by Paul Walerczak
The topic of Heaven and Hell is one that has been discussed through the ages and will continue to be discussed into the future. Recently there has been a lot of conversation, discussion, and down right heated debate over a book titled Love Wins written by Rob Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Church, located in Michigan. So why so much heated debate over a book titled Love Wins. After all isn't that what the Bible teaches...God is Love?
Central to Rob Bell's teaching in Love Wins is the belief that all people will "eventually" go to heaven, because in the end "God's love wins". According to Bell, hell is not the place of eternal seperation and torment as many have believed the scriptures to teach since Jesus first spoke these words to the early disciples.
The big problem with the teachings contained within Love Wins is that Rob Bell's overall teaching of heaven, hell, and what happens to us when we die are simply not Biblical. This type of teaching, which most closely resembles universalism, is a false gospel that ultimately has the potential to lead many people astray on this important topic.
Jesus, who speaks of hell more than any other figure in scripture, does give us sound teaching on the topic of heaven and hell. Today we will simply discuss a few of Jesus' thoughts in reference to this all important topic of heaven and hell.