yes. Love Wins is clear, our only hope for reconciliation with God is found in […]

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This seems like a good definition of what seems to have happened over the last few weeks regarding the release of Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins. There have been some people who have criticized Bell’s book. But then supporters of Bell criticize those who criticize. Some of the most judgmental people in the world […]

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Matthew 13:36-42 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” [37] He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. [38] The field is the world, and the good seed […]

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