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08 January
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What the heck… Or should I say what the Hell?

Hey readers… while we’re talking about uncomfortable things in Christianity, why not keep going and talk about hell?

I recently finished a book by Francis Chan & Preston Sprinkle called Erasing Hell.  It was a book written in response to another book called Love Wins by Rob Bell.  In the book, Chan challenges the idea that everyone will go to heaven, and takes a long hard look at Jesus’ words in the Gospels.  The website describes it well:  

“In this groundbreaking new book, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle take on the topic of hell and our eternal destiny, with a sense of humility and a deep respect for the inspired Word of God. They will address questions such as “Will everyone be saved?” and “Does God Get What He Wants in the End?” as well as reviewing in depth, everything Jesus said about Hell.”

I would definitely encourage you to read it if you’re at all interested in the topic, or perhaps if you’re like me and struggle with ways of explaining it to other people.  But be warned!!  It is brutally honest and the authors do a fantastic job of giving an unflinching, unapologetic view of the Biblical picture of hell.

Tomorrow, I’ll be writing about how this book challenges my all-too-comfortable view of relationships and personal responsibility as a Jesus follower.

Stay tuned!  This could be awkward… and who wants to miss that?

 
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