I applaud the authors' ability to embrace a certain level of mystery and ambiguity – this is a trait sorely needed in Christianity today – but as this is a question that concerns the moral character of God, which is a much more fundamental issue than the existence and nature of Hell, I cannot agree with Chan and Sprinkle. Chan (and Sprinkle) are humble and conversational and tone and review a number of texts. I have to say it was a good read. Erasing Hell is, in large part, Francis Chan's response to Rob Bell's Love Wins. I may not refute the doctrine yet, but I also cannot in all good conscience embrace it yet – to do so would be to sin against my conscience, as Paul in Romans warned. "Erasing Hell" does broach the issue, but the result is the most disappointing attempt at an argument in the book. He does interact with some of the writings of Rob Bell but not in a harsh way but rather … "Erasing Hell," on the other hand, sometimes looks like one, sometimes the other. By the end of the book, his solution is – if I may broadly paraphrase: "God wants to save everyone and is capable of saving everyone, but he doesn't, so we must conclude that we do not know what 'God's love' means [— I would add here as well: 'despite Biblical definitions and examples of God's love']." That said, I really, really like this guy. I thought that John Stott was a Christian?”. erasing hell what god said about eternity and the things we made up Sep 18, 2020 Posted By Gilbert Patten Library TEXT ID 267cda89 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library price new from used from kindle edition please retry cdn 999 audible audiobook unabridged please retry cdn 000 erasing hell what god said about eternity and the things Download Stop Erasing Hell Books now! He is the former pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, CA, which he and his wife started in 1994. Unfortunately, hell has had a bit of a checkered past. I have to start by asking that if this book is a response to Rob Bell's Love Wins, why does the cover look similar to Rob Bell's Jesus Wants to Save Christians? Well, in this book, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle challenge everyone to rethink Hell. In this workbook companion to Forgotten God, author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. We tend to think that a loving God would allow such a place to exist. When I was nearing the end of Seminary back in 2002, I’ll never forget hearing that the great Evangelical leader John Stott was an “Annihilationist;” that is, he believed that hell does not consist of everlasting conscious torment. He seems to accept it as impervious to flaw down to the most nuanced detail of the text. Explore these tough questions in Stop Erasing Hell, as you walk through Scripture with Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle to discern how what you believe about hell changes the way you live. They answer questions like, "Would God allow someone to go to Hell?" You can almost feel him trembling over the issues at stake. And what, From New York Times Best-Selling author Francis Chan comes fresh insight into the love of God. 4 0 obj This ten-week in-depth study of, Millions of Christians have struggled with how to reconcile God's love and God's judgment: Has God created billions of people over thousands of years only to select a few to go to heaven and everyone else to suffer forever in hell? I was so heavy-hearted. <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> With such a heavy subject being debated on insane levels, some at complete opposite ends of the spectrum, many people only read and preach what they "like" about the Bible and only what feels comfortable to their human mind and how "they" would run things. and "Won't I just party with my friends there?" To think that an all powerful, creator God would get his feelings hurt because his intellect-endowed creations want to make sure a given text is really his word is rediculous at best and indicates a pitiful and childish view of the Deity at worst. Designed for use in discipleship relationships and other focused settings, Multiply will equip you to carry out Jesus’s ministry. No one who bases their life on its nuances or even major tenets should fail to, if not first, at least at some point subject it to the rigors of modern scholarship--especially in light of the fact that one is basing their entire life and worldview on it. There are a few good things in this book. It’s a book about what God says. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it? Refresh and try again. (see "The Inescapable Love of God" for more). erasing hell what god said about eternity and the things we made up Sep 14, 2020 Posted By Catherine Cookson Publishing TEXT ID 267cda89 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library this title erasing hell what god said about eternity and the things weve made up for the olive tree bible app 1699 or add to wish list features click on a feature to learn more %���� Holding to the character of God is more important than holding even to the character of the Bible, in logical order. To rate it one star would do my heart justice, and I'll explain why. Page1outof3% Excerpts) ErasingHell:(What(God(Said(About(Eternity(and(the(Things(WeMakeUp(By)Francis)Chan)and)Dr.)Preston)Sprinkle) … While the Tanakh has better historical and archeological evidence than the other holy books, this does not excuse it from careful scrutiny and criticism. <> Erasing Hell Preston Sprinkle September 04, 2014 . Not much serious interaction with Christian Universalism, tradition, modern theology, etc. But as they write, “We cannot afford to be wrong on this issue.” This is not a book about who is saying what. The main thing that I liked about the book was the tone of sincerity and spiritual earnestness. This is only a literary criticism, however, and may after all have quite a lot to do with the stereotypical psychological influences of the two positions: the stress-relieving effect of a strong hope that God will inevitably succeed in reconciling all the dead non-Christians you've ever known, and the converse anxiety-inducing effect of a strong conviction of the impending and unending torture of all the non-Christians you've ever loved. The urgency of the gospel in personal evangelism, Prepare Your Church for Christmas Visitors – Hospitality Review, 10 Devotional Questions about Your Evangelism, 3 Traits of Church Hospitality Ministry Leader. It may sate those who do not wish to contend with the issues any longer than is necessary to read the book, as well as those who were never willing to reconsider what they were taught in the first place. I ask you to consider whether this is right. No, he takes the reader's hand and proceeds to take them on a guided tour of the ugliest pictures painted of God in the Bible. Not that I have any grounds to rate it since I've barely scratched the surface on the viewpoint of hell as something other than eternal torment. Both typical Calvinists and Arminians claim to know why. Erasing Hell. and "Is there a second chance after death?" �*�M&V�]Y{��W]� K�l"YD�L��1Z$���&i��2�o��7�1o�5,�E��nBU��#�;���4���a�Kp�[��%9&f̽������7k��m�. And no wonder: "Erasing Hell" was conceived, at least partially researched, written, edited, printed-en-mass, marketed, and released within just four months of the publication of the book it is attempting to refute. I'm giving this book 5 stars, not because it is all-encompassing or because every page is strong in both intellectual and writing (although, the book is strong in both of these). Rarely mentioned anymore in the pulpit, it has faded through disuse among evangelicals and been attacked by liberal theologians. Select an option... A book entitled Stop Erasing Hell written by Francis Chan, published by David C Cook which was released on 01 March 2012. I'm currently an atheist, but I in no way assume the position of "atheist spokesman" since it is a very broad term, encompassing a variety of vie. My 4 star rating is heart over mind in a broad sense, but in a narrow "literal, inerrant, inspired" regard toward the books deemed collectively as "The Holy Bible", I would rate it 4 stars intellectually also. Rather, I'm giving it a 5 because Chan has take a difficult subject - namely, the existicence of hell - and fused it with a deep commitment to Scripture, a historical perspective on the church, a hermeneutical healthy practice of looking at the context of the writers, and a deep, deep call to action, humility and gratefulness in light of both hell and the cross. They begin apologetically, seemingly coming along side the reader and admitting how difficult the subject it. The main thing that I liked about the book was the tone of sincerity and spiritual earnestness. Chan responds to Rob Bell's recent "Love Wins." Another problem is that one of the most important exegetical issues for a Biblical investigation into the possibility of Universalism or Annihilationism, is the interpretation of the usages of the Greek "aeon" and "aeonios." After reading both books, I have to confess to feeling oddly perplexed by the whole debate - not because the topic is unimportant, I believe it's vitally important, but … �G�C�� This book seemed to be a response to Rob Bell's "Love Wins" and the suggestion of universalism.