In 1 John 4:8 a very remarkable statement is made. “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.“ Did you catch that? John the Apostle said, “God is love.” Later in the same section, John tells us the same thing, “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” Twice in the same passage John tells us “God is love.” Not simply God loves or God is loving, but God is love! This puts us in a … Read the rest
“Of all the billions of people who have ever lived, will only a select number “make it to a better place and every single other person suffer in torment and punishment forever? …Can God do this, or even allow this, and still claim to be a loving God?” asks Rob Bell. Is this true? Can God be loving and all powerful if people are suffering?
Today, I received Love Wins in the mail direct from Amazon.com (as some of you may know, I’m an Amazon addict, but that’s another story!). As I eagerly opened the brown package, I pulled out the book and read the back cover. What I read sort of shocked me.
[Update: from now on, I will be posting each part of this series weekly, corresponding to each of the chapters. If a certain chapter needs more tan one post, I will either post two that week, or wait till the next week for the second half]
Does Love Win? This is a question Rob Bell brings up in his new book, Love Wins. But before we can answer that question, I think we need to find out two things: what is love and what is love winning against? It also begs the question: What is there to lose?