Grand Rapids Pastor Faces National Scrutiny
Rob Bell is a pastor and a writer. The charismatic leader of Mars Hill Bible Church is about to release a book titled Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, And The Fate Of Every Person Who Ever Lived, which caused him to be engulfed in controversy over the weekend.
Bell is being accused by many of being a heretic and a false prophet because they feel that he is preaching universalism. Universalism basically preaches that everyone goes to heaven and that there is no hell. Critics say it represents a break from traditional Christianity, which they say holds that heaven and hell are very real places.
The book has yet to hit the shelves and is already causing a lot of controversy. Perhaps that's what Rob Bell wants, to create dialogue on the subject.
What do you think?