Thanks to HarperOne, I’ve read and reviewed Love Wins.
The second page into chapter one, “What About the Flat Tire?” Rob Bell asks the question, a question that he will come back to throughout the book:
Does God punish people for thousands of years with infinite, eternal torment for things they did in their few finite years of life? (bold added)
The question is no insignificant question. I’m glad Rob Bell had the guts to ask it. And now I find myself wrestling with it.
And I’ve even heard that God is glorified through the eternal, conscious torment of unbelievers in hell.
In my finite mind, things do not add up: a few years of unbelief, rebellion, and disobedience equal infinite, eternal torment in hell.
So I ask, What kind of God is this?