Have you ever been handed one of these?
Was the Good news delivered to you this way?
Did it leave you feeling loved or fearful? Did you feel that it was it driven by the unconditional love of God or by the fear of hell?
You might say, “The Good news wouldn’t be good news if it were not for hell.”
But another avoided question that’s now being revisited is, “Why create a hell in the first place when God doesn’t want us there?”
If we are uncomfortable with the word “hell,” is there a way to reconcile the traditional view (eternal conscious torment) with the understanding of God’s unconditional love?
More and more Christians are beginning to question.
Please watch this video. It’s a trailer of the newly released documentary film Hellbound? written and directed by Kevin Miller.
“Hellbound? asks why we are so bound to the idea of hell and what our view of hell reveals about how we perceive God, the Bible and, ultimately, ourselves.”
This film sheds light on how the Good news could look like…but only if we choose to just stop and listen.
We should be asking this question:
“Does God punish people for thousands of years with infinite, eternal torment for things they did in their few finite years of life?” (Rob Bell, Love Wins)
- Does the doctrine in your head triumph over the love in your heart?
- “Jesus Rules Hell!” Says Pastor Mark Driscoll by Matthew Paul Turner
- Kevin Miller’s response to Jerry Newcombe’s callous remarks in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting on the Huffington Post
- Heaven and Hell by the Huffington Post
- “Once you start seeing The Love of God, Hell Won’t Make Sense,” says Dr. Michel W. Jones by The Mystery of Christ