robert holmes "rob" bell, Jr. (August 23, 1970) is an American author and pastor. He is the founder of Mars Hill Bible Church located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is also the featured speaker in a series of spiritual short films called NOOMA. He is a super-HERETIC who denies much of the truths of Scripture. His most evil heresy is the doctrine of universalism in which he contends that everyone will be saved and NO one will go to Hell.
This comes from an article written by Cathleen Falsani who attended Wheaton College with bell:
But for too many people, what they've been told is the
good news is actually an ugly truth. They hear that God is full of grace and unconditional
love, a God of endless second chances, infinitely
patient. But then they hear that God's grace, love and patience expire at death. "Too
late," they're told. "You had your chance."
That kind of schizophrenic idea of God is simply untenable, Bell says.
"It's psychologically unbearable. No psyche can handle that. It's devastating," he said.
It's also toxic and a lie.
"If we have the freedom to choose these things now, that Jesus came to offer us and show us, then I assume that when you die, you can continue to choose these realities because love cannot co-opt the human heart's ability to decide," Bell said.
"But after you die, we are firmly in the realm of speculation." www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Is-Rob-Bell-a-Heretic.aspx
HH: NO!!! The Bible makes it explicitly clear - "It is appointed unto man once to die, after this the judgment!" (Hebrews 9.27)
The Bible says that when a person dies in their sins there is no hope for that person. The true story of the rich man declares that:
The Rich Man and Lazarus
19 "Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day. "And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores, and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man's table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. "Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom ; and the rich man also died and was buried. "In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. "And he cried out and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.' "But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. 'And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.' And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father's house for I have five brothers in order that he may warn them, so that they will not so come to this place of torment.' "But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.' "But he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!' "But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.'"
When the rich man died he was instantly in torment. His punishment began instantly. Abraham told him he could not cross the chasm to join him and Lazaros in Paradise and that they could not cross over to Hell. Abraham did not say how long the rich man and the others in Hell would be there. Yet we know from other passages that when the wicked are judge at the Great White Throne Judgment they are ALL found guilty and cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20.11-15). How long do they do their time in that place of punishment? FOREVER! They are punished for ALL eternity! There is NO end to their punishment! They are NOT annihilated! For proof read these passages:
"Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. (Daniel 12.2)
This says some will be resurrected unto everlasting life while others will be resurrected unto everlasting contempt. If the righteous live forever then the wicked will be punished forever.
"Thesewill go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." (Matthew 25.46)
If the righteous live forever then the wicked will be punished forever!
Wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever. (Jude 13)
The wicked here will also be punished forever.
14.9 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 "And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name." (Revelation 14.9-11)
Since the smoke of the torment of the wicked goes up forever and ever the wicked will be tortured forever and ever.
And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also ; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Revelation 20.10)
Since the devil, the antichrist and false prophet are tormented day and night (non-stop) forever and ever so will the wicked. Everyone who is cast into the Lake of Fire will be punished, tortured, tormented for ALL eternity!