it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. (Macbeth, Act V, Scene V)
While Macbeth is way off about the nature of life, this quote could certainly represent the nonsense that has broken out over Rob Bell’s latest offering Love Wins.
I won’t make judgments about the merits of his book. Nor will I attempt to label him a heretic.
I don’t, however, like his writing style much. I like books that stir the pot and ask good and honest (however difficult) questions. But to what end do we question in circles, begging thousands of readers to pay their money to chase us around and around and around…you get the idea.
Living with loose ends is a brutal reality that every Pollyanna Christian will have to embrace. God does not always answer our every question. But if one is going to tackle such a serious theological topic like hell, at least be clear about where you stand on the matter. If you don’t know where you stand, make that clear to the reader.