Bell wants freedom where Christians are bound

Will everybody be saved, or will some perish apart from God forever because of their choices? Those are questions, or more accurately, those are tensions we are free to leave fully intact. We don’t need to resolve them or answer them because we can’t, and so we simply respect them, creating space for the freedom that love requires.

Rob Bell, Love Wins (115)

However God has revealed that not all will be saved (Mt.25.46 etc.). Bell grants himself ‘freedom’ where Christians should be bound by God’s self-revelation. ‘Love’ does not ‘require’ the Christian to ignore the plain meaning of the Spirit’s inspired writing.

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