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ROB BELL FALSE PREMISE #2. We can't know whether or not everybody will be saved.
"Will everybody be saved,
or will some perish apart from God
forever because of their choices?
Those are questions, or more accurately,
those are tensions we are free to leave
fully intact. We don't need to resolve
them or answer them because we can't,
and so we simply respect them, creating
space for the freedom that love requires."
-Love Wins, p.115, bold mine
Again, the fundamental question, in fact, the single most important question each of us will ever answer for ourselves is, "What Do You Believe about the Bible?" If you come to believe that the Bible is the revelation of God to mankind, as I have, then you also have all of the answers to the questions that Rob Bell poses.
For example, Bell's first question: "Will everybody be saved, or will some perish apart from God because of their choices?", is clearly answered by the Bible:
"For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish, but have eternal life."
-John 3:16, bold mine
Clearly, the Bible is teaching us here that "whoever believes in Jesus shall not perish" and that "whoever DOES NOT BELIEVE SHALL PERISH!"
In addition, the Bible says,
"Do not let this one fact escape
your notice, beloved, that with the Lord
one day is like a thousand years,
and a thousand years like one day.
The Lord is not slow about His promise,
as some count slowness, but is patient
toward you, not wishing for any to perish
but for all to come to repentance."
-2 Peter 3:8-9, bold mine
Indeed, it is a biblical "fact" that Jesus Christ is postponing His Return for the sake of "maximum occupancy" in Heaven. If no one ever ultimately "perishes," as Rob Bell imagines, then it wouldn't matter when Jesus comes back, thus rendering the above verses nonsensical.
Just to be clear: "Will everybody be saved...?" The Bible clearly teaches that the answer is no. And in regard to Bell's declaration,
"Those are questions...
we don't need to resolve...
or answer them because we can't."
Perhaps Rob Bell is sincerely unable to answer or resolve these questions, however, the Bible clearly can...
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