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  • How Hell Glorifies God...

    04/25/2011 3:37:14 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 14 replies
    Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart. God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. ( Psalm 7:9-13)The Judeo/Christian teaching of a God of Holy wrath has by and large been rejected...
  • Many Born-Again Christians Hold Universalist Views, Barna Finds

    04/24/2011 6:54:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/18/2011 | Jennifer Riley
    One in four born-again Christians hold universalist thoughts when it comes to salvation, according to a new Barna analysis of trend data. Twenty-five percent of born-again Christians said all people are eventually saved or accepted by God. A similar proportion, 26 percent, said a person’s religion does not matter because all faiths teach the same lessons. And an even higher proportion, 40 percent, of born-again Christians said they believe Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Barna defined universalism as the belief that all human beings will eventually be saved after death. The California-based research and polling firm defines born-again...
  • Did Christ Ever Descend to Hell? Is the Phrase in the Apostle's Creed Biblical?

    04/24/2011 6:40:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2011 | John Piper
    Did Christ ever descend to hell? There are two passages in the New Testament that, taken a certain way, would seem to indicate that he did. One is in Ephesians 4:9 where it says that Christ descended into the lower parts of the earth. This probably means that he descended to the earth, which is the lower parts. The "of" there doesn't mean that he is going under the earth. So I don't think that text warrants the interpretation that he descended into hell. The other text is 1 Peter 3:18-20 where it says that Christ went to speak to...
  • Obamatizing the Church

    04/23/2011 7:50:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | April 23, 2011 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Just as Barack Obama wants to change what it means to be America, controversial author Rob Bell wants to change what it means to be Christian. The cover story for the Easter Week edition of Time magazine is about Rob Bell’s book, Love Wins. Bell, perhaps the most widely known of a group of young supposedly evangelical writers who emphasize “love” and dismiss the Biblical view of judgment/retribution (referred to in Christian circles as “hell), has prompted discussions throughout the church and, indeed, throughout a wide swath of American culture, about the meaning of Christianity and the basic theological doctrines...
  • Gehenna

    04/22/2011 5:41:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    The Evangelization Station ^ | Victor R. Claveau, MJ
    Gehenna Victor R. Claveau, MJ There are certain individuals and religious groups such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Seventh-Day Adventists that deny the existence of Hell or Gehenna. Hell is the state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed, reserved for those who refuse by their own free choice to believe and be concerted from sin, even to the end of their lives (See Catechism of the Catholic Church §1033). Jesus sometimes used the word “Gehenna” rather than the word “Hell,” when describing the final abode of the hardened sinner. Regardless, of how it is...
  • Beware: Hell exists

    04/20/2011 4:25:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | The Washington Times | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Just as President Obama wants to change what it means to be American, controversial author Rob Bell wants to change what it means to be Christian. The cover story for the Easter Week edition of Time magazine is about Mr. Bell’s book, “Love Wins.” Mr. Bell, perhaps the most widely known of a group of young, supposedly evangelical writers who emphasize love and dismiss the traditional view of judgment/retribution (referred to in Christian circles as “hell) has prompted nationwide discussions about the very meaning of Christianity. Chris Matthews devoted a segment of his Palm Sunday show to a discussion of...
  • Is Hell Dead?

    04/14/2011 1:37:12 PM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 27 replies
    Time ^ | Thursday, Apr. 14, 2011 | Jon Meacham
    [snip] Traditionally, the key is the acknowledgment that Jesus is the Son of God, who, in the words of the ancient creed, "for us and for our salvation came down from heaven ... and was made man." In the Evangelical ethos, one either accepts this and goes to heaven or refuses and goes to hell. Bell, a tall, 40-year-old son of a Michigan federal judge, begs to differ. He suggests that the redemptive work of Jesus may be universal — meaning that, as his book's subtitle puts it, "every person who ever lived" could have a place in heaven, whatever...
  • Rob Bell's "Love Wins" and the Biblical Doctrine of Hell

    04/09/2011 7:49:57 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 65 replies ^ | April 8, 2011 | Dr. Randy Alcorn
    I mentioned in an earlier post Rob Bell’s book Love Wins. I read it several weeks ago. It contains some good and accurate things here and there, but unfortunately its central message is in explicit contradiction to Scripture and historic Christianity. Oddly, Bell insists that he’s not a universalist, yet his book indicates that he believes exactly what universalism does — that every human being will ultimately be saved, and that none will experience Hell. To teach this and yet claim you’re not a universalist (just because you disagree with some things that some universalists think) is like saying that...
  • Al Gore Repents, Obama Ends Gulf Oil Moratorium, Unemployment Numbers Plummet.

    04/01/2011 2:01:54 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 3 replies
    888WebToday ^ | 3/29/11 | Victor Du Bois
    Hell, Michigan (IMpossible News) - An amazing twist of events has the American economy bouncing back. Al Gore had to break the bad news to a disheartened crowd of global warming enthusiasts in Hell, Michigan. This year isn't the only year that Hell has been frozen over, but after several mild winters the citizens of this town were hoping that Al Gore's global warming science was true. They were looking forward to all the consequences Al was promising in the years to come. When Al was asked (at a public forum) "When can we expect to see the rising temperatures...
  • [Ecumenical] Lent through Eastertide - Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts: Hell

    03/29/2011 4:30:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies ^ | 1987 | Saint Faustina
    Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts   Jesus's words are in italics.  St. Faustina's words are in regular print.   "Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about My mercy, for the benefit of those who by reading these things will be comforted in their souls and will have the courage to approach Me." (1693)     "Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy." (300)     
  • MSNBC Host Makes Rob Bell Squirm: "You're Amending The Gospel So That It's Palatable!"

    03/29/2011 9:30:59 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 34 replies ^ | 03/26/2011 | Greg Hengler
    Because of George Stephanopoulos' terrible interview with Pastor Rob Bell this morning on GMA, I present to you a real interview.
  • WARREN BUFFETT: Stay The Hell Away From Long-Term Bonds

    03/28/2011 8:37:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    business insider ^ | 3/28/11 | Katya Wachtel
    If Warren Buffett has one recommendation investors should follow, it's this: stay away from long-term fixed-income bets in U.S. dollars -- the dollar's purchasing power is heading south. According to Bloomberg, the Berkshire chief said in India yesterday: I would recommend against buying long-term fixed-dollar investments. If you ask me if the U.S. dollar is going to hold its purchasing power fully at the level of 2011, 5 years, 10 years or 20 years from now, I would tell you it will not. I would much rather own businesses. It’s very easy to take away the value of fixed-dollar investments.
  • Who's in Hell? Michigan Pastor's Book Sparks Debate About Eternal Torment

    03/24/2011 6:18:23 AM PDT · by Flightdeck · 106 replies
    Fox News (AP) ^ | March 24, 2011 | AP
    DURHAM, N.C. -- When Chad Holtz lost his old belief in hell, he also lost his job. The pastor of a rural United Methodist church in North Carolina wrote a note on his Facebook page supporting a new book by Rob Bell, a prominent young evangelical pastor and critic of the traditional view of hell as a place of eternal torment for billions of damned souls. Two days later, Holtz was told complaints from church members prompted his dismissal from Marrow's Chapel in Henderson. "I think justice comes and judgment will happen, but I don't think that means an eternity...
  • Who's in Hell? Pastors' Criticism of Eternal Torment for Some Sparks Fierce Debate...

    03/24/2011 9:35:50 AM PDT · by TaraP · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24th, 2011
    Methodist pastor who voiced support for a book questioning the view of hell as a place of eternal damnation is "shocked" by his church's decision to fire him. Chad Holtz, who served as pastor of the United Methodist church in rural North Carolina, said he hoped his personal belief posted on Facebook would engage -- not anger -- members of his congregation. Holtz was dismissed this month as pastor of Marrow's Chapel in Henderson after he wrote a note on his Facebook page supporting a new book by Rob Bell, a prominent young evangelical pastor and critic of the traditional...
  • Rob Bell, Hell and God's Love – The Debate that Won't Die Book Sparks Debate about Nature of Hell

    03/25/2011 8:59:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/25/2011 | Jennifer Riley
    The debate about hell incited by Rob Bell and his book Love Wins is far from dying out. A month into the controversy, two theological heavy weights are just beginning to duel it out about the ideas Bell raises regarding hell and God’s love. Conservative Christian defender R. Albert Mohler, Jr., of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, responded Wednesday to emerging church leader Brian McLaren’s blog post, saying he welcomes McLaren’s rebuttal essay. “Some theological disputes amount to very little and serve mostly as exercises in missing the point, if indeed there is a point. Other doctrinal exchanges are quite...
  • Freep a Poll: Do You Fear Hell?

    03/24/2011 3:30:27 PM PDT · by Sopater · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2011
    Do you fear hell? Yes. I am afraid my soul could be condemned there for eternity. No. I believe God's love and forgiveness extends to everyone. I don't believe in hell. I'm certain I'll be in heaven when I die. Not sure. I guess I'll find out when I get there.
  • Mars Hell -- Culture and Politics - Sex and Culture

    03/15/2011 8:05:34 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Blog and Mablog ^ | March 14, 2011 | Douglas Wilson
    Martin Luther once said that God reveals Himself in the contrary. Love is revealed in a man, contorted with pain on a cross. And an inability to understand how this can work is what creates problems for those who can find someone like Rob Bell compelling. Justin Taylor has a good summary of some of Kevin DeYoung's work on this, and I commend it to you. But my purpose here is just a little different. I want to point to the present effects of denying the truth about our future in the hereafter. The future effects should be obvious --...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Hell

    03/12/2011 3:30:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Hell 834. What is hell? According to Christ, it is a state of eternal misery and suffering, the pain of which is best likened to that caused by fire. As there is both good and evil in this world, so do their counterparts exist in eternity. And as evil is the opposite of good, so hell is the opposite of heaven. If heaven is light and happiness, liberty and peace, hell is darkness and misery, servitude and torment. As a man sows, so shall he reap. If a man dies identified with the good, he will save his soul and...
  • Universalism as a Lure? The Emerging Case of Rob Bell. New book gets people talking about hell

    03/06/2011 8:46:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/05./2011 | R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    As is so often the case, most of us first learned of Rob Bell’s new book by means of Justin Taylor and his blog, “Between Two Worlds,” at the Gospel Coalition. Justin reminds me of the steady folks at the National Hurricane Center. He is able to advise of looming disaster with amazing calmness. That is why I took special notice of Justin’s stern warning: “It is unspeakably sad when those called to be ministers of the Word distort the gospel and deceive the people of God with false doctrine.” Why would Justin feel the need to issue such a...
  • Pastor stirs wrath with his views on old questions (says no hell)

    03/05/2011 11:00:45 PM PST · by OrthodoxKirkPresbyterian · 180 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4-Mar-2011 | Erik Eckholm
    A new book by one of the country’s most influential evangelical pastors, challenging traditional Christian views of heaven, hell and eternal damnation, has created an uproar among evangelical leaders In a book to be published this month, the pastor, Rob Bell, known for his provocative views and appeal among the young, describes as “misguided and toxic” the dogma that “a select few Christians will spend forever in a peaceful, joyous place called heaven, while the rest of humanity spends forever in torment and punishment in hell with no chance for anything better.”