MemberMarch 18, 2021 at 10:46 am
We realize that our example of Frederick Brotherton Meyer many seem to some as “pre-archaeology, and even pre-exploration, and is, therefore, of little value for historical or geographical insight.” However, can anyone from HFS tell us if there is another Rob Bell that is being referred to as an authority of supernatural or Biblical events or is this the same Rob Bell, who denies the doctrine of hell and believes all people are saved no matter what faith or religion they are even if they deny Jesus Christ? See below.
Yikes! If this Rob Bell is one and the same, then we will stick with our out-dated Frederick Brotherton Meyer and Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Son of God and Son of Man, who wrote all truth in Holy Scriptures.
“He says the Gospel is exclusive — but also inclusive in that people worldwide will be saved even if they have not professed Christ. He affirms heaven — but says that Scripture sometimes defines it as the present day. He says he believes in hell — but then says it’s not a literal place but simply a synonym for suffering in the modern world. In recent days, Bell has denied he is a universalist, but his book says otherwise. Technically, Bell may be more rightly defined as an “inclusivist,” which is a cousin of universalism and teaches that people who don’t even know Christ — including Muslims and Hindus — will nevertheless, unconsciously, be saved through Christ. “—Baptist Press
“I don’t know how you can believe in a God who wants to condemn most of the planet to a fiery hell … What type of loving, sensitive, omnipresent, omnipotent being wants to condemn his beautiful creation to a fiery hell at the end of all this?”—Rob Bell