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God Wins by Mark Galli
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Oct 10, 11

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Read from October 05 to 09, 2011

I won this book in the Goodreads giveaway.

Galli wrote this book in response to Rob Bell's Love Wins, which I have read. Bell had made many controversial remarks including that all people eventually end up in heaven. Galli makes some good points in referring to Bell's selective inclusion of Bible verses and how it made the his arguement deceptive. Galli isn't just on the attack of Bell's book, he points out the good issues Bell raised. I especially enjoyed Galli's response to Bell's hidden theme of universalism throughout Love Wins.

Another interesting topic Galli brought up was his belief that those who come to believe that Jesus is the messiah and thus go to heaven, only do so because God opens their eyes and basically chooses them to be Christians. Not sure if I believe that or not but it certainly takes even faith out of our hands.
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