Monday, April 04, 2011
It makes sense.
But it is wrong. Pastor Rob Bell has a new book out that explains how a loving and all-powerful God could allow his created children to spend eternity in Hell if they do not put their faith in trust in His Son Jesus. He explains this by saying that Hell is a state of mind. Heaven is real, mind you, but Hell is not. It is hard for us to believe that God would send people to eternal torment, even if they are moral people, if they don't believe Jesus is the only way to Heaven. In fact, because it is hard to believe people have always found other ways to believe or explain this away. Every other religion got its start with basically some guy sitting under a tree somewhere saying, "That is just too hard to believe and so I'm just going to make something up that is easier to believe". It may make sense but if God was easy to understand then we could be God too. Isaiah 55:9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.