Tuesday, March 22, 2011
A Response from Rob Bell.
Here it is. Take a look at it. Judge for yourself. Some of the comments are interesting. From all that I've read (including this response and explanation of his beliefs from his own mouth), I think it would still be most accurate to describe Bell's position as universalism. He denies the identification, however, and says that the essence of love is freedom, so God cannot force people into heaven who don't want to be there. What he very slyly walks around though, is his belief that everyone will choose God because God's "love wins." That's just another brand of universalism.