For Irenaeus the cross of Christ provides the key that unlocks the treasure hidden in scripture see Adversus Haereses 4. If not, why mention the difficulty? Are our attempts to describe full separation from God from within Love wins an autobiographical soteriology life-span as fraught with difficulty as our attempts to imagine eternity from within time?
Bell gets it backwards. I might accidentally hit a child playing in the street with my car. Love Wins imagines a continued state of freedom wherein one could have life with God if one wanted.
When you and I take our last breath our organic material will eventually break down and become the food of the earth, but does that really feel like life the loved ones of the lost?
Second, how is the plot of the story intelligible? Undoubtedly aware that he is thinking against the grain in some ways, Bell himself does not think his book a "departure" from "the orthodox Christian faith.
We teach in such a manner as to equip the church as outlined in Ephesians 4: So this is reality, this forgiveness, this reconciliation, is true for everybody.
Not a pleasant experience. Based on early reactions to the book I decided to focus mainly on article five of the statement, which states in part: And for that, I appreciate Love Wins for pushing the question. Among these possibilities I have chosen to focus on what has by convention come to be designated as the doctrine of the work of Christ, soteriology, which since medieval scholasticism has been perhaps too neatly differentiated from Christology, the doctrine of the person of Christ.
So the cross is just a symbol of the pattern which exists intrinsically in the universe? At Jesus cross, Love Wins. But I just had to slip this one in. For one thing, Bell suggests that hell may be a place of pruning rather than punishment. It is a great question.
Or am I merely lucky? If it was an accident there should be no moral blame involved. Mainly, however, Bell wants to get first things first in our understanding of who God is and what God is about, and in doing so he is much more interested in the ramifications for discipleship and mission than with speculation about the after-life.
Moral luck is a termed coined by the philosopher Thomas Nagel. Here is a third, historical take on homelessness: This is the flat tire of the title. Here, as Arthur Koestler put it, was one nation promising another nation the land of a third nation.
Before we begin we should note that Rob Bell says that he "believes in hell. God is the one who rescues us" The "destiny" seems clear.
God however knows and of His own great love for us He went to hell Ephesian 4: Write it on your own blog. Insofar as creatures correspond to the divine idea in which they participate, they actualize the order of the universe and achieve genuine existence.May 30, · Soteriology Chronicles: On Rob Bell I finally read Rob Bell’s Love Wins.
This year I’m reading several books on soteriology, with the intention of blogging my way thought them—a sort of self-directed class on soteriology. This brings me to Rob Bell Teaching Universalism where I brought to your attention the video below where Rob Bell is plugging his new book Love Wins.
Those under the spell of Bell can’t/won’t see the universalism inherent in what he says in this video; however, let’s consider that Zondervan isn’t publishing this book, HarperCollins is.
Hell’s Bell – a double-predestinarian responds to Love Wins. Double or Nothing – an annihilationist responds to Love Wins. Sign at the entrance to Hell: “Due to global warming, we have relocated to Pittsburgh.”.
Love Wins, Rob Bell. The Thursday Review: The Top Five Oddest Movies I'm Glad I Can't Forget. First Posted May 7, A couple of years back, after an extended stint of picking some doozies, Based on a semi-autobiographical book by an obscure Greek-Armenian mystic named G.
I. Gurdjieff, the film is a fragmented series of episodes and. Posts about Universalism written by Paul. Skip to content. Disoriented/ Reoriented.
Theology. Politics. Nerdiness. Love Wins; Keep the Mithra in Christmas! Like me! Like me! A Final Word – a semi-autobiographical synopsis of Edward Fudge’s much longer and groundbreaking case for annihilationism as the biblical vision of the fate.
Rob Bell, Love Wins, and the C&MA View of Hell In order to offer a contextualized review of Rob Bell's Love Wins, the question I have been considering in recent weeks is whether its author could sign the statement of faith of the Christian & .Download