Sally Quinn from the Washington Post interviews Rob Bell, author of the new book, Love Wins, asking him the two most important questions people really want answered. Listen to Rob Bell's answers to these two important thological questions:
- What if you're wrong about hell?
- If there's no hell, then why did Jesus die for our sins?
After reading the book, and listening to Bell's answers in this video, I think Rob Bell is declaring to the world what we all intuitively know in our hearts. On the question of 'What if you're wrong about hell?' Bell basically says that if God would throw billions and billions of people in hell for all eternity, even those who've never heard of Jesus, then we've got bigger problems than the theology in his book, Love Wins.
On question two, Bell reaffirms his belief in hell, he's not a universalist persay, as some define universalism; instead, Bell maintains that people have a choice whether to accept God's grace or not (which is very similar to the views held by another famous Christian, C. S. Lewis). Bell believes Jesus saves, but he saves everyone.
In his book, Love Wins, Rob Bell goes into much greater detail on both of these issues. As a former fundamentalist Christian myself, I found it necessary to drop the title of Christian because I could no longer accept the conventional, modern day interpretation of the Bible by modern day fundamentalists, nor can I accept extreme alternative offered by the liberal wings of the Christian church as a whole. Love demands freedom, it cannot feel threatened. This is something we all know intuitively, it's our choice whether to accept it as truth or not.