Is Hell dead? Rob Bell’s new book, Love Wins has generated a lot of chatter, fear, and public comments around the idea that Hell doesn’t exist. Time Magazine picked up the story and it landed on the front cover. Many believe his book is heretical and goes against traditional Christian theology on issues like heaven, hell, and salvation. Bell is pretty clear about his theology, which he explained to his church.
This week, The Barna Group, a religious researching outfit, released a study on people’s understanding of heaven and hell. Since about 75% of this country identifies themselves as “Christian” you would think there would be a strong unifying understanding about what Christians believe about how one “gets” to heaven.
The study found some surprising beliefs of this “Christian nation”: [Read more...]