By Rev. Leslie Hague
In a timely discussion for Holy Week and Easter, TIME has an article asking, “Is Hell Dead?” The article discusses the new book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived by Rob Bell, a very popular, successful evangelical pastor of a megachurch in Michigan. Bell has ruffled feathers, to put it mildly, in the evangelical movement by moving toward a theology of universal salvation.
From the very beginning of Christian faith, the church has been wrestling with the saving nature of Christ. Does Jesus save everyone or only those who are Christians? Is Gandhi in hell or was he saved by Jesus? I haven’t read the book yet, but it’s on my reading list for the Easter season.