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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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MYTH 3: ALL GOOD PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN The last article ended with this “But if hellfire is a myth, what about heaven?” Here is a good point to bring up some inconsistencies. The introductory article said: from the middle of the second century C.E., some Christians began using concepts borrowed from ancient philosophers in […]

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Continuing my review of the November Watchtower article “Exposed: Six Myths About Christianity,” I’d like to remind my readers that the full text of the Watchtower article is in blue with my comments in black. MYTH 2: THE WICKED SUFFER IN HELL A Positive Case for Hell The Old Testament frequently speaks of “the day […]

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The Intermediate State Having dispensed with the given texts in support of a mortal soul, the case still needs to be presented for an immortal soul. There is a vast array of texts that could be brought to bear on this subject to prove the immortality of the soul. However, since the main point of […]

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The Second Coming, by John MacArthur, is a good dispensational book on end times. I am an amillennialist myself, but the Second Coming is worth the read no matter your perspective. There are two abuses that seem to attend books on end times. Either they are vitriolic and harsh toward dissenters, or they are wildly […]

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