April 29, 2014 Editor

“Farewell, Rob Bell”

A Biblical Response to Love Wins, Larry Dixon, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011, 70 pp.

This very sad, even some form of (scary?) fatwa-inviting publication is why the Gospel is widely rejected.

There is a “Blog” posting on this website that deals with an earlier, more extensive treatment of “Hell” by the same author here: War and Hell.

If Dixon’s view of hell is true, then ultimately the atheists are right, and “God” is rightly to be revolted against. The word “Biblical” in the subtitle really needs a footnote to make the book commendable: “If one understands that this, and Dixon’s previous book on this theme are fine specimens of how not to read the Bible: namely as Law Book.”

As antidote, I suggest reading Her Gates Will Never be Shut by Brad Jersak, Beyond Retribution, and Compassionate Justice, both by Chris Marshall.

I pray finally: May God have mercy on Larry Dixon… He needs to experience amazing grace.

Please click on: “Farewell, Rob Bell”

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Genre: Theology
Subjects: (bad) theology, fatwa, hell, heresy, judgment


Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.