A few weeks or months ago I never thought I would have said those words. I thought Rob Bell’s book Love Wins was going to push people toward a heretical doctrine, and it might still, but I see it has done something good also. Among the church I am seeing outrage at Rob Bell’s teachings (if you can call it teaching, he asks a lot of questions and kind of points you in the direction of universalism, but I could not find a concrete answer for much of anything). Books are being written and sermons are being taught about the realities of hell. I have re-learned what hell is and it’s scary. It has sparked a hunger in me for the truth, not just about hell but about all things about God. I wish I could say it was Rob Bell’s intention to wake up the church, but only he knows his intentions.
For further reading on Heaven and Hell I would recommend Erasing Hell by Francis Chan.