In Erasing Hell Francis Chan speaks with compassion You can almost feel him trembling over the issues at stake He recognizes this debate is about God His nature and His authority I sensed both hu
In Erasing Hell, Francis Chan speaks with compassion. You can almost feel him trembling over the issues at stake. He recognizes this debate is about God, His nature and His authority. I sensed both humility and prophetic power in this book.I’ve talked with Francis personally and been at a few conferences where he’s spoken. It’s like watching a fire burn—you don’t know exactly what’s coming next. That same passion is on the pages of his book. Chan lays his heart on the table. It’s rare that a book mixes straight-from-the-heart talk with careful citation of Scripture. Erasing Hell does exactly that. I was not only informed, but moved.What I read wasn’t the final edit, so some of the contents may have changed by the time the book’s released in early July. But these were some of the chapters:Does Everyone Go to Heaven?Has Hell Changed? Or Have We?What Jesus Actually Said About HellChan’s book goes deep and detailed exactly when it needs to. It occasionally appeals to the original languages, e.g. the meaning of the Greek words Gehenna and aionos. It does so in order to deal with misleading statements about those terms in Love Wins.The author explains that he asked his friend Preston Sprinkle to assist him in the research. That research and Francis Chan’s presentation are a dynamic combination.Chan is honest, admitting that when it comes to Matthew 25:46 “everything in me wants to interpret it differently, to make it say something that fits my own view of justice and morality.” Then he adds, “But from what I can tell, this is what the text is saying.”One of the tests of whether we truly believe in the authority of God’s Word is whether or not we bow to it and accept it by faith even when it is painful or disturbing to do so. (What should it tell us if the Bible seems to always agree with us?) Chan models this approach to biblical interpretation. Will we pridefully believe what we want to, or humbly believe whatever God has told us?The best Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We've Made Up Author Francis Chan Preston Sprinkle are Kindle How could a loving God send people to hell Will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven With a humble respect for God s Word, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle address the deepest questions you have about eternal destiny They ve asked the same questions Like you, sometimes they just don t want to believe in hell But as they write, We cHow could a loving God send people to hell Will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven With a humble respect for God s Word, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle address the deepest questions you have about eternal destiny They ve asked the same questions Like you, sometimes they just don t want to believe in hell But as they write, We cannot afford to be wrong on this issue This is not a book about who is saying what It s a book about what God says It s not a book about impersonal theological issues It s a book about people who God loves It s not a book about arguments, doctrine, or being right It s a book about the character of God.Erasing Hell will immerse you in the truth of Scripture as, together with the authors, you find not only the truth but the courage to live it out.. Francis Chan is an American pastor and teacher, who lives in California with his wife, Lisa, and their four children He is the former pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, CA, which he and his wife started in 1994.. Good Book Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We've Made Up Rating this book is an extremely difficult task. To rate it one star would do my heart justice, and I'll explain why. I began reading Erasing Hell the day I finished reading Love Wins by Rob Bell. I was feeling pretty good that day, after reading Love Wins and all. I finished reading Erasing Hell today, after which, I didn't feel so great. I was so heavy-hearted. Chan takes every New Testament passage about Hell and dissects it. This-as Chan warns-could get tedious if you're not into Greek, but it's necessary and interesting (to me. I'm into Greek) and doesn't carry on much past the third chapter. Reading Erasing Hell is much like reading Romans chapter 9, except in modern language and about 150 pages longer. If you've read Romans 9, you'll know this is a bit of an intimidating statement. In Erasing Hell, Chan answers all of my questions about Hell and then some (especially in the fascinating FAQ section at the end of the book). As I passed this book on to my mother and tried to find the words to describe "how it was," the only words I could muster were "This book is...hard." In the short hours that I read it, I wrestled so much.All of that being said, I must give Erasing Hell five stars. It is wonderful in a literary sense, and I wholeheartedly believe the things Francis Chan has written here are true. That doesn't, however, mean I like it. Chan doesn't like it. I don't know of anyone who would. It is hard-hard to read, hard to stomach, hard to set down-but in a discussion about Hell, soft just isn't going to cut it. I urge you to read it for yourself, wrestle with it for yourself, and question: If this is true, what does it mean for me?
Erasing Hell What God Said About Eternity, and the Things Erasing Hell is a welcome antidote for current preaching of only half of the Gospel the part that is not controversial and everyone likes God s love for all no matter what they do No mention of the other part of the Gospel God s infinite justice and the commandments. Erasing Hell What God Said about Eternity, and the Things In the introduction of Erasing Hell by Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle, it begins, If you are excited to read this book, you have issues The word they suggest would be necessary And through the pages, while communicating God s biblical understanding of eternity, Chan and Sprinkle inspire the reader intimately with the scriptures of the Bible, noting explicitly God s words on purgatory. Erasing Hell What God Said About Eternity, and the Things In Erasing Hell, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle take on the topic of hell and our eternal destiny, with a sense of humility and a deep respect for the inspired Word of God They will address questions such as Will everyone be saved and Does God Get What He Wants in the End as well as reviewing in depth, everything Jesus said about Hell. Erasing Hell What God Said about Eternity, and the Things Jul , Francis Chan is the bestselling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply, and You and Me Forever He is currently a pastor of We Are Church, a house church network that is planting churches in Northern California Francis and his wife of twenty five years, Lisa, have seven children and one beautiful granddaughter. Erasing Hell What God Said about Eternity, and the Things Erasing Hell is highly readable yet goes deep and into detail exactly when it needs to Preston Sprinkle s research and Francis Chan s presentation are a dynamic combination This remarkable book embraces not what, in pride, we want to believe, but what, in humility, we must believe. Erasing Hell Book Review Francis Chan Erasing Hell Summary and Review So that is the starting point for Erasing Hell Chan decided to go back to the Scriptures to see what they say and also what they do not say He does interact with some of the writings of Rob Bell but not in a harsh way but rather by looking to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and clarity.