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To be clear, the conservative (biblical and Christian) perspective is not that God does not love or that God is not motivated by love, or that God's love is not vast and amazing. The issue is that God's love INCLUDES his rage against sin and evil that threatens those he loves. His wrath is an expression of his love as he protects and defends righteousness.
Nov 17, 2011 09:08PM
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

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Aaron
Aaron is on page 197 of 198
"Love is what God is"... yes, but we have very different understandings of what that means. "Love is why Jesus came"... very true, no doubt about that.
Nov 17, 2011 09:06PM
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Aaron
Aaron is on page 194 of 198
Oh, wait again! He does say that even though the emotion was likely manipulated by his longing to please his parents something real happened the night he said that prayer. Rob! Which is it?!
Nov 17, 2011 09:02PM
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Aaron
Aaron is on page 194 of 198
Oh, excuse me. Next page he explains away that experience by saying that he was "shaped by [his] environment."
Nov 17, 2011 09:01PM
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived


Aaron
Aaron is on page 193 of 198
He starts the book by lashing out at the idea that there are certain things that a person has to do to become a Christian. He starts the final chapter with his own experience saying the "sinner's prayer" and that it did something to him, and inside him. I am so frustrated with the inconsistencies in the book, nearly cover to cover.
Nov 17, 2011 08:59PM
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived


Aaron
Aaron is on page 184 of 198
On the cross, Jesus saved us from the wrath of God that is due to every human being because of sin. If that can be simplified as "Jesus rescued us from God," so be it.
Nov 17, 2011 08:53PM
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived


Aaron
Aaron is on page 184 of 198
Has Rob read the Old Testament? Of course he has, but dismisses it as a fabrication of a people trying to understand who God is. He cannot conceive that God is violent when it comes to sin and injustice. He attacks that notion and blames that perspective for religious violence. Does vengeance not belong to the Lord? Was not the cross violence against sin?
Nov 17, 2011 08:54PM
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived


Aaron
Aaron is on page 184 of 198
Nov 17, 2011 08:49PM
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived


Aaron
Aaron is on page 182 of 198
Rob has drawn a grotesque caricature of the conservative (biblical, Christian) God and then says, "Have nothing to do with that God." Shall I just stop here?
Nov 17, 2011 08:45PM
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived


Aaron
Aaron is on page 181 of 198
If you went to Rob Bell and said, "I believe in the God of the Bible." I am pretty sure he would say, "Which God of the Bible?"
Nov 17, 2011 08:44PM
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Aaron
Aaron is on page 180 of 198
Rob has a lot in common with the youth pastor on "The Middle." He is overly concerned about Christians having fun and he blames this on the theology he created that conservatives are choosing hell (which only exists for Bell here on earth).
Nov 17, 2011 08:40PM
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived


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